How can a virtual non-present introduction be so intimidating? I’m usually very outgoing…

I’ve been reading Intimate History since page one, but didn’t bother to sign up for an account because I rather love providing anonymous commentary. It’s a delightful, no strings attached way of communicating. This was my Lover’s Temple of the internet.

Then I realized that I very quickly signed up for accounts on Pages Unbound and Goodreads simply to support Meilin, and within minutes of joining Goodreads had leapt head first into a Harry Potter/Twilight debate. So, I might as well show my support more immediately by signing up on the Intimate site itself. Good day anonymity; please be kind to me.

I’m 20 years old, finally blossoming into beauty—sorry I had to say that, it’s making me very happy Smile —and currently slaving away for an art degree. I’m at the very precipice of finals week, about to plunge head first into drudgery (which might explain, even better than the above ‘alleged’ reason, why I’m taking the time to introduce myself. Procrastination is quite the motivator.) I’ve already made a few comments here before, been sharply chastised for some and thanked for others. Hopefully the traceable me will have a better track record.

I love this story and I love reading what everyone here has to say. This is a wonderful, addictive little nook of nano space you’ve created Meilin.

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MeiLin's picture

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Or at least, welcome to the named. Smile

"Chastised?" Oh dear me, I hope we don't do too much chastising around here. Especially me! This is one of the least flame-y places I know of; I always run my sites like that.

And don't be embarrassed about knowing you're blossoming. I wish I had known it when it happened to me; now I'm approaching my dotage, and I've felt beautiful exactly one day of my life. Seriously, there was this *one day* in my late 20s when I looked devastating. Guys were literally turning around and staring at me wherever I went. I was hot! And it scared me half to death--it was terrifying! I was rather relieved it's never happened since.

Art? Do you have any up you could show us?

Lis's picture

it's true, this site is free of the flaming. It's an awesome community, I just make silly comments. >.> I do have a deviant art and some character doodles from the story itself—maybe I’ll send them along. Actually, one of the reasons I retained anonymity is that there could be a whole host of grief if any of my family members stumbled upon me reading your site. : )

I should stop being paranoid. Blum 3

Here’s my devart, the only things I’ve actually uploaded are very simple paint doodles and a robot. I need to get my digital camera working again…

MeiLin's picture

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Ooh! give give give! Smile Your pomegranate piece is BEAUTIFUL. I have a thing about pomegranates.

Lis's picture
V's picture

Embodiment

Using a neat artsy icon as your avatar? Nifty. That's also your own work? Way cool. I'm glad you made it over the hump and signed up, username and all. Don't worry about your "track record"...half the sharp responses around here reflect more on the responder than the original comment >.>

Congrats on the blossoming thing Smile

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

more than half.

If they were me, it's usually more to do with play than savagery.

Also: welcome out of the anonymous shadows.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

impressive

Lis's picture

but it’s so much more exciting when I hang about with people to talk to! I can see myself getting to 50 points very quickly. Thanks for the art love guys, it gives me the warm tinglys.

By the way, I’ve been reading Looking for Group from page 1 as well (when did I become an internet fiend?!) and I luuuuuuuuuve your icon V.

Also? I want a picture of “the gorgeous day” Meilin—and I’m sure it lasted much longer than that, you just forgot/failed to notice in the years before and after. It kills me not knowing what you look like, I’m a visual person. Maybe I’ll send you a fan art of how I envision you when I get that camera working…..Nope, that lands just this side of creepy. I take it back.

I see V as Richard. No problems there.
And TheBoy? You're the kid from Scary-Go-Round.

kalinka's picture

Postulant

Your work is really gorgeous. I love what you do with color. I sort of gave up my dream of being an artist when I started college as I really am better at languages (about the only thing I'm good at) and it always makes me feel good to see another person doing it and succeeding so well. There's an independent coffee shop that I sort of inhabit in the city where I go to school and they often do art shows for local artists, and your devart stuff reminds me of the things I see on the wall and want to buy but never have enough money for. So, yeah. Smile

Lis's picture

Thank you! I have to reply to art comments, or critiques, not that there’s really enough stuff up there to warrant either. Responses are wonderful, and I love those little coffee shops.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I must confess Angel that I don't read SGR, and (b) that a quick check of the cast page leaves me unsure of which "kid" you're thinking of.

