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children of dune - leto 1
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To new friends--hi! I haven't done this in a while. Frankly, my attention span has been shot in a variety of ways, so um, sorry for the non-welcome, but hi! Glad to see you! This is sort of a welcome and introduce yourself post.

Um, about me, maybe? To break the ice? Then tell me about you.

You can really tell I'm avoiding things, can't you?

Behind the cut.



Well. I'm a Smallville slash writer, a QaF writer, and kind of a general Battlestar Galactica lurker, which is really *fun*--no one ever told me fandom lurking was this much fun! Former fandoms include X-Men the Movie and Star Trek Voyager. I dabbled a tiny bit in two others, HP and Spiderman the Movie, but that's it. This is kind of a one-trick pony LJ--I write. I'm really not good at anything else. Occasionally I meta, in really weird ways. My art is abysmal, and there are very good reasons that for the most part, other people make my icons for me. I friendslock only in extreme RL venting or extreme RL personal stuff, which frankly, isn't often, and is usually the height of me, whining, so no one is missing much. I don't have an actual stable friending policy--I friend when I find I have a surfeit of free time to enjoy reading everyone, and I stop when I realize I can't keep up. I don't unfriend very often, and usually only reciprocally or with dead LJs. Frankly, I am boring.

But wait! I can stack cheese. That right there is as interesting as I will ever be. And one day, the gods of dairy willing, I will come across several dozen pounds of pre-sliced cheese, make another Leaning Tower of Chees-a or a Cheese Arch, and then take pictures. Because man, that was fun, and everyone should try it once. Also, according to comments, sliced meats will work as well. Any experiments on this should, of course, be shared.

I'm co-moderator of sv_inquiry with the Voice of Fandom (calling her that never stops being funny), svmadelyn, where you can go to ask pretty much any question related to Smallville fanfic or meta--pretty much a "where is it" kind of thing. I'm co-owner with girlinthetrilby of Illuminated Text, our domain of happy slashiness and hettiness. I'm tall. The movie The Ring still scares me to death. I'm a single parent of an eight year old boy. He's very cute. I'm a Texas Works Advsior and Eligibilty Specialist, which is a *really* cool way of saying I determine whether people are eligible for state and federal programs like Food Stamps, Medicaid, and TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families). I'm certified in those three and a Medicare cost-share that pays the copayment for eligibile Medicare recipients. I also have a new ergo-whatever keyboard that is slowly driving me insane. If you see any posts with a lot of repeat letters (like say, letttttttttttters) it's me and my war with my keyboard. I try to catch it, but it will happen. So just, know it now.

Um, I don't have actual rules for my LJ, since there's never been a situation that's come up that requires them. Don't flame. That's pretty much the one and only thing. Very not of the fun, and also, headache inducing.

Okay. There you go. So. Um. Introduce yourself if you feel like it?


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now I'll have pre-nightmares.

the sad thign is, I know I'm going to buy it, watch it, and then be up a dozen nights in a row. damn.


I love the cheese arch story. I was randomly thinking about it the other day, and I can't for the life of me remember why.

I probably never did a proper introduction. Do you wanna know stuff?

Yes. Yes I do. Proper introduction and all. *g*

Um. Hi, been a fan of your stuff for a while. :)

*grins* Thank you very, very much. *hugs*

*settles back* Now, tell me something about yourself. Funny, enlightening story, favorite movie, favorite TV, favorite vegetable, whatever it is.

*hopeful*

Hi! I'm Roxy, and I've lurked here forever, and finally got up the courage to stalk you properly friend you, so I wouldn't miss a thing. I have a Mr. Roxy and two lovely children. I'm pretty much not too interesting so I lie about being able to juggle. *curtsies* Though my icon says evol,sadly-- not so much! *G*

Do not believe Roxy for a second if she says she's not evol. She has convinced a poor, vulnerable young man to go on a cross country crime spree, and she makes you like Whitney, and she is mean to tall people.

Hi! I'm the crazy person who's gushed about your fics for a while now. :)

I'm an ex orthopedic nurse who taught herself how to work with computers when my health wouldn't let me practise anymore. I still miss the heck out of it.

I've told myself bedtime stories to get to sleep for as long as I can remember, I write a little and do manips. I'm trying to get better at both. Married, no kids but I do get to spoil my neice as often as possible.

You can call me Digital, DW or Barbara, whichever you'd like. I'll be around reading and enjoying for as long as you can stand me. :)

Hi! I'm the crazy person who's gushed about your fics for a while now. :)

If by *crazy* you mean *brilliant*, that is. Cause man, brilliant.

I'm an ex orthopedic nurse who taught herself how to work with computers when my health wouldn't let me practise anymore. I still miss the heck out of it.

Really? You taught yourself? I am seriously impressed. I need like, entire *classes* to basically learn anythign. School conditioning.

Okay, and this reveals me as an idiot, but as an orthopedic nurse, what did you do? I recognize the term, but I'm curious what your job required.

