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16 June 2009 @ 08:33 pm
[PUBLIC] friends cut.  
So I've been on an friends-list-reading hiatus for a long time now. A little over a month. After a few weeks I constructed a filter of people I was very close to and have been reading that, but until today I hadn't read my regular, unfiltered friends list. I tried that today, and it was overwhelming and unpleasant. This has led me to make a decision I've been pondering for quite a long time now - I've done a massive friends cut. Not just a little one, a big one. If you were cut and are hurt/confused/pissed, here is a list of different reasons I decided to cut people: 1) The only thing we have in common is fandom X and we have never spoken of anything else. I am no longer interested in being active in any fandom, so this wouldn't be the basis for a very good relationship. 2) Your posts consist solely of Twitter updates. 3) You hardly ever post on your journal or comment on mine. 4) I've been skipping over your posts for months because the content doesn't particularly interest me.

I'm sorry to people I've recently friended in H_E friending memes for saying I wanted friends and then a few months later deciding I needed to cut down on friends. I hope you won't take it personally, because it's not. I didn't de-friend anyone because I have a personal problem with them. I'm sorry to anyone who's offended, this is just something I needed to do so I could feel like my friends list was manageable once more. I wish you all very happy internet lives, and if we meet again in some community somewhere I hope you will not hold this against me. You are all wonderful people.

All that being said, I'm officially returning from hiatus.
Ianthe: you are lovedoneirocritical on June 17th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Thank for letting me stay. I appreciate it. :)
Janet Snakehole: [animal] owl yayapplespicy on June 17th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Yay, you're back! And yay for keeping me on!

the Girl Anachronism: colbert loves you!thechildoftime on June 17th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Welcome back! :) I love reading your entries!
The Musycal One - Mad as a Stickldymusyc on June 17th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Ooof, I know the feeling. I've got a bunch of people who've friended me just because of my fics and they've never said a word to me. Just bizarre.
Shaeshaebay on June 17th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you for keeping me around!
oh, honestly.: maddow [ yay democracy! ]enchantee on June 17th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
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Jackiejackie on June 17th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
It's cool, dude. :) My posts have been like...99.9% Japanese boys lately. D: (*needs to be committed rly*)
KNOPE GROPE IS LAST HOPE: btvs - it all comes full circlesarkastic on June 17th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
a raisin girl: buffy: spike the sinners are muchcetacea on June 17th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
I really had to think hard about whether or not to keep you.
Miss Cat If You're Nasty: Friends - differencessofisticat on June 17th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
I totally understand the need to cut, I recently did so myself (but mainly communities).
I'm glad you let me stay :-)
See the blazing you'll be sorry...: Carebeardarsynia on June 17th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Not offended in the slightest, I figured that was the reason! I wish you well in your life ahead and I do appreciate your post explaining why (if only because, well, I gave birth yesterday and posted about it and then checked my mail to see I got defriended by someone, hah. But I didn't figure that was why, anyway). Take care!
Lilytirwen_star03 on June 18th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, and thanks for keeping me!