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17 September 2003 @ 12:25 am
knock a little louder, sugar  
So here's the thing about me. I like to jump on bandwagons, but usually only way after the band wagon has departed, and I have to run after it, waving my arms frantically and then maybe I catch up and some kind soul has to help me on and I'm out of breath and wow this metaphor *definitely* got way the hell away from me, didn't it?

The point of this is: I'm stealing hackthis's idea of asking all y'all who read me to leave a comment, say what's up, wave, whatever. Tell me why you're here, tell me your favorite color, what your opinion of mayonaisse is, what your favorite baseball team is if you're from the US and you know, feel free to make one up if you're not *G*. Talk to me about the Crocodile Hunter and Iron Chef and just generally introduce yourselves.

To get the ball rolling: Hi, I'm Nifra. I like comic books and cigarettes and coffee and cheese (those all start with c....how strange...). I'm an undergraduate student at a college in New York state studying *gasp* creative writing (read: will starve in streets of big city when I graduate). I've managed to share a brain with a very, very neurotic Clark Kent ever since watching my first Smallville epi, wish that I lived in Hobbiton because *dude* round doors, lots of food and pipeweed, and would be willing to drywall for a living if I could work for/stare at/stalk/drool over Xander Harris. I listen to music loudly and Quizilla tells me that if I were to be a dysfunctional care bear, I'd be Hooligan Bear.

So, make some noise!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Poe - Hey Pretty
Bean: I rule!barely_bean on September 17th, 2003 04:32 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm Caro. I read you because I like to wear your insides as a hat. And make you write me porn.

*kisses my niflet*
pure FORESHADOWING: willing kleptonifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
You know, they do look pretty good as a hat. But they look better as INSIDES!
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Jonathan Toews does not want a sandwich.: Scary Facessvmadelyn on September 17th, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)
Okay, I shall play.

I am Madelyn. I too am a college student, majoring in both English and Political Science. Not sure what I'm doing with the first one anymore and I have ended up with a history minor because they were the only classes open by the time I had been allowed to register each semester. It's worked out surprisingly well.

Moving right along...

I'm in Wisconsin, which means that I have access to some pretty kick-ass cheese...

*stares up at yet another comment she never foresaw herself leaving in another blog*

Um...yes. I too enjoy cheese, I make a mean fondue, and cheesecake (are you in love with me just yet?) Another c-word I enjoy is chocolate, and you really haven't studied for an all nighter properly until you've eaten chocolate covered coffee beans. *nods knowingly* They take getting used to sometimes, but they are *deadly*.

Hmm. I need something fandom-y to say now: I read both the badfic and the goodfic and embrace them both wholeheartedly, though I'm glad to say yours falls in the latter category and that would be why I'm here. :D

*has made enough noise now*
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 04:47 am (UTC)
Lol! Ain't no such thing as too much noise darling...and yes, yes I am madly in love with you if you can make cheesecake. CHEESECAKE! Good *god* woman...if I could make cheesecake I'd probably be like nine hundred pounds because I'd just make it and eat it every day for every meal.

And chocolate covered coffee beans must be what they mean whey they say ambrosia. Some people will try to tell you that they mean something fruity or honeyish, but don't let them fool you -it's java and chocolate all the way...

Anyway! *waves* Welcome - and am muchly glad you like my fic. *bounces*
Adoable Frunk: The Podlyra_sena on September 17th, 2003 04:42 am (UTC)
I friended you/read you because...ummm. Well. You'd kinda kill me if I didn't?


oh, and you gave me a code and set up my LJ for me. Yeah. So those are my reasons.

pure FORESHADOWING: The Podnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 04:49 am (UTC)
Good reasons, all of them. *smiles sweetly*
celli on September 17th, 2003 04:52 am (UTC)
*shakes your hand* Hi. Celli. Nice to meet you!

I like romance novels and Mt. Dew and chocolate. I'm an ex-smoker, or possibly a recovering smoker considering the number of relapses I've had. I've never been to New York. I like mayonnaise, which is probably a bad thing, overall. I am caretaker to two cats, a misogynistic parrot, and a plant that I think my father loves more than me. I hate doing dishes and I just remembered I left a load of laundry in the washer. Shit. I am lucky enough to have two twins, and am the oldest of four, five, or nine, depending on how you look at it.

Um, I love writing, in case you hadn't noticed, and pretty much live for it. I'm getting a graduate degree as a roundabout way of financing my accounting career, and the accounting career is a roundabout way of financing my writing career. Much to my surprise, I fell in love with accounting along the way. Wish I could say the same for college.

Yeah, that's pretty much me. :)
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 04:55 am (UTC)
Lol - Laundry *sucks*. Like, a lot, more than I can express, even. I hate doing it so much that I pitch a fit every time I have to. Thusly, let me express my deepest condolences about your laundry problem.

You've got to come up to New York, babe. Maybe your ex-smokerness will rub off on me? *looks hopeful*

Probably not. Dammit.

