I love my on-line life...I do...and some people have done these little things where they have listed all their LJ friends and thanked them for something...or said something nice about them. It's lovely. But it got me thinking: I know very little about some of the people on my friends' list. Some people I know relatively well. I read and worship your fic...or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk...for whatever reason...you friended me...and I thank you.
But here's a thought...why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...she likes spinach."
I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this...of course I know my expectations are sometimes too high.
I've responded in other people's journals, but I figure it might be useful for me to post here too, since I've recently friended a lot of people who are probably wondering who the hell I am. And if any of you feel like it, post a little something about yourself here too. No pressure, though. :)
Hm...So you're asking me to talk about myself, eh? Well, that's one thing worth knowing about me--I hate talking about myself. I'm really bad at it. It makes me feel weird and uncomfortable when I have to. You see, I have a bizarre complex that sometimes makes me think I must be the most boring person on earth, and there's no reason why anyone would want to know about me and my boring life.
See? I'm a freak. :P
Now that that's out of the way, what else is there to say? I'm 26, married, childless, and living in NYC. My husband and I both like other ppls' kids, but we're not sure if we want our own. We go back and forth on that issue, but we're not in any rush to resolve it for good.
What else? Well, I make wallpapers and fan art. If you're interested in taking a peek, here is my site: Digital Emissions. I use Photoshop. I have never taken any graphics or art classes, but once I decided I wanted to make wallpapers and fan art, I played with Photoshop for hours upon hours. I browsed as many tutorials and books as I could find and tried to practice what I learned until I could make halfway decent fan art. I lived and breathed Photoshop for a while. I'm like that when I want to learn something. Though I'm generally very easygoing and mellow, I can be quite single-minded and obsessive at times. (Fortunately, my husband is the same way, so we're both tolerant of each other's cycles of obsession.)
But I'm not at all competitive. I know there are tons of people who can do anything I do, only a hundred times better--and I could care less. I'll keep doing my thing, and they can do theirs. There's room enough for all of us, I like to think.
I'm a Buffy fan, and I started watching Angel this season. I always intended to watch it before, but somehow I just never got around to it, though I did read summaries and spoilers. Also, I love B/A. I'm a big sap, so I'm a natural shipper. But I'm not fanatical about any ship. I can see the potential in most ships and will read just about any fic, though I admit that Angel/Cordelia makes me shudder. But I'll still read it if the writing is good.
I should probably stop now before I bore you to sleep. I leave you with this last bit of info about me. I interned at Ms. Magazine, the feminist magazine co-founded by Gloria Steinem, for two summers when I was in college. I realize it's a highly charged word with almost as many different meanings as there are women in the world, but I am proud to call myself a feminist.
If there's anything else you'd like to know, just ask. I don't bite. ;) And please feel free to leave a note telling me about yourself if you feel comfortable doing so