eumelia: (Default)
Okay, so I now have friends on, but I only know who two of you are (though I suspect I know the third ;))

So, peeps! As you should know I am SandCastle10906, but I would love to know who you are.

I'm screening comments here, so please, leave your user name in a comment so that I can friend you and give you an appropriate nickname :)

So far I've friended everyone who has sent me a request, because I suspect I know you all from here, but still, let me know who you are!

Thank you.
eumelia: (slytherin)
I know everyone, their cat, dog, toad and owl is on this thing, but I don't care!

I have a wand!

And I was Sorted into Slytherin!



Please excuse the late night stupidity.

eumelia: (diana disapproves)

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

I've decided to go for bundles, ten posts about ten subjects over the coming months.

My problem, which subjects!? I already have two subjects I can expand on, but still. Dear readers, throw out your subjects, categories, notions and ideas at me! Some of them will probably stick!

Thank You

Apr. 14th, 2012 07:06 pm
eumelia: (little desire - heart)
Hey there my dears,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who commented, emailed and pm'd me this past week.

I'm sorry if I didn't reply to all of you, it's been pretty rough.

I don't think I would have handled Wish's death well at all if I didn't know you were all sympathetic one way or another.

The nights are the worst, that's when I miss him the most.

Thank you, again, for staying along for these hard times and your willingness to read and comment on these posts are so appreciated.

All my affection,

Melody [Pond]
eumelia: (not in rome)
So, hey, it suddenly feels like I'm on ALL the social networks, but I also feel like I'm missing out on talking to you peeps there!

I figured why not make a list of where you can find me!

[ profile] eumelia on Livejournal.
[personal profile] eumelia on Dreamwidth.
[ profile] the_eumelia on Twitter.
[ profile] eumelia on Pinboard.
[ profile] Eumelia on AO3.
[ profile] stillnotanonymous on Tumblr because "eumelia" wasn't available.

Let me know where you are! :D
eumelia: (beautiful)
I have one.

Because I need another platform on which to obsess.

Alas "eumelia" was taken, that's what happens when you wait too long to join a social network medium I guess.

You can follow me at Still Not Anonymous (be advised, it may be NSFW), because if I can't have the name, I can at least have the title!

Let me know who and where you are!

Let us enjoy the gazing and sharing at gifs, pics and quotes together!
eumelia: (stripey art)
All the writing I've been doing is pretty addictive. It has been a while since I was this moved and inspired to expand on the fictional world and lives of a far away locale.

One of the facets I enjoy exploring, and this is likely no surprise, are the lives of characters as LGBT and Queer, with that being the focus of the story. I'm very happy I'm not alone.

[ profile] queer_fest 2012 in on! And they are seeking prompts up until the 15th of March, after which the claiming of prompts will commence from the 19th of March up until the 2nd of April. For more info and such read the 2012 rules and FAQs post.

I think a pan-fandom fest like this is hugely important, as it bring into focus, celebrates and examines the lives of the people we write about with a clear social and political context in mind. Very often we, as a fandom, are very blase about the context in which we write in, because after all, it's "just fantasy".

I think we all know it's more than that. Even if these people are fictional, where they come from and where they go, is not and that? That is so awesome.

Speaking of the non-fictional, my fandom is a buzz and I've not been unaffected.

It has been a long time since I was this involved in a fandom and had so much love and affection to the actors who bring life to characters I identify with so much and inspire me with their lives.

And so I say; a speedy recovery to you, Mr. O'Loughlin. I'm so sorry you've been having a hard time, I hope this is but a rough patch through smooth sailing from here on out.

Thank you, fandom, for being so decent and understanding. It's amazing to be a part of that.
eumelia: (Default)
I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your DW/LJ USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!

My word is "mire", because I am slow going this morning.
eumelia: (fight the rich)
The greed of the media companies is one of the more disgusting things plaguing our culture today.

Not to mention stifling it completely.

The public domain, as it currently stands, is in danger of being eaten away by the greed of corporate giants who could give a flying fuck about how art and dialogue are created and expressed.

