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General purpose rules of engagement and intro post

December 31st, 2020 (10:00 pm)


  • If you've found my journal, hello! Pull up a virtual chair, put your feet up, have a cup of tea (or drink of your choice). You are very very welcome!

  • I was Friends-only for a while. I'm not any more, but quite a lot of my posts before about mid-2007 are still Friends-only. Generally speaking, unless I'm making posts that are really only for me (lists of things to do) or for specific friends ('phone number or "this is what I look like for when we meet up" posts), my posts tend to be public.

  • That said, I compensate for being rather shy and introverted IRL by being very eager to make new friends on line. If I've Friended you, it's unlikely to be entirely random - either we share a few interests, or some mutual LJ friends, or we know each other IRL, or I've noticed you commenting in a community or on an LJ friends' post and I think you seem interesting or worth knowing. Obviously, you don't have to Friend me back, but I'd certainly appreciate it. Who wouldn't?

  • If you decide to Friend me, please say "hi" by adding a comment to this post.

  • I can be a bit tactless myself, but I tend to start out from a position of trying to be nice and polite to everyone. If I inadvertantly manage to offend or upset you, please bear that in mind. Likewise, if you accidentally offend or upset me, I'll be more than ready to forgive and forget ('cos life's too short, frankly). But if you're deliberately unpleasant or rude or jerk me around...well, I might take exception to that.

  • There are a few things about me that you may consider it worth knowing before you decide to Friend me:

  • I'm married to a wonderful lady by the name of Sarah. We've been together since October 2004 and married in September 2009. Sarah can also be found here on LJ (her user name is huntingospray. Pop over and say "hi" to her - she doesn't bite.

  • We've recently (well, September 2010) moved into Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. Still kind of finding our feet there, but we're happy there. We have some lovely neighbours.

  • I'm bisexual. That doesn't mean that I'm sexually promiscuous or anything like that - there are a few men that I think are rather attractive, and indeed a few women that I find rather attractive, but I'm entirely monogamous and utterly faithful to Sarah. If you have a problem with me being bisexual, Friending me may not be a terribly good idea.

  • I write and read slash fiction, both fanfic and original - again, if you have a problem with that, you may want to think twice about Friending me. Generally speaking, any fic I write (which is pretty infrequent, I've got to admit) is hidden underneath an LJ cut, so you don't have to read it if you don't want to. I try to tag my entries, but more of them are untagged than are tagged. That said, if you actually want to read my fiction, there is a tag for it, and also I tend to add it to my Memories. Also, I have a goal of wanting to write a novel.

  • Generally, I'm pretty pro-gay rights and pro-gay marriage, and all told a bit of a liberal. Indeed, I'm fairly left-leaning politically.

  • I'm also a Christian. Sarah and I have yet to properly settle at a church in Hemel, but we'll probably settle at the local Methodist church.

  • Anything else you need to know about me, you can probably get from my LJ User Info.

  • I'm not sure where my default Userpic came from. When I find out, I'll post a link.

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May 24th, 2015 (01:04 pm)
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Lego Star Wars stuff.

May 23rd, 2015 (02:55 pm)

This:



...and this:



...both look really eminently desirable. Not, as far as I can tell, available in the UK yet (or at least not on the Lego website store). Which is good. Gives me time to save up.

And as for this...sheer wanton vandalism:

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May 23rd, 2015 (01:03 pm)
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Right now...

May 22nd, 2015 (08:17 pm)

...on BBC4 there's a programme called Placido Domingo at the BBC. This will be followed by a programme about 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest.

That, in one evening's entertainment on one channel, is why we can't afford to lose the BBC.

Hmm. I feel a bit of Mitch Benn coming on...

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May 21st, 2015 (01:03 pm)
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New icon...

May 21st, 2015 (09:24 am)

Yeah, just showing off my naff icon-making skills with a Tom Baker City of Death one...

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SongSpam

May 21st, 2015 (09:13 am)

Just a few songs I've had on my mind lately...

Blue Savannah by Erasure. Because the world needs as much synthpop country & western as it can possibly get.



Don't know why I had this going through my mind at work yesterday, but there are far worse songs to have going through one's mind. The public does, indeed, get what the public wants...



And, ahead of Eurovision, the UK entry which I post not out of patriotism (since I don't have any) but because I actually really rather like it. I don't know if it's obvious Eurovision winning material or not, but I'd vote for it.



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In other news, I've got today off work, mainly so I can get to the signing for the new Doctor Who City of Death novelisation in good time. As it's at St. Pancras at 6:30pm, taking the whole day off work could be a bit of an extreme measure (although given my ability to be late, it's probably just as well to be cautious). Am seriously thinking of heading into town early, and possibly having a walk in Regent's Park if the weather's good (which, at the moment, it is), or visiting Madame Tussaud's and their rather tempting Star Wars exhibit. Or possibly both...

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May 17th, 2015 (01:03 pm)
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