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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.
 
 
 
Niamh Sageniamh_sage on July 16th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Ooooh I saw you'd lived in the Netherlands, and I wondered if you spoke Dutch! :D I'm a transplant from Australia - lived for three years in NL and now live in Belgium. It's a nice part of the world!

I thought that article on the risk-taking in adolescence was really interesting, and I find it a shame that we tend to dampen or lose that risk-taking streak as we get older. I mean, why wouldn't anyone choose to put on the strange, shimmery clothes that suddenly appear in their wardrobe? :D

Thanks for pointing me to your faery things, I'll be sure to visit them all! And thanks also for the 'terugvriending'. ;)

shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on July 23rd, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Only "een klein beetje" :)

It's a great part of the world, but I'm allergic to cigarette smoke. You can imagine how well that worked 20 years ago.

I think part of why we don't take as many risks as adults is that, honestly, some risks we take as adolescents, before our frontal cortices are fully formed, are plain stupid. We sacrifice some potential for a great deal of safety.

There are great examples in blackholly's Tithe, where the protagonist keeps doing exactly the thing she shouldn't because it seems like a good idea at the time.

On the other hand, I do think some adults keep the sense of play.