annwfyn: (Sally - chibi)
I just uploaded a bunch of posts.

They were all originally posted on G+ or Facebook but I want to keep them here for a proper record. So, yes, they are all dated differently but all popped up today. That's the kind of nonsense thing I do.
annwfyn: (Misc - the last unicorn)
This is a bit of a roll call. I don’t normally do this, but I’m trying to figure out who is actually reading this LJ as I want to use it a little bit more.

So, who’s out there? Who still has me friended? Who will read if I write?
annwfyn: (nonsense - wench)


I have a hideous suspicion that this advert is actually voicing the secret fantasy of almost every girl I know, especially those who spontaneously dance in the rain, explain how they just have this reaction to thunderstorms, and are sure that they are just more creative than most people, and the office admin job is only temporary, and will stop any day week month year now, when they finally write that novel.*

I am fairly sure I am amongst that number. I also have a horrible feeling that when I first saw this advert, I proceeded to spend the evening twisting my hair into rags so I could get that awesome curly hair effect. I considered getting a perm. A perm would mean that I'd get to live by the sea and have good looking men swim down to the bottom of the ocean to find me flowers from the Special Magic Sea Garden that my spontaneousness and specialness had uncovered, right?

What's worse is that I'm considering doing it right now.




*I promise, these examples are not inspired by any one person in particular. These are all things that have been said to me by upwards of 4 people. It isn't about you, any more than it is about me. Which is to say it's really about both of us.
annwfyn: (nonsense - wench)


I have a hideous suspicion that this advert is actually voicing the secret fantasy of almost every girl I know, especially those who spontaneously dance in the rain, explain how they just have this reaction to thunderstorms, and are sure that they are just more creative than most people, and the office admin job is only temporary, and will stop any day week month year now, when they finally write that novel.*

I am fairly sure I am amongst that number. I also have a horrible feeling that when I first saw this advert, I proceeded to spend the evening twisting my hair into rags so I could get that awesome curly hair effect. I considered getting a perm. A perm would mean that I'd get to live by the sea and have good looking men swim down to the bottom of the ocean to find me flowers from the Special Magic Sea Garden that my spontaneousness and specialness had uncovered, right?

What's worse is that I'm considering doing it right now.




*I promise, these examples are not inspired by any one person in particular. These are all things that have been said to me by upwards of 4 people. It isn't about you, any more than it is about me. Which is to say it's really about both of us.

A PSA

Mar. 29th, 2011 01:18 pm
annwfyn: (seasonal - march)
This is a quick and maybe slightly self important PSA for all regular readers of my LJ.

A long time ago, back in the mists of time when two tempestuous young fillies strong and manly men called [personal profile] hardwired and [profile] _grimtales_ were trying to rend each other asunder with their teeth not getting along so well* I developed a policy for flame wars on my LJ.

It was really simple. I decided it was not my job to act as a mod, or as a policeman. I do not moderate comments. You can post whatever you want. A lot of the time I won’t get involved in fights when they do kick off. Most of the time I think that only makes things worse. What I tend to do if an argument seems to have become upsetting is set the entry to private, and e mail the parties involved explaining why.

Then that’s done. I try and not dwell on it, and I try and remember that everyone who posts on my LJ is, in theory, either a friend or at least a cordial acquaintance with generally positive intentions.

What this means is that if an LJ of mine on a contentious subject does vanish, that is probably what has happened. If I’ve not e mailed you, it means you weren’t one of the people who was getting into the upsetting bits. But feel free to e mail me and ask about it anyway.

As an additional note, right now I have really really limited internet access away from my phone. I can’t do a load of stuff with LJ on my phone; I can’t post to custom friends groups, I can’t edit custom friends groups, it’s tricksy to reply to LJ comments and my phone is a bit erratic as to whether I can edit LJ posts at all. This means that sometimes I won’t notice a discussion turning into a flame war, I won’t be able to update a custom friends group and I can generally be a bit slow. Sorry! Should all get sorted when my lovely netbook is returned from Dell in the near future.

This is all.

Thank you for listening!


*Note – all humour here is designed to try and make light of a pretty miserable time for all concerned. It is not, in any way, intended to disregard or minimize anyone’s bad experiences at the time or since.

