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Somewhat Heartless, and Somewhat Grown

and the strangest things seem suddenly routine

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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

Some of my writing can be found on my website, Bloodletters. My web-design articles and portfolio are over at webmutant. I also run the Seattle weblog portal. Finally, I wrote an essay a while back called Hack Yourself that got so popular I gave it its own domain.


I also have a syndication feed of my linkjournal, sixlinks. This is a feed of my del.icio.us account, where I post all manner of links to things weird and wonderful and occasionally useful. If you want to see what cool things I've found on the web, you should check it out.

Doctor Who Fanfic:
You might be here because you've read some of my Doctor Who fan-fiction. If you're looking for more of it, here are all my posts tagged with "fanfic".

I used to write fic for print fanzines in the pre-Internet dark ages, but this is my first on-line fandom. I'm enjoying the hell out of it. I haven't written any new fanfic since August 2006, and people are starting to refer to my stuff as "old school" and "classic", so I think I should fix that one of these days.

There are a few popular interests here on LiveJournal that I do share, but can't imagine bothering to list them here, by dint of the fact that they seem terribly, terribly obvious. For example, I don't list "music" or "movies" as interests, because, frankly, I've never met anyone who doesn't like music and movies; similarly, I imagine people can probably figure out that I'm interested in "computers" and "internet" from the simple fact that I have a frickin' LiveJournal, and can probably extrapolate that I like "friends" and "love" and "sex" from the fact that I'm alive and breathing.

Tagged posts:
Practically all of my posts have been tagged, mostly for my convenience. I used to maintain a list by hand here in my userinfo, but have since discovered that you can get a real-time list of tags I use automatically.

Long entries:
I do occasionally post things that are fairly long. I'm not in the habit of using the <lj-cut> feature, I'm afraid. I operate under the silly presumption that if you've added me to your friends list, it's because you want to read what I write, and I'm not under any obligation to try to hide it away somewhere where it won't bother you.

Online tests:
I don't post results of online tests -- you know, the "What X Are You?" kind, and their ilk -- in my journal. Ever. (Please see this entry for an extended rant on the subject.) If you do often post test results in your journal, don't expect I'll be adding you to my friends list any time soon.

Friends lists:
Actually, now that I stop to think about it, don't expect that I'm going to add you to my friends list at all. If I don't have you listed as a friend, it doesn't mean I don't like you; it just means, for one reason or another, that your journal hasn't caught my fancy. Please don't take that personally. I maintain my friends list to keep up with the journals I want to read, not as a means of providing external validation.

I'll add people whom I've never met, if I trip across their journal and they seem interesting. Conversely, if you don't know me but you'd like to add me as a friend, feel free -- you certainly don't need my permission, but I'd certainly love it if you'd drop me a line by e-mail and let me know how you found me. (I'm always interested in seeing who adds or drops me over time. I also like knowing who's talking about me, now that I mention it.)

Spamming my comments:
This is an important one: This is my journal, not my e-mail. If your "comment" on one of my posts has nothing to do with my post, and is just some message you're trying to pass along to me, I will almost certainly delete it. I have an e-mail address; use it. If I haven't answered your mail yet -- wait.
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