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April 15th, 2011


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06:15 pm - Just A Thought
I'm trying to decide about this journal. I don't want to lose my beloved imagination, but I don't want to completely overwhelm either.

I don't normally care about what others think of my journal and how I should keep it, but I don't want to overwhelm my readers (aka FLIST!) with all my flights of fancy.

Just wondering what you all think?

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From:amyofaquitaine
Date:April 16th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Post whatever you want! That's the purpose of LJ. I mean, I know my LJ is a joke, but the original purpose was like an online diary, wasn't it? And actually 75% of my flist make thoughtful meaningful posts & you are definitely one of them. The post you made recently about your imagination was beautful (& melancholy) but I just couldn't think of anything to comment :(

You could always post things privately if it was ever something you're not 100% comfortable sharing.
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 16th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
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It's not that I'm always uncomfortable sharing; it's just that I don't know how people react to my imagination. I've got a former friend (who I've discovered still sometimes stalks my LJ) that never understood it. (And if she did, she never said) I was always picked fun of because of it. Ever read Anne of Green Gables? Well, I'm Anne, more or less.

I talk a lot and it's usually about nothing serious. I'm always imagining something or another. Or I'm thinking about poetry. Things a lot of people don't get.

And I certainly don't want to overwhelm others. I'm a lot to take anyway.
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From:saxokitty
Date:April 16th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
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I think that it's your journal and you should be able to write whatever you want in it! If you feel held back, there's always the option of having another journal on the side or posting private entries. :) But you shouldn't be afraid to post whatever you can imagine!
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 17th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
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I don't think it's fear per se, but I sometimes feel as though people think that because I'm 39 that I should give up my imagination. I just don't want to completely overwhelm.

Back in 2005 (Feb) I posted 2 of my imaginative stories. One got one comment and the other got none. So...I just didn't know how people would take it.

I also fear that I'm losing my imagination. :(
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From:saxokitty
Date:April 17th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps it'll be a good thing, then, if you post your stories. The more you work your imagination, the more you can hold onto it! I'll read your stories :)
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 17th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
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YAY! Someone will read them! :)

I just don't want to overwhelm cause I can do that. ;)

So, as stories hit, I'll post. And, like the one I posted yesterday, let you guys help out every so often! :)
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 17th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
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I don't know if I'm the best example, Mr. Highfield, of female insights. I'm far too romantic than other women (at least the ones I know).

I just don't want to overwhelm.

Plus, like I told saxokitty, I'm afraid I'm losing my imagination. :(

Thank you for telling me to keep posting. :)

And...just curious...why do you feel voyeuristic reading my journals? :)
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 17th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
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It's why I kept my diary AWAY from my brother! I think he would have kept his one friend away if he knew how much I majorly crushed on him. :)
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From:navy_brat_1972
Date:April 17th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I know age is just a number, but I can't help but think that they're right. I should give up my imagination, but I can't. I love it too much. But, the question is should I post everything I imagine on here or not? How sick would people who read this journal get sick of my imaginings? I know I can post private, but that takes some of the fun out of it.

Besides with hotties like Phelps, Shanteau, Cutler, Rodgers (etc), it's hard to give up the imagination of what I'd like to do to/with them! LoL

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