01. Your live journal "user name" & what it means:
The Dark Smile (Always blues and a delicate smile, no? Hee hee) is an expression I wear, and it's mine and mine alone. I have a unique facial expression, and it expresses me perhaps even better than my answer to the next question. It's also a warning, but not a very good one, because people don't seem to get that I love to laugh at their collective expense. There is a fuse on that bomb, remember.
02. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), how well does your livejournal represent who you are?
It represents me perfectly in that it's an imperfect reflection of this elusive idea of "really". I can go deeper, but only if you're willing to dive headfirst into me.
03. How much about your life do you post to lj?
As much as is relevant.
04. Is there anything you refuse to post about?
From time to time, yes.
05. On the same scale of 1-10, how interesting do you think your journal is to others?
Check my poll section, under memories. I haven't recently done one mostly because I've mostly stopped caring. Not entirely.
06. From who/how did you find out about lj?
Alison, that little organism that sometimes lives right up in my brain.
07. Has anyone ever joined lj because of you?
I could do the jerky thing and sarcastically find a way to link everyone that has joined because of me (still active and otherwise) each behind an individual letter spelling out a negative answer, or I could do an equally jerky thing and just answer with a simple yes.
08. What proportion of your posts are friends only?
Ha! That opens up the can of worms regarding what's a friend. I don't think of my readers as friends unless they are friends. I post protected entries only when I have secure information that needs protecting.
09. What is your favorite interest on lj?
"All of them." I have quite an excellent list compiled which is likely more full of personal secrets than a year's worth of entries, in part because it's been compiled over two years. I like that I was the first to list twisty straws, for example.
10. Has anything on lj ever caused you to establish, rethink, or even change your belief or position on something?
Beliefs can change? Usually, it seems only like premises that change. I think beliefs are largely an illusion, any way that you consider it. Most opinions are formed by the question and change freely (though this seems to go unnoticed). And then there is doctrine, which is a different matter, an ugly beast indeed.
11. How often do you respond to/comment on other people's journals?
I respond to them as often as I feel, and I comment on them whenever I see something worth noting and Alison's around to listen to my comments.
12. Do you prefer to write in your journal, read other journals?
I can't honestly say I understand the question, if there is one.
13. Have you ever had something mean said to you or been stalked, harassed, or got you in a flame war?
Of course. I've been on the internet too long (and with my personality!) to have not done.
14. Have you ever banned someone from your journal?
Sure I have. I think I've even unbanned people.
15. Who are your favorite lj friends and why?
I think they can tell who they are. And if they can't, I don't like them so much as I thought.
16. How many of your LJ friends have you actually met?
Not enough! I can think of two in particular
17. Of all of the people on lj you know of, who is the most like you?
I am unique.
18. Why are you most likely to add someone to your friends list?
Will they make me think? Will they stir my dreams? Good.
19. Do you automatically add friends to your journal if they add you first?
God, no. How are you supposed to weed out the idiots and the weirdos if you do that?
20. What is the most likely reason you wouldn't add someone to your friends list?
Lack of good reasons.
21. Is your significant other on lj?
No, but she uses it. Is your refridgerator running?
22. Have you ever wanted to meet someone on lj?
I'm sometimes tempted to go get her and force her into some museums.
"if you're lonely in your nightmare, let me in"