all a-Twitter

I got a Twitter account. Yup. Found out about it through InsaneJournal. (Found IJ through GreatestJournal… GJ through Livejournal… LJ through message boards and friends… EZBoard through C… Don’t know why I’m recounting references all of a sudden…)

I got it mostly to stick on my blog so I won’t go without updating my blog in some fashion, but won’t deluge my blog with short, fairly pointless entries.

I’m disappointed that I can’t tweak it more than it is now though. (Well, if I took out the ul navigation from the sidebar I could. Or if I bloated my CSS with specific styling for each, which I hate.)

I don’t understand how Shari ( got hers the way she did. How’d she get her updates inserted into p tags?? And how’d she insert those special characters?? And how’d she get the updates to show up regularly in code instead of using Javascript and a blank ul??

:( I don’t like my Twitter code.


I just can’t get back into writing entries online on anything! (Blog, LJ, private journals, anywhere else…) So I shall force myself to ramble on and on about webcomics. Yay!

Lately I’ve been into Something Positive (well, since spring or so), so I just found it weird a couple weekends ago when I decided to buy the second volume of Megatokyo. Since they’re like polar opposites … heh heh … heh. Yeah. That just got me started thinking about all the other webcomics I’ve read. ^^;

I’m not quite sure what my first webcomic was. I first thought it was Sinfest, but now that I think about it, it might very well be Sketch of Love. That’s definitely how I found out about Keenspace, anyway. (And I found out about SoL through EZBoard. >.>;;)

Another early comic I read … I don’t even remember the name of it. Otherwise I’d still be reading it! I think it was on Keenspace, I’m not sure. It was about this, uh, guy who uh, wore a hockey mask (?) and killed people and stuff. ^^; I dunno. It was a one panel thing, maybe a sentence or two; I liked it.

Um, other comics I read back then (I guess I should mention them): (the ones I can remember) Wendy, and Penny Arcade. Commentary? I dunno, Wendy was just something to read, sometimes I found it funny, but right now it doesn’t really stick out in my mind other than everyone’s hairstyles… Penny Arcade, I didn’t really read it I guess, just read a few because it was mentioned quite often. About 30%~40% of it is over my head anyway, I’m not that into video games so I don’t really know what they’re talking about.

Middle! (Because I have no idea what else to refer to it as.) Started reading MegaTokyo because well being in an online anime crowd (… technically … it was online on messageboards) one just hears about it a lot. But really I don’t think I read much more than what’s in the published volume 1, and I don’t know why. [Blank spot, because “middle” encompasses a really long period here.] Started reading 8-Bit Theater and I think I read all the archives (maybe?) but then I guess I just didn’t remember to check back for updates. ^^; Found Real Life (although probably not around the same time as 8-Bit Theater … maybe a few months apart?), read the newest ones for about a month, liked it, wanted to keep reading it, so I started reading the archives. I never finished doing that. I still don’t read it. One day I should sit down and figure out where I left off. ^.^; (It was some time after, maybe a long time after, they went back in time [for the first time?].)

Other comics I read (that I still have saved in my bookmarks): Animenifesto, anything else Shari (Sketch of Love) wrote.

Um, lately. (Can’t think of something better to call it.) Er. I guess Get Fuzzy was doing a storyline where Rob’s cousin lost his leg in Iraq and was coming home? Then someone on the feed mentioned Doonesbury and how the main character lost his leg in Iraq too, so I went to read those strips. Someone on the Doonesbury feed (I guess I should mention by “feed” I mean the RSS feed or syndication accounts on Livejournal) said she could relate to how hard it must be for the comic writer (don’t know his name) to do something like that to one of his characters, and one he’s been writing for a long time, because she had a comic and she couldn’t bear to think about leaving her characters, although she knew it had to end after a while. That definitely caught my interest, so I went to read it, and that’s how I found out about Queen of Wands. (And I have to catch up on all the “new” old strips she’s left commentary on. >.>)

From QoW I traveled to Something Positive because of the two crossover storylines. XP The one wasn’t really enough. It took the second one to convince me to read it. (And I think, a long time ago, I read one of S*P’s strips. I don’t remember which one, but I definitely know it involved Choo-Choo Bear … and Aubrey … Davan too, I guess. Maybe not Choo-Choo.)

Other webcomics I’m currently reading: Two Lumps (discovered through S*P), IHarthDarth, and currently am perusing comics’ archives, which I won’t mention because I don’t feel they fit this blog’s audience…

Yay for webcomics! Or something…

fallibility of the ‘net

I’m tired, it’s late, so I can’t remember the word I’m thinking of. *blink* I can’t even remember what I’m thinking of. Something … about how it’s always changing. Yeah.

