June 9th, 2003

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All killer, no filler

Happy mimblewimbleth birthday to picklepuss for Sunday just past. There is some history behind the existence of Mr. P upon LJ. Picture the scene: December last - a cold, boring month. I was reduced to posting a picture of my breasts to the journal of famous fanfic author thegraybook for kicks. (A post, I note with inappropriate pride, that was still remembered at the Armchair Birthday chat just last weekend.) However, I digress.

This comes at about the time of a spate of male posters to this LJ asking for invite codes, not least the poster now known as tromboneborges. Three days later, an anonymous named Corey (fourth down) posts an obvious back-handed non-request for a code. Flush with codes, I decide that an amusing phrase in his second post displays sufficient promise for jollity; inevitably enough, I give him one. The rest is but history. Last month hermorrine and zorac prove to their own satisfaction that he isn't a mass hallucination, but fail to ask the one obvious question: why the hell "picklepuss"? Hope you had a good one, Corey; here's to many more. I raise my glass (of milk) to you.

Time to put the interviews game back into its box for a couple of months, I think; writing 22 sets of questions (and declining a 23rd) will do that to you. Nevertheless, I always enjoy reading people's answers, even when I wasn't the question-setter, and I regard it as a kind gesture of respect that people chose to ask me for questions in preference to someone else. (Or maybe it was just because I got round to it first; I don't know. *grin*) Like as not, the chain reaction should keep trickling through for a few days, weeks or months yet. One worthwhile technique, though I've only been able to do it a few times, is to ask someone to write about something you know they've always wanted to write about but haven't yet got around to doing so. That's a good way to generate something which is likely to inspire further interesting discussion.

The other reason why I'm a little questioned out is because I've been chipping away at the other thing I was plugging last week, "The Killer Meme". At 53 questions long, I now see why it deserves its title, and declare this to be a two-parter interrupted by a night's sleep. Eyes down for a full house:

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Polyfiller

Yesterday's post has been certified AA for Abnormal Arrogance, not least for three completely gratuitous uses of the word "hell". The perpetrator's ego has been deflated. Habitually meek service will now resumed shortly.

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Finally, from mctabby, commentary from the Sound Effect Generator:


wibble *ling* raaah yow jangle shush VRUM-VRUM dip

I repeat, the Vorlon has left the building.
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