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"All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again." -- from the prophecies of the Lords of Kobol, reimagined BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

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"Fladnag, dagnabbit, Fladnag!"

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"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." -- 1 Corinthians 13:1



"A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house." -- Matthew 13:57

"Quasi Fideles, Semper Tardes"

Reeplezeemers. Rowrbazzle! Fladnag!!

"Spectacles, testicles, vatch, and vallet."

"That's Mister 'Cocksucking Motherfucker' to you."

Yeah, him: Idi Amin; John Ashcroft; Count Baltar; Gaius Baltar; Osama bin Laden; dethroned usurper George W. Bush; Emperor Caligula; Emperor Cartagia; soul-eating demon-possessed dethroned vice-usurper Dick Cheney; Earth Alliance Usurper Morgan Clark; Dick Dastardly; the Marquis de Sade (confirmed via "lemming"/meme); Donald Dumpf; the Eye in the Pyramid; Gul Dukat; "Evil" from Time Bandits; Joseph Goebbels; Alberto Gonzales; Adolf Hitler; Lon Horiuchi; L. Ron Hubbard; Saddam Hussein; the Joker; the Ayotollah Khomeini; Dylan Klebold; Simon Legree; Rush Limbaugh; Lex Luthor; The Master (any version); Ming the Merciless; Mojo Jojo; Mr. Morden; Professor Moriarty; Emperor Nero; Richard Nixon; Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious; The Lone Power; Pat Robertson; "Mitt" Romney; "Sauron; Khan Noonien Singh; Josef Stalin; Vlad Tepes; Emperor Tiberias; Donald Trump; Darth Vader; Lord Voldemort; Dr. Victor von Doom; Snidely Whiplash; William the Bloody; John Yoo; Mao Zedong; General Zod; the bad man, the sad man, "Behind Blue Eyes"...all rolled into one.

(Special thanks to greendalek, rhiannonstone, and rinnywee for their helpful suggestions.)

I can't believe I actually have to say this, but an idiot has made it necessary for me to point out that the above list of villains is sarcasm.

Some people have difficulties with relationships through genetics rather than curable fault. I'm one of them, with the lifetime incurable heriditary disorders known by the initials ADHD and AS (mostly the first, a smaller case of the second), not properly diagnosed until I was 45. These are just as real and just as physical (the most recent research indicates that they stem from a mis-structuring of the brain itself) as the equally incurable lifetime heriditary disorders diabetes and hemophilia, but because they have to do with the brain rather than the pancreas or the blood, it's still "okay" to bully and make fun of people who have them.

The interpersonal-relationship difficulties these disorders engender make people who have them an easy target for those with the mental illness of Schadenfreude, which requires them to cause harm to others in order to feel good about themselves. When combined with the common human tendency to "follow the loudest" and "go along with the crowd" -- which in their most extreme forms create lynch mobs -- it means that people with ADHD and AS are often treated with the same contempt as would be those examples listed above, both real and fictional, regardless of the fact that our shortcomings never begin to approach the evil committed by them.

Note: It's come to my attention that some of the schadenfreude-afflicted, both here on LiveJournal and elsewhere, are angry at the idea that schadenfreude could be considered to be a mental defect of its own, and that their attitude about "fun" could be characterized in such a fashion.

All I can say is that if an individual finds it "fun" to verbally pummel another human being until tears come forth, and/or to the point of causing suicides (as happened in Vermont in 2003, Missouri in 2006, Florida in both 2008 and 2009, and Massachusetts in 2010, and several more each year in other states since), then there is in fact something wrong with that individual's personality and corrective action is needed, whether it be psychiatric, judicial, or a combination of the two.

Married to a wonderful woman, the beautiful nilajean; we have two sons, one of whom also suffers from ADHD and AS. I wish I could say that his life will fare better than mine, but I can't, as he is just as disabled as I -- looking at him is like looking through a time-tunnel at myself, 35 years ago -- and there will be no cure short of the type of genetic engineering our neo-Luddite government is sure to proscribe.

Co-founder of the St. Louis science fiction convention "Archon", after agitating for its existence for five years, from 1972 to 1977, and the guy who coined its name. It wouldn't exist if it hadn't been for me. (I mention this only because my role in the convention's founding has been deliberately minimized over the years. The rewriting of history to suit politics/feuds/abuse/etc. is just as common among science fiction fans as it is among any other minority social culture made up of clever individuals, including LiveJournalers, for that matter.)

In appearance I'm either a tall, fully-bearded hobbit, a short Rubeas Hagrid, or a only-slightly younger Santa Claus (your choice), with a touch of Allen Ginsberg in each.

Although not attending classes at present, I have a medium-term goal of three Associate's degrees due to overlapping requirements. What I really want is a degree in Cultural Anthropology but only one community college in this region offers an A.A. in Anthro, and I don't live in that one's district. I plan to go on to a four-year school afterward.

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