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mememe - 15 Mar 2019 08:57:45 (#2381 of 4879)

How is your sister by the way? She lives in semi-independent housing doesn't she?

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 08:59:13 (#2382 of 4879)

She is OK, and does live in sheltered accommodation. Her behaviour is mostly fine, and she loves being an Aunty to Teardroplet. Teardroplet is always keen to see her, and play with her - she cajoles her into playing hide and seek behind the curtains.

mememe - 15 Mar 2019 09:01:39 (#2383 of 4879)

Excellent. I think that's the future for the girl in question (the sheltered housing, not necessarily the hide and seek behind the curtains).

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 09:02:15 (#2384 of 4879)

In other news, I went in the bathroom last night and ended up scared witless:

mememe - 15 Mar 2019 09:03:23 (#2385 of 4879)

You don't need those guys staring at you while you take your ease.

FleurDuMal - 15 Mar 2019 09:05:14 (#2386 of 4879)

Ew. I hate toys with starey eyes. Those Victorian dolls with the ringlets are even more terrifying.

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 09:05:14 (#2387 of 4879)

The one on the left was the gift from mingmong. Teardroplet has called it Louis Bear, for reasons I can't fathom.

levelgaze - 15 Mar 2019 09:17:37 (#2388 of 4879)

Our bathroom has a large statue of Kali on the cistern, grimacing at you whilst holding up a man's severed head. It used to be the Virgin Mary looking tragic. Both tended to put a man off. Just MsGaze's little joke.

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 09:18:19 (#2389 of 4879)

"It used to be the Virgin Mary looking tragic. Both tended to put a man off."

Put you off? Surely that would give you the horn, looking all vulnerable like that.

levelgaze - 15 Mar 2019 09:19:55 (#2390 of 4879)

Kali's more likely to give me the horn, to be honest. She takes being a 'strong, independent woman' to the max.

levelgaze - 15 Mar 2019 09:21:13 (#2391 of 4879)

I can't quite believe I just used the phrase 'to the max'. I apologise to all.

mememe - 15 Mar 2019 09:22:31 (#2392 of 4879)

I want you to go away and have a good think about what you just did.

PostmodernToss - 15 Mar 2019 09:30:49 (#2393 of 4879)

Bit early in the day for blasphemy, folks.

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 10:12:11 (#2394 of 4879)

Is it blasphemy if it isn’t your religion?

SinnerBoy - 15 Mar 2019 10:18:07 (#2395 of 4879)

Christ, no!

FleurDuMal - 15 Mar 2019 10:25:18 (#2396 of 4879)

No. It's not blasphemy if you don't believe in it.

levelgaze - 15 Mar 2019 10:30:10 (#2397 of 4879)

I do worry about that a bit... I imagine a guest using the bathroom and being offended.

darkhorse - 15 Mar 2019 10:34:02 (#2398 of 4879)

Surely it is blasphemy from a believer's point of view, which is surely the point.

For a non-believer, it's not that it's "not blasphemy", because that implies there are acts that the non-believer is willing to accept are objectively blasphemous. It's that they don't accept the validity of the grounds for calling certain acts blasphemy. Which is probably itself blasphemous.

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Mar 2019 11:18:01 (#2399 of 4879)

I can't get my head around the concept of blasphemy, it's true. Seems rather thin-skinned to me.

mememe - 15 Mar 2019 11:21:44 (#2400 of 4879)

It's just about control.

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