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My Bitch of the Day

Or, The Kind of Thing That SHOULD Be Relegated to Personal LJ, But Very Often Isn't, Which Is Really Kind of Fucking Annoying To The Rest of Us.

WHY do people assume writing "Slightly Off-Topic" in the subject line makes it okay to post something that is SO off-topic it belongs somewhere else entirely? I'm not asking for a great deal of restraint - I simply expect anything posted at, say, johnheartpaul to have SOMETHING to do with John, or Paul, or a combination thereof. Well-meaning but half-assed political activism does not apply.

Opinions, solicitations, how much you hate your school/boss/parents, even rants like this - there's a reason we all have our own live journals, folks. Let's use them.

Comments

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padawansguide
Dec. 5th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for saying that! I think I know exactly what you're talking about - and I didn't comment, since I'm so new to the comm - but it annoyed me yesterday. Glad it annoyed someone else. I mean - there have to be a million other lists that you can post that kind of stuff too - why johnheartpaul? Just because John was somewhat political in his later years? It really had nothing to do with anything John was political about anyway, as far as I know. And I love your phrasing - "well-meaning but half-assed political activism"! :-)
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hb_princess
Dec. 6th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I just needed to get that off my chest. I'm glad I wasn't alone in my annoyance...If I'm an intolerant bitch, well, dammit, at least I'm not the only one! :)

I didn't comment at the actual post, either, simply because a) it's not my place to, I'm not the moderator and b) JHP has been such a friendly community - why bash someone over something trivial, you know? And I know she didn't mean any harm. She's young and her intentions are good - I just thought she could have posted that particular message somewhere more appropriate. As you said, padawansguide, it's not like there aren't a million other places that would be happy to hear it!

I was sorely tempted to respond with, "Sure! Be happy to help out! I can probably fit a whole shitload of protesters and picket signs in my SUV!" But, happily, my better judgement won out. xP
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hb_princess
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Awww...thanks. :)
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hb_princess
Dec. 6th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
Exactly! And religion/politics and relaxation just don't mix.
theboatthatirow
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I agree, that was pretty silly to post about on johnheartpaul.
hb_princess
Dec. 6th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was definitely a WTF? moment for me. At first I honestly thought it was an accident! "Oops - wrong board!" :)
voodoochild9
Dec. 5th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
I haven't done that...have I? >.>
hb_princess
Dec. 6th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
Oh, no, honey! Believe me, this was NOT aimed at you. I've never seen you post anything at JHP that didn't belong there. (Like asking people to join a protest, you know?)

Sweetie, you worry too much. Listen to Mama and stop worrying. That's an order. :)
voodoochild9
Dec. 6th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
*pout* Ok. :)
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