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In the last 4 days, I have become a connoisseur of breakup songs. And right now I’m really into Aimee Mann and her ability to really articulate everything I feel about the demise of my relationship. There are almost too many options to choose from for the song that I will listen to on repeat while I plow through my entire supply of Kleenex and cake-flavored vodka. But I think for today’s saddest dance party open thread ever, I am going with two breakup songs that I’m listening to right now.

Enjoy yourself in the comments, friends! I’ll be joining you after I have finished dissecting the final hours of my relationship.

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    1. Profile photo of [E] Hillary
      [E] Hillary

      Tip: Selena always increases the points on weekends, so wait to send out friend requests until they’re worth a lot more! Between that and a lively open thread, I earned a shitton of points last weekend. The only downside was that I only spent 3 or 4 days as CJ!

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        philososaurus

        That explains my huge influx of requests the last few days ;)

        It was/is 5x right now and that’s what enabled the obsession. Must…. resist.

        I’m a little bummed I was only a unicorn for like an hour….

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    Kristin Jeannie

    I love Aimee Mann so much. Yet another awesome person I discovered because of Buffy. (Not only did she play in the Bronze, but she also had a line of dialogue!)

    Anyway, happy morning, Persephoneers!

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      Bryn Donovan

      I did not realise Aimee Mann had a gig at the Bronze!!

      It is not my style of music, but Mr. Donovan loves her. In a chaste way, of course.

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      Dr. Song

      I only know Aimee Mann as the nine toed German nihilist from The Big Lebowski. Apparently I’ve been missing something.

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    Dr. Song

    Can I just say how sad I am to always miss all the great open threads! Luci, I’ve got an album review droppin’ today that might be good for a breakup in that it’s actually insanely happy music bracketing sadder songs. You can work through all your emotions at once, like, REALLY DEAL WITH YOUR FEELINGS, GURL.

    Here’s another song from the same band:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N40pkMg7Z8k&w=420&h=315

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    Spicy Armadillo

    I wish I wasn’t part of the “up at the ass-crack of dawn” brigade, because I don’t get to play in the open threads while they’re jumping :(

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        Spicy Armadillo

        I used to be a night person.  Now, if I’m up past 10 my eyes are slamming shut and I’m useless the next day.  Getting off work at 2:30 p.m. is worth it, though.

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    LarissaFae

    Thank you to everyone who welcomed me on the other open thread! I love you all and accepted everyone’s friend request, even though I know you only love me for my sloths. It’s all right – I feel the same way about myself. :)

    And I don’t know what points are or why I have hearts in the box by my number of friends or ANYTHING, y’all.

    But what I DO know is that on Saturday I’M GOING TO THE ZOO TO SEE THE SLOTH! :D :D :D

    Also, y’all haven’t seen my sloth pictures! YAY! Except some of the Jezzies. But I’m sure you all want to see them again. :D

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      Cesy

      Point are the numbers beside the heart! You get them for commenting and adding friends and the like. Go to my account in the buddy bar, then my points and have a look around.

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        LarissaFae

        Oh, wow. This is AMAZING. :D I kind of feel like I’m back on Gaia.com. I ought to log in over there and do some puzzles. Hmm.

        Baby Sloth loves you for helping me!

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          lizzsook

          Yay! You’re over here, too! I’m a bit behind on finding all the people I liked on Jezebel, and I was worried I would miss you and your baby sloths!

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      chocolate clusters

      Your sloth pictures are the icing on the cake of your awesomeness. That is all.

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      Bryn Donovan

      Larissa, did you see that comment on Jez the other day that was like: “This site is awful. I need that lady with the baby sloths.” Hahaha.

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        LarissaFae

        And LadySybilRamkin posted a sloth, right? Wasn’t that you? No, wait, that was glitter.thumbs … Aaaaaah, I would have slothed to your rescue if I’d seen it!

