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11 November 2008 @ 10:09 am
long time no see  

I missed it already, didn't I.

Damn life.

(I would like to date a boy in the Philosophical Society, please and thank you.)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: see you when you're forty - literally (dido)
wildestranger on November 11th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
There was this last year but it doesn't seem to have had sign ups this year. Good question, though. *goes to poke at people*

Edited at 2008-11-11 10:42 am (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands: MCR Mikey go awayscoradh on November 11th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I would totally arrange one or whatever, but a) it's too late and b) hi, four people replied to this ... my standing in bandom, it is very little!
jehnt: spn - sam's cartoon facejehnt on November 11th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)

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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands: Hush Sound Greta rainbow cloudsscoradh on November 11th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)

It's weird, actually, because since I started Lexapro I've been so much more ... positive, lol, which means doing a few things that keep me away from teh intarwebs. OOPS.
jehnt: bones - cam - laughterjehnt on November 12th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
oooh, you're on Lexapro? ME TOO.

and lol why is it WEIRD that you feel more positive? That's what is SUPPOSED to happen when you are on the anti-depressants. silly Rach, aren't you supposed to know this?

But yeah, one of the first things I actually noticed on Lexapro was that I'm much, much more likely to feel social than when not on it. I'm still not freakishly social or anything (way too out of character!) but now if I've gone like two days without hanging out with people I'm all "OMG SO LONELY WHERE ARE MY FRIENDS, LET'S HANG OUT, WHERE IS MY TELEPHONE?"

and yay I'm glad you've been feeling more positive!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: converse prettyscoradh on November 12th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I loves me some escitalopram.

I suppose I knew it, but I never appreciated it in any visceral way. I suppose I also thought it would feel different, that it'd be all rainbows and singing from rooftops and freaking people out. It's not; it's me, neutral. IDEK OKAY.

I went to the GYM today. I cannot express what an achievement this is for me: to go out and walk and go inside and get a ticket and join a class and do insanely embarrassing sweaty things with twenty other maxitoned people. But I did. OMG.
jehnt: dw - doctor + donnajehnt on November 13th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
haha, yeah, before I went on medication I thought it would be a lot different than how it was. I thought it would feel more, idk, superficial, or something, instead of just like, "oh, now I'm not CRAZYANXIOUS all the time, how novel!" And that's actually part of the reason why I always talk about it, TO EVERYONE, because I'd like to help correct the stigmatization of seeking help for mental health issues, or w/e.

and ahahha GYMS. SO HILARIOUS. I am always so glad that at least the ones at school aren't all MIRRORS AND GLASS like the commercial ones because, like, how WEIRD is it that people can watch you exercise while they're walking down the street? SO WEIRD. and yay, exercise is good!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: bandsscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
I keep telling people; I'm sure they'd rather not know so much about my medical history, but I DON'T CARE. I have this whole monologue in my head about how meds don't make you happy or give you the tools to be happy, they just show you that you had the tools all along.

I don't mind mirrors. I can see my muscles pop, which they don't do under normal circumstances. What I dislike is the other people; they're so dishearteningly skinny!
jehnt: pineapple express - bfffsjehnt on November 15th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, exactly, exactly. Meds make you NORMAL so then you can be happy. But I guess that's difficult to process if you've never had that experience.

I guess it's not really the mirrors I mind, just the thought of everyone everywhere being able to see me exercising. And people are always like, "oh, well no one is looking at you," but like, when I'm exercising? I'm totally looking at other people. So I figure they are all looking at me too. LOGICAL THOUGHTS, I think.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: fishscoradh on November 16th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
It's like those people who say 'No one cares what you were or if you're fat, they don't spend their lives mocking you.' WELL ACTUALLY, THEY DO. At least, if they're me they do.
jehnt: bones - cam - laughterjehnt on November 16th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
hahahha, exactly! Maybe we're just mean voyeuristic bitches? But, I mean, mocking people is HILARIOUS. Like the one time I saw this man on the airplane who took up THREE SEATS (seriously! a whole row!) and had to have two-seatbelt extenders and whose arms were normal length but looked like tiny t-rex arms on his body. Or the woman who was wearing leggings but her pubic fat rolls (???) were all tucked down into them so in front of where her pelvis area should have been were just these roiling, jiggling masses of flesh. Anyway, those are two examples of people who I saw years ago but mock to this day. Because WHO WOULDN'T?
mrsquizzical: bandom panicmrsquizzical on November 11th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)
i have not heard of anything! there seem to be less of these big organised thingos. there was the big bang. and the smaller harlequin bands thing.

someone should get on that huh?

i bags not it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: Ryan just Ryanscoradh on November 11th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Shiiiit, I still need to finish my damn Harlequin fic. It would be so good! If only I could finish it!

