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14 October 2004 @ 12:01 pm
stress puppy  
The last few weeks have been a little hard. I started a new medication, then had to stop it because of side-effects. Rabid appetite surges, sleepiness, depression. All of that makes me scared, especially when it feels out-of-control. Also, antidepressants shouldn't depress you. :>P

Have also had that weasels-gnawing-at-my-belly feeling at work from time to time, where my insides twist themselves into ribbons of excitement over the mental visual of sporking my coworkers to death. Stop crunching that apple, you deathless twit! Stop clipping your nails at your desk, filthy whoreson! Stop being an imbecile or at least stop being one in proximity to me! You know.

Today what I'd like to know is how to keep a community on one's flist without having to see the particular and all too frequent entries of someone whose choice of user icon makes you want to gag. I don't think there's a solution for that though.

Finished season three of Alias last night. ... Huh. ... ::crickets chirp:: ... Huh. ... A pretty crappy season, I have to say, which I think suffers by watching it all at once, rather than on the tight-rope of tension created by real-time viewing. But it had its moments, and I don't mean that to harsh anyone's buzz, because I'm on board for season 4 and am feeling those faint dangerous stirrings of fan-fiction need.

I signed up for Nanowrimo. Am nervous.
LadyCatladycat777 on October 14th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)

*hugs and loves and offers calorie-free virtual brownies*
Anna S.eliade on October 14th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
::hugs back::

Thank you for the e-cards! I just sent off a package for you, by the way. I wish I could have afforded priority, but I mailed it by parcel post instead. So, er, 7 days or so, I think. Ohmygodthewaitingthewaiting! Hopefully the anticipation will be pleasurable. *g*
Trepkostrepkos on October 14th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
"filthy whoreson!"

Wouldn't you just love to have the excuse to use that in RL?
Maybe you could shout it across a crowded street to a really dear friend!
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torchflambeau on October 14th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
Nanowrimo? You are a brave woman, and I will cheer you on. :)

Stop being an imbecile or at least stop being one in proximity to me!

This, I want on a t-shirt.
Minim Calibre: subtextminim_calibre on October 14th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
Alias S3 was pretty dull in real time. There was no tight rope of tension after about a third of the way through. Maybe a slack strand of used floss or something...

Though it has provided us with oodles of fun thanks to, "Quick! Get in the Ford F-150!"

Ah, product placement.

sangue: twiggylovelazulisangueuk on October 14th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
your icon is gorgeous!
abbyleeabbylee on October 14th, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC)
On the bright side, the crappiness of S3 was acknowledged, so we can hope for better things for S4.

Abrams Promises to Fix 'Alias'
"It was a physical pain to see where the show was and where I felt it needed to be and I was so hopeful that we would get picked up so we could do the corrections that so desperately needed to be made," Abrams says."

I thought I was about to offer a suggestion to your community problem. But then I realized you meant you did want all the posts to show up on your reading list, just not that one person's posts. There are ways to be a member of the community but not have to see it everyday, but that's not what you want.

Um, yeah, I'm of very little help.
light of other daysiliadawry on October 14th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
You can make a community show the community's icon. Which doesn't edit out that person's posts in particular, but does do away with the horrid icon.
Anna S.eliade on October 14th, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool! I'll look into that. But wait--wouldn't that only apply if I owned the community? Hmm.

Love your icon by the way, and in fact, odd coincidence, I was just about to post something asking if people could direct me to the resource for making those particular avatars. Do you happen to have the URL? :>)
light of other daysiliadawry on October 14th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
No; you're changing the way the community looks on your flist, not in general. That said, you may have to change all communities to being that way.

The avatar-making place is here, though the emailing function doesn't work and you have to take a screencap and crop it yourself.
pete and gabe's collaborative dicksinlovewithnight on October 14th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
I just got into Alias in s3, so I was mostly watching it with campy irony and lust for Vaughn. I'm shallow.
But I've heard such good things about the first two seasons (need to rent those!) that I'll stick around for s4 and see what happens. And to lust over Vaughn. Again: shallow. ;)
Pamgoosegirl9 on October 14th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'm sorry. :pets the puppy: I just had an episode with Prozac where it actually made me feel sort of anxious and worse. I hope things get better for you soon.

Coworkers ... that which does not kill you or lead you to kill will make you stronger. Or something.

I've never watched Alias, unfortunately. I can't believe it's the new season and I don't have a weekly show to watch. I've taped Smallville twice, and watched 1/2 of 1 episode (last night). I have to admit that I keep up with it by reading Latxcvi's wonderful comments.

I want to go back and rewatch the complete season of "The Kindred", which I loved. Vampires and hunky guys, with roaring 20's noir. What was not to like? By the way, that's one series that I wish you'd loved. I'd love to read your fanfic.

Good luck with Nanowrimo! I'm awed.

witlingwitling on October 14th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yay Nano signage uppage. I need to do that. November is suddenly...right...there.


If it's any consolation to you in your current woes, I am working a 13-hour day today. I taught a class at 9 sharp, I have multiple hours on the desk, I had to go give a presentation to a bunch of faculty at their department meeting with the understanding that they hate and fear me for taking away their precious books. I smell like a goat. I am covered in a thin film of personal slime. I have wrinkles and bad skin and also, apparently, a moustache. I noticed this while trying on glasses earlier today, because I am also slowly going blind.

I think I need to make more Spander.
saussy: Sad Xander7spoons on October 14th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
I signed up for Nanowrimo. Am nervous.

Congratulations! I love the idea of banging out a set number of words every day and having a novel at the end. But when I think about things like plot and character my brain goes smooth. Sometimes I wonder what exactly writers need to make it - a love of words or a gift for storytelling, or both. I think I've got the first but not the second. Which is to say, I won't be doing Nanowrimo but I'll be wishing I were.
inapickle on October 14th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yay-hooray! You can do it!
dodyskin on October 17th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
I've signed up for NaNoWriMo too. It is scary, but curiously invigorating. Personally, I'm so excited by the thought of writing something without peer review, the word count is almost irrelevant. Do you plan to fanfic it? Or origfic it?