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[personal profile] jenett
[updated January 3, 2017]

My profile has the general background, but herein is a list of links to things I've written that might give you a sense of me. Tagging is extremely irregular on my journal, and likely to continue to be.

What you'll see here is:

Mostly locked posts, for a variety of reasons. I'm generally happy to add most people to my locks these days. (I keep a very small number of more tightly focused filters for trusted-in-person friend type conversations.)

Various posts from me about daily life:

I'm a librarian. I geek stuff by nature. Most of what I write is various bits about daily life, books, music, thinking, doing stuff, chronic illness coping, and miscellaneous other topics. I tend not to write about politics and current events.

Lots of people who keep reading me say they really like my long thinky posts, even if they're otherwise not particularly interested in the subject matter: I am most likely to do them about
  • sorting out the inside of my head.
  • religious stuff (some basics, but more how to learn, teach, share, and explore it better)
  • music (with which I have a complex relationship)
  • things that bug my librarian brain. Bad history and research. Online interactions, especially around privacy and communication.

Samples of public long-and-thinky posts:

And as an example of a non-public one, this one, about my father and the power of theatre and memory and the living power of words made real is one I'm still very proud of.

Also, people like when I go librarian smash at bad research. Tagged for your convenience, but I think they're all locked posts.

Crossposts from two blogs:

Both crossposts automatically access-lock, and both have a little header telling you where it came from. The first auto-locks so people can make comments in a non-public space (and sometimes there get to be great points made.)

The second is because I don't make the link between this username and my legal name obvious (because lo, I work in a field where casual Googling of job applicants is pretty common: I'm inclined to be quietly open about my religion, but it's also not a thing I want people to randomly stumble across.)

Past projects

I mention in my profile that I was one of the player-authors of Alternity, an alternate universe Harry Potter project that ran from 2007 to 2015 (yes, that's seven years). You can find out more about it (including PDFs of all of the entries) on the Alternity website. I was also data goddess for the project, and you can find a link to our 7000+ page wiki there, too. While the project is over, I'm still very proud of the whole thing and my part in it, and there is some interesting commentary in my Alternity tag (locked posts, mostly) for the curious.

Other places I am online

Generally, if it's me doing personal stuff, I'm Jenett. Or JenettSilver, if Jenett was taken. I also write under that name for Pagan stuff.

I am nominally on Facebook under my legal name, but avoid all directly Pagan (or otherwise personal stuff, like specific health details) stuff in public there which in practice means I use it for access to our work page (occasionally) and otherwise never check it.

I run a site called Seeking, which has introductory material about religious witchcraft a lot of people find interesting (and is also a good example of my geekiness). I started it in 2011, it now has over 150 pages, and I did a major layout and organizational revamp in December 2016.

Other useful stuff about this journal

I am of the type "I consider my journal like my living room." I post stuff that's useful for me, framed as is useful for me, which may not be useful to you.

I have some idiosyncrasies about spelling. I mostly use British - I am born and raised in the US, but my father was English, and my mother was raised in the UK. I often use US punctuation. Yes, this is weird.

In my own journal, I do not edit ruthlessly for typos or word swaps (because brain fog is a thing, and there are days where if I felt I had to do that, I wouldn't write things down, and that makes my journal useless for documentation for me.) If you have problems understanding a sentence, I am glad to try again.

If suggesting something, please understand that I probably have reasons for what I say even if I haven't spelled all of them out. Like most people, what I write about online is the tip of the iceberg of my experience, knowledge, or understanding, and of course, online, it's often easy for a mischosen word to cause confusion. (In particular, I have multiple chronic health issues, and thus get to play the game of 'which option doesn't make these three things worse' fairly often, or the variant 'that seems like a perfectly logical solution, but it doesn't actually work for me for weird reasons I don't want to go into right now.')

I try to be clear if I'm asking for problemsolving or not, but if you're not sure, advice is usually fine, but you may get a "Yeah, sorry, that won't work for me." without details in response, depending on my degree of energy.

