how_you_know_you're_a_blather_addict
oren You find yourself wearing more and more indigo-colored clothing. 020104
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ClairE _

blather_dork

You use the phrase "blather_dork".

You start every day with the phrase, "All_right, blather_time."
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ClairE Your friend says something cool and you say, "Ooh, you should blathe that."

And then she says, "Yeah, I should."

You make references to your own, or other's, blathes in real_life conversations.

You realize that out of the five people you're talking to online, all are from blather. And your conversations include phrases such as "I really want some of those carrots you blathed about."

You actually have something to add to this list.
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oren You actually think you've figured out what that strange thing is up in the right-hand corner of the page. 020104
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cube You check new blathes before your e-mail...
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Jenna I check blather before my e-mail and more often the my e-mail.

I have to fight off the urge to use underscores in key_phrases when I am typing or writing.
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phil you accidently (subconciously) type blather in your search engine 020425
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lobsterman you've gotten out of the shower and logged on naked and typed with wet hands just to get that perfect blathe out 020425
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nocturnal if you really hate it sometimes, but during those times you keep coming back just to "check up on things" in the blue realm. 020425
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blown cherry when nobody but you has blathed in two hours but you keep hitting re-load every 2 minutes anyway

even though you've got nothing else to do online, and you've blathed all you felt like blathing, you just can't make the break and disconnect your soul from the blue
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Arwyn holy shit... i've done all of this... but I think my lowest point is where i dreamed about blathing for a week straight. 020425
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Silentbob example:

http://www.angelfire.com/rant/blatheraddict/index.html

need i say more?
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Syrope *sheepish grin* its me! 020425
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Daria You keep telling all your friends to blate, but most of them don't caz they think itz gay. 020425
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yummychuckle you are so involved with other blatherers that you make up all these crazy stories of how you met those people you keep mentioning that you regular friends don't know about ("oh...i met him this summer, he's a friend of travis'" or "um...hes erics cousin that i met at this family gathering thing...")
just so you dont sound so pathetic for having so many online friends.
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krimilda you've seen silentbob's webpage 020918
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silentbob what what what??? 020918
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jane i've_done_all_of_these 020918
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kingsuperspecial when you speak, you picture underscores between important words in each sentence. 020918
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User24 "You make references to your own, or other's, blathes in real_life conversations. "

yep, many times.

"You check new blathes before your e-mail... "

ohh, yeah.

"when nobody but you has blathed in two hours but you keep hitting re-load every 2 minutes anyway "

uhuh.

"even though you've got nothing else to do online, and you've blathed all you felt like blathing, you just can't make the break and disconnect your soul from the blue "

yup.

I'd like to add:

When you start going cold and sweaty when you see a 404 on blather, eg "Oh my, god, it's crashed, they've deleted it, my soul, it's all gone, what am I going to do", etc..

When you hear a word and make a mental note to check it up on blather.

When you start trying to make blather do things it shouldn't.

When you start thinking about how cool it would be to organise a blather party

When you see blue things and think "ahhhh" as a wave of calmness flows over you.

When you start making little blather jokes in the real world.

When you learn the personality of fellow blatherskites.

When you use the words "blathe" and "blatherskite" as natuarally as any other.

When you start opening up and blathing really personal stuff here.

When you stop thinkng of blather as a website and start thinking of it as a physical place.

When you write poetry about blather.

that's about all I can think of...
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jane blather_makes_me_laugh 030522
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jane when you remember long blather titles without having to look them up 030522
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pipedream when you check the list every single day the minute you land your butt in front of a PC in the morning, alongwith your comics and e-mail and headlines. 030523
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niska well... i do check the list every day - i find it easier than blather_surfing.

but sometimes i have a word in my head and i have to search for it. the fact that i know how makes me a bit of an addict, i guess; like if i was a crack-head and i knew where to go to get the crack at any time of the day...

that sort of thing.
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User24 when you get really really upset in the event of a blather_crash 030628
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pobodys nerfect haha! I must be a blather addict. I'm wearing 2 shades of blue--navy coloured pants and a lighter blue top,and if someone wrote words on me,I'd look like blather! Another sign I might be addicted,is that I have a few moments to myself and I thought I'd spend it doing something relaxing,so here I am. :) 030628
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6am if your feelings get hurt when no one is responding to your blathes 030628
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endless desire yeah. that always makes me sad. not a lot of people say things under my blathe pages. i guess you know you are a blather addict when it makes your day after someone does blathe under one of them. that's always me. hah lame. 030628
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endless desire oh and also. when you blathe in your sleep. i do that too. but i can never remember what i blathe about or else i would post under it. that'd be awesome. i'll try to remember. i do it all the time, you see. 030628
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User24 I dream in code sometimes.. 030629
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User24 (code=programming language)

and I've dreamt about blather before, too.
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minnesota_chris a friend of mine sent me a long rambling text message to ask me if I was going to church tomorrow. I wrote:

The desert sands blow the nomads from distant shore to distant shore. No one understands, but no one questions.
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puredream I was talking to someone the other day at work and they mentioned something really cool. And I said, "Oh, I'm going to have to go and blathe about that."

Then the look they gave me was the true moment when I realised I'm compeletely addicted to blather.

"What the hell are you talking about?"

Were the words used... I guess I forgot that blathe isn't a word most people know... oops?
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puredream Oh also, you're addicted if you went to Warped tour and they had a booth to make your own buttons and you made one that said,

"A blatherskite knows best."

It's true... I really did..
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cpgurrl u were still blathing at midnight 040728
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kookaburra you were still blathing at 3:00 in the morning, and kept clicking the refresh button as if somebody else was there... 040728
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unusual for me I've never done that..!!! 040728
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kookaburra well, then i guess you arent an addict!
run little skite, while you still have time!!!
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pete i've done that before kookaburra... though not recently, as i don't have the net at home (I move in two days!! yay!)


... when your thought process is in the form of what you want to write in a blathe when you get back to the computer...
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cpgurrl ooh, that's a good 1... 040729
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TK you keep comeing back... 040729
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sameolme When you frequently sneak a quick visit to the blue. 040729
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Borealis when you get the shakes when you're going through withdrawl from blather....

not that I do!


very often...
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pete when instead of taking notes in class you write down thoughts you wish to blathe as soon as he says 'thats all for tonight...' 040804
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magicforest when you know who blathed something as you read it and then grin when you see their name

(stork daddy, endless desire, user24, ethereal)

when you start finding your own blathes that you forgot you made because you did them during a prolific spree
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cpgurrl i've done that 040816
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kookaburra mee too.
i pride myself on figuring out who made pages before clicking on them.
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its a hobby
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i need to get a life...
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laced when it's 1:45 am and you still feel the need to check out recent blathes, When you see the blathe titled blatherlj and say to yourself, "i'm a part of that". When people ask you about blather you talk about the genious of the concept, the sprawling light of it all, the city speaking in tongues, the love of language in it's purest form 040816
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Elmo I'm a new blatherskite from the past couple of days, but i've already opened up and told some really scary personal shit. :-S
Ref: defining moments. (blatant plug.)
I have a really bad addictive personality i guess.
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seventeen when you are with another blatherskite lying in bed after sex saying, "I am going to blathe paste_does_yummychuckle" and being entirely serious. 040817
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tombe_seul waking up in the middle of the night
searching for paper and pen
scribble quickly before you forget
that would be a perfect blathe
for tomorrow morning
zone out
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falling_alone you have multiple aliases and they each have their own personality. 041218
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meta meta 100524
what's it to you?
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