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30 April 2005 @ 08:18 pm
livejournal maintenance, and a poll!  
First: my livejournal is now PRETTY!!

melyanna made a banner of gorgeousness! Text comes from Over the Rhine lyrics.

I succumbed to The Wonder That Is Component, too, because that's what Anna's banner-uploading tutorial was for because it gave me a cute little box to put Deep Thoughts Of The Week that I really should see every day. Bwah. Livejournal as a factor in my Old Country Buffet-style spiritual development. I left the comment space is in basic livejournal style to facilitate spammage, so you'll have to click on the link above to see the pretty.

Second: long overdue refriending of folk! I gave up when my brain started to explode, though. *fears* Hi. (Introduce yourself if you're feeling horribly left out and I will un-explode my brain for you!)

In related news, today is INTERNATIONAL UNFRIEND LITTLE RED DAY!

Because I've never had one before, and everyone else has them, and I was feeling left out. Standard rules apply -- unfriend me for whatever reason, no hard feelings, you can explain if you want, but you don't have to.

However, because everyone likes a good poll, I propose the following (poll completion not required for unfriending):

Poll #485309 The International Unfriend Little Red Day Poll!

Why are *you* unfriending Little Red?

The Generic Response: We Just Don't Talk Anymore
0(0.0%)
No, Really, We Just Don't Talk Anymore
0(0.0%)
omgwtf, h0r! You're not getting rid of me this easily!
17(45.9%)
... I kinda friended you on accident thinking you were someone else/your interests were more like mine, and haven't had the nerve to unfriend you. BYE!
0(0.0%)
You don't write enough fanfic!
0(0.0%)
You write too *much* fanfic, and it makes me sad for you.
0(0.0%)
You don't write (enough) [Doggett/Reyes, Daniel/Janet, Sam/Jack, etc] anymore! (specify below)
0(0.0%)
You don't watch [House, Lost, Firefly, The West Wing, Farscape, Arrested Development, etc] and I can no longer associate with you. (specify below)
0(0.0%)
I am morally opposed to [Sheppard/Weir, Stargate: Atlantis, science fiction television, fandom squeee, pr0n, yoga, buffet-style religion, redheads]. (specify below)
0(0.0%)
I am morally opposed to journals containing anything *but* [Sheppard/Weir, Stargate: Atlantis, science fiction television, fandom squeee, pr0n, etc]. (specify below)
0(0.0%)
I haven't forgiven you for not finishing ["A Fine Romance", "Second Chances", all those other WIPs I see on your computer with my x-ray vision!]
2(5.4%)
An actual serious reason that I don't wish to discuss in a ticky box.
0(0.0%)
You don't pay enough attention to meeeee!
0(0.0%)
OTHER! (I ran out of options!) (elaborate below)
0(0.0%)
all of the ticked boxes above but I will keep you friended to see if you REFORM! (or: "omg! a poll!1!")
3(8.1%)

and while we're here, how's the new layout?

banner PRETTY! melyanna RULES!
23(52.3%)
I can't read it with the colors like that!
0(0.0%)
Hey, that's my university/high school color!
1(2.3%)
You should force it onto your comment pages so we can see the banner whenever we spam you.
1(2.3%)
... no, you shouldn't. Spare my dialup.
0(0.0%)
There's something else wonky or awesome about it that I'll tell you about in comments.
0(0.0%)
You should illegally upload Over the Rhine songs for us so we can appreciate the text. Or because we're music whores.
2(4.5%)
I'm unfriending you and don't care. Or just regular don't care.
0(0.0%)


Wheee! In real-life news, my sister's parents saved my neurotic little life by intervening and taking it upon themselves to arrange me cat-free housing for the weekend of my sister's senior project and will drive me around so I won't have to stay out until all hours. I feel *very* young for needing this help, but the impending lack of death is indeed delightful. Thanks to those who offered me Words Of Sanity.
 
 
feel: accomplishedaccomplished
hear: Over the Rhine - "Born"
 
 
 
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: generationsamilyn on May 1st, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
You are not "very young". You are family.

When we went to Boston for our belated honeymoon, My 32-year-old husband's (I was 30) aunt and uncle picked us up from the airport, let us crash at their house, drove us around to tourist-y things, then helped us figure out the directions to the next sucker friend who'd agreed to house us for free.

And when you were here visiting, you crashed with A.j. and I picked you up and yelled at moronic drivers and drove you here and cooked for you. Because you're FAMILY.

Not because you couldn't take care of yourself, but because I enjoy and enjoyed your company and wanted to facillitate my options to SEE YOU and cook for you because it made me HAPPY.

