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This is another Mad Poetess. Not Me.



It's *so* not fair. You bound onto the net like a smally yappy geekpuppy in your senior year of college.... hang out in Blake's 7 and Doctor Who newsgroups and mailing lists and generally act like an idiot who doesn't realize typing in all caps is rude... And somehow nobody ever takes your head off for being such a net-newbie babblemouthed twit, and you move on. Yeah. Change your name, paint your car, get a new fandom, start making boys kiss each other...

And you think it's all behind you. Because dude, nobody keeps old lysator messages from 19-fucking-95, right? They're all hidden on my zipped e-mail-from-college disks, and maybe on Calle's hard drive somewhere...

There's a freakin' archive. There's evidence of the young Mad Poetess in all her multiple-exclamation-mark glory, out there for all the world to see.

Although it's nice to know I was occasionally amusing, this is a travesty. Something must be done.

(Sadder still, this particular post is from 1998. I will defend the run-on sentence though, since it was an entry in a Bulwer-Lytton contest, and was supposed to be horrible.)
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Shall be online tonight after all. If I ever get home.


puca

2002-05-10 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

awwww....I think it's sweet! :)

mpoetess

2002-05-10 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Clem! Clem! Whee!

I think it's frightening that everyone in the world has fallen in love with Clem. It may well be Joss' next spinoff if Ripper doesn't fly (not that I wish this), and Firefly (crosses fingers, yes please) bites it.

the Clem Show.

wordsmithslash

2002-05-10 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

You can really find lost mittens? Cool!

karenbear

2002-05-10 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

You know it's really weird to see something like this and really realise that the people I know had whole other lives before I knew them, or had even heard of them ;) It probably sound like a daft thing to say, but to me it almost like you didn't exist before I started to read your fic and to get to know you on LJ.

I think back to what I was doing in March of '98 - I was 20 years old and had been in the job I have not for less that four months... and you were doing stuff like this. For some reason this is really fascinating to me. Heh!

Oh, and I like your tagline too:
"poet, busybody, and finder of lost mittens"

finder of lost mittens? Was there a disturbing trend of missing mittens going on in '98 that required a finder of them? ;)

mpoetess

2002-05-10 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Heh. I was 25 and in my last semester at grad school, working as a secretary at a government records warehouse. And I was a complete list lurker. There's prolly a total of like, 8 posts from me in the whole archive.


finder of lost mittens? Was there a disturbing trend of missing mittens going on in '98 that required a finder of them? ;)

Ah, no, the subtitle for that sig, which can be found on some posts, somewhere, is "Because no kittens should go pieless."


karenbear

2002-05-11 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, no, the subtitle for that sig, which can be found on some posts, somewhere, is "Because no kittens should go pieless."

Heh! Cute :)

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bedawyn

2002-05-10 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sorry to tell you this, guys, but I've got Lysator/Space City messages from 1995 still sitting on my hard drive. *g*

(Of course, whether I've still got software that will open them is a different question...)

thebratqueen

2002-05-11 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh dude I'm so there. You can find my early usenet posts on Google - well assuming you know my real name anyway ;) - but yeah it was painfully bad to reread those and realize how much of a dork I was.


kita0610

2002-05-11 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh hell, try finding some of your earlier, er "poetic works" laying around somewhere. There is NOTHING worse than bad erotica, with the definite exception of bad poetry. Oh. The humanity.

Peace

-D

They warned us it would go on our permanent record....

ladyvyola

2002-05-14 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, god. I know just how you feel. A few months ago I had idle hands and did the devil's work -- did a Google search on my screen names. Found old Usenet postings I'd completely forgotten about and it was not. A. Pretty. Sight.

One of the ways RL life is preferable to on-line -- in real life, people have to rely on their memories of you and we all know how time softens those memories. But the Internet keeps notes....

benaresq

2002-05-11 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

See ragingpixie's LJ. Your icon is getting the love!

*still grinning at it*