Sep. 3rd, 2012 12:52 pm
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who actually still visits this site on a regular basis? And what, exactly, is that regular basis? This is just me being curious I'm not going to go anywhere and half of us are also Facebook friends but you know.

ALSO if you are not spending time here, are you spending it on another site, or are you too busy being consumed with ~*~real life~*~?

also I am trying to decide which project I should work on over this whole nine-month deployment thing. I am slowly getting more settled and accepting that This Is My Life ("yeah! I spent the majority of my first year of marriage apart from my husband! so much for 'alone time before having children'" mostly I jest but it is partially true sob) and so once I beat ME2 and then ME3 and Kaidan comes back and tells me he's sorry and he loves me and I can say IT'S OKAY, I LOVED YOU ALL ALONG much to Quark's disgust as that happens and I get on a schedule (studying Old English? Who has to study for a...language course...sob) I will be WRITING and I have to finish Godbaby fic

(snippet NO STEALING: The pounding grows quieter. I am afraid to look over the wall, and I do not know why. I have only ever spoken to Mother and to the elves. Mother taught me a greeting, but I do not know if the girl—if it is a girl—will understand me. And she is only one person, and Mother told me to find a town. I think that if I wait, she and the animals will go away. I am good at sitting still for hours, at hiding from the sight of those around me. I will wait.

The grass itches at my hands, but I do not move. The smell of the animals is strong and unpleasant, but I do not cough. The sun becomes brighter and brighter in the sky, and sweat drips into my eyes, and I barely blink. I am not here, I think. I think of nothing else.

but also I want to work on a novel so that WP has something to read that is my fanfiction. Top choices are Goblin Novel (probably he would like it best, but it needs serious serious work because I wrote it during first semester senior year which was INSANE and Pictash spends a lot of time in a library doing research) and 2010 NaNo That Went Nowhere (the two main characters don't have names, also they are basically a younger version of Nevalle and Tanithar) (her name is either Theresa or Tabitha, but Tabitha is too close to Tanithar and I don't like the way Theresa looks, though I like the sound of it) (anyway it's my Generic Fantasy Novel in the same way that the Goblin Novel is my Subversion of the Generic Fantasy Novel). SUGGESTIONS WELCOME.

okay okay time to go eat lunch and borrow Quark's shower and pay my rent and get a library card WOOT.

eta: MY UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR IS WATCHING SLEEPING BEAUTY is it wrong to want to knock on their door and tell them how cool they are. (Actually I think they have small children, but still. This has made my early afternoon.)

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Date: 2012-09-03 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm here! I check in every day, even if I don't post or comment. Our laptop has been in slow decline and I get frustrated and just stop interacting as much as I was. Hopefully that will change soon as James is looking into fixing our laptop up or getting a second one!

Also he's been using the laptop a lot of webdesign work, so I am often booted off of it. Still here, and I promise I will make an effort to interact more!

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Date: 2012-09-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'M SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY it was more just curiosity--Quarkie pointed out that part of the reason LJ is so quiet is because our fandoms are pretty inactive these days/have all moved to Tumblr, but I was wondering about all the people too! And it's not like I can really talk, between how rarely I've posted and how even more rarely I've managed to reply to people's comments. But I am slowly returning to becoming a functional human being, so I am Going To Be Better About this!

WP and I bought him a new laptop at Best Buy right before he left, and it really wasn't that bad price-wise for what you got--and we didn't even bother shopping online or looking for deals (it was sort of a "two days before he got deployed crap crap your laptop is seven years old and going to die as soon as you get over there" decision), so I bet y'all could find something that would work! Also I am glad to hear that he's doing webdesign work. That's awesome!

BEAR AS ALWAYS I LOVE YOU FOR YOUR OPEN AND UPBEAT SPIRIT AND YOUR DEVOTION TO YOUR ARTS AND ALSO YOUR UNDYING LOVE FOR YOUR PUPPY DOG I think it is so awesome that y'all rescued him and he turned to out to be PERFECT for you and that he makes you so happy. :-)

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Date: 2012-09-19 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY THANK YOU JADE puppy has been in a mood lately but I think sharing my pumpkin ice cream with him has brought him around, as he was snuggled with me this morning (when he's mad he sleeps on the sewing machine) <3

the laptop caveat is that is has to run Creative Suite and therefore that rules out a lot of the cheapy ones :( owell

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Date: 2012-09-03 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still check the site out! Once a day, maybe, compared to my old CONTINUALLY REFRESHING THINGS TO SEE WHAT HAS UPDATED.

