December 1st, 2005


Fiction Meme

stolen skillfully from tevarin

If you read this - if your eyes are passing over this right now - please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want (good or bad) BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.

rampant unneeded 'heroism'

Know what I dislike? Something bad happens to someone, and then suddenly they are a hero.

Take this girl Yes, she was raped, yes it's horrible, no, I'm not insensitive. She didn't do anything extraordinary. ALL THAT HAPPENED was that she was raped for years. Congratulations, now you're a hero! WHAT?

Child has leukemia. She lives. That's wonderful. Still not a hero.

Boy gets stuck in a tree for days. Hero? No. Dumbass.

Fire in someone's home. Not a hero. Just stupid for leaving her curling iron on.

Even a child whose parents are going through a divorce will probably be called "brave" or even "heroic..." But WHY? She isn't. They aren't. It's tragic that bad things happened to them but simply living your life through bad things isn't the stuff of heroism.