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"It's All Been Done"


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"It's All Been Done"



by Barenaked Ladies

 

I met you before the fall of Rome

And I begged you to let me take you home

You were wrong, I was right

You said goodbye, I said goodnight

 

It's all been done

It's all been done

It's all been done before

 

I knew you before the west was won

And I heard you say the past

was much more fun

You go your way, I go mine

But I'll see you next time

 

It's all been done

It's all been done

It's all been done before

 

And if I put my fingers here, and if I say

"I love you, dear"

And if I play the same three chords,

Will you just yawn and say

 

It's all been done

It's all been done

It's all been done before

 

Alone and bored on a thirtieth-century night

Will I see you on The Price Is Right?

Will I cry? Will I smile?

As you run down the aisle?

 

It's all been done

It's all been done

It's all been done before

 

I've always thought that song was a was not only super-fun and catchy, but also conveyed a very attractive life attitude. The whole idea of everything being the same even in vastly different times and places. The endless history; the endless future. Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever" is somewhat reminiscent, but while Shakira definitely has the bouncier, I-want-to-dance version, "It's All Been Done" conveys a more bittersweet, almost hopelessness when it comes to trying to change fate. Plus "Whenever, Wherever" is mired down by being just another love balled. "It's All Been Done", while also easily interpreted as a long song, could also apply to the general nature of all relationships, life, and time in general.

 

In the same thread there's a quote from a scene in the movie "Vanila Sky" that I've always really loved. David (Tom Cruise) has already been in the accident and gotten disfigured and he's trying to "win bacK" Sofia (Penelope Cruz). So he's trying really hard and they're dancing at this club and she says something to Brian (Jason Lee) and David demands to know what, but she says she'll tell him later. He presses the issue and demands to know when. Finally she just blurts out:

 

"I'll tell you in another life when we're both cats"

 

I just love the blithe tone of the whole thing, the whole way of thinking. I don't exactly believe in reincarnation and past lives, but I do believe in the essential fluid yet unchanging nature of life and time and the inexplicable ways in which people's journeys seem to become tied together.

 

Similarly I never like to leave anything or anyone without the option of returning, in some way, to their lives or the setting in general. Why say "goodbye" when you can say "goodnight"?

 

That's sort of the thing about cats, out-door cats anyway, they don't really make any promises about coming back, but there's never any excuse needed when they do. They might be gone for weeks, months even, and one day you open the door and there they are like nothing ever happened. Alternatively you may see them everyday for years then one morning they just disappear for good. You never really know.

 

Anyway, to be completely honest with everyone I suspect evening is falling on my day here at GA. I know there's been some rumours around here about various bits of drama etc., and I want to state categorically that I'm not at all displeased or personally offended by any admin, team member, member, policy, or practice. I don't feel alienated, unwanted, or mistreated, and I definitely don't love any of you guys any less. And I'm not "leaving" either. For the foreseeable future I'll stick around for some behind the scenes projects, and remain at least somewhat active in various forums and blogs. I also have no "intention" of making this my last blog entry. I firmly retain the right to at any moment hurl myself headlong into all the activities I can find around here and be 3x more active than ever before and to remain so for years or decades God, Myr, and the internet willing. However, my life does seem poised to carry me in a new direction. There're any number of things which could occupy my time and attention such that I slowly, or even abruptly cease to come around. That doesn't mean that I won't finish what I've committed to do or ignore people if they try to contact me. There's also quite a few people around here, and you know who you are, that I don't EVER intend to leave behind and whom I sincerely hope I'm always in touch with regardless of whether it's through GA or not.

 

As of right now I have every intention of finishing Indefensible and even have plans for other projects. However, as some of you have probably noticed, I've hardly been on the last month or so. I've gone days without logging on at all. I've been in various nooks and crannies of the internet for the past 7 or 8 years and I know the cycle well enough to know that when this happens it often means that before long I'll be completely swept up in some new "real life" thing and that by the time this "real life" thing is over there's every chance my "residential" status in my previous internet community will become "visitor" status. What's always happened in the past is that people have worried that something has happened to me, that I'm sick, dead, hurt, angry, or otherwise disillusioned or incapacitated. This has never actually been the case. So I just wanted to relieve those worries before they develop. If I abruptly, or gradually, disappear - even though it probably does seem out of character - I'm probably fine and I'll still more than likely drop by every now and then, sporadically at least, for as long as the place still exists (my other previous internet homes have ceased to be). Remember also that while I usually do wander off from particular places and activities I never lose a place in my heart - or my life - for the people that I knew there. Be it PM, email, MSN, mail, or phone I'm sure most of you can contact me if you want to, and I definitely intend to contact/stay in touch with you all too. Besides even if I do disappear, or you disappear, we'll meet again eventually... some time in another life when we're both cats.

