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Thursday, January 11, 2007

National Delurking Week

Okay. So according to Ragnell, it's National Delurking Week.

I don't have a pretty graphic, but go see hers. It's neat!

Anyway, um, so that's it really. If you're a regular reader of my blog, please say hi! And maybe something about yourself! That'd be cool.

Or not. If you don't want to. :-) No pressure. But it'd be nice to "meet" you!

So yeah. Um. That's it really. :-) Carry on!

52 Comments:

  • At January 11, 2007 6:13 AM, Blogger Ragnell said…

    Hi, I'm Ragnell and for some reason you seem to be listed as a team member on one of my blogs.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 6:14 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I can't imagine how that happened!

    Who did you say you were again?

     
  • At January 11, 2007 7:43 AM, Blogger running42k said…

    Delurking from London, Ontario Canada. Hello.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 8:06 AM, Blogger Azrael said…

    I'm on a team blog too. One of my team members is a maniacal supervillain.

    Which of you two ladies is the maniacal one?

     
  • At January 11, 2007 8:20 AM, Anonymous myk said…

    Delurking from Germany; "Hi!"

     
  • At January 11, 2007 8:23 AM, Blogger Fogger said…

    AGH! Quit making me delurk! I don't like it!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:22 AM, Blogger R.Nav said…

    Hullo! I'm not the member of any teams. It's probably because I don't have a costume.

    I need a costume.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:34 AM, Blogger Elayne said…

    Hi, I'm Elayne. I'm a 49-year-old childless woman and I've been reading comics all of my adult life (but not during my childhood). Yeah, you could say I'm weird that way.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:34 AM, Blogger Cullen Waters said…

    Hello. Fairly sure I haven't posted here before. I enjoy your site.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:47 AM, Blogger Ununnilium said…

    I'm not wearing any pants!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:51 AM, Blogger lostinube said…

    Oh wow, the person above me isn't wearing any pants!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 10:55 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Put on your pants! Sheesh!

    Hi Kalinara. My problem isn't lurking, it is getting me to shut up. *evil laughter*

     
  • At January 11, 2007 10:55 AM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    Hi, I'm Tom, and I can't think of anything clever to say.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 11:25 AM, Anonymous david brothers said…

    I'm only posting because I want to protest the fact that Ununnilium isn't wearing any pants.

    Where are the "Online Pants" police? Why aren't they doing what we pay them for?

    Also, uh, I read your blog but I don't actually lurk.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 11:31 AM, Blogger Denyer said…

    Fairly typical geek and infrequent blogger... mix of English and tech interests.

    http://virtualdebris.co.uk/

    At yr fervice.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 1:18 PM, Anonymous buttler said…

    bah, i do as i please.

    and apparently it pleases me to do exactly what you tell me to do.

    curses.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm Will or Wolfie. I've delurked a year after I started reading blogs. 2006. I'm pretty shy, so I overcompensate by being brash. Since I'm anonymous, I usually sign off as WM (if I remember). Big fan of you and Ragnell's (although she's been serious lately with the gender issues). Still enjoyable.
    By the way, what does "teh" mean? I've just worked up the courage to ask.
    WM

     
  • At January 11, 2007 2:51 PM, Blogger Jeff said…

    It's me Jeff. ^_^

    teh= the

     
  • At January 11, 2007 2:59 PM, Blogger R said…

    Howdies. I've linked your posts a few times here and there, and talked to you on AIM that one time, but I can't remember if I've actually ever commented here, so I guess that I might actually technically be a lurker.

    I mean, until now.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks, Jeff. But why is it used in the context to really emphasize something (e.g. teh funny)?

     
  • At January 11, 2007 3:13 PM, Blogger Shelly said…

    I do comment sometimes, but I mostly lurk, so hi. :)

     
  • At January 11, 2007 4:03 PM, Blogger Bill D. said…

    Hi, Kalinara. Bill D. from Trusty Plinko Stick here. In pants. Because they're very important, you know.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 4:25 PM, Blogger Matthew E said…

    I think it was Will Rogers who said, "There's no such thing as strangers... just friends who haven't delurked yet."

