AboutAfter six or so years of being on Gaia I'm finally admitting that I'm going to be less active. By that I mean I'll check in when I remember. I've met a lot of cool people here, a lot of people I'd want to met IRL, and all of them have disappeared because it's been too damned long. Thanks to all those people for being epic and I wish I could've said "good bye" to you properly. I'm sure that one of these days I'll either delete this account or give it to someone. It'll take a few years though. Till then, I'll hang out when I remember.
I'm formally known as Daimin but got tired of using my real name on here so changed it. So there. Also: yes I am male even though my avatars may lean to the female or bi-gender or whatever. The girls have way better clothing options and it totally screws people up to see such a fem avatar with a masculine name. I decided to screw with more heads by making a bi-gender name. Cuz I like ******** with people's heads.
I'm was the lead singer of a band but the band's broken up. I still sing to my kids and I play guitar. I'm a Graphic Artist and working on an apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor. I'm the father of three: one boy and two girls.
I am considered by most to be GOTH, PUNK or EMO depending on what I'm wearing. I don't like labels or sterotypes. I'm just an artist who likes to wear a lot of darker colors (cuz I'm lazy and paint stains don't show so much) and I can be a bit "emotional"...but really who isn't?
Labels I DO USE to describe me:
WARNING: Starting a debate with me could lead to you being wrong or being proven wrong unless you actually know what you're talking about. Also I tend to:
1) Argue with trolls for my own amusement
2) Argue with people who make assumptions or who want to get into a debate for my own amusement
3) Talk to trolls about meaningless things in their threads for my own amusement
4) Mildly troll on occasion for my own amusement
5) Correct people when they're wrong.... for my own amusement
6) Use sarcastic retorts for my own amusement
Generally I hang out in threads for my own amusement.
I will also randomly stop replying in a thread because:
1) The "argument" or "discussion" is getting no where
2) I got bored
3) Your argument is stupid and I can't explain your own stupidity to you any easier than what I had
4) I fell asleep
5) I had to log off to take care of my children or do some PG13+ things with my fiancee.
6) You don't warrent a response anymore
Choose one and go with it.
Apparently I'm a LD regular now. I'm also an LD irregular, a supporter of the "Painful Truth, Self-Harm Discussion and Understanding" thread, and a supporter of the "Single Parent Support Thread". My online friends are just as important to me as my offline friends, hurt them in anyway and I will do something about it.
I am professionally unmotivated and I have a case of selective procrastination. If you don't know what that means, well. You might catch me when I'm off duty when you comment, I'll explain then.
I am the man-twin of BrokenMirrorsNeverLie. That's right, man-twin.
I don't accept random friend requests. You have to actually talk to me and have a meaningful conversation with me to be my friend. And my definition of meaningful is totally different from everyone elses. Basically, if you amuse me and I am interested in talking to you, then yes, you can be my friend.
Any other questions about me are probably answered in my journal. Go there first. Furthermore, NO, I will not be posting pictures of myself or any of my spawn. Why? Because I don't like the idea of it.
NOTE: If you see a quote that has been miss-quoted or know where it's originally from (if it says gaia sig or something) let me know.
"You will ask me, 'What is Goth?' and I will tell you, 'Uh, beats me. Just wear a lot of black and act like a melancholy jackass. That should about do it.' You will give me a disapproving look, and I will straighten up and say, 'Okay, you tell me. What is Goth?'
And you will give me the correct answer:
"It's whatever you want it to be." -Voltaire
"And it's so easy when you're evil. This is the life you see, the devil tips his hat to me. I do it all because I'm evil, and I do it all for free. Your tears are all the pay I'll ever need."-Voltaire- 'When you're evil'
"No one belief-system holds the whole truth. Seek to understand all religions, philosophies, and sciences with an open mind, and accept what feels right to you; That feeling is the guiding hand of the Holy Spirit." - Kadre... dude, I am STILL joining your church.
"Just because I dress weird doesn't mean I'm a freak."-My RL friend Crystal to a cashier who gave her a weird look.
