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I went to Frankenmuth with my friends today. It's a little town in Michigan that's all about Germany. Specifically Bavaria!

GO BAVARIANS!!!! (Spell check tried to change this to "barbarians"...-__-)

Anyway....

I was going to buy a beer stein, but they didn't have any that struck my fancy. Oh well. *sigh* I'll have to keep looking. I did, however, get CHEESE and these little pastries. I can't remember what they're called right now, but they're awesome.

Of course, all the walking around was hell on my poor knee, so I'm sitting here, debating if moving is really a good idea. At least I'm going to the doctor on Friday to get it looked at. Again.
I gave up on NaNo!

I know, I FAIL!!!!!!!!!! Sorry. -_-

NaNo CHAPTER FIVE

I want you all to know right now that I made Lucifer and Satan TWO. DIFFERENT. PEOPLE. on purpose. First person to message me with a bitch complaint about this is going to get an angry message in response. And it'll be worse than the one YOU send, I promise.

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NaNo CHAPTER ONE

Look, I'm doing NaNo this year! First time, people.

RATED. M.

Warnings? Blasphemy, for starters. I'm not really making fun of religion, but some of the stuff is kind of sketchy. (Don't bother commenting about how I offended you.) Language (just in case), blood, gore, yaoi (that's male/male relationships, people), yuri (female/female), torture, psychological torture, probably rape. I'll add more as it goes on, I'm sure.

There, I've warned you.

Title: None (as of yet), but I'll update this soon as I think of one.

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Do You Wear Religion?

How we worship God is a very touchy subject. There are several variations of religion-- some even contain dozens of different aspects within themselves-- and all have their own way of praising the Lord. We go about our day worshiping God however our religion, if we have one, has taught us and never question the process. Once a week, we go to a building with others just like us and worship, or try to, while thinking about other things going on in our life. But what if we are wrong? I am not debating if there is or is not a God, and I am certainly not going to tell you how to worship, but it is a very important question. Let me explain.

Eastern thinkers have stated Western religions objectify God. We use Him more as a status symbol now than in previous centuries. How can this be possible? Has there been a day you haven’t shouted “Oh my God” or sworn by His name? I am not talking about prayers, by the way. I am talking about everyday life, while you walk through the mall with your friends, or fight with your spouse. This is when we objectify God.

Using His name this way is not the only issue Westerners have with objectifying God. Sunday, Friday, Wednesday, whenever you worship God, do you stare out a bus window and pray silently? Occasionally, certainly, but do you usually grasp the cross around your neck, or reach into your purse for the Bible you cart around with you? These objects, which only hold as much religious value as we put into them, tie us to God more than they should.

This is not to say the cross is not an important religious symbol. All I am stating is you do not need to have three of them tattooed on your arms. Honoring God does not-- should not-- require a physical life-line we can look at or touch whenever we feel we need comfort. The truly faithful believe God can hear you no matter when or where you pray, and to be honest, the most heartfelt words probably aren’t spoken in a church.

We get so wrapped up in showing off our religion, we forget what the whole idea is really about. This is why Eastern thinkers believe the Western God is objectified.  Very few of them walk around with tattoos of Buddha-- and other respective religious leaders-- on their backs, or small statues of them in their purse. Certainly, they worship in temples, but it is silent meditation in which they connect to their spiritual leader. They do not listen to someone read passages from a book, and they understand the lessons from their respective scriptures are supposed to help us in everyday life, not dictate how we live.

There is a church down the street from my house. Each day, I drive past it and note the religious message on the giant electronic sign posted out front. I stare at the enormous glass windows, none of which depict scenes from the Bible, and every time, I am distracted by a cross. The cross is larger than the building, stretches an entire wall, and is completely unnecessary to their worship. Inside the church is a gymnasium, with pews that can fold out every Sunday for worship. The sign says anyone can come, but you get the feeling you’re only welcome certain hours on one day a week. This is how we objectify God. Are we honestly so busy that we need to set one day aside each week where we can be bothered with religion?

Another thing separating us from our Eastern counterparts is the statue of Jesus in most churches. Eastern religions, of course, have statues of Buddha and their God/Goddesses, but these are statues of the individuals they are worshiping. When you look at a statue of Jesus and pray, who are you really praying to? This is how we objectify God. Have we lost so much of our original faith that we need something to stare at while praying for forgiveness or asking Him to heal a loved one?

I would like to remind you that I am not declaring your religion is wrong, and I am certainly not saying you need to stop what you are doing. Please, do not burn your copy of the Bible. What I am saying is that most of us give a time frame to religion now. No wonder Easterners think God is an object.

I wish I could give a solution to the problem. I wish I could stand up here and tell everyone “Don’t worry, I know how to set us on the right path again”, but I can’t, because I do not have an answer. And I might not need one. After all, God is whoever you want Him to be. If you need Him in your life, He is there, one way or another. If you don’t want Him involved, I cannot convince you He is helping. God is an idea (I would say He is a person, but the word is hardly appropriate, considering who we are discussing), and like all ideas, needs one thing to make Him real. He requires faith. There is no real need for flowery words, or fancy icons you can buy at a dollar store.

