Why...Cacti?

devildog's picture

Maybe this has been answered before, but ever since I joined this site it has been nagging at me and nagging at me, like some persistent little fly! So, I need to know before I go mad:

Why are there cacti to the left of each journal entry? Why why why?!

If you answer me, you shall be saving someone's sanity. I like the cacti, but I must know: why cacti?

~Sam, the recently genetically modified squid.

My sense of humour boggles me.

Sirens call's picture

LMAO

I've never even noticed before. Shame on me.

Perhaps...no. There shouldn't be any cacti on a tropical island should there? It should be a little coconut tree or something. But the cactus is cute.

Hmmm...It's a good question.

~Morgasm~

devildog's picture

Vrai!

Yes indeed! Hmph. Let us ponder this!*puts on thinking cap*

Nope, can't come up with a reason either. All it makes me think of is phalic inuendo. But then, that's the answer to everything.

LOL, somehow this train of thought has robbed me of my sanity. Why oh why are there CACTI?

But yes, the cactus is cute^-^.

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Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

Sirens call's picture

haha

Yes, i thought it looked a little bit like a penis, so the guys might have liked it...but I didn't want to say anything :D

Maybe WE are the cacti...and and and...um...because, we're prickly and don't drink much water. Fuck.

~Morgasm~

jeff's picture

umm...

An Oasis is found in the ... desert?

devildog's picture

LOL, I thought that too, but

LOL, I thought that too, but the logo in the top left hand corner looks like a tropical island!

Yes, I know, I am dense, aren't I?

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

raining men's picture

Why not?

Why not?

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"

rowie's picture

haha i never noticed before!

haha i never noticed before!

+ if i cant be a good example ill just have to be a horrible warning +

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**

devildog's picture

LOL, others have said that! A

LOL, others have said that! Apparently I'm observant:D

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

kartovla's picture

the tropical island thing IS

the tropical island thing IS the oasis. it is a lovely little lush place in a desert, usually a desert contains cacti...

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect"
"if young love is just a game then i must have missed the kick off"

devildog's picture

True*nods*. Only now am I not

True*nods*. Only now am I noticing that in the logo, that's not an ocean, but a rainbow*blushes*.

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

RNFAST's picture

it sounds like you guys are c

it sounds like you guys are confused but the cacti represent the desert the oasis is in. here's a literal explanation of an oasis.

an oasis is a place in a desert where there is water, plants, and where there can be life.

this website serves as an oasis for the gay/les/bi teens. the straight oriented world around them, and this website is the oasis for them, where they can be who they are and feel welcomed, just as an oasis would be welco ming to someone in the desert

so i hope that cleared up why theres cacti- to encorperate the desert aspect of an oasis

kiss me with that kiss, touch me with that touch, and love me forever, and i'll be yours

devildog's picture

*slaps herself* I know what a

*slaps herself* I know what an oasis is, but for weeks I've thought the logo was a tropical island! The rainbow looked all blue to me...for some reason.

It's a wonderful metaphor, I now realize:)

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

Heh...'s picture

=D

ahahaha i just noticed all that TODAY o_o yea btw have any of you ever been to a real oasis? i have and i went skinny dipping in it wewt!! damn tho that water was freezing sheesh but yea it is very beautiful at them and reminds me of a tropical island cept... dusty lol... AND YES I THINK ITS A GREAT METAPHOR AND I CANT SPELL >_>

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adrian's picture

it was something i stole. ..

from the previous site.. just to add some more colour to the pages.

I only later realised I had inadvertently used the logo from Userland Manila, the application it used to run on.

So basically that's a big old copyright infringement right there.

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Adrian
Putting the HEAD back into Hedonism

It's cute how you believe in things. - Slither

Heh...'s picture

no one has to know ... shhhhh

no one has to know ... shhhhh

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t('.' )z Kirby pwns j00!!!

devildog's picture

LOL, your secret is safe with

LOL, your secret is safe with me, sir*salute*.

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I’m not as clever as Mark Twain,
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And I'll stick it on the shelf again.
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Barralai's picture

Whatever felony you've commit

Whatever felony you've committed, i've done somethign 10x worse :P

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TeeAhr1's picture

On a related topic...

If the plural of cactus is cacti, is the plural of penis peni?
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TeeAhr1 (p. daniels) - Special Assistant To Mr. Wonka

rowie's picture

reply

i had that exact conversation the other day...

+ if i cant be a good example ill just have to be a horrible warning +

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**

adbak's picture

I believe

I believe the plural of penis would be "ecstasy".

PennyPasta's picture

probably. In Latin there is t

probably. In Latin there is the phrase Sex Erecti Peni. it means Six Tall Pine Trees, but at the age of 11 my Latin class found this terribly amusing.
As to the cacti, i actully never noticed them before, or even noticed there was a logo. I can be so slow!

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