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      Cinnamongirl

      I love all these sloth pictures. By the way, do you know about the Sloth song by Flanders and Swann? It goes:

      “A Bradypus, or Sloth, am I,
      I live a life of ease
      Contented not to do or die,
      But idle as I please
      I have three toes on either foot, Or half a doz. on both
      With leaves and fruits, and shoots to eat,
      How sweet to be a Sloth

      The world is such a cheerful place
      When viewed from upside-down;
      It makes a rise of every fall,
      A smile of every frown;
      I watch the fleeting flutter by
      Of butterfly or moth
      And think of all the things I’d try
      If I were not a Sloth.

      I could climb the very highest Himalayas,
      Be among the greatest ever tennis players,
      Win at chess or marry a Princess or
      Study hard and be an eminent professor.
      I could be a millionaire, play the clarinet,
      Travel everywhere,
      Learn to cook, catch a crook,
      Win a war then write a book about it.
      I could paint a Mona Lisa,
      I could be another Caesar.
      Compose an oratorio that was sublime.
      The door’s not shut on my genius but
      I just don’t have the time!

      For days and days among the trees
      I sleep and dream and doze
      Just gently swaying in the breeze
      Suspended by my toes
      While eager beavers overhead
      Rush through the undergrowth
      I watch the clouds beneath my feet;
      How sweet to be a Sloth.”

      (sing at a gentle, sloth-like pace)

       

       

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      twiddle

      A friend of mine works in an office with sloths down in Suriname! (no really, they are actual sloths, not just people who are sloth-like. she works in conservation) Sometimes she’ll post pictures of sloths hanging out in the office sink, or of the random baby anteater who decided to interact with the sloth, or other amazing randomness. It is possibly the main reason that I now want to spend long periods of time in Suriname.

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    Cesy

    Oh God, bagpipe maintenance happening tonight at Casa Cesy. So there’s kitty litter heating in the microwave and sounds not unlike a cat being strangled being made.

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      veruna

      Haha yes! Ah bagpipe maintenance. I always run and hide from it. I hope it went quickly and well for you. That is one sound I don’t miss from college, though I do miss hearing the pipe band randomly throughout my day.

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      twiddle

      Hahaha, I play the bagpipes too. I make sure to do maintenance stuff when I know Fiance is away for the weekend/evening/whatnot. But he never remembers that the mysterious plaid bottle at the back of the fridge is full of spices and fat and DO NOT OPEN IT FOR THE LOVE OF GLOB THE SMELL!

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    [E] Selena MacIntosh*

    Alright, new and old friends, I’m out to get a little sleep. The early shift will be here in a few hours for answering questions and making jokes and stuff.

    We’re so glad you’re all here! Keep making yourselves at home!

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    girlonfire

    Everyone! I just made a group! It’s for Chicago Persephoneers and it’s called “Second City Persephoneers.” I don’t actually know if there are any Chicago Persephoneers but I’m hoping!

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      amandamarieg

      I’m a Chicago Persopheneer!  For a few more months anyway!  I am on my way to your group with all the other awesome Second City ladies!

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      Kat

      I’ve joined!  I used to work across the street from the Monroe statue and would take pictures of people trying to take pictures up her skirt.

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    Heather

    I just wanted to repeat it again just in case anyone missed it earlier, this is DuckyBelkins from Jez, I accidentally messed up the name thingy on here (I was trying to get the same name that I had from Jez but now that I have Heather I’m like pfft whatever.

    Seriously this is the first time in my whole life that I could be “Heather”. Not Heather1, not ms_heather, not HeatherABC. It’s weird!

    Oh yeah and because of the age group I’m in, I’m not even the only Heather in school or any of the school events I’ve been in. Okay, rant over.

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        [E]SaraB

        It’s totally doable. Up at the top of the page, click My Account–> Profile–> Edit and it’ll take you right to it.

        I’ve been pretty lucky, there has been little Sara overlap in my life. Although we went on a weekend trip with another Sara(h) last summer and I made everyone call me Honey Badger so I would stop looking around whenever someone said her name.

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      veruna

      Not gonna lie, the bow in your avatar plus your name and the rant about not being the only one has given me Heathers flashbacks, and I love it. I shall now proceed to ask the next person what his or her damage is. :)

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    Beatrice

    I feel like I would really like to be more active here than I was on Jezebel, where to be honest I felt kind of intimidated by a lot of the more prolific users and scared of getting crapped on for whatever reason.  This place seems really warm and welcoming though, so I’m hoping for the best.  Anyway, I don’t have anything really stimulating to add to the conversation; I was going to throw in a funny or cute gif (quite possibly of a cat nuzzling a baby) but nothing is uploading for me so I’m just going to sit here all *chinhands* at you folks.