And tumblr has been where everyone has moved to. Because it is tumblr.

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Date: 2012-09-03 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Could you possibly explain what the appeal of Tumblr is? I've had no impulse to get an account because as far as I can tell the setup runs completely counter to the facilitation of communication or conversation.

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Date: 2012-09-03 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Same here. Maybe I'm behind the times, or something, because I always thought Tumblr was for pictures.

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Date: 2012-09-04 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tumblr is weird because it's not something you really get into until you're into it, if that makes sense?

It's *not* the best website for communication. But it is the best website for getting a general sense of what everyone feels about something immediately/finding out new information/seeing pretty pictures/ego-boosting.

Here's how I started with tumblr: go to the main page, and you'll see you can enter a tag. I entered a tag for a fandom (glee!) a ship (klaine!) and a character I happen to like (blaine anderson!). Tags are...sort of like LJ communities, but not?

Like, picture this: every time someone makes a post on their own livejournal talking Glee, they tagged it. And when you click on that tag, you are seeing what everyone who has tagged Glee has to say about it. Which is a lot, and a little overwhelming, and a lot of it is crap. But then you notice one person has posted an opinion you really agree on, and you decide to check out their journal, and--what do you know!--you agree with them on a lot of things! So you decide to follow them so you can keep track of them and their posts, in the same way you would follow someone on LJ. So now whenever you open tumblr, you see whatever that person has posted, like you would on your friend's page.

Then you notice someone else on the tracked tag who draws fanart that you like, so you follow them. Then this other person writes really good fanfics, so you follow them. And this person is just quirky and you like their style, so you follow them.

And before you know it, you've stopped checking the tracked tags because you're following 100 people and they'll tell you everything you want to know anyway, so why bother wading through the crap? You've got other stuff to worry about.

(Following someone is a buttload less formal than friending someone on LJ. Most people follow/unfollow people without ever speaking to one another. It's more of a "Hey! I think you're interesting and would like to see what you're up to!" kind of thing. It's nice. I like it.)

(and communicating is...hard, but not impossible. Most people communicate via reblogs (which is like, "hey I like what you said here, so I'm going to post it on my own blog so everyone can see it!" thing) which can get...long, and hard to follow. But there are also asks (private messages) and other things more suited for private conversation, so it tends to work out in the end. Worst part of tumblr is that it feels like a popularity contest sometimes, because if someone has a lot of followers, their stuff will get reposted a million times whereas yours might never get seen. But it works in reverse, too: just because you don't have a lot of people following you doesn't mean they won't read your stuff! And people 'like' and reblog stuff all the time, so you'll look at something you've posted and go "WOAH 50 PEOPLE LIKED THIS!" and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Does this make any sense?)

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Date: 2012-09-07 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I, too, had barely heard about Tumblr and thought it was photographs. And it sounds way more complex and time-consuming than I want to handle!

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Date: 2012-09-04 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
THAT IS PROBABLY HEALTHIER THAN WHAT I DO but without a fandom to be reading/discussing I find that I have...fewer things to visit on the internet, so LJ gets refreshed a lot.

And thank you for your description of tumblr! Again, it would have more appeal if I had a fandom that I was deeply involved in, I think, but I'm also with Kee--I'm more interested in the back-and-forth conversation, and tumblr's just not designed for that. I like comment threads!

JAK you are one of my oldest LJ friends and I would have sent you a wedding invitation if I had had more than a week to get them together. I've been praying for you about jobs and school and hoping that you get the chance to kick just as much butt at real life as you do at writing hilarious fanfiction. You've always had a talent for being funny, and I hope the Glee fandom is appreciating it as much as the Zutara one did! :-)

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Date: 2012-09-03 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


/breathes heavily

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Date: 2012-09-04 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

or wait is this Hamlet posting as Quark idk it's a little hard to tell the difference

girl you have been the absolute most patient, helpful, patient, generous, patient, kind, and did I mention patient friend a person could ever hope of having, and I feel like I am bad at showing it but I appreciate--am grateful for--what's a better word than "appreciate" it seems a bit shallow for what I'm trying to convey--you get the idea--I cannot express how thankful I am that you have been willing to let me come be your neighbor and hang out at your apartment and play your Mass Effect and use your shower and your internet and sit on your couch because mine is surrounded by boxes and loneliness. I honestly don't know what I'd be doing with myself if you weren't such an amazing friend, and I don't know what I can ever ever do to even begin showing you the same level of awesome in return.

girl I

I don't even know.

thank you.

