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oh, I was Anubis
oh, I was Anubis. Back in the day. Back when there was a Pharaoh, a belief in the old Gods; me, Ra, Osiris.
Osiris. Yeah; Isis and Osiris; their son is Horus. They live over near Hathor park. I had his heart, his entrails, scale out, and Isis wanted him back. But a fish has got to eat, you know. I put everything back together we could find. I tell you, this was not the "good parts" version of Osiris. Something was missing and Isis wanted a son. Someone had to help. I stay close; keep Horus safe from a distance. He has a good life with them, better than it would be with me. But I'm not going to say anything outright.
We used to all go "fishing" for a weekend away. I don't mean just them with me along; everybody would be out. Get a party barque together and set out on the Nile. Ra would go skiing. Without a pull rope most often; Nu would just push him along. He'd pass the barge; we'd all wave; the girls all said he'd just keep going once he was up. God of day, and all night. Yeah, don't
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an open letter from Anubis to modern Egyptians
oh, yeah; I was Anubis. Back in the day. Before all the current unrest in Egypt. Back when there was a Pharaoh, a belief in the old Gods; me, Ra, Osiris.
Osiris. Yeah; Isis and Osiris; their son is Horus. They live over near the park. I had his heart, his entrails, scale out, and Isis wanted him back. But a fish has got to eat, you know. I put everything back together we could find. I tell you, this was not the "good parts" version of Osiris. Something was missing and Isis wanted a son. Someone had to help. I stay close; keep Horus safe from a distance. He has a good life with them, better than it would be with me. But I'm not going to say anything outright.
We used to all go "fishing" for a weekend away. I don't mean just them with me along; everybody would be out. Get a party barque together and set out on the Nile. Ra would go skiing. Without a pull rope most often; Nu would just push him along. He'd pass the barge; we'd all wave; the girls all said he'd just keep going once he was
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Munch by maxnort Munch :iconmaxnort:maxnort 1 4 Swing the Mood - NNC - 43 by maxnort Swing the Mood - NNC - 43 :iconmaxnort:maxnort 1 0 Swing the Mood - NNC - 169 by maxnort Swing the Mood - NNC - 169 :iconmaxnort:maxnort 1 3
it has come to my attention recently that the administration around this hell hole chooses to protect those who violate the copyright of others above the rights of copyright holders.

if you want something of mine, let me know.

I'm going dark, here.

if I find a place that I feel I can trust, I may post back.

I'd suggest any and all of you who are serious about what you do leave now, delete everything.
  • Listening to: my ears ring, the voice in my head
  • Reading: anything, everything
  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda
the powers that be around here; those who run the different literature groups and try to have them gel into a community, also try to get us to publicly express opinions that differentiate us from a doormat. to that end, sometimes, they want our opinion. well, frequently they want our opinions, not just sometimes, because really, our opinions are our community.

sometimes I participate. sometimes I don't. I don't believe that my opinions represent anything like a majority; perhaps just a few, and sometimes not relevant. so, what I read, where I read, why I read; the questions asked, and my answers are not of the majority, so I don't give them to help steer the community. but still, I read, and something I have read recently is, while not relevant, very important. the concept this brings out is censorship. not discussed around here, but very important in the real world.

it was originally written in German by Gunter Grass. I study German (to feed my own obsessions - see my gallery), as do some friends in the real world around me. because of the modern face of US politics, I found his Danzig Trilogy looking for more information on what it looks like on the inside when fascism takes over. then I found out that before he died, he was forbidden to enter Israel because of his written opinion, here...

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Günter Grass: 'What Must Be Said'

Poem published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, has created a heated debate in both Germany and Israel
 
First published on Thursday 5 April 2012  


What must be said

Why have I kept silent, held back so long,

on something openly practised in

war games, at the end of which those of us

who survive will at best be footnotes?


It's the alleged right to a first strike

 

that could destroy an Iranian people

subjugated by a loudmouth

and gathered in organized rallies,

because an atom bomb may be being

developed within his arc of power.


Yet why do I hesitate to name

that other land in which

for years – although kept secret –

a growing nuclear power has existed

beyond supervision or verification,

subject to no inspection of any kind?


This general silence on the facts,

before which my own silence has bowed,

seems to me a troubling, enforced lie,

leading to a likely punishment

the moment it's broken:

the verdict "Anti-semitism" falls easily.


But now that my own country,

brought in time after time

for questioning about its own crimes,

profound and beyond compare,

has delivered yet another submarine to Israel

(in what is purely a business transaction,

though glibly declared an act of reparation)

whose speciality consists in its ability

to direct nuclear warheads toward

an area in which not a single atom bomb

has yet been proved to exist, its feared

existence proof enough, I'll say what must be said.


But why have I kept silent till now?

Because I thought my own origins,

tarnished by a stain that can never be removed,

meant I could not expect Israel, a land

to which I am, and always will be, attached,

to accept this open declaration of the truth.


Why only now, grown old,

and with what ink remains, do I say:

Israel's atomic power endangers

an already fragile world peace?

Because what must be said

may be too late tomorrow;

and because – burdened enough as Germans –

we may be providing material for a crime

that is foreseeable, so that our complicity

will not be expunged by any

of the usual excuses.


And granted: I've broken my silence

because I'm sick of the West's hypocrisy;

and I hope too that many may be freed

from their silence, may demand

that those responsible for the open danger

we face renounce the use of force,

may insist that the governments of

both Iran and Israel allow an international authority

free and open inspection of

the nuclear potential and capability of both.


No other course offers help

to Israelis and Palestinians alike,

to all those living side by side in enmity

in this region occupied by illusions,

and ultimately, to all of us.


 Translated by Breon Mitchell (no relation. This is just the best english translation I can find)
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  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda
I had a thought a few days ago. As I sat here recovering from the pain of it, I noticed people re-posting memes into their galleries.

Of course, I saw the copyright notice, appearing on every page in every gallery, and I know that those images are not really theirs, especially when they say they are re-posting them.

then it dawned on me. We now have a status update stack, newly foist upon us, accessible from my phone whenever I want.

and it doesn't express my claim of copyright on anything I post. It just puts it up there.

so, if I were a website owner that allows artists to post their original work and maintain their own copyright claims, how could I protect myself and maintain the legitimacy of those claims while still creating a venue for people who want to share and be social?

well, the Status Update Stack does that, doesn't it?
  • Listening to: my ears ring, the voice in my head
  • Reading: anything, everything
  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda

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Disclaimer: I am autistic. What I create is typical of me. I do not try to be different, nor do I try to conform.

feel free to comment, and I will try to answer, but do not try what you see at home. It'll leave a mark and may stain the carpet. Your Mileage May Vary. and yes; that's a mockingbird in a bell jar. I prefer Sylvia Plath to Harper Lee.
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You ought to read some of my journals on the matter; doubtless, the swarms of pleasure seekers who bombard me with praise haven't read them!
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