When you deny new artists from being inspired and actually using the art, texts and music and images that have come before, you deny artists the right to actually create.

Not to mention that one of the points of copyright is to make sure the creators and artists are protected from intellectual property theft, such as it is. The whole point of taking things out of the public domain and licensing them is to make a profit out of them, which the original creator can no longer have a piece of.

Once again, corporate giants behaving like avaricious disgusting spoiled children.

When you think of platforms like Megaupload, which has been shut down, you can't help but wonder why the media moguls don't adopt that style of economy. I'd pay, I'm willing to pay a fee for a certain amount of downloads if the price is fair. People would rather pay a reasonable price than commit piracy. But you know, paying 20$ for a season in a DVD boxset, when I 20$ for a filesharing website gives me unlimited download ability - I know what I and millions of others, chose - if the moguls actually took into account the fact the internet has changed the way content is distributed and didn't see as a threat and rather an opportunity we would be seeing SOPA, PIPA, Copyright extension, etc. Well, they'd be making so much money they'd be thinking how they can more content distributed to more people with easier access.

But hey, what do I know. I'm just the consumer.

Speaking of Megaupload, this is absolutely sickening.

h/t to [personal profile] amethystfirefly for the links.
eumelia: (coffee)
Ten reasons to stop apologising for your online life.

Transformative potential, is what she said.

I love that.
eumelia: (little death - thinking)
Yep still doing the challenge.

Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Here are three fics I rec. They're all very different, but they have one thing in common.

The Boy Who Spoke With Ghosts by [ profile] AvocadoLove.

An Inception/The Sixth Sense crossover. It's a lovely interpretation of the characters and their interaction with each other. The eerie feel of The Sixth Sense blends all too well with the creep factor that was Mal in Inception. There's also a very special ghost there in a a yellow dress and she's the reason I'm rec-ing this fic. In Kid!fic the kid is usually alive but even dead, this little girl is a wonderful presence in the fic and great foil for the characters.

The Quiver and Cry of my Heart by [ profile] Electric_Apple.

A Hawaii Five-0 fic. It's actually part of a series, but can be easily read alone, I read it before I knew there were other fics in this 'verse. It's a story about Steve being deployed and those he leaves behind. It's quite poignant in places, but I get teary eyes at the drop of a hat so what do I know. But I love the way Danny is a father here to a little girl he loves, because she's Steve's.
A very heart warming Kid!Fic all around.

A Ring in a Black Sea by [ profile] basingstoke.

A Stargate: Atlantis/Torchwood crossover. I don't read Stargate, I've never actually even seen the show, but I read this when I was on a Captain Jack in alien worlds binge and boy, is Jack far away from Torchwood in this one. There's a slow build and I think if you don't know either fandom that well you can be confused a bit in the beginning (I was), but the world building is lovely, as is the interaction between Jack and Teylas, showcasing how alien they are compared to the Stargate and Torchwood teams.
It's a great depiction of a different kind of family, the kind we chose, and rearranges itself as life changes.
There's a kid in there, somewhere, for a good reason.
eumelia: (Default)
In an attempt to get more readers, because I think I'm worth it *swishes my fringe for my hair is short* and also, as a way to continue to grow out of the lurker mode I have been in the majority of my online fandom life, I've decided to participate in the Snowflake Challenge!

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Drop a link to your post in the comments.

I've written fic, none of which I consider good enough on any level. I can do better and with any luck you will see a bunch of it on the coming year.

What I am good at is analysis and fandom has always been a hotbed of analysis for me. I write meta. I write really good thoughtful meta and I think it's a somewhat overlooked participatory work when it comes to fandom.

So, here are three works of meta I think should have more exposure than they initially did:

The Consent Debate (LJ and DW).

This is probably one of the most important pieces of meta I have ever written. It was also one of the hardest, subject matter aside. I think fandom, as a space of creativity and as space of critical engagement with pop-culture that has a majority of women participants in it (whether they identify as feminist or not) have a responsibility to each other, as a community and as a culture and I think, this meta reflects that.
Seeing as I expect you to click on the links and read, I'll put there the warning I have in the body of the texts:
Trigger Warning: This post is about the narratives of dubious consent, non consent, rape, sexual assault, body autonomy (or lack thereof) in fanfiction and fandom, and what being triggered actually means.

