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Thu, Oct. 11th, 2007, 01:42 am

I really hope none of this whatever-this-is has made any of you feel like it's directed at you. Gods, I hope not. I love you. I love you all so much. That's part of what's been slowly eating me up, tearing me to bits emotionally. I'll bet what I've done here has taxed a lot of new freindships and... acquaintenceships? Or is going to.

Yar, this tidal wave of fucked-upedness is capsizin' our acquaintence-ships! Quick! To the Manage Friends page! WE LEFT WITH NO CHOICE, CAP'N!

And that's a stupid thing to be concerned about. Kinda late in the game now to reverse it, huh?

Wed, Oct. 17th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)

Heh, that's an important thing for us shy, perenially guilty folk to realize: the distance that things like LJ imposes works both ways, and you generally have to fuck up pretty egregiously to lose your core of friends. As long as either you're nice (which you are ♥) or your friends are total assholes -- which does carry its own sort of swashbuckling morality, I've found -- you can get away with quite a bit. Memories are short here. If worse comes to worse, the single most valuable piece of advice I can offer is: "If you post drama, follow up with something about a puppy." It'll reduce your losses by 95% or more.

Wed, Oct. 17th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)

I'll have to remember that. I discovered I have the habit of trying to protect people I like from negative things, especially about myself, because I don't think they should have to put up with it. What that leads to is that I kind of burst and get emotional goo all over the place. That can't be a healthy thing, so I'm going to try to, gee-whiz, talk about things. [The drama-puppy combo popularized by the turn of the decade moved into the physical world, leading to wholesale adoption of homeless puppies, leading to a subsequent crash of HoboDog Inc.]