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Parc départemental du Val-de-Marne
Originally uploaded by gadl

This guy just made my jaw drop. He takes 360-degree panoramas and turns them into tiny planets. The full set is here.

And while I'm at it, more beautiful otherworldly pictures by [ profile] marnameow. They're a set taken on the Thames at night, exposed for so long they're as bright as day.

River, and gherkin in the distance
Originally uploaded by felinebeastie

How did I live without this constant influx of cool stuff from the internet? Oh yeah, I got quarterly fanzines in the post or something. It wasn't much fun.

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Hey guys, look, I've picked up a random crazy-troll-person who's pretending to be a Christian! Check it out!

And have a look at the comments on this post on its own journal about how it "tried to help a large girl feel happier about herself". It's pretty funny. The persona rings less and less true as you read down.

Now I know I've really arrived as a blogger. If only I wasn't a depressed alcoholic incapable of happiness, I might be pleased, but now if you'll excuse me I have to go fall asleep in a pool of my own tragic vomit.


Dec. 10th, 2005 08:01 pm
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Has anyone else ever got trapped reading the archives of their own journal for hours and hours? Or have I finally disappeared up myself once and for all?
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I'm sure this has been asked before, but why is LJ always dead on Sunday evenings? It's baffling. I'd have thought most people would have net access at home by now, so it can't be a 'can only post at work' thing, and I'd also expect people to be in on Sunday evenings since it's a school night, kicking around at home and potentially thinking of interesting things to post. Is it that you can't spod without the thrill of the forbidden, the threat of the boss popping up behind you? Is Sunday your sacred night to spend offline with your real-life people? Is it just that no one goes online because they assume no one else will be there?

...No, I'm not procrastinating. Why do you ask?
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[Poll #424905]

Edit: Two observations.
1) I like [ profile] verlaine's hair.
2) Do not ever, ever leave yourself logged on when [ profile] mzdt and [ profile] hoshuteki are around, for they are evil, evil men.
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Oy vey. It's just taken me four and a half hours to get completely up to speed and do something about the flamewars in [ profile] theladiesloos. I've just finished a new set of posting guidelines. Would it be bitchy to add a rule saying "NO SODDING EMAIL FORWARDS, GODDAMNIT!!"?

I still have lots of Paint pictures to do for people - you're all stark raving geniuses, and thank you - but if I look at this computer screen for one second more, my eyeballs are going to burst. I'm going to do something else for a while now.
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Ye gods. Someone just gave me a paid account.

This is obviously lovely, but I'm feeling quite ashamed. Last night in The Woodman I was ranting good-humouredly about [ profile] verlaine's paid-account birthday-presents and the fact that although I regularly point out I can't do polls, no one has yet bought me one. But the only witnesses to this were the man himself and [ profile] miss_newham, and I know for a fact you're both as poor as churchmice. When I said 'no one ever buys me presents', it wasn't directed at you. Honest.

But maybe it was just a random act of goodwill from someone else. Either way, as girls in comics say to masked superheroes, thank you, whoever you are!

And by the way, [ profile] catskulls, who are you? I'd ask in your comments but you've disabled them. You know several people I know. Maybe I've even met you. Enlighten me?
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I have an ad up on a website called A+ Tutors. So far, I've had lots of legitimate enquiries from decent, salt-of-the-earth people who just want their kids to get good grades... until Mr Frank Sam came along. Or maybe he's Mr Mark Rich. Or sometimes 'Frank from England'. It's not entirely clear.

Frank or Sam or Mark is a generous man. He wants to send me 4500 quid to teach his son English. But to do that, he'll need my state and zip code.

the email exchange, for the really curious )
I'm looking forward to seeing if he replies to that last one!

But what I'm wondering is, what's the point? What does he hope to get out of it? Is it just snailmail address collecting, for the sending of junkmail? If so, it seems like a lot of bother. Or is there something more sinister going on?

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