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Nov. 26th, 2003

I'm having a hard time biting my remarks off at the pass. I don't want a repeat of last year, for sure, yet the comms blackout is already in effect. So I shall leave it at that (and I invite everyone to ask what happened last year, because I need to blow off stress).

So, in lieu of anything much to talk about, I'll fish for comments. If you've not filled it in before, just replace the blanks with whatever you think is appropriate and leave it in the comments.

I ____ Stew.
Stew is ____.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would _______.
I think Stew should _______.
Stew needs ______.
I want to _______ Stew.
Someday Stew will ________.
Stew reminds me of _______.
Without Stew _______.
Stew can be __________.
The worst thing about Stew is _________.
The best thing about Stew is _________.


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Nov. 25th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
I hate Stew.
Stew is icky.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would poke at Stew with a fork.
I think Stew should be sent to starving shildren in Ethiopia.
Stew needs salt.
I want to not eat Stew.
Someday Stew will take over the soup industry.
Stew reminds me of chunky vomit.
Without Stew we would all eat chicken noodle soup.
Stew can be okay, with a good, crusty Italian bread.
The worst thing about Stew is when there are too many carrots.
The best thing about Stew is that Stew makes me warm inside.
Nov. 25th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
Madlibs! I'll fill these out just like all the other madlibs I fill out, just for you!

I fart Stew.
Stew is fart.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would fart.
I think Stew should fart.
Stew needs fart.
I want to fart Stew.
Someday Stew will fart.
Stew reminds me of fart.
Without Stew fart.
Stew can be fart.
The worst thing about Stew is fart.
The best thing about Stew is fart.
Nov. 25th, 2003 04:44 pm (UTC)
I respect Stew.
Stew is a decent bloke.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would Discuss politics over a nice shiraz.
I think Stew should either worry less about those that offend him, or remove them from the gene pool.
Stew needs weed.
I want to get stoned with Stew.
Someday Stew will ascend to the next level of existance with godlike powers.
Stew reminds me of noone else I know.
Without Stew I have been devoid of a really good rpg session.
Stew can be alarmingly intellectual.
The worst thing about Stew is his cutting elitism.
The best thing about Stew is his cutting elitism.
Nov. 25th, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC)
Of course, I kid. (:

I like Stew.
Stew is pretty damn cool.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would talk to him about random gaming stuff. Duh.
I think Stew should finish me up the Aberrant chapter for the 30th.
Stew needs more free time.
I want to hang with Stew.
Someday Stew will be a fantastic published writer.
Stew reminds me of some of my other friends.
Without Stew the WW fan community would be running amok. Anarchy! Anarchy!
Stew can be too hard on himself.
The worst thing about Stew is that he does good work, but doesn't seem to want to realize it.
The best thing about Stew is I don't know him well enough to say, but I dig his WW fan-ness, what with the Continuum project and the Convention Books and WolfSpoor and whatnot.
Nov. 25th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
ok, I'll bite, what happened last year?

Nov. 25th, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC)
Since I don't feel quite like yelling right now, I'll clue you in on something. When I say I want something to happen in order that I can blow off stress, it is not because I want the thing to happen, but because it would probably happen anyway. With this as a given, the "blowng off stress" becomes "being a condescending bastard towards all and sundry who bring up the subject", because I find being evil at people reduces my stress levels.

Last year I got rather annoyed, due to this American thing known as Thanksgiving. Further Information is available in the archives.
Nov. 25th, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
Think of it as "Stupid American Day of Gluttony and Day Before Mass Consumerism" instead of Thanksgiving. ;)
Nov. 25th, 2003 06:39 pm (UTC)
For reference: 11/26

To note, however, the US isn't the only place that celebrates Thanksgivings Day. We celebrate it in Canada, too, in early October (on the US's "Columbus Day," I believe). And aside from having a nice big dinner with family, it's not a big deal. No communication blackout, no ignoring usual social duties. I forget if it's a holiday or not.
Nov. 25th, 2003 07:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. Looking back, I have a lot more bitching comments than there were previously. Either I was LJDrama'd, or word got out some other way.

