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Dept. of WTF

Because Really .. WTF?

1. My brother will have having quintuple bypass surgery Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. I'm still painfully in the dark by my lights - although not by my little brother's - and wish I could just get the fuck up there. Can't, so I'll pray down here. I've talked to Mum a bit, as well.

2. I got into this here Intarwebz fandom and far more than that, through a site called Television Without Pity. That was back in 2006. I learned ... so much from the people I met there, gained so much from them, learned about myself. It's shutting down next week.  I'll write about that more later, when I'm not a scattered mess. It seems so odd that that is weighing on my mind as much as Mac's bypass surgery. The mind does weird things, doesn't it? Weird fucking things. And yes, the word "fuck" seems to be the only one I can think of using.

More. Later. Probably.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/297030.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.


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Mar. 27th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez. I hope his surgery goes well and you get some more info soon.
Mar. 30th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks; the surgery happens Monday morning, and I appreciate all the hopes and wishes folks have been sending.
Mar. 27th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, gods, honey!! I am keeping him in my thoughts. Hope you get more info soon.

Damn. REALLY? That's just...really? They are shutting it down? *Blinks* I can see why the mind chose this to focus on though. Sometimes it is easier to think on something that SEEMS 'less' (though it isn't - tis hurtful, but in a different way), other than gnash itself to death on something you cannot control.

Mar. 30th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you for the hugs, my dear. I've needed them.
Mar. 27th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Quintuple? Quintuple! I'm trying to remember if I've ever even heard of a quintuple bypass. It's starting to sound like they'll be weaving a folk dance pattern around the ins and outs of his heart. "Next it's an allemande left..."

For distraction, I invite you to consider other folk dance steps as descriptors of the steps involved in bypass surgery. Basket, dip, dive, flutter wheel...just so long as they stay away from the pot hooks.

Love you, dear.
Mar. 30th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh, I love this imagery - and thanks for the link. Goodness, a strange and mystifyingly arcane subculture. Who'd have thunk it? *g*
Mar. 28th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
I hope the surgery goes well, and that he gives you more information! *hugs*

I'm so sad about Television without Pity. Like, it never occurred to me that it might go away!
Mar. 30th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
I am as sure as one can be in these situations that the surgery will go very well. My brother found out that the team handling his case are the go-to team for cases in which Americans (!) come to Canada to get heart surgery (!!!) including heart transplants ... so much for terrible Canadian socialized medicine. Heh.
Mar. 28th, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
Ack, sending all the good thoughts and energy your way, and to your brother.

How weird about TWOP - I haven't been there since Lost was airing, but it will be strange to think it has gone away.
Mar. 30th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good thoughts and energy.

TWoP actually means a lot to me, even though I haven't regularly visited it for a couple of years (largely since I got very involved in LJ/DW.
Mar. 28th, 2014 08:55 am (UTC)
Good grief. Quintuple?!
Continuing to pray for him, and your whole family.

Yeah, I am very sad and confused/miffed about TWoP. I will miss a lot of things about it, and a lot of people!
Mar. 30th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the prayers.

I, too, am sad about TWoP. I first met you there, back where you were still a college student discovering the field that would become part of your life - and so much has happened since then. If you've dropped back in to LINDA, you'll see at least a couple of names that you haven't seen forever. And we're looking for a new place to meet up.
Mar. 31st, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's amazing to think how much has changed since the Ninth Doctor's TV run and our first online conversations.
I will definitely check back to see what the LINDA folks have been discussing as an alternative place to hang out. That's the last meet market I care about at all on TWoP!
Mar. 28th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
ah, the only word which can be any of the parts of speech: "Fuck! The fucking fucker's fucked!"
Mar. 30th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think I told you when I saw you last that I've been repeating this sentence on a regular basis in my head since first reading it.
Mar. 28th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
I have nothing to say but 0_o and ♥ ♥ ♥

Mar. 30th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
You don't have to say anything; I simply appreciate your thoughts and hopes. Thank you!
Mar. 28th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
Sending heaps and heaps of karmic good wishes to him and to you....
Mar. 30th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
All of the heaps and heaps are very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
Apr. 1st, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
I had no idea TWOP was shutting down. I'm fairly gutted. I go there for reactions to everything from movies to the Olympics. How will we survive without the snark? The internet will be a poorer place without it. : (
Apr. 7th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC)
Whups, sorry, missed your post because last week I had a brain like a colander; yeah, TWoP was a big part of my entering online fandom back in 2006, and it and the friends I found through it really mean a lot to me.

I've moved over to the new television site run by Glark, Sars and Wing-Chung, the folks who started TWoP, and a lot of TWoPers have done the same, but since the TWoP forums are open until May 31, there's a lot of renewed activity there as well. Some of us were joking that we wanted to post as much as possible over the next little while to make it to stalker level before they disappear. Heh.
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