So there.
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
Awwww! *squeee and snuggles you* You're so sweet and say such nice things. :)

I guess you're right, actually. Because... my sister's dad travels all the time and is really good about these things, and I don't (which could be true at any age). And we *are* family. Sometimes I fret that they'll start feeling somehow burdened by me and not want me to be their second daughter anymore (because the extended not-quite-family-but-feels-like-it thing means SO MUCH to me that I get silly about it). But that *is* SILLY, because they wouldn't offer to help me if they didn't want to. *loves them so*

And, whatever, I *do* need help! So it all works out. *happys*
Rowan Darkstar: Sam and Daniel - Patiencerowan_d on May 1st, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
UNfriend Little Red?? But..but...I'm still sitting around like the teenaged little fangirl (I'm 32:)), waiting for the fabulous author to notice me and actually friend me.*g*

And you SO do not have to friend me, I'm not in the least offended...:)
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
OMG! *unexplodes brain* HI! Your name has an r and was at the end of the alphabet and was probably after the brain exploding, because I thought I *did* friend you back today! *friends you AGAIN and hopes it sticks*

*giggles at icon and at thought of having teenaged fangirls of my very own*
(no subject) - rowan_d on May 2nd, 2005 02:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ari (creature of dust, child of God)wisdomeagle on May 1st, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
I r morally opposed to Sheppard/Weir but love you ANYHOW. :p But doubt you will reform.

*snuggles*
Little Red: sga - canadian man - elly427mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
We're like... some major historical peace summit that I would like to reference here but I can't because my BRAIN EXPLODED! At any rate. We are that thing that is the thin bridge between Sheppard/Weir and McKay/Weir. And we have exchanged fanfic of The Other Kind as a gesture of truce, and it has BONDED US in deep ways. Yay.

And... er... well, I *may* reform... but probably not. :) *hopes not*
(no subject) - qwirky on May 1st, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - qwirky on May 4th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kitty Pete java lovelyssie on May 1st, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
Dude. Like I'd ever unfriend you. (I think there would have to be Major Angst and Hatefulness, and I really can't see that happening unless our AU selves come here and fight)

And. Pretty!

And, and, you don't write enough. *looks cute*
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
We could fake major angst and hatefulness? "OMG! I... ...." Crap, I can't even think of a fake thing to hate you for. "YOU LIKE SAM TOO MUCH, BITCH!" or "OMG, you write in fandoms I have never heard of and make me feel UNWORDLDY!" or... er... "You hate on old-skool Starbuck an' he iz liek neat-o an' stuff!"

... *has old-skool Starbuck/Sam Carter thought* Huh. That would quickly come to blows. And not in the NC-17 way, most likely.

*looks innocent* You're right. I must write more. Must organize life so have more time and energy to WRITE, yes! And though this isn't open season on *you*, you could write Sparky to inspire me. :) (Although how more Lyssie!fic would inspire my life to get organized... well, that part's still not clear.)
(no subject) - lyssie on May 1st, 2005 04:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lyssie on May 1st, 2005 05:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 05:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: Closer (shewaselectric)astrum_presul on May 1st, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
*clings* That answer your question? ;)
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Awww! *clings to you and your cuteness*

*adopts you, bwahhahahaha*

(If you can get yourself to Savannah on the 23rd, I can... bring you home with me as a carryon, maybe?)
Lytalytarules on May 1st, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
BOXES!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*clicks as many boxes as possible*
Lytalytarules on May 1st, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
*seriously, will never unfriend OMG*
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - liminalliz on May 1st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lytarules on May 1st, 2005 02:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lytarules on May 1st, 2005 03:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lytarules on May 1st, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
clairzastars_like_dust on May 1st, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
... but I don't want to unfriend you! *clings omg*
Little Red: sga - teyla girls only think - lizmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
I had a TICKY BOX FOR THAT! Didn't I?

*clings back, omg*

In other news -- am I closer or farther away to the Lee/Kara epiphany now that I am seeing insane amounts of Starbuck/Apollo slash potential in the old-skool BSG?
rogue equestrian: SGA:: then they done sexelvinborn on May 1st, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
yay for being able to go and not having to worry so much about the housing and such! don't feel young, feel loved and lucky :)

it is my theory that everybody with talent such as yours should really write more. and ticky boxes are fun!
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
*feels very loved and lucky* The universe totally intervenes to save me from my own ridiculousness sometimes. YAY UNIVERSE by way of family!

I *should* write more!! I will command my life to organize itself (or, alternately, for me to not care that it is disorganized) and then there will be FIC. WHEEE!
MegTDJ: House Men - carmendovemeg_tdj on May 1st, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
You don't write (enough) [Doggett/Reyes, Daniel/Janet, Sam/Jack, etc] anymore! (specify below)

Daniel/Janet.

You don't watch [House, Lost, Firefly, The West Wing, Farscape, Arrested Development, etc] and I can no longer associate with you. (specify below)

House (I love how you put it first, btw! ;P).

I am morally opposed to [Sheppard/Weir, Stargate: Atlantis, science fiction television, fandom squeee, pr0n, yoga, buffet-style religion, redheads]. (specify below)

Sheppard/Weir, pr0n, redheads. (kidding!)

I haven't forgiven you for not finishing ["A Fine Romance", "Second Chances", all those other WIPs I see on your computer with my x-ray vision!]

Second Chances.

all of the ticked boxes above but I will keep you friended to see if you REFORM! (or: "omg! a poll!1!")

Waiting on reformation. ;)

There's something else wonky or awesome about it that I'll tell you about in comments.

