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31 July 2004 @ 10:02 am
Hmmm...A Little Misanthropic Today, It Seems  
Showed Dianna Neverwhere recently.  It's surprising that I'd like this, as I'm such a non-fan of Neil Gaiman, but, surprisingly, it's pretty good.  Also surprisingly, she really liked it.  OK, maybe it's not that shocking.
Sometimes, I can be a real asshole.  No, this isn't related to the above, this is separate.  Actually, it's not that I'm so bad, it's that your average human cannot take brutal honesty.  See, I'm the kinda guy, you ask my opinion, or you give me the chance to express it, and I'm gonna give it to you.  When I do, you aren't gonna get sugarcoating or niceties; I'll give it to you straight up, no chaser.  And you just might hate to hear it...though, 99% of the time, I'm right, and you'll come to see that.

Yes, that's an arrogant thing to say, but it's true.  And it's not that I'm so smart that I know everything, it's that I'm not distracted by emotion and bias, so I boil things down to the basics and go from there.  And most people can't handle that.  Humans feel safe inside their little shells, back behind those filters that they have erected like walls to clean the dirty Truth so that, by the time they face it, it's some pretty Pollyanna version of the world...and then they are shocked when things fall apart.

So, just a warning.  Don't ask me for my opinion or advice if you don't want that truth shoved in your face.  You wanna hear what you wanna hear, you go somewhere else, there ain't no sugar here, kid.  Just raw, unvarnished Truth, sold by the pound.
Current Music: Slipknot - People=Shit
Geisha Dollgeisha_doll on July 31st, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
I tend to not ask for opinions for that very reason. -laughing- Moi, liking my little world? DAMN STRAIGHT! No, I appreciate the fact that there are people you can rely on to be honest. It doesn't mean that you have to agree with them or for that matter even listen -laughing- but it does mean that you feel safe in the knowledge that they are.... hm, what is the word? Real? I dunno... with all the bs I've seen around, it makes me appreciate those who are unapologetic even more.
superfledermaus on July 31st, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
which is exactly why we love you
bitterfun on July 31st, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
They have Neverwhere(A BBC production) on DVD as well. It's nice and british dry and has all of the wonderful qualities of a BBC budget.
Tyrantbitterreign on July 31st, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I loved Neverwhere, but if you liked it, then you should read King Rat by China Meville. Same kind "underground" London atmosphere, but done better I think. It's a modern retelling of the Pied Piper. Brilliant!
kitty_blackwell on July 31st, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
I love Neverwhere!
boundmuse on July 31st, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
If I bother to ask someone's opinion, which is not often... I expect the truth. Otherwise, why bother to ask. If I wanted fluff, I would ask for it.
oldergoddess on August 1st, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
if you do not want the answer...do not ask the question...otherwise deal with it.