karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,
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Random annoyances of the day!

I seem to be wearing the over-sized cranky-pants today. Rants ahead. Some petty. Some not.



I said in a comment and I'll say it here: LJ-CUT. Seriously. Drabbles. Journal posting. Long fic. Meta. Whatever. If it's more than 10 lines --- yes that's arbitrary and yes I do violate it sometimes---it needs to go behind a cut. Seriously. I may be missing a lot of great fic, and brilliant meta and I may even have failed to offer a hug when someone desperately needed it, but if I see GIANT WALL OF TEXT without a cut...I will scroll right by. My eyes are shot and I'm old and cranky. If there's a cut and and warning, I'm 100% more likely to take a look or at least print it out in big type for later reading than if it's just sitting there assaulting my cocoa-brown orbs.

LJ-Cut is your friend. Learn it. Know it. Use it.

ETA-OK, maybe ten lines is a little Draconian, but like I said...crankypants. More than 20...really time to start thinking cut. But ALL fic, even drabbles...CUT!

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Really? A GIF of the Towers coming down? On Tumblr? I get that Tumblr is the ultimate game of internet roulette and the price I pay for a slew of puppies and and awesome amounts of Squeeeeful Torchwood love is random ugly porn, bad manips, and out and out stupidity, but a GIF of the Towers coming down?

I don't fetishize 9/11. I don't think it's the WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED. I don't even think it's the worst thing that's ever happened to the United States. I'm mostly isolated from the news right now because I don't want to hear pundits (on the left or the right) pontificating about what it all means ten years later. I can certainly look at the images without crying or flinching or wanting to start an international incident. However, I still feel like putting a GIF on Tumblr crosses some kind of line.

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Is that hard for a hotel rep to reply to email requesting a direct for one of my recruits with a simple : Direct bill confirmed? Do I really have to spend my day calling the hotels and speaking to front desk to make sure it's confirmed so that some kid in from Harvard or NYU or U-Mich, doesn't get asked to pay for their own hotel room, when they're expecting it to be direct billed? (And then call me screaming about it.)

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John Barrowman is gay.
Hugh Laurie is British.
Are there actually still people walking around the face of the earth who don't know these facts?
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