sivaroobini: (Dream)
Warning: strong language in gif captions.

[this entire conversation took place in Tamil]
I was helping my grandmother make muruku today and, when talking about something funny I'd done as a child, she said, "You had good brains and you knew how to use them when you were a kid." I teasingly responded, "When I was a kid? So I don't have good brains now?" and she replied, "Well, no, isn't that why you went to Australia to study? If you had good brains and done well you'd be studying here in Singapore."



I was speechless for a moment and then I said... )
So I don't know exactly where the future is going to take me, but I do hope that it will be away from Singapore. My family and closest friends are here and I will miss them, but we have the Internet and IM and Skype and Facebook and I can go back to visit them and load up on Singaporean food (one thing I do miss about Singapore; it has good food). I am so much happier in Australia, and I am thankful that I ended up there instead of going to NUS - it's a good uni and I have friends who enjoyed their time there, but I don't think I personally would have been as happy there as I am at UWA. If that means I'm being judged by gossiping old biddies in Singapore, fine, so be it. The joke's on them, because unlike them, I get to actually do what I love instead of something stolid and respectable and boring. I get to live my dreams instead of sacrificing them for the sake of money. I'm happy and growing as an actual human being, instead of being a GDP statistic. I had the brains to recognise what I wanted and how to get it, so if that's stupid by Singaporean standards: screw you, Singapore.




(Note: I do still love and respect my grandmother. The 'gossiping old biddies' was in reference to her friends whom she seems to think are apparently judging me?)

sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)
Okay, so it's already a few days into 2014, but I saw this on a friend's Dreamwidth and it looked fun.

01. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?

So many things that I can't list them all here. I have been more outgoing and energetic though. Hmm, I wore a corset, I seriously planned to ask someone out, I started wearing tank tops in the Australian summer heat, I sledded down the Swiss Alps...

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


I haven't made any in years. I never keep them. XD

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No, though my sister got married in July and I keep bugging her for a niece or nephew to spoil. XD

04. Did anyone close to you die?


No.

05. What countries did you visit?

Does Perth count if I spend most of the year there at uni? XD Well, we went on a Europe tour in December and I saw France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

06. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

More self-discipline, for studying, exercising and eating a bit healthier. And a laptop that doesn't give out on me during the worst part of term when I have a ton of assignments to write and exam prep to start researching.

07. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Um, my 21st birthday (14th July) and my sister's wedding (6th July). My sister's wedding was a complete circus, and a headache to prepare for, but it was a beautiful day and she was beautiful and I saw family members and family friends I hadn't seen in ages (some of them came down from India, Malaysia and even America just for the wedding ♥). And on my birthday I had an amazing costume party and was surrounded by my friends and family. ♥

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Where do I start? XD Well, I ran the SCA Newcomers' Feast at the beginning of the year. It was such a headache and so stressful and a disaester behind the scenes, but all the guests, who had no idea of the drama going on in the kitchen, said it was a lovely event and really enjoyed it.

I also pulled a Hermione in first semester, when I applied for dispensation for unit overload/taking an extra unit. The standard maximum unit load per semester is four, but I was taking five units: Greek 1, Latin 2, German 3, The Golden Age of Athens, and Religion, Gender and Society in Medieval/Early Modern Europe. I did so because I wanted to continue German and start Greek, so German was my extra unit. However, there were a lot of timetable clashes and classes I couldn't attend, so since German was the only class not related to either of my majors, I sacrificed it. I did the best I could and had been doing pretty well on assignments and class tests, but I never had time to go to the conversational German classes and the lectures clashed with my Greek tutorials so I could only attend one German tutorial a week, mostly a written German one. And I never finished/submitted my final German essay, since all my essays were due at the same time and I was freaking out. I really could have done with a Time-Turner.

