I’m not sure if I’m allowed to ask, but I was curious if someone could tell me where to find the short story "Stay Awake". I’ve tried searching bookstores, libraries and the internet…but it seems like a lost cause. I’m not sure if anyone can point me in the right direction, but it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if this post isn’t allowed, I’m terribly sorry and can delete it! >.<
That was a lovely link. According to the blogalyzer I'm more male than female. Someone should warn my husband. Oh dear. And also, I'm self-centred and too verbose for web-based communications (no surprise there when a person types faster than they can think).
Thank you for your vivid descriptions of some of the folks riding the float. I could quite easily visualise those faces.
They're starting up an annual carnival here by us as well and our city is growing more and more ... erm ... festive each year. It's often not easy to concentrate on work when minstrels are singing "Daar kom die Alabama" (Here comes the Alabama) over a din of banjos, drums and tambourines while dancing down the pedestrianised road in front of our building.
We haven't quite progressed to NO's level but it's fun nonetheless. Next year we're hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup and I'm already afraid that it's going to be utter chaos. How do you cope with the annual madness?
No posting of fanfic, fan art, or links to same. Also, no fan icons, please. Sorry, I know you created it with love in your heart, but this just isn't that kind of community.
Please follow the rules, folks. I know people enjoy this stuff, and I appreciate the thought that goes into it, but it can be legally problematic when it's posted on a community I take part in. DeviantArt (or your personal site of choice), not here, is the appropriate place for it.
I'm appalled by the idiocy of the situation. Granted, if you're online, you're going to be meeting nutters from time to time but hell ... to publicly tell someone to commit suicide because you feel you received unjustified criticism is blatantly stupid.
Intelligent people know that everything they put up in a public forum is subject to scrutiny. Hell, everything you put in print is subject to scrutiny. What we may think is clever others see as in insult as it is difficult to convey emotions with the written word and easy to misinterpret, to boot.
But what we're seeing here is also a classic case of people losing their inhibitions because they are working in a digital environment. This is wrong, wrong wrong on many levels and I hope that that writer reaps the rewards for his stupidity and arrogance.
I hope that things are resolved from this situation.