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by the waters of leman i sat down and wept

The Hyacinth Girl

According to the Meyers-Briggs personality test, I am an ISTJ, which would make me a hybrid of Harry S. Truman and Puddleglum the Marshwiggle. Personally, I tend to think of myself as a strange mixture between Puddleglum and Pollyanna. Make of that what you will.

I am also the single dullest person alive. You can find 'Ten Things You Should Know about Me' here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


'You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
'They called me the hyacinth girl.'
- Yet when we came back, late, from the hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.
Öd' und leer das Meer.


I’m always happy to meet new, interesting folks. After all, this is what social networking is all about. However, I will only reciprocate your friending me if we seem to have enough things in common.

While I don’t expect anyone on my „friends“ list to become my BFF, it would be nice if you introduced yourself by dropping me a line and told me a little about yourself. No matter that "friending" is a misleading term -- I am genuinely interested in everyone I add to my reading list and prefer some common ground to share.


So far, reminding anyone of my definition of netiquette has never been necessary, but these are the rules, just in case: Don't get drunk unless I tell you. -- No, wait, that's from Sharpe. Anyway, here we go:

1. Don't engage in flaming, trolling or throwing around personal insults.
2. Don't make blatantly discriminatory comments or use offensive language.
3. Do me a favour and point it out to me if I mess up - because I'll probably be a bitca from time to time.


"Look! I have one job on this lousy ship, it's stupid, but I'm gonna do it!"

"You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon."

"Winter will never come for the likes of us. They will surely sing of us, and it’s always summer in the songs. In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining."
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