Anyway. I'm doing sort of a dual project at the moment--setting up the Cleoland wiki and going back and tagging all the LJ entries I was either too lazy to tag or that I wrote before the tagging system was in place. Given that there are at this moment 1700+ entries, this is kind of a daunting task, but I think it'll be fun. And yes, it's something I have to do myself (because, technically, I could allow other people to tag my own entries), because if nothing else I need to go through and skim the entries for things to put in the wiki--and also to make sure there's nothing public that should, on second thought, be made private. Actually, I was able to unlock an entry about family drama that probably needed to be locked at the time, but was written so vaguely that it's almost meaningless three years later, and can be enjoyed just for the lines
I want to put a sign on my door that has the Swiss flag on it and, in 18 languages,The wiki, meanwhile, is going well. I just like setting up wikis, really. But I'm also starting to look at it as kind of a three-dimensional memoir; I can write about specific things at length and connect them to other ideas in a way that you just couldn't in a linear book. Which is simply to say, the wiki doesn't exist because I feel that I'm so important that there are things you're just burning to know. It's there because, as I mentioned yesterday, I wanted a place where I could link to an explanation of "Bad Cat" or "Potterdämmerung" or even various abbreviations that people wonder about ("IIRC," for example), and then secondly, a place where I can write about things for my own benefit.
Vendez-vous la folie ailleurs; nous avons suffisament ici-là.
Vende ústed la locura en otro sitio; aquí ya tenemos demasiado.
GO SELL CRAZY SOMEWHERE ELSE, WE'RE ALL STOCKED UP HERE.
(I've also gone through and written up annotations for some of the m15ms. That was fun.)
Meanwhile, I'm also finding old things I'd written and... well, mostly it's humbling, because a lot of my entries aren't very good. A lot of them have a manic, trying-too-hard quality (which isn't limited to the distant past, either), but c'est la vie. On the other hand, I'm finding things like The Most Awesome Thing That Ever Happened on Passions, which makes it all worthwhile.
121 killed as Baghdad market obliterated.
States challenge national driver's license.
Turner CEO apologizes for Boston scare.
Pope says compassion no excuse for euthanasia.
Arrest in fatal elevator fall at NY club.
Court rules in favor of cursing man.
Mysterious Wis. Wonder Spot soon to go.
Lab disaster may lead to new cancer drug.
Yale in a lather over steamy showers.
Students apologize for gang-themed party.
Teacher punished for slavery film clip.
PETA workers cleared of animal cruelty. Oh, the ironing.
Federline is 'sorry' about Super Bowl ad.
Women, not men, choose spouses on island.
Key Found to the Smell of the Sea.
Wild eagles attack paraglider.
From psammead: Man loses wife in card game, wife gains new husband.
New eco-friendly lipstick from Cargo, with shades designed by Evangeline Lilly (bright coral? Oh, honey), Lindsay Lohan, Maria Menounos (HISSSS), Mariska Hargitay and Sarah Chalke.
From skyblade: Pompeii as directed by Polanski.
Prince Caspian has been found! The actor is also in Stardust, apparently. Here's the thing, though: somehow, I woke up one day to a world in which I'm nearly thirty, and Prince Caspian is still only three years younger than me.
From rorqual: Muggle Quidditch. Yes, there are actual tournaments. Hee. And: "While the Snitch is a magical object within the canon of the Harry Potter Novels, in Muggle Quidditch the Snitch is most often a human being. The Snitch, after release, is usually allowed to roam an area beyond the playing field. When played on a college campus the range is often the entire campus."