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Well. What an interesting two-and-seventy hours or so. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Well. What an interesting two-and-seventy hours or so.
And leading to what might seem an unfortunate coincidence (in the literal sense). I admit it to be an odd time of year for a spring cleaning, in this hemisphere, at least. Please know that my doing so (and I really ought not even to want to make this assurance) is apropos of nothing at all in this journal or any interactions within….

I hope it is unnecessary to say that a de-friending amnesty is on my part always in place; and I hope, whilst I do a minor bit of clean-up, that the same is true in the other direction (please, no One Direction jokes). I’ve not dropped anyone, I think, since the unfortunate occasion on which a correspondent who misliked my manner and my politics decided, some years ago, that her dislike meant I was a Wicked Fascist* (conflating the two. ‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’**) – oh, bar the time one chap effectively equated homosexuality with pædophilia. It’s been, in the past, that is to say, predicated not upon disagreements, which I don’t at all mind, but, rather, upon the making and maintaining of false and defamatory (indeed, actionable) claims: which is not a high bar, when going for years without pruning a f’list, some accounts on which are by this time dead or abandoned or deleted. It is perhaps, then, past time for a bit of housekeeping. If I prune any lively and flowering branches in error, do let me know, and we can regraft.

It shall hardly make a difference to anyone, in any case. I have perhaps on only three occasions, if that, flocked my posts (not to be mistaken for lambing season, when one posts one’s flocks). The only trifling annoyance shall be that I shall thus be compelled to approve some comments. Fortunately, I am rather good about being online in most seasons; and I really should prefer not to want to approve comments, were it not that LJ, since its acquisition by M Putin and the FSB, is drowning in spam.

Most of you shall never even remark the clean-up’s happening.
* Pleonasm, I agree. Actual Fascists come in only one flavour.
** I did in fact happily re-read, this weekend, Orwell’s ‘Politics and the English Language’, which, for those who have forgotten, does contain both his celebrated exercise in turning a passage of Scripture into bureaucratese, and his celebrated observation – as early as 1946 – that, ‘The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable.”’

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froganon From: froganon Date: August 20th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


It's good. Just don't delete me. Or if you do, as long as I can read your public entries! I love your writing.

wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 20th, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, after all...

... YOU don't have a strike-through in your username. No, of course you're not being pruned.
incandescent From: incandescent Date: August 20th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, do post footnotes more often. I love them, and it means that I don't have to google every single large word you wield. Of I go to figure out 'pleonasm', though...

And I hope to never associate you with sheep again. :)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 21st, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

I fear...

... it is impossible not to associate me with sheep.
writcraft From: writcraft Date: August 20th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not to be mistaken for lambing season, when one posts one's flocks

I enjoyed that.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 21st, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

One does one's be-e-e-e-e-e-e-st.

If sheepishly.
eglantine_br From: eglantine_br Date: August 21st, 2013 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Picturing Mr Mole. I suppose this sort of spring cleaning is less likely to make you take off for the riverbank,
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 21st, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)


Blowed if I'll whitewash.
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