Live Blogging Immortality

By Oxadrenals. October 13th, 2010

FYI, The Asclepion is almost real time now. Live blogging immortality!

In case bad stuff happens, I got two writers stashed away safe, and they’ll keep writing (maybe working with raw stuff from Menniss or even Francine.)

Why am I so sanguine about the bad stuff? Why don’t I freak like Menniss did? Because of two reasons, one big one and the other one pretty big too.

And two other reasons.

Reason # 3: I just don’t freak. A little Ox apologia here:

We live in a world where critters eat each other alive. All the time. Foxes do it. Birds do it. (Bees don’t do it so much, but they’re an exception. Actually, most bees don’t do the other thing either.)

The other day, I watched a horse rip a dandelion from the ground and even though there wasn’t very much blood I thought: Yi, yi, it’s a tough world. And that’s not even getting into what bacteria do, the little monsters.

Also, horribly sad stuff happens, if not to you than to other people. So you have to find a way to deal.

My solution: be Oxadrenals.

(What’s your solution? Even if you haven’t personally outlived your children, I can guarantee pretty much every second it’s happening to someone in the world. Don’t they count? Is it just their problem?)

Reason # 4 The people I have workingdown here are creative, unpredictable and half crazy. Like me. Not a single solid, studious type.

Which makes it hard for the Illuminati. They’re too organized, thoughtful and sane to figure us out. We don’t throw straight punches. Everything we do comes at em like a left hook from nowhere. — Ox

11 Comments

  1. K'Rhiya says:

    That, Ox, is why I like you, you’re the insanity that makes us sane.

  2. Bob says:

    What the fuck did Robert Kennedy say? If not now when? If not us, whom?
    But the mole will say something like RFK was doing Marilyn Monroe, thats what he was talking about.

  3. Observer says:

    “(What’s your solution? Even if you haven’t personally outlived your children, I can guarantee pretty much every second it’s happening to someone in the world. Don’t they count? Is it just their problem?)”

    My solution is…: I just be myself, and myself is the type of person that tries to figure things out & how to move past them. If I hurt from having lost someone, a part of me always thinks I would have lost them anyway… I know it may seem cold to some, but I have lost many people in one way or another, & that is the only way of thinking where I can resign myself to moving on. (An immortal might feel that their child would die anyway before them, or if someone dies in a tragically unforseen way, then that person was ‘fated’ to go.)

    Of course, other people count, & it is everyone’s problem who cares about other people. It would be great if no one had to figure out ways to move on anymore.

  4. Oxadrenals says:

    Even if you deal or I deal, there’s plenty of other people’s shoes that’ll give you heart-popping blisters if you walk in them.

    Even when people stop dying of age there will be plenty of grief to go around.

    That’s the way the world’s made. God damn the God! (sung to the tune of God Save the King)

    So I say, K’Riya’s right: Got to stay crazy to stay sane.

  5. c says:

    it’s nice to read that you actually do cry. [for the loss of bonnie]

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