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            Beatrice

            I tried that and it just wouldn’t stop uploading.  Anyway here’s a static but adorable image of my cat instead.

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      Heather

      When I first started posting on Jez everyone was super nice and understanding and it was the first time I wasn’t scared to start commenting. It’s not like that anymore at ALL. But this place seems to be! It’s great :D

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      philososaurus

      Yea I understand the sensation. I think it’s hard anytime you’re the ‘noob.’ But 83% of us are noobs,a nd the ones that aren’t are prettttttty swell themselves. I’ve never seen ‘shit go down’ here. So take a deep breath and join the party =)

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        [E]SaraB

        We do our best to see that people remain civil around here. You can argue ideas all day long, if you so desire, but personal attacks and name-calling will get you a warning and possibly a disemvoweling. In truth, though, we rarely have to remind people to be nice. We have the best commenters on the web.

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      Rose

      I totally understand the feeling of being intimidated by the commenting culture over there. I loved reading a lot of the comments, but sometimes some users could pile on a bit much. I guess sometimes I might’ve gotten aggressive or defensive on certain topics but I did feel that sometimes the groupmind was a little overwhelming.

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    girlonfire

    Hello all!

    I’m a Jez refugee. I’m using the same handle as I used on Jez to avoid confusion and because it’s awesome. I was going to post this in groupthink but I’m afraid now that I saw Morwynn get de-starred for mentioning Persephone. Could someone please explain how this site works, or link me to a page that will explain it for me? Does it consist of a bunch of writers and contributors like Jez, or can anyone post? I’m not going to lie, this format is really strange for me and will probably take me a while to get used to. Also, I don’t get all this friending stuff. Can we post gifs here?

    1. Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh*
      [E] Selena MacIntosh*

      I’ll try to tackle your questions one by one!

      1. We have a team of writers and editors, but we accept submissions. We don’t pay, we’re 100% independent and at this point our ad revenues just cover our server costs.  You can use the contact form (under the about tab, in the header) to pitch the editorial team.

      2. This post (the link is also in the sidebar, for future reference) will explain the points, groups, friends, our commenting policy, our mission and the forums. When you make friends, you can get more points, but mostly it’s just a way to connect with other members on the site. The editors will all probably send you a friend request, cuz that’s how we roll.

      3. It works pretty much like other WordPress blogs, we just have an extra element plugged in that lets the users create groups and forums, make friends, earn points and send private messages. (WordPress out of the box won’t do that stuff.)  You can access almost all the bonus features through either the black buddy bar at the top of the screen or the tabs on the header.

      4. We love gifs! If you upload an image, it needs to be less than 1mb, or the uploader will have a moment.

      5. We’re sorry to hear of our friends getting banned and de-starred.

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        Heather

        Ooh ooh! I have a question about contributing!
        I feel like I want to contribute but I also feel like I’m not very good at writing,do you post all contributions or just the best of the best? Are you interested in episode recaps of shows that aren’t being currently recapped by the writers and editors?

        1. Profile photo of [E] Selena MacIntosh*
          [E] Selena MacIntosh*

          We’ve given LOTS of first time writers a shot, it’s one of our favorite things to do! Some of our best people had never written for a large audience before when they started.

          We’ll totally consider recaps, but I shy away from approving the reality stuff unless the recaps are really funny.  We usually focus on shows that have strong women characters. We do both current shows and past shows, we’re more picky about which former shows we cover.

          So go for it! Use the contact form under the about tab above and I’ll get you in touch with Meghan (@rubybruiseday) who serves as our New Writer Mentor. : )

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            Heather

            Ooh! Thank you!
            I’m really into serious reality tv (like Teen Mom) because I’m super into psychology and understanding people. I’m just fascinated by people in general. So my recaps probably wouldn’t be any good for this site :) But! I’m still interested in writing something some day.

