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17 December 2004 @ 07:19 pm
Half-past eight as the crow flies  

I had a strong urge to post, yet I have nothing spectacular to say. (A gazillion things will, of course, occur to me after I've finished and turned off my computer. Murphy's law).

So. Some questions for the world:

1. Why are the spaces between bus-seats exactly half a centimetre shorter than my thighs?

2. What do gay boys think about hundreds of (thousands of?) girls writing slash fanfiction?

3. What's it all about, really, when you get down to it?

...I MUST get my father to write me a US-dollar bank cheque, so I can get a paid account. It would keep me amused for days.

In news of my life: finished up college today, had assessment, Lisa did assessment, Lisa made self want to twirl finger in eyesocket, found out am going to aunt's for Christmas dinner, meaning two extra hours at Kingdom Boring (said aunt's house) on Christmas day (Yippee!), wished several people a Happy  Hogswatch...

Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: 'Give Me Novocaine', Green Day
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
My line of work? Art? Well, I reckon all art is essentially crap, if that's what you mean...? *confused*

*but is transfixed by icon*
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, so I'm in the DEATH business now, am I? Cheers...

...no, I get it. I thought that was in the Hogfather, actually...I recognise it now...
Earth-Bound Misfit: God's Messagesmithy161 on December 17th, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)
1. because you must have the same size thighs as me. When they were making the new bus seats around here, they came to see me with a tape measure and measured the length of my thighs. Then they made the bus seats exactly one inch closer than that. True story.

2. The same way gay girls think about straight boys going on about the attractiveness of lesbians.

3. Fish.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
1. They do be some hors, lad.

2. This is too confusing for my small brain.

3. Great. The one food I hate above all others...THAT figures.

Great icon. xD
The Light Snarktasticsnarkophagus on December 17th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
1. Because bus manufacturers are sadists.

2. Speaking from a position of authority, I can say we're amused by it. When it doesn't completely suck. And when the author doesn't have a complete misunderstanding about how two people of the male persuasion actually... erm... slash.

3. The Klatchian Foreign Legion can tell you.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
1. Yes.

2. Oooh, yes. Speaking from a position of unauthority (unless you count the Kama Sutra and other edifying works) it is really annoying when things are, like, impossibly easy. Stupid Sues.

Which is why me don't write NC-17, for one thing.

3. HAHAHA. I guess the French one will have to do...
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Congratualtions on finishing college! Is that forever, or for the semester? It's funny, because my friends page is just people announcing the end of the semester.

In other news, my mom has taken up an unhealthy interest in slash. She has asked me numerous questions about the who, what, where, why, and hows of the material, and also tried to firgure out where the word comes from. She has also e-mailed her gay best friend and asked him about it (I'll let you know what he says and see what I can do to answer question two, when I stop cringing), and decided to tell our family friends about it tonight when we were over at their house. They looked at me in something akin to horror, and all I could do was repeat, "It's not me" over and over. Oh, the shame!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh, no, it's just the end of term. (While finishing forever would be excellent, it begs the terrifying question of what to do NEXT?!!?)

Slash comes from this / . If you didn't know, which you may have! Ie Sirius/Remus. (hehe). Unless you're in a fandom, though, you wouldn't know it - being gay doesn't necessarily mean you will!

Has she read some slash somewhere or something? Put her onto UL, that will make everything all right.
Caitcoralia13 on December 18th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
I would, but since I told her about this, she has started to get way too interested in what I do with my time. Before, I think she honestly thought I was the only one writing Harry Potter fanfiction. Don't know what she thought I was reading online for hours and hours... Now she has started perusing The Pit and turning up all sorts of embarrassing stuff. The last thing I need is for her to know about UL and the nipple-biting!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
At first I thought you had 'nipple-clamps' written there, and I think your mother would literally ban you from the net if she read those fics. Thankfully they go to places like the restrictedsection.org, but seriously, you are cruel letting her brave the Pit!

I have explained fanfic to my mother numerous times, but she still comes up to my room and asks 'What are you doing?'


'Reading what?'

...It gets REALLY annoying.
Caitcoralia13 on December 18th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
Ack! My mom does that, too, and I hate telling her fanfiction, because she gives me this really disapproving look. And I didn't send her to the Pit, she googled 'fanfiction', and that was where it sent her. She would never ban me from the internet, her diapproving looks would just reach new heights of disapproval.

I did not know of the restrictedsection.org. I really don't think I should have access to such a place, especially if it has any H/D slash. Dangerous.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
Bad Google!

It's the NC-17 part of the Pit, actually. It got chucked off after people started sueing the Pit, so the writers made their own site.
Liz: tarsiers are love_eliza_b on December 17th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
Dunno about one or two, but I suspect that the answer to number three is books. Lots and lots of books.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
Finally! An answer that makes sense to me! Thank you *glomps*
gabbysun on December 18th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
1. It's a government conspiracy. (Come now, I shouldn't have to keep on telling you!?)

2. . . . I'm afraid I don't have an answer for this one. xD;

3. ME.

twirl finger in eyesocket
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
1. *hangs head in shame*

2. Neither do I, but according to snarkophagus they are amused by it, so I have the answer!

3. Well, I should have guessed!

Yup! It's great, the things you pick up on pottersues. Now Lisa isn't a Sue, but she has a sad bob, tragic trousers that look like carpet only no one would PUT it on their floor and has a Horrible Personality Complex to rival Hitler's, so that explains THAT.
gabbysun on December 18th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
2. Well, that's okay then. xD


xD Does she have an angsty past?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
She has an angsty moustache. Well, it makes me angst, anyhow...
gabbysun on December 18th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Ah. Well, that makes sense.
Lord Marmaduke Newbry: Stormtrooper Mk IIcatsmeat on December 20th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
[1] Because whoever makes bus seats hates you personally.

[2] Come on, they must love it. They need porn too!

[3] Small blue furry creatures from Alpha Centauri
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 21st, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
1. I've had my suspicions.

2. I guess...although I don't really dig femmeslash. Or het porn. But then I am a strange creature.

3. There's even a song! 'I'm blue, if I was green I would die (okay, de da de de da dum)... I have a blue house with a blue window, blue like my Corvet, it's sitting outside...' Um, yeah.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 22nd, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
Femmeslash doesn't bloat my stoat, either. Funny thing, that.

Thankfully, I've managed to avoid hearing that song.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 22nd, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Perhaps because it's so badly done?

If ljs ever come with soundtracks attached, I will send you it. For you are clearly in need.