*puts up hand, tentatively*
mrsquizzical: bandom panic brendon poutmrsquizzical on November 11th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
oh finish it! what's up? having time? or inspiration?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Heart treescoradh on November 11th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Time, time, always time!

Then again ... paeds next ... days finish at two ... *eyes glitter*
mrsquizzical: bandom panic cabinmrsquizzical on November 11th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
murklinsmurklins on November 11th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
The only one I know of is xmas_rocks, which is not just for the FOB/PaTD/MCR part of bandom, but also for rock ficcers. It's run by sidewinder and yes, it is closed. I wouldn't be too broken up about that, since it's not really for bandom-only writers.

Last year a group of writers organized a private Secret Santa. Well intentioned but, uh, wanky. They did publish the stories to LJ, though, so I can't be sad, but I'm sure a lot of people felt really left out. Watch out for that, I guess?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: Hush Sound: Greta + pianoscoradh on November 11th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Rock ficcers? Who and what are these people?!

I wish I could say 'yay fic, regardless of source!' Or even 'damn, that's shitty.' But my first reaction is to roll my eyes and think, 'So, bandom. Huh. CLIQUEY MUCH.'

You and I and the three other people on this page could totes do a Secret Santa! It would be All About Ryan. (Speaking of which, MUST WORK ON FIC OMG.)

And also, randomly, *hugs*
murklins: xmasmurklins on November 11th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
They are people who like to get Bon Jovi naked, I guess?

I know! So very cliquey. What can you do, except make your own clique, right?

I'm pretty sure no one wants me as their fic Santa, oh dear lord. But! I am babbling at wistfuljane in email right now to see where on the scale of "crazy" to "batshit insane" I am to be thinking of hosting a holiday prompt challenge. I think it's too late (and too hard, given the millions of bandom pairings) to organize an inclusive secret santa exchange, but a bandom-wide advent challenge might be doable, starting with one story a day in January maybe. That kind of fic fest doesn't have dedicated recipients, so it's easier to match people with prompts and also avoids some of the problems that arise when people drop out.

*hugs back* Glad to see (from your comment to someone else) that drugs are helping. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Spence 5thscoradh on November 11th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)

I would totally do that if I had more bloody time to spend on lj. Grr, arrgh, etc.

Get out of here, that would be awesome! Anything I can do to help? With my extensive knowledge of hosting challenges, which consists of ... none. It could even be a spring or Valentine's Day one at this point ... but, like, it's nearly two months to the end of December, when people might still want Christmassy fics, and if you can't write a fic in that time you never will. (No way it could be restricted to Panic, I suppose? ;D)

A cloud has lifted. Seriously. I had no idea what a liberating feeling it was, to feel good about something and not automatically assume the good feeling would disappear straight away and something bad would HAVE to replace it.

Wow. If ever a sentence needed beta'ing, that one did...
murklinsmurklins on November 12th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Sorry about the Bon Jovi thing. If it helps, I read the exchange comm's full pairing list and also got exposed to the idea of Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith pornfiction.

Yeah, I have no challenge hosting experience either. Should be really excellent! I am still undecided though. I may float the idea around first and see if there's enough interest to warrant all the massive planning and organizing it will take. Jane seems keen though, so that is a positive sign. She is the miracle worker behind many of my harebrained schemes.

Turns out there *is* a Panic only exchange, santaatthedisco, but it closed sign-ups in *September*. EARLY, WOW. (Also, was only advertized on satd. Take from that what you will.)

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands Cobra starsscoradh on November 12th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
Aerosmith I can buy, for some reason. Maybe because the lead dude was in the Sunday Times at seventy shirtless. If that's not gay what is?!

Got the email! I must think hard about some ideas ... I've never been in a challenge like that myself.

Well, merry smutmus used to open (and close!) for business in early August, so. But HP is so much more organised in general. I used to say it was cliquier too but actually, no.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Marie Antoinettescoradh on November 12th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
It's not that small, though! I think it just seems that way because it sort of revolves around the same small bunch of people, but more and more wannabe bandomers pop up on my flist every week.
you're a pilldanacias on November 12th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
No bandom fic exchange that I've seen around.

And the Philosophy Society is. . . an organization at school?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands: PATD Ryan's back b&wscoradh on November 12th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Which is why ... we're organising one! lol.

Yup, there's clubs (for sports) and soc[ieties]s (for ... everyone else). The Philosoc is mainly a debating club. It's deeply hilarous. Next week's debate is 'This house supports the proposition that the Catholic Church is an evil cult with great PR.'

Edited at 2008-11-12 08:49 pm (UTC)
you're a pilldanacias on November 12th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Hey now. That's good news. While I will never claim to be a writer, I am a pretty good organizer, so I'd be willing to help should you need it.

HA That is a fantastic topic.