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November 12th, 2010 (01:38 pm)

If you were in solitary confinement for the rest of your life, and you discovered a cockroach in your room, would you kill it or make it your friend?

Who wouldn't befriend it (or imagine they had; the cockroach might have different ideas, if indeed it had any at all)?  Who writes these questions?

Of course, if you assume the question is badly written in a different way, then the question arises as to whether or not I can have my cats with me.  If "solitary confinement" does not exclude traditional pets, then I'll keep the cats and they can eat the cockroach, I don't care.  In that sense -- "I respect and embrace all life as long as it is of direct use or comfort to me!" -- I'd make a lousy Buddhist.  Or vegan.  Or... well, person, I guess.  Oh well.

Why did I just answer the writer's block question?


Posted by: Erbie McInQuack (erbie)
Posted at: November 12th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)


Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: November 12th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)

Who wouldn't befriend it

ME. Bug phobia. I'd probably be unable to kill it either though.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: November 12th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)

I have a *horrible* bug phobia though, and I think I would befriend it! Maybe I've just seen Wall-E too many times.

Posted by: law_nerd (law_nerd)
Posted at: November 12th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Brain loading

Would definitely depend on how "solitary confinement" is defined ... with, or without, internet enabled computer is a good question. 'tis much more fun to talk to (or type at) the figments of my imagination when they talk back in interesting and unpredictable ways.

Certainly with or without pets: if one gets to choose companion animal roaches would be low on my list -- and if it's a no-pet form of solitary, then presumably if one befriended the local rats/mice/roaches one's captors would be duty bound to exterminate them.

Also, of course, depends on how long I'd been there, since I suspect that after a certain length of time (unknown to me) I'd become sufficiently depressed and likely also sufficiently irrational that the person there would no longer -- at least in terms of my ability to predict her actions -- be me. And how on earth would I know what that stranger would do...?

Or, in other words, like most writer's block questions, too much question, not enough info to give meaningful answer.

Posted by: Brandoch Daha (ticktockman)
Posted at: November 13th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)

One wonders if there is anyone left who reads archy and mehitabel


Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: November 13th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)

I would probably not kill it, because squished bugs ick me out more than live bugs do. I would, however, hope it went away quickly. If a cockroach is my only choice for a friend, I think I'd be better off sticking with the voices in my head.

Posted by: Kat (kindness_says)
Posted at: November 17th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)

Let me preface the squee by saying, I hate The Notebook; I even tried to watch it again after staring at this video for a few hours, and it didn't work. I still hated it. I don't know if it's the frame of the old people, or that Nicholas Sparks is annoying in every context except possibly writing A Walk To Remember, or that I really prefer Rachel McAdams not blonde and find it so weird that she is supposedly naturally blonde (she must not be the kind of blonde they're having her do in movies, though, because usually it's people's natural hair color that works best for them, and that's just not true with her and blonde)...

ANYWAY, the one big draw of The Notebook is that Ryan and Rachel (the leads) were together in real life.

CLICK HERE FIRST: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTLDLWhgV1c&feature=player_embedded (warning: a little loud)

And I'd seen this clip before, but I'd forgotten about it until I was wandering or something two or three nights ago, and this post (CLICK HERE SECOND): http://poshcat.livejournal.com/363989.html

which pretty much sums up what's fabulous about it.

Yeah, and I personally just have a thing for Actors Who Play Opposite Each Other (extra points for more than once!) And Also Love Each Other For Realsies. Also, I like that they're both from Canada. I think it's kind of sweet. Also, I'm normally much more into Rachel than Ryan - she's so gorgeous, especially like this, and he's like, one of those guys whose hair is too short 90% of the time. Plus, I think I've only seen him in The Notebook, so there is really no reason to be particularly crazy about him. But he's very normal and surprisingly hot in this video. I could start ticking off things that poshcat didn't even mention, but I shan't. *cough* I already flailed about it to one of my guy friends the other night. He was totally into it, because he (I didn't know this before) has a Rachel McAdams thing. Haha.

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