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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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January 3rd, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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January 2nd, 2017 (12:00 pm)
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December 6th, 2016 (12:00 pm)
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Bit of a linkspam...

December 5th, 2016 (02:39 pm)

...as in, I've left several tabs open in Firefox and I'd really like to whittle them down a bit.

First off - Al Murray on Making a Mockery of Democracy (aka the parody political campaign he launched in his guise as the pub landlord).



Asgardia - the Space Nation.

American lists everything the British do better – it takes a while

The story of the Devil's Footprints, which I find rather fascinating. Also, Spring-heeled Jack, which I always think deserves a feature film, or at least to be adapted into a Doctor Who story.

The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club notes on David Bishop's Who Killed Kennedy and on their unofficial novelisations of the as-yet-unnovelised Doctor Who serials (although two of them have now been officially novelised, with another one due in the new year).

This autumn, sorry, this fall's new TV shows. Two of which (Frequency and Timeless) I'm watching, and two of which (Time after Time and Making History*) I'll start watching when they begin airing.

10 things you notice when you are around empathic people.

A Watcher’s Point Of View: Life, Loss, and Logopolis (The Doctor Who Companion as a whole seems to be a site worth following...).

Space Milkshake. A rather entertaining, low budget film I was introduced to at GABIT's AT9 by badfalcon. Sadly, the possibility of getting an official download of the movie only seems to apply if you're in the US (or at least if you have a US iTunes account). I know there are ways of cheating the system where that's concerned but I've no idea how to do it. :-(


*No relation to the Stephen Fry novel of the same name.

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December 5th, 2016 (12:00 pm)
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Blast from the past

December 5th, 2016 (11:34 am)

Article from the Guardian about Livejournal. From 2003. Does what it says on the tin.

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As it's that time of year...

December 5th, 2016 (11:28 am)

...when folks like me dust off their DVD for a re-watch of The Box of Delights, this website, which includes (amongst other things) a guide to the locations used for the 1984 series (and has given me an idea for a Box of Delights themed roadtrip next year...) is really rather a good one to look at...

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Tolkien - The Musical

December 5th, 2016 (11:24 am)

I wouldn't mind seeing this. Don't know if I'll ever the chance. But I wouldn't mind...

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Doctor Who fonts

December 5th, 2016 (10:46 am)

This is an incredibly useful website, particularly as I sometimes get a bit narked when Doctor Who telesnap recons don't use the right fonts so it's useful to be able to re-do them correctly (or sometimes, even, to do them from scratch...)

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