I've spent several hours over the last few days trying to get a feel for the place. Spent a couple hours trying to register (there was a glitch).

I've read some drama, some encouraging stuff, some academic stuff and some artsy stuff. I'm still getting a feel for what shows in my feed and how things work technically.

I'm liking what I see so far.

I'd really like to be part of the community, but I'm a bit of a noncomformist. Any noncomformists out there that feel like they fit in well here?

Another question: If I start a thread on a topic that I'm interested in but no one else joins in, can I bump it?


hyperflare:

Welcome! A jade dog sounds cute.

Jade reminds me of a fun literary myth about Goethe's Über allen Gipfeln

  

Above all summits

it is calm.

In all the tree-tops

you feel

scarcely a breath;

The birds in the forest are silent,

just wait, soon

you will rest as well.

Allegedly the poem was translated into Japanese, then French, then German again and had become something like this

  Silence reigns in the pavilion of jade

Crows fly mutely

to snow-dusted cherry trees in moonlight

I sit

and cry

For some reason I always have to think of that when I think about jade.

(also apologies to the german language for that butcher job)

    If I start a thread on a topic that I'm interested in but no one else joins in, can I bump it?

That's not really how hubski works - stuff you post is either seen by people that follow you, or by people who follow your post's tags. Time isn't as much a factor as, say, reddit. So people who care will see it, no need to bump. People also do revive old discussions again when something interesting can be said.

I do hope that when you said you read some drama you were referring to galen's upcoming theatre performance ;P


posted by jadedog: 589 days ago