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Daranacon 2005 and Another Anonymeme

Enjoy Daranacon, everyone who's there.
*waving to friends* Take lots of pictures!
(And keep me and nyssacrman and everybody else posted on roleplay doings, 'k? We'll do the same.)

From havocthecat:
Leave me an anonymous comment pouring your heart out. say anything. Tell me your stories, your secrets, those things no one ever asks but you wish to tell. Tell me abut your love, your hate, your indifference, your joy. Tell me about what's inside of you when you're reading through these entries on your friends list, and tell me why you continue to come back here. Tell me anything.

Post anonymously. Speak honestly, because there isn't any censure here. Post as many times as you like. One faceless wonder to another.

And then, pass it on.

As is usual for this type of meme, I have turned off IP logging for now, and will indicate in a later entry when it is back on.

ETA, 21:30 CST: In other news, a post by angharad led me to discover Furl. Anyone used this before? How do you like it? And what are the advantages versus other groupware (Lotus Notes, Yahoo Groups, Groove, various wikis, etc.)?

Speaking of Yahoo! Groups - what is with that new look? I'm all for new things and trying out variations on the good, but this is going to take some getting used to!

ETA, 23:55 CST:
SG-1: OK, so we have reached the zenith of reset buttons: the "Shippy-Meta AU Kiss" (SMAK). No need for a plot when you can hear that nice little shipper sigh of relief from coast-to-coast. Oh, and is it just me or is the little fishie in Jack's pond a metaphor for shark-jumping? *snerk* Seriously, I did like the homage to the film. Lots of cheering ancient Egyptians, or Abydosians as the case may be, are always a rousing sight. Oh, and does this mean that AU Jack, Sam, Daniel, and Teal'c lived happily ever after in 3000 B.C.E.?

Atlantis: "Yes, Colonel Red, that will be the last time you give me an order twice."

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Banazir

Comments

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masteralida
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Hmmmm... posting anonymously... you know, there's one thing I've always said and that's that I have few secrets. Practically none, actually...

Now, to think what to share that you may not know. That's probably not much, actually... you and I have talked a lot about things and you know my view of myself - I think I've been honest there ;-)

Okay, thinking... thinking.... but I just had peach schnapps, so... it might be a while!
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
View to a teunce
Hmmmm... posting anonymously... you know, there's one thing I've always said and that's that I have few secrets. Practically none, actually...
Hmm... how many baked sweets have you had in the last week?
*narrows eyes*
:-D

And more important... how many have they had in the past day?

And chocolate... and alcohol... and...
*shuts up before Kaled gets a visit from the people with the atmosphere-trasking devices*

Now, to think what to share that you may not know. That's probably not much, actually... you and I have talked a lot about things and you know my view of myself - I think I've been honest there ;-)

Oh, I dunno... your view of yourself may vary...

Okay, thinking... thinking.... but I just had peach schnapps, so... it might be a while!

... particularly with the aid of peach schnapps.
Nothing like wine coolers and the like to change one's view of oneself.

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Banazir
(well, the viewing angle, anyhow)
angharad
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
I have used Furl for at least a year, because (despite how godawful ugly it is) it gives me a menu of previously used "tags" (or as I call them, categories), rather than making me mis-type my frequently used ones every goddamned time. If somebody publicises a similar tool for de.licio.us, I'll switch. (Not least because all the cool kids are using it.) Oh, and deleting that stupid list of default included tags/categories was the first thing I did over at Furl.
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
Furl: thanks for the info
What's "de.licio.us"?

My URL list stands at *checks*
39946 lines (about 1/3 spaces, I would guess) since I created it in the spring of 1999.

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Banazir
angharad
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Re: Furl: thanks for the info
del.icio.us is another social-bookmarking thingus, and is the one that all the cool kids seem to use (probably because of its less-cluttered interface). It has, as you can see, a very easily mistyped URL. It involves tags as well, similar to Flickr, and you can look to see who-all has tagged things the same, or subscribe to RSS feeds for (as I do) "everything anybody tags with outliners".
angharad
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: Furl: thanks for the info
There should've been more quote-marks, like so: "tags with 'outliners' ".
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lilithharp17
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
I will tell you a/All..the secrets, the magic of you, Sir
Your, user icons, make me wet.
Your beauty and caring that your
Icons portray are visuals I love
I love the idea of the lady under the
Gentleman's chin. I love the beauty
And it is opposite usually, with what
You logically write in your journal.

I just do not see the romance inside
Your writing but it is, visible with
These pictures, that represent you
The writer of your live Journal
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: I will tell you a/All..the secrets, the magic of you, Sir
Um, thanks.
Dare I ask for a translation (or interpretation)?

