February 8th, 2002



I have contacts. Er, a contact, because my right eye is so astigmatic that the doctor said I was right for not wearing a prescription in it for the last ten years. It wouldn't do any good, and would probably give me double vision to wear the "correct" prescription.

I'm getting coloured ones, so I'll have a "blank" contact for my right eye, when the colours come in. For rightnow, though, I have a trial clear contact in my left eye, and it's... Bizarre.

I haven't worn them since high school, and it just feels *wrong*. Oh, not the contact itself; that's perfectly comfortable. But the not having my glasses on. I feel every time I look at something like I shouldn't be able to focus on it, even though I can. Plus I'm not sure I can see as well with the contact as with my old glasses, but there's no real way to test that. Can't just whip the contact out, put the glasses on, back/forth, better like this or better like this. Too much eye-watering and such, so there's no real immediate test.

But it's odd. Seeing things I shouldn't be able to see. I feel like I should be stumbling around half blind, because there's no familiar weight on my nose. Like I'm conditioned to it.

(I have a new pair of glasses on order too, because I'm not dealing with the contacts crap *all* the time, and I think I look better in glasses anyway. Th contacts are pretty much just a "Hey, I'm a grown up, I have my own job, let's do a vanity thing for once." deal.)
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Mpoetess. You do realize it's just trying its best to make sense of a precoded font color that doesn't exist, so it goes for the color whose hex code is closest to the spelling of your username? Just checking.

edit And rather than spam with multi entries only moments apart...

Take the What Color Dragon Should You Ride? Quiz

Made By: myway and teza

Yeah. Probably. Except for the whole being female thing. I thought females only rode golds or greens? It's been a while.
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Brain. Explodes.


Why, in god's name why, would you post a LOTR rec on a BtVS, S/X pairing-specific list? Without even saying that it's OT, so people are opening it thinking that it might (god help us) be an S/X rec?

Yes, I know it was a good LOTR (non-slash) Mary-Sue parody. I know it was Kielle's.

I don't care! That's not the point! It's completely OT for where it was posted! Why...are...people.....stupid? Why? Why? Why?



Exploded brain.

(Plus, I ditto everything that everybody said on zortified's bad webdesign rant entry. I made a quiet comment on these types of simple issues, on a list of webmasters for resource sites, where every new member of the group must be approved based on content and functionality of design. While there was a little bit of agreement about the most terribly annoying aspects of one site, in general it seemed to be "Ooh! Pretty! The designer worked hard on it. We should let it in."

The point is not whether the designer worked hard on it. The point is, is the website functional and simple to navigate. Can the user find what they need in a reasonable amount of time, without having to second-guess the designer at every turn. If you have a site whose purpose is to showcase your fiction to the world, you probably want to make it simple to find your fiction -- but it's your call. But if you have a site whose purpose is to provide a resource for a large group of users, why, oh why, would you want to make it a challenge to use those resources? How is this a service to the community? A badly designed website is going to be a badly designed website, no matter how much earnest work the designer put into designing it badly.

La la la rant ends.