Jan. 4th, 2010 06:45 am
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If anybody had told me there would be 127 comments on the post I wrote yesterday, I would have thought they were insane.

I'm writing this because I'm sure I've missed responding to some people, and I want to assure you, it was unintentional. If you said something you really wish I'd answered, please direct me to the comment, and I promise I will comment.

Also, I did freeze one thread, just because someone came over to call me names in all caps, with multiple repeated letters. (Like: COOOWWWWAAAARRRDDD.) If she'd just written like a normal person instead of someone yelling across a playground, I wouldn't have frozen the thread, but really, who needs that on their on LJ?

I want to thank everyone who commented. I don't know about you, but I feel like I need a nap. *g*

Have a lovely day. Hell, have a lovely year! *g*

Date: 2010-01-04 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Now I feel bad about not commenting.

I thought your post was sensible and well-put. If you aren't comfortable with your name or your work being somewhere, then you have the right not to give permission for it to be there.

Actually, I lie. I don't feel at all bad about that. I dislike being just one of the crowd.

fwiw, you aren't alone in feeling like an outsider. I always have, even growing up in the middle of a large (Irish) family. I was 'the quiet one', the one that didn't quite fit in, didn't quite belong. I thought it was due to being a military brat (my dad was Air Force) although it didn't seem to strike my siblings in that way. Now I just figure its because I was what they called me back then, growing up - a changling child. Something about the way my brain is wired just isn't up to "standard". And that's all right. Even if it does leave me on the outside looking in. When I look around me, I'm seeing more and more of us out here, and all of us wondering what it is that all of them in there find so fascinating.

Date: 2010-01-05 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Please, don't feel bad about not commenting. And never, ever feel bad about not throwing yourself into the fray. I do it sometimes, but I would never expect anyone else to do it, or want them to if it wasn't for their own good reasons.

I, at least, know where I get my loner-ness. My mother and I were talking, and while we both like being with people, we also need a lot of down time, away from people. Socializing more than twice a week just saps me, even if I haven't done anything for months.

Hey, maybe you're part of our family! My mother was a Donahue.

Date: 2010-01-04 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not sure what the hell happened except my head hurts. lol One moment, I was having this lovely "in" conversation with a couple of friends and the next, BOOM.

BTW, any responses to this at all, I will ignore (except yours, of course -- see your email lol).
Edited Date: 2010-01-04 01:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-05 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank God it didn't get posted on meta_fandom--I'd still be answering comments!

Date: 2010-01-04 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A nap AND a good stiff drink. Ay carumba!

Date: 2010-01-05 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I gots cognac. Want some?

Date: 2010-01-05 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes!! Let's hoist a few!! ;-)

Date: 2010-01-05 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pour me a double! *g*


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