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 Thanks everyone!

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Nov 10, 2001

I just wanted to say I really love this site, and thanks to everyone for being so nice and welcoming here, because it really does mean quite a bit to me to be part of a community that accepts me for who I am. You guys are great, and in these troubled and uncertain times, I think we should be paying special attention to and giving extra thanks to the great things we have around us!


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Coo (none / 0) (#1)
by bc on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 11:32:50 AM PST
Are you 'hopped up on prozac', or whatever, as osm might say?

♥, bc.

No, but... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by jin wicked on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 11:50:31 AM PST
The old paintbrushes I'm sewing on this foam board kind of reek of turpentine and oil.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Mmmmm... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by jin wicked on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 11:51:25 AM PST
sweet, sweet turpentine.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

yes... (none / 0) (#2)
by error27 on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 11:39:23 AM PST
What you say is very true, especially when you consider that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

(For "non-USasians," Thanksgiving is the special holiday devoted to giving thanks! A lot of countries don't think thankfulness is important enough to deserve its own holiday but in America we think people should be grateful for their blessings. This thankful attitude is just one of the many things that makes America so much better than other places!)

further clarification (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by John Milton on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 03:55:56 PM PST
Thanksgiving is the day when Americans give thanks to all the native men and women who helped them upon their arrival. On Thanksgiving, we solemnly remember that this land was once all theirs while simultaneously stuffing ourselves with large amounts of poultry. Hey...I love this holiday! :)

-John Milton

Actually... (none / 0) (#16)
by hauntedattics on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 10:34:31 AM PST
I believe the Canucks do have their own Thanksgiving, but they celebrate it right around the time of the U.S. Columbus Day. Just to be annoying and try to convince us that they have their own independent country or something.

hm... (none / 0) (#27)
by error27 on Wed Nov 14th, 2001 at 07:43:33 AM PST
After checking around a bit, it turns out that you are right.

But that doesn't change my main point that Canadians as a whole are an ungrateful people group. They harbour a disturbing amount of resentment and hate for Americans. I don't know why that is but I think it's time for it to stop.

Canadians need to grow up...

They are... (none / 0) (#28)
by hauntedattics on Wed Nov 14th, 2001 at 09:18:18 AM PST
...often annoying that way, aren't they? All that ranting and raving about their Tory-socialist government, their national health plan, their 'different' 'accents' and the fact that their country isn't snowed in 24/7/365. They should just stop already and go back to their igloos.

(Of course, you realize we will soon incur the wrath of Mr. Canada himself, nathan, if we don't stop ragging on his cute little country.)

Yay Canada! (none / 0) (#29)
by jin wicked on Wed Nov 14th, 2001 at 05:36:55 PM PST
Canada is great!

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

minor correction (none / 0) (#30)
by nathan on Wed Nov 14th, 2001 at 06:46:01 PM PST
'Iglu' is the approved spelling.

Apart from this, every statement in the parent post is 100% correct.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Yes, you're welcome (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by John Milton on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 04:09:58 PM PST
Well, we could be nasty and called you a shameless self-promotional glory hound as they do on some weblogs, but on adequacy, that would be like the pot calling the kettle black.

-John Milton

Awww... (4.50 / 2) (#7)
by jin wicked on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 06:00:49 PM PST
You could've at least linked to someone interesting. Come on. Oprah? Meanie. :P

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

You sound suicidal to me. (none / 0) (#8)
by elenchos on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 08:23:43 PM PST
It's like you're saying goodbye or something. Don't kill yourself, Jin. You're doomed to die anyway. It is inevitable, you know, and death will come sooner than you think. All life ends, and that is it -- it is OVER and nothing remains. You think you will some how miss out? No way. You are GOING TO DIE!!!

So don't push it. Don't be in a rush. You're worms meat. We all are, so don't act like you have do do anything to help it along.

But perhaps you speak of metaphorical death. The old, dull, self-obsessed Jin Wicked who had nothing better to talk about than her boring, boring, BORING personal life is DEAD, and is being replaced by a more interesting Jin, who has given up her personal obsessions and expanded her horizons. The new Jin knows that the rest of the world exists.

O happy day! Congradulations on your re-birth, Jin Wicked!

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Oh, why thank you... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
by jin wicked on Sun Nov 11th, 2001 at 06:51:43 AM PST
I don't plan on being worm meat though. I'm going to have myself cremated and mixed into paint, then have another artist paint my last um...portrait using my remains (as per my sketches an instructions before death). And then donate myself to some museum!

I'm hoping these bizarre circumstances will be weird enough to make me cling to the world for awhile, so I can fulfull my dream of spending an eternity scaring and tormenting small children on school field trips. ;)

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Oh good. (5.00 / 3) (#13)
by elenchos on Sun Nov 11th, 2001 at 03:31:16 PM PST
I was afraid you would do something self-centered.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

as opposed to (none / 0) (#15)
by nathan on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 05:11:43 AM PST
something selfless, like blowing thousands on a casket and embalming and a ceremony. Just think of the long-suffering morticians you'll help!

