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Added for reference - if you'd like to comment in my journal you're more than welcome to do so, but please enter a Subject if at all possible. This will greatly increase the odds of my responding to your comment and makes email sorting-out on my side much easier. Thank you for the consideration!

Just so folks know, most of my entries are at least friends only. Additionally, there's two significant custom friends groups here, both of which are opt-in-

1) SCA- if you want gory details of my SCA life (including the potential for rants) you'll want to join this one. If you don't really want to hear what I might have to say about the Society, I recommend not signing up.

2) The "Inner Circle"- most of my entries delve _significantly_ into my personal life, quite possibly more than you'd be comfortable. This one's intended for the "real" friends rather than the casual readers. If you're still figuring out how well you might want to know me, I suggest not signing up. I'd rather have you never join this one than join in only to pull back out (because that hurts a little bit when it happens). If you join this one, you're kind of "expected" to speak up once in a while, especially if you seem to have a significant LJ presence of your own. I.e. "active readership" is encouraged but not necessarily required.

If you want to be a part of these, you can comment here or contact me elsewhere. Same goes for opting-out, and if you feel that way I apologize in advance.


Apr. 10th, 2017 03:15 pm
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Cross-posting test...
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Koji broke up with Viro.

That's all I've got.

Except, oh, wait, they ended up getting back together.

More on this later.
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Based off a list on EW. The totals of the first 4 categories should be 25.

! = Recommend it! (7)
+ = Seen it. (1)
= = Heard of it. (13)
? = What's that? (4)
* = Wishlisted (3)

= Doctor Who
! Buffy the Vampire Slayer
! Arrested Development
= The X-Files
= The Wire
= It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
! Star Trek: The Next Generation
? The Comeback
! My So-Called Life
! Lost
! Firefly
= Twin Peaks
= Veronica Mars
= Battlestar Galactica
= Community*
! Undeclared
= Fringe
? Wonder Showzen*
+ Supernatural (disclaimer - very new to it)
= Popular
? Party Down*
= Farscape
? Better Off Ted
= Archer
= Pushing Daisies
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Hi all!

For the new or not-so-new folks, please keep in mind that the vast majority of my LJ gets posted exclusively to sub-groups of my Friends list, to ensure that folks are to the content they want to be exposed to. This is opt-in, meaning if you don't tell me you want it, you don't get it (usually). If you view my journal specifically, the sub-groups are detailed in the very first (future-dated) entry.

As a slightly unpleasant side-note, I'd point out that I take a dim view of people who ask for this access and then either abuse the information or hold it against me (i.e. that I ruminate about something doesn't mean I'd -do- doesn't even mean I'm happy that I'm ruminating about it to begin with). If you're not sure you can handle it, please do not ask for it. Alright, 'nuff said about that.

If anyone's got questions, I'm happy to answer.

Happy New Year!!!
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In my attempts to try to explain the Lyceum to people I feel like I've just made a mess of things. People aren't getting it, quite possibly because I'm not explaining it well. But the worst part is that I feel like people don't _want_ to get it to some degree. I feel like they're reflexively assuming this is some sort of attempt to supplant the EKU when it's nothing of the sort. I've thought about deleting my posts on the SCA LJ Community, I've thought about just freezing them, and I've thought about leaving the community entirely.

And I've also thought about trying to fight the good fight and continue trying to fight what I perceive to be misapprehensions.

What really saddens me? I point out that someone (I have no idea who) started talking up my posting to the Maunche list, and people are more concerned with the fact that I know about this despite being a non-Maunche, and that someone told me about it, than they are with the fact that someone didn't even have the basic courtesy to say "Hey, would you mind if I brought up the Lyceum on the Maunche list to see how people there feel?" Would it have killed someone to do this?


I still think the Lyceum is worth pursuing. I think some people get it. I think more people _could_ get it. I think there's a real chance I'm explaining it badly. I think there's a real chance that some people just won't get it until they have a chance to experience it.

I...I just don't know anymore. But I think it deserves a chance to be tried, and I'll do what I can to give it that chance. Why? Because if it succeeds in what it's trying to do, it could be totally worth it.

As to the SCA Community I said, I'm tired of playing Sole Defender, but if there are people who genuinely like to hear what I have to say, maybe it's worth it in the end, right?

[Poll #1180482]


Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:19 pm
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Heath Ledger's dead.

And this isn't a joke. See IMDB if you don't believe me.

I didn't know he was only 28.


Dec. 20th, 2007 06:34 pm
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If you haven't already checked out the poll I posted on December 1, please do so-

If you have already checked it out, thank you for your time and feedback and your patience as I post yet another reminder. :)
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I think everyone's already seen this one before...but here's where I give you the explicit opportunity to opt-in/out of seeing most of my LJ entries, which can admittedly not be for the faint of heart. And there is NOTHING wrong with not really wanting to be exposed to the gory details of my life. God knows sometimes I wish I wasn't... :)

BTW, I reserve the right to soften the words I'm using here if I can think of a less stark way to put things. I'm not out to hurt anyone, but it's important that there not be any miscommunication either.