Toeing the Line of Love ["Ha'i'ole" Meta] (LJ and DW).

A fandom specific meta. I have a few of those, but I think this is one of my best. I came into Hawaii Five-0 pretty late, I mainlined the show over the summer of 2011 and have been a participant (through meta, picspams and squee) ever since. This meta was kind of like me introducing myself to the fandom at large, because it is an elaborate analysis of the slash dynamics in the show and the nature of gender presentation in a more general sense. I think it's something that can be applied in general.
Also, there are pics of hot men and women in the body of the text and yes, I am so effing shallow.

Ruining the genre since the age of 7 years old (LJ).

I wrote this as response to one of the most sexist pieces I ever had the displeasure of reading. It was actually linked on Geek at the time. But I think it's worth reading now and again, as sexism in sci-fi circles is still too high and women, as creators and fans, are still far too marginalised.

If you like my meta (which, really, I think you should ;P) you can click on the "fangrrl commentary" tag for more. It's oodles of fun!

As per the challenge, the above (and others) are free to be remixed, podcasted, responded to, and more etc.
If you're going to do something, just let me know :)
eumelia: (Default)
I have them!

10 of them.











eumelia: (queer rage)
It being the holiday season in my locale, it is a time of family and obligation.

Yesterday I was helping my mother arrange the place names for the seats, the name cards were a mess, so I quickly put all the couples and their children into smaller piles.

I was the only solo card.

Now, after an entire semester of studying the sociological aspect of singlehood and writing a 6000 word essay about the position of the single aunt in the extended-nuclear family for said course, you probably don't understand the feeling of sheer poignancy that came from seeing my name, alone, among the clumps of little families that make up my huge tribe.

I have no doubt that I'm not the only single person who has a family made up of couples and families and has felt this way. But I have been theorising about it, this position of mine in my family, the role I play of Dutiful Daughter, Doting Aunt (despite raising my voice a few times and having my cousin, a mother, come to make sure I haven't murdered her children) and Single Gay Relative.

I may be the only one who perceives myself this way. Who knows, maybe others do see me this way. Glass closet and all.

What has come to mind in my navel gazing about this, because I have been thinking about it the whole week, were the issues of "passing" and "flaunting" my sexuality in the context of my family.

My nuclear family are a paragon of harmony, support and TLC. Really, I couldn't have asked for a better family, really. My bitterness considering my coming out process and the crappy way I and [Southern!Girl] were treated when were together notwithstanding.

Being single and queer is easier than being queer in a relationship - man or woman. The invisibility I experience when I'm with a guy is painful because of the erasure of my identity and the culture I identify with. The all out double standard of being with a girl requires constant negotiation of what is appropriate or inappropriate behaviour in so many contexts.

It is sheer kismet that Spark In Darkness wrote about this very issue on his blog, where he writes about living your life through a filter:
Every question has to be passed through it, evasions and lies considered, examined and discarded or adapted. And damn if that isn't tiring, even now when I largely shut the filter down and try to answer without it – it still fires up and activates the closet instincts. Before when I nearly always used the filter it was even more draining – because everything someone said to me or I said back had to be run through the filter to ensure that the BIG DARK SECRET was hidden.

[...]that's before we get to simple things like the awful crime of kissing/touching and the dreadful decisions of whether it's ok to sit next to him or not – can we go out to dinner together or do we need to bring more people so it's not a date? Am I stood too close? Whose watching, who can see is anyone upset/angry/sitting on a cactus expression?

So, yeah, here's little ol' me “flaunting” my sexuality because not “flaunting” is a lot of work. I just don't have the energy not to flaunt.

I emphasised the last bit, because that pretty much hits the nail of the head. Sometimes, most of the time, we're asked to "tone it down", or stop making everything "about being QuILTBAG".