 

Goodnight all :boy:

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Kevin, that's a fabulous post!

 

Know you're always welcome in my neck of the woods, and be assured of a warm bowl of milk.

 

Meow,

 

Camy B)

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Oh, I love that song. Had completely forgotten about. Thanks for the reintroduction.

 

Gonna miss you round here, Kevin, if you disappear. I've loved reading about the goings on in your life for the short time I've been visiting this place. And it was your blog that inspired me to write my own which has been fun so far.

 

Anyway, all the best for the future,

Merry Christmas

Alex

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Kevin, that's a fabulous post!

 

Know you're always welcome in my neck of the woods, and be assured of a warm bowl of milk.

 

Meow,

 

Camy B)

Aww thanks Camy!!! :D:hug:

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Please stay in contact, when you get more busy :hug:

 

btw though kevin I will be a dog :P

 

I love dogs :D

:D

 

Thanks Drew! and I agree dogs are nifty too! :):hug:

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Oh, I love that song. Had completely forgotten about. Thanks for the reintroduction.

 

Gonna miss you round here, Kevin, if you disappear. I've loved reading about the goings on in your life for the short time I've been visiting this place. And it was your blog that inspired me to write my own which has been fun so far.

 

Anyway, all the best for the future,

Merry Christmas

Alex

Hey Alex! :D

 

Thanks! I really LOVE reading your blog too! I'm so glad you started one!

 

I hope you had an awesome Christmas and a fantastic New Year :hug:

take care,

Kevin

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Hehehe, Kevvers (hope you don't mind me calling you Kevvers... I have to nickname everyone I meet or I feel like I haven't done something right), I had no idea you were so delightfully manic. :D I've read through your blog a bit...

 

MCR is great, no matter what anyone says, and all the once-fan traitorous biznitches and DIE.... k, I'm good now. Glad you're enjoying it. :D

 

As for the internet home thing... yeah, it's sad, but oh well. I like GA. It's a nice place, and I'm mostly with you. I have no grudge against anyone or anything. From sitting back and observing, I have seen some things that were clearly stupid and lead to site-death, but there's nothing I can do about it personally, so I smile and keep truckin'. :D

 

You're a very nice fixture to have around an internet home, always so... Kevvery. :)

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Hehehe, Kevvers (hope you don't mind me calling you Kevvers... I have to nickname everyone I meet or I feel like I haven't done something right), I had no idea you were so delightfully manic. :D I've read through your blog a bit...

Thanks Jamie! And I love the nickname! :D

MCR is great, no matter what anyone says, and all the once-fan traitorous biznitches and DIE.... k, I'm good now. Glad you're enjoying it. :D

 

As for the internet home thing... yeah, it's sad, but oh well. I like GA. It's a nice place, and I'm mostly with you. I have no grudge against anyone or anything. From sitting back and observing, I have seen some things that were clearly stupid and lead to site-death, but there's nothing I can do about it personally, so I smile and keep truckin'. :D

 

You're a very nice fixture to have around an internet home, always so... Kevvery. :)

Awww thanks! :hug:

 

Have an awesome day and take care! :)

 

Kevin

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Hehehe, Kevvers (hope you don't mind me calling you Kevvers... I have to nickname everyone I meet or I feel like I haven't done something right), I had no idea you were so delightfully manic. :D I've read through your blog a bit...

Thanks Jamie! And I love the nickname! :D

MCR is great, no matter what anyone says, and all the once-fan traitorous biznitches and DIE.... k, I'm good now. Glad you're enjoying it. :D

 

As for the internet home thing... yeah, it's sad, but oh well. I like GA. It's a nice place, and I'm mostly with you. I have no grudge against anyone or anything. From sitting back and observing, I have seen some things that were clearly stupid and lead to site-death, but there's nothing I can do about it personally, so I smile and keep truckin'. :D

 

You're a very nice fixture to have around an internet home, always so... Kevvery. :)

Awww thanks! :hug:

 

Have an awesome day and take care! :)

 

Kevin (Or Kevvers :P:boy: )

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you better krrp in touch mate.

 

I have to keep this short as I only have one hand to type. My cat has decided to lay on my right arm.

 

All the best.

 

Bardeara

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you better krrp in touch mate.

 

I have to keep this short as I only have one hand to type. My cat has decided to lay on my right arm.

 

All the best.

 

Bardeara

awww :hug: I will :)

 

LOL, my girl is sound asleep on her cushion :wub:

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you better krrp in touch mate.

 

I have to keep this short as I only have one hand to type. My cat has decided to lay on my right arm.

 

All the best.

 

Bardeara

awww :hug: I will :)

 

LOL, my girl is sound asleep on her cushion :wub:

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