|Thursday, May 2nd, 2002|
<racter> Hm, 4 AM down here.
<racter> You've been extremely helpful, y'know. Thanks a bunch.
<Kniht> np, i had some drugs earlier, made me feel all helpful and happy
<racter> If this is not excessively curious -- what kind of drugs make you feel helpful and happy while at the same time leaving your mind in a state such that you can still figure out C++ trivia?
<Kniht> oh, this stuff isn't hard
<racter> Fluoxetine, I bet that's it.
<racter> either fluoxetine or clonazepam, or both
<racter> I'm just kidding. And I shouldn't be. I have a couple of friends who've been put under pharmacotherapy lately, and the results are _very_ disgusting.
<racter> The current trend to (try to) cure psychological/family/emotional problems by using drugs is, to say the least, Satanic.
<racter> this is totally off-topic, but has anyone here read the opening words on www.prozac.com?
<Kniht> depends on the particular problem
<racter> "Do you have a hard time enjoying the things you used to? Do you frequently feel overwhelmed? Have uncontrollable feelings of guilt or worthlessness and low motivation? Find it difficult to concentrate? Notice that you're sleeping too much or too little?"
<ZorbaTHut> racter, I agree with you. I won't touch drugs.
<Kniht> interesting.. all the pictures of people visible from the front page of prozac.com are female
<racter> Not only that, they are the kind of fictional standardized females that look like they've been just ripped of some Image Bank catalog.
<Kniht> (5 total)
<racter> "Your father didn't love you and that has made you feel miserable for the past 15 years? No problem. Take this pill."
<Kniht> all white, no minority, the one under 'understanding depression' doesn't look like that
<ZorbaTHut> I could use a fictional standardized female right about now.
<racter> Zorba: hah
<Kniht> ZorbaTHut: i believe the stereotype includes not liking to have sex very often
<racter> you could use a steak folded in two for that particular purpose :P
<ZorbaTHut> kniht, not in *my* fiction :)
<MachinShi> ZorbaTHut: damn straight :)
<Kniht> i like my /real/ gf better than that anyday
<ZorbaTHut> kniht, if I had one . . .
<ZorbaTHut> can I borrow yours? ^^
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<Beeth> Girls are like internet domain names, the ones I like are already taken.
<honx> well, you can stil get one from a strange country :-P
current mood: amused
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Now I have nothing against casual sex and the people who enjoy and practice it *responsibly*. The "poly" people I can do with out are the ones who want to be able to do WHAT they want, WHEN they want, with no regard or consideration for the feelings of their other "partners". And I'm not talking about the occasional time that we ALL do something that we didn't realize would adversely affect a partner - I'm talking about people who USE other people for their own gratification and don't CARE if something they do is hurtful to another. They think that by using the word "poly" to describe their behavior, they can somehow legitimize discourteous, disrespectful, careless, and self-centered behavior. The worst of these types will be courteous and considerate so long as nothing impinges on THEIR want of the moment, leading a partner to trust and believe in them. But the moment they want something that might adversely affect a partner, consideration and caring are conveniently discarded as unnecessary burdens. And any bad feelings a partner may experience as a result of this behavior are also treated as excessive burdens which THEY don't want to have to deal with.
you know, I think I'm changing my mind on whether this applies to you.
(I'm not saying who the "you" is at the moment.)
incidentally, comments on the article in general are welcome. I want to see what other people have to say.
current mood: thoughtful
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