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Dark is the night sky,
silver pools reflecting,
rinsing downy softness,
the twinkling light dries it,
snuggled warmly in its caresses.

Beauteous is the moon,
The stars twinkle approval.

A comet sears the curtain,
streaming its blazing fronds.

Fiery in the darkness,
Restless and bold,
striking static arches,
frantic lightning surges
at each tender kiss.
I have always regarded the thing known as "dating"  to be unusual. In some ways it signifies a bygone era, the 1950s, of women at home and men providing financial support. I understand that times have changed in some respects and perhaps more people are "going dutch." But then again, more people are also "hooking up." Neither of these social constructs make any sense to me.

I have a male friend who specifically said that he felt like a dinner charity. That doesn't seem right to me, or fair. There is probably a venn diagram in which the circles intersect at women (usually women) expecting to be treated every time, and society having a history of telling us that is how it should be for at least a couple of generations. Having not experienced ritual courtship of even 100-200 years ago, I'm not sure if it bears much difference to dating of last century, aside from perhaps when you spent time with your sweetheart you would be at group social functions under the watchful eye of most of your community.

I remember watching a video of some scandinavian people, and I'm rather embarrased to say that I don't remember which country it was, but a woman who was now living in the United States said that they don't "date" there. People still get married and have kids in all of scandinavia, so I'm assuming there's some kind of meeting and agreement between adults to be together.

I've tried it a couple of times, and I find dating to be one of the most dull types of social activity that one can participate in. There is a formula of going to eat and talking and then an overhaze of expectation of sexual conduct of some form, or immediate continued interaction. I'm all for some sexual tension and spending time with someone, but in my humble opinion there should be some kind of intellectual connection. If you only ever go out to eat, what are you doing that you know you share interests? What if I like the museum? What if I have specific dietary needs, and am trying to lose weight? It's hard to do when every activity that you'd do with someone focuses on food. I don't want my life to revolve around something 9 times out of 10 I could make better and healthier at home. I want to experience life and the world around me. I want to be intellectually stimulated and share philosophies with someone.

Maybe that can happen as a result of "dating," but it seems like a horribly convoluted process that becomes overly-complicated and overly-ritualized for no reason. Maybe some people don't understand that someone may be interested in them emotionally or sexually UNLESS they go through the rote series of steps that society has given them. To me, it is boring and unsatisfying. And as a side issue, I don't feel like it's morally acceptable to have someone I don't know blow a bunch of money on me, especially if there is not going to be any affinity, be it brief or continuing. At that point, strangers giving you something of value IS charity, or at worst, you're pimping out your time.

"Walks on the beach" is corny, but maybe it is better than going out for dinner. Where is the visceral content, where is the intellectual compatibility? I want a conversation, not a system.
Archaeopteryx Plushies #3 and #4 by CATtheMinion
Archaeopteryx Plushies #3 and #4
Please see the album in my face book page for the complete set of images: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…;

These are blue fleece, with patches that I made to add elements of the golden shield design from Zelda. The design is a gift for a friend, I made two of them so there'd be an extra, and decided to put the shield elements on both. Zelda and Triforce designs are owned by Nintendo.

Life sized at approximately 26" long from nose to tail tip; one has pink eyes, and one has silver eyes. A-003 (silver eyes) is for sale, along with A-001, a zebra striped Archie with orange eyes. Each plushie has plastic trusses supporting the wings and tail, comes with a patch kit, and is $100 before shipping charges.  The build takes about three weeks and is very complex.
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When I was young and carefree,
you shone before me like a morsel of fresh meat,
and I a fledgling in the nest
springing with heightened vigor for my piece.

The green winds of spring turned.
The heat of summer burned all that was there
and I fell
dead and cold, for eternal winter.

I stay where I succumbed, covered in stone.
Come for me, I rise no more
Exhume my bones from the dust
My carcass cannot refuse you.
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: mod music
  • Reading: the number of the beast
  • Watching: robot chicken
  • Playing: ssega.com
  • Eating: waffles. don't laugh
  • Drinking: tea
I'm doing some commissions lately. I would welcome more. I am running about $100 for full color drawings or acrylic paintings up to 18 x 24, $40 for smaller items such as greeting cards and up to about 12 x 9. I have one (life size) Archaeopteryx plushie in zebra fabric that is still waiting for a home, and will sell him at my loss for $100, though if you need it shipped to you, it will be about $150 due to the large dimensions of the box. If you want a new plushie in different fabric, and/or with extra details such as sequins or feathers, starting rate is $175 before extras or shipping and will require time allotment of 6-8 weeks for production. Please message me with any questions about delivery or payment. Other dinosaurs may eventually be available.

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Theresa Kenyon
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I am from New Hampshire. I prefer to be called "Cat" on here. :meow:

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I moved all my favorite little icon things to a comment in my gallery because i HATE it when a bunch of crap slogs down a page i'm trying to look at. You're welcome.
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whaddadafukk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank You for the Llama.
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   General Artist
my smelly woolen pleasure! :iconllamadanceplz:
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
heh
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graffitica Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :aww: 
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
you're very welcome. :wave:
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vilindery Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thank you for the fav! :hug:
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   General Artist
you're very welcome! :wave:
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Derpy77666 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
thanks
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