I may surprise you to learn that things are not always perfect in the 'Cave of Cool'. Sometimes my heavy sighs of ennui echo back at me. Usually I am okay with that delicious cavern music but tonight I am down because of it.
I leave comment on many site from my blog roll but am rarely or never answered. My own comment quotient has dropped off significantly this week too.
I reach out to the selfish needy people on Tumblr (and I am one of those people) and even there I am loved only for the photos they reblog. They don't want to talk to me or they start talking to me and quickly realize I am a goober/doofus and the unfollowing begins. They invite you to reply and then...nothing.
Even my sad little cat captioning pictures stand alone like so many tumble weeds in the desert. I thought the Internet was BUILT on LOL Cats. (Well LOL Cats and porn)
I rarely get any emails from people I know or once knew. I met a really interesting person that lives in my town but he no longer contacts me. I can only assume the experience of hanging out with me wasn't exactly the highlight of his weekend.
I am down to my last episode of 'Firefly'. Sure I have the 'Serenity' movie and a smattering of comic books but, really, I can see the end of my relationship with this show coming to an end soon.
I will not be so pathetic as to either read or create my own 'Firefly' fan fiction. Those always take weird turns no matter how much you try to keep the stories 'pure'. I don't want to know that Jayne and Mal had to share a sleeping bag on some cold moon and afterwards couldn't 'quit' each other.
Second to last Harry Potter movie starts next week. Then what? More overexposed Emma Watson pictures where she has that same short haircut. I get it. You are a pixie but could you at least wear a costume or two where a wig is involved? See, in my pain I even am lashing out at poor Emma. Forgive me Hermione.
Charlie Sheen, Glen Beck, Bill O`Rielly, Justin Bieber, Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton still live. You would think the gods would take pity on us and smite at least one of them with an ironic/humorous death, just to let us know they are thinking of during the holiday season.
Oh fuck, I almost forgot the holiday season. The endless TV commercials showing people who are more happy and fulfilled at this magical time of year that I will ever be. Trust me, having complete freedom and no real responsibilities or obligations to anyone is not as great as you might imagine.
And to top it all off - I have run out of Halloween candy and have no cottage cheese or croutons or pea pods for my salad. I have lettuce. I have an onion. I have stinkin' RANCH dressing. Bleh!
If you listen closely, you will hear my sighs carried to your by the cold northern winds.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.