he's talking about burning, but i'm so cold. (ralphieinrigor) wrote in eljay_bitches,
he's talking about burning, but i'm so cold.
ralphieinrigor
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Application


Basics
Name: Jessie
Age: 23
Where do you live? The beeeee-yoooo-teeee-fullll Pacific Northwest; specifically the Portland Metro Area of Oregon
Explain the story behind your LJ username: There's no real story behind it. I was thinking up words that would form the acronym, RIR, which I'm affectionately/vehemently referred to as on LJ by a few people (most of who have forgotten me by now, I'm sure). I spontaneously thought of Ralphie from the movie, A Christmas Story, and then I thought of rigor because if he'd been an actual person, he'd most likely be dead by now? I don't know. Something like that. Interesting, no? Most of the time my thought process is pretty haywire.
Did anyone invite or refer you? If so, who? No and no.
Are you a member of any other rating communities? If so, which ones? No, but I was once maintainer/moderator of the wrongfully assassinated for absolutely no reason at all by the trigger happy LJ Abuse sniper squad, exalted_my_ass. Oh, the sadness of it all. R.I.P
Your picture: I don't have one. Do I get points deducted for this? I never really understood the whole put your pictures online thing. And it's not because I'm fat (I am fat, by the way) and/or ugly because you see plenty of fat and/or ugly people posting endless amounts of self-portraits on the internet without pause. I just don't get it. Therefore, I don't do it.
Why do you think you are a bitch?: I don't think I'm a bitch. Others seem to think so. I've been called a bitch, a cunt, a twat, and all the other misogynistic terms our wonderful patriarchal society has instilled in us as alright to dispense freely. Uh oh. Now you know I'm a feminist. Didn't mean for that to slip out. Put your rubber gloves and gas masks on before I infect you all! Many people seem to think feminist is synonomous with bitch. Damn those women speaking their minds, talkin' 'bout equal rights when they should be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen making dinner while simultaneously ironing their husband's suit for work the next day!!! In short, I speak my mind about stuff that others shy away from.
What is the worst thing you have done to someone in real life?: The worst thing I've done to someone in real life *pause for dramatic effect* has been to myself by not living up to my full potential.
What is the worst thing you have done to someone on the internet? (link us, if at all possible): Plenty of name calling and finger pointing and making fun of idiots in the now extinct exalted_my_ass. Good times. Good times. I'd link you, but there's nothing to link you to because of the evil bastards over at LJ Abuse. Seriously. There are LJ communities about "white power" and "this is how you starve yourself to death," but you shut down exalted_my_ass? Yeah. That definitely makes sense. Moving on.
Do you enjoy the taste of sweet, sweet revenge?: I enjoy subversive forms of revenge towards large groups of people and institutions such as the government and organized religion. Acts that have long-lasting, long-reaching effects. Overt or covert Fuck You's to the system, any system. Bring down those buraucracies and institutions and corporations. I intend to do much of that in my lifetime. Now that is the best kind of revenge out there. Slicing your ex-boyfriend's tires? Now, that's just stupid. And a waste of good tires. Plus, it makes you look like a psycho (because you ARE a psycho if you slash your ex-boyfriend's tires).
What do you think you could contribute to our community?: Absolutely nothing. I'm as unoriginal as the rest of you.
When people talk about you, they say you are: I don't really know. It goes in one ear and out the other. Basically, I hear a lot about me being too outspoken about abortion and women's issues and other such things. And that makes me a bitch and a cunt and *insert preferred insult* apparently.
Is all of it true?: Definitely. I don't intend to stop speaking my mind about abortion and women's issues and other societal concerns. No one can shut me up.
Who or what do you hate the most, and why?: Anyone who doesn't think like me. Heh. I'm mostly joking. I hate hate hate when people are wishy-washy about their stance on abortion. Pick a side and stand your ground. I hate people who say they're pro-choice when they're actually not. I hate racists, obviously. I hate people who speak down to the homeless and welfare recipicents and the poor safely from the comfort of their warm houses and cushy computer chairs. I hate people who actually believe what the media tells them and what the government tells them and what authority figures in general tell them without question. I hate those guys that rev their engines and mistakenly believe they're somehow making girls in the immediate vicinity wet and drooling for them. Uh. We just think you're stupid, guys. I hate people who drive SUV's. I hate rich people who have no concept of the people on the other end of the wealth spectrum. I hate snobs. I hate people who spend $500 on purses and $300 on pairs of shoes. What's the point? Do you not realize that you are directly lining the pockets of the people whose names are located on the labels of your precious, over-priced items? They make them in sweatshops for $3 apiece and you're paying $300 for them. You're idiots. And those designers know it. They're playing you for fools. They're laughing at you and your stupidity and enjoying it all the same. I hate most people. I hate the entire human race. I think the dinosaurs should have eaten us all when they had the chance. And that's my short list.
