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o hai, massive flist purge

So because I don't come around here that much any more, I'm trying to trim down my reading list so that it's not quite so overwhelming. If I don't feel like we really know each other very much any more, or I've completely forgotten why you were actually on here in the first place, or something similarly lame, you've probably been cut. And it almost certainly isn't your "fault", or anything; there were just people on here who I haven't talked to in a long time whose lives I felt I was almost inappropriately keeping up with, because I really don't know anything about who you are as people these days, save from the things you write in your LJs.

I still read pretty regularly, although it's been getting less often lately, which is part of the reason for the trim. Life's different these days, but good; but the consequences have been that I've moved on from certain circles and into other ones, and this place is feeling less like home these days. If you want to catch up, or have something you absolutely need me to see, corincat at gmail is the place to do it; I still love y'all. And if we've shared good moments in the past, I probably still remember, and think about them, from time to time, in a sort of wistful way.

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fiat_knox
Jan. 30th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
No problem
No worries.

Some people do drift away, over time, and occasionally come back. Some drift off and never return. It's all part of life.

If you do end up leaving these parts, it's been good knowing you, and happy trails. Otherwise, I'll be more or less around. I celebrated the fifth anniversary of my opening the Plainclothes Clown blog on Wednesday last, so I'm going to aim for still being here for the tenth.

So for, perhaps, the next five years, by the grace of whatever Deity or Deities guide our stars, I ought to still be here.

And I'll let everyone know if not.
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: No problem
Wise sentiments.

Somehow, when I've commented to you, it's always seemed to be in disagreement. The fact that you could take the time out to write this message despite that is one of those faith-in-humanity-restorers.

Fare ye well!
fiat_knox
Jan. 31st, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: No problem
Aye. Take good care. :)
salamandream
Jan. 30th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh hey.

It's axonfuel/1000badpages. Er, could you friend me here and remove those old journals? I would appreciate it.
eclective
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sure, no prob. ^^
luna_manar
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I've thought of you lately, and I do miss your presence, but change can be good and I hope it's good for you. Best wishes to you, wherever you go.
eclective
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
I think of you a fair bit, and even though I'll admit I'm not the best at it, I do definitely want to keep in touch. Your words are very much still being read, and appreciated, by me.
kawakiisakazuki
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
In the likely event we don't run into each other again in this life, I wish you well. May the deities smile on whatever journey you undertake.
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Aye. And you.

I'm always emailable, and this goes out likewise to everyone here.
kawakiisakazuki
Jan. 31st, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I probably won't take you up on that since I'm completely out of the loop as to what you've been up to. But I tend to be easily found, if you ever want to find me.
bossgoji
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about you a lot lately myself, and it is good to see you writing again. A++ would dfntly talk to again. <3
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've been reading ya, hon. I'll try to comment moar?
arkofeden
Jan. 30th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
(I am the lurker, yes. :))

I kinda miss you...we need more people like you around. But I'm all for doing what's right for yourself, so I hope everything goes well for you in the future. :D

--Riss.
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's touching to know that so many people care. :)
soph
Jan. 30th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Even though you've kept me on your friends list (and thank you!), I feel like I still need to know you better. So I think I'll be emailing. :)

Hope things are going well for you!
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Email away! I feel likewise, and I'm sorry I periodically drop threads.

Hope things are the same for you too-- haven't heard from you in a while lately either.
mousse9
Jan. 30th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Whatever happens, you will always be one of my "nakama".
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really touched you've stayed in touch all these years. And I hope it stays that way, even if I'm bad about returning the favour.
flyboy_fox
Jan. 31st, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
I've really missed your LJ presence! You know I always love to read your posts :)
eclective
Jan. 31st, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
And I yours! Hope you're taking care of yourself.
fractalstars
Jan. 31st, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
senza has been deleted and purged, so it's pretty safe to go ahead and defriend that one too. :)
5tone
Feb. 1st, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I love seeing whatever small updates you toss our way. I hope you're well!
llieno
Feb. 1st, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thankyou for keeping me, even though I'm convinced I've grown boring as I grow up...and I shall need to e-mail you more than that brief exchange we had, because I still don't know much about your life right now (the days of artwork glimpsed from Blackpool trains seem milennia ago...) xx
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kumpania
Feb. 5th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Corin, you know I'm just as guilty when it comes to keeping up with things around here, and for much the same reasons, as you know.

A lot of us who once knew each other quite well in the past several years have all drifted to varying degrees, relative silence replacing what was once a lively horde of conversation, discussion, and debate... and we all have our reasons for doing so. But so long as we all feel like we're still friends, the goodwill we share will drift along with us as we walk through life, and the ties of friendship will never be truly broken.

You and I have known one another for a very long time, Corin... longer than any amount of time that I personally have been able to spend with friends offline. I have no need to delve into all that's happened since you and I first met; it's simply too much at this point to recall. But through all of that, standing here now I can still say that I am proud and honoured to be a friend to you, and whether our associations grow again or continue to be as they are in whatever's to come in the future, I will still be your friend.

Honestly, I would like to talk more with you again, and possibly have more of a chance for us to catch up a bit better than we have been... but at the same time, it shouldn't be any kind of obligation. Just know that if there's anything you want to talk to me about, you've still got means of reaching me if you want to... and I'll keep in mind the same thing.
eclective
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, guys. This really meant a lot to me, somehow.

I dislike drift; I dislike the distance that's come between so many of us. I know it's been mostly out of necessity of moving on with our lives, of changing habits and ideas and social circles, I know, and in a way I'm sure we've all been enriched by the new things we've found and the experiences we've had apart. But it's still a little sad to look back on the past, at the liveliness, like you said, that was once there, and realise that things will probably never be quite like that again. Even if we all want it, it's not something that can so easily be rebuilt. We've all moved on, for better or worse.

But I guess one of the most painful things for me about this sort of thing is the thought that, along with the conversations and the fun, ties are also lost. To hear from you that you don't feel that's the case is a heartening thing; it kind of assuages one of the fears I tend to have about falling out of touch with people.

So I guess, in short, it was just nice to get this comment. Thanks, guys, for everything.
kumpania
Feb. 7th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
I do know what you mean... I've got a heavy dislike for drift myself, for both online and offline friendships (and even as I speak, in a few days one of my few remaining offline friends will be moving away, while I'm still pretty much where I've been), but I can't let myself forget that everyone is just doing what they need to do to live their own lives. And there are times when I do have to remind myself that even if I don't talk to or hear from people all that often... as long as they're friends in my heart, they're still friends no matter how much time passes.

...Something else I probably learned from Sora, if not Ken-nii. x^^;

(Oh, and randomly... "La Mer" is a pretty song. I just wanted to say that. x^^)
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