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Name: James Kew
Joined: February 13, 2009
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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

Pulled a quote from a then-recent South Park episode; it kinda stuck.

I've been posting a lot lately! Some of my favorites:
Things I've learned:
  • Metafilter loves talking about food: 1, 2. It also loves talking about strange body stuff.
  • Lead with your best link: that's the one that most people will read. I made that mistake here (should have led with the thoughtful response, not the trashy attack) and here (last link is the best link).
  • Sometimes a single link is quite enough. Adding more links can dilute the focus. I don't do single links often enough: more frequently I magpie related stuff into the More Inside.
  • Sometimes commenters pick holes in your subjects; sometimes they're right. Don't take it personally.
  • Sometimes posts sink like a stone. Don't take it personally.
  • Proof well; tag well; test every link. Use the Contact form when mistakes (inevitably) slip by you.
  • Keep a list of post ideas; drop thoughts and URLs into it as they occur to you. Lots of them won't work out. But lots will.
  • Have fun.
I post Under The Dome episodes on FanFare; also currently subbing for scody on Breaking Bad.

joseph conrad is fully awesome's post inspired me to reread Stephen King's The Stand; I'm posting quotes and thoughts on one chapter per day on Twitter. Storify archive.