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I am a language freak, member of the grammar police, and spelling perfectionist. English is my second language, and I can't even stand it if I make an error. (Feel free to correct me when I do, because I know it happens anyway.)

Chatspeak makes my eyes bleed. Even words like 'cuz' will put me off. Endless run-on sentences, and worse, run-on paragraphs, make me want to not read anything on the Internet, ever again. The only place where capitals should be ignored is on IM.

I try to put some thought into my journal entries; I like people who do the same. I know practically everything is worth saying or even ranting about. Fandom. Life. Your new puppy. And I care, as long as it's written well.


I post pictures, sometimes. I like pretty things. I love it when other people post pictures, too. But. For heaven's sake. When you post more than one, or one that's huge? Use. A cut. The same goes for long posts, by the way. I spend too much time behind a computer and am sure to get carpal tunnel at some point in life; I do not need useless amounts of scrolling by my friendslist to take precious years off the life I have left with the comfortable use of all of my fingers.

Oh, and quiz results. Worse: quiz results with large, obnoxiously colorful graphics. I know quizzes are out there. I know how tempting they can be. But if you must disclose to the world what breed of dog you are or which Barbie you would be if Barbie was a porn star, please, for my sake - and probably the sake of everyone else on your flist - cut, cut, cut.

Friending policies

I have been known to take people off my friends list over the things I mentioned above. If you friend me and I don't friend you back, it's very likely for the same reasons.

I won't comment on every single one of your entries, but when you're on my friends list, I promise I'm listening. I can update five times a day or not at all. I get bored when I'm extremely busy.

Don't feel bad if I take you off my list or simply don't add you at all. It's not you, it's me. I'm sure there are plenty of people on livejournal much nicer and more interesting than me, who would love to have you on their list.

If knowing all this, you still want to be on my friends list, leave me a note. Come in, and make yourself comfortable. I'm so very happy to have you here.


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Aug. 13th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
Keep me please....
Aug. 22nd, 2004 03:09 am (UTC)
Dude! You posted from 2025. Wtfmate.

Sep. 18th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
The written word is nice
But what caught my eye and made me come to your livejournal was the photos you had posted in the pretty_lesbians community (which i found by random surfing through clicking on a link on my friends page). The photos with the bird, the flower, the silouette of your mother against the evening sky etc. Really gorgeous images. I was hoping to find some link to somewhere with a large collection of photos you've taken, but your site appears to be fiction only. Do you by any chance have a photo gallery somewhere online?
Sep. 18th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
Do you realize I break every single one of your admonitions? Regularly? Pardon me while I go revamp my entire lj.
Nov. 16th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
do you know where the happy corner is? it's next to the hospital, do you know where is it?
Nov. 28th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
Greetings! I loved your 'five things you should know about me' post. I've floated around your live journal and read a few other posts as well, and I thought I would friend you and say hello! You were actually recommended to me by magicalmacavity. I too am a poster on JFO (there I am Jorja-fan23, everywhere else I am jandyle). I just started my live journal last week, but I do have a few posts up, and if you read JFO a lot you probably know me from there, too. And if flattery helps my case, I did read the C/S stories that you linked to in the C/S thread on JFO. :-)

So hello! Welcome to my friends list, would you like to friend me?
Dec. 28th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
*pop* you're going to be added to my friends list. I'm not quite the Grammar perfectionist that you make yourself sound like, but I'm getting close to it. My current English teacher would have my head if I made the slightest dumb error. I do make them, and I hate it when I don't notice. Cheers!
Jan. 13th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
Hello there.. :) We have two friends in common. I just want to say I think you have an absolutely lovely journal. I love the color and wish I could get mine to look similar!! How did you do it? :)
Jul. 5th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
hahahahahaha you had me at "language freak". I've recently friended armature and would like to add you to my friends list, as well, if that's okay.

I love people who love language!
Jul. 15th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
I found you via armature, a new addition to my flist. I just saw her post with the pictures from The Netherlands and I think they were gorgeous (you gals too, of course.)

I suck at grammar and have a life-long disrespect for the common comma. I hope that won't stack the cards against me.
Aug. 4th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
i'd love to be added. :)

we initially met through "pretty lesbians," i believe. i think i even made you a user pic!

if you need a reference, zpurplefreak will vouch for me. ;)
Aug. 19th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hi - I came across your site whilst looking for Cath/Sara fanfiction. I've friended you, I hope that's okay.
Sep. 11th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
hello, I paid a visit to Vinmag today, as London is lovely, and I've forgotten your address. Can I have it please? pweath?
Sep. 21st, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
Whoo Vinmag!


Where do I address things to you, these days?
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Agree or disagree:
"aesthetic sophistication increases one's chances of encountering beauty; it creates the possibility of more, if not more intense, experiences of the beautiful"...

It is good that your romance is long-distance.

Oct. 9th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Hey there -- thanks again for warning me about the backdating feature.

I wanted to ask you -- how are you able to have your entries appear on other people's friends pages even though you have a future-dated entry and have to (I assume) use the backdating feature?
Oct. 19th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind...
I added you to my friends list. You may not remember me, but I'm jorjory's girl. :)
Nov. 23rd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hi there.

I was messing with my info page and thought to myself 'hm, let's see if anybody else is interested in learning people's backgrounds'. It appears that we are the only 2 in all of LJ Land.

We've some things in common, I like the comments for your user pics, I am an aspiring grammar nazi and an insane spelling perfectionist.

These are why I choose to add you.
Dec. 11th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
I found your journal by searching for intrests. You don't know me, but that's okay, because I don't know you either.

I'm adding you, though, and I hope you'll add me back.

I just want someone who will listen, and I want to be the one who listens for someone else.
Jan. 21st, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
I found your Sara/Sofia fics at the same community, and they took my breath away. Sadly, I also found myself with a new addiction that could not be satisfied, since there were pnly two of your stories there. So I checked your website, and fought off the withdrawal symptoms with your other stories which were also amazing. And then came the photographs, and the drawings (here in the public parts of jour journal) - way to go. At least I know now for sure that talents were distributed in an neven fashion - not only based on the fact that I seem to have fewer that zero but because you have so many. And keeping orchids alive (only person I know who's also capable of this is my Granny). And ****, you're bilingual, and you write in English as if it was your mothertongue. I only hope to get to this level of proficiency someday (being a major in English and American Studies, I probaly should be there already, but grammar is my archenemy. )
Anyways, sorry for the long post, I just wanted to let you know that your stories were amazing, absolutely - hope to see a lot more of your work soon. And I hope you won't see this as an intrusion to your privacy, but good luck to your girlfriend and you, just hang in there. Hope you won't have to wait for long until you'll be able to live together.
/end of ramble :)
May. 1st, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Hi. You don't have to friend me, I just wanted to come in here and introduce myself. I browsed around and stumbled upon your site. It just made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :) I haven't read much of your stories yet, but I'm looking forward to it because, what I have read so far awed me. I myself am a writer. So hi. :) I'm Kristina. Croatia. Maybe we stumble upon each other somewhere on LiveJournal one day. Until then. :)
Aug. 10th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
affiliate for wellpartners?
I wondered if you might want to have an affiliate for wellpartners. I just created a new comm for family members & loved ones (not just aimed at spouses/bfs/gfs) called folksdepression. Lemme know. Thanks
Nov. 9th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry if I seem like stalker, but for some reason I really wanted to talk to you.. with talking, rather than text. What's the crack? Are you moving to US? This all seems quite blunt but I seem to have no time anymore to do eljay. But nibblepig hath been born, and it shall be good. Hopefully.

Meow. Alisonx
Mar. 11th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)

Are you still around? How are things?

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