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Friending Policy  
Hi Friends, LJ Users, Nigerian Scammers, Russian Bots and sundry others!
Thanks for taking a moment to read my sticky post on friending.

On the whole, there's no need to friend me if you just want to read my fics, since they are posted unlocked. In fact, most of my locked posts are me ranting about the state of the world (usually from a politics or media slant) or some such.

Generally, I am a ready friender. If you friend me and you have entries in your livejournal or have commented on some of my posts, you can usually expect to be friended back, unless:
* There are no entries in your LJ.
* I do not recall us ever having 'spoken' online (given how selective my memory is, you should probably assume this.)
* Your LJ is written wholly in a language I do not speak (pretty much anything that is not English, or French or Italian (both of which I speak poorly), or German, Spanish, Latin, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Welsh or Irish (all of which I have a smattering of and enough reference books to get the gist.) (Though if your journal is in actual Latin as opposed to Lorem Ipsum, I will probably immediately friend you on principle.)
* Your journal consists of several entries a day concerning My Little Pony, school and whether your hair looks better in plaits, pigtails, or with a fringe pouf. You are probably adorable, but should not be subjected to my occasional flocked rants.

SO, if you've friended me (thanks!) and I've not friended you back, just drop a brief line saying 'Excuse me, oh vague and neglectful one, could you friend me back please?'

I can't guarantee that I will ever have time to be a good lj friend, but I will try and provide you with amusing content and I always try to read my whole flist. Well, the stuff before the cut at any rate.
joanwilder~RaeWhitjoanwilder on May 17th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
(Though if your journal is in actual Latin as opposed to Lorem Ipsum, I will probably immediately friend you on principle.) I'd friend you on that comment alone, if we weren't already.

Oh my, you had to say My Little Pony. Because it unfortunately requires that I link you to this. Trust me. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)

Oh my ribs ... they hurt! That was the wrongest and funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Thank you!

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(no subject) - absynthedrinker on May 17th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Admiral of Strange Shipsnoeon on May 17th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I wonder if there is a My Little Pony fan community in neo-Latin...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
It's the Internet, of COURSE there is!
(no subject) - noeon on May 17th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
Potteresque Irepotteresque_ire on May 17th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
My Little Pony, school and whether your hair looks better in plaits, pigtails, or with a fringe pouf.

I'd thought Draco friended me on LJ!!!!! ZOMG11!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Don't laugh, you know that fic is out there!
Heather: Teddy Bearfaynia on May 17th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
I totally would friend you again, simply for that greeting line. If I was dedicated enough to this statement, I'd go modify our friendship right now. *G*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
HEE! I was always taught that one should be polite, even to bots!
(no subject) - faynia on May 17th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - drgaellon on May 17th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
trichinopoly ash: art: disney hairaldehyde on May 17th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
* Your journal consists of several entries a day concerning My Little Pony, school and whether your hair looks better in plaits, pigtails, or with a fringe pouf.

y'know, i think often my entries are just that. minus the my little pony references.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
So not true, your hair is not pink!

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adores_dracoadores_draco on May 17th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
Dear Ms Brammers

My new pink My Little Pony has the CUTEST plaits eveHH!!!

Lots of love from me, Pink Pony and all the Russian bots!

Yours sincerely


PS I'd add some hearts but fortunately I've no idea how that's done. *snickers*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hush you, I have more dodgy Malfoy mpreg fic to post and I will dedicate it to you if you are not careful ;-)
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wemyss: CofETorywemyss on May 17th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
(Sorry, I simply couldn't resist.)

All I can say abt my hair, floppy as it is in its BoJo way, is that it has never been associated w plaits or pigtails. I presume that having a sherry with Peter Tatchell at the Edinburgh Festival is not what you had in mind w/r/t Fringe poufs?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 17th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Ave!
*Awards bar to friend status*

