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Assorted Ruminations and Screeds

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Friending policy:
If you friend me, chances are I will friend you back. I have almost nothing hidden except the occasional secret message or thing that has sensitive info such as my full name. Some of you may be curious why I may be regularly commenting in your journal not having friended you. I am somewhat introverted and tend not to friend ppl unless I know them well. I also don't want anyone to feel obligated to friend me thus sharing their personal info when all I want is to read their posts deemed fit for public consumption. Right now there are about fifty ppl in my links folder called "unfriended blogs". I start riffling through that when my friends list hasn't produced anything new for a while and I'm bored. Most of them are friends' friends and a couple of the popular Iraqi blogs (ginmar & deviantsaint)

I am librarian-spawn and I have many books and much anime and manga. My books cover a bunch of general stuff plus specialties in industrial arts, medieval crafts and of course science fiction. I also collect the equipment to go with lot of the above listed arts and crafts which I use well enough to teach others the basics in a given craft but not any farther. I am a regular attendee of eastern US SF Conventions and an occasional attendee of World(SF)Con. I have done historical re-enactment in the past (mostly viking) and still belong to a group that has a viking ship replica in the Chesapeake Bay. A lot of the time I listen to C-SPAN whilst persuing divers arts.

Groups I'm currently a member of/affiliated with are: Markland,SCA,LUMSF(in exile), WSFA, BSFS, JASFA, the Longship Company & Thrir Venstri Foetr.

Oh and I used to do the MUD thing on and off for a long time. I was Cygnus on Terpmud in the late 80's and I was TigerBalm on a bunch of muds in the 90's Including MicroMUSE, OceanaMUSE, WindsMARE, a couple of TinyMUDs and an experiment in mudding in New Zealand called a MEEP. I am currently involved in a multiplayer game called Movoda.
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