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so he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky, puts on Sinatra and starts to cry

Posted on 2005.17.04 at 08:11
How I feel about it all: curiouscurious
Soundtrack: Stephen Bishop - On and On
Question for those who do it,: Why do you make cryptic posts? Y'know, those posts like "omg, five of them", or "I should have learned my lesson the first time", often with comments turned off. Again, no flame, just curious. If you don't do it, why do you think people do?

Also, I think I shall go to church today like a good Unitarian. But which one? I have liek, four choices. Should I go to the one just down the road or maybe one up in Providence? Decisions, decisions.

ETA: Going to the one down the street. I have to work in Providence today, gas is expensive, and I'm lazy.


jlm1779 at 2005-04-17 15:23 (UTC) ()
Could be for attention... to get people to ask what's wrong... could be their confusion on life... who knows? lol
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-04-17 17:57 (UTC) ()
The attention thing would work if they allowed comments, but what's up with those people who disallow comments on the entry?

The mind boggles. ;)
jlm1779 at 2005-04-17 18:00 (UTC) ()
Well I've had friends do that and I've commented to previous entries about whether things are okay or not. Gets people upset and riled wondering what's up with them.
History Has Dreamed Of Us
inkandalchemy at 2005-04-17 18:31 (UTC) ()
I do it because... *considers* Actually, that's a good question, I'm not entirely sure why I do do it. Probably at least partially to get a bit of attention, see how many of my friends will get curious enough to call & ask about it. But also largely because when I write those entries, they're generally about things I'm NEVER going to forget, so I know I don't need to write a whole long spiel about it. Very often, my entries are directed more at myself personally than at my whole friends list - I'm just too lazy to make my entries private.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-04-17 21:11 (UTC) ()
I'm trying to think if I've ever done it. I don't think so. I know I haven't turned off comments; I'm too attention-seeking for that. :)
robinhoo at 2005-04-17 22:37 (UTC) ()
I have, on rare occasions, done the cryptic-post thing, and although I don't think I've ever turned off comments, I'm sure it was only because I didn't know how. :) I do, however, always friends-lock those posts. For my part, it doesn't have much to do with wanting the attention. As a writer, you'll understand -- sometimes you just have to write something down in order to exorcise it from your soul. My LJ, abominable as I am at posting anything in it, is the closest thing I have to a journal. For me, posts often tend to be explorations of myself, and the cryptic ones comprise a paradox: I have to get something off my chest, and to do so, I have to say it where someone besides me can hear/read it, but at the same time I don't always want to tell the story behind it. But sometimes I think I've done it mainly because I like being enigmatic. Too often I feel like I'm a very transparent person. It's nice to occasionally cloak oneself in mystery. :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-04-18 04:07 (UTC) ()
This makes a lot of sense. Sometimes I forget that LJ is just that--a journal. It's more often a soapbox for me, because I don't have many of them.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2005-04-19 13:54 (UTC) ()
I don't do it, but I can understand when people do, I think. If I did do it, it'd probably be because I wanted to talk about it, but didn't actually want to tell people, but I wanted to get something off my chest...and after all, LJ is a journal.
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