I guess I’m not getting back my old ezboard posts. ;.;

Someone hacked ezboard almost two months ago and everything went down and they spent all this time restoring everything and right now they say if your posts haven’t come back by now you’re not going to get them back and guess what? I’m really lame for being sad because of some bits (bytes?) lost in the internet void. I don’t even know what I’m missing. I didn’t get very far in cleaning up the topics. ^.^;; It’s just, I guess, some stuff from when I was 15 or 16. Is it stupid of me for feeling old because I’ve been online for the past 5 years? Ehehe.

Anyway. I keep freaking out about things like … I can’t say that, because the “that” that I would be referring to is the 5 years thing … I need sleep. This is a stupid post. I’m not supposed to make stupid posts on my nice pretty blog anymore. But oh well. Everyone shall hear my lament. Hah.

I keep freaking out about computer stuff and internet stuff. I really shouldn’t be so attached to something that I don’t even understand. (how exactly do you take plastic, metal, and electricity, and make it do all the things a computer does?)

But … I tend to be an emotional packrat. Like, sometimes I’ll wish I’d kept my Valentine’s from grammar school. Do you know how many valentines that was?! Maybe something like 15–30 × five years … silly. When I was a kid, I thought, ‘I can throw these out, I’ll just get more next year.’ Yeah … haven’t gotten a Valentine from a non-family member since … 7th or 8th grade.


…I keep worrying that Livejournal might go down, and I’ll never see my entries again. (Going on 3 years now.) Or my Greatestjournal. I worry about GJ more, because no one pays for that, and LJ is more like a business type of thing … well now it is, anyway. *below the belt* haha. I mean … I already had my domain hostserverthingie go bust. They were definitely a business and still went bust. Then again, they were also overselling or whatever that term is. I lost the comments on my last 7 blog entries that time. ;.; (I salvaged the actual entries from the Internet Archive 6 months or a year later.)

That’s it. It’s late. Bah. Stupid. I think I may need a haircut. *random*

ezboard board

Wow. I was thinking of my Homestead account, which I had thought I couldn’t use … because of ActiveX controls or whatever … *waits for the search hits on “ActiveX” to rise up again* … but I can use it on Firefox! I just had to stop being stubborn and allow Homestead to store their cookie on my computer. haha. So. Yeah. Wow. I had lots of old images there. Most of it was requests for Evanescence graphics … I wish people would make requests for graphics on ev_layouts again. pooh. (Yeah, I go through one period where I prefer graphics editing, then another where I’d much rather code layouts …) But some of them were used waaaay back when on ezboard. :O

So. Yeah. That lead to me replacing all the broken images on my board. Then I rearranged things … deleted forums … went through some old topics and deleted some … I’ve decided that there are things there I want to save, so I’m going to weed through the rest of the topics there and save the funny/weird/memorable ones. heehee.

Yeah … I spent, I think, maybe three hours on that … how sad. ehehe.

“don’t worry, I get hyper from weird things too. like Trowa being used as a human dart. WAHAHA!!”
8/4/00 10:21 pm

I am probably the only one laughing … oh well! *laughs*

little buggers!

¬_¬ I am so not right with things right now.

  1. AT&T is getting rid of the server/address/whatever. My website address is changing, my e-mail address is changing, and nothing gets moved from where it is now to the new address. ¬_¬ I just realized … I deleted some things from the compi that are on my peoplemediaone site. I know, it’s safe, but only for ten days. I don’t know when Daddy’s going to fix the computer. … Maybe I should get off? ^.^; Okay okay. Anyway, I don’t know right now if I should be putting all the files on the computer or my website. I mean, not all the files, but … non-necessary-for-being-on-either-one files. Plus my e-mails don’t get saved (unless I save them to the compi on another file … but then again I don’t think Daddy’s going to save them anyway!). So I have to go through all my old e-mails and save stuff I need. Like the quotes mailing list. Ohoho, how many quotes I have on there I should put on my site …
  2. Yahoo changed the IM so the old themes don’t work. >.< I’d fix it so it’d work, but the new toolbar buttons are scrunchy! I can’t work with that! erg.
  3. EZBoard is doing some weird thing to delete unused boards and clear up space. Also, I don’t feel like posting on the boards I’m supposed to post at. But I feel guilty for not going, and kind of like I’m missing something.