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30 May 2007 @ 04:20 pm
I did stick my feet in the ocean, so it's possible I don't *completely* fail at life.  
I'm back in New York. My stay in California wasn't nearly long enough and I didn't achieve everything I set out to do, but I got my cell fixed and hung out with some of my awesome people, and isn't that what it's all about?

Plane ride was uneventful. I was exhausted, so I actually slept most of the red-eye, but I kept waking up with a jolt so it doesn't feel like I got much rest. I had opened up a ton of links before I left for the airport, but I was too drained to even open up my laptop case on the plane. I did win two of the passenger vs. passenger trivia games, though, and decided to quit while I was ahead. Once we landed, there was a problem with some of the ramps/luggage, so I got to stand in the baggage claim for almost an hour freaking out that my suitcase had been lost. I may like flying Delta better than American, but even I have to admit that American has the much better system getting you to/from your plane with your sanity and belongings intact. Is that security worth being miserable for 5 hours in the air, I wonder? After that ordeal, I proceeded to get back to my aunt's and was awed to find the internet was waving pitchforks and torches.

A hell of a lot of pitchforks and torches.

My last act before crashing was to friends-lock everything. However-many-odd hours of sleep followed by 2 hours of reading way more than I needed to later, I'm not sure why I did. Y'all know that I am an opinionated gal, and I will not shut up about a topic once I get going (C and I had yet another conversation on Snape's goodness, or lack thereof, while I was in California. Again.). But, mostly? It's in person, person-to-person. I just don't have the energy to dive right into a fandom, so I'll mostly skirt around the edges for however long the period I'm interested in it is. I honestly don't think there was anything that would have gotten me suspended, and as such, I'll probably go back and undo the privacy level changes.

Then again, maybe not. I honestly don't think anyone reads this journal that isn't already on my friends list. Plus, I'm either fighting off the last dregs of my allergies or the beginning of a cold, so I'm not exactly feeling top notch, physically or mentally. I really need to stay awake now so I can have a fighting chance of sleeping normal hours tonight, since I'm at my internship tomorrow 9-5:30, which necessitates not being dead and catching the train into the city. Staring at the computer screen is likely to put me right back to sleep. Oh, Friday I'm at my internship 9am-1:30pm and my other job 2-10:30pm.

First objective: Survive. Then I can figure out all this other stuff.

Is it just me who finds it a tad bit amusing that permanent accounts go on sale in a few days?
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Glenn Willengwillen on May 30th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Pitchforks? Torches? Link?
vorpal pen: brian thinks you're a nitwit (by rae)vorpal_pen on May 31st, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
There's actually three separate wanks going on. You could probably find good coverage of everything at fandom_wank; after previous experiences of going there and spending way way too many hours reading about wank that has nothing to do with me, I try to avoid it.

It's like chocolate-covered altoids. You know you should only have one or two, but once you start.. ahem.

I'm only posting the main links I read and found interesting on each issue. Anything else I read on the respective subjects was most likely linked from one of the given links below, anyways.

The first issue I stumbled across a few days ago concerned Fanlib's attempt to make money off a demographic that they obviously didn't understand. The two main links I read are here and here.

Secondly, a comic book character was depicted in a sexually suggestive pose for a sculpture. Oh, noes.
I honestly don't remember how I stumbled across this. Sure, I feel the artist is an ass in the interview, but does not having the energy to care that Mary Jane looks like a Vargas model mean I'm a bad female person? It may be based on a comic book character, but it's still ART, people. Let the artist do whatever the fuck he wants as long as it harms none, and if you don't like it, don't buy it. (BIG DISCLAIMER- I am a hypocrite and only adopt this attitude toward art. Be not surprised if I get a case of "oh noes" in regard to something someone says or writes. Fair? No. Me? Yes.) Links here and here. I also read other links here and here, though they more follow-up than explanatory.

The issue that has some of my friends really up in arms concerns LiveJournal deleting journals and communities based largely on listed interests on profiles. Granted, none of the fury was coming from the RUHS people who make up the majority of my friends on LJ, but once I scrolled past the fifth entry on my flist listing contact info should their lj get deleted, I couldn't help but take notice. I only read part 1 and 2 of liz_marcs' posts, after reading this post, because I'm pretty much braindead at this point as it is. I really, really liked this post, though. Mostly because after taking courses in logic and argumentation & debate, I really don't have patience for the type of arguments a middle-schooler would employ. I know I'm wrong most of the time, but I'm willing to admit it up front.

Now, did I really believe any of my interests were going to get me permanently suspended? No. However, I was 82% asleep at that point, and decided that taking 2 seconds to do a mass friends-lock was worth me not waking up later to find my entire journal gone. Stupid red-eye logic, I know.

So, that's that (for now). Way more than you wanted to know, huh?
Alextinylfcfan on May 31st, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
what's going on about maybe being suspended? I'm confused.
vorpal pen: get happy/not quite there (by dtissagirlvorpal_pen on May 31st, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Livejournal permanently suspended accounts based not on content, but on certain words listed under 'interests' on people's profile pages.

My comment above to Glenn says pretty much everything.