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June 23rd, 2004

G-mail or G-string @ 02:26 pm

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bellwethr (and several others of you who've been passing out little Gmail invite candies) reminded me once more that Google Answers promised Gmail accounts to its researchers. I actually am a Google Answers researcher, though I've researched exactly one question. Nevertheless, I feel I've earned my Gmail account, straight from the holy Google source itself. Not like most of you other people... out there spreading invites like some horrible socially transmitted betatest.

Anyway, if you wanna say hi, I'm essentialsaltes at gmail.

Oh, yeah, and I got my Darkest of the Hillside Thickets t-shirt, featuring "Where the Great Old Ones Are":


Yes, this makes me really cool, but not one hundredth as cool as Toren, who drew it.
 
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From:bellwethr
Date:June 23rd, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
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That is awesome! Toren's artwork is great. I love his stuff in Monte's books. Are these for sale?? I really want one!

My personal theory on gmail accounts is that this is Google's ploy to get everyone to use them. Make them a limited commodity initially that everyone wants for the coolness factor, and then slowly dole them out until *surprise* they've saturated the market.

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From:essentialsaltes
Date:June 23rd, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Last I heard, the first run of shirts were all sold, but another run seems likely. In the meantime, you can always buy some of Toren's original art.
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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:June 23rd, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
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MEEEEEEEEEE WAAAAAAAAAAANT SHUUUUURRRRRRRRT!!!!

::DROOOL PANT PANT PANT DROOOOL::
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From:talentlessclod
Date:June 23rd, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
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it must have been Peru. those damn savages don't clean their toilet seats. i got a bad case of gmail.

banksinator@gmail.com

email me. pleeeeeeeeasesseseseses.
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From:the_undertow
Date:June 23rd, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
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i saw these in SC and thought about you. i still dont know what the hell cthugtthliulu is
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:June 24th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Those are pretty sweet.

I have a similar pair made by some friends of ours that are pretty cool, except that the tentacles get in the way when I walk.

As for Great Cthulhu... in the words of one FAQ:

Cthulhu is a large green being which resembles a human with the head of a squid, huge bat-wings, and long talons (true, that doesn't really resemble a human, but bear with me here). According to H. P. Lovecraft's story "The Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu rests in a tomb in the city of R'lyeh, which sank beneath the Pacific Ocean aeons ago. Cthulhu is dead but not truly dead, as he and his fellow inhabitants of R'lyeh sleep the aeons away. (Cthulhu is generally thought of as a "he" for some reason.) From time to time R'lyeh comes to the surface, and Cthulhu's dreams influence sensitive individuals across the globe to depict his image, slay, and found cults dedicated to him. In the past, R'lyeh has sunk after a short time, but the day will soon come when it rises to the surface permanently and great Cthulhu strides across a world thrown into chaos and anarchy from his telepathic sendings. He likes hugs, sunsets and long walks on the beach.

ok, I made that last part up.
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From:the_undertow
Date:June 24th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC)
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all that, and now they make slippers out of "him"...hah
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From:toren_atkinson
Date:June 24th, 2004 01:46 am (UTC)
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When we made these shirts, I announced them on our fan list thedarkest@yahoogroups.com

I could promise to keep all of you individuals apprised as to when we do another run, but realistically that would be an empty promise, so the really the best way is to join that group. Feel free to remove yourself once you get a shirt - I won't be offended.

Also email me if you want a specific size or colour. The image is too wide for girly shirts, I'm afraid....

How can I change my preferences so I'm not constantly logged out of LJ when I close my browser?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:June 24th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
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When you login, you should be shown a screen with a couple radio buttons on it. Click so that you are logged out "never" & save changes. Obviously, this should be done only on your own 'puter, unless you want random strangers at the internet cafe impersonating you.
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From:toren_atkinson
Date:June 25th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC)
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I think that did it - thanks!

Journal of No. 118