Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.
eliade

Drink me.

Last year I tried a few womencentric yahoo lists before for drinking issues, and never found a home. Bunch of strangers wearing pastel platitudes, offering earnest sticky hugs--not my thing. Today, much, much later, because I am turtlelike slow of thought, it occurred to me that I could start a group of my own. So I just did. No FAQ yet. I'll probably work on something tonight, or later this week. But I'm impatient, and so I'm going to troll for members. Please feel free to pass this on--in fact, please do.

Fangirls at Five

Five o'clock--that's cocktail hour. But this list is open 24 hours a day for bitching, moaning, angsting, whiling away the time, distracting yourself from whatever you're trying to avoid. Open to fannish-type, female-type people, writers and non-writers, the sober and the soaked, who want a space to hang and discuss drinking issues, or anything else at all. Fiction with drinking themes. Writing. Buffy. Willow's addiction arc and how stupid/cool it is. The dark aesthetics of alcohol, the fucked-up allure of a cut-glass tumbler. Et cetera.

Other addictive behaviors are open to discussion, but this is a place for witches with black eyes. If your drinking's fine but you're addicted to crack, go ahead and join. You'll fit in. If you're addicted to shoe shopping, look elsewhere. In general this is a space for those of us who are:
  • sober
  • sober on and off
  • drinking but ambivalent about it
  • sober but ambivalent about it
  • drinking but trying to stop
  • generally fucked.
AA membership not a requirement. In fact, you can rant about 12-step programs here if you want. Support of each other's sobriety rather than enabling of drinking should be the accepted default. This is not a negative space. Trolls and psychos will be booted. This is a private list and members must be approved. Until a FAQ is written, the usual list netiquette applies--bandwidth, flames, tolerance, blah blah blah.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fangirls-at-five/

Also: if you join, I expect at least an intro post and an occasional peep. Lurking on a list like this is a little questionable. I understand the impulse, I really do, but give a little hand wave once in a while so we know you're part of the hivemind, and not someone taking notes for your next Drunken Lex story. Okay? Cool.


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