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Yeah... (5.00 / 1) (#18)
by jin wicked on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 05:12:26 PM PST
...what he said!

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Are you real? (none / 0) (#9)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Nov 10th, 2001 at 09:33:34 PM PST
A beautiful rumor has circulated in various places that this particular online persona is simply a group project, with different postings being made by members of the group, perhaps as a sort of social behaviour experiment. And the sprightliness of the persona's diaries compared to its earlier adequacy diaries lend some credence to this rumor. But who knows what's what on the internet.

I'm real. (5.00 / 1) (#12)
by jin wicked on Sun Nov 11th, 2001 at 06:53:03 AM PST
I've offered to meet several people from online, but they either live too far away, or are afraid to see me. (Or I'm afraid to see them!) ;)

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Group project (none / 0) (#14)
by SpaceGhoti on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 12:41:39 AM PST
What a compliment! You really know you're making an impact when people start accusing you of not being real. A collective entity? Damn, now I wish I was as cool as Jin.

A troll's true colors.

Woohoo! (none / 0) (#17)
by jin wicked on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 05:11:25 PM PST
Let me know next time you're in Houston. If you don't look like a homicidal maniac maybe we can have lunch. ;)

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Only two problems (none / 0) (#19)
by SpaceGhoti on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 08:03:52 PM PST
First: I'm afraid that the last time I was in Houston (two years ago), the only thing that impressed me with it was the street/highway planning. Beyond that, nothing impressed me. Plus, being a Yankee in Texas is not conducive to healthy living. I'm not likely to willingly go back there.

Second: I'm a card-carrying homicidal maniac. Really. It's a blood red card. Very tastefully done. Very sorry about that, though.

All the same, if you ever happen to swing through Brisbane in Australia, send me an email. You can meet my wife and daughter, and we'll show you some of the nicer things about Australia. I'm finding that I really like it here.

A troll's true colors.

Australia... (none / 0) (#20)
by jin wicked on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 10:43:22 PM PST
The bf was in Australia before we moved in together last year. I've got quite a few pictures of him in Perth, and it really is a beautiful place. I wouldn't mind visiting there someday... not sure I'd want to live there indefinitely, though. :)

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

Australia (none / 0) (#21)
by SpaceGhoti on Mon Nov 12th, 2001 at 11:38:38 PM PST
I've not yet been to Perth, although eventually I plan to tour the country. One of the nice things about jobs out here is that minimum vacation time is four weeks instead of two. I can cover a lot of ground in four weeks.

Come to Brisbane. It's in a tropical zone, and the flowers are spectacular (let alone the trees. Bright purple leaves?). The people are as friendly as advertised, and they've got some decent coffee shops, as well as modern conveniences like Baskin Robbins.

Coffee and ice cream. What more could you ask for?

A troll's true colors.

Yes, the aussies are quite kind to the aborigines. (none / 0) (#22)
by Anonymous Reader on Tue Nov 13th, 2001 at 12:03:17 AM PST
Although one doubts most would prefer that sort of kindness to be directed their way.

Aborigines (none / 0) (#23)
by SpaceGhoti on Tue Nov 13th, 2001 at 12:41:28 AM PST
I heard a story but have not confirmed that an Eskimo group went around the world to check how each government deals with their aborigines. At the end of their study, they declared that Australian aborigines received the best treatment from their government. I gather that the Australian natives received this news with mixed feelings.

I'm not going to worry about it. Just about every race who ever migrated somewhere has displaced someone else, and countless cultures and peoples have vanished into oblivion in the name of progress. No amount of apologies or reparations are going to change that or bring them back. I don't believe it's fair to punish anyone for the crimes of their ancestors.

A troll's true colors.

eskimo group??? (none / 0) (#25)
by error27 on Tue Nov 13th, 2001 at 08:25:37 AM PST
that's Inuit group to you...


Dubious (none / 0) (#26)
by T Reginald Gibbons on Wed Nov 14th, 2001 at 03:35:33 AM PST
Considering the aboriginal deaths in custody problem, it sounds like a made up story. I would suspect that in any such study, New Zealand would come out ahead, since their treatment, or should I say coexistance with the native Maori people belies most of your post.

I can't eat ice cream. (none / 0) (#24)
by jin wicked on Tue Nov 13th, 2001 at 07:06:48 AM PST
Or milk, really, except for a little in coffee. :) Psy was in Brisbane for awhile, too; I'm pretty sure that's the city he went to originally before going to Perth. He was in Sydney briefly before coming to see me.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."

You know (none / 0) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Nov 11th, 2001 at 05:04:55 AM PST
We have always tried to make you feel welcome wherever you have gone. Sometimes you did not take too kindly to it, though. Still, we tried.



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