However, at the same time I was also planning the aforementioned Feast and being very heavily involved in the medieval club in general, and I also ran the Queer Department for half the semester before stepping down because it was too much. So I consider the sheer amount I got done in first semester and how I was running around like the Energiser Bunny and did pretty well in my other units an achievement. XD

Also, in Europe I quickly picked up enough French and Italian to order food and drinks and that sort of thing, and I already knew German so I could order my own vegetarian food. :D

09. What was your biggest failure?


German, which I literally failed because see above. Also, there was this amazing friend I really liked and I was working up the nerve to ask them out (I use the pronoun 'they' because they're agendered, though when I first met them they were still identifying as female). Their last relationship hadn't ended so well and they'd said at the beginning of the year that they weren't really interested in dating at the moment so I was also waiting for a hint that that might have changed. And then JUST when I was going to ask them out, they said they were just starting to date someone else. So I was too late and I do kind of regret that, though I'm moving on.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Oh yes, I actually started 2013 with a spectacular bout of food poisoning or stomach flu. XD I've been ill at various points over the year; I actually ended 2013 with a cold/throat infection, too. And I got lots of small bruises from rapier practice/tournaments.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Um... the material to make my lovely Egyptian costume, the Egyptian snake arm-bangle, the ancient Egyptian senet gameboard The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, my Key to Erebor pendant, my Viking brooches, my corset, various souvenirs in Florence and Rome... lots of things. XD Also the ticket to the special premiere of Thor: The Dark World, which got me 3D glasses designed like Thor's armour, a poster and a Loki pop vinyl figure, and the chance to see it early with an amazingly geeky and enthusiastic energetic audience.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Uh... lots of people? My dad, my sister, my uncle, my friends and most especially Pope Francis. That man is amazing.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My mother and brother. My mother has early-onset Alzheimer's and is still very aggressive and defensive, and also mentally regressing to a spoilt petulant child. My brother... lots of family drama there that I'd rather not go into. Also my cousin's fiancée.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Books, most likely, and fees for SCA events. Also rent and groceries/food.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?


My birthday, SCA stuff, the Europe trip (especially ROME *___* ), and food. XD And Latin poetry! And the recent Harry Potter marathon with friends. And a Lord of the Rings marathon with friends in Perth in May.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?

No idea, I haven't actually listened to many new songs. Though there are a few songs that will always remind me of the Europe trip because they were playing over and over and over again on European MTV in all the hotel rooms and on the radio. Also, I fell in love with this track from Thor: The Dark World, which I saw twice with amazing friends, so it might remind me of 2013? Maybe?

17. Compared to this time last year, you are:

Happier or sadder? Probably happier?
Thinner or fatter? Fatter.
Richer or poorer? I'm not sure.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?


Writing, studying, cleaning.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Procrastinating, daydreaming.

20. How will you be spending/did you spend Christmas?

My father's family grew up with this other family and they were very close and have remained very close, so every year they invite us over for Christmas dinner and we go and have a lovely time. That was what we did in 2013 as well.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?

No. I might have, if I had asked out that friend like I wanted to, because I really liked them. Still, I'm moving on and a friend has expressed interest. We're taking things very slow, but it's looking good so far.

23. How many one-night stands?

None.

24. What was your favourite TV program?

SHERLOCK. Also BBC Robin Hood, because it's so bad it's hilarious and also Richard Armitage in leather and guyliner. And BBC's North & South.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?


My brother. And my cousin's fiancée.

26. What was the best book you read?


Hmm. New books, not rereads? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. And The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin. And a lot of fantastic fanfiction.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Gone With The Sin, Ulv Raev Hare and Randy Dandy O.

28. What did you want and get?


The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a chance to see Rome and Florence and the Black Forest, some Marvel comics, a costume party, various food dishes, a boost in self-esteem... lots of things.