Glad to hear you think my journal is "logical". :-D

Nice Marilyn icon, BTW.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 27th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: I will tell you a/All..the secrets, the magic of you, Sir
heh. how strangely funny!
banazir
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
The Rainmaker
Well, hempknight always said my icons make people wet... but that was my "rain bringer" series.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: The Rainmaker
i was actually thinking that your icons don't really fit what you write about, myself. ...but it didn't inspire me to write any cryptic poem/essay thingies. ;)

so, what's up with those icons, anyway, professor bill?
banazir
Mar. 27th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
Icons explained, 1 of 2
i was actually thinking that your icons don't really fit what you write about, myself. ...but it didn't inspire me to write any cryptic poem/essay thingies. ;)
LOL... I agree that they don't all match what I write, but I am accustomed to thinking of my icons as "meta-mood themes". They make more sense if you look at the associated keyword and think about that word in context.

(Unfortunately, the Component style doesn't seen to have ALT text keyword brushovers. Hrm.)

so, what's up with those icons, anyway, professor bill?

What would you like to know?

  • nerd: c'est moi. Taken at Niagara Falls, Nov 2004.

  • funny: from the engrish FoTR, here.

  • sam: this was my original default icon. The acronym TEUNC stands for Tolkien Eccentric Unusual Nut-Cases. "You dknot want to sell me deeath sticks" is a line from Obi-Wan Kenobi, spelled in the Teuncanese dialect.

  • baby: this used to be me, but I decided I wanted at least one of the baaaaabyanimals as an icon. kaladhwen has a cute puppy icon, and I just took the first one that came up in a Google search for "puppy".

  • comfort: this used to be the penguin, which was also "poignant" and "penguin". I looked for a "hopeful Samwise". This is the icon I use when comforting the ill, expressing condolences and sympathy for the bereaved, or wishing people well after a setback.

  • poignant: this is the image I use to say "wonderful" or "hear, hear!" when someone posts a lovely sentiment they have expressed, a beautiful poem they have written, or an evocative image they have created. I also use it for political posts when I agree, on the principle that beauty is truth, truth beauty.

  • geek: self-explanatory, I hope. See the origin of tronkie.

  • adult: this is my "grown-up" or "informative" mood icon. I use it for variety when the Serious one (which I use for geniune and mock seriousness) doesn't suit, and neither do the Sam or Phone ones. This used to be one of Maj. John Sheppard from Stargate: Atlantis.</li>

More later,
Banazir
illusio
Mar. 27th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Re: Icons explained, 1 of 2
wow. heh. :D

i find it absolutely fascinating... finding out the real reasoning behind these kinds of things. so personal(ized)!

(off to bed, sorry a little disjointed)

you have a lot of icons and i hadn't even noticed! (btw)
miyeko
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: The Rainmaker
CompSci professors are teh hawt.

lolololol
banazir
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
OH, yeah
CompSci professors are teh hawt.
Yew know it, bebe!

roflol

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Banazir
(what's that icon? the last loonycorn?)
miyeko
Mar. 27th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: OH, yeah
CompSci professors are teh hawt.
Yew know it, bebe!

Although normally wetness and computing equipment don't mix.

lololol

(what's that icon? the last loonycorn?)

It's from Legend, an 80s movie Tom Cruise likes to pretend he didn't make.

But you know, the girl reaching in awe for the horn...thought that was somehow appropriate for the topic. (^o^)
lilithharp17
Mar. 29th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: I will tell you a/All..the secrets, the magic of you, Sir
You want to know how I see you as a man? Tender, Sir. Precise, time consuming effort with efficiency always. Does that compute Mr. Spock? smiles

I borrow many icons from the journal friends I have. The ones I have I have just kidnapped. I found my first, which is the woman in sheer dress and long brown hair. I wanted lilith to appear like an apparition.

When I began writing, I was anonymous, unsure and able to speak freely because only a few knew I was who I was in mind. I did not want to write without feeling it would be received in the least well.

I have never done this before, except in high school essays.

So, I was ill over a year and alone an I began writing and with a purpose. It's amazing. It has kept up my skill with a keyboard and enlightened me to my mind. I cannot say that I am this in real. I am creatively writing this journal so men can see things that normally would be withheld and like it. If, and when I state something more feminst and with anger it generally was due to a disappointment in my game where I could not make my feelings heard. So, I shouted them out in the journal. When I wanted to show I was very physical in mind or more beautiful than some could see, without knowing when I really wanted to see them in mind to know their good or bad, I also yelled in the journal.

The political things are real and very concrete. The satire in the political ideas is there because it is stretching the views that are feminist to prove one point. Men do run the world and nothing can be more barbaric than denying they do and to really know women have it hard in other countries where to not even be aware they are being subdued in thinking for supremecy.

We are not difficult in love. We should be able to contribute and only deal with our issues for ourselves and make clear decisions not implied or constituted with no laws in America to help us any better to care for ourselves after our marriage contract and within the frameworks of government. We are damned in a sense and damned if we don't. I am not sad about this, but really hope I get a chance to see my ideas somewhere implemented if more power is needed to ignite them, and someone has it and picks up the baton of Freedom. I would be proud to just see some of it actualize.