[And, on a more sombre note, has Mr Tatchell made it out of Russia without further harm? News here is tremendously sketchy on the topic.]
Nescio. - wemyss on May 17th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on May 17th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Целый дома Gryffindor было преследовано с приходя спичкой. Gryffindor hadn' t выиграл чашку Quidditch с легендарного Чарли Weasley (Ron' имеемый брат s во-вторых самый старый) были искателем. Но Гарри усомнилось хотели ли любое из их, даже древесина, выиграть как много по мере того как он сделал. вражда между Гарри и Malfoy находилась на своей высшей точке всегда. Malfoy был все еще smarting, поединки грязь-бросая случай в Hogsmeade и был даже более злющ которого Harry как-то проникл его путь из наказание. Гарри hadn' Malfoy' забытое t; попытка s саботировать его в спичке против Ravenclaw, но было делом Buckbeak которое сделало его решительно для того чтобы побить Malfoy перед всей школой.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 23rd, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Oh you're a funny bugger ;-)
(no subject) - vaysh on May 23rd, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
&helena;uminohikari on May 17th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
...you understand a lot of languages :O
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 23rd, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Well, understand a bit ... and since most of them have many words in common with English, that's a help, then Latin is useful with French, Spanish and Italian, and I did a bit of Welsh and Irish at university and still have all my textbooks. So I'm not as smart as I look on paper, but a good faker and fast learner ;-)
autumn_veelaautumn_veela on May 23rd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hi! I just decided to friend you as I love your fic and noticed the post on Tim Minchin (isn't he awesome?).

blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 23rd, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, he really is!
Jamfranalan on May 25th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
I've just friended you...hope you don't mind! I love your fics, and I like to friend people who I read a lot....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 25th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all! Friended you right back!
(no subject) - franalan on May 26th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
It's that Bucket woman!curia_regis on May 28th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
I've just friended you. *g* Partially because I'm all squeeful to find somebody else who writes dystopian fics. Partially because emerald_dragon8 says you're awesome. And partially because you're a fellow Aussie. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 28th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I love that girl! To confess, I am a fake Aussie, but I have a blue passport if not the accent or upbringing, and I chose to move here, so that counts. This is the only real dystopian fic I have written, though several others tough on darker political themes. It will not be the last, though. And friended you right back!
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zumapizumapi on June 25th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
More friending
Hi Brammers,
So I've been a devoted lurker for some time and have finally gotten around to getting my very own LJ, and would be delighted if you would friend me :D I adore all your fics (ALL of them) as well as all the wonderful commentary on our marvelous Australian political system. Cheers! zuma
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 25th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: More friending
Hi Zumapi! Welcome out of your lurkerdom! And thanks for the kind comments, I have been depressed all day because after three days of working on my The History Of Australian Politics as Told Through Harry Potter post, Annabel Crabbe did Utegate The Potter Version in the Herald today.

But I will keep going, as my post contains the best Bob and Blanche joke I have ever made ;-)
(Anonymous) on August 3rd, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
If you could see me now...
It wouldn't be very flattering for me (as I am all mouth agape, bed-headed, and wide-eyed), but very much so you as I now think you are kind of ridiculously cool.

You listed 12 different languages that you could follow journals in, and I have trouble with just one. I am horribly impressed.

That said I found a piece of yours over in the HP Showcase and liked it very much, and am now looking forward to reading the rest of your work. (This may not be the appropriate place to comment on this, but... It seemed easiest to enthuse all in one place. And it seemed rude to otherwise lurk.) Cheers!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 3rd, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: If you could see me now...
Oh don't get the wrong idea! I am reasonable at reading French, vaguely passable at reading Italian, and can puzzle out a bit of German, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian because I have a very very vague familiarity with the structure of the languages and they have similarities to ones I am stronger in, but mostly because I have a large reference library. Latin, Irish and Welsh are all languages I have actually studied and have many reference and textbooks devoted to. Can't remember a bloody thing that's not horticultural Latin or common mottoes of the Middle Ages. But I can look it up in a jiffy!

So thrilled you liked my story, welcome to the LJ (it's a bit deranged), and feel free to lurk or to join in as it takes your fancy. Thanks so much for the note!
dylansbuzz: tegan and thilia dream teamdylansbuzz on September 1st, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
*laughs* I can guarantee you that I will never wax poetic on My Pretty Pony and I haven't had plaits since...uhm, ever.