There are worse things that happen to gay people than being told by heteronormative society that we're disruptive and should shut up and suck it up, because you know, being beat up and murdered because you weren't quiet enough is worse than being escorted off a plane for kissing your partner.

But the incident with Leisha Hailey and the Southwest flight, brings to a head how careful we have to be in order to walk around unscathed.

I mean, if you read the statement from Southwest Airline following the incident, you can't help but cringe:
Initial reports indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive. Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all Customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender. The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight. We regret any circumstance where a passenger does not have a positive experience on Southwest and we are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectations.

All emphasis is mine. It would be mind boggling if it wasn't such a typical framing of "gay behaviour" in public.

First of all, the passenger complaints? Really? You know how many times I've complained about a child running up and down the isles of a plane? Are you going to remove that child and its parents?! Boy that would be grand!
Never happen of course, after all, a child running up and down the isles is "natural". As is, you know, kissing and holding hands between a man and woman.

Two women, well, that's "excessive". Because it disrupts the "family oriented" flight, of heterosexual and nuclear clumps of couples and their children.

And of course one must not make the customers uncomfortable, I mean, it's not like gay people pay for services, or use the same methods of transport as straight people. *snort* of course not, we have our own airlines, our own cities, our own laws and regulations, you know... in those "clubs". We'd never imagine doing that in public.

Existing, that is.

Of course, despite Southwest's hypocrisy, they are a well known airline that discriminates against its customers.

Dorothy Snarker who wrote about this earlier this week mentioned that Southwest is the airline that kicked Kevin Smith (Director of "Dogma" and "Chasing Amy") off a flight for being fat and Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day front man) for dressing in baggy pants.

Obviously, Southwest feels very strongly about its well dressed, straight and thin customers. Everyone else just isn't up to par for this airline.

These are incidents that have happened to celebrities. Just ponder that one for a moment.

Reading about the above and planning out this post, well, it makes my own single status a thing of visibility and invisibility. I break the pattern of pairings in my family, but I am rendered silent because talking about wanting to date or going on dates is "flaunting" and "disruptive" and sometimes I just don't have the energy to deal with that.

It's giving into homophobia.

And the homophobia exhibited by Southwest, by accepting the underlying assumption that a kiss between two women is disturbing to customers, but being called disgusting by other people is just something we should suck up, is so entrenched in the culture, practically every culture on earth, that I sometimes despair at thinking I'll get to see or feel, fundamental change in my lifetime.
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I saw this over on a few journals, and I thought, why not?

The problem with LJ and DW: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

There maybe some subjects I won't answer, because you know, we all have our differing degrees of privacy and such, but I'll try to answer everything to the best of my abilities!
eumelia: (Default)
So LJ survived another DDoS attack.

This makes me happy, but it also concerns me.

Luckily for me, I've been on DW for a while now, so everything is backed-up, mirrored what have you.

But what I'm actually concerned about is missing out on you guys! I have a few of you both and LJ and DW, some only on LJ and some only on DW.

If you wouldn't mind any of you LJ peeps who are also on DW, would subscribe/access me and vice versa on DW?

I don't want to lose you!

Thank you in advance.

I have 12 invite codes, use them, pass them along, whatever. I'll do my best to keep an eye on when each code is taken so that I can strike them out.

Good luck interwebs!












eumelia: (bollocks)
You know something, coming from a country in which the vast majority of men are circumcised, the whole debate seems a bit incongruous, but I understand and am personally in the opinion that male circumcision is an unnecessary procedure and would encourage parents to really think about whether this something they want to inflict on their male child.

I still don't think that people who do end up circumcising their male child are morally reprehensible, or that the baby is in real danger from such a procedure - any more than any other complication that can happen from a modern medical procedure.

It is a tradition I think is passée, but I understand why Jewish people feel it is a necessary one.

However, when intactivists chose to vilify a religious tradition be resorting to Antisemitic rhetoric and imagery I can't say I feel too compelled to root for your cause.

Because seriously, what is this shit?

