My mother is dead and I miss her.


  1. RMG

    Most everyone’s dead, nowadays. vOv

  2. Robyn E. Kenealy

    Wow, isn’t it amazing that the first time I responded to this comment I did it as Gaius, like a fucking fool? I am no longer going to comment as him. It’s dumb. Not only that but I’m retroactively removing or editing a bunch of them. I don’t like it, it isn’t working, and I’ll tell you why!

    Because, my immediate response was to make a kind of dumb joke out of death. When the reality is that in part I wrote a fan fiction novel as a way of dealing with a bunch of shit about myself that I really don’t like, some of which is related to the horribleness of death. And one of the points of posting the fanfic in this way was to force myself to admit some of the crap that made me write it. But instead, it just became another way of not talking about it. Plus, and much as it pains me to admit, for the most part I wasn’t doing it very well.

    So, my REAL response is: you’re right. But, like Stalin once said, “one death is sad, a million deaths is a statistic.” And sure, he was giving advice for marketing fascism, but marketing is often based on the study of psychology.