Other useful info

  • I cut-tag anything over 4-5 paragraphs.
  • I am not reliable about tagging most things, sorry.
  • For complex posts I do my best to use headers and formatting that will help screenreaders.
  • I rarely post photos (I'm more likely to link to something that has them) but if I do there will be alt-text and usually descriptive details in the surrounding text.
  • For comments, I reserve the right to say "Hey, don't do that." and to kick people out of my virtual living room.
  • I do love knowing how you found me, or what you found interesting. Questions are a good way to get me to expound about something if I've got the time and energy. It's very hard to offend me by asking a sincere question - at worst, you won't get an answer, but that's it.
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Date: Monday, May 12th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's very cool.

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Date: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sun, Feb. 15th, 2015 05:07 pm

Jenett of the future! Tell us of February 15th, 2015!

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Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am friending you because I would like to see your unfriendslocked posts on libraries, when you put them up.

[[waves hi from making light]]

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Date: Monday, September 22nd, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I collect cobalt glass, have worked as a high school librarian, am a witch who just added Magpie to her "need to explore this totem animal" list, play the Celtic harp and have a severe case of Icon Envy right now (that's my Trouby 3 in your icon, innit?), am a B5 fanatic who also writes urban fantasy, am just being introduced to Sherri Tepper, and have known estaratshirai for years and just read on her LJ that today is your birthday. So, happy birthday, you're my hidden twin, and can we be friends please?

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Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi it's Doc! Put me on your friends list if you so desire. FYI I have druids this Sunday morning so i won't be able to make a meeting.

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Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, I'm friending you because [ profile] selkie_b says you're cool. Hope that's okay. :)

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Date: Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi Jenett. I'm Rin from The Cauldron and I actually found your journal through Darkhawk's.

If you don't mind I'd like to add you! :)

Thanks for your time!

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Date: Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello, I found you through Dakotawitch and I'm also a twin cities librarian...

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Date: Saturday, January 10th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've added you from full moon swaps - I hope you don't mind and I will reading your blog as well. It looks like a place I will enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi Jenett! It's Morag from The Cauldron.

I found you through Sunflower's LJ. I love reading your posts on TC so I added you as a friend. Hope that's alright! :)

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Date: Friday, July 17th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi Jenett! I don't know if we met at 4th street 2008 - maybe? Anyway I'm a friend of Elise and found your LJ through her. Also I've seen you around LJ here and there; we have several friends in common. *wave*

ETA: a little flickr searching tells me we did indeed meet in 2008
Edited Date: Friday, July 17th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)

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Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi Jenett. This is Lecia the Bedazzler from PW. I followed a link here from the LOL Cat Wiccan Rede on elisem's journal. I would appreciate it very much if you would add me, although I don't spend much time on LJ. I always enjoy reading what you write on just about anything. Thank you. :)

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Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
crystalpyramid: crystal pyramid suspended in dimensional abnormality (Default)
From: [personal profile] crystalpyramid
I wandered here semi-randomly via [ profile] lilairen's journal, I'm somewhat pagan, though not currently a member of anything, love Sheri Tepper and urban fantasy, teach in private school, and am trying to send my little sister to library school. Would it be okay if I friended you? I'd love to read what you've written!

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Date: Monday, April 5th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
ce_jour_la: (Landscape || Clouds)
From: [personal profile] ce_jour_la
Stumbled across you via [personal profile] lilalanor's intro in the non-fandom friending meme (hello, convoluted pathways, how are you?), poked my head into your profile, was generally impressed. You seem quite awesome (music! books! medievalist! you know Tam Lin!), and though I'm a bit quiet at the moment (uni is eating my life), if that doesn't bother you, you open to giving this access/subscribe thing a go?

