Stark Raving Sane

Mens regnum bona possidet

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I'm an ISTJ and a Reliable Realist who would ideally stay in grad school forever. Failing that, I'd love to be a medievalist-librarian. I'm also a Christian, but I promise not to thwack you with my Bible. I have an overactive sense of the pessimistic, an overdeveloped sense of social anxiety, and an aversion to the "real world." Or I could be a fourty-year-old member of the Witness Protection Program. I'll let you decide. I am very sarcastic, so it's best to never take anything I say seriously. Including this statement. The purpose of this journal is to connect with total strangers and together solve the mysteries of the universe, like the meaning of life and income tax.


Actually, it's generally for mundane things like keeping in touch with my friends and ranting about my life. A suspiciously high amount of that ranting will be about extremely nerdy subjects. Most of it is friends only, but that's not because it contains the meaning of life or anything particularly world-shattering. Sorry for the letdown there, but I have to keep the Witness Protection people happy. And that means being dull.

Some favourite quotes, which are not so dull:

"Revenge is a brunch best served with nice biscuits." (Corner Gas)

"The Piemaker considered how not telling Chuck the truth about her father was a lot like being locked in a prison. Then he considered how being locked in a prison was actually much worse than some silly metaphor about truth." (Pushing Daisies)

"I’m feeling a little blue myself. You know, a little anxious for no particular reason. A little sad that I should feel anxious at this age. You know, a little self-consicous anxiety resulting in non-specific sadnesss, a state that I call 'blue.' Anyway, whenever I’m feeling this way -- blue -- I like to listen to my music…" (The Drowsy Chaperone)

Guildenstern: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.
Rosencrantz: Or just as mad.
Guildenstern: Or just as mad.
Rosencrantz: And he does both.
Guildenstern: So there you are.
Rosencrantz: Stark raving sane. (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)

"Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?"
"Yeah! It's like goldy and bronzy, only it's made of iron." (Blackadder)

"Why do people who like to do things always make people who don't like to do things do things?" (Corner Gas)

"Okey dokey... free my mind. Right, no problem, free my mind, free my mind, no problem, right..." (The Matrix)

I also get a kick out of crazy historical names. Some current favourites are:
Fabullus, a man mentioned in Martial's poetry
Robert the Chicken, a 12th century faculty member at Oxford and later chancellor of Rome
Bishop Hilarius, a bishop in the Life of St Martin of Tours
Marmaduke de Thweng, a medieval English aristocrat. (Only an aristocrat could get away with that name.)

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I was stamped as a Hufflepuff at hat_sorting, a Ravenpuff at diffindo_elite, a Ravenclaw at hogwartsishome, and a Hufflepuff at Pottermore. That probably tells you as much about me as the whole bio, actually.

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