29. What did you want and not get?

The new Sandman comic, and Raising Steam. I will get them soon, I still have a book voucher from my birthday!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I also really liked Thor: The Dark World and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I was 21. I had an amazing historical-themed costume party at a chalet, with friends and family, and there was a barbecue (with lots of vegetarian food for me; the whole thing was jointly organised/paid for by my dad and uncle) and a fantastic Harry Potter cake from my sister, and in general it was such a wonderful night.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

My brother moving out, my academic results being better, or getting a job.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

Medieval. XD

34. What kept you sane?

My friends (especially Bird and Myst), the SCA and fanfiction.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Richard Armitage, oh my goodness. *sighs and fans self* Also Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans.

35. What was your favorite video game of the year?

I don't play any.

36. Who has made the most cameos in your dreams this year?

Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and the dwarves of Erebor (plus Bilbo and Gandalf). <_<

37. Who did you miss?

Various friends. Also, I miss my Singapore family and friends while in Perth and I miss my Perth friends while in Singapore.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

I met the Perth Discworld fan club, the Perth Drummers, and made some lovely friends there: notably Damien, Krystel and Danielle. And my classmate Chloe.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:

Never bite off more than I can chew, and plan my time better.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

Can't think of any.


sivaroobini: (corridor monster)

Happy Halloween/Samhain! :D

And RIP, Lily and James Potter.



And to cheer everyone up after that and to remember the Marauders as they once were, here are icons of an excerpt from the Halloween 1977 chapter of the Shoebox Project (if you haven't read it, GO READ IT).




sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)
Repost from my Tumblr, with minor edits/additions.

So I was bored last night and felt like watching something and then I impulsively decided to marathon the whole of North & South, which I’d heard about and seen gifs and stills from but had never actually watched.

Oh my god. Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage as John Thornton, in my favourite type of historical men’s clothing, with those high collars and cravats and puffy white shirts and waistcoats and pocket watches and long black coats and top hats that he pulls off perfectly and hnngh. (I have a huge weakness for men in Victorian clothing, okay. :P) They kept doing these long profile shots highighting his imposing posture as he walks among the workers or stands and stares and broods, and they zoom in on his face in profile and his eyes and nose and just. That man’s face is so gorgeous. And he’s so stern and angsty and broody for most of it that on the rare occasion when he does give a small smile - though he smiles a lot at the end - my god, his smile is a bloody deadly weapon that does things to my insides. Especially those smiles at the end.

And oh my god, that rough, brokenhearted, “Look back. Look back at me.” I tried to hug the screen. Poor baby.



^ this gif was contributed by the lovely vnfan in response to my Tumblr post (thank you, dear!) and it gave me ALL THE FEELS all over again.

Actual discussion of the characters and plot now... )
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While explaining some stuff about Anubis to a friend, I dredged up an article I'd written in my first semester at uni (early 2012) for a Science Communications assignment, where you had to explain some sort of scientific process clearly and simply for a target audience who knew nothing of your subject. As the lone ancient history student in a class full of science majors (it was a broadening unit for me), I decided to write about the mummification process. And upon rereading it just now I decided I was actually pretty proud of it, so I'm posting it here.

Remember, it was a uni assignment (I had to deal with word limits and stuff) and written over a year ago, so if you think anything needs to be changed or dislike any part of it, or want more information, please let me know. XD

The Mummy: The Prequel

 

 

 

Dawson, W.R. (1927). Making a Mummy. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 13 (1), 40-49.

Hamlyn, P. (1965) Egyptian Mythology London: Westbrook House

University College London (2000) Digital Egypt for Universities

Retrieved from: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/Welcome.html

Wallis Budge, E.A. (1895) ed. Baldock J. (2011) The Egyptian Book of the Dead London: Arcturus Publishing.

sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)

It is September 22nd, aka the shared birthday of two very special hobbits: Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins! :D





















"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."


sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)

Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling will make her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Yep. There is an actual movie coming out that's set in our beloved wizarding world, with Rowling herself writing the script!

