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Archie and . . .

On the off chance that any of you are interested in but don't yet know to whom Archie has proposed, don't click on this cut.

If this is true, than Archie is an idiot. Personally, I think he's just practicing here, with Veronica along for moral support and ring approval, but Shog keeps saying, "These are financially challenging times." *annoyed*

Yes, I'm really concerned about this. I grew up reading Archie, as did my mother. She'll be powerfully annoyed.

In other news, I read seven newspapers and thirteen articles today while doing laundry. I love Arts & Letters Daily! I was also trapped under the umbrella on my porch during a violent thunder storm this afternoon; it was exciting, really, until the lightning struck the ground just over my railing. o.O And the Wii Fit thinks I'm 27. *huggles it* I'm not doing much training, but I take the body test every day; do any of you have a Wii Fit? Does the "Oh!" when you step on the board piss you off, too? *snorts*

Lastly, a poll because I was asked yesterday why I willingly surrendered my "BNF-dom." *snorts loudly*

Poll #1407447 BNF-dom and you!
This poll is closed.

I keep a big flist because I'm

really chatty and have time to read 500+ journals.
2(6.9%)
a BNF, and my flist size is how I advertise that fact.
0(0.0%)
too lazy to trim the journals I no longer read.
6(20.7%)
not willing to unflock on LJ and don't want to exclude people from reading my journal.
6(20.7%)
sure that it would hurt people's feelings if I were to defriend their journals.
7(24.1%)
an evil, information-gathering bot!
8(27.6%)
I picked my old reason for not trimming my flist; obviously, I got over that—but I'm sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings by conducting my recent purge. Size is relative, of course, but 244 137 journals are much easier to manage than 903, and I miss knowing who is on my flist.

Comments

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iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
People clearly like and respect you, what with the not asking you rude things. *g* Excellent! But I believe my questioner wasn't trying to be rude (I didn't take it that way); she was just boggling over the concept of damaging one's popularity. The thing is, popularity is overrated. *coughs*

Perhaps I'll be less of an asshat magnet once everyone I've defriended gets around to defriending me. ;) And I may not be done with the trimming because the 244 remaining journals are still a lot to wade through; I tried and gave up last night (it would help if I made a comms filter, I think). I suck. I'm hoping that I'll have more energy for flisting once the move-in is complete. *hopes*
accioslash
May. 29th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Seriously, you get the weirdest-ass questions. You must have an invisible sign on your forehead that says, "if you have something batshit to say, by all means contact me!"
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I think the sign is actually on my ass; the sign is big, and my forehead isn't big enough to handle it. ;)
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fodirteg
May. 29th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
(is bot, but you knew that...)
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
*are not bot; are stalker*

Hee!
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fodirteg
May. 29th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
And, I'm sure Archie will have a change of heart. Has to. The end.
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
He'd better, the abject ass!
the_minx_17
May. 29th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I'll admit that I am lazy. I did finally go through LJ and 86 everyone who is on my IJ acct. Double posts so not double the fun. But, as far as IJ goes... it is pure ass laziness that keeps my flist so high. I mean, really, I don't flock anything so I have no idea why I have some many people on my list.
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Because you write kick-ass fic, woman!
alisanne
May. 29th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
*giggles*
Is bot. Now if only I could master Russian...
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Hahahahahahahaha!
darkhawkhealer
May. 29th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
And by 'not wanting to hurt peoples feelings', I think I have a grand total of three people I would defriend, and after communities or fic journals, I'm friends with...*counts*...a grand total of NINE people, and then I watch like three more, because their public personas fascinate me.

*easily amused*

And also: Oh, please! You know he's not going to stay with her. She's shallow and demanding and even more high-maitenance than I am! And even IF he's spineless (which he is), and whipped (which he is), eventually he's going to realise he made a huge mistake and come crawling back.

I can only hope that Betty will have taken that time to become a lesbian with Cheryl. *cough*
iulia_linnea
May. 29th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Ahahahahahahahahaha about Betty. *glee*

I don't think I'm actually done with the defriending; I'm flisting and seeing how it goes. I'm coming around to the idea that keeping people on-flist because they want to be here but never comment or update their own journals (or don't reply to my comments to their journals) isn't worth doing unless they're simply fascinating to me for some reason.

I agree about Archie! He's better off with Betty; Veronica should marry Jughead. I'm not sure why this is so important to me. *snorts*
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lapillus
May. 29th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
At the moment I'm working a front desk job which about 80% has nothing to do and they don't mind me web browsing (and it I find it less annoying to be interrupted in the middle of a web page than a book page for some reason), so it makes for lots of reading (although it does make me wish that folks would save NSFW icons for comments).
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
The icon issue has come up for me, too, usually in front of an elderly family member. It's especially embarrassing when the NSFW icon is vague, but the family member in question knows exactly what she's looking at. *meeps*
idea_of_sarcasm
May. 29th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
F-list - well, I'm no help on the poll as my flist is amazingly small :)

I'm just commenting because you're the first person I've seen mention the Archie thing, ha. I grew up on those comics, and even though I haven't read them in years, I'm 'omg wtf' at the fact that they resolved anything, let alone the fact they're going to resolve it with Veronica :( I could take the high ground and pretend it's all about messages to young girls but really...I'm 'wtf' for other reasons.

We all know he's whipped - but really?
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I know! Moronic!Archie! But I still maintain that it's misdirection; he just can't marry V. *eyes him*
scarlettdragon7
May. 29th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
my father likewise grew up reading Archie [and other comics] and he felt that making Archie pick between them would ruin the comic.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
I suppose they think they need to enliven it a bit. I wonder if we'll get the cheating and divorce if he does marry V.? That would be plenty lively. *snorts*
qzee
May. 29th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
I couldn't help but pic the "evil, information-gathering bot!" option because, well, it was irresistable. Please forgive me!
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Nothing to forgive—it made me giggle! ;)
missingkeys
May. 29th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
Hmm. Nearly put 'A BNF...' because I was going to joke that I was.

But yes. Not sure if the answer was about you or me. *is ill*
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
It's about you, but the poll's tongue-in-cheek. I never thought about myself as a BNF and found it bizarre to be asked about surrendering my status as if the world might end for me on LJ because of it. *raises brow*
themadlurker
May. 29th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
Not even an Archie reader, and I can't believe the story is that simple. There's got to be a twist in there somewhere.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
That's what I hope! I haven't read it in years, but I still don't want Archie to marry V. *shakes head*
tudorpot
May. 29th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
I must admit I keep some on my flist despite having never commenting, and very little in common, because their posts are just a hoot- not intentionally- just can't stop looking- and grinning. I'm evil that way.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Hee! That's not evil; that's fun. ;)
shyfoxling
May. 31st, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
You forgot "I am a sick obsessive who actually wants to keep on reading everything, even as the list becomes more and more un-keep-up-with-able." So I picked "bot" :P

I think I may have misunderstood the poll. Were you asking about our own flist habits (assuming they do include large flists), or what we thought your personal reason might be for yours?

Edited at 2009-05-31 02:38 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Jun. 1st, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Hee!

I was talking about your flisting habits, but it was v. tongue-in-cheek. ;)
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