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To quote LotR... [Feb. 26th, 2005|04:42 pm]
the lonely shepherd
In the words of Samwise Gamgee, "Well, I'm back."

I'm not sure what I'm back for or what I'll do, but I felt like being on LJ again and a more active member of the HP fandom since I've still been reading. Perhaps LotR as well since I'm versatile and... okay, fine, I have a really short attention span.
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Goodbye [Sep. 26th, 2004|01:56 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[Playing |turn back time]

Now comes the time that occurs in the lives of many fandom members: the bittersweet goodbye. It is a sad occasion, often filled with regrets. I don't think this is a hiatus. I may come back one day, but it isn't a day that will come soon. I really developed a great support system within the fandom and I'm sad to be leaving it. of_bad_faith has been almost an alterego for me, like Superman to Clark Kent. Perhaps not so fantastic, but it has certainly allowed me my own escape. It feels almost wrong to be abandoning this journal now. It is, however, time.

If you'd like to keep in touch with me, I'll be making a friends-only post with the addresses of my new online journals and my RL screenname.

It's time for me to pass this torch on though. I spent over a year here making friends and even enemies. I can't even remember some of the stupid things I got pissed over now. I had some great fandom friends. starrysummer, malfoypatriarch, edgefire... I doubt anyone will still be reading this, but I love you all. Everyone I ever friended, I love you. Just having you on the flist allowed me to know you cared in some small part. I know you'll probably have defriended this inactive thing by now, but if you do read this thanks.

Thanks for being a major part of my life. Thanks for allowing me to gain the confidence I needed to go on with my life. Thanks for being there when I was being angsty and emo and not calling me on it. Thanks for reading my garbage and enjoying it. Thanks for writing things I enjoyed. I wonder if you still write.

I'll always be grateful to fandom for giving me the chance to prove myself. I really feel like I'm a better person as a result of this. I'm also much more comfortable with "alternative" things. I'm a more accepting and tolerant person than I would be had I not discovered fandom. Although VH1 has helped. ;)

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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I come bearing fic... [Jun. 24th, 2004|08:01 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[I feel |curiouscurious]
[Playing |zamfir-kill bill soundtrack-the lonely shepherd]

Well, a bit of it anyway. I'm curious to see your opinions on this new thing I've been working on. It's still very much in the beta stages and I only have three pages so far, but I'd like to post what I have now. Comment please and tell me what I can improve. Also, Andromeda characterization ideas. I'm torn between characterizations, so ideas would be helpful.

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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2004|11:54 pm]
the lonely shepherd
i am ready. pg.Collapse )
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black ficathon fic//"his favorite cousin" [Jun. 1st, 2004|11:21 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[I feel |amusedamused]

his favorite cousin. pg.Collapse )
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i want you to know me the way i know myself (part I) [Mar. 28th, 2004|11:53 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[I feel |mellowmellow]
[Playing |everything and anything i love]

She doesn't really look fourteen.

She has dark red dyed hair, pale skin, and eyes that look brown but are really if you look close enough, hazel, because sometimes they're green. She's talkative, maybe a little nervous. You don't know her and she doesn't know you, so it makes for slightly awkward conversation. She'll try to see if you have common interests, if you'd really be at her level or above. According to the "No Child Left Behind" Act, every child is on the same page, but if you're not on hers, you'll both see it soon and a friendship between you probably won't grow into anything that special.

Everything she wears is from the same store, Express, and all she reads these days are random intellectual books from Barnes & Noble that are generally really out there. Maybe she wants it to be easy for you to box her in, to affix a label she can't shake off to her, but no matter how good your label is, it will never fit her because people have more than two sides, and she looks different every way you look at her.

me, myself, & i (personal-ish, so read on only if you want)Collapse )

This is just part I and I might continue this if I feel the need to put myself on a computer screen without pictures again. This is public because I don't see why people considering friending me shouldn't read this. I don't want them to think I'm someone I'm not. This is, I hope, an accurate representation of who I am. Maybe when I read this over at a time other than midnight on a school night I'll be able to say for sure.

Good night. Bonne nuit. Buenos noches. Etcetera.

Remember: I think, therefore I am. I learned that in math class, suprisingly. I think it was Descartes or someone. I don't remember exactly who said that. It's quite true though.
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Separate but equal IS NOT equal [Feb. 17th, 2004|10:52 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[I feel |cynicalcynical]
[Playing |TaTu//How Soon is Now?]

There are many ways to lie to the American people. There are many analogies that can be drawn about gay marriage. There are many that could be true.

One thing is always true.

Separate but equal IS NOT equal. It isn't. On a moral level, it isn't. On a legal level, it isn't.

That's what we had before Martin Luther King, Jr. for African Americans, and was that at all successful? That was unfair. Civil unions, while better than nothing, are fundamentally inequal. Civil union =/= marriage. The effective "Rosa Parks" thing to do would be for heterosexual married partners to demote themselves to partners in a civil union. That would show Americans care about equality.

This country--America--was founded on equality.

That means, Bush, that gays and lesbians and minorities and Muslims deserve the same rights YOU have, like it or not. Get used to it. It should be fair and impartial like that. It should allocate equal rights to everyone.

But it doesn't, and that's what needs to be changed.

A rose may be a rose by any other name, but it should still be allowed the name rose.

(And, yes, I know I'm friends-only now, but I think this entry deserves to be public.)
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and my book is locked up until the endings of the world... [Feb. 16th, 2004|09:43 pm]
the lonely shepherd
[I feel |creativecreative]
[Playing |TaTu//Not Gonna Get Us]

how to join the private partyCollapse )
NOTE: If I friended you, or you friended me prior to this post and I friended you back, this doesn't apply to you. I have no problem with you commenting and telling me why you friended me though. :D Actually, please do if you have the time. It'll be kind of neat.
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