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Everything about this bugs the hell out of me. HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF PAINTING COOL BOOKS ON YOUR WALL YOU, oh I don't know, READ THEM? Also, the author of that post is all about Twilight-love, so you know where I stand on that. And if you don't, welcome to Earth, try the Brie.

I have thinky thoughts about people who have books to prove their intelligence, or hipness, or whatever. Look. I make no apologies for liking Stephen King. I read what I read and yes, I have some "important books" under my belt, but I hate the mentality of "out profounding" others with their literary kewlness. The best thing about your 30s is realizing that you can like the things you like, and without irony. [<-- pay attention hipsters.] And PAINTING BOOKS on your wall instead of having books? Oh my god. In the words of Michael Scott, "I hate everything you choose to be." Lol.

ENOUGH VITRIOL, I would like to pour some sugar on you (oooh, in the name of loooove!) ethrosdemon got her affection all up in my grill yesterday and it got me to thinking about this space, too. I came here because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom. I'd been a fangirl my whole life without knowing that there were others out there writing stories about things they loved, too. (I used to make cereal for Luke and Leia when I was a kid so we could "hang out" together. SHUT UP, I WAS 8.) And from a TV show about a petite blonde girl with a sarcastic mouth I made some amazing friends. Real life, hug your bones friends. Some friends are still virtual, but there's a comfort and happiness in seeing them around this place, too.

I'm not really "fannish" about much these days - I like talking about shows/other media with you all, but I'm not really doing much else. I can't remember the last time I wrote fanfic. But there's something about this space that just makes me happy. I love being a spazz here, I love it when people come play with me and are silly. I love pic spams of cats doing weird things, I love it when you are kind and thoughtful, when you share your stories with me (as long as it's not TMI, because it makes me worry about you not having a real person that you can hold and talk with) I love it when you get my humor, I REALLY love it when you don't and comment with worry, but most of all, I just love the interaction.

While I roll my eyes at people thinking I need rehab because I love a glass of wine with dinner (or fourteen mojitos, followed by my own brew made from brake fluid filtered through a loaf of bread - what?) I get that you care. That for whatever reason, these scribblings on my Big Chief Tablet here have forged a relationship of sorts.

But mostly I love yer bewbs. (Even if they're Moobs, fellas. They still are fun to hold, let's not kid ourselves.)

I've been around LJ for 6 years now (oh my god, that long? And I STILL feel like a n00b.) and have made some of the most amazing friends I've ever had in my life. That's crazy! But it's true. You may not know it (some of you are going to laugh your butts off) but I have horrible self-esteem. Horrible. But it's gotten so much better since being around this space - we're such a nurturing, loving, supportive group around here, like an 18 hour bra made of kittens. :D (I'll trademark that later today.) For whatever roll of the dice the Fates gave me for a life, I've never had this kind of support and encouragement in my life before, and for that alone, I thank you.

So. I love you guys. Have a wonderful weekend.

(Psst! entrenous88! THANK YOU for my cute decoration of a puppy. I <3 heem and YOU. And let me know whenever a purple box gets to you. It took me forever to send off, I'm sorry!)


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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
♥ to YOU!!

Edited at 2010-04-09 03:31 pm (UTC)
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
See, and here is this lovely post about fandom and LJ interactions, and LJ won't let me load the damn page for five minutes!!!! *breathes*

Yay, glad you like heeem!!! Oooh, I will for sure be on the lookout for the box of purpleosity. *gets out spyglass*

Apr. 9th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
AHHHHH, LJ!! Quit gumming up the works!! (If it was being slowly loaded by bunnies plugging in wires, I'd be okay with that.)

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Apr. 9th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
And same about you, my Anne-Girl. <3

Oooh, those "decorative" books! (Of course my mother was a huge fan of those. I never understood why we had those nasty, musty old tomes.)
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
"I have thinky thoughts..."

God help me, I originally read that as 'kinky thoughts'.
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
LOL. I mean, I do have those, just not about the painted books. :D
Apr. 9th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)

I love this post. And it's awesome that you're a spazz here. It always makes my day. ♥
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
I love that you always have such happy, positive replies!! Those are my favorite. <3
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I love your boobs too. I had to wait two hours to make this comment and it's not even funny. Hah.
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
My boobs aren't worthy of your love. But neither of us deserve the hot mess that was LJ on Friday, BAH! (But hearts, love and kitten bras for you!)
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
AWWWWWWWW. I love you, Stoney! Tons and tons and tons. *squishes you til you squeak*
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Lynne, you are the best. You are sunshine made of kitten kneads and butter cream frosting spread on million dollar bills! <3
Apr. 12th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, to be made of million dollar bills! How awesome would THAT be?
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I have so much love you my dear girl!

I just realized today that I have had my LJ for almost 8 years. That's nuts.
I am so glad you are in my life. Even if it is virtually. We need to make it real one of these days.
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't it nuts!? And didn't we meet over Spuffy and "The Jerk" quotes? That's why we love each other, there's too much awesome for us both to have alone.

