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first impression meme

Stolen from hieispike


Are you sick of memes yet? Here's another one.

What was your initial impression of my online persona? Did you think I was young or old, boy or girl, weird or funny? I am curious.

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myfeetshowit
Dec. 4th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
Wow. I'm not sure I remember. I know I thought you were most likely a woman, but that was because of the odds, not anything in your writing or the first emails we sent.

It was obvious very early on that you had a great sense of humor, that family meant a lot to you and while you have definite opinions, you are able to listen to others.

I haven't changed my opinion of you - it's still way up there!
ozma914
Dec. 4th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I have noticed that there seem to be more women than men in the internet circles I run in, not that there's anything wrong with that. maybe it's the influence of having two daughters. But I thought people might get mixed up because my screen name is taken from a female character in the Oz books -- my youngest picked it out when she was obsessed with those books back, oh, about six obsessions ago.
myfeetshowit
Dec. 4th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Fanfic seems to be dominated by women, not just the Jossverse fic, so a lot of people just assume an author is female unless they find out otherwise.
ozma914
Dec. 5th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
the fairer sex
I have a policy of always being completely honest in cyberspace, under the theory that it helps make up for not being able to read body language and such. But if I was underhanded, I'd let people go on assuming I was a female just to see if they treated me any differently. I might not like what I find out!
myfeetshowit
Dec. 6th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: the fairer sex
It might be an interesting experiment. I suspect though that people are more likely to treat men and women the same online, for the same reason that you are prefer honesty. There are a lot of visual and situational cues when it comes the male/female thing. It's easier to treat everyone the same when they are all cyberspace people.
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
just the same
That's true; and it ties into my contention that everyone is more the same than they are different, if you don't get hung up on appearances.
synaptikchaos
Dec. 5th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
thought you were a gay man at first. mostly from the buffy references. i think you'd made a good one.

^_^
ozma914
Dec. 5th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
You think I'd make a good gay man?

.....

I guess I'll take that as a compliment.

:-)
synaptikchaos
Dec. 5th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
sensitive, caring, funny, and you're a fireman. that's a big bonus in the gay world.
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
gay firemen
The firefighters around here would go into screaming fits if they heard that. Maybe I'll tell them. *evil grin*

Oddly, women don't seem to be attracted to sensitive, caring, funny men, no matter how much they may say otherwise. I know many women who are attracted, over and over, to dirtbag types who treat them like crap. Hell, if I WAS gay, I probably would be, too. :-(
synaptikchaos
Dec. 6th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: gay firemen
just send them here

Hot-n-Steamy Firemen">
Fire and Sex
Firemen on Duty

All the above, obviously, NSFW.
ozma914
Dec. 7th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
Re: gay firemen
I, uh, don't know any firefighters like that ... that I know of. Got any pics of fire ladies? ;-)
synaptikchaos
Dec. 7th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Re: gay firemen
i really had to search for this! apparently lesbian firefighters are not as big a fetish as gay ones. who knew?

ozma914
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
leather lungs
Wow, that's ... wow. I bet her protective clothing had to be specially tailored for her.
cbtreks
Dec. 5th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
I thought you were a woman because of the Ozma icon and because I found your LJ through Buffy fandom. It was pretty clear, though, when I read through some of your LJ that you were a guy around my age. (Well, actually, when I read about your daughter bringing the fake baby home from school, my first though was "he must be a bit older than I am; I'm not old enough to have teenagers". My second thought was "oh, wait, when mom was my age, I was 21 - and she was 21 when I was born". *gulp* I am old enough to have teenagers....) I also thought you were laugh-out-loud funny. (Still do!)
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
As a single guy, I should love having a hobby that surrounds me with females, I suppose ... but on bad days it does make me wonder what's wrong with me. :-)
Having people say I make them laugh is one of the greatest compliments I can imagine, so thanks lots. A person could do a lot worse in life!
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