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We control the vertical
So anyway, sorry if the recent torrent of posts from me has been pissing you all off and clogging up your friends-pages. Just to compound the problem, here's a poll to see if my readers are still with me:

hey j4,

shut the fuck up already!
0(0.0%)
I'm sick of hearing your opinions.
0(0.0%)
gimme more LJ posts!
9(22.5%)
I just can't get enough of your writing.
3(7.5%)
your stuff is okay
1(2.5%)
your stuff is, um, interesting. Yeah.
0(0.0%)
want a b1gger c_0_c_k? (no, wait, wrong poll)
1(2.5%)
I only skim this shit anyway
0(0.0%)
how about taking a break for a bit?
0(0.0%)
I have just unfriended you, motormouth
0(0.0%)
don't you have anything better to do?
0(0.0%)
who the hell are you anyway?
0(0.0%)

I want to see more about

badgers
2(4.8%)
your underwear
0(0.0%)
books
0(0.0%)
music
0(0.0%)
spiders
0(0.0%)
your unhappy love affairs
0(0.0%)
your work
1(2.4%)
martial arts
0(0.0%)
shoes
0(0.0%)
the random stuff you find on the web
0(0.0%)
shopping
0(0.0%)
anything at all
4(9.5%)
nothing! Didn't you hear me? Shut up!
0(0.0%)

Tickybox?

NO. NO MORE TICKYBOX.
18(100.0%)


A word for readers who may have just joined us:
Much though I would love to allow anonymous voting, this functionality is not currently possible on LiveJournal. If you want to vote, you will have to create a LiveJournal account.

Current Mood: thinking outside the tickybox

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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: September 7th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Picture me vigorously antiticking the spider box, in a world where that might be possible. And some of the options in the first question get antiticked too. But you knew that.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I suppose I should have included the option

   [ ] no spiders
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: September 9th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
But then what if people ticked both the spiders and no spiders box?
From: besskeloid Date: September 7th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
So anyway, sorry if the recent torrent of posts from me has been pissing you all off and clogging up your friends-pages.

Be serious!
j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yah well it just occurred to me that anybody with me on their friends page would probably just have a pageful of "woo look I bought shoes, oh look a badger, whiney whiney lonely whine single whine, badger badger, wow those girlz are bitchy, not like me, I am so k3wl, l00k @ l33t w3b cr4p, shopping shopping song lyrics relentless g0th angst falling like clichés on a big fucking shallow sea of misery blah blah", and this might not be to everybody's taste.

Actually come to think of it I can't see why the hell anybody would put up with this shit for more than 10 minutes. "Hello, my name's Janet, and I just woke up and realised I was a complete waste of oxygen." So, yeah. GOOD MORNING LIVEJOURNAL. Like, whatever.
From: besskeloid Date: September 7th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now you're whining about coming across as whiny, which is much worse that any of the posts you're dismissing as "whines". Just POST, ferfuxache!

And exhale.
From: vatine Date: September 7th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
pagefuls of badgers and shoes isn't so bad. Men, I only have JW-baiting and random wibblings posted to "my" LJ.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: September 7th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Calculators babies computers babies knitting babies illness spelling elitism meme babies babies illness babies babies books babies books babies books music babies illness babies books music books babies Dick Van Dyke babies crying sheep."

Probably even less appealing than you make yours sound. And oh look, YA bloody baby icon too.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 8th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Babies are fundamentally more important than any of the things I go on about.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: September 8th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Not to the point where they EAT YOUR BRAIN so you can't hold a coherent thought about anything else. They shouldn't be allowed to do that.

At least it's not All Dick Van Dyke All The Time. That would be truly terrifying...

/me thinks about that for a while. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
k425 From: k425 Date: September 9th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeahbut if people don't want to read it they could unfriend you.

Write what you will, it's for you. As a reader, if I don't want to read an entry that's my responsibility.

As it is, I read all but hardly reply to anything at the mo. This work lark, it's quite busy, really!
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: September 7th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
>"woo look I bought shoes, oh look a badger, whiney whiney lonely
> whine single whine, badger badger, wow those girlz are bitchy,
> not like me, I am so k3wl, l00k @ l33t w3b cr4p, shopping
> shopping song lyrics relentless g0th angst falling like clichés
> on a big fucking shallow sea of misery blah blah"

Wow, I never realised that underneath that carefully cultivated Cantab exterior that you were in fact a l33t ha><><0r 13-year-old Marilyn Manson-loving AOLer from Asshat City, Arizona.

bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: September 7th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you don't mean that Cantab in a holistic sense (IYSWIM). Fnord!
j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) there is alot you dont' now about me d00d

i r0xx0r
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: September 7th, 2004 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was going to just tick everything, then I decided to leave some out, then I left in some I meant to leace out...
ewx From: ewx Date: September 7th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: September 7th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmmm... How shall I spend the next ten minutes in the office today?

  • Attempt to join in a conversation about Chelsea FC;
  • Read the latest gushing joyous message from HR about the Employee Empowerment Program;
  • Return to the unending exchange of emails from an idiot who insists he needs 256 columns in his database table;
  • Force-feed the bastard golf balls and tabasco;
  • Try, again, to make sense of a messy spaghetti-coded cross-linked spreadsheet that is our Quant's Example and Tutorial sheet for pricing cross-currency callable range accrual notes;
  • Spend a blissful half-hour with a vacant expression, snapping myself with the elasticated waistband of my underpants;
  • Catch up on recent trends in Eurozone Treasury issuance
  • Read Jan's Journal and be somewhere else for a few minutes?


Even the whining bits are expressively-written and engage some of my remaining humanity. The rest is just soooo not-working-in-a-bank. Which, perversely, I happen to love but not all the time and not very much at all today.

j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Force-feed the bastard golf balls and tabasco
[...]
Spend a blissful half-hour with a vacant expression, snapping myself with the elasticated waistband of my underpants

Kinky! Certainly sounds more exciting than my days tend to be...
ewx From: ewx Date: September 7th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
More tickybox.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 7th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. Absolutely categorically not.

[ ] box you can't tick
[ ] (ha!)
ewx From: ewx Date: September 8th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
More tickybox, or the badger gets it.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 8th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
The badgers eat your tickyboxes for breakfast.
ewx From: ewx Date: September 8th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, damn Exactly as planned!
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: September 7th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Keep writing me dearie - it's more interesting than my oevre! (And spelt better, too!)
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