You are bisexual, straight, or gay. You can lean towards a sexuality. You can be slightly bisexual, slightly gay.

You aren’t asexual poly romantic demi platonic people.

… Sexuality isn’t a spectrum.

You are a boy or a girl.

… Gender is not a spectrum either.

You are a human. Not a frog, a dog, a log. An angel trapped in a human’a body.

… Identity is not a spectrum and otherkin isn’t real.

Get outside. My goodness.

But you must have thought about things," I said. "About your life, about the human condition."

Chris became surprisingly introspective. “I did examine myself,” he said. “Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free.”

That was nice. But still, I pressed on, there must have been some grand insight revealed to him in the wild.

He returned to silence. Whether he was thinking or fuming or both, I couldn’t tell. Though he did arrive at an answer. I felt like some great mystic was about to reveal the Meaning of Life.

“Get enough sleep.

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

"That was nice. But still, I pressed on, there must have been some grand insight revealed to him in the wild.


Pretty Little Liars - Finale

I don’t normally post about Pretty Little Liars. I watch it, but it’s more of a guilty pleasure than a show that makes me think. I’m not a shipper, so I don’t have strong opinions about who gets together with whom (although I honestly find Ezria creepy and inappropriate), and I’ve found the plot development to be really quite ridiculous. 

Mostly I’ve stuck around this long for the characters. I love them and their relationships so much. I love the way the group draws strength from one another in a bond of sisterhood, and I love the complexities when this bond breaks down. I love watching them cope in their own ways. I love them individually. I think that Hanna and Spencer are two of the most richly drawn adolescent characters on television right now, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Mona. Even in her darkest moments I’ve found her to be such an interesting mix of insecurity and strength. She’s fascinating. I would love to have had the girls forgive her much earlier. I think that accepting her when she started being targeted by  -A and watching her redemption arc might have been interesting message for the writers to send about mental illness.

But that doesn’t matter. I’m not one to sit here and whinge about directions that the show “coulda, should, woulda” taken. Today I’m here to talk about the finale which, despite its faults, was one of the strongest episodes in a long time. 

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