Monday, November 22, 2010

Meeting the Kat...!

I got the privileged to meet Kat this past weekend...spurred by the desire to go see Harry Potter 7.1 with someone else I drove the 4 hours down to San Antonio and spent the weekend meeting another virtual friend.

Going into this meeting was a bit different from others, I was not entirely sure what to expect but I still had a wonderful time meeting the person behind the persona! In any sort of meeting, you go into it with a set of expectations, what the person was like online and how that will differ, or be similar to, their actions in the real world....If anyone knows Kat well, they know Kat is very playful and funny and extremely cute, very much a cat in the chat and sticks to that idea. Of course Kat is not really a cat ;o) sorry to burst any bubbles...but the real Kat was still fun, enjoyable and great fun to just sit around to talk with. We had fun seeing Harry, talking about the cute patronous for Umbridge (the blue cat was far too cute for her) and other random topics that came to mind...Kat was also a very good tour guide, we had fun walking the river of San Antonio and I learned more Texas history at the Alamo! Yay for learning!

The meeting with Kat further showed that no matter how much you talk to someone online it can never replace that face to face meeting and the real hugs one can give. But I was glad I still got the opportunity to go down I can add what i know of the real Kat to all those conversations yet to be had in the SST chat room...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Loss of charm...

I have come to the conclusion that the longer you hang around and listen to the site, the novelty and charm of it wears off quick enough...or perhaps I've spent way too much time there so the charm left quicker for me...

Older members are rare to find on the site, sure some still come around Furyen is one of the oldest members (years on the site not years hes been alive) Andres and Pete count among those numbers too...I joined in 2007 and while that is not too long ago, most of the more active members are those that have joined the past few years. Again, just a general statement as Maddy, Istagi and Lies are oldies but still frequent the site.

What is it that makes SST not so appealing anymore?  I still follow the chat throughout the day...mostly...but I find I listen tot he music less and less...maybe that is because as my own collection expands I find i do not want to listen to random music that I may not like which others put into the queue.  Often enough there are scores I know I do not like so I avoid them consciously, but I have found that SST just doesn't hold the awe that it did when I first joined.  You now know how things work, you've been around the forums enough and you know enough people that things are just comfortable.  I guess you can compare it to any other relationship, things just get complacent.

What keeps you going back?  The people of course, it truly makes up the heart of SST and without it I doubt I would spend my entire day on music is nice, updates are always appreciated, but again more often then not most of it I could care less to hear. Though it is nice on that rare occasion you do find something new that you really do enjoy and might not have heard otherwise. For that, SST I will still visit you and keep your page open at all times...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Finding something that has changed...

Well now I am sorry...but I was reminded by Lies, dear blog I have neglected you...I suppose it is my fault, run out of ideas, or I have been just lazy (or both?)

Have you read the chat log lately? Chat log

It is a fun read, and it seems most of the new posting have been made by the night crew!  A few of the Nessy ones are good too, her tour of the US has made her a limited time US night chatter.  I would like to note, that since i have met Nessy, I find that she is very much like her online persona.  I got to spend a little over a week with her, trying to find thing for her to do in lame Ft. Worth Texas...think I managed ok. Fury and I got to discussing the week and decided planning was not the sheep's strong suite.  But I understand, it would be hard to plan three months of traveling...She has gotten to meet a lot of other SST people though, I think that has made the trip more fun for her.

Now while Nessy was how I thought her to be from online chats, Exocet was VERY different.  He was in Dallas when Nessy was so all four of us met one night for dinner and walking adventures. You automatically form pictures of people in your head, be it as you read a book or chat to a friend online.  I cannot tell you how I thought he looked, but he looked different from what I imagined in my head.  He was also a bit older than I thought.  His SST online 'thing' is Star Trek II and III quoting and the love of certain women (notably Ziyi Zhang).  He has even copyrighted his statement in chat whenever a Movie score of hers comes on.  All for fun, yes, but it shows him as very single minded. But in person he is much different, maybe he does not feel the need to be 'that guy' or he likes being known for that certain thing.  Who knows why people do what they do.  But, where I am going with this is that he is a rather nice guy in person, not once was Ziyi brought up! I do not think the conversation lapsed really, so that is surely saying something.  We three were the first he had met from online, so hope it was a good first impression.

...The lesson? You never really know who that person sitting behind the screen really is!  But I suppose that was already known.  Sharing only that which you think make 'you' in the best chat light...

Monday, May 24, 2010

taking state stereotypes to the extreme...

I was having a laugh watching Rukia and Levi spar off in chat the other night...who is the most hillbilly/hick chatter...

To note, Levi is from Tennessee originally (living in Georgia currently) and Rukia lives in the deep south of Louisiana.  So you take whatever generalizations and stereotypes available for those states, take them far to left field and the two have enough ammo against each other fr multiple battles.  All in good fun of course! Apparently Rukia has pet alligators in her backyard and levy likes to play a banjo on his hilltop while eating opossum...or at least he use to...It is just funny because of course none of it is true...but they can go at each other with random state stereotypes for a good 30 minutes if allowed.  Anything gator related has to do with Rukia, either she wrestled them in the bayous or ate it for dinner the other night. Although she does not like that association, we can now blame Levi for burning the two together in our minds...or Nate, whichever you prefer.

