Is there such a thing out there as a Fandom Dictionary? Sort of along the lines of the Urban Dictionary, only fen-centric?
I'm also picturing something sort of along the lines of something cross between Urban Dictionary, LJ, and Slashdot, with a little bit of E2 thrown in for good measure.
Entries: in alphabetical order, with Urban Dictionary/E2 style definitions. Comments, LJ style. Ratings on comments and definitions, Slashdot-style, with /. style threading, even, perhaps. E2-style related links at the bottom. E2 node-ranking on the entries overall. Sweet, flexible, internal search engine.
Hell, that would be good for anything, not just a fandom dictionary thing. Any thing where you've got an environment with things that need defining, and multiple users doing it, and people who want to comment on it but not define, and enough people doing it so that you need to sort out the crap from the actual content. You could even restrict people who were allowed to make definitions -- only certain users, all registered users, or even anonymous users.
For various reasons, I've left the parenting communities I was in.
At work the other night, the Sarcastic Monitor (I like her) was calling the Lead Monitor "woman". The Old Lady Monitor came in mid-discussion about how they were always "women", "ladies", "sweethearts", or something of the like.
I was departing. "Later, dudes," I called out.
General laughter. Commentary from the Sarcastic Monitor.
The Lunatic goes to the store to get an umbrella and salt.
The Lunatic comes back with:
Arizona kiwi/strawberry drink
a replacement shower caddy (whee! All the stuff fits!)
a shiny little gift bag for the Birthday Present of Doom (belated) for Darkside
a new laundry basket
another sparklyshinynot-get-hit-by-car flasher-thingy
...and an umbrella.
Arguably all needed things. Just -- not on the list. Except for the umbrella. And they didn't have salt in the right size container, so I didn't get any, as we aren't out yet.
Went to the plasma place late. Unforseeable delays there (everyone else decided to go there then too) so I was waiting an hour and a half longer than I normally do. This made me an hour late for writing group.
Which was because of the funky bus schedule.
Every now and then I just find myself singing. Evidently I have a voice for it -- untrained, but still a voice.
Tonight I've been singing snatches of the chorus from "Banned from Argo". It's a very singable little ditty.
I need to reinstall Winamp.