A required disclaimer, to prevent escalation: Yes, those entries are more bile-filled than any I would write right now, but they do a good enough job of indicating my general sentiment. I was even more bitter back then than I am now. Any attempt to carry anything on in this entry based on the ones linked above will be deleted without warning. This is (hopefully) my final word on the subject.
Nov. 25th, 2003 10:38 pm (UTC)
You should have comments set to email to ya, it'll email any comments to any entry. Easiest way of knowing instead of trying to follow a few hundred threads to see if someone commented. ;)

As far as LJ Drama, their search doesn't bring up anything that is an obvious link to ya...
Nov. 26th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC)
Nah. You said to search the archives, so I did. And those were the most pertinent entries. (:
Nov. 25th, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)
communication blackout? *looks around blinking* what communication blackout? The web doesn't go down for nothin'. Newspapers are still printed. Phones, radio, and TV still work.

hang on, just read the last post in the series... Your problem is that you can't deal with some of the people you know spending a single day away from you (online)? Or even a 4 day weekend? Control issues much? Ya know that's the sort of thing they tell women to look out for - a guy who does that sorta shit while your dating is much more likely to slap you around after your married. Just chill dude, if the world ends, we'll all know, and if it doesn't, you can tell us whatever it was when we get back from our family time.

Now Columbus Day, that's a holiday I have issues with... (and Christmas being a national holiday, that sucks ass too, and... ok, I'll stop now...)
Nov. 25th, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC)
Change "some of the people" to "damn near everyone", for at least 4 days. Also note that the last post acknowledges that this is a problem I have that is irrational, though not to do with control issues.
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:23 am (UTC)
All I can say about the Thanksgiving thing is that you eventually get used to it. As a Fur Fan, I've had to get used to half of my best friends disappearing off the net for 3 or 4 days a few times a year (whenever a major convention rolls around).
Nov. 27th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
dude, sounds like your online friends have family out of the area and this is one of their family holiday things. I've never had that problem - if an overnight stay was required to make the trip worthwhile, we didn't see them much. Well, every other year we went to NY to visit my mom's side of the family, but that was like a 6 to 8 week trip. Although that was pre-internet for me. (BBS's and AOL don't really count - although there was one summer I ended up snail mailing a friend almost every day because I no longer had email access. Grandma waited 2 weeks after I left then snail mailed me 1/2 a dozen or so letters that came after I left. ) Also, just as a side note, it's pretty cool that your friends are all well off enough to get that much time off. It's not something that every american gets - many blue collar workers are lucky to get the whole day of Thursday off (and weekends aren't a given for most of those jobs either). that's another reason I've never had that problem. most of the people I know (exceptions being my own folks) had to work over part of the "thanksgiving holiday". Hmmm... find some blue collar friends probably isn't a good solution to this though... *I'm joking!* and rambling apparently... I should shut up now...

sorry that I came off so harsh. I'm around this weekend, if you get really bored, you can msg me - "moosapko" on AIM and yahoo.

