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Jun. 26th, 2011


Recycling an old idea


My 30's inspired space weirdness

Apr. 26th, 2011


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I am still posting stuff at http://matthewrossi.wordpress.com/ in case anyone wants to read it. It's serving as sort of a workbook for me to get back into writing, relearning it so to speak. I would enjoy and links or comments you cared to make. I sound like a fucking robot writing this, but I'm so, so awful at self promotion.

Mar. 2nd, 2011


Forgot to post this


Yeah, it's a novel fragment. No idea how much of it I'll ultimately post.

Feb. 28th, 2011


I warned you

http://matthewrossi.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/black-sun-godkillers/ up on the new site now.

Shamelessly trying to use the internet to my benefit


Trying to get myself writing on a regular basis again. Will be trying to post at least twice a week for the next few weeks. Stories, serial fiction, all that kind of thing.

Sep. 11th, 2010


I went for a walk today

Sun's out. Some birds were singing, there was a nice breeze off of the cloud front moving in. Bought a small bottle of soda for a ham my wife Julian wanted me to make for us tonight. Came home. That was my day.

It is better, always, to be alive than dead. The business of the living is to live, to be alive, and to live each moment as they happen. The past is gone. At best, it informs your life and your decisions. At worst, it festers. But it is gone. You cannot go back, cannot get that time to stay, and you cannot forever live afraid of tomorrow because of yesterday.

That's all.

Sep. 4th, 2010

World of Warcraft

"I don't support that lifestyle"

Someone said something to that effect ("While I don't support their lifestyle...") in regards to a link I posted on Twitter (yes, I have a twitter account), namely this one. It got me thinking.

First off, what the hell does that even mean?

There's only one person in this world who could even say I support her lifestyle, and as it is my wife Julianna, she could in turn be said to support my lifestyle. But unless we count things like taxes, I don't support anyone else's lifestyle to my understanding. If by support you mean "approve of" and if by lifestyle you mean "who he/she wants to have sex with/date/marry" then it makes even less sense.

Why do people feel the need to tell me they don't approve of homosexuality? Especially in the context of "but I do think their civil rights should be respected". I doubt highly that anyone cares what you think of homosexuality as long as you keep your goddamn nose out of other people's bedrooms, but why would you disapprove of it? I don't get it. It would be like saying "I don't support that gender but I accept that they should be allowed to vote" or something.

I know where people get the idea that they have any right to approve of whatever I consensually do with my genitalia, but it's still stupid no matter how many religious citations you quote at me.

Sep. 2nd, 2010


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There's something so horribly pretentious about making a livejournal post saying that you can't think of anything to say.

Aug. 28th, 2010


Even people who have had their throats cut over the issue don't understand it

The incident comes amid a U.S.-wide debate over a Muslim developer's proposal to build a mosque and community centre two blocks from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center towers. Mr. Sharif, who believes the mosque should be built elsewhere, said he suspected the tension over the debate may have provoked the assault.

Mr. Sharif, the problem is simple. There never was going to be any mosque built anywhere near Ground Zero. There's no mosque for them not to build. They were never going to build a mosque. There's no mosque to be built in some other location because the structure they intend to build on property they own is not in any way, shape or form a mosque.

There's no Ground Zero Mosque.

It isn't going to happen because it was never going to happen. The structure they want to build is not a mosque. It's a community center. Hell, according to Islamic tradition and law, it can't be a mosque because a mosque cannot have secular activities going on in it. Even if they were somehow going to put a mosque inside of it, however, why shouldn't they? Why shouldn't people buy a broken down old Burlington Coat Factory and put a mosque into it?

We didn't ban Catholic Churches in Oklahoma after Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Building.

I'm sure we all already know that there already is a mosque closer to where the WTC was than this building would be. I'm sure we all know that trying to force people to not build on property they own is several kinds of bullshit. But when even the people who are getting their necks torn open over their religion think that there has been, is now or will ever be any plan to build a mosque on the site, I felt like yet another pointless yelp into the darkness was in order.

Aug. 25th, 2010


I give up, America

I give up. You win. I have no idea what country you are, but you're not the one I thought you were.

You're so goddamn afraid of bullshit spewed by crackpots that you're cutting cab driver throats over whether or not a community center gets built in a dilapidated old Burlington Coat Factory! You're so goddamn fucked up that Cracked.com, a website based on an old humor magazine that was basically a ripoff of Mad Magazine, is a better news source than actual news organizations.

This is something my friend Leonard wrote. What he doesn't mention is that in addition to killing Abraham Lincoln, the Confederacy is directly responsible for the deaths of roughly 700,000 Americans. And yet, we don't recoil in fear that those that share their ideals or religion might build a church somewhere in our proximity.

I give up. I have no idea what country I even grew up in anymore.

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