As you all are (or maybe aren't) aware, most of my entries are protected. The ones that aren't usually aren't because a) they're essentially meaningless to me, b) they contain information I would like to see widely distributed, or c) it would defeat the purpose to hide them. Note that this can mean all you get is bitchy PSA's, so I guess not being in on the other entries can cut both ways.

What I'd like to know, if you're reading this journal, is whether you want more than a, b, and c. Do you want access to the "good stuff"? Do you want to know what's actually going on in my life instead of just getting the distilled polls, memes and PSA's? In short, do you want to know who I am, or is this LJ more of a curiosity to you? I'll warn you right here that the "good stuff" sometimes (some might say often) involves things like me railing out against people I actually do care for (which could mean you), bitching about a lack of feedback here and elsewhere, talking about why the world sucks, etc. It's NOT for the faint-hearted, but it IS who I am. You simply being on the short list is pretty meaningful to me, for better or worse.

Before you say "Yes! Give it all to me!" there's a contingency. What I ask of you, in return for you reading about me, is that you let me know what you think. You don't need to reply to every entry (I'd have to give some sort of award for that), but I need a sense of presence from you. If you aren't updating your own LJ, I obviously don't expect you to be reading mine, but I don't want to see you posting daily and _never saying anything_ to me. I've walked that road before, and the impression it gives is that you _don't_ actually care what's going on. So, don't say you care and you're interested if you don't think you're likely to express it once in a while. And before you get all huffy and tell me how demanding I'm being, I'm pretty damn lax as far as what constitutes a worthwhile reply. Even an "I'm sorry you're going through that crap (hug)," can make a huge difference. I don't actually tend to get draconian about this unless you're speaking up here less than once/month (and clearly writing in your own LJ far more often).

Obviously, if we're talking about my LJ via non-LJ-means, I'm not going to hold a lack of Comments against you. That would be dumb-assed.

You're also welcome to say that you're not interested in my LJ and you don't give a crap whether I read yours. I'd just as soon know if I'm wasting my time giving a damn.

I'm doing this just as much for you as for me. I've been accused of pestering people to speak up and talk to me. Well, if I already know you aren't really up for the more intense conversation, I'm not particularly likely to pester you, now am I?

I'm posting this now so that there's no sense of pressure. You've got until the end of the year to think about what my friendship means to you, and what your friendship could mean to me. If you say nothing though...then you've said nothing.

All that being said-

[Poll #1098329]
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Bastards! They called Mr. Belvedere one of the worst TV Shows ever! (growl!)

Oh hell, also Beauty and the Beast and Small Wonder. Well okay, I can't defend the latter....
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So, I'm thinking about changing ISP's now that Burlington actually has an alternative to Comcast. I mostly use the net for mucking and web-surfing. I watching streaming video but not a _huge_ amount of the time, and while I do occasionally do large downloads, it's nothing I couldn't usually have just running in the background. So I suppose I'm not a "power" user these days so much as a bit more than a "casual" one.

That being said...

[Poll #1076550]

Any insight appreciated. Please feel free to ask questions before voting.

BTW, I always vote myself just to make it easier for me to see results. Don't assume I in any way endorse my own answer. :)


Oct. 12th, 2007 11:21 pm
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UPDATE- Best hour of animated rip-off ever.

If you are a Star Wars geek and are not watching Family Guy right now (or whenever it comes on in your neck of the woods), shame on you.

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To the people _not_ on the inner circle list, who _chose_ not to be on that list-

I would thank each and every one of you to bear in mind at all times that you are _not_ receiving an accurate picture of my life. This is not your fault. It is also not my fault. It is the way things are.

So please don't hold what you are seeing here against me, because that's frankly not very fair. For all you know I'm perfectly happy in every single entry that you've chosen not to see.

I wish I could phrase this better right now. I'm sorry for the bitchy. I'm also sorry if this hurts anyone's feelings, but it hurts _my_ feelings when people who aren't even reading my LJ properly for _any_ reason tell me that every time I post I'm in a bitchy mood.

Yes, I know, ironic...


Sep. 21st, 2007 11:11 pm
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Got my new chair. It's all black and leathery- Link to chair here ) I wish it went a bit lower than it does, but the height's generally fine. Everything else just seems lower, heh.

Earlier I snapped at someone who started venting to me without even a cursory "How are you?" first. I have mixed feelings about this. She replied to my snapping that she could have asked how I was by saying she planned to do that after her vent and that she'd leave me alone. I have mixed feelings about that too.

I suppose the point of this is that if you don't ask me how I am before telling me how you are when I haven't asked, don't be surprised if I snap at you too.

I'm not really interested in talking about this on Livejournal. Consider it more of a PSA.
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Once again someone posted something with bad tagging and now my Friends page is all messed up.

Please check your tags before posting!

The winner- Wyldemoon
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Wanted King Kong: Extended Edition. No luck. Ditto for Seasons 1 & 2 of The Office. I haven't seen these before.

Possibly influenced by current reading, I picked up The Godfather collection. I've seen the first one but not in years, and I've never seen the sequels.

Box o' DVD

Sep. 17th, 2007 01:37 pm
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If you could buy one DVD box set that you don't think I already own, what box set would it be and why would you buy it for me?

Yes, I have a coupon but not many ideas.
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