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I have accepted Heidi's apology. I believe that she didn't intentionally mean to blame me. But it still happened and I am not OK with that. And I don't really want to talk about it. I'm fine.

I turned anon commenting off and IP logging back on. I gave the mice and anyone else their chance to comment over the last two days. I was shocked at how well behaved eveyone was. Cheers.

I must say being dragged back into fandom reminded me that I have two bunnies that will not go away and one half finished fic for [ profile] copperbadge... Er...

I have this lousy thesis to write. That is my focus. I now return to being utterly boring.

Date: 2006-06-28 01:17 pm (UTC)
ext_14712: (horny little bugger)
From: [identity profile]
1) You're never boring.
2) You always have bunnies thanks to the crazy circus.
3) *nods* I have to admit that I like my fandom amicable. The whole situation sucked ass and can't be erased, but it's also not worth letting things fester. (festering leads to 90,000 page expose documents that stir up messes in the first place, OMG!)

4) And I was going to write you bad anonymous poetry too! :( Sadness.

Date: 2006-06-28 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pffft. I gave you two days.

I may not be boring myself but apparently my lj got boring according to the husband.

Date: 2006-06-28 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're working on a fic for me? Eee! *excited*

I probably knew about it and forgot, huh. I'm slick that way.

I'm glad things are getting sorted. It's been a stressful time for everyone.

Date: 2006-06-28 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Crap. I could have pretended it never happened? O_o

Yeah, I could gladly erase 98% of last week.

Date: 2006-06-28 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are far more forgiving than I. Eventually, I just get to a point where it's fester, or forgive, or drop it and move on.

How is thesis? How is not working with ickle babies? What are you doing today?

I am meeting with the owner of my local used bookstore in an hour -- to see if he wants to buy the 100 texts I culled from my shelves yesterday. *crosses fingers and hopes*

Date: 2006-06-28 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I should do a book cull too. Merp.

I am still working this week. I'm off today to burn CDs of photos to hand out to parents on Friday, which is the last day.

Thesis is weird. I'm plotting. I'm planning. I'm scheming. I will do some more set up over the next few days and then I will start writing in earnest by Monday if not sooner. I will be writing very morning for several hours. Taking a break and then rewriting.

Date: 2006-06-28 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Book...culling? I know that at some point in my life I shall to, but oh, I don't relish the prospect. *clings to shelves* It's probably wrong to compare, but it's like giving away children.

Date: 2006-06-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, truly, it depends. If you weigh every book purchase and ensure that each one will be a prized, valued member of a collection, I can absolutely see that being a problem. Me, I'm more of the "huh, you're following me home? Well, come on in, but if you're irritating you'll be out the door tomorrow" variety fo book shopper. I rarely leave a bookstore with a stack in hand, and I don't always give every purchase a great deal of thought. (Which is a bigger problem for my wallet than my bookshelves, but that's another matter.)

But, it's not hard for me to split out a number of textsI a) didn't like, b) liked well-enough but won't read again, or c) never got into, and don't feel like I'll ever try again. I've probably packed off between four and five hundred in the last five years. And I still have well over 1200 in the apartment!

Date: 2006-06-28 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I keep trying to use the library instead but I suck at that and then when I don't have the book later I am disappointed.

I usually read the first chapter of a book before I take it home from anywhere. Not always but generally.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, but the problem usually occurs when I look at a not-so-favoured book and think, "oh, it's true you and I didn't get along too well, or I usually relegated you to a dark corner because you pestered me so, but I may need you in the future!" Maybe I also don't want to admit that I made the mistake of picking it up in the first place. ^^;

Aha, I suppose there's the difference. Mine's only about 500 -- tiny in comparison. They all fit on my shelves for now, so I guess it's all right and I won't worry yet.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We have books for two people with graduate degrees... but most of them are mine. The husband pretty much only reads books on Tibetan Buddhism whereas I read all over the place.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:) I may never learn Greek in the next four collegiate years, but who knows! Maybe sometime in the future, when I'm old and doddering, A New Introduction to Greek will come in very handy.

I know what you mean about reading all over the place. I've cruised my local library for free books and have ended up getting...very weird things, like The Psychotic Personality. At the time I thought it might come in handy for a fic.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can recommend Hanson and Quinn if you are planning to learn Classical Greek. Also Lidell & Scott which is a lexicon, and Greek Grammar by Smyth.

I was a classics undergrad.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*makes notes* Mine's Chase and Phillips, I don't know if it's any good, but it's what I told to buy/use when I made that abortive attempt in freshman year to take Greek. Sam Seigel (Seigle?) is amusing and crazy enough, but he's frustrating as a teacher.

I'm trying to be Classical Studies and History (or History + ancient focus), because I think I'm too stupid for college Greek/Latin now.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He *is* crazy. I sat down and chatted with him about revisiting Greek and I quickly realized he would make me crazy.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I generally can only ever pick five books out of the hundreds when I am trying to cull, and we need a new bookshelf again...

