January 28th, 2020


Dept. of Fandom Snowflake

Me, Glorious Me! Kinda. Sorta. Occasionally.

Challenge #7 -  Promote/Rec/Sing the Praises of Yourself!

The world tells us we must be humble, we must take a compliment, but never to compliment ourselves. Never toot our own horn and many other cliches about how to be proper and not overbearingly egotistical. We at FSC say, f&#k that! Tell us of all the ways you are the BEST! All the things you’ve done, want to do or will one day do. All the ways you are marvelously you.

OK ... while I try to figure out a better set of answers to Challenge 6, here's my chance to tell you about how marvelous I am. 

You know, this is kind of dangerous one for me, in more than one way.

Firstly: I grew up Northern Baptist and, whilst I am reliably informed by those who grew up Catholic and/or Jewish (or possibly anyone who had a mother or grandmother in the habit of telling them "You're not nearly as [fill in the blank] as you think you are, missy!") that this particular doesn't hobble me nearly as much as their particulars, and whilst Northern Baptists are fairly liberal as Calvinist-derived Protestant Christianity goes, it's still Calvinist-derived, and thus talking myself up still makes me nervous.

Secondly: I'm Canadian. 

Thirdly: I have an enormous ego, with which I must wrestle daily. I'm aware that I have gifts, but I try not to talk about them (possibly because of that "Firstly" above and definitely because of that "Secondly"). But that also leaves me with the balancing act of not trying to be too ostentatiously humble. 

Yes, of course that's a thing. 

Anyhow, let's see if I can do this: 

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There, that's it. I can't do it anymore. Mind you, I got pretty verbose there, didn't I?

Oh, and I can navigate my self-penned overly long sentences pretty well. See above. 

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