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Netbook: proper fucked

Connie's classes also include Vague Cultural Sensitivity (Sociology), You Took This Math in High School Right? (Algebra) & Try Not To Set It On Actual Fire OK? ("Computer Systems" (tear-it-apart-and-put-it-together class))
http://twitter.com/azurelunatic/statuses/10252401251

3:16 AM 3/10/2010
Drewface has been plotting meta. Pointed out that there are more layers than he thinks.

3:34 AM 3/10/2010
Whee I was helpful on the Mortal Instruments email list. It has a lot of young fangirls who have never been on an email list before, and am fairly sure that Cassie has not actually run an email list before. This has been resulting in Cassie doing a lot of reiterating of things that should be basic "good g-d, fangirls, there's such a thing as basic list politeness, were not you taught this when you were thirteen? oh. you *are* thirteen. i see." -- and no actual list of mailing list rules. BUT NO MORE! Now there is a list of rules! I compiled some of the things that come up an awful lot, and she added more things, and now it is linked in the email footer, and maybe it will get read!

10:08 AM 3/10/2010
Have come up with classes for Raven and Mike; I will get them into a class schedule later. (I do not do this because it is important for the audience to know their class schedule. I do this because it is important for continuity that their class schedule be solid and sane, to provide an underlying structure of time-grounding and realism. You cannot just go fight demons: you have to actually attend class. Some of the classes may never be relevant to the plot and may never show up except for when Connie needs to mention a class she's doing homework for, or has a test in.

In keeping with the Connie-is-not-actually-me theme, Connie does not get the faceblindness, because it is one throwaway joke. In any case, Connie would have had less of an opportunity to keep the faceblindness; she was raised differently.

5:18 PM 3/10/2010
Inbox looking a little more tame.

Not entirely diurnal today either, nope.

5:32 PM 3/10/2010
I am consumed with giggles at the name of [community profile] shareandsharealike, which is a comm for fic/meta with consensual non-monogamy. I would guess that definitely one, maybe two, possibly three of the people reading my journal know why that's so.

5:59 PM 3/10/2010
I think the "kinkmeme" format fic festival has done a lot to encourage new authors. Why? Because there are no expectations that any given person will do something (no pressure), and no need to sign your name to something unless you want to.

The format here:
A kind fan creates a journal specific to the kink meme, and allows anonymous commenting, and sets out rules for the party, including what fandom(s) and theme(s) are allowed. Often this is for a Great Big Movie that's just been released. The rules include people leaving prompts (within the bounds of the themes allowed by the rules), anonymously or under their own names as they choose, people filling the prompts (again, anonymously or not), and people thanking the authors.

7:01 PM 3/10/2010
I am ow, just a bit. Lacey mentioned ... something. Or other. I think it was hot tubbing. But that sounds like a wonderful, wonderful plan right now.

9:10 PM 3/10/2010
Thaaat went well. (Already told Twitter and IRC about this) So I got to the hot tub, and the key that I thought was supposed to be the hot tub key? Didn't work. And the crash bar didn't respond to hopeful prodding over the top from my cane. Disappointing. Will be going to the office tomorrow to inquire about the key.

This would have been, what, the second time I'd attempted to go to the hot tub while living here? The first time, I was having key troubles but the people already in there let me in and said that the lock was a lemon. This time, nobody there. :(

10:17 PM 3/10/2010
Aiiigh, meat-juice-leak in refrigerator. :(

11:23 PM 3/10/2010
The more I look at the world of the strongly-gender-binaried, the more I realize how ever-loving miserable I would be in that world. [The remainder of this ramble got long.] This lengthy epiphany is brought to us by that icon meme on DW (which I really have too many icons for) and the examination of Connie's life.

3:04 AM 3/11/2010
(but I don't have any messages) So sometime during the writing of that long screed, I checked my voicemail. Hello, Best Buy. What's that you say? The hard drive and RAM on Disaster Area are proper fucked? Great. D:
What's that you say? They're not actually covered by the manufacturer's warranty? And not a year after I purchased it? And the cost to replace them is going to be upwards of $200?
[personal profile] exor674 provided a sanity check, for which I am very happy, saying that actually that's a pretty reasonable estimate for a replacement 2.5" SATA HD and netbook-sized RAM.

At the very least, they have tested it for me, and confirmed that it's not just the hard drive. I FEEL FANTASTIC, WHY DO YOU ASK?

3:20 AM 3/11/2010
I don't think I'm going to ask what else could go wrong, because many things could, and I do not think that I would like to know what they are.

6:19 AM 3/11/2010
Hmm. I seem to still be awake! Perhaps today is a good day for the farmers market!

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Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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