Bigots are not my friends

I don’t tolerate intolerance, which makes me a hypocrite, but it beats being a gay bashing hate monger. Until a few days ago, I had a list of people who had expressed interest in reading my books and telling me what they thought about them. They were very helpful with book 1, but I hadn’t heard anything at all about book 2, so I sent a message to everyone saying I wasn’t going to send any more chapters out if nobody expressed any interest in continuing to read them. Here is a response I got:

[Ankh], I wanted to let you know you are a sweet person but we are just different people. My husband, kids and I are all Christians. We believe in God and I just didn’t want to read about gay people and such. I stopped reading back when all that started. You are wonderful at writing and you have a wonderful imagination for it. I hope you keep on writing. The material you are writing just isn’t for me now. I am sorry and I hope you are doing well. We have one son graduation High School this year and going onto college. Another in 5th grade now. We stay very busy as you can imagine. Hugs and sorry again.

My first problem with this is that she didn’t tell me when she started to have issues with my awesome writing. My second problem is that she is raising her kids to be brainwashed fundie idiots like she is. She is against homosexuality because the bible forbids it, but I met her while playing Runescape, a game where people practice magic and pray to different gods. She’s not against homosexuality because she’s christian. She’s christian because she’s against homosexuality. If her husband shaves, then there can be no denying that she is a loathsome hypocrite, and I hope at least one of her kids is gay just to force her to grow some tolerance.

My third problem is that there are no references to homosexuality in book two until chapter 20, and even then it isn’t at all a major theme in the book. She’s thinking about books three and four, which contain a romance between two goddesses. Basically, my former friend is against love. That doesn’t fly with me. Good riddance to her. I wish her all the pain that her bigotry earns her in life.

boooooooring

The apartment people called me again, which I did not expect them to do after the email I sent them in reaction to their decision to have me not come in until they called me again. I was kinda glad to get away from this place before, but I figured I could use the money, so here I am again, blogging instead of working. This job is boring. I’m not going to try to do a very good job unless they have me do something fun.

Working sucks. So why am I doing it? I don’t know.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 100 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 509 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 371mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was September 14th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was Ten Days.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, facebook.com, indoctrination.underceej.co.uk, mail.yahoo.com, and en.search.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for what determines who we are, about ankh, what determines who and what we are, where we are determines who we are, and government email confidentiality notice.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Ten Days September 2010
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Too Much Freedom November 2010
9 comments

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About Ankh August 2010
4 comments

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Happy 9/11, everybody! September 2010

5

FBI Alert Notice! November 2010
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Resolutions

If you know anything about me at all, then you know that I’m not into participating in pointless things like making new year’s resolutions. This is not a post about how pointless it is to make new year’s resolutions though. I try to stay away from posting obvious trite. I want to reflect on the reason people make resolutions on this day, what a new year means to people, and what it means to me personally.

People in general are basically very unhappy. They want for things to be over because they live for the hope that things will get better in the future. Rather than do something now, they resolve to do things in the future, and when a year ends, it is the perfect time to trick themselves into believing that things will change simply because an imaginary number changed. New year’s resolutions are ways for people to content themselves with misery as they chase the carrot of hope at the end of the stick of corporate capitalism. People tend to want to either lose weight, make more money, or both. (Or neither.)

To me, it’s like I said, little more than the changing of an imaginary number. A new year marks the passage of time, but a single year doesn’t do it for me like it used to. Years go by so fast, I only notice when five or more of them go by. My nieces and nephew have been a great timekeeper for me though. They’re growing up so quickly, I feel ancient when I think how their entire lives are like so little time to me. It’s not like I actually am old or anything. I’m just 28. I’m still a kid. It will get much more pronounced as time marches on.

The only thing I would resolve to do on new year’s is the same thing I resolve to do every minute of every day, and that’s continue to develop my mind and be there for people who need my help.