Dec. 14th, 2009

I am in fact alive

1. My rabbit is totally awesome. Except when it's raining I have been spending a few hours outside with him, lying in the sun reading or cuddling him. A few days ago he climbed all over my copy of Watership Down when I was reading it in front of the open fence door and he got curious.

2. My sister's been dragging me out of the house - to the pub, natch. Sundays is 3-for-2 tap pints so she and a friend get their Guinness and I have a Speights and we're quite ridiculous.

3. My internet activity is totally old school. I'm playing my MUD again, I have a level 15 myrmidon in the temple of order, law and balance (warrior-mage, essentially, and in the later levels they can work with runes, she's badarse) and a level 10 cleric in the nature temple. She isn't quite as badarse, but she's no slouch either. ALSO I'm totally playing virtual pet sites again. I'm mostly active on and This is actually good because most of the sites have games and between them there's like mahjong, solitaire mancala, mastermind, minesweeper and that sliding-tile game where you have to rearrange them to form a picture in a 4x4 grid with 15 tiles. (Khimeros also has sudoku but it doesn't give you pretend money.) So they're all thinking games, and they're fun.

4. Fandom on LJ consists of me usually being very laidback until humanity sucks and I get rage. So, pretty much normal. I write things or put together video clips to music and people tell me they like them. It's a good arrangement.

5. Speaking of, I have rage.

6. I'm on the waiting list for the anxiety outpatients unit. The waiting list is nine months long. Story to be updated in September.

7. Animals are pretty damn awesome.

Sep. 2nd, 2009


So I'm poking around Teh NZ Intarwebs looking at rabbit hutches and prices trying to see if I can find really nice roomy outdoor accommodations that I can afford and there's this one site that is like a directory of website businesses. Apparently if you search for 'rabbit and/or hutches', you get an AWFUL LOT of, erm, "adult self-entertainment" results. Rabbit vibrators, obviously. Somehow I feel that this is not what I'm looking for.

I have a lot of thoughts about fandom as separate from mainstream society.

This got long and rambling. )

Aug. 31st, 2009

lol guys

stupid survey is stupid, but fun to take just so you can point out all their fuckery

Jan. 7th, 2009

"The truth is the most important thing in the world.

And the truth is that I want you, Ferdinand, and if you had asked for me I would have said yes. If it had been a choice I might have said no, but it wasn't a choice and I can't change it. And Walden is lovely and I will try and be happy because I must, but tonight, before I can't anymore, I am thinking of you."

*dies of sad*

Incidentally, am I the only one giggling at CJ's assurance that they "aren't going anywhere!" and people should tell their LJ friends to move there despite how many times they've had to beg just to pay their current bills?

Dec. 3rd, 2007

Language skills for survival on the new LiveJournal

LOL = лол
OMG = омг
WTF = втф
shit = шит
sucks = сакс
bear surprise = превед медвед (important)
tl;dr = ниасилил многа букав


Nov. 30th, 2007

I'd just like to thank...

Thank you, Six Apart, thank you. You have just made my day so much more entertaining.

Sep. 29th, 2007


If only I had this macro during Pepsigate.

^ very cool ad

eta2: ignore the pictures, read the comments. WTF.

Sep. 18th, 2007

Why would anyone want to comment on a change of CEO? *headdesk*

Also, f-list, help me. There just isn't enough magic in my sex. I need advice on how to use my wand better. :( The HP kind, I mean. Aside from the age old lubricus charm and accioing sex toys, what are some fun things that magic opens up? If it's such an all-pervasive part of life as it seems to be (though I do mock the fact that pretty much every song title in the books has to scream OMG WIZARDING REMEMBER THIS IS THE WIZARDING WORLD) you'd think there could be some awesome things to use it for in the bedroom.

Terry: I'm going to bring Bico [the kitten] and we're going to watch you [cook], and then I'll teach him How To Be a Man.
Zacharias: Do you think it would help if he had a man to learn from?
Terry: Hey, hey now, I'm a man. I'm a manly man, very hardcore and tough. Like bricks or nails or nails in bricks.
Zacharias: That sounds uncomfortable.
Terry: For the brick, or the nails?
Zacharias: Depends how hard you hammer the nails in.
Terry: Pretty hard, I bet, but not too hard otherwise the brick would break, and that would be a really bad analogy or metaphor or whatever it is I was making if the tough brick broke.
Zacharias: Obviously it's all in the technique. Of hammering.
Terry: Yes. I've got an ace hammering technique.