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway. - Rowling

*screams* *flails*





And I'd just been looking at my scanned copy of an interview with myself in the Singapore newspaper on the eve of the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2, where I talked about the buzz and shared excitement and anticipation that brought HP fans across the world together before the release of a new book or movie, and how I'd miss it. But now we've got a new movie to look forward to! I can't wait to dress up and go see it with friends and family. ♥

Also, Tumblr has pretty much exploded with the sheer force of the Harry Potter fandom's delight. :D


Holy crap

Sep. 7th, 2013 12:59 am
sivaroobini: (ghost fighters extraordinaire)
Trigger warnings: mentions of suicidal thoughts/attempts.

  I literally just realised that if I hadn't taken the wrong bus this one time at the beginning of 2005, I wouldn't be alive right now.  See, that's how I met my friend Saradha, who later stopped me from killing myself.

   I took the wrong bus because I didn't understand how bus routes worked (yes, I was 13, but it was my first week taking public transport to secondary school; my primary school had been five minutes' walk away, and my dad drove me everywhere else, and I'd only taken public transport a handful of times with my uncle and grandma and assumed all buses worked the way the one that came to our house did) and Saradha happened to be next to me and smiling. (I knew she was in the year above me at school because we all had colour-coded name tags.)

  We chatted, she asked which area I was going to and I explained my route and she said she didn't think the bus went there, though I swore it did, but she made me get down with her at her stop because another bus stopped there and it would bring me to the interchange near my home. And that bus took forever to come, so she waited with me and we got to chatting some more. We were gleeful about having found a fellow Harry Potter fangirl and then we spoke about the school forums, which were basically a giant forum/message board thing that was restricted to students and teachers and each year had their own sub-forum that was open to the rest of the school, and when I told her what class I was in she said, "Hey, I've seen your class' posts on the forum. They talk about this girl who's really old-fashioned and nerdy and annoying and nobody likes her, do you know who it is?"

  I stared at her for a moment, then I quietly said, "Um, that's me," and waited for her to laugh and go home. There was this awkward pause, and then she said, "Oh. Well, I don't agree with them." And there was this little burst of gratefulness in me.

  Anyway. A year later, in mid-2006, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I was being bullied and ostracised in school and the few friends I had (I could count them on one hand and have fingers to spare) seemed to be pulling away and I wasn't doing well lessons-wise and I was miserable at home - this was before I became close to my sister, so I was pretty lonely at home too, and my parents dealt with my poor marks by being harsher - and I'd spent a couple of years being groped by my Maths tutor during tuition sessions and even though I'd just been forced (by Saradha) to tell my mother a few months prior and so it had stopped, I was not really dealing with it very well or at all, really; my family's reaction had been to never talk about it again with me but become even more overprotective, and that was also stifling. So I texted a suicide note, of sorts, to Saradha and then I stood at the kitchen window (we live on the top floor and the windows are wide open things, even a very large person could easily fit through) and was about to jump when my phone rang. I guess some part of me didn't want to do it and so I went to my phone, but if there'd been nothing to pull me back I would have done it.

  We had a long conversation that really helped, that gave me a lot of strength to work through things, and she made me promise to never think about suicide again. I did seriously consider it one more time some months later, but I'd promised her, so I didn't do it, and I've never seriously considered it since.

  Anyway, it just occurred to me how amazing it was that my leap of (il)logic on that day at that particular moment (the 72 at my stop goes to the Yio Chu Kang train station, the 72 across the road seems to come a lot more often and it's 72 so it should go to the same place eventually) meant I had gotten on the bus at the same time that she had, and that she'd smiled at me and been approachable, and I'd dared to speak to her. I mean, I've known since she stopped me that I owe her my life and I'm lucky we're friends, but it never clicked before that if I hadn't randomly taken the wrong bus because the right one was a bit slow I'd never have met her and I'd probably have left a handwritten note for my family instead and there would have been nobody to stop me.

