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19 September 2019 @ 03:43 pm
LJ Idol Season 11: "Who, Now?"  
Who, Now?
lj idol | season 11 | week 0


Hi, I'm HalfshellVenus, and I am probably a person. Probably.1

I may or may not live in a house in one of the scorchier California cities, or I may only live inside your computer.2 Nothing is certain!

Except that there will be stories.3 Funny stories, sad stories, weird stories,4 and possibly even the kind of thing I choose to call 'non-fiction.' You can never be sure what I'll do. An Idol topic might inspire genius,5 or it might force me into a place of desperation that results in crack6 based on the most literal interpretation of the prompt. Possibly both.

In addition to concocting stories, I may talk about other things happening in my 'life.' Work, family,7 philosophy, and hobbies8 are common subjects. I probably read books—or I have a bot9 that does it for me. I either ride my bike a lot, or I have an intelligent word-generating algorithm10 that runs on top of data stolen from Strava updates. What is the nature of reality?11

My (programming? temperament?) causes me to enjoy kindness and reasonable discussion.12 New friends are always welcome and appreciated.13

Thanks for stopping by!

1. Offer void where prohibited. Not sold in any stores.
2. In which case, watch out!
3. Prerecorded for this time zone.
4. Not liable for damages arising from use or misuse. Keep away from open flames.
5. For a limited time only. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.
6. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
7. Action figures sold separately.
8. At participating locations only.
9. Batteries not included.
10. Some assembly required.
11. Apply only to affected area. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.
12. No substitutions allowed. Driver does not carry cash.
13. You will be assimilated.

sunouttomorrowsunouttomorrow on September 20th, 2019 02:55 am (UTC)
Love the footnotes!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 21st, 2019 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I don't use them very often, but then can definitely be fun!
cindy: coming soon - gleetsuki_no_bara on September 21st, 2019 03:34 am (UTC)
YOU HAVE FOOTNOTES. <3 i'm looking forward to the weird. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 21st, 2019 07:31 am (UTC)
Footnotes for maybe the second time ever! I love them as a humor device, though they are a pain to code. :O
Peterpeterb on September 21st, 2019 03:03 pm (UTC)
the footnotes made me chortle.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 22nd, 2019 07:23 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)
tonithegreat: cattonithegreat on September 23rd, 2019 07:05 pm (UTC)
The patience to code for superscript! It is strong. This was a delightful intro. Looking forward to reading you again here.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 24th, 2019 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I see you know just how painful superscript coding IS. Boy, is it ever tedious. ;)
A. Scott Buchalexanderscttb on September 24th, 2019 04:44 pm (UTC)
Do you think the traces of existence are the only things that are stable, or do you think that there is transcendent form to substance?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 25th, 2019 12:12 am (UTC)
I suppose the first question would be, do I HAVE substance? I might just be ether-bits, after all...

But I've definitely left traces of existence. Possibly, the answer is that. Or both. ;)

A. Scott Buchalexanderscttb on September 25th, 2019 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well, of course you have substance. You are made of tiny particles, atoms, etc. Stardust. Or even if you were ether-bits, that would still be something, wouldn't it?