you know what else bugs me? my brain. pattern recognition, in particular. in specific, attraction. it bothers me that my brain is keyed in to certain traits & even if i don't, in the end mix, have an actual attraction, before i even get to use my faculties of discernment, my brain has already influenced my reaction by quantifying the stimuli. point of example, that gross witchblade figure. as silly as it is, how much of a mess, how exaggerated, my brain is still "oh! boobs! hourglass!" which makes me annoyed. scantily clad giger ninja! shut up brain. another example that drives me up the wall is stephanie from paradise hotel. she's a little less annoying now that she's turned into a wet puppy dog, but she was really awful back when everyone thought she was "the total package." she isn't! she certainly isn't that attractive. but she does have big boobs, & my brain keeps being all "hey! hey! HEY!" when i'm not paying attention. blech. same story with that girl amanda from beauty & the geek. there are some times when i'm less bothered & more bemused, like with...well, pretty much all of the girls from scarygoround. come on, they are just little circles & squiggles, brain! but at least the characters are smart & interesting & would in fact be attractive if real. ginger ninja! so that just makes me marvel, scott mcleod style, at the graphic medium. put two dots & a curved line in a circle & you have a face, sure, but but two circles side by side &...seriously. shut up, brain.