I often choose the org/team thing, then it lets you specify, and you can put fandom or something similar. But I have taken to skipping it mostly.
One would think that a "skip this step" option would be sufficient.
Oh, it has that very option.
... as I mentioned in the top-level post.
Or you could, y'know, just skip that step.
I stems from my recent habit of creating ever more misleading excuses for my broken wrist. Today, I fell off my horse, did it playing on the neighbour's skateboard or got it slammed in the car door. Tomorrow, it will be different.
This is fun!
I put the organization one and then put "SF fandom".
The '[sic]' doesn't belong there.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines all words ending in -ize thusly, with a note to the effect that it is now common for them to be spelt -ise. As 'organization' is derived from the word 'organize', the spelling is correct in both American and British English.
I always use the -ize spelling, by the way! :)
Ah, yes, the OED, which documents current usage and wisely leaves the making of value judgments to people like me.
I'm not saying that it documents current usage, but it's untrue that -ize is an incorrect spelling - that's all.
The "[sic]" doesn't mean that what I'm quoting is spelt incorrectly, although that's it's "current usage" -- it actually means "this is their spelling, not mine, don't assume that I would spell it this way". It's the Latin for "thus", and I'm using it as such. In my young day I'd have been penalised for spelling words with "-ize". You young people, you live in such a permissive world...
See, it's only recently that I started spelling it -ize again. I've just always preferred that version.
Ah, well. If I have to quote you when you're doing that, it'll make me "[sic]".
I was about to express doubt over that pun being intentional, but since it's you, I will assume that it is! I'm assuming, also, that I'll see you tomorrow?
I should be arriving at the hotel sometime early-mid-afternoon. I will have to disappear on another project sometime between three and four, but from not-long-after-six I'll be doing computer setup in the fan lounge.
and I will be there before noon, so we will see you as your arrive, I hope. :)
If I can't think of anything 'funny' I've put organisation/team - fandom for all the fannish people.
I did put that I'd hooked up with ang_grrr
at fist, but then paniced that I'd crossed the line between jocular and creepy and changed it.
If you'd done it at first, then it would have been creepy. But since you did it at fist, you're solidly back into jocular territory.
I may have had a one or two ales, officer...
What, no "other interwebs/social networking site" option? They must think they're the only one.
You can always blame surliminal
, as she's the one who gave me the code.
2007-07-20 12:57 am (UTC)
i always choose the 'met randomly' option and write silly things.
met randomly through a friend (purple_peril
) from an organisation (LJ, and fandom)
I know you through flick
: having arrived in my various social circles the way I did is v useful as I can usually just say I met people through flick
organisation or team -- worldcon newsletter :D