An evilly grinning Jewish man in "traditional" Jewish markers of a Talit and a Shtreimel? A mohel (the guy who does the cutting) covered in blood? And an Aryan looking man defending the poor defenceless mother and baby from the Evil Jews out to main the baby?

California activists, this is a summary fuck you from a Jewish grrl who finds your tactics more than nauseating. I don't usually side with the Anti-Defamation League, but in this case they are not wrong.

And if anyone tries to compare male circumcision to female genital mutilation, know that you are only showing your ass and that comment will be frozen and you yourself may be banned from commenting on this journal.
eumelia: (music)
Glee isn't my fandom. I'm not all that interested in Glee outside of the canon (except for a select few fics that caught my attention) and far more interested in the Meta of the show.

I spoke to two people, two people about a textual incidence that just wouldn't leave me alone and which touched a nerve of the personal kind.

I chatted with my ex-gf for some perspective and with [ profile] verasteine for a more fannishly focused thought, as I tried to pinpoint what the hell was bugging me.

See, someone tweeted the other day, regarding their interest in Glee canon, that "I really am interested in how Santana develops, but I like my queers queerer than that. So, Klaine shipping lesbian. FTW."

I had replied asking what "queerer" meant. The reply was that girly women weren't as easy to identify with and implied that they were less interesting than butch women and/or camp men. It felt like a punch in the gut to read that. Not because I know this tweeter/blogger beyond the textual platform, but the sentiment is one that I've had to deal with more often than not, in fandom and out of it.

At this point I would like to explicitly say that this isn't a personal attack against this tweeter/blogger. I like her and what she has to say about Glee. I've enjoyed a chat with her and pretty much rely on her for all my Glee News. Those tweets are part, I feel, of a larger problem in fandom and something endemic in the culture at large and in a fandom like Glee in particular, which is very much hit and miss in the way it treats characters and the way the fandom follows the patterns the culture indoctrinates us to treat female characters and queer female characters in particular.

On a personal level, as a girly (not quite femme, but definitely feminine) queer girl, being told that that there is a hierarchy of "queer" offends me. The visibility of queer people relies in heteronormative standards of beauty and judgement. Camp men and butch women will often pay a hefty price for standing up for who they are, because our to present ourselves as we truly are and spitting in the face of what are considered straight beauty standards is very brave. Not passing, whether on purpose or not, can be dangerous.

As a girly queer - longish hair, curvy physique, feminine clothes and feminine mannerisms - despite being sometimes hairy, sometimes not - I am sometimes passed over by "gaydars", though I've been told that once I speak it cannot be missed how queer I actually am.

So, yes, I have privilege in heteronormative society. But reading about "queerer queers"? The devaluation I suddenly felt was something I'd only felt once before. When an old friend asked me whether I really was bisexual? Because, hey, I didn't "act like one".
Whatever the fuck that meant.
Is there a litmus test of gayness? Are lesbians more "real" if they're big bull dykes?
Is Coach Beiste less straight because she's butch?

But whatever. The thing is, there is this trend with queer characters where it's assumed that queer men can represent all queers, while queer women are, you know, specific. Queer women can only represent queer women and if they're not queer in a certain way, well, they're just not good enough.

Kurt and Baline can be either camp or not. Santana just isn't up to scratch, what with her having been with both guys and girls and Brittany staying with Artie.
Santana doesn't look any different from any other pretty girl, she just doesn't count as much.

Kurt is written in a way that's a cut above the rest, even with inconsistency when it comes to his characterisation, he was always more complex, more challenging than other characters.

This has to do, I think, with the cultural notion that girls are worth less than boys. This is doubly so when it comes to queer girls in a mixed show, mixed being a show that isn't focused on female characters as a rule. This is something that was noticeable in Queer as Folk (both versions), Torchwood, Will & Grace, Shameless, I guess I can go on.
All the above shows have both queer men and women, I think you can guess who gets more focus in the show itself and in the various fandoms.
Not only that, a lot of the times, the women's queer identity will more often be either challenged or ridiculed in a certain way.

In fandom boys trump girls, always. You don't need to look at the size of femmslash fandom as opposed to slash fandom to see it.
I am also guilty of this kind of focus.