MeiLin's picture

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And I have been sternly instructed to say nothing but "thank you" in return--he enforces it, too. Smile I'm round and motherly and rosy and bespectacled and call everyone variations of "sweetie" because it suits me. I'm about as sexy as an overstuffed sofa, but then again, some people find overstuffed sofas comforting. I am an overblown cabbage rose in a bouquet of leggy, elegant gerbera daisies, or would have described myself that way when I was younger; I'm out of that race now, thank the gods. Being older suits me, too. My brother once told me I'd always been an old lady, and he's right. I'm just a bawdy old lady. Smile

The "gorgeous day" is just one where everything came together--the makeup, the hair, the clothes, everything went right that day. And I'm not kidding, guys were turning around and staring at me as I walked down the street. I said to my friend who was with me, is my bra showing or something? and she said, no, you're just really hot. Standing in a parking garage waiting for the elevator, a guy in a truck even circled the bay to get a second look and slowed way, way down. That sort of thing had never happened to me before, ever; I was in my late 20s, recently divorced from an emotionally abusive guy and convinced after years of hearing it from my family and from him how unattractive I was (still am, which is why Sir is so stern with me). It was completely unnerving; it didn't feel good at all, and I'd always been led to believe it would feel fantastic. So yeah, weird day.

There was another day, a few years later, when I was very, very happy. I had on a favorite top I knew flattered me, but I wasn't really thinking about that. It was early in my relationship with Sir, and we were still on Cloud 9; I love that goon more today than I did then, but I loved him so much then I was incandescent. I was laughing about something, driving out of the parking garage at work, and the ticket taker took my money and said, awestruck, "You're beautiful." And it was so sincere and so sweet. I will remember that all my life. I just smiled and laughed and said, "thank you," because in that moment I felt beautiful.

Shinjinarenai's picture

Postulant

*That* was a good story too. Thank you so much for sharing it. Smile

Lis's picture

I’m so glad you shared that. You just gave the image I want to watercolor for our final projects.

greatmediocrity's picture

Devotee

...is fantastic. Sohmer and Lar's other strip (Least I Could Do) has grown on me, too, but I didn't always think that much of it.

If you're an LFG fan, do you also read Order of the Stick? Or is it more the WoW influence in LFG that suits you?

Lis's picture

Actually, I just love webcomics; all of them, any of them. My dream job would be writing and illustrating comics. I'm working on a few with my sister right now, and have job opportunity starting January next year. Biggrin

I’m picky about art, but if it’s genuinely funny, I don’t care.

Lis's picture

He's named The Boy, or he was, until his real name came into vogue. I think it's Eustice, but he'll always be The Boy to me. He's skinny and blonde, but you’re a different type of skinny blonde in my head. (Oh yeah, that was coherent.) You definitely don't have his personality.

There was a thread a while back about what people looked like. I’ll have to go check it out again. Now I’m desperately curious.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I'm def. a brunette. I used to be skinny (6'1", 130-some pounds)
I've put on alot more weight than height since.

greatmediocrity's picture

Devotee

I used to be 6' even, 120-ish pounds when I was a senior in high school. I haven't grown vertically, but I've put on almost 60 pounds. Thankfully, some of it is good weight. Blum 3

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

the six-one and scrawny was middle school--and I'm only a few pounds over what might be "better" right now. More observation than complaint.

Kittae's picture

Postulant

Good luck on finals--I'm right there with you. x.x

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I 'spect many of us are--my sympathies

Shinjinarenai's picture

Postulant

but surprisingly, this semester they aren't going to be bad at all. I'm done with papers and theater until next semester, which is fantastic.

Lis, your art is incredible. I especially love that pomegranates watercolor. Those colors are gorgeous, and the shapes are just... juicy. Mmm. I hope you stick around and show us your fanarts, too!

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