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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 2

I was in the middle of writing one post about the internet and the idea of privacy when I stopped and said "I really don't feel like saying that today".

So I started a totally different one, about Eeyore and depression, based on another conversation I was having earlier.

Then I was on my facebook feed and saw something that *does* hit me personally. It's something that I actually care about in a way that pretty much no one else does.

https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaLiar/photos/a.116488334940.97192.9858114940/10152616988319941/?type=1

"Did I stutter?" is something that people say without really stopping to think about what they are actually saying.

If you made a comment about someone's color, religion, weight, pretty much everything else, you would see all hell raining down on you. For good reason.

Make a comment that says that people's inability to process information and think clearly is the same as someone having difficulty speaking? You get a lot of LOLs.

A friend reposted that photo above and I had to explain it to her. Once I did, she "got it". But it took me actually "virtually sitting her down" to talk about why it wasn't OK.

There are days when it feels like the last thing that people are able to mock. (I know there are others in the same boat. But they also have their advocates. Perhaps ours are talking, just no one can understand them! ;) )

Seriously though. I beat this issue like the dead horse that it should be. (And damnit, who is speaking out against people killing horses and then continuing to beat on them!!!)
I know it gets old.

But it gets even older having to have that conversation.

If everyone has it though, about the stuff that *they* care about, maybe things can change, one person at a time.

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One thing that *won't* change is that the new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/776330.html and that people continue to discuss finding intersection partners in the Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/776594.html

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clauderainsrm
Sep. 3rd, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
There was also a point where the Green Room was going to be a "Forget You" to Cee Lo.
roina_arwen
Sep. 3rd, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Cee Lo is cool, I'd totally be down with that. :)
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roina_arwen
Sep. 3rd, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
FIRST! Because Gary's comment to his own post shouldn't count. *thpppft!*

Seriously though, I totally understand where you're coming from on this, Gary.

Edited at 2014-09-03 02:32 pm (UTC)
millysdaughter
Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Because I personally find the phrase"Did I stutter?" is something that people say without really stopping to think about what they are actually saying. offensive, my standard comment in such circumstances is "do words come out of my mouth when I talk??"
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karmasoup
Sep. 3rd, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
My saying for that situation is not trying to be insulting or condescending, it's not even sarcastic. I simply clarify (in this case speaking more figuratively), "We are speaking the same language, right?"
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tonithegreat
Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hello Green Room! I am beginning to panic at my lack of responses to partner requests. Have I got something disgusting stuck to my virtual teeth?
tonithegreat
Sep. 3rd, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Phew! Partnership arranged.
karmasoup
Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
For those who need it, here is where we are with available potential partners still currently undeclared as "claimed":

emo_snal (will probably go with furzicle?)
furzicle (will probably go with emo_snal?)
jexia (has an inquiry out to mstrobel)
mstrobel (has an inquiry from jexia pending)
penpusher (no visible offers pending)
sobota (no visible offers pending)
the_lettersea (no visible offers pending)

Edited at 2014-09-03 04:02 pm (UTC)
gratefuladdict
Sep. 3rd, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
Several names there that I am surprised to see unclaimed at this point!!! Let's fill up those dance cards!!!
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adoptedwriter
Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
What a tool! Cee lo's not cool!

I do like the "Bright Lights Big City" song tho...bummer.

"Did I stutter" is also tool-talk. I hope I didn't offend and screwdrivers, hammers or monkey wrenches by using the word, "tool".
After the three ass-hats I just had in my 4th bell class who didn't follow directions, "tool" just seems so fitting! LOL

AW

Edited at 2014-09-03 04:00 pm (UTC)
itsjustc
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
I've never heard anyone use the phrase 'Do I stutter'! in what sort of context do they use it where they may not know they are being offensive?
clauderainsrm
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
It's one of those things where they don't stop and actually think about the words they are saying. Because if you stop and actually break it down, there's really not any other way to take it!
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itsjustc
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
Something I care about is the abuse of redheads in the UK! It is unbelievable that if I make a comment to tell someone that it is a form of discrimination to call them names or slap them etc. people just say 'it's only a laugh, they know I'm joking with them! Oh come on, it's nothing like discrimination!' It seems so ingrained in british culture that you tease, shout abuse, kick, beat up the redheads that people don't see the problem. There was a case where a Family had there house smashed up because all the children were redheaded!!! It's a very strange world!!

I'm not a redhead myself and I get asked all the time why I stand up for them!

Edited at 2014-09-03 05:12 pm (UTC)
dmousey
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you were in another life? I don't understand the 'ginger' bias at all. I have auburn hair so it's darker than traditional ginger and things are fine. If I do however stray to far into the orangey red zone (with lightening my hair, I once did this) holy havoc ensues.
dmousey
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I just realized kajel and I are in different tribes, that doesn't matter does it? (Sorry for the noob q and leaves a plate of organic oatmeal raisen cookies) :)
theun4givables
Sep. 3rd, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Nope, it matters not. Sometimes we're split into tribes based on the topic we chose; sometimes we're all put in the same tribe, etc.

The only thing that matters is that the two of you are doing different topics. :)
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kajel
Sep. 3rd, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I would like to call do-overs on today. I am done and I still have karate class to do this evening. Steals some of the cookies dmousey left lying around.
dmousey
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Hi sweetie! Will bake you more cookies! Sorry you had such a bad day... here's a batch of chocolate chunk cookies! :)
bleodswean
Sep. 3rd, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I have to add the "Are you deaf?!" to this genre of insults. Not good.

I am LOVING the intersecting. I love writing with other folks and have spent many enjoyable hours working on Exquisite Corpses, duels, back-and-forth prose call outs, mind scheming, and ridiculous add-on storytelling. It's a superb way to put the Muse on a hot walker for those so inclined.

Looking very forward to reading the results. The prompts are FANTASTIC!
fodschwazzle
Sep. 5th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
"Hot walker?"

Is that where you leave a steel walker out in the sun all day and then help an elderly person into it after they climb out of a bus, and they are forced to move faster because they can't grip the handlebars for long nor can they support their own weight without the walker?

Because that's a terrible thing to do to a Muse.
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anyonesghost
Sep. 4th, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
Okay, time to take it public.
Single Idol Writer, fabulist, co-winner of an Intersection-heavy LJ Idol Exhibit, seeks Unattached Idol Writer interested in same. No preferences as to topic; adaptive and flexible, comes up with a lot of ideas on demand. Produces quality text in volume at speed; excellent editor and beta commenter when he's not traveling for work. (E.g., the month of September.) References available upon request. First come first serve.
lrig_rorrim
Sep. 4th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Okay, time to take it public.
A+++++ Would totally intersect with again. Bonus: is excellent at destroying and creating worlds. Kaboom!

(Also, I'm super surprised you haven't been snatched up yet)
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