ETA--I don't usually use so many parentheticals. ::facepalm::
Edited Date: Monday, April 5th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)

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Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
maewyn: poorly arranged gold type on a blue cover; text: "finer points in the spacing and arrangment of type" (arranging type)
From: [personal profile] maewyn
Add me again, please? I switched to this journal from [personal profile] bohemianeditor, probably around the time your Creeping Brain-Stealing Ick was at its brain-stealing-est.
From: [identity profile]
Hi Jenett!
I just read two comments on about how you were lacking a network of techie librarians. I assume, you live and work in the US? There is code4lib, who have both a community website, a journal and an annual conference. There are also some companies being vendors of FOSS software for librarians. Like Koha, Evergreen, Drupal, Wordpress, Plone - and thats just what I heard of. I live in Norway right now, and have worked for libraries about 18 months.

In that time, I could also organize a conference about the usefulness of FOSS software in libraries in Norway together with a geeky librarian from a library nearby. You probably have. But, if not, you should go explore what there is of geeky, nerdy, techie librarian websites, blogs, twitter accounts and such. You could organize a "23things about web 2.0" class for your co-workers, and enable them to talk to you about at least certain aspects of the web and computing.

I wish you the best of luck finding colleagues that you share a lot of common grounds with!

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Date: Monday, May 31st, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faithinseeds
Hey Jenett, it's HerbGurl from LJ. I'd love to read you on DW as well.

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Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: Death Fae from the Fey Tarot (blue sky)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
Hi Jenett, I'm Stephanie and I can't remember when I first encountered your journal. I've been curious about it for a while now, but too shy to introduce myself and subscribe to your journal. I came to Minnesota for college and also fell in love with it, so that now that I've graduated I'm still here and trying to figure out what to do here. I'm also curious about librarians and their jobs, and have been interested in paganism for a while, though not enough to commit to anything, which are the reasons why I've been intrigued by your journal. I read a lot, and ramble a bit, and I love flowers and green things, which is why I'm happier in Minnesota than in my native California. ;)

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Date: Monday, June 10th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
lifesnotasong: (Rainbow balloons)
From: [personal profile] lifesnotasong
Hello! I link-hopped over here from [community profile] boilingwater, and found myself sucked in when I started skimming your posts. I'd love to add you and keep reading, if you're okay with that.

About me: I'm about to start working on my Masters in Psychology, with a goal to become an autism researcher. I play the celtic harp (not well, but happily) and spend much of my time working on creative writing, either for my own projects or as a part of a text-based RPG I play. I come from a family of librarians, and live on books like air. Thinky posts are my favorite kind, which is what intrigued me as I read what you had posted.

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have, and to tell me if you'd rather I not read here. Be well :)


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Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] barrelofrain
Hey, [personal profile] kaberett suggested we might get along. I'm 29, queer/genderqueer, disabled, and live just outside NYC. I'm a writer and maintainer of [community profile] vaginapagina. I'm trying to use DW more regularly, so I'm looking for some friends over here. :)

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Date: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyrielle
I'm curious: are there likely to be more salons at some point? :)

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Date: Sunday, April 27th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (W13 - Claudia looking up (vampire_sessah)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Hi! I wandered over from [community profile] smellsgood and since your journal is interesting and you seem open to being spontaneously added, I've done so. ^_^

I'm an introverted professional geek (half of my work is in the manga industry ^^) with an eternally out-of-control list of things to read and watch and post about...and I'm never sure what else to say when introducing myself to people, so I'll leave it at that. *g*

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Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello. I was pointed here by [ profile] juliaki, who suggested that some of the content here might be of interest to someone like myself.

I'm a BTW initiate who just started a new coven in Georgia, and am slowly winding my way through the process with the (thankfully ample) assistance of my Lady and initiator. :)

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Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, this is Theresa. I am doing my post-4th-Street friending spasm.

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Date: Friday, July 15th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I missed this somewhere, because I've only been seeing your public posts. The default picture is good enough to tell who I am, I think. (I try to keep my real name off LJ.)
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