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Lit From Within

...Her lurid glow...

Abigail Grey
lu·rid adj \ˈlu̇r-əd\
Definition of LURID

a : causing horror or revulsion : gruesome
b : melodramatic, sensational; also : shocking
a : wan and ghastly pale in appearance
b : of any of several light or medium grayish colors ranging in hue from yellow to orange
: shining with the red glow of fire seen through smoke or cloud
— lu·rid·ly adverb
— lu·rid·ness noun

aglow adj \ə-ˈglō\
Definition of AGLOW

: glowing especially with warmth or excitement

You can call me Abi, or Lurid, whichever you are more comfortable with.

This journal is not my private journal, but is my more personal journal. I confess here things I would normally have trouble saying, but I have resolved myself from feeling wrong or guilty over them while here.

I do not intend to ever post personal pictures here, or to write what I did today unless I have something I seriously need to express about it. I will save such boring things for Twitter, Facebook, and my other/main journal.

About me: I’m a fairly tolerant person. I do not see the world in black and white/right and wrong, so I work hard to not judge others for their lifestyle, faith, views, or opinions. I think every one is an very amazing creature who deserves respect and a chance to express themselves and feel connected. 
Interest: Religions, paranormal, spirituality, mythology, bohemia, mysteries, riddles, science, medicine, the macabre, death, fashion, art, music, books, sarcasm, satire, Taoism, parenting, cultural differences, world history, learning, and so much more.

Television: (currently viewed shows) Doctor Who, Sherlock, Torchwood Ianto Jones, Being Human. (older favourites) Firefly, Miracles, Forever Knight, Invader Zim, Psi-Factor, Top Gear, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate: Atlantis Dr. Rodney McKay…

Movies: 28 Days Later, Fido, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Cloverfield, Labyrinth, Dark City, AI, Pirates Of The Caribbean, From Hell, Virtuosity, The Happening and on and on and on…

Books: I loved the Harry Potter books (especially Snape) and some of Terry Pratchett’s novels.

General dislikes (Which would not effect who I’d be friends with, because just because I do not like it doesn’t mean others cannot. I try not to judge others.): The Twilight Saga, religious fanaticals, homophobia, gossip, and popular culture.

A few warnings about me:

I do not currently have internet at home. I ‘borrow’ from my neighbours, meaning it’s not always reliable. So sometimes I might not be able to reply or comment as I’d like. I try, however, to download my friend page and read everything (though if it is behind a cut I have to get online to read it).

I don’t watch television. I don’t know what’s going on in the mainstream, unless I hear it from friends. Actually I couldn’t even tell you about current events or local news 98% of the time. I live under a rock. I’ve only been watching television shows on DVD, and not too often. Also, of all the shows I have watched in the last four months, every single of one of them was a BBC programme.

I don’t listen to new music very often. Don’t get me wrong, I love music a hell of a lot, but I just hardly bother with listening to the radio much (I don’t usually like the newer stuff, any ways). I have a huge collection of personal music I adore and listen to, or when I have a reliable connection I use Pandora or Last.fm to listen to things I’d like (or new things that are similar to my interest). If you have music you think I should hear, by all means hit me up! I’m not afraid of trying new things, I’m just not so much exposed to it.

This journal is my opinion. This should have been warning number one. I do not write my views to force it upon others, I write to express myself and unburden my soul. This journal is not written for the readers, as much as I appreciate them.

∞ If for some reason I bother you and you can accept me for who I am, then it is as simple as unfriending me. I don’t chase people down and question them to why I’ve been unfriended, so you can rest assure it can be a guilt-free and a clean cut. Besides, honestly, I would rather focus my time on people who actually care than those who can’t stand to read some of entries.

I have a lot of opinions. This could be seen as both a positive and negative thing. This journal is my sanctuary, I come here to voice things I might be intimidated to say elsewhere. Please respect that… BUT don’t be afraid to voice your opinions! (I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.  ~Dudley Field Malone)

I like to play Devil’s Advocate. I will very often take a side to debate solely based on the reason that no one else is taking that side. In this I have become like an antagonist, I guess, but this is fine with me, I would rather be that than inside a box. I am not saying anyone is wrong, I don’t believe in that. I am just wishing people will see there is no absolute right, either. Each side tends to think themselves right, so I can only assume they both are for their reasons. Okay, this makes no sense, so I am moving on.

I have a morbid and sarcastic sense of humour. I’m not a violent person, or hateful by any means, but I do have a very dark outlook of the world sometimes. I am, undoubtedly, a cynic. I am, also, the type that laughs during horror movies and screams during romantic scenes (literally, I scream and cover my face for some of that mushy stuff, it’s just embarrassing!)

∞ And lastly (for now), I have an insane addiction to commas and parentheses. I cannot explain it, and for the most part am unable to help myself. It probably gets confusing sometimes and I apologise for that. I seriously need to study grammar a bit more, I suppose.

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