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01 January 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Hi!
I write stuff. And here, I mostly write about writing stuff and about writing-related issues. I've been posting poems, lately, and am likely to keep doing so.

Do feel free to friend me -- I shall be thrilled*. And do feel free to unfriend me -- I shall not be hurt. Though, if you are a real-life friend I'd like to know why -- because if I hurt your feelings I'd like to mend that, and if I didn't I'd like not to have to fret :)

I'd also love it to pieces if you tell me a bit about yourself, if I'm unlikely to know you from your lj name (my lj powers are weak). At some point when I'm finding it a bit less overwhelming, I'll be friending people back; I just haven't the focus to figure it all out just now.

I think that's everything for now :)

* ETA: Though, please read this before deciding if you want to friend me, because I am not necessarily going to make you comfortable, and I am entirely out of patience with so-called allies who only want validation & cookies.
 
 
 
b_writes: dickensb_writes on October 26th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
I keep seeing you over at seajules place and thinking 'damn, she's awesome.' So here I am.
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on October 26th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Eep!
I am not particularly awesome, but you're very welcome :)
(no subject) - b_writes on October 28th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
shaunaroberts on December 7th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Shweta, for getting into Clockwork Phoenix 3!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on December 8th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Hi! :) I'm glad to have your lj username!
Azahruazahru on December 14th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Hey you, tis Liz from Clarion 2009. Just stumbled onto your LJ. Hope your energy levels rise (that reminds me I must go to the gym and get me some light box therapy, the lack of sun seems to really get to me.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on December 14th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Hi! :)
anna_maria_76 on December 26th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Hello
Hello dear Shweta,

I was surfing on the internet and happened to find your page. Do you remember me from BSN?
I've been thinking about you many times and wondering how you're doing.

Many Christmas hugs to you.
I will return to your site.

Love, Ann-a-mari-a :)
shweta_narayan: authorpic1shweta_narayan on December 27th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: Hello
Oh goodness! Hi :)
How are you doing and what are you up to these days?
Re: Hello - anna_maria_76 on January 3rd, 2010 11:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Hello - shweta_narayan on January 3rd, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
some guy named Larrylnhammer on March 8th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I never did introduce myself here. I'm a sometimes poet and otherwise scribbler who liked what you read at WFC in San Jose. I'm told I come across as taller in person than I do online.

I envy your ability to write in free verse. I suck at that.

---L.

Edited at 2010-03-08 05:56 pm (UTC)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 8th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hi :)

I've very glad you liked what I read, and likewise! Dunno if you remember responding to me on this, one of the poems you read at WFC (Psyche, At Midnight, in the Dark) stuck with me so much, (even after smokers hit my asthma the saturday night and I lost the next month or so to that and remember WFC only as a blur) that when I read it in Goblin Fruit I was stuck going "Haven't I read that before?"

I'm told I come across as taller in person than I do online.

It's the icon. It needs to be more like this:



I envy your ability to write in free verse. I suck at that.


I dunno, I understand envying whatever one doesn't do oneself, but I love (and envy) and hope to shamelessly steal from your ability to write metered verse that reads so naturally that one might think it was free verse until one read it a second time.


my new icon yay - lnhammer on March 8th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: my new icon yay - shweta_narayan on March 8th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: my new icon yay - lnhammer on March 8th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
pyre006 on April 11th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
hi! i love your pieces on the spring issue of goblin fruit. hope you don't mind if i friend you
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on April 11th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Hallo! I'm delighted that you like them :) Welcome on board!
(no subject) - pyre006 on April 11th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on June 23rd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Hi, welcome, and thank you *blushes*

I do hope you listened to the audio of Bone Harp -- it's got extra awesome to it (which I can say without embarrassment because I did not provide it directly, I fond an awesome person to do so).
advaitin on August 15th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Hi! Added you as a friend, hope you don't mind
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on August 15th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Hi! Welcome :)
I'm curious as to why, but you don't have to tell me if you don't want to!
(no subject) - advaitin on August 16th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - shweta_narayan on August 16th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Tanya D.tanyad on September 23rd, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
*Waves* I added you post Wiscon
After hearing your work read during the Split Tongues event. Hope you don't mind. :)

shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on September 23rd, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: *Waves* I added you post Wiscon
Thank you! I hope I say interestingthings :)
unhappytriad on October 10th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
Friending you because of your amazing post about E. Moon. Friending you because I need to hear what you have to say. And I need to keep hearing it, and keep thinking about it.

--unhappytriad, white middle aged Southern privileged mom of a lesbian
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on October 10th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Welcome! And thank you for the intro :)
And for thinking about it.
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shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on October 14th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Hi! And welcome!

I used to live in Sarawak :) Now I'm in California, which means this is a much smarter hour for you to be awake than me; generally when I'm talking to people in the UK in real-time, it's a sign that I should go to sleep.
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(no subject) - shweta_narayan on October 14th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
art_ungulate on October 29th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Hi, Schweta!

Thank you for the encouragement to go read Athena Andreadis' blog yesterday! I'm gradually adapting to LJ and finally cluing in to saying Hi! when friending someone.

Hello!!

I enjoyed your poem in Stone Telling, and a few more I found via (I think) Goblin Fruit. Looking forward to your posts and reading more of our work. :-)

dan campbell
shweta_narayan: happyshweta_narayan on October 29th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Hi Dan! Good to "meet" you!
I'm very glad you like my poetry! Have you read any of rose_lemberg's btw? It's wonderful, and she's helped me a lot with mine.

(No c in my name, btw, it's not german! :D )
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Grinning Cheshire Catsiedhr on October 31st, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hello. Friending you for the post about racism and bullying. Will also be checking your writing sometime soon. I'm mostly a lurker, so you might never hear from me again.:)
As for me, I'm an aspiring writer, 31-year old white female who loves cats (from Romania).
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on October 31st, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hallo! Welcome aboard :) And thank you for breaking the lurking to say hi!

Calyx of the Heavensheavenscalyx on November 30th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Hi! I keep reading your posts and comments all over LJ and being really impressed and thinking, "Gosh, I've got to friend her sometime," so I finally have.

I'm a 40-something white USian dyke in Massachusetts who writes things sometimes.
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on November 30th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Hi! Lovely to meet you.

Peeking over at your lj, I see we have comics tastes in common :)
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the coproduct of doomoonh on December 5th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
hi!
shweta_narayan: mangatarshweta_narayan on December 5th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hi :)