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The Irony and the Ecstasy [Oct. 26th, 2004|07:13 am]
Young Geoffrey
The Irony
Saturday saw me meeting Laura at the corner of Bay and Front around 5 o'clock. There was an exhibit she wanted me to see before we went off to a dinner party at my friend Heath's place - yes, Gentle Readers, a photography exhibition, coming so soon after my rant about the contradictions inherent in considering photography an art form. (Laura swears she hadn't read that post before deciding to show me the exhibit.)

It was a collection of news photos, most of which seemed to have been printed in American magazines. Some pastoral, most event-specific and some quite horrific. Almost all, very good photographs indeed, though I found it hard slogging when it came to the more devastating shots. I don't like seeing pictures of a severed head held up like a trophy, a burn victim somehow still alive despite missing all the skin on her front, or a "warrior" dancing along a highway with a couple of human femurs in his hands held like batons.

Still, the photos themselves went some way to disproving my rant about the art itself. I consider myself chastised and corrected. Thank you, my dear.

The Ecstasy

That's it. I'm done with Neopets, done with the evil Destructo-Match II. After far too much time wasted, I have achieved my personal best score of 3088 and, well, I ain't gonna play no mo'. I'm taking my mouse and going home.
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From: emaleth_
2004-10-26 06:32 am (UTC)
Destructomatch II is evil..
my high score is only 2045 or something.. =\
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-10-26 02:00 pm (UTC)
Likely, you haven't wasted spent nearly as much time there as I have.
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[User Picture]From: stolen_identity
2004-10-26 06:43 am (UTC)
aww, dude no!! don't quit now!!
you haven't even been sucked into all the other addicting stuff neopets has to offer.

like the pack rat av *droool* ... i've been saving to get this avatar for like, 3 months now, and i still need 400+ more items in my safety deposit box before i can actually get it.
but it'll be such an accomplishment when i actually do! ;)


p.s. your high score is higher than my high score.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-10-26 02:01 pm (UTC)
No man, I'm done with it. I've asked Laura to shoot me if ever I return to that hideous yet hypnotic place. (Well: I've asked her now.)
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From: patriarch420
2004-10-26 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'll gladly do the honours. Where would you like it? foot? knee? elbow? no preference? Ooookay. Thanks for that. Knee it is. How was your little math classy ? *pinches your cute little cheeks* wuv you snuggle poo ((ive overdone it on the jelly beans. )) -laura
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-10-27 05:54 pm (UTC)
I was kind of hoping you'd be a little hesitant on that job, darlin'. How's about my little toe, instead?

And I'm damned if I'm going to say I "wuv you", no matter how often you call me "snuggle poo". Whatever happened to "pretty boy", anyway?
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[User Picture]From: amaaanda
2004-10-28 12:18 am (UTC)
Aw man, I wanted to go see that exhibit. Damn you work for never giving me any time off!!!
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From: patriarch420
2004-10-28 02:10 pm (UTC)
Evenin' darling. I hope your day found you well, give me a ring whenever you get home :) - and we should take a walk in High Park again before it gets too cold (for my liking) love, -laura
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[User Picture]From: jade_noir
2009-09-03 04:52 am (UTC)

O_O

You had a neopets account.
dear god. Wow
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-09-03 06:17 pm (UTC)

Re: O_O

But Destruct-O-Match II was such a great time-waster so much fun!

*Young Geoffrey flaunts his bald spot in your general direction*
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