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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

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    1. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      An apostrophe is like a kind of adhesive tape that you use to attach the letter S to a word when making it a plural. #badgrammaradvice
      1. snowy
        snowy
        Oy vey.
        Dec 20, 2013
      2. Plan9
        Plan9
        LOL'S!
        Dec 21, 2013
    2. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      "I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one." —Flannery O'Connor
      1. mixedmedia likes this.
    3. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I feel like salvaging something beautiful.
      1. Fangirl likes this.
      2. Fangirl
        Fangirl
        Even small gestures can have large results. You are ace.
        Dec 16, 2013
    4. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      “It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” ―George Orwell, 1984
      1. Plan9
        Plan9
        I don't know about the whole destruction thing, but I sure do butcher the English language on a regular basis! HEY-OH!
        Dec 15, 2013
    5. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Dis iz why I’m hot! I don’t give a fack!
      1. snowy likes this.
      2. Plan9
        Plan9
        Dirty man-slut.
        Dec 12, 2013
    6. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      GET TO THE CHOPPA!
      1. Plan9
        Plan9
        He didn't kill you because you didn't haff uh vep-on.
        Dec 12, 2013
    7. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, / Naal ok zin los vahriin, / Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
      1. Remixer likes this.
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      3. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        That should not come as a surprise.
        Dec 6, 2013
      4. snowy
        snowy
        What's it say about me that I know where this is from? :)
        Dec 6, 2013
      5. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        When I was in high school, girls like you were as common as unicorns.
        Dec 6, 2013
    8. Baraka_Guru
    9. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      "A wandering mind is an unhappy mind." —Killingsworth & Gilbert
    10. Remixer
      Remixer
      Lovin' the Umlaute, huh? :D
      1. Baraka_Guru likes this.
      2. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        They indicate that I'm heavy metal.
        Nov 26, 2013
    11. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Look, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
      1. snowy likes this.
      2. Plan9
        Plan9
        "Danger is my trade!"
        Nov 25, 2013
    12. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Philistines don't care about theatre; you mention it, and they think ultramodern multiplex cinemas. When you say what you mean, they shrink.
    13. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I need to fire up my PC and continue with LotRO; I keep thinking about WoW.
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      3. snowy
        snowy
        Come to the dark side. We have pandas.
        Nov 8, 2013
      4. TheSurgeOn
        Nov 25, 2013
      5. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        I know what I need. No one else can tell me that.
        Nov 25, 2013
    14. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      Pardon my French, but fuck Dick Cheney.
      1. GeneticShift likes this.
      2. Plan9
        Plan9
        America heard that.

        *dispatches choppers*
        Oct 31, 2013
      3. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        Yeah, I shouldn't disparage one of the men responsible for saving America from deference.
        Oct 31, 2013
    15. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      The only thing sadder than a one-legged dog is a poet with Alzheimer's.
      1. TheSurgeOn likes this.
      2. TheSurgeOn
        TheSurgeOn
        ..or a one-legged cat trying to bury shit on a frozen pond.
        Nov 29, 2013
    16. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." —Albert Camus
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    17. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I'm corresponding with the quasi-famous sibling of a rock 'n' roll icon. No big deal.
      1. snowy likes this.
    18. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      What I wouldn't give to be in the Riddermark right now.
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      2. snowy
        snowy
        Super nerd moment: I made a Prezi for my class on the history of the English language, and included information on how Tolkien had used Old English as the basis for Rohirric. I also included a section of the poem "The Wanderer," which is a basis for the Song/Lament of Rohan that shows up in the Two Towers (its actual title is up for debate).
        Oct 8, 2013
      3. Baraka_Guru
        Baraka_Guru
        Nice. My one academic use of the book was for an essay on critical theory. It was a Marxist critique that looked at Frodo's struggle with the ring as representing the struggle of the proletariat (literally the little guy). I examined the One Ring as a motif of inescapable burthen of oppression. If I recall, I also considered Aragorn as representing a revolution towards emancipation.
        Oct 8, 2013
    19. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      “Do not regret growing older; it is a privilege denied to many.”
    20. Baraka_Guru
      Baraka_Guru
      I am edit incarnate.
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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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    “I can't remember anything. I remember only ideas and sensations.”
    —James Joyce, Ulysses (1922)
    “Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”
    —T. S. Eliot, “Burnt Norton,” Four Quartets (1943)