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Avast! [20080919|09:25]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Drink up, me heartiesI still have one deadline to meet. It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day. I'm celebrating my birthday at work today.

If you think I didn't show up to the office dressed as a goth pirate queen, you are sadly mistaken.

On a different note, there are no goths in West London. I'm pretty sure there are no goths in Surrey, either. It's been a long time since I dressed like this, and I've grown unaccustomed to the kind of attention it attracts. You seem to get one of two reactions from people.
  1. They stare unabashedly at you. Some don't change expression. Occasionally they sneer. Occasionally they wolf-whistle. But no attempt is made to conceal their reaction to you.

  2. They try their damnedest to pretend you don't exist. It's as if something in their brains cannot compute the strangeness of your presence, so they frantically try to delete it. It reminds me of that bit in Douglas Adam's The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul when Kate Schechter is teasing Thor about people ignoring his enormous self. "Is this when you have the helmet on?" she asks. "Especially when I have the helmet on," he solemnly intones. Then he realizes she's making fun of him, he gets angry, the sky rumbles ominously, and she reconsiders the wisdom of toying with the emotional state of a touchy thunder god.


Anyway. It's going to be a good day. I command that it be so. Also, that someone bring me a tricorn hat.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:43 (UTC)
You could always delete the file that has the reasons why I fail. Like not meeting that deadline. Still. I might have underestimated how much time this particular document was going to take to write by just a little bit...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:44 (UTC)
I haven't smelled him yet. I hope not to for a good long while.

Yaaarrrr!
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-09-19 11:33 (UTC)
Where are all the goths these days? North London? Essex?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-20 10:32 (UTC)
I think they're confined to Camden, sadly.
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[User Picture]From: comfortslut
2008-09-19 12:02 (UTC)
You know, one day, all the helpless souls you've entranced will mutiny, and delightedly suck the marrow from your very bones.
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[User Picture]From: slutbunwalla
2008-09-19 13:29 (UTC)
There are No Goths in West London
That should be the title of....something...something completely unrelated...but somehow it ties in knowotImean?
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-09-19 14:17 (UTC)
Ya know, darlin’, I’m ninety-seven percent chum free.
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[User Picture]From: automatic_kafka
2008-09-19 19:32 (UTC)
Happy Birthday. Also, hot.
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From: typwrtr
2008-09-20 07:27 (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:41 (UTC)
Hurrah, birthday in Berlin! Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: snakebitetom
2008-09-21 12:54 (UTC)
Nope, none in Dorking or North Holmwood. I'm as goth as it gets down this way.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:41 (UTC)
Those snakeskin cowboy boots are terribly goth. Oh yes.
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From: nicklechicken
2008-09-22 19:32 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!

OMG, I never remember anyones birthday. You should feel special. But I hope you have had a good day.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:40 (UTC)
I do feel special! Thank you.

(I never remember anyone's birthday either, which is why I always announce my own very loudly. I don't like it when people get all passive-aggressive about forgotten birthdays. For heaven's sake, if it's important to you, make some noise about it.)
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From: nicklechicken
2008-09-26 19:25 (UTC)
I start reminding people a month in advance. And I like to call it my birthday WEEK! You know what I think is weird, here everyone buys people rounds of drinks and buys sweets for everyone else on thier own birthday. I want someone to give me my sweets and alcohol on my birthday! I'm just sayin...
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-09-24 08:57 (UTC)
Curses, I was hoping you'd post day of your birthday cuz that's traditionally whenever I deliver greetings, but two days later and alas I look all gauche! Please accept my sweetest natal-anniversary wishes, however late!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-09-26 15:38 (UTC)

Hippobirdy

Sorry, I was kinda busy on my birthday what with the going to Berlin thing! Also, I like my birthday to last about a week, so I'm just coming to the tail end of celebrating and therefore you're not late. :-D
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-09-26 20:03 (UTC)

Re: Hippobirdy

OH yes, yes! Which wacky hotel room did you two kids end up in again? ;)
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