April 21st, 2005




Several emails, comments to reply to, entries I wanted to reply to that are slipping further down on the friends page..
Other than that, I am doing quite okay. Finished reading the book of the month yesterday, will probably finish off Evangelion tonight. After it gets dark. Too much glare on my TV during daylight.

Yesterday was a pretty good day.. Went for a walk, took photos, read, watched anime.

Interesting feature of LJ that I am pretty sure isn't documented anywhere:
Sakura - Strength and Beauty

Fun with website stats and other stuff


Second after search strings (have very few of those for now), referrers are my favorite things to look at.
And since I post images off my site on LJ, a lot of my referrers are people's friends pages, especially when posting in communities.

Few people read their friends page filtered. Here are the filters I have seen so far:

"Not RPG"
"read this stuff"
"communities" (I bet a lot of people don't know about ?show=C and have filters like this - multiple people had a group by this name)
"fun communities"
"work content"
"group one"

Do you have any strangely named filters?

I could read my stats pages for hours.. er, I probably did.
Nothing major or even moderate accomplished today. Procrastination.

Mental health: doing better.
It felt really good to put my depression into words in that entry to my "support group" filter the other day. Not sure if it's even a "first step," maybe it's just putting both my feet down on the ground, looking around trying to figure out which direction I should go. It feels great to have people I can tell it all to, instead of worrying that people will defriend me because they don't like whining. Been posting a lot of locked or filtered stuff recently, but I seem to be going more public again. Been hanging around communities, posting comments at my normal frequency.

Kitty: yay.
Odessa graced me with her presence today, for a period of time that might have been as much as half an hour. She gave me hugs and snuggles, and then we sat out on my balcony for a while, enjoying the sunlight and life in general. I took some photos, but they turned out pretty dark.. and I can't just turn up the brightness in photoshop, because there are sunlit areas that would turn damn near white if I do.. Need to learn more tricks.
Anyway, having her give me attention after she's been practically ignoring me for over a week felt really good. ^_^

And now she's here again, sitting on my lap while I type. ^_^

oslo_fotoblog is being cranky and refusing to update again. Looks like it timed out, then LJ decides to wait three hours before trying again. Feh.

Maybe I'm the only one who sees this as attention-seeking.. anyhow..
What are the reasons you read my journal/have friended me?

Some of you are people I know from outside of LJ.. other reasons I can think of is that I might be an interesting person (but I know that's not the case with everyone), some may be here for the photos, or the bits of esoteric Naruto data, perhaps even some for the "your pain is my entertainment" factor. >_>
I'm pretty sure no one is here for the LJ icons I make.. I don't even post all of them here, there are more on my site.
So, comments telling me why you read me are appreciated, especially from the people I don't know very well yet.

Edit: (forgot to add this when initially posting) souvraya: Noticed you completed the last file. Have added more. Didn't think you'd finish so soon. Also, are you using any IM services? It'd be nice to be able to talk to you to troubleshoot speed issues, and other things.
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Rock Lee - 愛!



I would like to thank a myriad of people in childfree for repeatedly praising this TV series.
I would like to thank rekenner for directing me to a torrent site I could download it from.

It didn't take me long into the first episode to start liking it - and near this end, I had this overwhelming sense of déjà vu - seconds later I realized I had previously seen that part - my mind raced - where, when? - It's a fairly new series, there's no way it could've aired in Norway yet, and I don't watch TV.

It was on the TV while I was in Florida.

And I remember wishing I could have seen the entire thing from the beginning, so I could have context. I didn't watch it until the end that time, just those few minutes.

I love it already. I love the doctor who can hate humanity, but labor to save a single life. That's how I feel.. each single life is infinitely precious, but humanity as a whole can just curl up and die for all I care. It's one of those things that both make sense and not at the same time.

Reminds me of that scene in Bleach where Rukia is trying to get Ichigo to commit to the duty of a shinigami.. to save them all, not just the ones in front of his eyes. I know that if someone was dying in right in front of me I'd try to save them. Couldn't just stand there and do nothing.. But I have no desire to save humanity.

I was browsing through sluts4choice earlier today, and came across a link to a site with abortion "facts".. pro-life slanted. Watched a well made flash video inform that "Since 1973, over 40 million children have lost their lives to abortion." (And that's just in the United States, according to this site)

And all I could think of is how thankful I am that those lives aren't burdening the earth. I am also glad I am not religious, and thus I don't have to worry about going to hell for thinking that. <_<
Don't get me wrong, I think abortions are horrible things. But I think the same thing about pregnancy and childbirth. I wish people would eliminate the need for abortions, but a lot of people have no sense of responsibility. And accidents happen. I wish it was easier and cheaper to get sterilized.

Does my anti-reproduction stance offend anyone? I'd like to say "comment anonymously if you want" but there's no such thing as anonymous here. With the IP address, I could probably figure out the poster's identity. No one else would know, but I would.

I wish LJ had a setting for logging the IP addresses of non-friends. I don't log the IP addresses of registered users as a courtesy and sign of trust, but I'd really just like to extend it to friended users, not everyone. Anyone who would comment less or stop commenting if I started logging all IPs?

I sometimes don't comment where I normally would in communities where logging is enabled - particularly to that jerk who kept spamming his gmail invites in katamari_damacy. I mean jeez, talk about inappropriate. But I didn't want him to have my IP address, so I stayed silent.

Yare yare.. another long entry from me today. Am I bothering anyone? Am I bothering anyone by constantly asking if I am bothering anyone? =P

Heading to bed in a few minutes, good night people. <3
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