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26 September 2004 @ 03:30 pm
Round it up.  
All right. So you know those days that you have where you feel really hot and sexy and then all of a sudden you trip and fall and flash that really good looking guy? Yeah, well, today I was feeling the hot, feeling the cute, and then all of a sudden? The button on my jeans popped.

This is either a sign from God that I a) need to lose weight, and do it NOW or b) stop buying cheap ass jeans. I can't tell which. But it concerns me, nonetheless.

Also -- I just read thamiris' really thought provoking post about Fannish Identity as Text . Now, this is something I think about ALL THE DAMNED TIME. It's not a worry, so much, as a curiosity and I think it's something that we're not aware of as we type up these entries/read our flist. Because everything we put into these livejournals is another clue as to the real flesh and blood person typing, and I think that part of the reason there are such misinterpretations is that LJ posts are heavily filtered in terms of what they let through of the author. I mean, I know I think sometimes that I come across as a fandom puppy of sorts -- all wagging tale and bouncing exuberance. Which, you know, is not wholly inaccurate. I am that sometimes. But -- gah. I really don't know where I'm going with this. *laughs* Mainly just this is something that gets me thinking a lot, and I think that LJ freaks me out a great deal of the time, because I can't get an accurate picture of myself or anyone else, really, by reading it.

*furrows brow* I didn't say one thing that made sense in that whole paragraph. Well, *grins* go read Tham's entry -- she says it more eloquently than I can.
 
 
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BUT HARRY STYLESestrella30 on September 26th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I definitely think about this a lot. I think, to some extent, I am in person how I seem on lj. I'm kinda loud and talkative and love fandom and squee over pretty boys and have no problem talking to anybody about anything.

That being said, there's quite often a LOT more going on in my life than I indicate or talk about on my lj, and while it's not fair to say "You don't know things I'm really going through" because I'm not talking about it, it's *also* not fair to think, "Oh, nothing's going on in Nancy's life because if there was she'd talk about it" and think that the loud, talkative, squeeing fangirl is really *all* there is.

There was quite a long post about this sometime back, and I'd love to find the link again, because it was basically saying that yes, this is a lj, which is ultimately *your* journal, but no one, if you want friends or people to read you, will write every little personal thing on it, because that would lead to 10 posts a day about man problems and girl problems and sex problems and eating problems and really, who would want to hear it?

I think you're very lucky if you're able to meet someone *from* the lj persona you have in real life, and form a friendship that goes outside and beyond lj and fandom and all of what everyone else sees on the surface, into who and what you really are. Like how Tracey and I are, and how I'm guessing you and lyra are in real life. If it weren't for who you were online, you wouldn't have gotten to where you are now, but where you are now SO far surpasses what you are on lj to your other 130 friends.

Uhm, wow. *blushes* Sorry about the babbling, this is just something I always find so interesting. (And yay! Maybe I'll get to talk to you about it in person when I SEE you in October!!)