Kaiou Michiru is a word-renowned Master Violinist, Cellist and Painter. Her Life is her Art.

5.28.2008 - Finally, a couth man.

"Worst of all from this point of view are those more uncivilized forms of eating, like licking an ice cream cone --a catlike activity that has been made acceptable in informal America but that still offends those who know eating in public is offensive.

I fear I may by this remark lose the sympathy of many reader, people who will condescendingly regard as quaint or even priggish the view that eating in the street is for dogs. Modern America's rising tide of informality has already washed out many long-standing traditions -- their reasons long before forgotten -- that served well to regulate the boundary between public and private; and in many quarters complete shamelessness is treated as proof of genuine liberation from the allegedly arbitrary constraints of manners. To cite one small example: yawning with uncovered mouth. Not just the uneducated rustic but children of the cultural elite are now regularly seen yawning openly in public (not so much brazenly or forgetfully as indifferently and "naturally"), unaware that it is an embarrassment to human self-command to be caught in the grip of involuntary bodily movements (like sneezing, belching, and hiccuping and even the involuntary bodily display of embarrassment itself, blushing). But eating on the street -- even when undertaken, say, because one is between appointments and has no other time to eat -- displays in fact precisely such lack of self-control: It beckons enslavement to the belly. Hunger must be sated now; it cannot wait. Though the walking street eater still moves in the direction of his vision, he shows himself as a being led by his appetites. Lacking utensils for cutting and lifting to mouth, he will often be seen using his teeth for tearing off chewable portions, just like any animal. Eating on the run does not even allow the human way of enjoying one's food, for it is more like simple fueling; it is hard to savor or even to know what one is eating when the main point is to hurriedly fill the belly, now running on empty. This doglike feeding, if one must engage in it, ought to be kept from public view, where, even if WE feel no shame, others are compelled to witness our shameful behavior."

Leon Kass, former chair of the President Bush's Council on Bioethics, on modern America.

5:06 AM

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  "Not just the uneducated rustic but children of the cultural elite are now regularly seen yawning openly in public"

OMG America is dying Democracy just doesn't work
SpeedRcrX 12:09 AM 05/28/08

  "This doglike feeding, if one must engage in it, ought to be kept from public view, where, even if WE feel no shame, others are compelled to witness our shameful behavior."

Methinks you should retreat to whatever elitist hole you came from, Mr. Klass.
FireFly_9 12:12 AM 05/28/08

5.1.2008 - Homer Simpson in CSS

I would have chosen a better subject for my art, but I am nonetheless impressed by the fact that someone has used nothing more than web browser text and CSS to create this image of Homer Simpson.

This looks to be the next phase of a tradition started with ASCII art.

2:12 PM

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  LOL do a CTRL-A on that page he becomes X-ray homer it's scary
SpeedRcrX 09:14 AM 05/01/08

1.12.2006 - After Senshi

After long anticipation, the first installment of the written work "After Senshi" debuted tonight. Excellent prose and taut storytelling composed the bulk of it. It is the work of Mr. Wolfwood, whose other matters as well as this most impressive piece of writing can be found here.

12:12 AM

9.15.2005 - The Hand of Night

The Hand of Night is a fiction written by Mr. Haak which incorporates many of the friends who have come to this house in the action. An excellent afternoon's diversion of reading. The site also contains a stellar introductory primer to the universe of the "Warhammer 40k" game. I would read this, if I had time to play games of such a common nature.

10:46 PM

6.1.2005 - Repository ne้ Yaijinden

Some say madness gives rise to great artistry. I do not know about the truth of such matters, being of perfect equipoise when attempting any artistic endeavour, but the man Yaijinden, who is quite mad when he wishes, is exceptional in the literary sphere. This is his site.

7:15 PM

4.1.2005 - DBZ Dance

I wake up this morning and log onto the public IRC site to see what events transpired suring my beauty sleep, and what do I find? This abomination as a replacement for the front page. Some kind of "DBZ Dance" that features fighters gyrating in all forms of unsavoury manners, with a horrifying soundtrack to accompany their disgusting actions! What is that man Xadium thinking allowing this!?

10:12 AM

1.30.2005 - Ikari Shinji: Lost in Translation

In the hopes that he might put pen to paper and sort out the multifarious details of his confusingly convoluted lifestyle which has spanned over 10,000 years (or is that bastard children?), a stint in the Green Lantern Corps, NERV and the Jedi Order, Xadium has given Ikari Shinji a place to store and develop his memoirs.

11:11 AM

1.25.2005 - The Indigo Files / Reserved Places

A new writer has come to the house, and she shows signs of exceptional potential. Her works have been placed in The Indigo Files, for the perusal of the general public. Also, spaces have been preserved for Sporehunt, a pleasing fiction in which Chibiusa-chan is hunted down mercilessly, and for the art of one Shaldra Darkness, who, while not up to my exacting standards, still shows promise of one day being competent in the graphic arts.

9:56 AM

1.01.2005 - Social Circling

Oh, it has been a long time since I have been asked to update this page.... I've been given the responsibility of presenting new hosted subsites to the masses, as it should be. I shall endeavour to accomplish this task with the utmost grace and elegance, as is to be expected from a Kaioh.

11:37 PM