     
  • At January 11, 2007 5:45 PM, Anonymous chuck said…

    Hi, my name is Chuck...I'm a southpaw...um...I'm a loyal reader and sometime commenter on your blog...your goofiness, quirky sense of humour and the fun you have writing your blog always shines through...keep up the good work!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 5:52 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Wow! I was worried no one would respond! Hi everyone!

    azrael: If you have to ask, you clearly don't read my blog enough. :-) I am the maniacal villain.

    My proof? Planet porn. :-)

    WM: teh indeed means "the". It's kind of a simultaneous parody of l33t speak (which you may notice I do on occasion because it makes me laugh) and typos people make when they're typing too fast.

    I just use it because it makes me giggle. :-)

    And to everyone: I much appreciate your pants! Except Ununnilium! I appreciate your lack of pants! Welcome!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 6:10 PM, Blogger Severian said…

    Sooo, Hi :) I just promised Ragnell (after de-lurking myself to her) that I would gallantly stride your way to do the same. I have read your blog for quite some time now and really do enjoy it. As I said to Ragnell, you have also opened my eyes to new ideas and i just wanted to thank you for that in my first comment to you. I'll try to comment from time to time now :)

     
  • At January 11, 2007 6:38 PM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    I refuse to give up my lurk. It completes me!

     
  • At January 11, 2007 7:18 PM, Blogger Richard said…

    I guess I'm de-lurking as well. Currently residing in Minnesota, grew up in Jamaica. My confirmation word was rsaxtc which I imagine is the sound of a lurking field being deployed.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 7:43 PM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Hi, my name is Loren (Hi, Loren!). Um...long time reader and I'm here to say "hi." I'm a Capricorn and born in a year heralded by the Earth Monkey. I love the word "wheat" and have musical turrets. I will not respond when called "Lawrence," but I will respond if you call me "Warren." I actually DO like walks on the beach. Oh, and my dalmatian is named after the mom on Family Ties.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 7:57 PM, Blogger Neil said…

    Hi.

    That is all.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 9:09 PM, Blogger Brainfreeze said…

    I'm Brainfreeze, 44 (which means I've been reading comics for about 40 years now), mom of two daughters who are also on their way to comic fandom. It's genetic, I swear!

    Yours was one of the firat comic blogs I encountered, and still one o the first on my read list.

     
  • At January 11, 2007 10:29 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    suppose I should make an appearance

     
  • At January 11, 2007 11:20 PM, Blogger AlexinWonderLand said…

    Helloooo,
    ummm, yes, i read here pretty much every day, chortle to myself, and feel inspired. what stops me contributing? you know what, i have NO idea....oh yes, and my name's Alex, and I have a blog too :) http://alex-in-wonder-land.blogspot.com/ though it is nowhere near as beautifully pink a paradise, more a blue lagoon.
    And apparently i fail to comment in coherent sturctures, darnit! anyway, toodlepip!

    mwah

     
  • At January 12, 2007 12:13 AM, Anonymous Justin said…

    Hi, I'm officially de-lurking now, even though I think I might have posted once here before. Just wanted to say how utterly awesome I think your blog is. I've been reading it since summer along with WFA and Ragnell's blog. I don't know whose I enjoy more, although yours is definitely more colorful. ;)

     
  • At January 12, 2007 12:34 AM, Blogger Derek said…

    Delurking week, huh? Man, there's so many blogs I read regularly, but never post in.

    I'm going to be a busy boy. Glad this is a whole week.

     
  • At January 12, 2007 2:06 AM, Anonymous David said…

    I've commented on this fine blog once or twice before.