It's totally YOU! But yeah, thanks for sparing my dial-up. ;)
Little Red: sg - fluffier than thou - lyssiemylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
Daniel/Janet.

Er... *writes fic for you.* EEK! My beta is MIA! I will post anyway, wheee. It is little, and not *too* 'shippy, but hopefully it will tide you over...

And how could I not put House first? My friends-list has EXPLODED with House-love! I downloaded the first few eps but am afraid to watch them because I don't have them all, and you people have shown the skeery addictive properties of it. One of my college friends promises me that it *is* possible to just watch it like a TV show without obsession... but she seems to be in the minority.

redheads. (kidding!)

*eyes you*

Waiting on reformation. ;)

*repents* ... *with fingers crossed*

It's totally YOU! But yeah, thanks for sparing my dial-up. ;)

*delights in the me-ness of lj!* I have spared your dial-up AND your Atlantis 'ship preference, mwah ha ha. I'll just keep the prettiness to myself. :)
(no subject) - meg_tdj on May 1st, 2005 03:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 03:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - meg_tdj on May 1st, 2005 04:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 04:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - meg_tdj on May 1st, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
tarkheena lizzeeen: [SINFUL GIRLFRIEND LOVE]liminalliz on May 1st, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
OMG! *pounces, sexes, adores, praises, blesses, enjoys, and other such SINFULLY THINGS to make YOU blush now, my fiend-ess!*
Little Red: sga - SINFUL Lizzie! - liminallizmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
Eeek! *blushes!*

I like being a fiend-ess!! That sounds like FUN.
Melyanna: River (broken wings)melyanna on May 1st, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Would you believe that I totally didn't like that banner at first? Guess it just needed context, really — and the color scheme looks great. :)

People have Unfriending Days? I am new to the concept. Of course, a couple days ago three people up and unfriended me, which was a little odd. But I hadn't talked to them in forever and we reallly no longer had anything in common, so I suppose it's to be expected.

And I finally located a non-tagged non-iTunes copy of that song I was talking about last time we chatted, so let me know if you want it.

Finally, if we're giving out lists of Things We'd Like Sachi to Do (or something), is there any chance of Sheppard/Weir cuteness (of whatever rating) from you any time soon? I started thinking about my next long fic (of which there's a scene in my journal), and suddenly I can't concentrate on Shep/Weir anymore! MEEEEP!
Little Red: sga - sw not subtle - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
You told me you didn't like it! Maybe it just needed a good home and lots of Little Red adoration?

People totally have random unfriending days. Some people seem to use them as passive-aggressive somethings (I promise, that wasn't my intention. My intention really was the POLL), but most people just want to waive the usual livejournal drama drama drama or want to lighten their own friends-lists.

Ooo! Send music!

I guess I did sort of declare open season on myself... hee. There is TOTALLY a chance of Sheppard/Weir cuteness in the future because of your amazing banner! And because I totally just found a stack of looseleaf ficbits under furniture in my room as I was rearranging. MEEEEEEP! YOU CANNOT LEEEEAVE ME! *staples you to 'ship*

Er. I am Very Sleepy, but sheets are still in the wash, so I will see if I can dig anything up for you now. Otherwise, soon. :)
(no subject) - melyanna on May 1st, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - melyanna on May 4th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - melyanna on May 4th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
señora beaverhausen: [ csi: ny ] burnsombras_azules on May 1st, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
When is International Hump Little Red Day?
Little Red: sga - teyla girls only think - lizmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
... I don't know! I suspect most calendar dates have already been claimed...
pellucid: wants to kiss her (by phrenitis)pellucid on May 1st, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
*clings*
*would never ever ever unfriend you OMG!*
(not even if you never finish another fic EVER!!!!)
(except...feel free to finish "Second Chances" if you want to...)

And new LJ very pretty indeed!
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
(not even if you never finish another fic EVER!!!!)

Wow! *is warm and fuzzy now* YAY! I am more than just my unfinished fanfic ;)

(which is a good thing, given my track record!)

(but I will tryyyyyy!! besyd has promised to beta and keeps subliminally messaging me and everything.)

Mmm. Love your icon.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on May 1st, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
*loves* OMFG, woman! (a) would not unfriend, omfg! (b) See above for family/friend/want to comments re: your upcoming trip. And yay!squee for being able to go. Is it Atlanta? Say hi to my sister (the one I like) for me while you're there. *g*
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on May 1st, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
'Tis Savannah, not Atlanta! But it feels like half my friends-list has connections in Atlanta, so apparently that's the place to be. But I'll say hi to your sister's state.

*staples you to friendslist, wheeeee*
fycaidle_dreamer on May 1st, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
Ok...so I didn't unfriend you of course...who could truly unfriend their fanfic goddess? Really! But I did of course vote in the poll, because while you're still on the flist, I haven't forgiven you for not finishing AFR, aka the greatest fanfic EVER.

*tries to look mad*

*fails*

*hugs LR instead*
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
BWAH HA HA. You know I put that poll response just for youuuuuu. :-P