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zyre has declared it to be buy someone a paid account day. I think this is a damn good idea; did you know that 92% of LJ users are free users? If you can, treat somebody to a few months of paid account time; there's a damn good chance they'll get hooked and start digging around to find the cash to keep it up.

Speaking of that cash, five bucks. Two months. Did you eat at McDonald's last night? Have enough around to eat there tonight? Congratulations, you have enough to start a paid account. Which led to thebratqueen re-christening it Oh for fuck's sake, it's only $2.50/month Day .

Me? I think we should have a Buy Paid Time For Someone You Don't Like Day. You get karma points for being nice to them, and it drives them nuts trying to figure out who did it.

Edit: Yo, joke, dudes. Or at least, I didn't mean there should be a *day*, so people think you're anonymously insulting them. I meant, if you can't think of anybody on your friends list, pick someone who isn't, who annoys you. Perk up your sense of being a good person, because the victim feels good, you feel good, and you can quietly feel just a tiny bit sadistic while you watch them try to figure out who's responsible.


In other news, note to self: the chili mac is not your friend. It may pretend to like you, enticing you with appetizing scents and promises of rich, hearty flavour, but it is not your friend. It hates you, and it wants to hurt you.

d_minion

2003-03-05 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

*takes note of this, and wanders off to do just that for someone off her Real LJ friends list, just because*

Fun. Muchly so.

mpoetess

2003-03-05 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have to actually look at my friends list and see if there's anybody who doesn't already *have* a paid account; I think most do.

OOC

d_minion

2003-03-05 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I found one.

*dies laughing*

She was the only one though. Still can't wait to see her reaction. She can't even afford the two months I gave her right now...

:)

Re: OOC

myriad69

2003-03-06 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

It was YOU, wasn't it!!!

You rock my WORLD, oh benevolent giver of LJ accounts!!

Re: OOC

d_minion

2003-03-06 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

:: purrs atcha ::

Nope, t'wasn't me dollink. ;) It was someone on my friends list whom I gave to anonymously.

:: grin ::

Have fun looking some more though!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D

eliade

2003-03-05 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, cool idea! I love the pay-it-forward concept, despite a lame-ass movie. {g} I intend to spread this idea immediately and go pay for someone's LJ right now.

::going off to find a recipient::

karenbear

2003-03-05 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Me? I think we should have a Buy Paid Time For Someone You Don't Like Day. You get karma points for being nice to them, and it drives them nuts trying to figure out who did it.

Oh, I've done that about five times since I started using LJ - I love buying people paid accounts anonymously and watching them trying to figure out who it is. But then I am sadistic on my mothers side of the family, and they all look at me accusingly if I don't practice regularly.

Not that it's always people I hate - I don't mind being sadistic to people I like too.


mpoetess

2003-03-05 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! In my case, it wasn't someone I hated at all, but someone I felt guilty about getting in an argument with, albeit a very civil one.

Done!

cavalaxis

2003-03-05 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

That was a good idea. I just paid (anonymously, because I don't want to seem like a freak) for someone's LJ. Someone that is a friend of a friend. Someone who has no idea who I am even if I *didn't* give it anonymously.

Hehehe. This is fun!

Re: Done!

mpoetess

2003-03-05 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Isn't it? *G*

thebratqueen

2003-03-05 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Buy Paid Time For Someone You Don't Like Day.

I bow before the master of passive-agression. And I mean that in all sincerity.

Of course this gets my mind going to all sorts of nasty areas (we're surprised by that?) Like how funny would it be to buy an account for someone who hated LJ?

Makes me think we should rename it to Piss off a Fandom_Wanker - buy a LJ account Day.

mpoetess

2003-03-05 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Well, I didn't mean we should announce that some specific *date* is the day, so anyone who gets paid time that day assumes it's from someone who hates them. I meant it as a more general thing.

And hee. Except almost all of the f_w people still have LJ accounts, from what I can tell. They [mostly] don't hate LJ per se, just the people who TOSed them.

Anonymous

2003-03-05 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Y'know, I would, but if I did my parents'd want to know where the money was going, and then they'd find out about all of this and I'd be grounded for life and I don't want anything to happen to all of my friends here. So, I cope with free.

mpoetess

2003-03-05 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

I get that -- it wasn't a call for free users to pony up or anything -- just a call for paid users to help somebody out, if they can. (And a poke at free users who really don't *have* to be, but get intimidated by the idea of paying for anything over the net, because it makes them admit that they're blowing some money on a luxury. Whereas that Extra Value Meal disappears and leaves no mental evidednce. ;-) )

azurelunatic

2003-03-05 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hm.

I'm enough of a geek that I got my boyfriend a paid account for Obligatory Hearts & Flowers Day.

mpoetess

2003-03-05 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey, that's a *very* romantic gift!

azurelunatic

2003-03-05 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sure is!