Where you are writing about things I do not understand, I will say this is how I learn about attitudes and ideas I could not always get too anyother way. I signed up for your portion, as well as the bdsm stuff.

I want to always understand at least a concept. I need not know the mechanics only have the daring to be aware of what you believe to be a solution and perhaps one day it may hit me as a logical idea and I can apply it to my creativity and contribute with a slant that only my mind would see because I am always a beat away from the place everyone else will auto stare at.

Call me peculiarly devoted to people who talk in concepts new and call me fearless in trying to perhaps memorize until the logic of the idea becomes second nature. I am methodically stubborn about the ability of going after a skill I cannot do and not being afraid of laughter.

I would rather be underestimated than have a gate placed inbetween myself and any objective I chose to pursue.

I like you because you seem to be very subdued with confidence. It is a way a good statitician flies under the radar to victory.

I got that from your photo. My impression is that everyone is dogmatic about their own way of life but few understand how to see the subliminal nuances with a move that appears to be submissive.

I can see you being dominant just by standing still Sir. It is the path of least resistance that makes you friends and helps you in a career. It is a very good skill to be able to do from birth.

I hope you got an answer that fulfills what you asked. I gave you my impressions of you. That should be good, either way.
lilithharp17
Mar. 29th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
Re: I will tell you a/All..the secrets, the magic of you, Sir
The male seems to be cherishing every feeling, in your icon where he
holds his woman. He is savoring the feelings inside of him. He is not
letting go Sir. He would not and could not. It is his life in his arms
or so it seems. That was the wet feeling that inspired me to say it
in the context of a males mind, and what he sees in sexual response
as a woman's inkind, to his gender in love.

But that moment in that icon says so much more than wet. It shows
value for your buck. It says, he does not waste his time in subterfuge.
The icon shows a man well worth the coming of age or after puberty. It
is how little girls are rasied to believe falling in love will be.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
- Lotus Notes sucks dead bunnies through a straw. We use it at work as our e-mail program and I hate it.

- Love? Ha! To quote Black Eyed Peas, "Where is the love?"

- On a related note, I was/am in a nebulous quasi-relationship with a man who, due to strong familial commitments/ties, is not free to love me back. Ever. (No, before you ask, he is not married.) I still care for him, and consider him a close, close friend, but being around him now is bittersweet. He tells me his rejection is not personal, not because of inherent flaws in me; but as a girl who growing up was brainwashed by ideals of how "Love Can Conquer All," I still cannot help but feel hurt.

- I read your blog and others' because, as isolated as I am, they give me a feeling of connection to other human beings. Some blogs are funny; some are serious. Some blogs are self-confessed naval-gazing indulgences; some profess to be about Important Issues of the Day. (As someone commented to you recently, though, yours does not actually reveal much about the inner life of you and is not as soul-baring as some.)
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banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
A nonny mouse-itty
I'm with Masteralida on a nonny mouseness - no secrets here!
As you will, chacun a son teunce.

But I can tell you that I'm dying to see my doggy again.
*toasts you a rhinovirus for Mac*

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Banazir
penguinicity
Mar. 26th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
del.icio.us rules, furl drools.

Er, they both have their good and bad points, I guess. Angharad sums them up fairly well. I prefer del.icio.us. I was going to say for its simplicity, but simple isn't the right word. It's one of those things with a few simple features but complex emergent behavior.
angharad
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
It's more UNIXy. With the small pieces building up.
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
Social networks and the web of knowledge
Furl I get. del.icio.us has had to wait until I got me brain back, but now I'll look at it with better-rested eyes and see what it's about.

It's one of those things with a few simple features but complex emergent behavior.
Like the web and IM itself, and more recently blogging and social networks.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
i am also pretty much an open book... i don't like secrets, or the sometimes necessity of having them. i want to be known, and have always been as such. it's finding anyone who really wants to know that's the hard part! stupid conceit. ;p

ok, i sometimes find your entries a little difficult to read when they're so split up and divided and italicized and bolded and ...stuff. :p there's a confession for ya!
banazir
Apr. 2nd, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
Finding someone to tell your secrets to
i am also pretty much an open book... i don't like secrets, or the sometimes necessity of having them. i want to be known, and have always been as such. it's finding anyone who really wants to know that's the hard part! stupid conceit. ;p
I know what you mean! It reminds me of the old fable of King Midas whispering to the reeds. There is probably a plethora of Asian equivalents, but being American-born I'm a tad bit removed from some parts of my cultural heritage.

ok, i sometimes find your entries a little difficult to read when they're so split up and divided and italicized and bolded and ...stuff. :p there's a confession for ya!

LOL, fair enough, and point well taken!

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Banazir
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