And we totally need to make it real one of these days.
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Apr. 12th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
You know, Sue, I just wish you weren't such a dirty pirate hooker, I just wish that.

But secretly I don't because a) pirates are hot and 2) who doesn't like hookers? They always have spare fishnets. Also, YOU ARE AWESOME, you make delicious food and babies (both delicious, yes, that grammar of mine stands) and you ALWAYS get my references. That alone is worth its weight in GOLD DOUBLOONS.
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
I, like a large number of your followers, I imagine, found you because of your epically amazing Twilight reviews -- seriously, I lol every time and cite your arguments for people who think Twilight is "serious lit'reture." I'm mostly one of those random creepers readers who comments once in a while, but I always think about what a cool/amazing/intelligent/gorgeous/hilarious/ambitious/talented/kind person/mom/actress/lady you are and what a big heart you have -- and that someday I can be a super cool super smart mom like that. Wine is awesome, your recipes are awesome, and you are awesome.

Now that I've sounded like a super creeptastic gurl from teh interwebz, I want to say thank you for everything you bring to this wacky world of LJ. =)
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh god, the poor, deluded people that think Twilight is literature... That makes me want to cry and then burn down the libraries....

1) your icon is CRACKING ME UP and B) I love seeing your username pop up because I always have to pronounce it and imagine poor Ron's cheap joke pen shorting out and that is loltastic. And iii) you usually comment with funny sarcasm, which is one of mmy favorite of the humors! <3
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
The painted library seriously made my face twitch- until I saw the Infinite Jest book: ROFLTASTIC. I know of no single person who has been able to get through that book; it would make someone who has scaled Everest give up in tears. It is known as the Infinite Doorstop in my circle of friends. (The author's essays are quite enjoyable though.)

Thanks for the sugar ;) Goes to show how cool you are. I know I never post on LJ anymore, but I continue to pop in for random hilarity and great pics and drool worthy recipes, most of which come from you.. and cake wrecks. You inspire me as a mom and a creative, generous, intelligent person. Keep up the spazz!
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
LOL, now I want to paint all of Proust's work inside my utility closet - just to show people that I'm SO kewl I don't need to display it - it's just there. WTF, artists, paint something, you know, arty.

I will happily give you more sugar! I always lol when you post, because you are funny, and I love me some funny people! (And that was very sweet, thank you.)
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, love the warm fuzzy post

(and totally with you on the painted books. WTF?)
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)

(And seriously, LAAAAAAAAME, right?)
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
How about just putting up bookcases and filling them with cool book? What about that for a design choice?

I really want an 18 hour bra made of hugs, but I guess that's what vacations with the mister are for!

This made me laugh: ...my own brew made from brake fluid filtered through a loaf of bread So, they had you working in the motor pool in prison, did they?

Thanks for nearly always making me laugh. It's a gift.
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Well now you're just being subversive, and you should think outside the box, or some shit.

Ahahaha, motor pool. I can strip a lug nut in 5 seconds flat. And turn it into a carb for a pipe in three.

*hugs* I love our interactions because you're Texan, you're smart, you're cool, and you love food. There is no bad there!
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I <3 U

I hate snobby book readers. And virtual book readers, I guess. (Painting fake books? WTF?)
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)

Isn't that just the lamest?! Buy REAL books.
Apr. 10th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I went through a mad Stephen King phase and ate everything that he wrote. Put on 10kgs and was crapping font for a week.

Anyway, alcoholics build up a tolerance to alcohol. You are not an alcoholic. HA! ZING! Those jokes are their dusty oldness, I injected it with botox to perk it back up again.

You are one of my favourite people ever. You're talented, funny, smart, but most importantly for a woman, you're good looking, which really when it comes down to it all, is all that matters.

HEY, YOU have a good weekend! I'll paint you on to my wall and raise a glass of my cupboard wine to you.
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE. Tell no one. Or tell them all, either or.

Seriously, when the world goes up a'flame and there's panic in the streets of London and Birmingham, there is only one person I want to wander the parks with, drinking hooch from a paper bag, mocking the locals and discussing philosophy. But since Stephen Hawking is a cripple, I'll settle for you. You are my FAVORITE travel companion, bar none.

Haha, sucker, I got serious on you, IN YOUR FACE! With my LOVE! Booyah.
Apr. 10th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I just want to go to her house and paint over that crap. *eye roll*
I think you're the bee knees and can't imagine anyone not apreciating your awesome.
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
I want to paint kittens hanging from tree branches with "Hang in there!" in fancy script. THAT WOULD BE BETTER.

You are the cat's pajamas and they exist, they just aren't my friends. :D
Apr. 10th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
I've never had this kind of support and encouragement in my life before, and for that alone, I thank you.