Make us laugh:
Make yourselves laugh.
Opinions
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF...
Abortion? As you may have already noticed, I'm vehemently, unapologetically, unwaveringly, proudly, extremely pro-choice. And I'm hardcore pro-choice, as well as very outspoken about it. I don't think the government should have any hand in abortion at all. I don't think there should be any laws governing it or limiting it. I don't believe in parental or spousal consent laws. I don't believe in waiting periods. Abortion is a health issue that should be left in the hands of women and their doctors. I think we need to and can trust women to know what is right for them and their bodies and lives. I don't care why a woman wants an abortion. I don't care about her sexual history or her economic status or her age or the number of abortions she's had in the past ... I believe she should be able to easily acess a safe, legal abortion when she needs one. The thing that really cemented this in my mind is the idea of bodily integrity. Can you imagine someone forcing you against your will to go through a process or procedure or surgery? An invasion of your body? The one and only thing that is absolutely without question yours and yours alone. It goes against the very core of the Constitution and human rights. I refuse to let the government and the "pro-life" movement reduce women to nothing more than incubators, life-support machines, and broodmares.
Homosexuals? I actually believe that all humans are inherently bi-sexual, but most are not secure enough in themselves to say so. There shouldn't even be classifications for sexual preference. You find someone you want to be with and you be with them. I don't consider myself bi-sexual, but I'm open to the possibility of being with a woman. I don't see that as likely to happen. But if there was a woman who came along in my life that I connected with and bonded with and eventually fell in love with, I would be with her. I want to find my soul-mate (if such a thing exists), regardless of their gender.
Do you think they should be allowed to get married? Definitely. I personally don't see why they would want to. Marriage is an archaic institution born of the loins of organized religion. It has an extremely high failure rate. It also puts you and your partner in a system run by the government. Another hand of Big Brother snooping around in your life. People grow up thinking they need to get married to be "normal." I think we need to challenge that notion (and many others).
Censorship? Nothing good can come from censorship. It's a slippery slope. You censor one book and then another and then another and so on and so forth. And pretty soon, you've got nothing to read. Even the Bible has fallen victim to censorship in the past. Believe it or not.
Plastic surgery? As far as elective plastic surgery goes, I think people should be happy with their bodies as is, but I know that won't be the case anytime soon. So, if you have the money and the desire, then it's your choice.
And then there's another side to plastic surgery. Where babies and children who have cleft palates get them fixed by plastic surgeons. Where women who've had mastecomies (partial or full) can get breast reconstruction surgery. Where people with severe disfigurements and scars and defects can get them corrected through plastic surgery, thus improving their self-esteem and self-image, as well as their health (since many defects - such as cleft palates - have negative effects on people's health and sometimes endanger their lives). I always love to hear about kick-ass plastic surgeons who donate their services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford the exorbitant fees.
Fat people? I have no problem with them (I'm one myself currently - hopefully not forever). I hate our fat-phobic, eating disorder-inducing society and the people who perpetuate it. Being plump, chunky, curvy, or whatever weight past society's skinny standard is okay. And you can be fat and healthy. It's true. Now, severe obesity is definitely a problem. I'm talking like 400+ pounds. That obviously presents an abundance of health hazards - heart attack, asthma, sleep apnea, foot injury/pain, etc. And people in this state need lots of help from health professionals, not the stares or snickers of idiots.
Self-proclaimed "goths," "punks," and etc? I hate labels and people who try to stick one on themselves intentionally to fit in. You should be free to be yourself and have the confidence to not give a fuck about what anyone else thinks.
Drugs (ranging everywhere from alcohol to heroin)? Marijuana should definitely be legal. Too much money is spent on arresting and jailing and convicting pot users. It's just stupid. Alcohol is more detrimental than marijuana. And people suffering from terminal illness and/or pain should without a doubt be provided with marijuana to ease their discomfort if they so choose. Alcohol in moderation is fine. We need to do something more about preventing drunk driving accidents, though. And we also need to provide more alcohol recovery programs. Heroin, cocaine, and all other similar hard drugs are no good. They're bad for your body and your mind and your life. Although, it is a person's choice to do drugs and wreak havoc on their bodies and lives. And there definitely needs to be more drug recovery programs available to addicts. Addiction is a serious disease. It's one of the biggest mind fucks out there.
MTV? Eh. Neutral. I like their shows more than the music videos usually (do they even play music videos anymore?). Has anyone else noticed that MTV has the longest commercial breaks EVER? Seriously. I can do a load of laundry, run around the block, and tile the kitchen floor in just one MTV commercial break.