I love *your* writing, by the way, and accounting? Someone's got to do it, and I'm glad you love it and that the someone who has to do it isn't me. *nods vehemently*
lastscorpion on September 17th, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
Hmm. All righty, then. I like coffee and cheese and comic books, too. I haven't been a college student for a long, long time -- possibly longer than you've been alive. I friended you because I like following along in "Deeper Season," which is an extremely nifty story, IMO.
pure FORESHADOWING: profilenifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:12 am (UTC)
Coffee and cheese and comic books - what more do you need from life? *G*

Glad you like ADS - and that you've stuck with me, *G*. I work slowly but surely, emphasis on surely. I think.
Jessicaeternaltwilite on September 17th, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
*peaks out from lurkerdom*

Um, hi! I'm Jessica, and I am a perpetual lurker all over the fandom. I'm in the corner of it all. I'm not in college, although I was for about a year. I'm unemployed right now, because I got laid off about 3 weeks ago. I like loud rock music, all things Buffy, Angel & Smallville, making websites, and I too am a "recovering smoker", because you all got me thinking. I can't really be an ex-smoker if I keep smoking once in a while, huh? *sigh*

Well, I friended you because I stumbled across A Deeper Season and fell in love. Love I tell you! It's pure and true and I sit here waiting for more parts!

And? I decided I needed new friends. Yay you!

*smiles, waves and crawls back to lurkerland*
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC)
Yay me, indeed - hey there! So glad you're enjoying ADS - god. I never thought it would end up being this long - chapter seven? 27 pages or so, and that's not as long as some of the others...*shakes head* But glad you enjoy it, long winded as it may be.

And recovering smoker? Not me. Oh no, I'm only a semi-apologetic perpetual smoker. *blows smoke ring to demonstrate*
Cat: SouthPark Catakacat on September 17th, 2003 05:47 am (UTC)

Hi, I'm Cat.

I like comic books and cats and chocolate, and pretty boys doing naughty things to each other. I'm not sure what I'm doing here, but I know I'm enjoying it. (Loved the recent recaps, btw.) I got a computer science degree many years ago and use it wisely, but I would happily spend my day typing and filing for the chance to stare at Lex Luthor all day long.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 06:17 am (UTC)
Lol - glad you enjoyed the recaps, they were fun to right. And really, wouldn't we *all* spend the day typing and filing if it meant Lex-staring time? I think we would.
Tiny Timmy Tokyo: classy_kevinslodwick on September 17th, 2003 06:07 am (UTC)
Hi. My name is slod. I'm here because you like Smallville, and you're a downright hoot to chat with. My favorite color is either silver or dark blue. I enjoy mayonaisse when applied to certain sandwiches, especially when combined with mustard, but not so much when it's sitting in the fridge with the egg parts and the oily parts all separated-like. I'm not terribly into baseball (though I did root for the D-Backs when I lived in Phoenix), but I really enjoy watching college football. I live in northern Indiana, so it's pretty much law that I root for Notre Dame. I don't know much about the Crocodile Hunter, but I enjoy Australian accents. And, finally, I've never seen the Iron Chef.

Whew! Anything else you'd like to know, just ask. *g*
Tiny Timmy Tokyo: elitist_bitchslodwick on September 17th, 2003 06:09 am (UTC)

I forgot to mention that I'm a snobby, overly-sensitive elitist bitch who does her best not to contribute to the carbon dioxide in the world. Those plants will get what they deserve.

*shakes fist at shrubbery*
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Kakashi Chanserabut on September 17th, 2003 06:19 am (UTC)
Hi there,

My name's Nina and I too am an active lurker. Friended you because your SV fics kick ass. :)

About myself? I am a Malaysian, and consequently, the stuff on my LJ is frequently incomprehensible, though still recognisable as English. I make more sense on my other blog. But yeah. That's it. :)

Huh. Yeah. Love your writing (saying it again, because it's TRUE. ^_^)
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 06:22 am (UTC)
Hi there Nina - Malaysian? Wow. *blinks, and is somewhat ashamed of small, New York centric world view*

Thank you for saying such nice things about my writing - I'm so glad you enjoy it!
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dolimir_k on September 17th, 2003 10:26 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm K (short for Kathleen). I'm a paralegal in Kansas (who will be in the Big Apple next week for the IFP conference). I have a son who's almost 21 and a cat who's almost 14. I friended you because I read one of your stories on SSA and had to know if you had a LJ and scoured around until I found you. Writing is my passion and I love to read the journals of other writers. It makes me feel less alone in pursuing my dream. Of course, I'm a lot older than the rest of you, but hey, age is just a state of mind, right?
pure FORESHADOWING: profilenifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hey there K - you actually live in Kansas? Too perfect! *G* And damn *straight* age is just a state of mind. *waves* Glad you found me!
Anne: CLextobyfan on September 17th, 2003 12:29 pm (UTC)
Hi Nifra,

I'm Anne and I found your journal via someone else's LJ. I am a somewhat new SV fan, having discovered it in February of this year. I am reading A Deeper Season but haven't finished the most recent chapter yet. I really enjoy your writing.

I've been in slash since 2001 and my first ``boys" were Toby and Chris from Oz. I still write them.

