A little about Ishina from Ishina:
"She says things like this, to Kick, who I sometimes call "Interferon," others call a wishy-washy meddlesome fencesitter (while some admittedly call him more appreciative and generous things), and who may well be a " compulsive helper:
"That's from tonight in the " "Chaos Factor: I'm calling you out" thread on SC MKII.
Ishina does not mince words. Regarding the Forum Confidential blog she says:
"Summing up her opinion of "Coldplay she says:
"Expressing her admiration for Serena Williams: "
But posting her short and "sweet" posts is doing her a disservice as the longer ones often demonstrate her passion, wit, nerve and talent for getting to the meat of the matter like a butcher. I'm reminded of a line spoken by Daniel Craig as Bond in Casino Royale:
Vesper Lynd: "Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb?"
James Bond: "Skewered. One sympathizes."
I've often thought that being insulted by Ishina would be a bit like being insulted by Don Rickles, a little bit painful and a little bit fun and maybe even a little zeitgeisty, like it would have a kind of cachet. I think I've run afoul of Ishina only once and we were still cautiously and somewhat respectfully tapdancing around each other, in my view and at that time, so I did not get the full impact, though I appreciated the post and the sentiments behind it.
"I don’t know what to make of you. You seem too bright to start chanting this kind of mantra. You always had that sphere of presence and dignity around you that protected you from guilt by association and allowed you reasonable deniability of ever being one of 'them'."
"I had faith in you, still do. Don’t compromise yourself by scooping out that little rancid arsehole like these other shit-drinking little minions. Play it cool, Lee."
Posts I made about Ishina on gV:
Things I'm learning about Ishina now that I'm reading her a little more:
Ishina seems politically and socially aware and engaged.
Ishina believes that "multiculturalism is a complete fucktastrophy." She feels that issues related to it are, unfortunately, thriving in Britain. She feels the people in British government could do more to mitigate that, including making strong public statements against abusive practices.
Ishina appears to be against religious practices that might be seen to limit personal freedom or promulgate hate, such as female circumcision, a Hijab requirement or curriculum that teaches that the holocaust never happened.
Ishina loves music. Specifically Hip Hop and Trip Hop. Soothe the savage Ishy with some Massive Attack.
She quotes proof sources. I also like Ishina's witty use of pop culture references, natch. Little Britain, WoW and LOTR, for example.
She seems quite interested in the situation in Libya (I & II).
She also has a way with words and phrasing.
As a side note, I also learned that Cody/Dakota thinks that Ishina is hot. Monna thinks Ishina is hot too. There's a lot of Ishy appreciation on the interwebz. Hell, I'm a straight female and I think Ishy's hot.
She is also engaged to be married. And she had a birthday in February. Isn't that nice?
But enough about me and Ishina. Here's what some others have said about Ishina.
Arilynn describing Ishina:
Mulch talking about Ishina on gotVirtual.net:
"ishina understands the words she uses, and chooses them well"
Still playing it cool, Ishina.