"I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means. "-Marilyn Manson
"So can you tell me what exactly does freedom mean, if I'm not free to be as twisted as I want to be?"-Disturbed
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. "-Charles Darwin
"You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."- Jonathan Davis
"I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I'm learning how to deal with it. That's why I've chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel. "-Jonathan Davis
"The pirating thing is bad. The people it hurts the most are the ones you least think it hurts. It's not the big Britney Spears albums that are being pirated; it's the indie bands that don't have two cents to their name. "-Rob Zombie
"Those days if you drove cross country and you broke down on the side of the road, and the sign says 200 miles to the next gas station, you knew you were so screwed."-Rob Zombie
"Common sense is not so common."-Voltaire (The writer)
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."-Voltaire (The Writer)
"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. "-Stephen King
"People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk. "-Stephen King
"I can't keep up with Stephen King's output. "-Anne Rice
"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds. "-Anne Rice
"We're frightened of what makes us different."-Anne Rice
"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. "-Edgar Allan Poe
"Stupidity is a talent for misconception. "-Edgar Allan Poe
"The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" -John Adams
"How do you know that my dimwitted inexperience isn't merely a subtle form of manipulation used to lower people's expectations thereby enhancing my ability to effectively manuever within any given situation?"-Scream 2
"Q:How would you like your eggs?"
A:Incubated. And then raised. And then beheaded. And then plucked. And then cut up. And then put onto a grill. And then put onto a bun. Damn. It's going to take a while. I don't have time.
"God? He tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!"- Mark Twain-The Mysterious Stranger also one of Lord Excelsior XXIX's sigs.
"Wow that's quite a mouthfull right there.... Yeah I think you got it all down too." -BrokenMirrorsNeverLie (Yeah don't ask)
"The internet is a wonderful thing. It gives every genius a voice. Unfourtunately it also gives every idiot a voice and the idiot's outnumber the geniuses." -Gaia Sig
"When kissing there are generally three levels, Peaches, Pears, and Alfalfa, just put emphasis on each syllable depending on how much passion you would like."-XWHT
"Sexy is trailing a feather down your lover's back. Kinky is using the whole chicken." -Springtimefox
"We live in a world where the good are killed and the evil prosper, where the poor are demeaned and the rich are catered to, where your entire personality is judged by what you wear or what you believe. We live in a dying world that can't be salvaged." - xBanda's sig
"But humans are still parasites. Think about it. Babies siphon nutrition from inside another human. They feed off of whatever the mother feeds off of. They're parasites. A parasite is defined as "An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of." That's how it is with babies. Creepy, right?"-BrokenMirrorsNeverLie
"I know I'm weird. I like it because being weird means I'm different then 99% of the population. Then again, I've never seen a 'normal' person, everyone has their quirks or something about them that would be weird to others. So technically, me being weird is normal. So technically, because I'm normal, you're the one that's weird."-Crystal again...lol
"Don't hate me because I dress funny. Hate me because your significant other thinks I'm hot because I dress funny."-Crystal
"Having a friend with benefits is kind of like having vanilla ice cream then adding chocolate sauce and brownies. It started out great then moved into something even better."-Crystal...needs her own section
"You are the only person who can successfully annoy a 15 month old. Congrats, here's a medal, enjoy it while it lasts because he's going to annoy the PISS out of you if only for revenge purposes."-Crystal
"You killed the Jewish Santa!"-Hello_Cherry_Chick
"Forget "rocket science" or "brain surgery": When we want to make the point that something isn't really all that difficult, we ought to say, "Hey, it's not parenting"-Alfie Kohn, thanks to Hello_Cherry_Chick
"Daddy, you and mommy *points to girlfriend-not her son* should have a little sister." My son...no, not yet.
"Urg. So this guy came up from behind me and said I had a nice a**. When I turned around, he started drooling over my tits. I called him a pervert. He called me a slutty whore. I hate double standards."-Crystal
"Daimin, you're a freak. That's why I'm your friend. It's also why I had sex with you, why we dated briefly, why we still had sex and why we're such good friends now. Saying all that...will you come with me to get my n****e pierced?"-Crystal
"Daimin, I love you. We've survived adversity, politics, bullies, assholes, jerks, bitches, love, and generally hell and we've done it supporting each other. You're like, the brother I never had and the lover I kind of always wanted. You mean a lot to me as a friend. Saying all that, can you look at my n****e ring and tell me if it's infected?"-Crystal
"Daimin, I think I've lost my mind. I want to dye my hair a natural color, wear normal clothes like jeans and pretty shirts...stop laughing. Seriously, stop laughing. I swear to God if you don't stop laughing I'm going to casterate you, make you eat your own sack, then shave you bald, cover you in honey and...wait... I'M BACK!"-Crystal
"Daimin, have you ever thought that dressing like freaks we get...wait...ah screw it. I like being weird. I'm am going to be the only abuse lawyer with pink hair and weird clothes. Now that's a life goal."-Crystal
"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."-Edith Sitwell
"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."-John Ruskin
"When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?" -Tony Campolo
"It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge." -Voltaire
"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." -Jean Paul Sartre
"God's only excuse is that he does not exist."-Stendhal
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world go blind." -Mohandas Gandhi
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."- Albert Einstein
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."- Jimi Hendrix
"Life's a garden, dig it."-Joe Dirt
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you long to return."- Leonardo da Vinci.
