X-Message-Number: 16481
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 20:22:50 -0700
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: Re: On being taken seriously...
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Deathist Lurker Girl wrote:
> As a result of my first post, I got a bit of a verbal backhand from Kennita
> Watson, after doing nothing more than saying that she was among those I
> admired. 

I've mostly forgotten the exchange -- thanks anyhow....

> Since then I have had the following warped scenario in my head
> (forgive me in advance for sharing it):
> <cue Celine Dion...>
> (Scene:  Kennita Watson and I on the slippery deck of the rapidly-sinking
> Titanic, surrounded by multitudes of frantic, pushing, shoving people
> attempting to squeeze into the few remaining lifeboats.)
> Man's voice:  "We can take one more in this boat!  Only one more!  Hurry!"
> DLG: "You go, Kennita.  You're young and courageous.  You *want* to live."
> Kennita:  "What are you talking about?  *You* have to go, too!"

Whoa, Nellie!  My response would have been "OK -- nice knowing you!"
If there's only one space left on the boat, it's *mine*!  I'd fully 
expect to have to fight for it, but if I don't, all the better.

> Kennita (freeing her hand, lowering her eyes and getting into the crowded
> lifeboat): "Sure, yeah... I'll remember *for about five minutes* that you
> were some random dumbass who refused to get into this lifeboat..."

Mind you, if you were an immortalist I cared about, I'd team up 
with you to toss "some random dumbass" (deathist/short-timer) over 
the side to make room for you -- someone with the will to live.

And bluster aside, if you stayed calmly to die, I'd remember you
for much more than five minutes, thinking about why you were so 
willing to die.

And I don't think I'd lower my eyes.
Live long and prosper,
Kennita Watson          |  Check your receipt!  If it has your complete 
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