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We fly in our dreams ever so bold.


FRIENDS CUT
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This is a public entry. The cut has occurred. If you've been cut, and you still want to be friends, you can write to me, but I already made an entry AFTER the initial warning so that you would highlight there that you still wanted to be kept. So, I won't say you missed your chance, but the lack of interaction on both of my friends cut entries tells me what I need to know regarding your feelings about me, so that will most likely be that, based on the ball being in your court now.

Those who are safe, here's to our continuing friendships :)

I whittled down 74 friends to 46, incidentally. A much nicer number for me :)

Writer's Block: Multiple Personalities
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Introduce all your different personalities.

This question is problematic on a few levels.

The phrasing is awkward; I suspect (or rather, hope) that it was asking what sort of different moods or even "modes" you tend to adopt in certain scenarios. Most people change even subtly depending on who they're around. It might have been more sensible to ask it in a better way, providing that my interpretation is correct.

Otherwise, it both perpetuates the trend nowadays that everyone has a mental illness. And it trivializes those who actually do have DID. Every one of us has moods which fluctuate, and sometimes "the shy one" or "the bitchy one" or even the "the masculine/feminine one" comes to the surface. That doesn't mean it's a different personality. We're all complex people, and it's not the case that everyone is one-dimensional, with only one set of attributes permitted to us. You can be happy one day and sad the next; it's human emotion.

And I've seen other ways of ignorance about mental illness manifested in these very comments: "schizo" does not refer to DID. Despite its etymology, schizophrenia is not about "splitting the mind" or "split personality".

This whole question's quite a flop.

Writer's Block: Socially Active
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What are your favorite LJ communities?

thequestionclub, ljsecrets, and, I have to admit, ONTD.

Writer's Block: School Ties
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What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?

I'm sure everyone on my journal knows by now I'm a classicist, as I never shut up about it :P I don't have a career yet, but I don't intend on remaining in the field when I graduate. No PhDs for me! I will have the MA though :) My dream career is in author- and musicianship, so I reckon my classical knowledge will come in handy whenever I want to use mythology and my Greek and Latin knowledge :)

Writer's Block: Hello, World!
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What is your earliest memory?

Rich and I were 3 or 4, on our way to nursery for a fashion show/Christmas party (I'm convinced it was the Christmas party, but Mum insists it was a fashion show!). It was raining, and we were so excited that Rich ran right into a wall and broke his nose. I remember having to take home Rich's present from Santa (it was a book), so that's why I'm sure it must have been the Christmas party he missed, but Mum says otherwise!

Writer's Block: Trivia Day
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Don’t cheat. Do you know how many countries there are in the world?

196.

Writer's Block: Don’t look back in anger
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Do you have any regrets from this year?
Probably just that I didn't work much on the dissertation during summer, when I had loads of time, and wasted most of it anyway! Possibly that I didn't get much stuck in until now, as well - I'd get it done with no problems if I had all my reading and notes done, and just had to write it up now!

Writer's Block: Fantastic plastic
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Would you consider having plastic surgery?

Well, in the past I had considered a labiaplasty, but I decided it was pretty absurd to go through the pain and expense. I've seen women whose privates are quite similar to mine (!) posing for naked pictures, and they're pretty happy with them, and I've never seen comments that thought them abnormal or anything, so I just have to live with it.

My mum used to always remind me that I could get a boob job on the NHS if it really affected me having small boobs - they're a 32A - but I've never genuinely considered it. If I did, I'd only want to go up to a B cup anyway, so again, not really worth the trouble, especially if I'm fine with my current size anyway. :)

Writer's Block: Talent show
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What is something you do well?

I think that I write rather well. You perhaps don't see it so much in my entries, but when I'm working on my novel my language gets rather 'flowery' (not my word, but a friend described it thus) and I'm really proud of it. But you all know that I think that, don't you? :)

Writer's Block: Background players
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What is your computer wallpaper right now?

Mona Lisa with Voldemort's face. It's a really well done Photoshop, actually, but I can't take the credit for it! I don't know who did it though.

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