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1. When did you first "friend" me?
2. Why did you first "friend" me?
3. What posts of mine do you like to read the best?
4. What would you like me to write about that I don't?
5. Do you think we would be friends in real life?
6. How often do you read my journal?
7. What do we have in common?
8. Will you post this in your journal so I can answer?
9. If I were an HP character, who would I be?


Hi :)

I usually lurk, but since I friended you recently, this might serve like a nice introduction, so here goes:

1. A couple of days ago, when I realised how ridiculous it is for me to check your journal two or three times a week and not have you on my friendslist :)

2. Well, I found your journal when you posted "Beautiful Boy" at the bottom_draco community, and I've been following it since, but like I said, I only actually "friended" you recently

3. I think I'd have to go with the posts about your faith. None of my friends - Jewish, Christian *or* Muslim - are particularly devout, and I myself am an atheist raised in an atheist household. As a result, I find it fascinating to see what life is like for people who aren't fundamentalists but still abide by their religious principles in all aspects of everyday life.

I have to admit that I wince every time you post a HP-related essay or question, though. They are always so well thought-out and supported, it's obvious that you spend a lot more time thinking about these issues than J.K Rowling herself does. It actually hurts me to see how much energy you (and others) devote to analysing and cross-checking things she obviously plopped down on paper without a single second of world-building planning or thought. I've given up on that long ago. If she can't even keep the Weasley ages straight or calculate the number of students at Hogwarts, she obviously hasn't devoted much thought to the purpose of Hogwarts or the Founders, you know?

4. The sequel to "beautiful Boy" :D

5. I'd like to think so, because you seem like a very neat person, but there *is* a pretty big age difference between us

6. Before I had it friended, I checked your journal two or three times a week; now, obviously, I see your entries whenever I check my flist, so on a daily basis

7. Our gender and love for slash, HP, and SF/Fantasy in general

8. Nah, probably not. I hardly ever update, so there's nothing for people to base their answers on

I am writing that sequel slowly. Needs to be good.

And, by some definitions, I *am* a fundamentalist. There are seventy levels to the Torah. One is the literal level.

1. Not sure when, but as soon as I found out you had a LiveJournal.
2. Because I knew you from the Bujold list and liked your posts.
3. Tough call, but probably the Jewish Minutia posts.
4. Thoughts on whether an observant Jew would be able to attend Hogwarts, and if so what problems they'd run into. (Thus combining two of my favorite categories of your posts, Judaism and HP.)
5. Don't know, but I think we'd at least be congenial acquaintances.
6. When a post shows up on my friendslist.
7. Bujold fannishness. HP fannishness. Alcott interest.
8. Probably not.
9. Molly Weasley is my first thought.

I do have thoughts about Jewish wizards, actually. I do intend to write about them someday.

I like Molly. :)

1. When did you first "friend" me? Shortly after I got on LJ, months ago.
2. Why did you first "friend" me? Because you are Orthodox and write fanfic and slash.
3. What posts of mine do you like to read the best? Harry Potter ones.
4. What would you like me to write about that I don't? Books you read.
5. Do you think we would be friends in real life? For now, don't know what would happen when I leave Orthodoxy.
6. How often do you read my journal? Almost all your posts.
7. What do we have in common? Life in Orthodoxy, fanfiction, Harry Potter, Bujold.
8. Will you post this in your journal so I can answer?
*optional* Rather not, because I know why almost all the rest of the list did it (Hellsing!)
9. If I were an HP character, who would I be? Hermione.

You want me to do book reviews? Huh.

If I like you as a friend now, why would it change if you decide Orthodoxy isn't for you?

Hermione...yeah. I'm flattered.

1. I don't recall.

2. I think it was because we're on the LMB list together, and I do like your posts a great deal.

3. I like your canon explication posts, although we have really different takes on the canon. I also like anything that you write about being religious. I'm personally conflicted as all get out about religion, which is why I thrash around like a fool when I try to talk about it, and your posts always make me feel calmer about them. Jacqueline Lichtenberg has a similar effect on me.

4. I'm not sure. I'd know if you wrote about it.

5. I don't know. I suspect I would annoy you sometimes, but I hope not. I know we would find things to talk about.

6. Pretty much always, even if I don't find anything to comment on. Occasionally I skip fics that I don't think will interest me, but not very often, because I actually really like a lot of your fics in fandoms I don't normally read.