  And considering how happy I am with life in general right now, I am so glad I took the wrong bus.
sivaroobini: (Marauders)







A friend (who happens to be named James Potter-Brown XD) and I were watching Sorceror's Stone the other day. It's lost none of its magic. Oh Harry. ♥


sivaroobini: (Marauders)



It's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. RIP Remus, Tonks, Severus, Colin, Fred, and everyone else who died at that battle - and before it: Dumbledore, Mad-Eye, Dobby, Sirius, Cedric, James, Lily, Ted, Hedwig, everyone. ;___; ♥

I'm listening to the heartbreaking Deathly Hallows Part 2 soundtrack now with shivers running down my spine and a lump in my throat. ALL THE FEELS.





















*holds her wand up*
sivaroobini: (THE GREAT CELESTIAL CHEERLEADER)

I Am A: Lawful Good Elf Paladin (2nd Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-14

Dexterity-13

Constitution-12

Intelligence-15

Wisdom-16

Charisma-13

Alignment:
Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment when it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Race:
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.

Class:
Paladins take their adventures seriously, and even a mundane mission is, in the heart of the paladin, a personal test an opportunity to demonstrate bravery, to learn tactics, and to find ways to do good. Divine power protects these warriors of virtue, warding off harm, protecting from disease, healing, and guarding against fear. The paladin can also direct this power to help others, healing wounds or curing diseases, and also use it to destroy evil. Experienced paladins can smite evil foes and turn away undead. A paladin's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast. Many of the paladin's special abilities also benefit from a high Charisma score.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

I approve! :D Also, I was looking at the details of my result and was very amused by some of them.

Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Evil ---- (0)

Class:
Barbarian - (-25)
Bard ------ (-21)
Cleric ---- XX (2)
Druid ----- (-19)
Fighter --- (-4)
Monk ------ XXXX (4)
Paladin --- XXXXXX (6)
Ranger ---- XX (2)
Rogue ----- (-4)
Sorcerer -- (-2)
Wizard ---- (-2)

-25 for Barbarian, really? XD


sivaroobini: (Marauders)
It's the 27th of March and the birthday of James Potter, Harry's father. Happy birthday, Prongs. ♥





sivaroobini: (THE GREAT CELESTIAL CHEERLEADER)

It's the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and given my love for Gabriel I can't let this day go by unmarked. So here's my yearly Annunciation picspam. :D









I particularly love the portrayal of Mary in the last one.

sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)
 It's the 25th of March, the day of the Ring's destruction in the fires of Mount Doom and the downfall of Sauron, and hence the New Year in Gondor!



Happy Gondorian New Year!

sivaroobini: (Cassandra's Prophecy)

I am just so proud of my 12th-century bliaut. :D

I organised the College of St Basil's yearly Newcomers' Feast last night (to welcome all the new students who've joined us) and it was a few days of nonstop frantic cooking and sewing to get the food and the dress ready in time. XD I did not sleep at all on Friday night, I was making mushroom pasties the whole night with two others and finally finished those and got to nap a little around 7.30am while someone else took over keeping an eye on the stew and starting the beef roast and then in a couple of hours I got up again to help with chicken pottage and cloven fruit and just. x_x

Hemming it by hand felt like it had a never-ending circumference, and it's wool so it was almost too warm (it'll be great for Pencampwr though, which is our major camping event in the middle of nowhere in winter and REALLY cold so even though I do have a thick cloak, I tend to wear layers of modern thermal wear under my medieval clothes XD). I got a lot of compliments on it at last night's feast - even though James stepped on my train while escorting me in front of the Baron and Baroness for Court and we both stumbled - and it swirls out beautifully while dancing. :D



It was SUCH a pain in the kitchen though, I had to knot the sleeves and tuck the train into my belt and pin it there and I still definitely have to wash it. Note to self: do not wear this to an event when you're the one running it.