I was going to ask to friend you because I have read your comments on some mutual friend's ljs - thilia primarily and I love meeting new people. My rants are usually f-locked and hidden, so you need not be subjected to them if you don't want. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Hi teganscrush! Sorry for the delay, life has been bonkers of late. That sounds lovely! Any friend of thilia's is welcome as a friend of mine! And I do love a good rant.
she had the face of an angel & the body of a devilnuclearsugars on October 24th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
*waves* I've been admiring your work from afar for many a month now and I just plucked up the courage to friend you tonight. I blame it on the lack of coherency due to cold medicine and congestion. [I promise not to get you sick over the internet ;)].
Hueyphoenixacid on November 5th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Just wanted to tell you that I've been stalking you for some time now I absolutely loved And Save Me From Bloody Men, Sins of the Fathers (just finished that a fews days ago but haven't had the chance to leave a comment yet), and Little Red Courgette. So I've friended you to keep up with your posts, and I hope you don't mind. *hugs*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 5th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
As a sign of my derangement, I had actually thought we were mutual friends for some time -- I think most of our flists are identical and just hadn't noticed I only saw you at their places!

Don't mind at all and have happily made it mutual! And thank you, your delightful form of stalking is quite lovely! BTW, do not start the sequel to Sins as I have not finished it. I WILL finish it, quite soon as it turns out, but not in the next week or two. Welcome, and I apologise in advance for the ranting.
(no subject) - phoenixacid on November 5th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Penguin: HD_duel_yellowpenguin474 on November 5th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Hello *waves*
I hope you don't mind me friending you!
I've seen you around on other friends' LJs, and I loved your hd_career_fair fic.
Penguin: Babypenguin474 on November 5th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Friended you at my RL journal as well (pingviini).
pionie: Harry and Draco by love_higher_lawpionie on November 13th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Hello! I have just finished re-reading Red Courgette, and I'm sure that won't be the last time. Can't wait to read more of your stories :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 30th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Damn! Forgot to respond to this. Thank you so much!
FEELS TERRORIST!: SH Holmes/Watsonmomebie on January 12th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hola! I've been nosing around and like the cut of your jib. Also I already know I look excellent in a fringe pouf. Mind if I friend?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 13th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh yes, please! Let's make it mutual, as I know you have excellent taste!
Susanlil_shepherd on January 30th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)

I've just friended you because I am tired of having to have inamac reading your posts out loud! Besides, I want to comment.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 30th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Hee! I rarely screen and allow anonymous comments, so it's fine either way, but when I did my 'check is not spambot' look of your journal a minute ago, I discovered your photos of toy car racing, so think we should definitely mutually friend as: wow!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 16th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
But I love hair as well! Sounds great!
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Teresa Coutinhoteresacoutinho on August 16th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I definitely do not post entries regarding the state of my hair, or school or even Little Ponies (despite the fact that I'm addicted to slash fanfiction of the HP kind). I do have usually one entry a day, tho I can go without any entries if I'm sick. I write in English (as evidenced by current comment) but unfortunately I've never "spoken" to you online.

I have read some of your HP fics and found it rather good, and you've mentioned media and political rantings in your blog. I'd be interested to read about that, since most others just have fics on their blogs.

Hope to get "friended" back. =)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 16th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
You know, I have to confess, I would probably read hair posts ;-)

And this counts as speaking! But I must dash, as I am mid-political rant. However, friended you back as you sound both lovely and interesting!
sorrel_forbessorrel_forbes on October 24th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Hullo Brammers,

I was going to wait until I had an LJ face before introducing myself around, but our mutual dictionary appreciation encouraged me to delurk a little earlier. I properly exist now - I’m the shy little girl (yes, with pigtails) in the corner of the sandpit rearranging her toys in different configurations and admiring other people’s sandcastles. I’ve friended you because you build lovely sandcastles, and seem like a friendly type. Also, we short people should stick together, right?

blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 24th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
HELLO! I was going to reply yesterday, but was watching the Grand Prix, which rendered me incoherent ;-)

Absolutely we should, and many of my nearest and dearest have pigtails and well-ordered toys -- a fabulous type who puts up with my random babblings.
Kitten Kommissar: srscatchickenfeet2003 on January 1st, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
I added you to my "friends list". I hope you don't mind. I'm trying to replace the flood of interesting ex LJers who have defected to Twitter and the like. Also cats and cricket...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 2nd, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
I think it sounds lovely, and have done likewise. Clearly, you care about the important things in life!
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