Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Interesting

I got an e-mail from an acquaintance yesterday in which she confessed that my LiveJournal interests "disturbed" her.

For those who have quite sensibly never bothered to read my user info page, my 'interests' include such things as torture, war, and murder, and she gleaned that I might be some kind of closeted sicko or serial-murder fetishist. Well, allow me to clarify, person I barely know:

First, I am sort of interested in torture, war and murder, since I am fascinated with the antisocial manifestations of the social animal that is man. However, lest you worry, let me point out that my 'interests' list was in fact meant to be a joke.

Allow me to explain: I don't really like writing up my 'interests' (about which see below). But since there's a spot for it on the LJ user info page, I decided to toss in a few legitimate interests of mine (baseball, comics, postmodernism, literature) and then list a whole group of horrible things and then an incongruously innocent thing. So I typed in something along the lines of "horror, death, torture, murder, chaos, war, and kittens". Meant, you see, as a gag. But, unbeknownst to me at the time, LJ alphebetizes your interests list, thus spoiling the build-up of the gag and making it appear as if I am a psychopath instead of a garden-variety sociopath.

As to why I don't like listing my interests, the reason is that, with a few long-term exceptions (such as those mentioned above), they are extremely frangible. My interests have ranged all over the map the last 30 years, and what I'm into today, I may not be into tomorrow. However, to further ease your mind, here are a number of things I am interested in this week. If, after reading this, you still think I am slightly insane, well, get in fucking line, is all I can say.

LEONARD'S 'INTERESTS' THIS WEEK

Underground hip-hop; shotguns; English cuisine; competitive skateboarding; Scandinavian black metal; Paul de Man; pacifism; Arabic calligraphy; Martha Graham; the Legion of Superheroes; sans-serif fonts; horticulture; post-war German literature; "The Getaway" for PlayStation 2; early Christian theology; game theory; Marvel comics of the late 1960s; old-time radio; bourbon; and movies about organized crime.
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