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13 May 2009 @ 09:42 pm
Oh ... bloody hell ...  
I just received a lovely review for my hd_holidays  story, and, touched, went to say thank you. 'Actually,' I said to myself, 'I think I am a little behind in thanking people for their generous comments to that story ...'

I had managed to reply to exactly 13 comments. I am the WORST fandom person ever, and apologise profusely, because I am more than aware that I do this all the time. Thank you so much to you kind people who bear with me.

In other Brammers the Barmy news, this happened today at work.

Nice colleague, holding picture of potted agave with long, fuzzy protuberance growing from the top of it: What's this thing?

Brammers' brain: Oooh! How exciting! It's an agave's sexual organ. They grow from four to 12 feet, and see all those fuzzy bits? They're movement sensitive, so they can feel the questing shift of other agave penes in the area, and attach and penetrate each other. It's one of the miracles of nature! The only thing you need to be wary of is that they aren't very good at telling plants from mammals, so make sure you're wearing realy strong trousers whenever you're around it as it's really very strong and it can be a nasty surprise if it gets behind you while you're walking past. If in doubt, two pairs of trous or undies should do it.

Brammers' mouth, for once benefitting from the brain's filter: It's a flower.

Brammers' brain to Brammers: You are NO FUN.

So, off to try and catch up with the 72,316 things I am behind on.

 
 
 
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on May 13th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
I didn't respond to most of my Worldcup comments for over 6 months - so I am worse than you. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
You would be, if I had responded to all of mine! XXX
maggiemarguerite_26 on May 13th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
You are both awful people!!!!


Actually... when I comment on huge anon fests and it's a month or 6 later when I get a response, it's not so much a 'FINALLY!' as it is a 'oh, how nice! I remember loving that fic. I should read it again!'

I think the author's guilt of not responding is disproportional to the disappointment of the commenter in not getting a response.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
In that case, I hope to be providing a great deal of joy in the next guilt-ridden day.
maggiemarguerite_26 on May 13th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
FINALLY!!!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
:-P

(I am just as bad in real life. My friends are SAINTS, I tell you!)
maggiemarguerite_26 on May 13th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
I am so much worse in rl than on lj!!!

Hmm... I wonder if I still have my friends...

*sends off a few very late emails*
Amazing Little Ecosystemwinterthunder on May 14th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
You're probably right. Though, in my case, I only comment on things that I enjoy and then usually proceed to forget to bookmark them for later reccage, so the reply to my comment goes into my "rec" tag on gmail for reccing at some later date.
maggiemarguerite_26 on May 13th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
I wish Brammers' brain had taught me the birds and the bees. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
I have cleared up a lot of those matters for some of my younger friends (only after parents have had a go), apparently I have internalised David Attenborough quite nicely ;-) (But not in the pervy way, he is too godlike for that!)
Meredythmeredyth_13 on May 13th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
I seriously want to buy your brain a drink and let it loose. I don't mind if the drink is received via the rest of you. ;)

You do realise I have this strange urge to go and see how much of that you're making up, don't you?

>.>

I am both a cynic and ridiculously gullible.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
You know, I do the best Drop Bear story.

Well, it IS a sexual organ ...
Meredythmeredyth_13 on May 13th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
So is the one in the Town Hall if played by the right brand of naked lad.

Mmmmm, big pipes ...


Do you do ninja drop bears? I like those. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
(Bradley James!)

I COULD do ninja drop bears. I have done zombie ones ...
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: rosnguil_confuseyou_inbetween_ on May 13th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
*pets Bammers' brain* ... uh, it liked that, didn't it?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
R/S! R/S!!

Oh yes, it liked that and your icon ...
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on May 13th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Delve!
Who, sir? Me, sir? Yes, sir, you sir ... oh wait that's something else.
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on May 13th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
lol

I think your brain had it right.

And you are, clearly, the WORST fandom person EVER. Definitely. *nods in manner of expert knowledgeable about such things*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
I AM! I have been meaning to say 'OMG Bryoney! Your mood theme RULES!' for two whole days!

Admittedly, I spent last night distracted by having to jolly up the cats after they had their annual shots, but the night before it was simple lazy crapitude. You're a good soul for putting up with me!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on May 13th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, I am a saint. You can't expect the same patience from everyone. *snerk*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
It's all too true! But I prefer you.
this mundane stuff called lifewinnett on May 13th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I didn't reply to all my hd-hols comments either and I feel really weird going back and doing it now. I mean (this isn't meant to sound snotty), but there were so many. Everyone reads the holidays and I was overwhelmed (and overjoyed) and the reception of my story, but I bit daunted, too.

