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What a mess . . .

The message board at duranduran.com is shutting down in a week. I'd put up a link, but it would be dead within days, wouldn't it? I'm . . . well, I'm not sure how I am about it. I signed up for that place the day it went live, I've been there off and on through all the ups and downs and in betweens. I think the reason they're taking it down is spectacularly lame, but it is their site and they can do what they damn well please with it. Ranting and raving about won't change a damn thing.

I liked it there. I liked its simplicity. I liked the complete and utter lack of flashy avatars and signatures--I think it did wonders for damping down the cliquishness that forms on most messageboards, since you don't have any way to show off your membership in whatever group. I even liked the fact that it was just one forum instead of a zillion subfora, for much the same reasons. I watched people come and go, watched silliness run rampant and, yes, watched drama explode like fireworks, (but I don't think there's a corner of the internet that's immune from that.)

I'll miss it, I really will. But, you know, I miss The Point, I miss the Echo Lounge, and nothing I could say or do could bring them back. So I live with it.

Meanwhile in meatspace, I got a new battery in my car this morning. I should probably take the thing in for an oil change and all that jazz pretty soon, too. Such are the glories of vehicle ownership.

Going through some rough patches with the moods. I'm determined to get off the antidepressants, but today I went through a depressive fit that had me gripped tightly all afternoon. What was interesting was the way I dealt with it--rather than brooding over what in my life could have been making me feel that way, I said "Ah, here were are again. Serotonin imbalance. Damn." Ranted about it a bit in another blog and gritted my teeth and got through it.

Feeling better now, thank you.

Today I took pleasure in playing Kenny Howes songs in my car. Very loudly.

Today I learned they're closing my favorite internet hangout. Damn.

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pippinspeach
Jan. 10th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the moods & I hope your meds & exercise help soon. *hugs*
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