A PSA

Mar. 29th, 2011 01:18 pm
annwfyn: (seasonal - march)
This is a quick and maybe slightly self important PSA for all regular readers of my LJ.

A long time ago, back in the mists of time when two tempestuous young fillies strong and manly men called [personal profile] hardwired and [profile] _grimtales_ were trying to rend each other asunder with their teeth not getting along so well* I developed a policy for flame wars on my LJ.

It was really simple. I decided it was not my job to act as a mod, or as a policeman. I do not moderate comments. You can post whatever you want. A lot of the time I won’t get involved in fights when they do kick off. Most of the time I think that only makes things worse. What I tend to do if an argument seems to have become upsetting is set the entry to private, and e mail the parties involved explaining why.

Then that’s done. I try and not dwell on it, and I try and remember that everyone who posts on my LJ is, in theory, either a friend or at least a cordial acquaintance with generally positive intentions.

What this means is that if an LJ of mine on a contentious subject does vanish, that is probably what has happened. If I’ve not e mailed you, it means you weren’t one of the people who was getting into the upsetting bits. But feel free to e mail me and ask about it anyway.

As an additional note, right now I have really really limited internet access away from my phone. I can’t do a load of stuff with LJ on my phone; I can’t post to custom friends groups, I can’t edit custom friends groups, it’s tricksy to reply to LJ comments and my phone is a bit erratic as to whether I can edit LJ posts at all. This means that sometimes I won’t notice a discussion turning into a flame war, I won’t be able to update a custom friends group and I can generally be a bit slow. Sorry! Should all get sorted when my lovely netbook is returned from Dell in the near future.

This is all.

Thank you for listening!


*Note – all humour here is designed to try and make light of a pretty miserable time for all concerned. It is not, in any way, intended to disregard or minimize anyone’s bad experiences at the time or since.
annwfyn: (studious - the worst witch)
Books I've read )

I'm better read than I thought...

The name meme )

And finally, an audience participation meme )

You can tell I should be working, right?
annwfyn: (studious - the worst witch)
Books I've read )

I'm better read than I thought...

The name meme )

And finally, an audience participation meme )

You can tell I should be working, right?
annwfyn: (Mood - owl raised brow)
An interesting quote from here about a recent article on class divides between different social networking sites.

    Still it could be argued that perception of users-wise, LJ is to Blogger what MySpace is to Facebook


I'd read about the apparent class gap between facebook and myspace (and then definitely felt guilty for being on facebook, and really avoiding myspace) and had been wondering where the other sites fit in.

I don't know if I entirely agree - I always vaguely thought that the difference between blogger and LJ was the difference between the public and the personal. Blogger doesn't allow for limited viewing options - what you say on blogger, you say to the world, and I don't think I've ever been entirely comfortable with the idea for myself. Blogger seems to me to collect more people who want to pretend they are writing a column for the Guardian, whereas LJ is, essentially, a very personal medium.

I am, however, quite happy to admit that I might be wrong, and furthermore I am now pondering the way livejournal is perceived.

Opinions?
annwfyn: (Mood - owl raised brow)
An interesting quote from here about a recent article on class divides between different social networking sites.

    Still it could be argued that perception of users-wise, LJ is to Blogger what MySpace is to Facebook


I'd read about the apparent class gap between facebook and myspace (and then definitely felt guilty for being on facebook, and really avoiding myspace) and had been wondering where the other sites fit in.

I don't know if I entirely agree - I always vaguely thought that the difference between blogger and LJ was the difference between the public and the personal. Blogger doesn't allow for limited viewing options - what you say on blogger, you say to the world, and I don't think I've ever been entirely comfortable with the idea for myself. Blogger seems to me to collect more people who want to pretend they are writing a column for the Guardian, whereas LJ is, essentially, a very personal medium.

I am, however, quite happy to admit that I might be wrong, and furthermore I am now pondering the way livejournal is perceived.

Opinions?
annwfyn: (duck - inoffensive)
This is a bit of a Public Service Announcement.

I have a facebook. It is attached to my gmail account - surinen@gmail.com. I don't, however, use it terribly often. Me and facebook don't really get on. I don't dislike it quite as much as *spits* myspace *spits*, but I do find it quite cluttered and I tend to get irritated and slightly overwhelmed by all the zombie/pirate/werewolf/vampire internet games that I keep being asked to add to my facebook.

