Ah, not sure how to start this, or how to say it, but I think it's past time I asked something like this and talked about it.
It's come to my attention that some people, some people very dear to me, some people I consider friends and great people, are under the impression that I do not like (or stronger negatives) them. I don't know how I've given off this impression, but I try to be open about my feelings towards others, and I've always tried to be approachable to friends even, particularly!, when we may not be getting along. I don't want this to fester any more, if it is, so I'm asking, if you do feel this way, or believe I feel this way, contact me. You can reply here or send a note or use my email (which I hope you have).
This journal has its genesis in a few conversations, one of which opened my eyes to this situation, a very real sense of disconnect to a lot of great people of my own making, and some generalized farewells from other folks who I really admire and care for. I fully admit that the last several years, since 2008 at least, but particularly since 2011, I have been almost invisible online to a lot of my furry friends. There are a lot of different reasons for that, most of them selfish, so I apologize for my lack of being around.
As I stand on the precipice of losing another family member (my last grandparent), it occurs to me that life's too short for being socially reclusive. I also realize that social inertia is hard to overcome (getting out of hermit mode will be difficult). But there are a lot of nifty people out there, and their awesomeness deserves more/better attention from me.
It would probably be a good idea to relegate private conversations to notes or email. I'll do my best to answer them.
I will also open the floor here to more generalized questions. Please try to avoid sexual or fetish-y questions, and please do not expect me to RP. Thanks.
Joined 19 January 2014