(so it turns out they have a playlist but anyway this song popped up it seemed appropriate (

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Date: 2012-09-03 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still check in about every day. I haven't really had anything interesting to post since I got back from CA except for not getting jobs, but the Dublin Theatre Festival starts in a few weeks so there'll probably be a few play review posts soon at least. (There would be one sooner than the Theatre Festival, but I'm getting LASEK on one eye in a week in a half (and the other eye a week after that), so I'll be seeing a play with one eye fixed and the other scheduled for a couple days from then and I may not be up to much computer work while my eyes settle.)

I visit LJ way more often than I do FB even if we were friended on there. For me, FB is more a placeholder "public" face so I don't lose complete track of a few IRL people, while I actually talk about things I care about on LJ.

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Date: 2012-09-04 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How was the end of the conference? What did you take away most from it/anything you're going to try to write a paper on? :-b

ooooooooooo, LASEK! WP had that done, and he loves it. (Apparently the safety glasses the Army makes you wear fog up too easily to make them a viable option in the field.) My eyes aren't bad enough for me to want it--also, I don't know how my mental picture of myself would cope with not having glasses. :-b

That makes sense--FB is becoming more censored for me, not because I'm friends with my mom, but because I'm friends with my mother-in-law and several of my former students. (Profanity use has gone down exponentially.) I have a whole LJ post in my head of rejected Facebook statuses--things I'd like to ask the internet/people I'm friends with on Facebook, but would have to spend way to much time setting up filters to make it worthwhile. Now it's all about being nice while still trying to sound like myself.

ALSO I had a question for you--well, more like a "can I put you in touch with someone"--a friend of mine studied abroad at UCDublin during undergrad and is looking at applying there for her Master's--I know you did a similar thing with Trinity, and so I/she was wondering if you'd have any advice or guidance on being an international If you're okay with that, I'll pass you her email address.

KEE you're such an awesome Wilde geek and even when I don't fully know what you're talking about I love reading the way you talk about it. You're so smart and you know SO MUCH and I'm kind of jealous of your cultural education in your youth (you know so much about ballet and opera and theatre and it's SO COOL also this post made me think of you (, and I hope the job front looks better for you and that you and Beloved are otherwise well. :-)

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Date: 2012-09-04 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The end of the conference was . . . SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! Our last two meetings were Dorian Gray and De Profundis, and it was just incredible. I mean, I got to spend five weeks with people who are pretty much as geeky about Wilde as I am, and we all had different strengths and areas of expertise and were totally willing to share knowledge with each other instead of being competitive, and the project director and his "organic archive" of an incredible brain . . . this was the kind of group that spent 3 1/2 hours talking about just the first chapters of Dorian Gray and still felt like we were just scratching the surface!

I'm still looking into it because someone else may be working on something closely related, but I'm thinking of writing about those racist trade cards I posted about and looking into the intersection of racialist rhetoric and the American reception of Wilde as both an Irishman and a symbol of the British cultural elite being commoditized in the Aesthetic Movement.

I'm also hoping to do more work on transcribing one of the philosophy essays.

I'm totally excited about finally getting my eyes fixed, and I'm so glad I'm eligible. I'm severely nearsighted and constantly choosing between dry and irritated (contacts) or strain (glasses) is no fun. One of the stupid little things that has been really bugging me lately is how my glasses fog up every time I open the oven when I'm cooking. :p

Ahhahaha! I'm UCD, not TCD. (Or was. Apparently they don't want me there anymore, even to teach one measly hour a week. Grr. Yeah, yeah. I know the budget's been slashed again and they're prioritizing current students and I'm crap at networking and brownnosing, but I still don't have a job.) Absolutely put me in touch with her, because that's totally how I started. Study abroad and going back for an MA . . . :D

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Date: 2012-09-03 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]









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Date: 2012-09-04 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

BETH YOU KIND OF ALREADY STARPOWERED YOURSELF BY MENTIONING BOTH YOUR POSTS AND YOUR COMMENTS, but I just thought you should know that you have a very difficult job and I'm sorry it's giving you fits right now because I think it's so cool that you're involved in it and know so much about the system because that is something you can use to help people later on even if you aren't able to stick with it now. I'm even willing to overlook that giant character flaw of being a Yankees fan! ALSO one day I hope to be as good at reading as you are. :-b THANKS FOR ALL THE INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION LOVE. <3

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Date: 2012-09-03 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm still around. And I post. I guess post frequency is kinda inconsistent, but I feel like I'm still a part of LJ. I check the site every day. And usually more than once a day.