"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."-Julius Gordon
"Sanity is madness put to good uses." -George Santayana.
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than to be loved for who I'm not." -Kurt Cobain
"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."-Jean Paul Sartre
"I'd ask if you've lost your mind, but in order to lose something, you must first possess it." -xx petals on the wind xx
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore???
"Live as if you'll die tomorrow. Dream as if you'll live forever." -James Dean on Dreams
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."-C.S. Lewis
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."- Dr. Seuss
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."-Eleanor Roosevelt
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."-Albert Camus
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough"- Mae West
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."- Albert Einstein
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."- Dr. Seuss
"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. "-Bill Gates
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."- Victor Hugo
"Play the music, not the instrument."-Author Unknown
"Worry looks around, regret looks back, faith looks up."- Author Unknown
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."-Francis Bacon
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."-Carl Sagan
"If there was no God, it would have been necessary to invent Him."-Voltaire (the writer)
"You should be as alive as you can, until you're totally dead" -Dylan Moran
"If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi thanks to Sil80-Mako
"Some people see me as a cold hearted b***h. Others think I'd make a great business woman. I always knew my cold hearted bitcheness would make me successful one day." -Crystal
"Daimin, I have to say, I admire you. Not just because you're hot, but because you've lived through enough to make anyone curl up and die. You're a single father, going to school full time and maintaining a job. I will kill the next person who say's you're not good enough to be who you want to be." -My IRL friend Derrick Yeah, it's not life changing but I like it.
"Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being." David Steindl-Rast thanks to Sil80-Mako
"I don't know WHAT the hell you just did, but it worked and I like it. In fact, I think it should be mandatory that you do that to every woman at least once in her lifetime... that kind of sounds wrong doesn't it?" Crystal wink
"If God made everything, God must be somewhere in China" -Courtesy of Xx-Razzmatazz-xX
"I know why I like you. You are the perfect mix of conceited confidence and charming honesty. "-Ning-Shu
"*sigh* Damn it, we have to do this more often, boozing it up, tickling the hell out of each other, not going to bed at all, then walking around the park getting weird looks from people. Remind me why I moved away again? Oh yeah, abuse lawyer so I can make sure people like your foster parents rot in hell. *glomps* I still miss ya, ya crazy ********]
"I think that woman is checking out my a**. No, not YOUR a**, though it does look good in those jeans. My a**. MY a**. Damn...she's...my ex boyfriend's ex. Huh. Small world."-Crystal
"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine
Conversation at the dinner table:
Fiancee:"You know there's two girls growing in here, right?"
Fiancee:"You know that means double of everything, right?"
Fiancee:"You KNOW that means you'll be chasing away twice the boys when they get old enough to date, right?"
Me:"*pause* So, do I buy the shotgun now or later?"
Son:"I wanna shoot too!"
Fiancee and me:*pause then laugh*
Me:"That's my boy."
"Wait, what? You're having twin girls? REALLY? That's horribly hilarious. I mean, with the way you whored around in High School, you REALLY know what all the guys are thinking. Your girls are going to be ******** not in a good way. Oh stop death glaring at me, you have to appriciate the irony in this." -Crystal
"Twin girls? Dude, nice. So...can they be the next Doublemint twins?" - Derrick
"Girls? Really? AWWWW! Can I dress them in matching pink dresses with bows? *pause* Daimin! Don't pretend to throw up and die! It'll be SO CUTE!" - IRL (gay) friend Jimmy
"Life is what happens when you're paying attention to something else."
"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting." - Charles Bukowski
"The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were." - David Brinkley
If you got this far and actually read everything, here's a cookie. *gives cookie* Enjoy.