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I admit, I am not an avid commenter. There are times when I am commenting on everything, and there are times when I don't comment at all. I think on a journal, removing someone for not commenting on your entries is not a big deal, actually, and I can understand why people do that. I don't do that. Even if you never comment, even if you hardly ever post, I most likely won't delete you, mostly because I find people fascinating (as a person who isn't the biggest fan of others, that could be considered hypocritical I suppose), but I like the fact that with an online journal, we allow people a small look into our lives and let them see that we are actually quite similar to many different people.

The one thing I find distasteful is removing friends from Facebook, especially if they are people you know/knew and were/are close to. I had a friend who randomly deleted me from myspace. I no longer have myspace, nor did I really check it, so I didn't care that much. Then he deleted me from Facebook. We were really close and while I admit we hadn't talked for a while, you'd think he'd like to use me for networking, since I had told him that if I ever found out about any graphic design jobs that I couldn't do, I'd send them to him. So it was a bit of a shock when he did that. I sent him a short, very nice message about it, and he told me he randomly cleans up his facebook every once in a while and I shouldn't take it personally. Well, I suppose I shouldn't. That is his choice if he doesn't want to list me as a friend on facebook. It's also my choice not to give him any references when graphic design jobs come my way (which they do from time to time).

I think it's completely different when you are friends with someone from high school you haven't talked to since high school, or maybe even earlier, and they remove you from their list. But when my friend from graphic design removed me, stating it was nothing personal and that he just liked to clean up his list from time to time, that just annoyed me. Then again, I do hope he doesn't remove his girlfriend from his list. I would hate to see the wrath of the girlfriend scorned by facebook. It would be quite entertaining, but still scary.

So in conclusion, if you like lots of comments from your online journal friends, I am probably not the best person for that. I do try, but I admit, there are times when I have nothing to say. Doesn't mean I'm not reading.

There's my little rant/just some information for you to know. :) I do love to read about what goes on in other people's lives. Makes my life seem so...well, I don't know. Just makes it seem like my life is pretty normal, since I see people struggling with stuff that either I have struggled with, or am struggling with. Or may struggle with in the future. :]

Date: 2011-10-11 08:01 pm (UTC)
claire_chan: Socrates (Socrates)
From: [personal profile] claire_chan
Good good ♥

Smiling makes everyone feel better - except when it's artificial, and sometimes the artificial smiles encourage cheer where it may not have existed previously.
I have time because I'm on holiday - but that is coming to an end. I plan to respond in as much depth when I don't have as much time because it's DW and I particularly want to, just please understand it'd be at odd hours or a couple days later.

We do have a nice conversation here! Why not? :D Keep in mind these messages are likely going to get relegated to hazily "the weekends" maybe.
Unbelievably hard, if p o s s i b l e.
Thank you!! It does mean I don't have as much time as optimal to "goof off", but it's very helpful when trying to make an impression.

Not Japanese this semester, but Greek. xDD I studied a little bit of Japanese at the end of high school. ちょっとだけ。

When I have time and am not writing up something amazing like what Gaius Stuartus got himself into this time...! Maybe I'll draw a profile picture for each of 'em and write a little blurb. Whenever this mysterious "time" pops up.

The physics guy who evidently "likes me" enough for kissing and buying me dinner and a mathematics calendar does not have an FB account, telling me none of his family did. He told me, furthermore, that it always makes people go "WTF?" which I'm sad to report is not verbatim but close enough.

Yeah, it's only Facebook really where I have random people I don't actually know, but I added the other two places just in case I get into an argument with an LJ'er or something. It happens.

My sympathies for having hit rock bottom ;_; even once is bad enough - it does depend on what you consider "rock bottom" though. One of the roughest times of my life was a couple months after a car accident. I write "a couple months" because immediately after the occasion, I had been in a coma. At least the people around me put me into one of the best hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. It's frustrating thinking I have to fight through accident haze to get all my numbers right again. I manage when I don't think about it, interestingly enough.

Wow, even one of my more popular friends has 900some. I don't think she's necessarily "popular" though - I think most of her friends are pets.

