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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Posted by shanoah on December 5, 2009

Well, if you’re back, Sean, I suppose I should post more then once every 10 days or so. So your NANO novel involved transexual dragons? Interesting. I’ll have to read it one of these days.

I’m agreed about Christmas. Everyone acts like perfect, Norman Rockwell people for a few days, then goes back to screaming at each other for the rest of the year. And of course, Christmas and birthdays are the only time people are supposed to give gifts to each other, or even be nice to each other[1].

There isn’t any real honesty in it. It’s all a facade. Which is why I thought this song from the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde musical would be appropriate.

[1] “And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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