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[ profile] aberranteyes left something out of today's essay on London Fog. For one, he didn't mention her support of the Queer Nova Alliance. (Then again, this is understandable, in that he hasn't previously mentioned the QNA, and in that her support was quiet, so as not to make a publick example of the reasons for that support.)

He left something else out, but as he never spoke to her face-to-face, that's not something for which I can blame him. I'm reminded of it because he has a song by Garbage as the soundtrack for the post in question, and it's a song by Garbage that Elizabeth once mentioned to me — the title track from their fourth album, Bleed Like Me, which they released last year in my universe as well as in this one. Specifically, the second verse (or, perhaps, the second half of the first verse):

Chrissie's all dressed up and acting coy
Painted like a brand new Christmas toy
[sic] trying to figure out if he's a girl or he's a boy, he says
Hey baby, can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby, can you bleed like me?

That spoke to Elizabeth because, before her eruption, she'd been there. Trying to figure out why (as Austin puts it) the body didn't match the soul. Trying to make the Emories comprehend what they never could. (And, of course, the final chorus of "You should see my scars" got to her the same way it got to Butch Vig.)
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