Age and beauty don't go hand in hand :O the most beautiful equations were imagined in the 1800s, and of course just the best music from the 1700s remains.

Maybe uncle John's wife? xDD *fail* Besides my mother that's the only married Binkley lady I can immediately think of. I was disturbed when I found out there are two other Claires in my classes this semester! (One in Computer Science and the other in Greek) Throughout grade school, I was the only one except for a Chinese girl and my grandmother's neighbour.

I'm often on the Dean's List except when I do less than optimally in Music Theory or what have you.

Okay! I think I'm Polish and German and Hungarian and... something else. My surname is often misspelled, if not mispronounced.

Karen the K is awesome xD I know my oboe professor's wife is named Karen! She retained her given name because they both profess at the same college a door apart.

That's interesting! :D My username - my given name with a Japanese cute ending.

If you water the inspiration area too much, it might drown!! Be careful xD

I'm trying to not be as kind myself because people take advantage of that, but it's hard to abstain from civility!

I say I have a bad memory. It depends on what I'm trying to remember IRL, though.

Don't worry about the tangential talk, otherwise our correspondence wouldn't be as interesting! You are awesome too. xD

Time to eat! I've discovered eating a lot = life quality better. Let's preview and submit!!

Date: 2011-10-15 11:55 pm (UTC)
claire_chan: tea (tea)
From: [personal profile] claire_chan
Just make yourself smile when not feeling up to it, and that’s artificial smiling.

I tend to get caught up in stuff and forget core essentials. School is good!

Very true. However, we’re making the time happen whether it naturally exists or not.

I’ve found Japanese easy, easier than Russian, but languages all tend to come easily to me somehow.
Immersion programs are the most effective, but do we ever have time to completely immerse ourselves in… Japanese this time?
Philly is nice as far as immersion goes, but I think most cities are hot spots for radically DIFFERENT cultures.

@_@ Just a matter of getting the time to find my sketchbook…

I don't know, I've been on the internet for so long that the fact that people are actually now ALWAYS on the internet still kind of shocks me.
Me too, and now I occasionally have to alert people that (gasp) sometimes I’m not accessible on the Interwebs.

I’ll have to share that some of my friends find it cool he doesn’t have a Facebook account. xD Next time we're both on teh bus! One of my friends demanded if I had another date planned and I told her "I just came out of one!! NO Dx" *not intrinsically social*

Minor gamer here. I can’t say I’m a major gamer because I also have so many other things I need to do @_@

It doesn’t matter too much to me who reads what I might have to say, honestly. ^^;;

I read about people who’ve been to psychiatric wards and I don’t want to if I can help it, because it sounds bad.
Glad your current psychiatrist is full of awesome, though ♥
My parents wouldn’t put me into a boarding school because they’re big public school people – both are teachers. The potential boyfriend and his family are from a big Catholic school in the area. He tells me it was harder than our current uni stuff @_@
My sister also loved her art/photo teachers too! Enough she applied to an art school.
That reminds me, I should make another sweep of random FB friends who are there for no reason…

Sympathy for the depression D:

Okay, I don’t know a Jason.

Yes, her friends are pets and stuffed animals. I don’t understand either. Maybe it makes her feel better about how few people actually like her?

It depends on the person.

Some classes are just impossible, don’t worry about it!

I don’t trust my parents very much: they say they’re Irish, German, Swiss, and native American. Definitely Catholic.

There are two other Claires in my current classes – one in Comp Sci and the other in Greek, and one was with me when graduating high school.

Japanese stuff is pretty nice ^^ not as crazy about it as I once was.

I can’t think of anything creative when told to be creative. D: Are you like that, too?

I’m trying to get rid of random FB friends I don’t know, but it is hard. I did cut down from over 400 to less than 200 quickly!

I hate when my memory draws blanks, like for Greek quizzes. u_u;;;;

Hurrah, tangents :D

Food and I are on shaky terms. @_@ But at last I have finally responded sufficiently enough xD;;; I hope!!

Date: 2011-10-25 04:04 am (UTC)
claire_chan: A profile sketch. (Default)
From: [personal profile] claire_chan
Life's been so busy for me too!!!

Don't worry, this is low priority.


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