I've been spoiled regarding Santana standing up to the homophobic/secretly gay bully Korofsky with Kurt and Blaine. I'm looking forward to seeing the ep. It still smarts that after Santana and Brittany have been treated like comic relief and straight boy titillation that we're seeing some female queer content than matters in this phenomenon that is Glee.

As I said Glee isn't my fandom, but it is my show. So I care. A lot.
eumelia: (science will be okay)
Friends, I was awake for more than thirty hours.

I got up yesterday at 8-ish in the morning and did not sleep until I passed out for a three and a half hour nap on the least comfortable couch for napping.

I don't know why I do this to myself, deciding that foregoing sleep is a good idea.

In the meantime, rather than write what I had planned on writing the other day and really not feeling up to writing about the current attacks on Gaza, let me mention that over the past two days, both my brother and [Southern!Girl] have sent me the same story!
I was both charmed and kinda creeped out by how similarly they thought about what would interest me!
I'm hoping they're not sharing a trans-Atlantic psychic bond I don't know about...

Regardless, the story they sent me was about the archaeologists who found a "gay caveman" near Prague. I've only managed to find the sensationalist reports, so if any one has an article from an Archaeology blog and/or journal about this issue I'd be very much obliged.
I think it's important that evidence regarding gender variant people in pre and ancient history is important, the fact that a male skeleton was buried in a traditionally feminine pose is significant.
I'm not keen on the anachronism of "gay" and "transsexual" as descriptors for this findings.

Homosexuality as a human category is extremely new, it's hard for us (queer or not) to conceptualise in which sexual behaviour didn't necessarily connote sexual identity - even today, when we try to assert this, it is met with much resistance.

And yet, the category of sexual identity, rather than behaviour is something new, not even 200 years old since the word was first put down in paper back in the 1870's.

So, why this anachronism? Why must we place our own identity markers onto historical moments who most likely did not even consider sexuality in the way we do in our Euro-Centric ideas of universality.

We need to find a way to talk about gender variant people and same-sex relationships that happened before the notion of homosexuality and heterosexuality as identities came to be. That's a lot of history to think about.

Food for thought.

The same way some interpret Jesus as an openly gay man, which to me is simply a queer interpretation of a canonical text, but Jesus as a religious figure can't simply be queered in the way other characters are interpreted in queer and social literary theory.
This, again, is an anachronism, especially if you're going to use Freud, because once to go Freudian you can't really say much any more - if everything is Freudian (especially in the stereotypical, Oedipal triangle one tries to talk about considering Jesus, Mary and Joseph as people, it gets boring, really fast and just adds to the whole sensationalism bit.

Much like the News about Gandhi being bisexual, which was reported quite extensively in Israel due to the fact that his alleged male lover (I say alleged, because I really don't know and I really want to find out!) was a German-Jew muscle-man.

However, Gandhi was a man who lived and died and had an actual impact on people's lives as a non-fictional person, unlike Jesus, who lives in texts and in the hearts of those the idea of him touched and certainly unlike this anonymous cave person who can be a great piece of evidence regarding the fact that gender variance isn't anomalous.

The sexual identity is historical figures and characters is important, because the invisibility and exclusion of queers from history is a thing we feel on our bodies and on our minds. So, yes, it matters if this cave person who is physically male was treated differently in life as he or she were treated in death. And yes, it matters, that interpretations that allow erotic love between Jesus and his followers (who were male and female) not be dismissed as perversions or reduced to Freudian pathology. And yes, it matters if Gandhi was bisexual, because his life influenced a nation and a philosophy people outside of India continue to follow and his sexuality was a part of his life.

Let's not erase lives, histories and ideas - but they should be in perspective as well.

DW Codes!

Apr. 7th, 2011 11:51 am
eumelia: (Default)
I have sooo many codes to share!


I've just given one away, so if you want/need one they are here for you to use.

Enjoy them, I know I have!













I will do my best to strike out those that have been used so as not to cause confusion.

Have fun, y'all!


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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