7. Dress sense. And we like H/D.

8. I'm thinking about it.

9. I'm not sure. I think if I had to pick someone, I'd choose Molly (don't freak, she's one of the Weasleys that I happen to like) but frankly, you are a character all on your own, and if you were to enter Rowling's world you'd be just fine as your own self.

It's cool having someone with a similar dress sense to talk with.

I'm glad I make you feel calmer.

I think we would find things to talk about.

And I do like Molly.

1. IIRC right after I had been lured into the clutches of LJ convinced that LJ was great as a fandom forum.
2. Because I knew you from TS fandom and chat on squidge, and had been reading your LJ even before I got one myself.
3. In general fanfic/fanfic-related posts, followed by other fannish posts.
4. I agree with the above poster who mentioned the sequel to Beautiful Boy... ;) Otherwise, obviously I like your journal as it, though if you happened to read some comics I wouldn't mind reading your thoughts on them.
5. I don't really know, but I guess outside of fandom probably not.
6. Whenever you update, though I skim my flist based on topics, so I don't necessarily read every post.
7. Lots of fandoms, interest in fanfic and slash, some slash kinks (like a preference for Bottom!Jim and such)...
8. Probably not.
9. Um...I have no idea?

Comic reviews? I can do that, given that I read a half-dozen a week these days.

And I'm writing the sequel, I am. You want it good or fast.

I'm glad to hear that the sequel is still in the works, and like any good minion *points to icon* I am of course patient-- well, slightly more patient than a three year old on a long car ride at least. :D

I just reread the story recently, so it was on mind.


1. Well, as soon as I was lured/beaten/dragged onto Live Journal. Hey, it took a bit! WebTV isn't compatible to a lot of stuff and I was tired of trying something and being disappointed.
2. Well, I knew you from fuh-q and met you at a Lunacon. (Hey, Mama Deb, you going to next year's in NJ?)
3. Everything....when I remember to log on and read stuff! This is still a habit in the making.
4. Ummmm....not sure yet.
5. Well, I hope we would be, specially once I move back to NYC.
6. Er, whenever I remember to come to LJ.
7. Fuh-q, Lunacon, sci fi, Trek & DS9 (I think you watched DS9), HP, er, sort of the same social circle in NYC.
8. Not sure I can with WebTV, but I'm answering here!
9. Hey, I don't know what HP character I'd be!

Re: Ummmmm

I don't know aobut Lunacon yet. I'd like to.

1) a few months ago

2) everyone kept linking to all these cool posts you made.

3) Fannish, Jewish living, food.

4) ??

5) We are very, very different. I'd like to think so, but you wouldn't be the person I had over for BBQ and movie night. (Sorry) You'd be the one I sat and talked to for hours at con.

6) as often as you post. I read my flist several times a day

7) More than 10% of of our F'list. A taste for Smallville, the Sentinel and HP.

8) Maybe

9) Minerva MacGonagell.

Everyone kept linking? Really? Wow. I did not know that. I thought the first thing I wrote that got linked to was the Remus essay.

And, honestly. I prefer being the person spoken with for hours at a con.

Minerva. Wow.

I just friended you so I can't really answer the whole meme--but I'm looking forward to Jewish minutia, and it looks like we've got HP and X-files in common.

I can't remember when I first 'friend'ed you, but it would have been because I love 'Sweetcheeks' and I can't resist anyone who calls themselves 'mama'. I love reading your posts about your religious observances and your home and food and thoughts and work. As for being friends in tangible time, yes, but I'd probably sit and listen to you a lot first. I think I'd be too shy to be counted as a friend until we spent more time together.

I read most of your posts that appear on my friendslists. I think if I have anything in common with you, it would be that I'm trying to be gentle and comforting and common-sensical, which I think you are.

I think you would be Professor Vector.

1. A few weeks (maybe a month?) ago.

2. I had read your stories, and I was excited to find your livejournal - I like keeping tabs on authors who engage me.

3. I enjoy your meta and character analysis, but I'm really fond of your stuff on food and Judaism. It's fun to read the experiences of someone on such a different place on the halakah continuum (than I usually am).

4. I can't think of anything - I guess I still think that ljs should be controlled by those who write as opposed to those who read. (in other words, if you write it, I'll probably read it.)

5. I'm not sure - we'd *definitely* have things to talk about.

6. As my friends page is updated and I have time to read *that*.

7. Judaism, and the fact that we both take it seriously, although in very different ways. slash fandom. probably a similar taste in fiction (based on your book selections for your nephew).

8. Um, probably? I'm always hesitant to post things in my journal that require other people to respond, but this one is non-threatening and kind of intruiging.