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16 December 2010 @ 02:18 am
In my household, there are two phrases I am particularly well known for. The first hardly applies presently (although this paper due Friday does have that inherent "fuck my life" mentality). I will start with that phrase.

"I can't even."

Today I was procrastinating on Facebook and saw that a friend-of-a-friend of mine was tagged in an art album. I thought 'oooh, eye candy!' and hurried on over. I scrolled and was incredibly impressed. I got to a picture of McGonagall chalked on a wall. I knew I had to contact this amazing person and tell her how fantastic she was, so I did, because 'shy' has never really been one of my merits. I continued through to see more incredibly beautiful art and, to my surprise and delight, more Harry Potter--McGonagall, in fact! Plus some Hermione/Snape. I was incredibly pleased, but I'd already messaged, so I thought I would leave it at that.

We have been chatting. We settled our endless love for Minerva McGonagall. I mentioned I wrote, she asked if my writing could be found anywhere, I pointed her toward my fest fic. (Beware, I'm about to lose my sanity.)

alsdjkflasjdf KLAJSDFLKAJSDF!!!

She had read "Unicorn Horn Delight"; she had participated as well. I'm sure you all remember this Minerva/Wilhelmina gem that spread around our collective flists?

I think I squeed my head off. Small world meetings on Facebook.

This friend-of-a-friend is fandom unrelated, too; she's big on Glee fandom and gayboys (Klaine, I believe it's called). But once again my worlds have collided. Let's see the connection thus far.

Kiwi --> Molly, via Sheroes Central, a feminist board once run by Tamora Pierce --> Cassia, an unschooler (what cool people call 'homeschoolers') friend of Molly's through an unschooling camp much like my own hippie Rowe Camp; Cassia lived in MA at the time too so we met up after chatting and now are good friends --> Lani, another camp friend I met through Cassia and Zephyr (Cassia's boyfriend) --> tartansocks!

And, as we've just established, tartansocks and I participated in the same fest; we even used prompts of the same pairing. Harry Potter. Thus unrelated to the prior community mentions.

I am shocked and giddy. Small world, small Internet!

Thank you, Minerva McGonagall. You've improved my life again. (:
Cassiajoyitude on December 16th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I am so unsurprised. You know that I know Laurel too, yes? And I actually didn't know that she had an LJ until now... *friends*
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McMin || Herd of desks pwn.cranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I do know that you know Laurel too. (: The great thing about all of this is that we all tend to know a few people we share the degrees with - it is only that I was introduced to Laurel's existence through Lani, and so I mention her. :D

Hahaha. I think she had it for fandom, but I may have just outed her as an LJ user! Let's see if we can sneakily get her to use it more. :B

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when my worlds collide. And unschooling + Harry Potter? Brilliant collision. Even if I'm not actually an unschooler, haha.
tartansocks: mcgonagalltartansocks on December 16th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Owl || Perching.cranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
YES INDEED. Also, the above two comments are worth reading. :Þ I think I just outed you as an LJ user to Cassia. (But don't worry too much--it's not like she uses it enough for her to notice. *Pulls Cassia's leg.*)
tartansocks: mcgonagalltartansocks on December 16th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Ahaha. Win. And yes, I know Cassia, Zephyr, and Molly as well. :D May I thank Tamora Pierce for introducing you to the unschooling community? I'm facebook friends with her, I could actually do that.
Also, I'd totally stalked you on facebook before, though I'm not sure why. I just remember your wildly amazing rainbow outfit.

If I wasn't madly in love with my girlfriend, I would most definitely ask you to marry me.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Rainbow Cupcakes.cranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
I assumed you knew Cassia, Zephyr and Molly as well, given the whole camp connection. :D Yes, Tamora Pierce is indirectly responsible for my introduction to the unschooling community; I met unschoolers through Sheroes and then I knew! :D Yes, you should thank her - I'm Facebook friends with her too, I would gladly add my own thatnks!

Hahaha, I love that you stalked me before. :B That makes me giggle. I probably flailed on one a mutual friend's post or something, teehee. Yay rainbow!

Awwr, thank you dearie! I fear my ukulele would break up with me if I married another anyway; she's rather protective of me. She's my real girlfriend. University is just my temporary dominatrix--and a freakin' expensive one, at that!

You are amazing! Endlessly amazing!
tartansockstartansocks on December 16th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
What a randomly fun day this has been!

Oh well, I definitely wouldn't want to get between a girl and her over-protective musical instrument.
Now I feel as though I've been neglecting my own ukulele... :(

You too are amazing, my dear!
I think you may have given me that extra little push I needed to get back into the swing of LJ.
You can blame tumblr for my disappearance in the first place. Freaking internets.

P.S. I quite adore your icon. I actually work for a small cupcake bakery. I <3 cupcakes.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || In My Hands.cranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I love that icon of Maggie. ♥

This HAS been a randomly fun day! I was previously in a snarky mood about this depressing paper I've been working on for Friday, but between this and Cassia picking up a 'Kiwi Tree' (cute and short) for her household (my honorary one), I am entirely cheered up!

Hahaha. Well, my ukulele literally has my name on her (she's a kala KS kiwi pineapple-shaped ukulele) and she's angry enough with me for putting so much time on my work and so little on her. ...YOU PLAY UKULELE?!

*Blushes.* Thanks! I hope I have given you the extra little push to get back into LJ! I love bringing people back in--it can be such a great community. But oh oh, you have tumblr? I do love me some tumblr too...it's like my ADD version of Livejournal, for eye-candy and quotes. :B

I can't believe you work at a cupcake bakery. That is ridiculously fantastic. I love cupcakes. :D
tartansockstartansocks on December 16th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I baaarely play ukulele. I can play... 5 songs, or so. But that of course gives me enough chords to manage pretty well over all.

Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || In My Hands.cranky__crocus on January 9th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
5 songs and the chords in them should definitely be enough for many songs! :D

I just learned to play Hedwig's Theme on mine; I'm rather chuffed with that!
kellychambliss: By TSkellychambliss on December 16th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Great story. Six degrees, you know. It's a law of nature or something.

Tartansocks's Minerva/Wilhelmina art is one of my top favorite fanarts ever.

And she did my excellent icon, too.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Hogwarts || Snowing.cranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
It is a very flail-y story, but then, that happens when I am over-excited by small world connections. These sorts of things are seriously the things that bring me some of the most joy I ever experience.

And I believe, so I've heard, lesbians tend to have far fewer degrees between us. :B

It's one of my top favourite fanarts as well! Although I feel less guilty about the fact that I never got around to commenting on it since she didn't get around to commenting on mine either. We just squeed at each other over the great EffBee. And I've always loved that icon! Delighted! Just, delighted all around!

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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 16th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Awwr, *blushes*, thank you!

Tremendous art! Made me so happy to see her art on Facebook and here. Eeeeiii I love when things like this happen.

A Minerva/Wilhelmina icon would be wonderful!
CaroRulescarorules on December 16th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
I love meeting new internet friends!