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Poem: "A Leaf Falls"
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From: technoshaman Date: February 5th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
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*Cathartic*. There but for Grace go I.

There's being *physically* alone... one does miss snuggles... and there's being completely cut off. The latter works for about half a day.... longer if one has things to do, but not very long at all in terms of lifetimes...

I once asked a relative youngling - she's 26 - what she would do if the Internet went poof.

She said, and I quote, "I'd probably panic." Given my current situation, I'd probably agree.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 6th, 2013 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>> *Cathartic*. There but for Grace go I. <<

Sooth.

>>There's being *physically* alone... one does miss snuggles... and there's being completely cut off. The latter works for about half a day.... longer if one has things to do, but not very long at all in terms of lifetimes...<<

I think most of it's about control. If you choose to be alone, such that you can have company when you want it, that's usually tolerable. If you are left alone, whether you want it or not, that tends to be miserable.

>>I once asked a relative youngling - she's 26 - what she would do if the Internet went poof.

She said, and I quote, "I'd probably panic." Given my current situation, I'd probably agree.<<

I don't panic. I do strongly dislike being without a net connection. If the whole thing went down permanently, well, there went my primary means of support. But the amount of mayhem required to achieve that would probably make the loss ... the least of my worries.
From: technoshaman Date: February 6th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

That's actually strangely comforting. If there's a big enough problem that the internet goes permakablooey, there's going to be problems I can sink my teeth into.

Oh, and if the fit *really* hits the shan? We meet in Grant's Pass, Oregon. It's highly likely to still *exist*, and it's midway between the two biggest concentration of geeks in the world. We'll figure *something* out.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Count me in as another geek theoretically up for impromptu post-apocalyptic bizarro problem-solving! Beats doing nothing.

*ponders* Weird. I find "with whom will I plant a garden / start a school / practice martial arts for self-defense / write songs to retell the history Before The Fall" to be a stronger motivation to hang out with people in my geographical area then just, well, hanging out. But hanging out is HARD! I need to remember that it is also potentially rewarding.

--alatefeline
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 2nd, 2016 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

If there were people nearby who were worth hanging out with, I'd be happy to. But it's very difficult to find any. People I'd want to spend an apocalypse with? Aside from immediate family, I don't think any of mine are even in the same state.
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