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This journal isn't completely friends-only, but some of it is; how much depends simply on my mood.

I like new friends, but I also like to know where my new friends come from. If you are planning on friending me or have recently friended me and we haven't talked, please let me know how you found my journal--you don't have to, but I would appreciate it. If we know each other pretty well already, feel free to do the same if the urge strikes you.

Additional note: I do small friendslist cuts periodically--if we haven't really talked at all or I don't remember who you are, you may get bumped. If you still want to read my journal anyway, just let me know and I'll add you back on.

Apr. 12th, 2014

Beatnik BFFs
God, I had the best day. No, week.

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tl;dr April is National Poetry Month, I went to a lot of workshops and am feeling artistically refreshed, and people are so wonderful and great.

convocation is my hogwarts, pt. 1

Wizardess
THIRD TIME IN A ROW. The theme this year was "Judgment," which is the second to last card in the Major arcana.

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meme ganked from spikegirl58

Strapping young bucks
1) What I was thinking at the time I wrote a story, or a question about my writing as a whole. The question can be about anything, including my WIPs.

2) Pick a character/pairing I've written and I will explain the top five ideas, concepts, etc. I try to keep in mind while writing that character/pairing.

3) Quote a few lines from something I've written and I'll comment on them.

4) Pick one of my fics, either on LJ (in Memories) or Fanfiction.Net or ArchiveOfOurOwn (I'm Kleenexwoman everywhere) and I'll tell you something about it.

5) Pick a story and I'll tell you what happened the minute/day/week (I will choose) after the story ended.

reasons i am a robot part one billion

Pass as human
I don't really care that much when other people express strong emotions about things I don't share, I guess, but I really dislike it when I feel that I'm expected to join in.

Grief is a biggie for me. I hate attending funerals of people I don't know. I'd certainly be upset if an actor or a writer I liked died, but if someone whose work I don't particularly care about dies, I can't muster much more than a "Huh, that's too bad" most of the time. Now, this should be fine, but it does strike me as weird when people cry at me about it, and I go, "I didn't know you were a fan of them," and they go, "I wasn't, but it's SO TRAGIC." Do you get teary when a co-worker's relative dies and they have to go to the funeral? Do you mist up reading the obituaries? Maybe you do because you are that tender-hearted of a soul, but I do not think most people do.

It's especially weird when people go, "Oh, man, I'm so sad X died, now we'll never get another movie from them," and other people go "STOP BEING SELFISH, YOUR THOUGHTS SHOULD BE WITH THEIR FAMILY." The only reason you care about this person is because they made movies or songs or books you liked. You may have become a fan of their personality, you may have even met them, but you would never have known they existed and thus been able to be sad about their deaths if you hadn't liked the way they made art. That was your relationship to them, fan to idol. Why shouldn't you mourn their creations forever unveiled? Why shouldn't you mourn them in a way that's appropriate to how you knew them, if that's how you feel?

Recently, the royal baby thing has been fucking weird, because there are people talking about it all the fuck over the place and women talking about it at work, and one lady asked me if I was happy, and I said, "I don't really care. We're not an English commonwealth--in fact, we kind of seceded--so it's got nothing to do with me." She got mad and said, "Well, if you don't care about the future king, you can at least care that there's a happy and healthy baby in the world." I said I hated babies and went to eat my salad. Then I thought of a much better thing to say :/ L'esprit d'escalier.

If you're bringing this down to that human and common of a level, what's the point? A guy I know posted on his Facebook on the date of the baby's birth, "Shaniqua Johnson gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a Harlem hospital last night. There was no news coverage." If you're trying to make people care just because there's a baby, why don't you care about Shaniqua Johnson's baby? The only reason you know who these people are or what they are doing is because they are royalty. If you care about royalty, that's lovely, I'm certainly not going to debate you on how important the British crown is or what you should care about. But if you think I should care about the baby even if I don't care about royalty, what else are you ignoring?

tl;dr Feel whatever you feel about whatever you want, but don't get mad at me when I don't join in. Thx.

UP IN THE AETHERCON

Cephalohat

Wow, the con was a blast.



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timewaster, since I've got no plans today

Doctor Bonghittin
Give me a fandom and I will tell you:

Favorite character(s):
Least Favorite character(s):
5 Favorite ships (canon or non-canon):
Character(s) I find most attractive:
Character(s) I would marry:
Character(s) I would be best friends with:
A random thought:
An unpopular opinion:
Canon OTP(s):
Non-canon OTP(s):
Most badass character(s):
Pairing(s) I am not a fan of:
Character(s) I feel the writers screwed over:
Favourite friendship(s):
Character(s) I want to adopt or be adopted by: