So, Dumbledore is gay.
Man, I remember when the Lord Protectors of Decency (TM) were all upset with Lois Lowry‘s The Giver, this despite the fact that the hero risks his life trying to return real “family” to the world. Bashing The Giver has gone out of style (well, mostly), perhaps because the mind of the censor is too small to contemplate more than one book at once, and nowadays we have Harry Potter to worry about. And I guess if your mentality is of the sort which finds it reasonable to justify your entire belief system by the supposed preponderance of sevens in ancient Greek manuscripts you’ve never actually read, then maybe you should be worried that somebody carrying a wand of yew will sneak up behind you and scream, “Avada kedavra!”
(People who know me can testify that I have the odd nervous habit of twirling things between my fingers: pens, twigs, chopsticks. I spin them about, idly tap them against a desk, click and re-click anything which is clickable. Now you know the reason why: I’m actually exhibiting my repressed inner Dark Lord nature.)
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People who know me can testify that I have the odd nervous habit of twirling things between my fingers: pens, twigs, chopsticks. I spin them about, idly tap them against a desk, click and re-click anything which is clickable.
Sounds like a Tourette symptom ;-).
Actually, I think a high proportion of smart and highly educated people, specifically including many denizens of the net/web/blogosphere, have mild (in some cases, not so mild) forms of recognized psych/neuro disorders like Tourette, autism or various OCDs.
(Me? I’ve got two degrees and want at least one more, and I like to think I’m smart).
Hmmm. Maybe Tourette’s is why I am, in Denyse O’Leary’s words, an “ill-tempered illiterate.”
I’ve actually wondered about that, myself, ever since I saw this documentary on the symptom that cleared up the simple “Fuckass” version of Tourette’s everyone is familiar with. I’m not really certain whether I do anything that counts as a tic, though.
However, I did have one rather OCD habit as a kid, namely that if I ever bumped into something on one side, I’d have to bump into something on the other side to even out the sensation. I don’t do it any more, but nonetheless I do have have a fair share of little rituals. So I guess it’s not far-fetched.
Thanks for the link. The post has attracted at least one nutjob …. care to take a swing?
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