Q:Your copy of Attachments gave me a clue, and then the photo of the Harbour Bridge gave it away. You're Australian! :-) One of my best friends is Australian; she lives in Caves Beach. I just visited her this past August, my first time in Australia.
It gets better. I’m actually American! I grew up in Oregon and went to college in Eugene. I met my Australian husband online on DeviantArt (he commented, we started talking…) and I moved out here eight years ago. AND. Your friend is friends with MY friend Kris!
But I didn’t want to be all Kevin Bacon-flavored about it so I was just quietly squeeing. :)
Hey Bethany, I’m the Kris mentioned above. I’m also the Kris that went to Melbourne with Lauren and Erin last month. Small world huh? =D
Ohhhh, HI! I totally know who you are now. (Does that make you nervous? Mwahahaha.) And now I’m following you!
CAN WE ALL HANG OUT IN REAL LIFE PLS.
I will cook for you.
We can do Appreciation Nights.
ALMOST HUMAN IS NOW SHOWING IN THE US. IT HAS KARL URBAN IN IT.
KUAN JUST GOT REALLER! AND MORE MANAGEABLE IN 40 MINUTE CHUNKS.
(I’m just sayin’…)
You volunteering your house Sel? ;)
Also Lewix srsly if you were here you’d totally like my friends. They are great.
WAIT. You know tielan (Sel? whose real name I don’t know) too? I started following her ages ago because of Stargate. Oh man, THE INTERNET IS SUCH A SMALL PLACE. And so is Sydney, apparently.
Also, I’d love to hang out with all of you; and Jenn, I will help you cook. If only we’d had all these realizations BEFORE I visited Lauren last August and was IN SYDNEY three times in two weeks. I guess I’ll just have to come back to Australia soon, OH DARN.Ahhhh Sel is one of my IRL besties! We hang out and sew and talk LIFE (and I made her watch Ryan Gosling movies because abs and also cuteness). She and Kris and our irreverent friend Kat form the Appreciation Club. We…um…appreciate stuff. (Okay usually it’s boys and their handsome butts but we like Karl Urban and Joseph Gordon Levitt okay.) But yes please come back. SERIOUSLY WE MUST MAKE THIS HAPPEN. It will be legendary. (Also please bring peeps, payday bars, and s’more fixins.) Words fail. I need emoji.
So I was looking for a post completely unrelated to this and I stumbled across this conversation and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Internet friends FT fucking W! It’s looking, by the way, like we’re going to be visiting Lauren near Newcastle next July, possibly for a few weeks, with my kids. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. And I will bring Peeps and Paydays and, uh, graham crackers? Is that what you mean by s’mores fixings? I’m pretty sure they have chocolate and marshmallows in Australia. laimelde, you’re probably going to be absent from the country by then, huh? :-\
Yes, if everything goes to plan I will be in another wrong country by then. Maybe I can join in by skype ;)
do you ever notice how like, we have our own language for fanfic that only readers understand?
“36k wip destiel hs au on ao3”
I can’t believe I understood all those words
oh my god
this is so legit
there’s only one real word in that sentence.
My friend and I once did a presentation in a linguistics class about language in fandom. There was a question about a particular concept, and we turned to each other for a second to discuss it in fannish terms before we could explain. When we turned back, the class was sort of staring at us like 0_0. The teacher just said, “And there’s a good example of code switching.”
"Code Switching" is when speakers who share fluency in different languages flip between the languages during conversation, thus confusing the hell out of everyone else.
“We dressed up as the book Madeline, with six people dressed up as her and me as Ms. Clavel, their teacher. One of the Madelines, however, was the truly special one…the one with the beard, that is. Our experience was hysterical—I’d walk all the girls (and one guy) down the street in two straight lines. Guys would be walking the other way, whistling or hollering at all the pretty ladies. Then, as they got to the back of the line, they’d see my friend Brennan, then they’d see me, and I could tell that they were suddenly wondering if ALL the Madelines were men.”
the last sentence
There will never be a time when I don’t reblog this because it is my fave.
Andrew and Gabriella Morrison were tired of living with a mortgage, tons of bills, and debt hanging over their heads. So, the couple decided to stop the nonsense and start living a more satisfying life by simplifying. Their most notable transition was the construction of their house, called hOMe, which is a 221-square-foot tiny house on wheels (with an additional 128-square-feet of loft space).