July 12th, 2009

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Different Certainties

I found this quote today, which is very illuminating about one of my quirks:

"Today I bent the truth to be kind and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." ~Robert Brault


For me, it is the opposite. I rarely place total confidence in information, because new information can change what is considered true; but there is a great deal of factual data that has a very high confidence rating. Kindness is different because it is largely subjective; there are things I consider kind that other people do not, and things that other people consider kind that I do not. I am generally uncomfortable at best, and irritated or offended at worst, by the sort of kindness and politeness that demands or delivers falsehoods. I prefer my information accurate, so inaccurate information bothers me. My empathy can tell me what people are feeling, but not always why; I can rarely predict how people will feel about something in the future. So kindness has a far lower confidence rating for me.

Thus I usually do what I consider to be the right thing, because at least then I'll like I'm on firm ground with myself; trying to please other people is just guesswork. The best guideline I've found is, "Gently if possible, firmly if necessary."
jellyfish, weird

Strange Videos

Today I found these two fan-made videos...

What If They Hadn't Made It to Vulcan in Time?
I was intrigued and somewhat disturbed by this video, which is a pastiche of Star Trek images adding up to K/S kink. I will call this NSFW even though it's all implication. There is much, much implication and it is quite well done.

"I Wish I Was a Lesbian"
The lead in to this was not very entertaining for me, but the song is hilarious. I'm enough of an anime fan to sympathize with the characters and why this catchphrase would appeal to them.