I have a tumblr, but it's just the kinda thing I spend mindless time scrolling through.

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Date: 2012-09-05 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
well, you know, you went and disappeared for a month (I'm actually thinking about trying that myself, but maybe that month will be, like, February). :-b but seriously, I think also that we tend to get settled into routines and nothing's going on so it feels like there's nothing to post about (see above comments about quiet fandoms).

the more I hear about tumblr, the more it seems like if I ever want to be productive again I must never ever get one. :-b

AUDREYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY you have awesome taste in music and you're fantastic at sharing it with other people and you were actually brave enough to leave the internet for a month and I admire that HUGELY because I'm not sure I'll ever actually take that plunge--I mean, it shows a real strength of character, whether you think that or not, to make that first step. And you used your time productively and you're WRITING and I think that's awesome. Rather like you. I'm glad you've got a stable work situation. Also I love your icon. :-)

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Date: 2012-09-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*blush* Yep, I guess I did.

And you're totally right about routines. With my "stable job", I feel like my life is really boring. And there isn't a big fandom I'm super into to make me post all the time. I didn't even do that much with Korra. And I love Doctor Who, but...Doctor Who could be its own post on my journal with all my conflicting feelings about it lately. So I won't go there, especially since you don't watch it.

Back to the whole lj internet thing, even though I've drawn back, it makes me sad that other friends are drawing back too. And that is just a consequence of growing up. So many of us were in high school when we were super into lj and now we're out of college or older than that, and getting jobs and getting married and suddenly there are all these responsibilities. There's actually a lot of good in it, but it still makes me sad. Does that make sense?

Aww, ♥

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Date: 2012-09-03 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At some point in college I put everyone I cared about on email notifications, so whenever they posted I'd know. So that's how I keep up with my LJ friends (which have dwindled down to about three including you who actually still post). I pretty much just lurk on everyone else's posts, which isn't really keeping up with them, just creeping on them, should feel special. :p

But yeah, time that is not caught up with life is spent on Facebook and Pinterest as far as social/media sites go. (Pinterest! You should try it out because it is awesome! So addictive.)

What about Teresa? Maybe getting rid of the "h" makes it look more appealing to you?

YAY SLEEPING BEAUTY I am overdue for a viewing of it. But wait if they live upstairs how did you know they were watching it?

:D ♥

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Date: 2012-09-05 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I FEEL VERY SPECIAL. Also I haven't seen you in FOREVER when are we going to fix this T_T.

Teresa! I had thought of that, but it still doesn't look like it sounds. I think it's one of those "e"s needing to be...something else. Will meditate on this.

Because my apartment was really quiet and their TV is right overhead. (I can also hear just about every step they take--it's not their fault, the building's oldish, and once I got over feeling like someone was in my apartment it's not that bad.) What was hilarious to me was that what clued me into it was that I heard the owl, in that little "ooo ooo ooo" duet she has with it around "I Wonder." And I was like "that was totally the owl!" And a minute later I heard Aurora singing and I was like HA I CALLED IT.

also I just discovered this song ( (I'm head over heels for "I Won't Give Up" and was checking out the rest of the album) and it's adorable, there you go.

LISSA LOU I LOVE YOU. I haven't talked properly to you in ages and I hope life is going well and if you'd rather update me on it in email rather than on a public post that's awesome, but I hope your job isn't bringing you down and that your boy is bringing you up because you are sweet and smart and good and deserve all the nice things. <3

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Date: 2012-09-06 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I KNOW IT REALLY HAS BEEN FOREVER. T_T Maybe we could arrange something around Christmas/New Year's? We will figure something out. :)

Okay then, what about Turesa Tyresa Toresa Tiresa Terysa Terisa Turisa?

Ahh! (I can see how that'd be very creepy at first, but I'm glad you're getting used to it!) THE OWL I LOVE THE OWL. That is hilarious!

