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Fuckin' Eh! - Jessie T. Wolf
June 12th, 2004
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Fuckin' Eh!
Ever have one of those days where you just wish the whole fucking world would leave you the hell alone? Only instead of a day, it lasts like... a whole week or more? *smirks* For GOODNESS SAKE PEOPLE!! _STOP_ jumping on me every two bloody seconds!! X.x EVERY second I'm not on Away over my IMs, a ton of people message me. I do NOT feel like talking! I'm TRYING to get artwork done so that I actually have something to sell at AC. >.<

And people have said to me, "Then why not just log off your IMs?" Cos it's *my* IM, that's why! I don't HAVE to log off if I don't want to! Hell, maybe I'm waiting for certain specific people to get online that I actually DO need to talk to. Maybe I just don't feel like talking to EVERY single person on my list at the moment!

I'm sorry to be such a bitch right now, but I've just not been in a really chatty mood lately, and I hate it when people bug me while my AWAY message is up, and I come offline to talk to them, and then they stop talking to me, and fifty million other people message me instead. *flattens her ears* >.< Unless you have something important to say, PLEASE leave me alone!! If I wanna talk to you, I'll message YOU.

*stomps off and mutters*

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Current Music: Nice, calming, New Age music mix

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From:calikat
Date:June 12th, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
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It took exactly 15 seconds on my open name for people to start pestering me :D I endured it for about 15 minutes and logged back on to my normal name *shudder* ;D
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From:2_gryphon
Date:June 12th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
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Hey wuffy.

I know what it's like to get talked to from 120 directions at once, but you were awful mean there, don't you think? People only want to talk to you because they like you.

Remember, some people have no one who wants to talk to them at all.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
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Like I said, sorry for being mean. I'm not normally like this. But when I've told people nicely MANY times to stop, and they keep on doing it, THAT's when it just starts getting a bit too rediculous. :/ I've told everyone that I'm trying to get stuff done. People KNOW I've been busy lately. I don't mind if people IM me because they actually want to talk about something. But lately it's just been things like, "Hey, what's up?" when the all KNOW what's up... I'm trying to work, that's what's up. And so I come off of Away to talk to them... and then they just stop talking to me.

I had a not-so-great day yesterday, and then coming home and having to deal with things like this just didn't help. >.< *flattens her ears and goes off to sulk in a corner*
From:bemanidog
Date:June 12th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC)
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*nibbles onna tired wufdog* :3
From:khakiwolf
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:36 am (UTC)
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I usually see you pop online for a few seconds at a time. I've gotten into the routine that if you stay online longer than a minute, it's safe to message you. Otherwise, I'm sure you'll pop back offline after a few seconds.

Haven't chatted with ya in a while. Torrle and I might be taking off after breakfast, so I'll probably miss seeing you. *hugs* Maybe next time, okie? Wish you could come. I'm bringing that snow leopard pic that I finally finished a few weeks ago! *tailwags*
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry. :/ I'm just terrible with IMs.. I'm friendly and social in person, but when it comes to messengers, I just really don't have much to say a lot of the time, and a ton of people messaging me all at once makes me go insane. >.< I just can't handle being jumped by 10 or more people.

Looks like I won't be making it to the Breakfast afterall. :/ I thought Lex was going, but I guess not. Sorries. >.< *huggles*
From:khakiwolf
Date:June 13th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I admit it's MUCH nicer to chat irl with people. But since there aren't many furs or people to hang with down here in Hamilton *ugh* I have to make do with what socializing I can get.

E-mails are always fun too. More personal than a hastily written IM message, right?

It's ok about the BBQ. Hopefully another time. =)
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From:prismo
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)
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*hug*

I agree that could be distracting, and not a very good situation, but let me play devil's advocate here: if you put yourself in a situation that has the tendency to become distracting, you CAN take yourself out and nobody will fault you for it. If you have a specific purpose for being there, why not put it in your Away message? That way others will have an idea why you're not talking.

It's not fair for people to think that you're ignoring them on purpose when you're being torn in so many directions. You have too much stuff to do, and it IS your IM - your right to do what you wish with it. Things happen, and RL takes precedence - people should already know that when your away message comes up. If people ignore that, then there's something WRONG with them.

But it also goes both ways - it's not fair for a lot of people to be given false hopes about talking with you when you don't want it, yet put yourself in a 'chat mode'. If people were calling and interrupting you every five seconds, yes, I'd be pissed too. But if you roll out the red carpet for people to contact you, don't be pissed that they try - they might just want to be friendly and say hi, for the most part. And if you don't want that attention, the best course is not to expect everyone else to change, but to simply remove yourself from that situation.

Just an observation, hon. Whatever happens, I hope you feel better.

*lotsa warm walla hugs*
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
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I DO put up my Away messages, THAT's the whole reason why this has been getting me so upset. And I hate ignoring people who IM me, even while I'm away. It makes me feel bad. So naturally I see what they want, but if I come online for even two seconds just to see what one person wants, five other people will see I'm now online, and take it as though I want to chat. So okay yeah... maybe I should just ignore people's IMs while I'm on Away... but dammit, it makes me feel like such a bitch. >.<

I'm just going through a period where I only want to talk to a select few people, not everyone. :/ I'm normally friendly and chatty, but just lately no one seems to understand that I've been trying to get work done. I've told people nicely, if they actually have something they'd like to talk about, then fine. Otherwise, please just let me do my thing, because I'm just not in the frame of mind to talk to a lot of people right now.

