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Baraka_Guru
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Baraka_Guru

Möderätor, Male, from Toronto

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Oh, hi! Nov 12, 2018

Baraka_Guru was last seen:
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    1. EventHorizon
      EventHorizon
      what do you know about the book "Blood Meridian"?
      1. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        It's somewhere on my reading list. From what I know besides the plot/setting: it's an underrated work (at least originally) of modern American literature. Upon the vehicle of historical fiction, there are elements of satire and the grotesque. It's not a straight-ahead Western, so expect to be challenged. It's supposed to be brilliant. Are you going to read it or are you trying to make sense of it?
        Oct 31, 2011
      2. EventHorizon
        EventHorizon
        it was recommended to me by an instructor i hold in the highest esteem
        Oct 31, 2011
      3. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        In that case, I think it's a no-brainer. Let me know what you think of it.
        Oct 31, 2011
    2. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Chat is the word
    3. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Determining between what I want and what I think people expect me to want.
    4. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I'm not sure which is more interesting, the way things are or they way things are perceived.
      1. Fangirl likes this.
    5. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I need to dismantle the fence and build a raft out of it. Or a dirigible.
      1. KirStang
        KirStang
        Up!
        Oct 28, 2011
    6. Baraka_Guru
    7. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I am invincible; I don't cling to things.
    8. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Putting a turkey breast in the oven. Better late than never, I guess.
    9. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I can see clearly into other worlds.
    10. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      All I've experienced so far today is sleep and apple pie. Thanksgiving'd!
    11. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Okay, they're not "cutting up" the street in front of my apartment; they're DRILLING it, and it's shaking the building. My dog LOVES it....
      1. ring
        ring
        One of my past dog friends (named Thunder)
        was terrified of thunder.
        She couldn't fit under the bed, so I fashioned a shelter for her out of blankets over a few chairs.
        It seemed to help a bit.
        Oct 5, 2011
      2. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        When the thunder rolls in here, Xena prefers the "den" under my desk.
        Oct 5, 2011
    12. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      They're cutting up the street in front of my apartment. I wonder if it's for that fancy cross-town transit thing they're doing.
    13. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      My love knows no bounds. (Except where bondage is concerned.)
    14. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Why the fuck does my building have its water shut off so fucking much? The last time was only two weeks ago! /cannotwashmyhands
    15. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      "Obama is NOT a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. + You're thinking of Jesus. +" —read on a placard
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    16. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      After a while, book queries all...sound...the same....
    17. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      is self-recalcitrant.
    18. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      The words—they're still coming....
    19. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I loves me some winter squash.
      1. ring likes this.
    20. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      The words—they just keep coming in!
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    The details of my life are quite inconsequential. But very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical — summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds — pretty standard, really. At the age of twelve, I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it —

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