Oh boys.

Aug. 14th, 2007

Oh noes!!

Your LiveJournal paid account for user "overparanoidaboutstalkers" is expiring in 12 days,
at which time it'll revert to its previous status.

To keep using all the cool features of your paid account, you have two
options to renew...

Yes. Let me run and fetch my credit card, right away!

Edit: I am reading old RP to cheer myself up a little (though by now I've practically memorised half of it, it's slightly depressing) when I came across Zacharias being INCREDIBLY MELODRAMATIC over his best friend sleeping with his ex.

I have been grieviously betrayed. The sting of this treachery has taken root in my very heart and I can feel it festering, its poisons leaking out and slowly killing me from inside. Soon I will be nothing more than an empty husk, numb to what remains of my deadened emotions, wandering the earth and uttering nothing but a low, keening wail that strikes all who hear it down with bitter tears and melancholy they know not the cause of.

Never mind.

Alcohol is demon-water, the liquid form of the devil himself. It turns good men (and women) into downtreading lowlifes, honour into betrayal and beauty into the most vile form of ugliness. I am bitter and forsaken, and I want a drink.

Aug. 8th, 2007


I don't really care about Strikethrough. This is a business and 6A has the right to disallow whatever they want. I think the most recent bans were stupid because they were permanant bans for a first offense (the offense, according to LJ Abuse, is not that one of the characters in the pictures in question was underage (which is simply not true anyway) but that they "lacked artistic merit"), that the users were not given a chance to delete the posts that LJ claims violated the TOS. It's fine for them to say they don't want scans of hand-drawn erotic imagery that "lacks artistic merit" if they want to, I just think they should actually TELL people what they don't want. If you don't want gay porn, say you don't want gay porn!


Pro-anorexia communities do more good than harm!

It's not illegal to "aspire to be thin". :)

They're support groups, and deleting them won't make the problem go away.

Admittedly, there have been a couple of people who have said that coming across these communities made them realise that they needed help, and then went and got it. These people also said, though, that the possibility of helping one teen is not worth the probability of harming countless dozens of others, possibly killing them.

[info]coffeechica says that if they are reported to Abuse on an entry by entry basis they'll be dealt with, but evidence shows that this is simply not true. I've seen several copy-pastes and screenshots of responses from Abuse, not just today but every so often over the last couple of years, telling people who report specific entries (containing advice on staving off hunger pains, hiding the destructive behaviours from friends and family, or "purging") that due to their principles of freedom of expression there is nothing they can do about these posts and communities. On the contrary, I have never come across an example of someone who successfully has managed to get something deleted.

I won't get into the comparison comments people have been making (eg, that deleting artwork in which all participants are 18+ doesn't make child pornography go away either), I just...

These are not support groups. There are ED support groups on LiveJournal - [info]ed_recovery, for example. Pro-anorexia groups are not supportive environments for beating eating disorders. Even years after "recovering" from an ED, going to one of these communities to look for examples of some of the things that get posted can be incredibly harmful to some people. And those are people who've already managed to crawl out of that pit. What do you think they do to sick, insecure teen girls in the grip of an addiction and extremely dangerous mental disorder?

I sincerely hope they at the very least come out with an apology, but I don't think that will help much. "Attacking" fandom doesn't garner much condemnation from the mainstream because the mainstream still mostly things that fandom is at best silly and juvenile and at worst a cesspool of child pornographers and paedophiles, but there are a hell of a lot of people in the western world who've either had an eating disorder themselves or know someone who has, and it's simply disgusting for a member of 6A staff to say things like this in public, as a representative of the company.

And no, I don't particularly care if anyone thinks I'm over-reacting.

Aug. 4th, 2007


Oh my god... that is so much hate, I can actually feel it in my stomach.

For reference, the picture in question can be seen there.