Unfortunately the gold trim ceinture [the long belt], unlike the thick fake leather one I wear with most other garb, can't really handle my current pouch (which I can hide my phone and wallet and tissue and necessities in :D) and it would look odd anyway unless I make a new light 12th century style pouch, and my dagger is way too heavy for this belt, so in general this is probably going to be strictly indoor feast wear so I can hide a bag with all my stuff under the table. XD I usually wear tunics and pants for fighting and archery and general field stuff, but I might make a Viking dress next since they're pretty and sensible field wear. And my cloak already has a Viking clasp so it should all look good together. :D

I should probably finish the half-done sideless surcote and Byzantine-style robe in my wardrobe too. <_<

sivaroobini: (tea and books)
Well, it was weird for me. Random rambling about having come a long way since secondary school.


 

Mostly, I sort of wish I could reach out to my younger self and say, "Hey, it gets better. You'll have a few awesome friends and your dream of studying in London won't come true yet but Perth is going to be so much more awesome then you think, you'll make lots of friends and learn to swordfight and study everything you love and you're going to be confident and happy, if a little stressed from schoolwork. Don't let this get you too depressed. I promise it's going to get better."

But then I guess those experiences shaped me, and I've grown to like who I am, so as tough as they were I wouldn't trade them. And if anybody reading this is having a tough time: it gets better. And you are awesome. ♥

OTP Meme

Jan. 10th, 2013 10:06 pm
sivaroobini: (ghost fighters extraordinaire)

[From Tumblr] Ten Ships

Pick ten of your ships without looking at the questions.


1. Steve Rogers/Captain America and Tony Stark/Iron Man [Avengers, all canons]

2. Aziraphale and Anthony J Crowley [Good Omens]

3. Remus Lupin and Sirius Black [Harry Potter]

4. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy [Harry Potter]

5. Michael and Gabriel [… Bible and derived works]

6. Peter Pevensie and Caspian X [The Chronicles of Narnia, movie-verse only for this ship]

7. Lily Evans and James Potter [Harry Potter]

8. Lucifer Morningstar and Mazikeen of the Lilim [Sandman and Lucifer]

9. Bruce Wayne/Batman and Wonder Woman/Diana Prince [Justice League cartoons]

10. Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy [Harry Potter]

OTP questions :D )

 


Christmas!

Dec. 25th, 2012 11:48 pm
sivaroobini: (Aziraphale Crowley snow)

Quickly posting this at 11.55pm on Christmas Day (or rather Night), since I only got home a while ago from my gran's.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone! (Or if you prefer, Happy Non-Denominational Commercialised Gift-Giving Winter Holiday!)




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Okay, so someone I know reacted badly to this post. I should probably clarify.

  I am NOT sympathising with Hitler. I hate the man with a burning passion. Heck, the other day I got into a furious Facebook argument with someone who apparently admired him. The post was about how some people wouldn't have thought of him as evil, and that evil isn't recognisable. That people we wave to and interact with who just seem a bit radical can turn out to be insane mass-murderers. That you or I could have this sort of evil lurking in us, and that it isn't recognisable. That evil isn't always in some caricatured James Bond villain with a scar and a monocle and a fluffy Persian.

I hope I didn't offend anyone else. D:


x__x

Nov. 24th, 2012 08:14 pm
sivaroobini: (Dream)

It's been such an exhausting couple of weeks. I should really be continuing my cleaning right now but I just can't bring myself to get up. I've had exams (Greco-Roman history, English Lit, German and Latin) and terrible insomnia this week, and the week before I was depressed about missing Deepavali (Hindu Festival of Lights, the biggest Hindu festival of the year) and then my grandfather died so the Deepavali party at home was cancelled anyway and I had to miss the funeral instead.

I should get some cheese to go with all this whine )

  And I've successfully procrastinated thus far but it's 9.55pm and my sister's flight is landing around 1am, so I really need to eat something and finish cleaning my room and move stuff around and move the spare mattress in so she'll have a place to sleep. I'm gonna show her around Perth and then we'll fly home together on the 30th of November. :D

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