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LJ Idol Topic 0: Introduction

Seems like not only am I doing LJ Idol, but I'm actually going to participate on time. Woot.

So, the first topic in a game I don't quite fully understand yet is simply called, "Introduction." That leads me to this moment, in which I am introducing myself.

Of course, anyone who's anyone (meaning anyone who reads/has read my journal) knows that I've already written a more generalized introduction post. It can be found here and encompasses basically my life story up to the point of the beginning of this journal. You've just been linked, so naturally I'm going to gloss over all that stuff for now. Thank God.

What the hell do you write about, anyway?

Funny you should ask! I write about a lot of things, but mostly I write about nothing. Words just pour off the top of my head and I go with it. Typically they come out in a way that makes nobody want to comment on my journal because they're just not thought provoking, and typically that's fine with me. I write for my own benefit.

In case a less roundabout answer is desired, here it is: I write mostly about my husband, my son, my pets (specifically my dog) and my weight loss journey. Occasionally I direct my attention to the hogwarts_elite members of my audience. Every now and then I write something that I actually thought about before posting, and those sorts of things can be found in the group of tags labeled "thoughts." Have a peek if you're interested.

I also sometimes write review-style blurbs about my favorite things, with handy dandy links to greater wealths of information about them. I like to think that it makes my blog look all fancy to have different links scattered across the page, just like a professional blogger! Except not really.

Is that all you write?

Anymore, yes. Once upon a time I wrote fan fiction that was pretty decent and had a fair few readers, but now I mostly just ramble about my personal life. All my works of fiction can be easily accessed from my profile page, though, where I have constructed a lovely chart for your reading pleasure.

Is there really anything else I need to say? I think that's a sufficient introduction. Hopefully my subsequent entries will be better.

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johnmill79
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
I love dog stories! They can really be amazing creatures. I've got some written in past LJ Idol posts, too.

Welcome, and enjoy. And we'll fill you in on what's going on as it unfolds.
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
My dog is amaz-za-zing. She really is. I'm pretty sure she'll be involved in plenty of my entries.

Thanks so much! I'm sure I'll need more fill in than a butter cream wedding cake.
callistahogan
Oct. 12th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Very nice introduction. I look forward to reading some of your thoughts and your words that just stream out of your head, because often I write the same way. Good luck!

(And I love your layout's font, by the way. It makes your layout all pretty and fancy.)
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! As a writer, I try to make my thoughts coherent even if they don't mean much to anyone but me, so hopefully they won't all be useless. :)

I love it, too! If you ever need the best layouts LJ has to offer for free, go straight to gawariel_design. She's the best layout designer I've ever found - her layouts are both functional and gorgeous - a rare combination!
baxaphobia
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Not every entry has to be thought provoking. Sometimes the funny stories or the simple thoughts get my vote!
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Exactly my . . . er, thoughts. Heh.
imafarmgirl
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Yay for Hogwarts, and welcome.
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Are you a member? I don't recognize your username and I was a grounds keeper, so I know pretty much all the usernames!

Thank you!
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liret
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Hey there, stranger! :)
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Fellow stranger! Let's be strange together!

I'm surprised there are so many H_E folks doing this. It's kind of awesome. Socialization FTW!
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brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
joeymichaels
Oct. 12th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
Responding only to your Hogwarts Elite link, the wife and I just rewatched "HP3:POA" last night and still loved it. My favorite of the films (though not my favorite of the books).
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the PoA movie, too. I thought the talking shrunken heads were a nice touch. Hard to pick a favorite, though, from the books or the movies! They're all unique and enjoyable.
teaberryblue
Oct. 12th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Yay, someone else I know! Good luck! I am looking forward to seeing what you do!
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so excited about all the H_E people doing LJ Idol. It's fun to see so many familiar faces. :D
mstrobel
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Your journal looks so pretty, I love the layout and the flowers :)
brand0new0day
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I wish I could take the credit for it, but the wonderful gawariel_design did all the work. I love all of her work. Every time I feel an itch for a new LJ outfit I go straight to her!
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twystedpixie
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Idol. Good luck!
brand0new0day
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
jenandbronze
Oct. 13th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
I could write all day about my dogs, they are the best, especially Nixon, my curernt, second, guide dog, who is a part of my life!
brand0new0day
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
I like to think that I have two kids: my son and my dog. :D They even act like siblings!

I knew a woman who raised guide dogs from puppyhood and trained them. She said the hardest part was giving away such well-trained, well-mannered dogs at the end of it.
onda_bianca
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, Hogwarts...:) I heart Harry Potter!:)
brand0new0day
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Harry Potter is amazing. So much more than just a kid's book!
shadowwolf13
Oct. 13th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
I love your journal layout 'and' you have a really good intro! Nice!

Best of luck this season.
brand0new0day
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! I wish I could take credit for this layout, but I didn't make it. I just found it. :)
twowaymirrrors
Oct. 14th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I write in the exact same way. Sometimes I'm not even sure how much sense what I've written is making, but I understand it so I guess that's all that matters in the end.

Good luck; I'm looking forward to reading more from you.
brand0new0day
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to narrow in on one topic for this game, kind of seems like that's the theme. Who knows, maybe our kind of writing could use a little structured prompt every now and then!
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brand0new0day
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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