Oooooh I absolutely adore "I Won't Give Up" and now I love this song too! It's crazy you shared it with me because it's so fitting for my life right now. Which I will definitely update you on in an email soon. I LOVE YOU TOO. ♥

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Date: 2012-09-07 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tersa. And she doesn't speak much. ;)

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Date: 2012-09-03 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does "Teresa" work any better? If it was good enough for St. Teresa of Avila, it oughtta be good enough for you!

I never posted that much in my own LJ, just in Sounis. I don't post there that often mostly because time has gone into this weird thing where there *isn't* any! I don't post on Facebook or anything else; I try to read LJ every few days.

Oh, and tomorrow I have to report for jury duty processing. It's my opinion that anybody who commits a crime deserves punishment not only for the crime but for inconveniencing all the people who have to sit on the stupid jury. Anybody who makes me drive on strange streets and pulls me away from my library so the kids can't check out books deserves to moulder in jail for a good long time.

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Date: 2012-09-05 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is an improvement but it's still just not quite right! And of course it's a fantasy novel so I have to straddle the line between "made up name" (Lilidor is the queen's name) and "name with one letter changed" (e.g. Eragon) and "regular name" (her brother's name is Jamie) and "that's just dumb name" (e.g. Po).

I have come to the conclusion that the internet is a black hole of time. And I don't have all that much to post on Sounis these days; just patiently waiting for the next one to come along.

Jury duty! I had that. I sat in on selection for a murder trial where the accused was pleading insanity, and I spent a few minutes in the bathroom between them asking questions and deciding who the jury would be praying that I wouldn't be picked, and then I wasn't! I wouldn't've been able to handle it. But like Peggy said in her comment on your post, jury duty rarely lasts longer than a day or two if you're not picked for one.

LESLIE I got your e-card--thank you so so so much for the prayers. You are one of the most generous people I know, and your near-inexhaustible knowledge of All Things Vintage will never cease to amaze me. Your kids are lucky to have you to introduce them to all the wonderful classics, and I hope you got to go back to them quickly! :-)

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Date: 2012-09-07 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, so far I haven't been called back to be on a jury (or even questioned for consideration). I had to call back every day this week, and will have to next week. Except Monday, because I have a medical appointment I've had for months, and Friday, because I asked, if at all possible, if they could avoid that day because I go up to my mom's on weekends and my church up there is having a social, and I need to help (by which I mean bake bake bake, pies and cookies and bread, and make fudge and buckeyes and cream candies).

If I am called in, it will be for a civil trial, not a criminal one, which helps. JUDGE: "The court will now take a ten-minute recess while Juror #8 finishes barfing her guts out after having seen those crime scene photos."

I do thank you for the compliment, but I'm pretty sure I'm not very generous, or I would quit sending snarly notes out to the whole faculty demanding to know who took my scissors, who swiped my tape, and why people who take entire boxes of Kleenex to the back of the room can't trouble themselves to bring them back.

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Date: 2012-09-04 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm here too, lurking...some call it stalking. I...I don't write very well, compared to everyone I know on LJ, so I don't post usually, just comment. And I don't have a huge amount of time. I do spend time on fb, but I think I've alienated some friends by being so political, so I've even stopped posting so much there, too. Also, I'm feeling quite old in Sounis now! Hahahaha! But I do check in and worry about folks.

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Date: 2012-09-05 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ is not about writing well, it's about venting! :-b But I hope you are overall doing well and that your puppies have grown up into well-behaving dogs. (I just checked your livejournal and it has been like a YEAR since you posted anything no wonder I am bursting with questions about how you are and how you're adjusting and how's life.)

TIEGIRL the awesome care and concern you put into taking care of your animals just goes to show what a wonderful person you are. You are so sweet and generous and supportive of your friends. I hope you realize how much we appreciate your constant cheering on of us and hugs and presence, and that we're here for you in the same way. ♥

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Date: 2012-09-09 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are not old! You only feel old. :) Does that ring a bell?

Gosh, I miss you, TG, and everyone on sounis. It's amazing how there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day anymore.


Date: 2012-09-04 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Here, sir! Ma'am!

I second Leslie's notion that you might like Teresa better than Theresa - that was my thought when I read the post, too. I certainly do.

Generally speaking I just check lj once a week or so, since the internets became such a time suck and I decided I really liked having time to read, you know, BOOKS, when I had time to read. I've been weaning myself off the misc internet feeds.

And replacing it with a group read of the Dunnett and Vorkosigan books, with occasional breaks for Something Completely Different.

