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I guess I only write on the weekends, eh?

Last night was the final night I got to hang out on the Television Without Pity forums, since NBC finally took them offline as of midnight, New York time. It was surprisingly emotional, and I'm sure BB side-eyed me a lot, although he kept insisting he didn't. I was able to download the most important subforum - the one I'd stayed on the most, the Doctor Who General Gabbery forum, of course - thanks to a helpful person on one of the threads. I've promised a couple of people that I'll figure out a way to bundle it up in a zipfile and send it to them.

I'm glad I was able to do that. Knowing that some of the most interesting conversations I've had over the past eight years, and the history of meeting some people who became friendly acquaintances and friends over that same time, didn't just disappear into the ether is good. I know there were hundreds of other people doing that as well. It's amazing how large a community TWoP developed in the years it was around, and how much losing the forums affected them. NBC, man; you took down an amazing thing. You own the infrastructure and you can certainly do it, no question - but ... well, where was my head, thinking a corporation would do something for nothing?

Good things ... FB and Emily found an apartment, and have put their application in for it, which theoretically means that we will have Lily and Tommy only for another month, and we'll finally have the last of his things out of our place. And he'll be living with someone who we like.

Today was the first really warm day of the year, and I made the mistake of not putting the AC on in the car as I was out doing chores. I enjoyed the fresh air, and thought that the breeze was keeping me cool, but got home to find myself completely drained, with that kind of prickly, slightly uncomfortable sleepiness that the heat sometimes inflicts on me. Ah, well. Thank heaven for AC at home.

Anything else? Not looking forward to the week; we're getting a new kitchen faucet put in tomorrow, the one we went to buy yesterday. We need it; the old faucet fell apart, and we're really fond of being able to use our kitchen sink, so replacing it is necessary - but the cost of decent faucets, and the fact we'll have to have a plumber come in tomorrow; it wiped out the last of my little bit of extra dough. Still, me complaining about that is pretty First World, so that's the last you'll hear of it.

That's about it. Wow, what a spectacularly uninteresting post.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/303187.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 2nd, 2014 04:51 am (UTC)
Not at all - we're hearing about you and that is nothing but interesting and a good thing as far as I'm concerned!

Sad they took that place down. Seems corporations like to do almost spiteful, unnecessary things nowadays just to prove they can. I'm glad you saved back a piece of your history though. Just because it was on the web, doesn't mean it doesn't have a history (or a legacy) all of its own. It is sad to hear that TWoP is now gone. I never went there, but it was a site you couldn't miss hearing about.

Glad FB and Emily have a place!! And that you and BB approve! And yay all around!!

OCH. Yes. I know the feeling you are talking about. And it can be very dangerous too. *Worries*

Glad you are getting the sink fixed, even as it makes things tight for a bit. Gotta have tea, coffee, dishes and veggies rinsed, yeah?

*snuggles you close*
kaffyr
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Good to hear that someone's still interested in what I'm doing. Heh.

Sad they took that place down. Seems corporations like to do almost spiteful, unnecessary things nowadays just to prove they can.

Apparently they couldn't monetize (lord, what a word) it sufficiently, and it ended up being very different once the original owners departed - which made it even less popular, in my not so humble opinion.


Glad you are getting the sink fixed, even as it makes things tight for a bit. Gotta have tea, coffee, dishes and veggies rinsed, yeah?

Oh, my dear ... you're the last person who needs to commiserate with me! *hugs you close*

a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 2nd, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
UGH. All boils down to moneymoneymoney in the end. *Hands*

Of course I should! I'm someone who is intimately aquainted with Disaster here of late, lol!!

*Gives you a cuddle*

Tell BB 'hi' from me!
sallymn
Jun. 2nd, 2014 11:02 am (UTC)
That's sad about TWOP - but at least the archives are still there _?
kaffyr
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Well, it's doubly sad, because the archives aren't there anymore. You can read the recaps, because they agreed to keep those up, but they took down the forums. The Internet Archive people apparently scraped as many of the threads as possible for their own archives, and there were many people, like me, who were saving individual fora, but that's it.

It made no sense, and it's sad, but it went out with a bang - one of the site administrators told us that they'd had 9,000 visitors the final day, which was pretty amazing. So many of us were coming to say our goodbyes that we repeatedly crashed the dsite.
eve11
Jun. 2nd, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
I like catching up... even on the stuff of RL. I hope that you don't have too much hassle with the faucet. We are going to have to replace a few faucets here too, including the kitchen. But it's one of those things where it's like, so much could use updating, it's more worth it to just wait until I get the $$ together to do a complete remodel. Or... I could put in a new faucet. *sighs*
kaffyr
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
Or... I could put in a new faucet. *sighs*

Heh; it depends on how much you want to use your sink, I guess. We definitely like having a usable kitchen sink.

I don't envy you the whole remodeling necessity, but I will wish you the best of luck!
eaweek
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
If this doesn't sound too flip, other people's problems are always interesting. :)

Farewell, TWOP. I'll really miss that site. Never posted, but lurked there forever. Sigh.

Good luck with your kitchen faucet. :)
kaffyr
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
If this doesn't sound too flip, other people's problems are always interesting. :)

Oh, not in the least - I definitely know that phenomenon.

There were a lot of lurkers coming out in the final days to say their goodbyes. So many people said they'd lurked forever, just as you did.

And the plumber is here as we speak; with any luck, we'll have that new faucet operative within the next hour or so. Hurrah!
flowsoffire
Jun. 2nd, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
Updates about you are never uninteresting! Sorry to hear about the forums, that's very sad ♥ At least you could save a little something besides the memories. *sighs and hugs*

I hope the faucet thing goes all right, and your week overall, too!
kaffyr
Jun. 3rd, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
Updates about you are never uninteresting!

I'm absurdly flattered. Heh.

The faucet thing did indeed go well, and I got through the first day of the week without a melt-down. That's always a good sign. I hope your Monday went well, and your Tuesday as well!
flowsoffire
Jun. 3rd, 2014 06:11 am (UTC)
I'm absurdly flattered. Heh.
*thumbs up and hugs*

The faucet thing did indeed go well, and I got through the first day of the week without a melt-down. That's always a good sign. I hope your Monday went well, and your Tuesday as well!
Good to hear! My day went fine, thanks. A bit of writing + other things to deal with are getting done, so that's nice :)
kaffyr
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
A bit of writing + other things to deal with are getting done, so that's nice

I agree - the small building blocks of a good day are often the sturdiest ones.
flowsoffire
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
Truth! ^_^
lost_spook
Jun. 2nd, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Aw, it's not an uninteresting post. It's nice to hear from you. ♥

And it is sad when a much loved site goes - I suppose at least with this one you got to save some things and you got the warning - but it is always sad.
kaffyr
Jun. 3rd, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
Thanks; it's good to be heard from, as my brother is wont to say. For the last little while, actually getting myself energized enough to write something down has been a bit of a sketchy matter.
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