Nov. 25th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)
I care immensely about Stew.
Stew is one of my best and closest friends, online or fleshbag. :-)
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would get drunk with him, even though I've been sober for ten years. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime thing, getting drunk with Stew.
I think Stew should spend next year's American Thanksgiving at my place, with BC. [Hush, O Sarcastic One! I mean that. I'd far rather ditch my family and spend time with you and the missus here, in person. The invite is serious.
Stew needs to co-write a story with Warren Ellis.
I want to visit Stew, perhaps this summer.
Someday Stew will realize that all of the reasons that we love him -- his wit, his sarcasm, his intelligence, his way with words, his strength of character and willingness to stand for what he believes in, his loyalty to his friends -- make him an amazing person.
Stew reminds me of myself, save that he speaks some convoluted form of American. And he's way better at mathematics. :-)
Without Stew I never would have felt at home on the forums; I never would have picked up a Live Journal; I never would have met half of the people I know and love online; and, somewhere in the past, I most likely would gone back to cutting and burning as the only way that I could get by.
Stew can be my friend for as long as he chooses to do so, because it's an honor.
The worst thing about Stew is that he and the rest of us live billions of miles apart.
The best thing about Stew is that he is who he is.
Nov. 25th, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)
I like Stew.
Stew is a cup of green tea after a good meal.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would speak with him about his college days.
I think Stew should roll with the punches.
Stew needs a good laugh.
I want to thank Stew.
Someday Stew will be fscking happy.
Stew reminds me of an elf mage.
Without Stew idiocy would be rampant.
Stew can be a tough love kind of guy.
The worst thing about Stew is his need of a hair dresser (ghey I know).
The best thing about Stew is his random post-party posts.
Nov. 25th, 2003 10:41 pm (UTC)
I accept Stew.
Stew is decent when cooked right.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would [censored].
I think Stew should be assimilated into American culture. Resistance is futile.
Stew needs less idiots in the world.
I want to help Stew reduce the idiot population.
Someday Stew will celebrate Thanksgiving.
Stew reminds me of myself with a math degree.
Without Stew, I wouldn't be typing this entry.
Stew can be eaten with bread.
The worst thing about Stew is ________.
The best thing about Stew is too many to list.
Nov. 25th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
I Smooch! Stew.
Stew is groovy.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would probably end up RPing with him.
I think Stew should come visit!.
Stew needs to remember to breathe.
I want to (these are dangerous trick questions) Stew.
Someday Stew will be an infamous published writer.
Stew reminds me of a starry night, with a full moon (chilly, mysterious, with a sense of awe thrown in).
Without Stew I would cry. Lots.
Stew can be pessimistic.
The worst thing about Stew is he lives across the pond.
The best thing about Stew is a damn good guy and friend.
Nov. 26th, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
I did toy with filling every space with the word 'wang', but I like living, so instead:
I fear Stew.
Stew is damn interesting to hold a conversation with.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would probably get into some sort of rambling discussion about comics, gaming, movies or politics.
I think Stew should get a group together and run a game, damnit.
Stew needs a gun of his own.
I want to hang out more with Stew.
Someday Stew will snap and brutalise a senior politician on live television.
Stew reminds me of why there are gun control laws.
Without Stew the average IQ of the population of England would decrease by several points.
Stew can be fucking scary when he wants to be.
The worst thing about Stew is that he plays with people's minds as if they were toys unto him... no, wait, that's no bad thing ^_^
The best thing about Stew is that he isn't afraid to completely blast his opinion out to the world.
Nov. 27th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
I like Stew.
Stew is perhaps the most honest individual I have ever spoken to.
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would go to the kitchen to get the beers in.
I think Stew should go into politics. Seriously. If only because he hates the system with all his black heart ;)
Stew needs to get recognised for his talents.
I want to meet Stew.
Someday Stew will get published
Stew reminds me of Spider Jerusalem.
Without Stew life on the Forums would be a little quieter.
Stew can be vitriolic but honest with it. This is a good thing people.
The worst thing about Stew is his damn stubborness.
The best thing about Stew is his damn stubborness.

Iscariot "I was framed"
Nov. 29th, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
I love Stew.
Stew is my sexy Brit Boy. *wink*
If I were alone in a room with Stew, I would break out the handcuffs and riding crop and make puppydog eyes.
I think Stew should write more fiction on his LJ.
Stew needs a job that pays him what he's worth.
I want to hold Stew.
Someday Stew will cohabitate with me and some cats, with any luck.
Stew reminds me of kisses that taste of vodka mixed with Dr. Pepper.
Without Stew there wouldn't be anything else for me.
Stew can be a right stubborn bastard.
The worst thing about Stew is the motherfucking Atlantic Ocean inbetween us.
The best thing about Stew is everything else.
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