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...to sound less maudlin, because I *am* way less maudlin than when I originally filled it out, and to clarify a few details. The brief bio now goes thusly:


Hey, buzwuzz here! :) Born in 1990, first language: Latvian, pronouns: she/her is fine, they/them is oddly thrilling.

My favorite pastime in theory, and the one I studied for fun, is thinking about books. My favorite pastime in practice seems to be compiling lists of links... honorary mention to obsessing about Spike. My day job is translating technical and software-related texts. Day Job gives me some predictable income and then leaves me alone, which is ideal.

I'm having the time of my life in the Buffy fandom! I've somehow slipped into co-modding seasonal-spuffy, so Ask Me about that event anytime. *g* I contribute to the Sunnydale Herald Newsletter (su-herald), which I believe is a useful resource for Buffy people. Every now and then, I write; I take the process, though not the results, way seriously. Occasionally, I make other things -- the formats tend to change, because I love trying new stuff for new stuff's sake. It's all linked from the pinned post at the top of my journal. I have a blanket policy of Yes Please Give Me Concrit, but you don't need to keep it in mind, because I do try to say it whenever I post a thing.

I am totally down with people subscribing and unsubscribing whenever they want, for whatever reason. In fact, I count on it.

My username is the same as here on a bunch of sites, including Elysian Fields, AO3, and Pillowfort, and it's also a gmail email address.


If you know me, you know these things already, I think. If you subscribed to me in the past couple of months and had to make do with the bio I had then... well, here's what I would have *liked* my profile info to say.

Date: 2019-02-03 01:14 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Buffy reboot comic: close-crop of Buffy. The likeness is spot on. (C ∞ slayer comma the)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
High fives for keeping the profile up to date, and for feeling less maudlin.

Date: 2019-02-03 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Good on you!

Just out of linguistic curiosity, how does Latvian handle the he/she/they thing? In Swedish a third gender pronoun was introduced about 10 years ago, and was Very Controversial and caused Much Wringing Of Hands by the predictable crowd until pretty much everyone just shrugged and started using it.

Date: 2019-02-03 07:58 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: SexTheEnd-ruuger (BUF-SexTheEnd-ruuger)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
One thing that's good about these new accounts I've opened over the past year is that it's made me think about my profile, what content I post, etc. I've also dated my profile so I can remember to look it over again if it's been a long time.

I had to change my PF one after just a few weeks as I realized I've begun posting quite differently there and the content is 85% unique to that site.

Also, I was replying to this comment of yours because there's a similar issue in Portuguese and the growing use of Latinx addresses the problem of gendering everything. (Although I've also used Hispanic myself which doesn't have that issue attached).
Edited (Forgot why I opened this comment field) Date: 2019-02-03 08:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-02-05 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewiggins
Yeah, French obviously has the same issue since everything is gendered.

This is awkward for me living here cause I have no idea how to talk about my sibling who uses they/them pronouns. I've also been considering transitioning to they/them myself but probably not till I get back to the states cause there just doesn't seem to be as much room in the French culture or language for people to be non-binary? I mean I know non-binary folks must exist here but maybe not quite as openly. And if there is a third pronoun option in the French language I haven't found it.

Date: 2019-02-03 09:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Ah, thanks. Right, the mess of gendered nouns. I'm glad we (mostly) don't have to deal with those in Swedish and English. Hope you guys can find a good solution for it.

And, ooh, I just found out that dropping the ending off of the third person pronoun is a thing -- very elegant in a way, it has precedent in one of the dialects. Hmm.

Neat! Looking up Latvian pronouns, that seems logical. Some people here have tried to do that with the generic pronoun ("one" or "you" in English), which is "man" in Swedish but "en" ("one") in some dialects. Sadly it hasn't caught on the way the third gender did. Possibly because half the population of Stockholm are former hicks who have spent years trying to get rid of their dialect.

Date: 2019-02-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
sylvaine: A black and white photo of a pre-war Warsaw street. ([gen:pol] Warszawa)
From: [personal profile] sylvaine
"My favorite pastime in practice seems to be compiling lists of links"

Ahahahaha, oh god this is the most relatable thing xD

Also, I had no idea your first language is Latvian, or if I did then I'd forgotten about it again!

Date: 2019-02-06 05:04 pm (UTC)
sylvaine: Christmas bauble decorated with traditional Polish patterns and colouring. ([gen:pol] wycinanki xmas)
From: [personal profile] sylvaine
At least you have one language that works for you! xD For me it's both German and English that regularly confuse the hell out of me... we won't even mention the Polish, given I never had any formal learning for that and, as I like to say, I have the vocabulary of a 7-year-old.

Date: 2019-02-06 05:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvaine
It really is! Internet <3

Date: 2019-02-05 04:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] swingandswirl
/waves at fellow translator and book nerd/ So cool to find another one of us! I do French-English, though. And I HEAR YOU re: being left alone. Why are people?

Date: 2019-02-05 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewiggins
Very nice description! I should probably get around to doing something similar myself and make my Dreamwidth page something other than the haunted graveyard it is now. Someday... Or possibly never.

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