Date: 2006-06-28 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've only just given up my Boxcar Childrens and my Babysitters Clubs. Took me long enough, but I needed the space, and since I didn't read sense in being sentimental about those, I guess.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did that with my Madeleine L'Engle books inadvertantly and then I had to rebuy them all from second hand stores when I was in college because they were the only thing I could read that made me calm down when things were very bad.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Madeleine L'Engle! <3 I only wish my Wrinkle in Time wasn't so tattered, because I want it to grow old with me.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Right. I have a tatty copy and a new copy. :)

Date: 2006-06-28 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sound investment.

Date: 2006-06-29 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You too? A Ring of Endless Light in particular was my comfort book...

Date: 2006-06-29 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my yes. That and "A House like a Lotus" kept me sane during some very black times.

Date: 2006-06-29 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think those are my two favorites. Polyhymnia!

Also, my daughter was nearly named Madeleine, and then named Meg -- a name I've loved since A Wrinkle in Time.

Date: 2006-06-29 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! That is so lovely. Do you read "An Acceptable Time"? It is one of the more recent ones.

Date: 2006-06-29 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I read that one... but wow, it's been a while. I think I have a copy somewhere. Hardbound, even! I think Zack was annoying me by that point. (He's annoying on principle, but you know what I mean.)

And although I haven't been able to get into all her adult books, The Other Side of the Sun is particularly good.

Date: 2006-06-29 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really? I loved A Severed Wasp and The Small Rain... They held adult echos of The Young Unicorns. And you get to see Suzy Austin all grown up!

Date: 2006-06-28 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do recommend culling, to keep the mind and tastes fresh, but it's a highly personal exercise. One of the shelves on my super-sturdy case was getting that "it's humid and droopy and *you're* all wilty, so I think I might start to bow" look to it. I stacked up some fiction, some fantasy, a bit of poetry, a bunch of books about writing and literary theory, some cookbooks, exercise stuff, and all of my foxtrot comics. And when I first stacked it up and reorganizaed the cases, I turned my back on the piles and couldn't tell any particular title that was missing. So, I figure I made good choices.

And are any of the photos cute?

Thesis plan sounds absolutely wonderful!

Date: 2006-06-28 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Almost all of the photos are cute. They are four. They are all four or almost four years old!

Date: 2006-06-28 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* I want the last week and a half gone, but I don't think that's possible.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I could have done with out 98% of the angst and drama.

Date: 2006-06-28 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
do a little dance
make a little love
get down tonight!


Date: 2006-06-28 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That was last night, but we can do it again tonight. Sure. :D

Date: 2006-06-28 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hahaha, don't let me push you too hard! :-P


Date: 2006-06-28 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is easy to understand why ari_o,
who seems to have had "Louis's" IP since the first day of Fermatojam's LJ appearance
and who probably wasted a lot of time screening registrants to ensure he didn't show up at Nimbus,
would have been convinced that "Louis Movello" was real.
But if she had thought about it,
she would have realized that it's even easier to come up with a fake name, address, and IP
than it is to spoof or photoshop an IP,
not to mention two dozen of them.

(frozen) You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are you seriously trying to stir shit up after it has settled? Are you seriously linking me to [ profile] bad_penny after all my involvement and comments over there? After I apologized to Angua and helped sort shit out. You did see all my comments over there, right? You did actually read the two afterwords, right?

Or are you just totally clueless?

(frozen) Re: You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooo Ooo! I know this one!!!

It's door number two, Bob!

(frozen) Re: You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmmmm, I want to give it the benefit of the doubt and say clueless, yet something leads me to say TROLL. Because I just don't think someone could be that stupid.

Oh wait...

(frozen) Re: You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I was gonna say...

(frozen) Re: You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well , i did finish reading the entire 10 chapters and two afterwords.
I posted this so you could see for yourself what was in the thread.
You will be the first person to have called me a Troll though.

Maybe i did not see all your comments , it is a long article.
If you check my IP address you will see i am in Australia.
I have never been involved in any of the HP fandom/fanfic fora.

The fact your immediate response is abusive , as is those of your friends ,
would be fairly typical in light of what i have read.

(frozen) Re: You've just won the flaming asshole award!

Date: 2006-06-29 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Since I don't know you I can only assume you were trying to upset me by pointing me over there. And I have clearly documented involvement in the wank. So I am not sure why you would come over here to pester me. You couldn't seriously think you were doing me a favor.

Do you have any idea what I've been through in the last week? My personal life went to hell and then I faced a train wreck in an online community I've been a part of for over five years. I lost some very dear friends over it.

Abusive? You came into my journal and provoked me. What did you expect? flowers?

(frozen) and also...

Date: 2006-06-29 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
two can play at that linking game.

from the bottom of the post:

"ETA: It should go without saying. Trolling people is bad. Don't do that, guys. If you're not involved, just sit back and watch."

(frozen) Re: and also...

Date: 2006-06-29 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oddly enough , i did read that.

(frozen) Re: and also...

Date: 2006-06-29 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, it didn't stick. I'm banning you.
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