Eastern thinkers have the right idea with how they worship. Temples are open all the time to anyone, believers or non. In fact, I hate to say it, but they may have more faith than Westerners in this aspect. They don’t require a cross to hold when they are feeling alone or don’t know what to do in a situation, their faith is enough. And their faith helps them pull through. Don’t you think it’s time we get back to the roots of our religion and put as much faith into Him as we once did?

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PHRASES
01.It’s All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye02.It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
03.Oops04.Eureka!
05.Do You Want Fries With That?06.Wild Horses Couldn’t Make Me…
07.Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!08.Don’t Dream It, Be It
09.Are You Insane?10.I’ve Never Felt Like This Before

EMOTIONS
01.Happy02.Sad
03.Joy04.Vengeful
05.Hope06.Compassion
07.Shy08.Broody
09.Confused10.Lonely

UN-THEMED 1
01.Dust Bunnies02.Wings
03.Carpet04.Fireflies
05.Space06.Cupboard
07.Maple Syrup08.Sigh
09.Waiting10.Prowl

UN-THEMED 3
01.Feet02.Duck
03.Set04.Clean
05.Tease06.Help
07.Fury08.Sparks
09.Angel10.Ball

SONGS
01.Gunslinger02.Song
03.Song04.Song
05.Song06.Song
07.Song08.Song
09.Song10.Song

MOVIES
01.The Boondock Saints02.Movie
03.Movie04.Movie
05.Movie06.Movie
07.Movie08.Movie
09.Movie10.Movie

SLASH/FEMSLASH
01.Lip-Stick02.Grass
03.We Shouldn’t04.Watched
05.Distract06.Sparkle
07.Music08.Painting
09.Fur10.Magical

ANGST
01.Broken02.Lost
03.Thinking Of You04.Deprived
05.Regret06.I Wish
07.If Only08.Heartsick
09.Change10.Miss You

PLOT? WHAT PLOT?
01.Up Against The Wall02.Under The Stars
03.On The Desk04.In The Elevator/Lift
05.Theatre Cloakroom06.Angry!Sex
07.Hate!Sex08.Spontaneous!Sex
09.Sleepy!Sex10.Afternoon Delight

COLOURS
01.Red02.Blue
03.Yellow04.Green
05.Orange06.Purple
07.Black08.White
09.Pink10.Grey

SAUCY
01.Kiss02.Suck
03.Nibble04.Bite
05.Lick06.Taste
07.Touch08.Stroke
09.Fondle10.Nuzzle

UN-THEMED 6
01.Taboo02.Special
03.Want04.Beast
05.Charisma06.Desperate
07.Promise08.Paranoia
09.Baggage10.Unrequited

UN-THEMED 7
01.Crime02.Working
03.Pride04.Sever
05.Tread06.Know
07.Faith08.Old
09.Scoop10.Paper

UN-THEMED 8
01.Free02.Purr
03.Sprite04.Care
05.Croon06.Jump
07.Sense08.Father
09.Beauty10.Picture

WEATHER
01.Rain02.Fog
03.Snow04.Wind
05.Sun06.Frost
07.Storm08.Dew
09.Humid10.Heat-Wave

ROMANCE
01.Massage02.Candles
03.Wine04.Dance
05.Moonlight06.Kisses
07.Forever08.Aphrodisiac
09.Chocolate10.Champagne

HORROR
01.Monster02.Nightmare
03.Vampire04.Killer
05.Psycho06.Mask
07.Death08.Ouija Board
09.Bleeding10.Grave

POINT OF VIEW
01.1st Person Narrative 02.2nd Person Narrative
03.3rd Person Narrative 04.Inner Monologue
05.1st Person Narrative 06.2nd Person Narrative
07.3rd Person Narrative 08.Inner Monologue
09.Writer’s Choice 10.Writer’s Choice

FOOD
01.Stew02.Ice-Cream
03.Guacamole04.Gumbo
05.Curry06.Strawberries
07.Barley Sugar08.Cream
09.Apples10.Mint

PLACES
01.Office02.Park
03.Bathroom04.Kitchen
05.Subway/Underground06.Alley
07.Aeroplane08.Changing Room
09.Beach10.Forest

Customer of the Week

Okay, I've been meaning to do this for a while.

Working in the food industry sucks. It isn't the management, or my coworkers. I love them all dearly. It's the customers.

That's right, it's YOU, you know who you are, dumbass that hit the front booth of my store and destroyed our coffee pot. It's YOU, the guy who's so drunk, he vomits right in front of me.

Though, the one I'm about to mention next deserves an award. Most people go through the drive-thru the correct way. Granted, there are accidents and what-have-you, but no one has succeeded to beat this guy. YET.

I never should have looked up, because watching a car drive backwards through your lane isn't something you want to see. Or miss, I haven't quite decided. And this wasn't he pulled into a parking spot, backed up, and drove around the building. Oh no. He drove past my lane, car facing the proper direction. I'm not sure, never will be, when he decided he HAD TO HAVE those six cheeseburgers, but it was clearly a craving that would not be denied, because he put his car in reverse, hit the gas, and swerved into my lane, nearly colliding with an SUV. Who was, by the way, feet away from the ordering screen.

Honestly, sometimes I wonder what you people are thinking.