As such, facebook is not a good way to get in touch with me. I went on to facebook today for the first time in weeks, and discovered a couple of real life social invites on there, and felt kinda bad for having missed them. I know that for lots of folk that's probably just the easiest way to get hold of someone, but I will probably miss any facebook invites or Public Service Announcements that are distributed via facebook.

In other news, I've had a lovely weekend so far. I spent yesterday watching the Lion King with [profile] pierot and [profile] molez and then had a very nice evening at a strange little Moroccan restaurant with Mike Gaiser, Timea, [profile] imnotagoth with his new lassie, [profile] ksirafai, [profile] molez and [profile] pierot. The food was good, and there was a very hot belly dancer performing there as well, which was quite a nice addition to the evening.

I'm about to head up to Hatfield and then tomorrow I'll be going to the British Museum with [profile] vulgarcriminal, which should also be very nice.

Life is relatively good at the moment.
annwfyn: (duck - inoffensive)
This is a bit of a Public Service Announcement.

I have a facebook. It is attached to my gmail account - surinen@gmail.com. I don't, however, use it terribly often. Me and facebook don't really get on. I don't dislike it quite as much as *spits* myspace *spits*, but I do find it quite cluttered and I tend to get irritated and slightly overwhelmed by all the zombie/pirate/werewolf/vampire internet games that I keep being asked to add to my facebook.

As such, facebook is not a good way to get in touch with me. I went on to facebook today for the first time in weeks, and discovered a couple of real life social invites on there, and felt kinda bad for having missed them. I know that for lots of folk that's probably just the easiest way to get hold of someone, but I will probably miss any facebook invites or Public Service Announcements that are distributed via facebook.

In other news, I've had a lovely weekend so far. I spent yesterday watching the Lion King with [profile] pierot and [profile] molez and then had a very nice evening at a strange little Moroccan restaurant with Mike Gaiser, Timea, [profile] imnotagoth with his new lassie, [profile] ksirafai, [profile] molez and [profile] pierot. The food was good, and there was a very hot belly dancer performing there as well, which was quite a nice addition to the evening.

I'm about to head up to Hatfield and then tomorrow I'll be going to the British Museum with [profile] vulgarcriminal, which should also be very nice.

Life is relatively good at the moment.
annwfyn: (Mood - owl raised brow)
I'm pondering tonight, as I often do. Tonight, in a slightly navel gazing kind of way, I am pondering livejournal.

I am pondering what I use it for. I am pondering why I add people to my friends list, how I filter it as I do, and what my friends list means to me.

This was brought on, as these rambles always are with me, by a couple of people de-friending me. One offered a general purpose explanation that he was just cutting people off his flist that he didn't really talk to anymore, either on LJ or in real life. The other didn't say anything, but she's not someone I know very well, honestly, although she is the fiancee of someone I am quite fond of, and I'm vaguely hoping that this isn't a sign of me watching him drift out of my life entirely as well.

(I was, by the way, quite mellow for me. I had no particular sulk or pout about either of these 'de-friendings' which I am sure many of you will be surprised to hear)

Anyway. And it got me thinking.

It got me thinking about why I automatically de-friended both people immediately, without even really considering the matter )

I also wondered why it was that I largely don't do friends list culls )

But having said all that, why are there people out there who have friended me that I've not friended back yet? )

And finally, why is this 'friending' thing a big deal anyway? )

Hmmmm...odd thoughts. Silly thoughts.

In other news, I'm off to see 300 tonight. Some mean people have said it may not be historically accurate. I, however, care not for historical accuracy tonight. I care for a film about the myth that I suspect Leonides would have preferred. Then this weekend is Zeitgeist Mummy/Sabbat/Mage/Mortals chaos. I'll sleep when it's all done.
annwfyn: (Mood - owl raised brow)
I'm pondering tonight, as I often do. Tonight, in a slightly navel gazing kind of way, I am pondering livejournal.

I am pondering what I use it for. I am pondering why I add people to my friends list, how I filter it as I do, and what my friends list means to me.