Cutters/self mutilators? It irritates me when people fake self mutilate and announce it to the world for attention or as a badge of coolness. If you actually self mutilate, you usually don't let people know. They find out about it and try to get you help for it.
Reality Television? I can't lie. I like reality teevee. I'm mostly into the shows they have on the health channels like Birth Story and Maternity Ward and Residents and Critical Hour, etc. Also, Cops is a classic. And Maxium Exposure is good viewing on Saturday nights.
War? War has never and will never solve anything. Give me an example of when war has accomplished something. You can't. Peace is the only way to go, but humans are too stupid to realize and utilize it.
Democrats? The lesser of two evils.
Republicans? Pure, unadulterated evil. I really shouldn't make a blanket statement like that, but in this case it's pretty much true. I haven't ever laid eyes on a Republican that I've liked or trusted.
Vegetarianism/Veganism? I wish I was a vegetarian or a vegan. I wish I had the willpower to be one. I've tried in the past, but it never lasted long. I eat vegetarian and vegan foods/dishes when I can and they're yummy. I'm just not an actual vegetarian or vegan. My name is Jessie and I LOVE meat and milk and eggs and cheese.
What are your general opinions on religion? I'm really, really down on organized religion at the moment, especially Christianity. I would eventually like to find some kind of religious/spiritual configurement that works for me. I want to believe in spirituality and a "higher power." I haven't found the right combination of religious/spiritual ideas that fit me. That make me say, "Yeah. That makes sense." I'm not sure that I ever will.
Media and Favorites (please tell us why)
Five bands you like:
Five bands you hate:
I hate these types of questions more than any others because people always try to put together a list that will impress others rather than finding music they actually enjoy. I could put down The Banana Monkey Troupe and people would be all like, "Cooooool. I totally love them, too!" yet they've never heard of them because they don't exist, but they don't want to seem like they're out of the trendy musical loop. Music is amazing in so many ways. DON'T MISUSE IT! Uh, anyway. Johnny Cash is awesome. I've just started listening to him. He's a legend. And his voice, well, it's just so great that words can't even describe it. I really don't know what the current trendy bands are and what the requesite answers should be to these questions. So, I'll just be honest. I like the Cranberries and the Counting Crows and Third Eye Blind and Incubus and other stuff. Minus 1,000 cool points for me.
Three movies you like: Love, Liza, Punch Drunk Love, Owning Mahowny (anything with Philip Seymour Hoffman; he's the best)
Three movies you hate: Autumn in New York, Sweet November, Mary Reiley
Three TV shows you like: Conan O'Brien, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Buffy (and all the spin-offs)
Three TV shows you hate: Extreme Makeover, The Swan, Miss America/Miss Teen USA/Miss Universe/etc.
Favorite word/remark/insult: Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot.
Three stores you like: Goodwill, Target, Fred Meyer
Three stores you hate: I don't really have any hate for any specific retail establisments
Three actors/actresses you like: Philip Seymour Hoffman (obviously), Vince Vaughan, Sean Penn, Edward Norton, James Spader and so many others
Three actors/actresses you hate: wannabe non-actress Paris Hilton who only gets acting gigs and anything else she wants because of her last name when she should be out spending money excessively instead of stealing REAL actress's jobs (she had a bit part in Wonderland; I was very disappointed with the casting director for that one), Kevin Costner, and I can't think of another at the moment
Situations
Your suicidal friend calls you and tells you that she needs help because "her cat died" and doesn't want to live anymore. What do you do? Call her bluff on committing suicide over a cat dying, hang up, start screening my calls and phase her out as a friend. Why is she even my friend in the first place?
You find a cash-stuffed wallet with an ID in it, and you see the wallet's owner walking down the street. You... Yell, "Hey sucka, you dropped your wallet!" And then give it to him/her (Awwww. I'm sooo sweet). Unless, of course, it was Phil Knight's or Bill Gate's or George W. Bush's wallet. I'd have me some fun with those. Probably use their credit cards to subscribe them to porn magazines and send them dildos and porn videos. Send them bouquets of flowers with strange women's names on the cards. Make donations to anti-sweatshop/human rights organizations for Phil. Make donations to the Amish for Bill Gates? (Yeah. I know. I couldn't think of anything good there.) Make MASSIVE donations to Planned Parenthood and GLBT organizations for Dubya. Good times.
If you come across a man asking for money for food, but you know he's going to buy beer, and a man who's asking money for beer, but he tells you the truth, who do you give the money to? Go in the store, buy two six-packs and give each guy one.
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