I've told myself bedtime stories to get to sleep for as long as I can remember, I write a little and do manips. I'm trying to get better at both. Married, no kids but I do get to spoil my neice as often as possible.

Really? How *cool*. *g* I sometimes do that. Or write really, really self-indulgent clexfic/etc in my head, where everything is perfect.

Also, spoiling niece? Totally a good thing. *nods*

You can call me Digital, DW or Barbara, whichever you'd like. I'll be around reading and enjoying for as long as you can stand me. :)

That would be forever and ever and ever....

*comes out of hiding* Well I might as well introduce myself as well. Big fan of yours for a while, love love love "Pretty When You're Mine" and everything else. 21 year old female slash writer and reader in many different things: Lo-trips, HP, comics, etc. Favorite TV: Lost, Favorite Movie: a close call between Spider-Man 2 and Garden State, and Favorite Song: Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Because yes, I am a lemming.

A lurker first, but a lemming deep down inside. And I can relate to lurking being fun. It's my entire LJ identity, after all. *grin* Hello.

Lemming! Yes. Lemmingness is *fun*.

Okay, Garden State--I have heard everyone say it is good, but have yet to figure out what it is about. Hmm. Must rent.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams? *curious*

A lurker first, but a lemming deep down inside. And I can relate to lurking being fun. It's my entire LJ identity, after all. *grin* Hello.

Lemmingness is what makes LJ a fun place. *nods* And thank you so much for dropping an intro post in!

*waves shyly* I'm Caelum. I write stuff. Batman smiling scares the crap out of me. I friended you because I really like to read the things you write. Um... *thinks*

I have a cat, and my parents' cat has adopted me, in a manner of speaking. They are very obviously in completely and schmoopy love with each other (the cats), and I'm so tempted to rename them Lex and Clark, but I think it would confuse them horribly. They are known as Pippin and Ilfrit, and I think I'm the only person who can visually tell them apart. I have this knack for adopting twin cats. It just happens that way.

Um.. I love Chinese takeout and fruit smoothies, but oddly enough never at the same time. I drink enough caffiene to kill a horse and have been known to smoke like a chimney. I really love rain, and mellow thunderstorms make me happy.

*waves shyly* I'm Caelum.

Hi!

I write stuff. Batman smiling scares the crap out of me.

Oh man, do I hear you.

Also, I think I ran across your story while doing friendsfrineds. The one set in Egypt? Sort of? I found it, started reading like, part 10? And lost it. And now remember. Whee!

I have a cat, and my parents' cat has adopted me, in a manner of speaking. They are very obviously in completely and schmoopy love with each other (the cats), and I'm so tempted to rename them Lex and Clark, but I think it would confuse them horribly. They are known as Pippin and Ilfrit, and I think I'm the only person who can visually tell them apart. I have this knack for adopting twin cats. It just happens that way.

*giggles* That is so cooll. teh names--hee! well, I can'ttalk, I named my computer Brian after QaF. *sighs* It acts like him too.

Um.. I love Chinese takeout and fruit smoothies, but oddly enough never at the same time. I drink enough caffiene to kill a horse and have been known to smoke like a chimney. I really love rain, and mellow thunderstorms make me happy.

Mmmm. Coffee...... And cigarettes. Which I will quit. Eventually.

thanks for stopping by to post! *hugs*

Hi there! I've been reading your work/have had you friended for while, but wanted to just introduce myself proper.

I'm a fellow Austinite (from NJ originally, but am here at UT in graduate school), found you through the SV fandom, write in various fandoms myself...I sing, I drink, I make merry!

*waves*

Hey, wow! Austin! WHEE!

Okay, offiically, we coudl have our own convention in the Austin area at this point of LJ users. For *forever* I kept thinking I was teh only one in central Texas--fannishly speaking.

I'm a fellow Austinite (from NJ originally, but am here at UT in graduate school), found you through the SV fandom, write in various fandoms myself...I sing, I drink, I make merry!

*giggles* I like that. Merry.

Thanks for stopping by with the intro! *hugs*

OMG JENN U R SEW KEWL!1!11!

My life history is too painful and long to delve into here (but be sure to expect a long email!), but I will say that my hobbies are causing chaos without even trying, mocking, getting people addicted to bpal oils, and whining providing encouragement until people write me porn and/or help me get my ipod.

Y HAV U NOT FRIENDED ME BAK YET?

*collapses laughing on the floor*

You are such a dork, sweetie. I love you.

kind of a general Battlestar Galactica lurker

Aha! Caught out! One of us...one of us....

Thank you for linking to your cheese post; I have put it in my memories. I've been telling people about the amazing stackability of cheese slices since you posted it and now I can link them to the real thing.

I love it! So many are falling for it! And it's *good*. I mean, really really *good*.

Thank you for linking to your cheese post; I have put it in my memories. I've been telling people about the amazing stackability of cheese slices since you posted it and now I can link them to the real thing.

