meiran: (stupidity)
[personal profile] meiran
Recent events in other places have meant that I feel it's time for a friendslist cut.

I'll point out that this is the first time since I opened this journal eight years ago that I've done this. That's how ridiculous things have gotten. Hell, I didn't even go friends only until last fall. Things explode quickly I guess.

I'm making this post and waiting at least 24 hours so that people have a chance to ask to stay if they don't comment often but read the journal and enjoy it.

This is not going to be a "I'm going from 200 down to 20" kind of cut. This is a trim, a few inches off the top. But sadly, things have just gotten out of hand for too many people lately, so I feel like I need to do this. Especially since I'm about to actually have my name out in the wide world in a professional context, and the last thing I need or want is internet drama.

People who don't need to worry about being cut, and thus can move along if they like:
-Blood related family (this includes Cyn)
-Hollins friends.
-VTSFFCers and people that I met through that crowd.

People that I will be looking at and considering
-Anyone that I haven't met physically in real life.
-Anyone that I have known online for less than two years.
-Anyone who posts so infrequently that I almost always miss it.
-Anyone that I never comment on their posts nor do they comment on mine.
-Anyone who hasn't posted in six months or more.

Those of you that fit that group, you won't automatically be gone, just considered. So if I haven't actually talked to you in a long time, and we don't ever comment on each other's posts, then please feel free to comment and ask to stay.

Journals that are automatically being moved over to be friended by my "creative" journal, that I never post in but use to read other people's stuff:
-Any extra creative journals. This includes photography, writing, crafting, RPing, etc. This doesn't mean I don't want to read your stuff or that I'm unfriending you. It just means I'm making things easier for me to sort out and figure out. IF you use your primary journal for discussion of writing then that will stay here.

I do not mean anything personal by this. I understand entirely that it's not like you can completely remove the personal aspect of the situation, that you might feel hurt or upset about this (though I think that's egotistical of me to think you care that much about my random rantings) but it just boils down to the fact that my LJ has gotten a little out of control and I've stopped being able to keep up. I was trying to make an attempt to do it, but in the end, other things have convinced me that it's time.

This is not a cry for people to say "OMG, I love your posts, please don't get rid of me!" and don't feel you need to say "You can delete me if you want..." I'm just writing this up in the interest of clarity and transparency, since I've been ranting about that a lot lately.

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Date: 2009-02-28 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_venus_/
I understand, that's why I never really add anyone new on my LJ. But, I want to stay! :) I read, I just never know what to say 'cause film stuff tends to go waaaay over my head.

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm going to start being a lot more careful about who I add from now on. I always liked the idea of the friends I've met through random lj searches and communities, but eesh.

Anyway, I never would have gotten rid of you anyway *glomps* Besides, one day we have to meet up again!

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Date: 2009-03-01 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_venus_/
Totally! I think Ash is coming to stay with me over her spring break - dinner one day, perhaps?

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Date: 2009-02-28 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
Well, I read your posts, for what it's worth :)

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Don't worry, you weren't even close to the considering list : )

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
oh, well yay!

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Date: 2009-02-28 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wabbitseason.livejournal.com
I know I don't comment that often, but I do enjoy your posts. Your PR posts probably got me interested in the show in the first place. And the movie stuff is fascinating.

[livejournal.com profile] nanonano is my Nano/writing journal. It only gets updated during November and occasionally other times. [livejournal.com profile] wabbitseason is predominantly fic and comic/tv natterring.

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Thanks : ) I hope PR actually gets to air again, it makes me sad to be so long without it : (

I'll be switching writing journals over to [livejournal.com profile] midnightmusings sometime soon, so if you see a random request, that's me : ) But I like fic and comic natterring!

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Date: 2009-02-28 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-lisa.livejournal.com
While I don't necessarily think you're planning on cutting me, I thought I'd drop a line to say I'd like to stay nonetheless. ^_^

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Nope, wouldn't dream of it : )

(Your icon, btw, is indeed made of awesome)

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Date: 2009-02-28 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ardnaid.livejournal.com
I still read your journal even though I never comment. :D

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Good to know : ) I read yours too, and I always think about commenting and then get distracted *bad Meiran, no cookie*

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Date: 2009-02-28 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purplecrayon01.livejournal.com
I read your entries! don't delete me!

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
No worries!

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Date: 2009-02-28 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashley.livejournal.com
I always read. Though I'm totally assuming you were going to keep me anyway.

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Good assumption : ) I'd never get rid of my Ash : )

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Date: 2009-02-28 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] domynoe.livejournal.com
I'd like to stick around. :)

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Absolutely! I wouldn't want to lose you.

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Date: 2009-02-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thewesternsky.livejournal.com
Hi Meiran! So we haven't actually met in RL, but I love reading your posts. I'd like to stay. :)

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Certainly : ) I read your journal too, even if I never comment : )

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Date: 2009-03-01 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aftereverything.livejournal.com
I had better be staying ;)

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Of course! Who else would understand my insane ravings about school?

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Date: 2009-03-01 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iced94over65.livejournal.com
XOXOXOXO i always read you posts, and i love you dearly.
MWAH.

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
*glomps*

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheana.livejournal.com
"-Anyone that I haven't met physically in real life."

WHUT!?

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
Oh, you don't count. I mean, sure we've never occupied the same physical space and all that, but really, we've been chatting and stuff for what, four years? Forever. Besides, I'm totally going to get to Ohio one of these days!

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Date: 2009-03-01 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ubiquitousfiend.livejournal.com
i know i never comment, but i do read and enjoy your posts, so i'd like to stay. :)

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Date: 2009-03-01 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuls.livejournal.com
I'd like to be kept, please.

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Date: 2009-03-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crimson-soul.livejournal.com
still interested.

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Date: 2009-03-01 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakura82.livejournal.com
I want to still be your friend!

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Date: 2009-03-01 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meiran.livejournal.com
You're family silly! ; )

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Date: 2009-03-01 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fuunsaiki.livejournal.com
Without wanting to sound egotistical, I'm sortof assuming I'm fine, but just in case the Atlantic is a big enough deterrent for you, I thought it safest to drop a comment saying I'd really like to stay. :)

(Although obviously it's your friends list and your choice, so if you *want* to drop me, go ahead. But if you're ambivalent or undecided, allow me to choose for you. ;D)
Edited Date: 2009-03-01 07:50 pm (UTC)