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Meet my friends
There's no clearly-defined etiquette for introducing people to each other on LiveJournal, but I've been meaning to do this for ages, so I'm just going to wade in and etiquette be damned: bluedevi, meet juggzy -- juggzy, meet bluedevi. Both of you write extremely entertainingly and insightfully about the trials and tribulations of teaching, and continue to make me think it's something I do actually want to do; but because both of you keep these posts friends-locked (for obvious and good reasons!) I can't point you at each other's posts.

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I confess I don't often read dennyd because I don't actually know him in real life (though I may have bumped into him in gothdom without realising), but some people on my flist (I won't embarrass them by naming them) may be amused by his recent poll about spam and, er, huge mailshots. (Non-work-safe content, but no images.)

Talking of the G-word, it sounds like half of my flist must have met each other (whether they realised it or not) at the recent Masked Ball in Oxford. Truly, I am a nexus of goth! (Yet not actually a goth myself, obviously.) verlaine and bluedevi, do you know taimatsu? I notice all three of you appear in these photos so I guess you at least have a mutual friend. By the way, bluedevi, taimatsu sings too (far better than me!) -- I feel the possibility of a London Music Meet rapidly gaining momentum (perhaps if/when tjej has succeeded in kidnapping my piano?).

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sion_a, I can't really do an introduction here because I have a read-only relationship with the lady in question, but I keep meaning to let you know that you may be interested in ozarque's engaging and readable discussions of linguistics. (Thanks to livredor for alerting me to that one.)

While we're wandering around in the grey area between introductions and reading-recommendations, one of the people I met at truecatachresis's party was the author of Schrödinger's Rabbits, which is not about rabbits but sounds interesting nonetheless. addedentry helpfully points out that it is available in its entirety online, though I suspect the author might prefer to get the royalties.

Now I probably won't be buying that one since I can read it online and I'm trying to save money at the moment, but at some point I do intend to buy Ice Museum, written by somebody whom I know tangentially, though not by that name. Damn, it's hard to claim tenuous-fame-by-proxy when it's at least two degrees away and I'm not even sure if the missing link (as it were) in the chain wants to be outed as a relative...

I also may not be able to resist buying books about badgers, as recommended by my friend Tim. Tim sends me pictures of badgers (and a mushroom), though personally he prefers otters. Unfortunately (but understandably) the person I know who's most likely to be charmed by Tim's merry mustelids isn't likely to be reading this, but perhaps the information will filter through somehow?

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From: ex_humanfema327 Date: January 27th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you are keeping the piano on red alert at all times. There is one to give away for free in leighton buzzard, but I dont think I could push it home from there.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: January 27th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The piano currently has its full complement of weaponry. (I thought it looked like it needed the sword more than the boots did. The boots are big enough to take care of themselves.)
From: ex_humanfema327 Date: January 27th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The piano's got a sword? Whoah! I must rethink my weaponry. Does it know how to use it?
j4 From: j4 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has three swords -- a katana (see icon), a wakasashi and a tanto. I don't think it has a clue what to do with them, to be honest, but that may be small consolation...
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j4 From: j4 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: When we meet again / Introduced as friends

Ah, soz, didn't see that!
boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: January 27th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
First badger picture = hurrah!
From: rgl Date: January 27th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did someone say mustelids?
boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: January 27th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Goodness me, it's Kevin Shields!
From: rgl Date: January 27th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha! In my dreams... I don't even own a delay pedal (or any of this stuff other than the guitar)! That is really me in the photo, though.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crikey! I didn't know you had an LJ.

What's this I hear about a new band? I'll send you more mustelid-related stuff if you tell me all about it. :-)
From: rgl Date: January 27th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I only acquired an LJ earlier this week, but I've been lurking on other people's for a while. Blame kauket. I usually do.

As to the new band - well, it mainly consists of the singer from moonkat and me, plus a bassist who only started learning last Xmas and a drummer (imascientist) on loan from another Oxford band called Harlette. The drummer from moonkat may rejoin at some point, but at the moment she's living in Italy. Early stages yet, anyway: recording a demo in a couple of weeks, first gig at the end of March, then Truck Festival.
From: rgl Date: January 27th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooops - wrong URL for that moonkat link: this is the right one.
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j4 From: j4 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
*slap*
ceb From: ceb Date: January 27th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am duty bound to use the word "brasting" at this point.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: February 15th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have only just seen this. I am speechless at your effrontery.

Damn, I want to make bad puns about my front, and am completely failing to think of any. *sigh*
verlaine From: verlaine Date: January 27th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
taimatsu and I have many mutual LJ friends, at the very least... which photograph is she?
verlaine From: verlaine Date: January 27th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wait, I think I may have guessed, based on the comment directly prior to mine ;)
imc From: imc Date: January 27th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're It's fairly obvious, yes.

She's the one in the mask, obviously.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: February 15th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear - possibly an unfortunate first impression to make...
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From: ex_humanfema327 Date: January 27th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: After he took from you everything he could steal

Do you want to kidnap it in the direction of my house?
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From: ex_humanfema327 Date: January 27th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still

in london stratford, though if you are serious, it would probably have to go in the loft (habitable) or the conservatory.. you can if you like though
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sion_a From: sion_a Date: January 27th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure about reading ozarqueNative Tongue really wound me up. OTOH, it was the battle-of-the-sexes gender politics that wound me up, rather than the linguistics (or the sf), and her LJ seems to be mainly on the latter subject(s).
j4 From: j4 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMFG, she's that Suzette!

*facepalm*

Anyway. Er. Christ. Yes. Well, I loved Native Tongue, but I can see why it would have wound you up. Her LJ is littlefew enough similar to it that I didn't make the connection, though...!
sion_a From: sion_a Date: January 27th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The SFWA home page in her userinfo was the giveaway….
juggzy From: juggzy Date: January 27th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Jan.
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