I love my cheese. So much *fun*.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post! *hugs*

Hi, Lexalot here. Long time listener, first-time caller...
Actually that's probably not true, but hey, this is supposed to be an intro, right?!
I friended you because I like your fic, think you seem pretty cool, despite your insistence that you are boring.
I do art, I write fic, and occasionally, I watch so much TV that Samara has to flop out of my television screen dripping wet from her well to chase me away from it--I've seen the extended preview for Ring Two, and it's going to be intense!
I have a Real Life--I think--but what's important is my secret identity as Lexalot, professional LJ Land Nutcase bringing non-sensical ravings and blind unconditional love to SV fandom. Why??! Because!
I believe that all the wisdom one needs to live and live well and right and true can be found in The Simpsons--this is not my opinion; it can be scientifically, politically, philosophically, academically, psychoanalytically and medically proven!
And this is why I usually don't say much outside of my own LJ--LOL :)
We now return your regularly scheduled comments, jenn hon.

*giggles* First time caller. I keep meaning one day to actually call into a radio show so I can say that.

watch so much TV that Samara has to flop out of my television screen dripping wet from her well to chase me away from it--I've seen the extended preview for Ring Two, and it's going to be intense!

I hve nightmares that start like that. Samara forcing me to watch Ring 2, drippingon thecarpet.

*shudders*

I have a Real Life--I think--but what's important is my secret identity as Lexalot, professional LJ Land Nutcase bringing non-sensical ravings and blind unconditional love to SV fandom. Why??! Because!

*giggles and giggles*

And Simpsons *rocks*. Still watched weekly. I don't even count it among shows I watch weekly. It's more like a part of nature.

*hugs* thanks for dropping by!

I'm in awe of the cheese story.

Other than that--I'm Mir, I'm a Smallville lurker, which is why I have you friended--that and that we're on an e-mail list together and I have most people from there friended because they're all interesting.

And, uh, yeah. I mostly lurk. And find the work stories very interesting, to be honest--I used to work in corrections, and part of my job was getting my soon-to-be-released charges through the federal/state aid system so that they could get some help on the outside, so it's cool seeing that from the other end.

And I'm boring. *g*

That cheese story awes many. It's just that disturbing.

Other than that--I'm Mir, I'm a Smallville lurker, which is why I have you friended--that and that we're on an e-mail list together and I have most people from there friended because they're all interesting.

I do that to with my lists. It's getting depressing though, how few lists I hve these days. There used to be pages! Now just one sad little page.

And, uh, yeah. I mostly lurk. And find the work stories very interesting, to be honest--I used to work in corrections, and part of my job was getting my soon-to-be-released charges through the federal/state aid system so that they could get some help on the outside, so it's cool seeing that from the other end.

Really? Wow. How cool! We are someimes called the front lines, and other times, the first to be fired. Eitehr/or, depending on what side you talk to. *g*

And I'm boring. *g*

I so doubt that. *grins*

'Allo, I'm new to the SV fandom. I watch SV off & on even though I love Lex. I just can't get myself to sit still to watch every week and to download the episodes. But I love SV slash, specifically futurefic. Popslash will always be my first love though. SV & FatF come close seconds though.

Erm, I don't usually watch scary movies, but I got dragged to see the Ring and because I'm an Original snob, I'd to see Ringu, the Japanese version. Then somehow, even though I hadn't indicated that I wanted to see it, a friend got me Ringu 2 as a gift so I had to see that. So you can say I'm a reluctant the Ring fan. I didn't think the Ring particularly scary, just a shuddering kind of gross in its imagery.

That's all.

JUC GIRLS UNITE! WE MUST TAKE OVER JENN'S JOURNAL!

Hi. I'm Carson, I've lurked around your journal for what seems like forever. I comment once in a while, but not as much as I should, because I think your writing is brilliant. The Somewhere I Have Never Traveled Universe is my favorite and Three Impossible Things I have read way to many times.

About myself, I'm a single parent of a six year old girl. I work in Public Relations for a Professional Sports franchise and I bartend on the side two days a week. I'm a major tv junkie, and sports fan. I write a little but rarely post. I'm pretty much computer illiterate and can't follow directions worth a damn. That's about it for me.

The computer illiteracy is apparent by the fact that I forgot to close my italics.

Hi!
I'm Itsuki, and ever since I stumbled across your LJ, I've been happily hooked on Pretty When You're Mine. Out of all your SV stories, however, my favorite would probably always be Somewhere I have never travelled. I'm very fond of the snippets which you posted a while ago, during WiP amnesty, but I don't think I got a chance to tell you that. It's something I've saved, and would go back to re-read on a bad day.

Hmm... I was coerced into watching The Ring when it was showing in theaters, and at one point when it was unnaturally quiet and the tension was off-the-scale, my devil of a friend (who had dragged me there) grabbed me by the shoulders and squeezed. I was traumatized for life.

Thank you so much!

And I am *so with you*. Oh God, if someone had done that to me...*shudders*. totally trauma for life.

thank you verymuch for taking the time to answer. I enjoyed this a lot.