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The more things change... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
The more things change...
Going through the old photos for the burning question of whether or not I should get bangs, I found



Seems I've always hung out in social writing groups. G-d bless the internet for making it easier to find like-minded souls, but waves to K & A--the real world rocks, too!

Anyway, it was a very nice weekend for riding around New England--great weather, blue skies, really good stuff. And it was terrific to see a_p_, speaking of hanging out in a social writing situation! Fellow writers are awesome people. They get it, you know?

Anyway, some Shifts later.
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From: 88l71 Date: June 27th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, fellow writers rock. I had a blast meeting anakin-girl and Arriss yesterday; fun to talk about fanfic without people giving you weird looks.
pauraque From: pauraque Date: June 27th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
G-d bless the internet

Okay, I have to ask -- if you don't want to use the word... why use it?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 27th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a Jewish convention to not write it out, so that it can't be erased.
pauraque From: pauraque Date: June 27th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I see. Which varieties of Judaism have that practice? Not all, it seems.

Reminds me of the Egyptians -- after the Amarna rulers were deposed, their names were systematically erased from monuments and records to prevent them from entering the afterlife.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's an old-fashioned practice, and not strictly necessary in English, since the Name of G-d is not actually "G-d"--in prayerbooks, the letter yod is put down twice to represent the Tetragrammaton. It's less a real religious conviction that I have than a habit I got into. I've seen it followed in all four major sects, but not uniformly, and not in every congregation within any given sect. It was a habit of my Reform group at college, but isn't typical of other Reform groups.
myf From: myf Date: July 1st, 2004 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for explaining that, Fern. I'd been wondering too, but was too timid to ask.

Me,timid. Yes, I know. *rolls eyes*
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