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How To Live A Normal Life After Youíve Tested Positive For HIV

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mecch:
3 EASY STEPS TO AVOID CATCHING SYPHILIS!
Written by Brandon February 7th, 2013
1. Donít Fuck Trannies!
2. Donít Fuck People From The Internet!
hahahahahah


or this one...

2. Join an HIV support group. Iíve had some of the hottest, most raw sex of my life with the pig bottoms from my HIV support group.

What is the Sword, anyway.... Who is the target of this scathing satire?  and is this supposed to be someone educational, through satire and snark?

Ann:

--- Quote from: jkinatl2 on March 14, 2013, 11:12:48 PM ---Shouldn't this be moved to Just Tested Positive? Or was it moved FROM there. Seems familiar.


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--- Quote from: Jeff G on March 14, 2013, 11:23:00 PM ---That's an excellent question JK ... ask Ann  ;)

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This ill-advised thread posting had absolutely nothing to do with me. At the time it was all going on, it was well past two AM and I was fabulously tucked up in bed, sound asleep, like any good geriatric  well-preserved  middle-aged youthful aids patient should be at that time of the wee hours.

If this blog by "Brandon" is meant to be a parody, it's a piss-poor attempt. It should have at least been followed up with a real safer sex message - like don't ask a guy if he's clean, just slap on a condom. And don't use that word CLEAN. The use of that word always makes me think they (alleged negatives) think we pozzies should all walk around ringing a bell, shouting "Unclean! Unclean!" Give me a fucking break.

If it's meant (from his point of view) to be a "truthful" account, well, his attitude is probably why so many young twenty-somethings are joining our ranks these days. ("I asked him if he was clean!") Give me a(nother) fucking break.

Regardless of the original intent of "Brandon", it's not really something that belongs here. Or maybe it is - but having those talks about how serosorting ("are you clean?") doesn't work when you want to remain hiv negative is preaching to the choir here, even if we're preaching to newly-joined choir members.

I dunno. I think if I'd gotten to it first I would have moved it from the Living forum into the Trash, rather than Just Tested. Or maybe we need to start a new forum where Miss P can start inane threads to her hearts content and folks will know it's only about stuff going on mere blocks away from her penthouse suite and nothing to be taken too seriously.

Or maybe I just need more coffee.

But seriously. The fact/idea that people are out there on the internet posting shit like this (I'm looking at "Brandon", not our beloved Miss PeePee) makes me want to repeatedly bang my head against the nearest brick wall. As we all know all too well from stuff that goes over people's heads here, a lot of people don't get irony or parody when it's in the form of the written word. They only get it when they're watching The Comedy Channel and it's been beaten into their brains that they're watching parody.

Oh never mind. I'm off to make another cuppa and go out into my back garden where there's a brick wall with my name on it.

~sigh~

jkinatl2:

--- Quote --- As we all know all too well from stuff that goes over people's heads here, a lot of people don't get irony or parody when it's in the form of the written word. They only get it when they're watching The Comedy Channel and it's been beaten into their brains that they're watching parody.
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This. It's obviously a parody/satire (without context it's difficult to be sure) but I have a higher opinion of it than our beloved Ann. Good satire (let's just call it that, ok?) ought to make people who get the joke cringe a little.

Or a lot.

Ten years' worth of AM I INFECTED and more than a few people in the rest of the forum could have (and actually have) written parts or all of that little essay themselves,  with perfect seriousness.

So as satire goes, it really works to illuminate many of the difficulties regarding HIV transmission, both before and after the fact. A little much to pack into one essay, perhaps, but then again we're looking at maybe "intern-at-The Onion" level stuff here. It's not Jonathan Swift.

There was an underground, but widely circulated HIV related rag in the 80s and early 90s called Diseased Pariah in which an essay like this might have found a home.

That rag was brilliant. Had crafting ideas (turning your multitude of AZT prescription bottles into Russian Nesting Dolls!) and a hunky centerfold sometimes (turn-ons include wicking sheets -- turn-off include bumpy penises, one night stands who die on your futon.)

It was dark as shit, and most of the people who wrote it, appeared in it, and read it are dead.At a time when death was all but inevitable, that sort of humor served as a middle finger to the Universe on the way out the door.

I am all for parody and satire, even the driest and biting-est varieties. Like Ann, I sigh after I chuckle, because it's really, really close to home.

Jeff G:
So .... is now a good time for me to suggest a Dying With Forum for the Denialist ?

jkinatl2:

--- Quote from: Jeff G on March 15, 2013, 01:41:18 PM ---So .... is now a good time for me to suggest a Dying With Forum for the Denialist ?

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This is me slowly backing away from you, putting hands in pockets, and pretending I stumbled here by accident ;P

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