So, from a couple recent posts, I guess there has been sockpuppet wank? I talk way too much about everything to be a sockpuppet. However, this did prompt me to check my mutual friends list to see how many could honestly vouch for my meatspace existence, for curiosity's sake. I'd say it's a solid majority. Lots of them I know from college, some from high school, some I met at WriterCon '06, some I met at a valley_slash meetup or at Oxford (though I'm not really in touch with either of those two sets), and others I've visited at school/home or vice versa. Plus of course my immediate family. [Of 93 mutual LJ friends, 31 -- exactly one third -- I haven't met in meatspace.]
via marginalia: This says I'm a D-list blogger. Whatever.
via fox1013: NPH and Jason Segel sing "Confrontation" (Javert and Valjean) from Les Mis [during The Megan Mullally Show where the whole HIMYM cast was a guest]. Made of awesome. Note from repeated viewing: look at their nametags
My Secret Slasha assignment isn't what I had hoped for, but it's a challenge I don't mind. Bit of a shame Secret Slasha doesn't do the Dear Writer letters.
It took me far too long to finish my letter to Joe F. in response to the columns I so disagreed with, but I had a nice reply from him in my mailbox today. [I really like writing for being able to craft what I'm saying, but I miss the conveyance of tone that is in a lot of ways so much easier in meatspace.] "None of your criticisms were things I haven't heard before, however, so be assured that you have plenty of company in disliking the columns; indeed, many in that category are personal friends of mine." He quoted one of his early editors, something I had heard from him before but had forgotten: "If everybody likes you, you're not doing your job." He also managed to pleasantly surprise me, though he also posited that "gay marriage is very much a matter of basic civics," which I agree with but take in a very different direction than he does. Definitely drafting a response tonight. He closed with, "Anyway, it was nice to hear from you. I'm happy you care enough to read the papers and respond. I wish more people did, especially young bright ones like you." I miss discussion, argumentative or no :)