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12 October 2004 @ 12:57 am
NOTICE: Friends-Only Status  
I find it incredibly ironic that I'm doing this during Coming Out Week, but oh well. I'm going friends-only. I've been meaning to do this for a while, and I finally had the last straw and I think it's time. Everything has been locked. This does not mean I am ashamed of who I am or what I do; it does not mean I am 'sorry' for these things. It means that a little privacy is a good thing. Like Amber's cap says, 'Surveillance is creepy'.

Originally, this journal was meant only for fic postings. Fics will continue to be posted to the public, but old ones are locked, as they are all available on Horizon, and they have some RL stuff attached to their entries. In the future, I will separate the two.

I recently wrote that the past never dies. It doesn't. It comes back, Jason-like, from the grave to murder you in your sleep (okay, so it's not that bad. I think.). Some of this is my own fault-- (for certain indiscretions, not my sexuality or opinions)-- but you work with what's left over when the dust clears. To everyone on my friends list-- I love you dearly, and this has nothing to do with you. I'm looking forward to lots more chatting, stories and plastic alien babies!

To anyone else: If you would like to be included on my friends list, just post a comment. I'm honestly not doing this to be mean. But we all know the internet has trolls. And, Miyeko, this has nothing to do with you at all. You're a real sweetie.

And, to the people who can't seem to handle that fact I'm a lesbian: Bite me.

That is all. ^_^
-Meredith
who's character flaws also include having an attitude problem. ^^; Opps.
 
 
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gamesiplay: Me -- MY foxhole (garnettrees caption)gamesiplay on October 12th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
I suggest that if someone's bothering you, you sic Speirs on him/her. (Or Harry! And his teeth!) (Or my icon. Now that's scary.) Seriously, though, I'm sorry for whatever happened.

I'm looking forward to lots more chatting, stories and plastic alien babies!

Heh, aren't we all.

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love2garnettrees on October 12th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
Speirs scares me. In a way, this is my own fault, but my past is coming back to bite me in the ass. *sigh* We are not having fun here, no no.

Harry needs serious dental help. Therapy, even.

Heh, aren't we all.
*nods* And Lipton's nuts. ^____^
Amberminttown1 on October 12th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
Heh, aren't we all.
Yes.

I need a green plastic alien baby as my default icon for, like, a day. Just to confuse people. (As if I need to try to do that.)


And to Meredith: People suck. I'm sorry. I agree with Leigh about Speirs. That'll teach 'em.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayufuturegarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
I need a green plastic alien baby as my default icon for, like, a day.
*grins* As if your peanut-butter-and-jelly eating fishie doesn't confuse them? ^_~

People do suck. And Speirs? Speirs is scary. They wouldn't know what hit 'em.
^___^
-Meredith
Amberminttown1 on October 12th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
Most of them have already asked about the fishie, though. The alien would be something new to unnerve them. Alas, the green plastic alien baby is nowhere to be found. Reference to him, yes, but his actual picture is nowhere. Just like the real aiens. ;)

Speirs is super scary. We could always just sic the aliens on them, too. Or the zombies! It's great to have so many options.
Debby: Cute Kitty!!enogitna on October 12th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
... Meredith?

do you remember me? This is Antigone, from loooong ago. I'm so sorry for whatever person bothered you. Some of us found your journal today and I was surprised at the many changes you went through. And proud, too, esp. since you seem so happy. I hope that it wasn't anyone I know that hurt you and caused you to have to lock up your journal. I admire your fiction and remember great times with you and I'd be honored if you wanted to 'friend' me, once this all blows over.

But if not, I understand as well. Sometimes the past is better left there, or something poetic like that. ^^;

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: katiegarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
... Meredith?
Tig!

Of course I remember you. I hope you're doing well... It says on your LJ that you lived in Tokyo. I'm so envious-- I only got to visit! ;_;/^_~

Some of us found your journal today and I was surprised at the many changes you went through. And proud, too, esp. since you seem so happy.
*blush* I guess I am at a place where I'm happy and satisfied with where I am going. This isn't what I imagined, but it is what I want. What I need.

Of course I'll friend you. In fact, I'll do it right now. ^_^

Debby: Garden State by mejuxtaposedenogitna on October 12th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
Yey!

(yeah I lived in Tokyo from Sept. 2002- June 2003. :-P And I'm applying to grad. school in Asian Studies, too. ^_^)
Miyekomiyeko on October 12th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)
And, Miyeko, this has nothing to do with you at all. You're a real sweetie.

Thank goodness! I saw your post and wondered what I had done, blabbering on so. :(

As I said, I adore your writing style, your very poetic use of words and imagery and such. And you like Japanese things, which is always a plus in my book. LOL.

I'm sorry to hear that your past is coming to haunt you and that people are giving you shit for whom you love. Life is too short for you to have to deal with idiots like that.

So, even though I'm a baka lurker type, can I be added to your friends list? (^_^)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness! I saw your post and wondered what I had done, blabbering on so. :(
Not you, at all. *pat, pat; offers of chocolate*

As I said, I adore your writing style, your very poetic use of words and imagery and such.
*blushes violently* Wow... thank you.

Life is too short for you to have to deal with idiots like that.
Human beings can be wonderful, or they can be really stupid. ^^;

Of course I'll add you!^_^
-Meredith
anomiamethought on October 12th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
May I be your friend?
I have only one opinion about you: you're a fantastic writer! I've been following One Familiar Face, and it's a most intriguing story!