And I HATE it when people tell me to just log off of my messenger. I shouldn't HAVE to, if I'm waiting for CERTAIN people to get online. >.< It's a freaking insult to me that someone would rather _I_ log off and not bitch about people bugging me, instead of that person just leaving me alone for a little while. I need my space! It's not a forever thing here... just until I can get what I need to get done. O.o

This is also my PRIVATE list, too. X.x I stopped logging onto my General list because I was having this problem, only times ten. :/ These people KNOW better than to message me when they know I'm busy. That's why I'm annoyed. >.<

Thanks for your two cents though... *huggles*
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From:l337_0n1
Date:June 12th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)

Re: Kinda way off topic

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I really like the icon you used with this post. *chuckles* It makes me think about one of the women in my karate class. Although she doesn't realize it, she kind of turns into a snarling beast when she sparrs. I've got almost a foot of height advantage over her, and I have been training longer, but she beat me the last time we sparred. That's one of the many reasons I never underestimate people smaller than me.
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From:starwind_2x
Date:June 12th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
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This may cheer you up... I hope :P

Starwind_2x and Wlfdog
  • Plan to adopt all identical kids.
  • Enjoy opportunities to share their hearts, it would seem.
  • Couldn't be happier.
Orchestrated by ianiceboy
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From:rozberk
Date:June 12th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
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Same here, that's why I'm always log on as invisible so I don't get slammed as much. Here is some wisdom from 'Toy Story':

"I brought my attack dog with a built-in force field!"

(Granted, I didn't say it was great wisdom, but I was just looking for an excuse to say that today. ;)
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
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*chuckles* I like Invis, and it does come with AIM now, but the problem with Invis on AIM, is that no one can see you. :/ At all. Unlike ICQ, where you can make a select few people see you. I've had people I'm waiting for come online, see I'm not there, and then leave before I can message them to say I'm on Invis. >.< S'why I don't much like going on Invis over AIM anymore. :/
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From:fairbank_otts
Date:June 12th, 2004 09:36 am (UTC)

Re: Pfft

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You don't fool me one bit with that icon.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)

Re: Pfft

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What's that supposed to mean? ;P I'll kick your... ankles! Grrrr... fear me! *yapyapyap, bounces up and down all threateningly!*
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From:fleetfur
Date:June 12th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
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I hold my breath in wariness every time I sign on to my IM in case there's someone there waiting who I don't want to talk to. I always feel kinda bad about signing off again right away because it's so obvious I'm going into avoidance mode, but I'd rather be doing something useful or talking to a good friend on IM than having nutcases flame me for an hour or so.

I suppose I could always block folk from messaging me, but then your buddy counter goes up to ridiculous numbers like '0/1001 online'. My best pal and I don't publish our IM addresses anymore because we just kept getting burnt by the fanatic element out there.


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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
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*nodsnods* Exactly. I post my general IM info, just because I do get on them once in a blue moon and am fine with chatting to people. But this is my PRIVATE list I'm talking about here, which is why it's annoying me to death. These are all people who know me pretty darn well, and KNOW that I'm trying to get work done, and that I'd rather not be bothered right now. :/
From:ck_whitehorse
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)

Re: >.<

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Fine, if you want to be that way about it then I will NOT IM you again. When I first emailed you, I didn't expect anything but since you chose to respond I have been making an effort since that time to get to know you.

I've gone to a lot of trouble for you, and you know what I'm talking about (I will not specify it here). I maintain that I didn't expect much in return but I don't think that being able to talk to you without you getting irritated every time is too much to ask.

So, if you don't have time for my friendship then that's fine. I don't hold it against you, I see how busy you are. It does however mean that I'm not inclined to spend a lot of my money and time, and rearrange my schedule to do something for you, practically for free. You're welcome to enlist my services still, but I'll have to refigure my price to include the nessecary expenses. I won't gouge you, I will be fair. I don't think that's unreasonable, given that you and I are going to keep our relationship courteous but professional (as in I won't talk to you unless I have something specifically important).

I think you'll still find me cheaper than the going rate. Let me know, at your convenience.

-Killian

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From:ebonytigress
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
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I sympathise Wolfdog *hugs* x_x
now I've attempted to stay off my IM's for the most part (or in the case of MSN messenger, I have a bunch of e-mails so chances are I'm not on ones that are listed publically.) If I want people to know how to get to me, they do :). And that's.. a grand total of two people currently
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 12th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
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It would be nice to chat with you sometime, but dammit, everything just seems to be a burden these days. O.o
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From:iron_raptor
Date:June 12th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
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Mneh.. understandable. Everytime I'm over I see you with at least 2-3 IM windows open. Even WITH your Away message set. >_< That's why I never message people when they're set as Away. :D But then again I'm real reclusive that way.

Oh.. smile! *snaps pic!!*
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From:geekbear74
Date:June 13th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
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:hug and pets: erf, I know how that goes....sometimes I dont want to be bothered too. But then I'll feel bad if an when i snap at my freinds or whomever so i bite my tounge. of course if they keep at it thats a whole different story. don't fret ok?
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