I'm Dax. I'm not very interesting. But if you're compelled to add me, please leave me a comment telling me that's what you're doing and why. It might help to tell me who you are, as well. I may not add you back, but that's a chance you take.
I'm quite a private person, with strong opinions and even stronger emotions. A person with a love of music. Music in many forms. I like a broad range of musicians and styles, with the only two qualifications being that it must be interesting and it must appeal to me. It helps to be dark, but it doesn't have to be.
I should also add a little aside about my LJ name. Teirgarten is a province of Germany that served as a great focal point of the Nazi rise to power before WW2. With my never ending fascination with World War 2, I thought this was a really interesting city, right alongside Dresden and Frankfurt. One of my all-time favorite bands also took their name from the city, The Tear Garden.
"Technorati boasts that there are 71 million blogs right now. Most of which contain people who reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings to complete strangers likely because no one in real life pays attention to them. No one sees anything wrong with this?" - Anonymous, How the Me-Generation Ruined Modern Conversation, http://www.violentacres.com
"Ya know, thinking about it, the term journal is pretty lame. Well, to me it is. Think about it, it’s so meager and pathetic on its own. Without anyone to identify it with their own personality through writing, it’s kinda just in oblivion. Personally, I’m like a moth to the intimacies of the word “diary.” Whether male or female, the object that conceals within it a trove of ambiguities that belong to a person’s soul, and “dairy” portrays them with that awesome perfection. "
"Nothing is new anymore. We're living in a post-everything society and "art" itself has become satire." - newdance
"Neutral seems to be the commoner's cry these days, but neutral is not standing idly watching a friend actively trying to destroy himself, or another's life, certainly not offering to help. Babble on, but in the end, you are not hated, you are simply not trusted." - alabastard
"I never saw "being different" in and of itself as the point to "being Goth" -- dressing different from most others, maybe, but the point to me was to get together with people who liked the same music and clothes, or at least very similar music and clothes, and go to clubs, go to movies, go to coffee-houses and hold poetry readings and, in general, just have some good harmless fun. Did I look like a dork? Sure, but so did everybody else in the club. We weren't "being different", at least not all of us, we just were different and the point was to stop bitching about being different and just have fun." - newdance
"Symbolism was the second, though not at all foreign language that he'd spoken since he was a teenager. There had been others, as there always was destined to be, but none had been able to understand all that he said to the degree where it'd make sense to them. They never saw the cracks as well as he did; Places in life, in time, where the normal fabric was torn just enough for one to see what they saw everyday just as it was, and yet differently. Places that put words and phrases into the mind that vibrated to a different tone, yet the same one altogether. Beautiful words that set the mind to roaming, searching for what was beyond, just a little deeper then prior understanding." - mywingsfelloff
"Unnatural Desire is a Contradiction in Terms; downright Nonsense. Desire is an amatory Impulse of the inmost human Parts: Are not they, however constructed, and consequently impelling, Nature?" - Thomas Cannon, Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplified, 1749
"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
""Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength." - Frances De Sales
"Avoid fuck-ups. Fools, I call them. You all know the type -- no matter how good it sounds, everything they have anything to do with turns into a disaster. Trouble for themselves and everyone connected with them. A fool is bad news, and it rubs off -- don't let it rub off on you." -- William S Burroughs
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Aww!'" -- Jack Kerouac
"Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." -- John Donne, Meditation 17
"I'm pretty much your average working class graphic design school dropout who is a homo. I'm me, not really sure what that means to you. Just striving for my dreams and making little memories along the way towards that ultimate goal of success." -- Nick Stadig, good friend
"My religious choices are based on the least amount of effort required to be a part of it. Quakers sit around in silence for an hour. Don't even have to talk. Breathariasm? Avoiding food? For a fatty fat fat like me? THE HORRORS. That would be too much effort. (I think one of the reasons I am no longer Catholic is I couldn't even give up shit for Lent, or avoid meat on Fridays.)" -- kibbles
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin." -- Ronald Reagan
"Live in the present. Do not squander what you have for what you have convinced yourself that you want." -- zigamorph
"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." -- Abraham Lincoln
Two Wolves An elderly Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life... He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One wolf is evil-he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.
The other is good-he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." -- Cherokee Indian Proverb/Folk Tale