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Old 06-24-2013, 06:06 PM
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because sometime it isn't a vent.. or a good news.. it's just.. a musing

My musing today is about my job because being a dog walker is weird sometimes. You take a member of their family and you love them and take them out everyday and you kind of get acquainted with the lives of their people..the ups, the downs, the promotions, the weddings, the babies, the proposals, the funerals..just bits of their lives and it's natural as someone physically close to the situation to want to say "congratulations" or "I'm sorry" or "I'm so happy for you" or "your new shoes are fabulous and you are going to rock that interview I just know it" or "I'm sorry you are going through a tough time with the new baby and if you need anything..I'd be happy to help" but you can't.. because you are separated by this weird almost tangible "the help" barrier of weirdness. Which is natural and necessary for professionalism and I get that but there are times when it sucks. There are times where you want to rejoice or offer a hand or do something.. but there is this huge wall stopping you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:34 PM
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Really? Because I am totally the type at the preschool (as is the owner as well) that will comment on a cute new haircut or fawn over new baby brother of one of our students, listen to parents vents and struggles and commisserate lol but then I suppose it's a little different because I take care of their kids and talking about these things with the parents can be important because it lets us in on what is going on in the childs life and i am also a parent so we have that in common
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My thing for today....

Where do random single shoes in the middle of the road come from? This seriously perplexes me lol
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:43 PM
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I did not know this was a thing until Twitter illuminated it for me today.

Apparently One Direction fans like to ship members of the band with each other. They even have shipper names. Louis x Harry is "Larry." There's Liam x Zayn which is "Ziam." This is weird. I have never heard of this thing where people actually legit "ship" two REAL LIFE PEOPLE. I mean, TV shows, movies, books, yes. But real people?? WHAT?
Apparently the entire belief behind "Larry" is that that the guys are total in the closet and are actually in TRUE LOVE with each other but there's a massive management scheme to COVER IT ALL UP. Louis is dating some girl but OH NO, IT'S JUST A COVER UP. IT'S NOT REAL.

People do this? Like actually do this. I mean they don't just write fanfiction, which is kind of weird enough (these are REAL PEOPLE!), but they legit believe this stuff.

The whole thing is disturbing to me. Apparently people compare it to historical fiction but THOSE PEOPLE ARE ALL DEAD. I'm also highly disturbed by the fact that these guys are saying they are straight and people are like NUH-UH TOTALLY GAY FOR YOUR FRIEND. Why is that okay? Why is that any more okay than when somebody says they are gay and people tell them being gay is a bad thing... I just... wow.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:53 PM
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My thing for today....

Where do random single shoes in the middle of the road come from? This seriously perplexes me lol
YES! there is always one random shoe.

and you know what I see all the time on sidewalks? One random baby sock! lol it's so weird! Where are these babies that are all kicking off their socks?

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I did not know this was a thing until Twitter illuminated it for me today.

Apparently One Direction fans like to ship members of the band with each other. They even have shipper names. Louis x Harry is "Larry." There's Liam x Zayn which is "Ziam." This is weird. I have never heard of this thing where people actually legit "ship" two REAL LIFE PEOPLE. I mean, TV shows, movies, books, yes. But real people?? WHAT?
Apparently the entire belief behind "Larry" is that that the guys are total in the closet and are actually in TRUE LOVE with each other but there's a massive management scheme to COVER IT ALL UP. Louis is dating some girl but OH NO, IT'S JUST A COVER UP. IT'S NOT REAL.

People do this? Like actually do this. I mean they don't just write fanfiction, which is kind of weird enough (these are REAL PEOPLE!), but they legit believe this stuff.

The whole thing is disturbing to me. Apparently people compare it to historical fiction but THOSE PEOPLE ARE ALL DEAD. I'm also highly disturbed by the fact that these guys are saying they are straight and people are like NUH-UH TOTALLY GAY FOR YOUR FRIEND. Why is that okay? Why is that any more okay than when somebody says they are gay and people tell them being gay is a bad thing... I just... wow.
I am all about fandoms being crazy.
I read harry potter fanfiction ALL THE TIME (dracoxharry, all kinds of things) but those are characters, in a book, and as characters I feel that they can be shaped and changed and made to say/do things because it's not like you are really harming or disregarding a real person with their own thoughts.. they are an IDEA, open to interpretation.

but IMO shipping real people, more-so than me just thinking it's weird, just seems..I dunno if "disrespectful" would be the right word. I mean we are taking these living human beings and basically forcing these story lines and fantasies on them and disregarding their actual actions and words.

to each their own but to me it just seems so..dehumanizing.

I can understand looking at two celebrities and thinking "they would be so cute together" or "I bet they like eachother.."
but to build up this fantasy and losing sight of the fact that these are REAL PEOPLE with real feelings, friends, relationships, thoughts.. IMO that isn't..healthy..
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:04 PM
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Knowing babies, I can totally see the random baby sock on the sidewalk. Baby socks are impossible to keep on and sometimes I wonder why they even exsist lol.

But random adult shoe? Just one? How? Why? Where? .... WHAT? Lol
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Since Beanie brought it up my musing is fan fiction. I just find it weird. I mean, to each his own, and I've tried reading some and always come out of it not getting the point.
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As for the whole ship thing. I don't really think it's disrespectful or anything. I also don't think (most of) the fans think it's actually real either. Like, I used to be obsessed with Panic at the Disco (still love them, but things changed when they broke up ) and BrendonxRyan was a "thing" (wasn't a term for it then, really) and Brendon even had a picture taken with a sign that said "Ryden is real" LOL! I used to want to name my kid Ryden! XD I don't think the band members took it that seriously or in an offensive way. My sister and I still swear to this day that they were lovers. But do I truly think that? No. Not that it isn't possible XD but I doubt it.
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Since Beanie brought it up my musing is fan fiction. I just find it weird. I mean, to each his own, and I've tried reading some and always come out of it not getting the point.
Ever read or watched something and wanted two characters to hook up, but they never do in canon? Realizing hook ups is the point of a heck of a lot of it

I couldn't be bothered with the vast majority of platonic stuff. The smut almost never fails to make me laugh though, and I find people into fanfics to have a good sense of humor. The first one I read was Snape and Mme Hooch going at it. I still don't even know what to say about it, but it was entertaining.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:41 PM
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Since Beanie brought it up my musing is fan fiction. I just find it weird. I mean, to each his own, and I've tried reading some and always come out of it not getting the point.
But you can find more awesome stories! I a fault don't really rad fanfic but uses to write some. I just liked getting to explore the characters more/work out my own version of some 'behind the scenes' kind of scenery.
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