...But, you are awesome and splendid and splendidly awesome and how could anyone miss how neat you are, so I cannot compute your sentence!

I don't even remember where I was today, browsing the inteerweebs (though I suspect it was Racialicious or else Soci Images), and lo and behold, your name was mentioned (in relation to your Twilight post), and I got all squeeish and was like "hey! I friended her! I have a sort-of Stoney Number of 1!"
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Awww, you are sweet, but I grew up in a shitty house with a parent that was very, erm, self focused, so.

LOL, that damn Twilight post of mine! It's brought all sorts of cool (and very very disturbed) people into my life. But I like that, so whoo hoo! And haha, you totally have a Stoney of 1, heeee!
Apr. 10th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
YAY YOU'RE AWESOME! And smart and funny and hot and a good writer! I am glad to know you on the interwebs :)

STAY GOLD!! <3 <3
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
TRUE STORY: YOU ARE ONE OF MY OLDEST LJ FRIENDS. I think you are SWELL, Mar, and one day I'll be in Vancouver and we'll spend long hours laughing whilst walking on the beach, or where ever. :D
Apr. 12th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome!!
Apr. 13th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
I will totally stalk the two of you if this happens.

er, I mean, Vancouver's lovely in the spring and autumn.
Apr. 10th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
You always have something pertinent to write about, which is a rare enough in LJ. You like to temper your sternest posts with humour or your humorous posts with cooking etc. You make me giggle! Oh, and you like my 'bewbs'? There's plenty to go round: I'd just like a bra that fits for 18 hours.

Hugs to you from the UK. ((((xx))))
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Awwww, you are so lovely to not mention my limp, my mustache, or how I am truly a ridiculous moron on the internet. THAT IS WHY YOU ARE A GEM AMONG FELLOWS. <3

Hugs back to you from Texas! [And we're not all crazy morons, just... well, there are some. They're just the loudest.] ;)
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
First time post from one of your creepy lurking readers who found you through your Twilight posts.
Thank you for everything you put into your posts. Your Twilight read-through was valiant (I wouldn't brave that much craptastic if you paid me) and a perfect highlight of everything I'd want to make fun of anyways.
Your posts on Mormonism are honestly the first things that have ever made me feel my religious upbringing was privileged and somewhat normal (I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness) and have helped me start exploring other religions - just to learn how they function, I'm done with religion until God himself steps in and tells me otherwise.
I marvel with each new post how you ever find the time to fit all the things you do into your days. You're one amazing lady. ^.^
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
I DO NOT FIND IT CRFEEPY, so lurk away, pop out of hiding, either or.

Oooooh, the Twilight mockage. Hoo boy, did that bring me some lulz, translation: TOTALLY WORTH IT.

And I find the time by using my time-space continuum machine and loads of cocaine. That's just how I roll. ;)
Apr. 10th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)

Also, I hope those are magically clawless kittens, because one grumpypuss in the bunch could make that bra a meat tenderizer rather than a support of soft fluffiness...
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
SOME OF US LIKE A LITTLE PAIN, why would you take that away from us? *cries*
Apr. 11th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
6 years, eh? I have been here for seven, almost. ;-) Joined in December 2003. And I agree. This place is AMAZING! Nothing like it. So, despite all the shenanigans LJ might throw our way, I will never ever leave this place. It just won't happen. :-) It has been an honour being on your flist. *nods* *bows*
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I love LJ, no joke. I've met some really interesting people and made some of the closest real life friends I've ever had, which.... that's just crazy! But totally awesome. Good times, man, good times!
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
I really hate that painted on bookshelf, but that is because in my mind, the "ideal bookshelves" are the Beauty & the Beast library. Vaulted ceilings, wheeled ladders! *swoons* It's just so stupid. Unless that is some kind of interactive touchscreen display, where you touch the spine of the book and it is beamed into your hands with Star Trek magic, I don't want to hear it. Ah, I'm just kidding. As if the crew of the Enterprise would bring Twilight with them into space...! The only fake books I want are the ones hiding guns and booze, or the ones from the Bookmaster.

Anyway, you have confirmed what my aunt has been accusing me of for the past several years, which is that my youngest sister and I are both 10 years older than our actual ages in our heads. I am incredibly weirded out by the other 20-year-olds I meet who act like my 13-year-old sister, and will continue to be-- I've had one woman tell me she loved Twilight and Robert Pattinson, who I think is a monsterface, and tell me that she is 100% anti-Jacob in a complete deadpan; and one woman tell me she loved Disney's Princess and the Frog "because it was more relatable" than their other films. But at least I know my 18-year-old sister is right on target for mocking me re: writing fanfiction, enjoying pop music and '80s/'90s cartoons/animated musicals, and laughing at poop jokes.

And we love you, too, Stoney! I swear, even accounting for trolls, LJ is the most safe, n00b-friendly place for fandom I've ever encountered on the IntraWebs. You had me at "Sparkledammerung."
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