Hillbilly Levi I think also likes to chew on wheat, though I am not sure if that has been outrightly stated. I think on the silly Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney, though that I guess it actually in the bayou, I still think of him in a little old rocking chair strumming his banjo. What hill does he live on?  Oh that one over yonder...What was for dinner?  Chili with roadkill as the meat. Overalls?  Still in style.  ...While none of that is true of Levi, Rukia likes to throw it around and of course it is good for a few laughs.  What is the use of silly stereotypes if you cannot have fun with them?  Of course if thrown some sort of generalization, you have to do the same in turn.

...While this has been mentioned before, I just felt inspired to write about them two since they were going on about it two are always a laugh to read!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

...and the winner is?

A silly thing happened in chat, a posting on how random things said lead to more random things and results that really mean nothing...

It is Elmer's fault, him and his goal of stirring up a sort of dead chat got me supposedly challenging him to who was 'better' than the other.  Nessy came up with the little idea of having a poll in the forums to see who other chatters though was better.  I thought it funny, Elmer put up a good fight by promoting the sillyness in the chat and I mostly let it slip by.  Turned out i got the most votes (though Elmer was winning at first) but I think that was the case only because more people knew who I was so Elmer had a bit of a disadvantage there.  Same goes for round two, which Nessy again started, who could get the most requests dedicated to them, double the points if the track had the person's real name in the title.  I thought Elmer had won that, but I won again (who knew?)

I just wanted to bring it up because I thought it amusing that Elmer would think of that or that Nessy would take the little idea and go to the forums, and request box, with it.  I honestly do not think I am better, just more known to other members than Elmer is.  I thought though that it is fun to see how nothing is ever really the same in chat.  Sure the usual people show up at their usual times.  Usual topics of conversation come through the chat. But sometimes, when things get slow or dead, people like Elmer who want things to  be a little more fun or are just bored at work, take things in a totally different direction. Now is that unique to SST? doubtful, but SST is unique in so many other ways, I doubt it would have gone so well otherwise.  Other willingly participated in the fun and Elmer I think enjoyed himself and is secretly waiting to call a rematch!

..I am sure Elmer is better at a great many things, but I win for being older than him on SST!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Thanks to my wonderful chat buddies bru and rukia for the suggestion :)

It was mentioned that real life occurrences, foods or items seem to remind some of SST people, I think that is common enough since you spend enough time with a certain person, unique characteristics develop that are distinctly associated with that person and when theat characteristic shows up in real life you cannot help but remember.  Levi started it with saying that eating a taco at lunch reminded him or rukia.  Of course, any night person would get this reference.  Rukia and Levi have a long history of tacos (another one of those mystical chat food items that demand the utmost reverence) and although rukia seems to still have a really old taco in her fridge, TQA, she usually treats the tacos with love.  So then Bru and Rukia went ahead and wrote other things that reminded them of chatters...

bruiser: i had root beer with lunch.
bruiser: and i thought of levi and ruk
bruiser: every time i see a tutu i think of Petey
Rukia: every time i see/smell coffee i think of andres
bruiser: and when i see a black kitty i thnk of jadey and sydney
Rukia: levi = Zim, buffy, rootbeer,tacos,bacon
Rukia: nate = when anything goes wrong
Rukia: jade = kitties,simba,nala
Rukia: Redjack = lego, bacon, sing along disney tunes
bruiser: BP - Indian food, Morricone
Rukia: bru = bale, future famous authors

Silly, but funny...I could add a few more...I think of bru and rukia, mostly bru, when anything Harry Potter comes up. Rukia is also the Lion King wife, so everything associated with that is a remembrance of her and the lines she must be citing when a song comes up from the soundtrack.  The coffee and Andres association are of course linked as well, he is such a connoisseur one can not but help to think of his expertly brewed coffee when seeing it. Also, tofu.  I saw it at the store, though of him and wondered if it had enough protein to suit his requirements!  I don't mind the stuff, but it is funny how something so simple can bring a thought.

Well thats all that comes to my mind...who and what do YOU think of?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Elmer...Canadians to the rescue!!

Well here it is, Elmer has interested me enough to feel that a blog post should be written...also I am coming up short on new ideas about SST!  BUT, new member posts are always welcomed I suppose...

First off, Elmer is a great guy, how could one who loves Bear McCreary music not be awesome?! He is from Canada, and while Pete would warn you against the women there Elmer seems to be a nice example of the species.  He is fairly new as well, so it goes a lot towards his credit that he has stuck it out this long, found a place to fit and and perhaps make a few friends as well.  He was even asking for our facebook pages, its officials, we have been friended!!  He also has tested the waters with Istagi and his new Thanator pet Fluffmuppet, so again that is another good example of his strong character. Not many see the face of Istagi and live to come back to chat another day.  He is a friend of the cookie love, happy to have another cookie fiend in the grouping of course. It really does make me happy to see new people who become a part of that fixed chat presence. Most often they come, stay a few days, then not seen again, but Elmer really has made a name for himself.

I do not know much else about him, one of the non personal types, but that is peachy.  He is a BMCFC! member, a friend who loves good music, what else is there that needs to be known? I have not seen him get into the really silly stuff, but he is a working member so I suppose work chat does not get as crazy...though it has it's moments of course. He has shown that he can go with the silly turns as Istagi is unpredictable.  He has also shown a keen liking to LMarrese, but who doesn't? Besides Pete that is...The Canadians were bound to unite at some point, too bad (as mentioned earlier) Elmer has not met Arya...maybe their paths will cross one of these days...Canadians are not always represented in big numbers, but those few members that make themselves known are certainly sure to be unique elements in the chat...