: )

Re: Present!

Date: 2012-09-09 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

it's so close and still not quite right! But it is definitely an improvement.

Weaning yourself off the internet--like I told Audrey up above, it's slowly becoming a goal of mine. As I recover from the initial desire to anesthetize myself for nine months and work towards becoming a functioning human being again, this is on my list of things to do.

ALSO I wanted to let you know I got the Lush package! We didn't get to do much with it, but I checked the expiration dates on everything and they'll still be good when he gets back and we have our thirty days off. :-)

PEGGY you are also one of the most generous people I know. Every time I take a road trip I am inspired by your example of pulling over and trying new things on the side of the road and searching for local flavor (see: other things to do during our thirty days) and your awesome sense of adventure. You're going to ISTANBUL I cannot even dictate how jealous I am of your crazy wild travels. Thank you for all the advice and encouragement and please keep sharing the travel pics! :-)
Edited Date: 2012-09-09 03:26 am (UTC)

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Date: 2012-09-04 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm here but have an unreliable internet connection, so that has been keeping me away. This problem should be solved... soon? Maybe?

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Date: 2012-09-04 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am here. I read LJ every day pretty much, but I rarely post much. But I'm here and reading!

And I really want to read your Godbaby fic ><

Also, re: names - here's a few: Tamara, Tanya, Tara, Tasha and I like Thora :)
Edited Date: 2012-09-04 04:07 am (UTC)

I haz an icon for this

Date: 2012-09-04 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I check every other day but i also check fb and gmail. But mostly I will check here first and see if you need cheering up and then hunt you down on the other two though fb has so many people on it I probably wouldn't write reflective comments on there. I don't post much because I'm so busy and only post exciting news!

We oughta finish off that dancing bear crackfic one day...

Re: I haz an icon for this

Date: 2012-09-07 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Em! I was at Target (a store) and they had polka-dot duct tape on sale and I bought a roll just because I knew you would have.

And here are some fabulous Esther William swimsuits in polka dots:

(Do you all know Esther Williams' MGM swimming musicals? Lots of fun!)

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Date: 2012-09-04 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still log in everyday, even though my flist is shorter than it used to be. I log into Tumblr too because that's where the whole fandom has migrated.

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Date: 2012-09-04 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I check LJ maybe once a week but never seem to get round to commenting :-( I kinda miss chatting - I'd probably communicate more by a few "throwaway" lines than (never) actually writing a post.

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Date: 2012-09-05 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Therese? You know, Spanish version?


Wowwww, so I totally missed this post. /fails

Date: 2012-09-06 11:51 pm (UTC)
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I totally nurse a giant irrational grudge against the existence of Tumblr for stealing everyone away from LJ, because Tumblr is, imo, a shitty site for what I want out of online journaling (i.e. actual easy, articulate communication!), but what the hell, there are pretty pictures on there. I don't have one, but even if I succumb to the evil and get one one day, LJ will always be my #1, yo.

I would love to see your Subversion of Generic Fantasy Novel -- buuuut then again, I love subverted tropes of pretty much any stripe, so there's a definite bias there. ;)

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Date: 2012-09-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
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I don't post but I am around!

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Date: 2012-09-09 12:53 am (UTC)
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I am still around and check LJ every single day...except for the past week when you wrote this post. Seriously, I'm on every day but this past week. Weird. I just can't figure tumblr out and all the newer social networking sites seem so lame and shallow. There's nothing to them.

JADEJADEJADE. You totally need to write a fabulous children's novel in the next 9 months. 175 pages. Geared toward grades 5-7. You write so beautifully. You could write the next Newbery winner, I'm not kidding. Make it either realistic fiction or science fiction. (Fantasy never wins.) If it's SF, make it accessible to kids who don't usually like SF, so nothing too "out there." I'm deadly serious. DO IT.

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Date: 2012-09-09 05:09 am (UTC)
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I check LJ slowly less and less, it was once a week, now it's more once a month? My friends page is basically you and a comic about a cat
so...yes, less and less checking.
I don't always read your entries.
However, what I have to offer you today is that my brother and his wife also spent/are spending much of their first years of marriage apart. Luckily he was just allowed to come back from Afghanistan to meet his new baby son.
I trust you'll find a way to deal. Sounds like you're already on top of it by focusing on the things you loved to do before and not forgetting to throw yourself into them. Good luck.


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