If I had been Noah, I would have brought the unicorns along and left the trolls behind.
;)anomia
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lily2garnettrees on October 12th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
Re: May I be your friend?
*blush* That was really sweet of you to say. ^_^ I'm glad you're enjoying it!

You've been added. Thanks for asking!
-Meredith
Lazuli: melazzchan on October 12th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, Mere--

Been a long time since we talked. I wish I knew you had a livejournal earlier. Remember me? Laz? *laughs* Yeah, one of the EMSiT's...

*sighs* I wish I kept in contact with some people more.

And more power to you, Mere. You can be whoever and whatever you want. Nobody has the voice of God on Earth, and they have no right to make judgements aganist you for what you are and what you do.

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love1garnettrees on October 12th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
Of course I remember you, Laz. ^_^ I know what you mean about keeping in contact-- life gets crazy, doesn't it?

they have no right to make judgements aganist you for what you are and what you do.
Thank you. That means a lot.
-Meredith
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Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayutwicegarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the support. I didn't know you were on LJ, either!

Yeah, it's an Ayu icon. Her 'Ayu Ballads' photo shoot was a little weird, but VERY cute. ^_^
-Meredith
Debby: Antigone in kimonoenogitna on October 12th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
Dude, I saw that one picture from that album of her making out with herself on a billboard on my walk back from Waseda (where I went to school in Tokyo) for *months*. She is *so weird* but I still bought her CD. :-D
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: jadegarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
She is *so weird*
Definitely gives whole new meaning so 'self-love'. OY. She's lucky she's so adorable-- everyone forgives her any truly bizarre actions. ^_~

Oh! Pretty kimono! Green and gold? *squints at icon* Mine is pink and blue, with silver flowers. You definitely look much better in yours.
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Lelu: fatelelu on October 12th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Brownie,

I really hope the reason why you’ve made your journal private isn’t because of something someone on my friends list might have said to you. To be completely honest: yesterday, a friend of mine sent me the link to your journal with the question of “Is that really Meredith?” And upon entering your site, I found myself wondering the same question—I couldn’t connect these two people, the Brownie I’d known and this new, other woman. So, I posted your link in my own journal (it was a private post, as you’ll see all of mine are), asking the same question my friend had asked me, and Ely was the one who confirmed it.

To say I’m not astounded would be a lie—-but, to echo what Antig wrote, that doesn’t mean I am not proud of you. I’m happy that you, after all the years you’ve lived, all the turmoil (that I know about) you’ve suffered, have finally found your true self, and, with that, happiness. Please know that I am not one of those “trolls.” I, no matter how much distance and time has spanned between us, am a friend.

And, well, if the privatizing of your journal doesn’t have anything to do with me…

Hey, Brownie, long time no see!

-Lelu
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: notafraidgarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Lelu,

I really hope the reason why you’ve made your journal private isn’t because of something someone on my friends list might have said to you.
I have no way of knowing from whence the trolls came. With a little luck, they'll crawl back into the woodwork and be done with me.

I couldn’t connect these two people, the Brownie I’d known and this new, other woman.
Believe it or not, I'm not so different. Okay, so maybe I'm _more_ bitchy than before, and have _more_ of an attitude problem... ^_~ We spend way too much time in life worrying about all the things we're supposedly not allowed to do.

I, no matter how much distance and time has spanned between us, am a friend.
That is very kind of you to say. I appreciate you saying you're happy for me.

It's good to see you again,
Meredith
'roparopa on October 12th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
Had no idea you were on LJ, Mere, but I'm glad to see you haven't died off! Haven't seen The Will of Heaven in quite some time (still love to see the end, by the way...), but I would love to see what you've been up to lately. I'd love a friending - I'm always looking to boost my friends page...

-you're friendly neighborhood Sailor Europa
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayumigarnettrees on October 12th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
I had no idea you were on LJ, either.

I don't think you'd really want to read my stuff these days (^_~), but I'll be happy to friend you anyway. ^_^
-Meredith
'roparopa on October 14th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
Hee hee! You're probably right, prude that I am. But seriously, I am glad to see that you are still around. I've often wondered, and I would still classify you as one of my favorite FF authors. Sorry to see that things have not gone well for you lately, either. Hope this overly obnoxious college student doesn't add to the strife! :P
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lovesecretgarnettrees on October 15th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
You don't add to the strife at all! (I don't think you're obnoxious. *pats Ropa*)

I would still classify you as one of my favorite FF authors.
*blush* That's really kind, considering how _bad_ I was, just in style. ^^

I'm glad to have you around!
-Meredith
who thinks Ropa's icon is cute.
my lies & my facade: Makoto Punchdark_branwen on December 13th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hi Meredith. I've been a fan of your writings for some time, beginning with Sailor Moon (which sadly you don't write much of anymore, but the muse will do what it will) and expanding to MASH and Harry Potter. Your writing style and the artistry with which you present these preconceived universes (but always with a twist) continues to amaze me... And make me quite envious. ^_^

But simply by reading what few posts were left unlocked in this journal, you yourself amaze me. It might seem quite weird given that we've never really talked at all, save a few e-mails of my praising you and you thanking me for well deserved adulation. But somehow I can sense a change in you, and for the better. Not that you were a horrible person before, but you do seem more fulfilled.

As everyone else has expressed, you have the right to be happy with what you do and who you are. No one should ever have to apologize for their race, religion, creed, gender, or for who they chose to love. I admire any person who refuses to compromise who they are to fit some arbitrary cookie cutter personality to please the remainder of "society."

So congratulations on not taking crap from anyone, having a beautiful LJ (seriously, it's gorgeous!), and for becoming the person you are today. The journey's never easy, but you always get there in the end.