This was brought on, as these rambles always are with me, by a couple of people de-friending me. One offered a general purpose explanation that he was just cutting people off his flist that he didn't really talk to anymore, either on LJ or in real life. The other didn't say anything, but she's not someone I know very well, honestly, although she is the fiancee of someone I am quite fond of, and I'm vaguely hoping that this isn't a sign of me watching him drift out of my life entirely as well.

(I was, by the way, quite mellow for me. I had no particular sulk or pout about either of these 'de-friendings' which I am sure many of you will be surprised to hear)

Anyway. And it got me thinking.

It got me thinking about why I automatically de-friended both people immediately, without even really considering the matter )

I also wondered why it was that I largely don't do friends list culls )

But having said all that, why are there people out there who have friended me that I've not friended back yet? )

And finally, why is this 'friending' thing a big deal anyway? )

Hmmmm...odd thoughts. Silly thoughts.

In other news, I'm off to see 300 tonight. Some mean people have said it may not be historically accurate. I, however, care not for historical accuracy tonight. I care for a film about the myth that I suspect Leonides would have preferred. Then this weekend is Zeitgeist Mummy/Sabbat/Mage/Mortals chaos. I'll sleep when it's all done.
annwfyn: (hanged man)
"Yeah...I'm driving into High Wycombe to take Jez and Raven to a tattoist, so I might leave them there and head on to the garden centre. Hmmm...yeah...I reckon that'll all fit together really nicely."

I feel it is somehow indicative of my life that tattooists and garden centres combine well to form the perfect day.
annwfyn: (hanged man)
"Yeah...I'm driving into High Wycombe to take Jez and Raven to a tattoist, so I might leave them there and head on to the garden centre. Hmmm...yeah...I reckon that'll all fit together really nicely."

I feel it is somehow indicative of my life that tattooists and garden centres combine well to form the perfect day.
annwfyn: (Default)
Due to a session with a digital camera (proper pics to follow) I have found myself with a bunch of new userpics (some of which may, sadly, entirely confirm [profile] lexx_uk's suspicions about my cowgirl like proclivities. Anyway, it got me looking through my userpics. Now, I've got a fairly good collection of pictures of me up there. This is a personal preference - I don't like the idea of all my userpics being generic and skanked from communities. I want my LJ to be about me, I want it to be personal, and I don't believe in the anonymity of the internet.

However, I'm a bit camera shy, so what I've got is a selection of pics of me that I like, which actually date to a whole bunch of different periods in my life. My favourite pic of me (which is on my userinfo) actually is me at seventeen. Others are two or three years old.

So, today I decided I'd post up all the actual 'user pics of Sally', and put up when they were taken, and what they remind me of.

Blimey, I'm all self referential today.

Userpics, me, and what I really look like )
annwfyn: (Default)
Due to a session with a digital camera (proper pics to follow) I have found myself with a bunch of new userpics (some of which may, sadly, entirely confirm [profile] lexx_uk's suspicions about my cowgirl like proclivities. Anyway, it got me looking through my userpics. Now, I've got a fairly good collection of pictures of me up there. This is a personal preference - I don't like the idea of all my userpics being generic and skanked from communities. I want my LJ to be about me, I want it to be personal, and I don't believe in the anonymity of the internet.

However, I'm a bit camera shy, so what I've got is a selection of pics of me that I like, which actually date to a whole bunch of different periods in my life. My favourite pic of me (which is on my userinfo) actually is me at seventeen. Others are two or three years old.

So, today I decided I'd post up all the actual 'user pics of Sally', and put up when they were taken, and what they remind me of.

Blimey, I'm all self referential today.

Userpics, me, and what I really look like )
annwfyn: (the last unicorn)
In good news, I've got an interview this afternoon at 3 pm at Oxford Circus. Go me!

Randomly, I sorted my itunes playlist into order of most played - least played today. I've no idea why, but I did. It was kinda interesting seeing which songs I apparently listen to the most. itunes waffling continues below the cut )
annwfyn: (the last unicorn)
In good news, I've got an interview this afternoon at 3 pm at Oxford Circus. Go me!

Randomly, I sorted my itunes playlist into order of most played - least played today. I've no idea why, but I did. It was kinda interesting seeing which songs I apparently listen to the most. itunes waffling continues below the cut )

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