DragonCon is a large, busy science fiction convention held every year in Atlanta. No, sadly, we didn't go. bandage and M were able to attend this year, together with a large group of friends, but we, alas, were not.
So instead we spent the weekend with moonshadowdance, lightgatherer, their partner Chris, ucertola, and a group of other friends.
We had a blast.
What every evil genius needs...
...is a good archnemesis. And I believe I've found just the person.
He has all the qualities one generally looks for in an archnemesis: he's intelligent, we see eye to eye on most things, we get along very well, our philosophies and worldview are generally compatible. There's just one catch: He's not a superhero, he's an evil genius as well.
But I figure I can overlook that. After all, the "evil genius/superhero" thing has been done to death anyway.
So without further ado, I give you:
Yesterday, a friend of mine referred me to a journal whose author, who I will call "Junior" to protect the guilty, referred to me as "a reckless, double-talking, lying, swindling, womanizing buffoon." I was quite disappointed that he left out "scruffy-looking" as well. I've always rather enjoyed being referred to as "scruffy-looking."
In any event, since this is LJ, and LJ is all about drama, after all, I thought I'd put it to a vote. So, today's question, boys and girls, is: "Is Tacit a reckless, double-talking, lying, swindling, womanizing buffoon?" Ready? Here we go!
Is Tacit reckless?
Every day, in every way, Tacit makes a coke-addled rock star with a gambling problem look downright timid.
Only when he drives.
He seems levelheaded enough, mostly...
Tacit? Reckless? To him, getting Cap'n Crunch cereal *WITH* Crunch Berries is a radical act!
It will be night soon, and they mostly come at night. Mostly.
Is Tacit double-talking?
Tacit was the inspiration for "Newspeak" in George Orwell's "1984"--he's a doubleplus doubletalker!
Well, let's just say Tacit would make an excellent cult leader. Or North Korean dictator. In fact, there was this one time when Tacit and Henry Kissenger...
I dunno, he just seems to call 'em like he sees 'em.
Aanal, Enacku Naiimadu Kaanali!
Clarus the dogcow says "Moof! Moof!"
Is Tacit a liar?
Are you kidding? Tacit is like the board of directors of Enron, the chief financial officer of Worldcom, and the security team at Microsoft all rolled into one!
I dunno, he seems to call 'em like he sees ;em.
Truth is beauty, and beauty truth, and Tacit's like, totally hot, and stuff.
Only try to realise the truth...there is no spoon. Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
The following sentence is true. The preceding sentence is false.
Is Tacit a swindler?
Hell yes! He sold me this aluminum siding once, and I live in a BRICK HOUSE!
You know those emails that say some guy in Nigeria will wire twenty-one million dollars into your bank account if you send him your account number? That's Tacit.
If you ever shake hands with Tacit, better count your fingers after you're done...
I'd trust Tacit with the silverware, no sweat.
Praise "Bob"! Give me Slack or kill me!
Is Tacit a womanizer?
Tacit's never met the woman he hasn't bagged, or tried to.
Yeah, but only with *lesbian* chicks!
Tacit invests in romantic relationships even when they're difficult, which makes him a pretty lousy womanizer.
Tacit's too easily distracted to make a good womaniz--oooh! Donuts!
Are you kidding? If circumstances permitted, I'd jump Tacit in an English minute.
Is Tacit a buffoon?
Oh, no, Tacit's far too evil to be a buffoon. The fall of France in 1940? Tacit's fault!
Tacit's far too serious to poke fun at himself. That's the heart of his buffoonery.
"I do not want to be a holy man; sooner even a buffoon." The court jester is wiser than the king.
Aren't buffoons those monkeys with the red butts?
"Hello Kitty" vibrators ROCK!