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              [E]SaraB

              If you’re not sure about a recap, you could do an overview of what you learn about psychology by watching Teen Mom. I think that would be interesting.

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        Cesy

        OH MY GOD I LOVE THE SWEDISH CHEF GIF. SAVING NOW!

        /Sorry, I have nothing of note to add, my mind is taken over by the Swedish Chef.

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      Lurkerina

      Gifs are welcomed! Especially if they have kittens, unicorns, or David Tennant.

      Here is PoM’s article that should answer most of your questions: link 

       

      There are regular writers and contributers, but they seem to encourage contributions from readers. You should ask one of the editors (they added a little [E] in front of their name so you know who they are).

      Welcome!

       

      Edit: Clicked to late; everything Selena said.

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      girlonfire

      A note to everyone:

      If I randomly friend request you it is because I recognize (or at least think I recognize) your username from Jez! Please do not be alarmed. I am not a stalker weirdo. Well, at least not a stalker.

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          girlonfire

          Aw that’s so sweet! I spent a lot of time as a lurker after I deleted my first account. Friending you now (if I can figure it out).

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    Cesy

    I should also mention I once dressed up as ‘Persephone’. It was a P themed “hop” (as we called parties at my hall of residence). I wore all black and a silver mask and proclaimed myself Queen of the Underworld and Hades’ Bride all night long.

    The moral of the story is 18 year olds doing mythology are pretentious fuckwits. But Persephone is badass.

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    Cesy

    Holy damn, I leave to go to the gym and this place blows up! Woo, I am loving it so much. I am not far off my target now, help me get on the points board!

    My Dad just rang me and said “Thanks for the worms, and the hats and sunglasses. The worms look darling in their new hat and sunglasses”. Yes, I actually sent my father real life worms, I’m a vermicomposter and he wants to start out doing it. Hopefully they all survived the trip!

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        Cesy

        Oh someone knows the way to your heart! Woo 5x!

        I’d like to thank everyone who reads my blather, you are the reason I haven’t done any work today, and it is amazing.

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    Rocky

    Is cussing allowed around here or is it frowned upon? Because I tend to drop a few F-bombs here and there but I am more than happy to edit myself if need be.

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      Kym G

      I drop them quite often and I haven’t been yelled at yet, even when they are in my articles, so I think you’re good to go. Welcome!

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        Rocky

        Good! Between having kids around at home and having professional connections on Facebook, I have to censor myself a lot so I like it when I find sites where I can just let shit fly.

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      philososaurus

      In my first post I used four different alternative spellings to “fucking.” I considered it a proud moment especially as it was unintentional.

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    ItsLikeIHaveEspnOrSomething

    Any age Paul Newman can say “hey girl” to me. That man was a fox up to the day he died.

     

    Edit: Somehow posted this in the wrong area because the page reloaded while I was typing. Whoops. Sorry.

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      Rocky

      That’s so weird because I was just thinking about SoA tonight, wondering when the new season starts. I haven’t watched any of season 4 and it’s been a while since I watched the first 3 seasons but if the spoiler function gets fixed, I will gladly engage in some SoA chat with you!

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        Descarada

        I’m catching up on Netflix.  Closing in on the end of season 2.  SO GOOD. The users on Netflix say that season 3 gets worse but I’m gonna hang with it.

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      Maus

      Theoretically you could write SPOILER ALERT at the top, and then change the color of the rest of the comment’s text to match the background. Then whoever is reading your post has to highlight that chunk of text to get at it.

      When people do that, though, I kind of get the urge to slap them with a herring.

      My best guess is it’s fine for most people so long as there’s a warning at the beginning of the post. Disclaimer: I have no authority, and I’m a lamer who is disposed to reading whole plotlines before watching anything.

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        [E] Selena MacIntosh*

        Actually, I took away the power to change the text color in comments b/c we can’t rock that look. I know there’s at least one plug-in that’ll do it. I’m off to do server stuff now, I’ll see if I can’t find it and drop it in.

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        chocolate clusters

        Hehe, I also read plotlines before I start watching shows. It is also for this reason that I watch the entire season after it’s done. Anticipation is my enemy.

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