I suck as well. We can sit in the bad writer's corner with dunce hats.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
People were hugely generous, weren't they? I am prefacing each of my comments with an apology for my crapitude. I don't think we need dunces' hats, maybe 100 lines of 'I will be less tardy'! But yes, naughty writers' corner for us!
this mundane stuff called lifewinnett on May 13th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm, now you've inspired me. I might need to go remedy my tardiness, too.
oldenuf2nboldenuf2nb on May 13th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
*falls down laughing*....

Oh, God, Brammers. I may steal that one. I'm a florist! And what I wouldn't give to be able to say that to some of the tight assed right wing types who live up here in Republican country.

I'll add: "Oh, and the plants are almost entirely homosexual, so if you don't want to wear that second pair of pants, you might want to re-think your position on Gay Marriage. Have a nice day!"
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh please do! My brain is still very cranky with my mouth for not coming straight out with it, and it would be very happy to see it go to good use. And, really, it's not *entirely* untrue ;-)

Your addition is sterling!
mahaliemmahaliem on May 13th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I also have comments on my hd_holidays story that I need to answer. Many comments, including yours. And I know a couple of months ago, when I was practically curling up in a cocoon to escape from life, I missed many comments on various stories on my lj. *hides face in shame*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you have Big Things keeping you away often. I do not think that anyone minds and we are just thrilled that you can find the time to write and bring joy into our reading.

Alas, my 'Was playing with kitties then went for walk for hot chocolate' ranks very low on the reasonable excuse scale ;-)
adores_dracoadores_draco on May 13th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
"The police have arrested another agave for assaulting innocent people. Among the victims was a conservative Member of Parliament who has been campaigning against sex education and gay rights. He was again found with an orange in his mouth, wearing fishnet stockings and stiletto heels."
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 13th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
!!!!

There is a (possibly apocryphal) story of one of Churchill's underlings greeting him one morning with news that a Junior Secretary had been found in a situation very similar to that described above, wandering in Hyde Park the night before.

'Last night?' asked Churchill.

'Yes, Prime Minister.'

'And that was all he was wearing?'

'Yes, Prime Minister.'

The great man is said to have lit a cigar and taken a contemplative puff. 'Bloody cold last night. Shows real toughness to face that in fishnets and heels. Makes you proud to be British!'
adores_dracoadores_draco on May 13th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I hate cold so I have to admit he was right. *nods*
the center of the room and beyond: flowers - pinksnottygrrl on May 13th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
you realise i had to go google agave after that. i was hoping for a much bigger fuzzy thing [*pouts*]

[*waves frantically*]

have missed you horridly and was delighted to see this post, though of course at a stupid time since i'm on the other side of the world know.
shadowclubshadowclub on May 13th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
AHahaha:) That sounds rather like something I would think. I actually didn't even know what an agave was until last Christmas when I went to this vegan restaurant and they were using it as a natural sweetener (since they don't use sugar? Are vegans allowed to eat sugar??! I don't even know why they gave me agave).

Robynarobynsung on May 13th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Your brain should have an LJ tag :)
That's awesome!
Dedicated Escape Artist: Clowns!jadzialove on May 14th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
Well, if it helps, I'm the worsest worst person ever---I never replied to reviews on my 2 Wankfest fics or my Percy fic.

It's going on a year now.

I think it's too late at this point.

Stoopid anonymous fests--I always forget to go back...

Edited at 2009-05-14 12:58 am (UTC)
Jaeenchanted_jae on May 14th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I would have paid to have seen the look on that person's face, had you gone with the other explanation. Hah!
glass_violet on May 14th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
You know what your brain needs? Horatio Hornblower slash fic, that's what! *goes back to sewing garb for Invest, definitely not to reading Hornblower slash*
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November Snowflake: doppelgangernovembersnow on May 14th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
I, ah, never finished responding to comments on my hd_holidays fic from last year or the previous year, so if you are the worst fandom person ever, I shudder to think what that makes me.

(And, sadly, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I have comments on fics from, oh, 2005 or so that I never finished replying to either. So much with the comment-reply fail. *hangs head*)
Snape's Angelangela_snape on May 16th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
LOL! The brain sounds like a way more fun response.