My favorite color is yellow. *g*
pure FORESHADOWING: far too young and clevernifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh Toby and Chris....*oh* Toby and Chris....*eyes glaze over and she goes off into happy-land internally*

I adore Chris. Really, really, really *really* adore Chris -- and Toby's awesome, too, but Chris is the one that gets me every time. I'm not sure why, or what it is about him. I also love Schillinger from Oz, and here's why: he's one of the most interesting villains I've seen on TV, and I feel weird labeling him as a villain actually. Because he is a *terrible* human being, but there are so many bad guys on that show...

Okay, will stop rambling. *G* Glad you like my stories, and yay Oz!
lexcorp_hope on September 17th, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm Hope. I read you because you wrote a story I really liked, and the whole grasping to be OTP with Lyra_Sena was cute. ;) My favorite color is forest green, I think mayo is NASTY, my favorite baseball team is the Baltimore Orioles. Crikey, that crocodile huntah gets on my nuhvs! Unless a friend is imitating him, and then I think he's a blooming GEEENyus! Iron Chef rocks. What kind of cigarettes?
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:34 pm (UTC)
Kamel Reds, and occasionally Nat Sherman mints - but only when I'm feeling classy. (Which, being a poor college kid, isn't terribly often.) I really kind of want to get one of those thirties cigarette holders; I feel like it would be a way to make my smoking more acceptable to family and friends.

Iron chef *does* rock; Sakai's my favorite. He's always saying things like "I've never cooked with this before. We'll see how it works out" and then pulling these genius concoctions out of his sleeves.

And you? What kind of cigs do you smoke? *G*
Aelita: whipaelita on September 17th, 2003 01:25 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm Aelita and I'm not as scary as people tend to believe. *g* Just ask tstar78. I like writing but I like reading good fic better, which brings us to the reason I friended you. I came for the fics, but I stay and enjoy pretty much everything you post. Plus you have good taste in graphic novels. *g* I currently reside in NY, the city of best cheesecakes in the world. Oh, damn. Now you know my biggest weakness. I do love cheese and never go without having at least five kinds in my fridge. And don't even mention coffee in front of me unless you have a cup you're willing to give up. Though I prefer making my coffee the old-fashioned way. Finely grinded Italian or Turkish arabica made in turka on stovetop.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
*holds out coffee cup, while greedily gulping her own*

I think it says something about me that the idea of making coffee on a stovetop totally sent me into a tailspin. I sat here and tried to figure it out, and couldn't, and as reassurance I went and made some with my automatic machine. *pets coffee maker*

And mmmm....cheesecake....

Also - did you hear that the newest Sandman just came out? What is that, number 12 now?
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Lesbian Geek Extraordinaretaskir on September 17th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm Taskir. I'm in my second year of Massage Therapy at a small technical college in Minnesota. I also work forty-to-fifty hours a week between two separate jobs, so I am often busy and often tired.
My taste in music, movies, books, and television is wide-ranging and somewhat eclectic. I used to be called eccentric, but now I welcome the title of weird. :)
I try to write both fanfic and original fiction, but I'm not so great at either. The problem is that I enjoy it, so therefore I have an LJ and a DLand page to inflict other unsuspecting people on the planet with my lack of originality and talent. For other aspects of this 'love-to-but-not-good-at-it' problem, See also: Karaoke.
As an offshoot of both the fic writing and years of role-playing, I have many different people living in my head. Usually we all get along fine, but it's difficult when you have very little money and your Inner Gay Men want to take you shopping.
I have an odd sense of humor. I'm often sarcastic or teasing. Sometimes people don't get that. I'm a Sagittarius, so I also have problems with my tact or lack thereof.

I friended you because I was looking for other stories written for isagel's e.e.cummings challenge, and thought your entry was lovely. Plus, when I ran the '50 Best Non-Friends' thingy, your name was on the list.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC)
I have this sneaking suspicion that no one is really good at Karaoke - not even Pavarotti. People always say they're good at it, but I dispute that. I want proof. I think it's all a sham.

I'm glad you enjoyed my entry for the ee cummings challenge - but slap me upside the head for an ignorant fool, I don't know what the "50 Best Non-Friends" thingy is. Can you explain?
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-_-echoskeleton on September 17th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hi there. I'm Becca, yet another college student (currently a humanities major, but looking to transfer somewhere I can major in Art History because I don't plan on doing anything useful with my life). Let's see, about me... Well, I just noticed that all my notes for class are covered with doodlings of giant, bloodshot eyes, obtuse triangles, and transparent cubes, and I'm currently wondering what that says about my psyche.

I'm at school right now, and in the midst of that eternal dilemma: study, or read porn? On the one hand, I have a test at one. On the other: porn. *sighs* It's always such a hard choice.

pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 17th, 2003 05:39 pm (UTC)
Read the porn, read the porn, read the porn...*says the woman who has a paper due in two hours that is sitting, half finished, in her word proccessor*

Don't worry about the doodles too much - except, you know, if you start drawing babies and putting spikes through them or something. That'd be a little weird.
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