    Okay thats enough de-lurking, lets talk about 'teh':

    My understanding of 'teh' is that it was originally used as a way of making fun of people who type fast and can't be bothered to check the grammar. The obvious example would be hyper caffeinated teenage males, but they're certainly not the only ones to make the error.

    As time passed somehow the word managed to escape the world of making fun of people and became common (at least on the net) to simply use the word as a replacement for 'the'. As to why this happened, I have no idea whatsofuckingever.
    More info can be found on wikipedia if you wish to read further on this ever so fascinating issue:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teh

    That was probably way more information then you ever needed to know, but now you'll never have to worry about it ever again.

     
  • At January 12, 2007 2:43 AM, Anonymous JR said…

    Delurking mode is go!

     
  • At January 12, 2007 2:53 AM, Anonymous The Sonic Scribe said…

    Heya! Uh...yeah. Just came back from work so my brain is fried and all the text looks fuzzy. Love ya, love your show.... oh wait....

     
  • At January 12, 2007 4:59 AM, Blogger Elliot said…

    I don't like the term lurker, it sounds creepy and stalkerish. I just usually don't have much to say. I love your blog though and never miss it.

    Since you asked for info, my name is Elliot, I'm a 41 year old Canadian who works as an RCW (residential care worker) at a homeless shelter. I've been a comic fan since I was young though I stopped reading them as an adult for about a decade.

     
  • At January 12, 2007 7:16 AM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Wait a minute! My own cousin has de-lurked at your blog, but not at mine. Somebody's feeling a little rejected... ;)

     
  • At January 12, 2007 10:21 AM, Blogger Ununnilium said…

    Good to be appreciated. ^-^v

     
  • At January 12, 2007 11:02 AM, Blogger googum said…

    Hmm. I don't know if I 'lurk,' so much as 'meander.' Or perhaps, 'mosey.' I don't comment enough, probably. Still, I stop by a lot, and keep it up!

     
  • At January 12, 2007 11:31 AM, Anonymous The Eyeball Kid said…

    Delurking from Baltimore. I'm getting married in March, whee!

     
  • At January 12, 2007 1:46 PM, Blogger Earth-2 Leigh said…

    Hi. I 'shuffle' and occasionally 'loom.'

     
  • At January 12, 2007 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks, David for the explanation of teh *heh* lingo.
    BTW, folks, I hail from El Salvador, so I get my comics a little late. I don't mind spoilers, though.
    WM
    P.S. Kalinara, have you read any of the Vonnegut novels yet?

     
  • At January 12, 2007 8:23 PM, Blogger Tom Foss said…

    The more I read the word "delurking," the less it looks like a real word. Why is that?

     
  • At January 12, 2007 9:03 PM, Blogger Filby said…

    Well uh, I'm not a lurker really, but since you asked so politely... :)

     
  • At January 13, 2007 1:08 AM, Anonymous kate said…

    Hey. I'm Kate.

    I'm this person from Massachusetts. Native of same. I /think/ I've commented here before, but who knows.

    You and Ragnell're doing a fabulous job.

     
  • At January 13, 2007 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi, I have no blog.

     
  • At January 13, 2007 12:11 PM, Blogger Biggie said…

    [delurk]

    Hi, Kalinara from a fellow mid-Michiganian. Yours was one the first comic blogs I discovered after I started reading monthlies again about 6 months ago. I've kept coming back everyday.

    [relurk]

     
  • At January 14, 2007 5:44 PM, Blogger jane said…

    Delurking here from the Bronx. I really enjoy your blog. I would have delurked earlier but I was off at a job interview which included trying to pitch a 'philosophy of comics' course.

     
  • At January 17, 2007 2:48 PM, Anonymous green with wheelpower said…

    Green w/ Wheelpower fellow comic geek, GL fanatic (more for Alan & John & Kyle) fierce advocate and Techno BADASS
    Able to use green wheelpower to master logistics, correct ignorance and crush bigotry FEAR MY POWER! MUH HA HA HA;)

     

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