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catvalente @ 03:14 am: Democracy in Action
9 people confirmed so far! My dreaming goal was 12-15, so I'm very, very excited about this! Please fill out this poll about some of the logistical issues that have come up. If you have any other questions or suggestions, leave a comment. And post! Anyone have ideas for design yet? Know some good html jockeys who might want to work on the site? Who do we like on American Idol? At what point should I have to do this with you?

(Also, for anyone who has already received the contract, would you please append something to the text about me not being responsible for any injury? Don't want to get sued if a freak accident occurs. Thanks. I'll fix the contract for everyone who hasn't gotten it yet.)

Poll #285930 Logistics

Would this be more fun for you if the stories linked up in a subtle way--connected, yet remaining entities in and of themselves?

Yes
12(80.0%)
No
1(6.7%)
I only care about mine. When do I get mine?
1(6.7%)

Should I let some on-the-fence people choose a henna option, stored in a different place on the eventual site?

No fair! If I'm permanently etched, everyone should have to be.
5(33.3%)
Sure, as long as it's separate, why not?
8(53.3%)
I'm not getting tattooed if I can get hennaed.
2(13.3%)

Moveable Type is the name of a certain kind of blogging software. Should I change the name? To what?



(If the henna option flies, I'm thinking they should have to go an extra mile to make up for some people having really gone the extra mile. Perhaps full torso or both legs, ornate design, something like that? Your thoughts?)



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From:sistermaryeris
Date:April 28th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
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I was wondering about the henna option. I'd do it if we can do THAT.
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
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My problem with that is that it's way easier, and people who have committed to getting something permanent might either drop out entirely or feel cheated.

I think it would have to be a special, special henna.
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From:sistermaryeris
Date:April 28th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
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Well I'd go for special special henna, I think. I love it :) But a permanent tattoo is too skeery for me.
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
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Well, I'll have to wait and see what some of the tattoo folks think. Their skin and all. If they're miffed about it, I have to respect that.
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From:sistermaryeris
Date:April 28th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
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Understandable since they are willing to commit permanently :)
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From:saansaansaan
Date:April 28th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
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I answered both yes and no to the first question, because I think it would be cool either way.

The henna idea seems like another project to me, and not nearly as nifty of one. Tattoos aren't permanent, really, anyway...nothing is. :)
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I feel the same way. But I 've been asked repeatedly so I left it up to you guys.
From:thesibylqueen
Date:April 28th, 2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm waffling about how I feel about a henna option--I *do* love mehndi (or henna 'tattoos) and I wouldn't mind setting up mehndi shop here in Boston for people...but I feel like if this is a project/experiment to change how literature is printed, viewed, and treasured, then 'publishing' it in an impermanent form seems a bit...like cheating? At the same time, an entire mehndi 'printing' project would be interesting for those same reasons. But I feel like it should be one or the other. If more would prefer mehndi, perhaps make this a mehndi project (but I would still get a CMV tattoo now that the idea has been planted).

RE: name changes--

Typographic and Printing Terms (to inspire?)
http://work.colum.edu/~matma/letterpress/glossaryfolder/

From:thesibylqueen
Date:April 28th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC)
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and I wouldn't mind setting up mehndi shop here in Boston for people... What I mean is, I wouldn't mind henna-ing your stories onto people who are in the area, if they wanted...

As an addendum, if I get a new job soon, and its a relaxed place, I will henna something of yours for temporary tattooed eyes. :)
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
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YAY!!

I'll put the photo up on the website! That would be so amazing. I'm going to have a section for art based on the novels...
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
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I feel the same way. Perhaps we can run it in cycles, alternating, like a quarterly journal.
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From:catvalente
Date:April 28th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I can do less if you want less, I suppose.
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From:muttonbird
Date:April 29th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
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I found this link while seaching for inspiration for a name.

http://freespace.virgin.net/grant.bucknell/chialee.htm

Calligraphy rather than tattoo related, but it has nice pictures, and an interesting quote. Does that spark anything?
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From:notcomingdown
Date:April 29th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I suck. I didn't recognize your email address, and deleted it because I've been getting a lot of scary things in my email lately...please please please take some more of your precious time and email me the information again? I would really appreciate it. =]
~Mattie
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From:catvalente
Date:April 29th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
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What's your email again?
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From:notcomingdown
Date:April 30th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
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My email is brokenangel@otakumail.com. Thank you so much!
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From:bluerosesgirl
Date:April 30th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)

a necessary trivium:

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"Moveable Type" is also the name of the Hatfield Library newsletter.

I've been reading via shared journalers burkean and whatifoundthere; finally I add you and here is this project! this dead sexy idea. I'll be honored to participate. You'll be my first tattoo.

-Rachel
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From:catvalente
Date:April 30th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)

Re: a necessary trivium:

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Marvelous! You make 12--a magic number if there ever was one.

Yes, I think I shall have to change the name. And I thought I was so clever.

Send me your email address and I will send you the contract.
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From:smoken_mirrors
Date:May 1st, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
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I'd be interested in taking part in this project - I'm always a bit amazed at the creativity of some people.
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From:catvalente
Date:May 1st, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Lob me your email and I 'll send you the contract! Thanks for your interest!
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From:smoken_mirrors
Date:May 3rd, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
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Okay, I emailed to the address listed on your user info page.
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From:comradecharlie
Date:May 3rd, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
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I'd been tossing the idea of a different name for the project around in my head and came up with the corniest idea: Living Pages (or alternatively Live Pages. ;)
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From:catvalente
Date:May 3rd, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Interesting...maybe a twist on that...I still have to look at the print terms someone posted...
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From:fireriven
Date:May 3rd, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
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For the people who do participate fully, I would be interested in knowing how much each tattoo costs to have done.
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From:superdus
Date:May 24th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC)
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The idea of writing on skin is certainly a very exciting and powerful one for me, but I would shy away from getting permanently tattooed. My ideal medium would be permanent magic marker all over my body (excluding my face, which could be done in eyeliner).
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From:aftertorless
Date:September 24th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh my; just now doing some exploration throughout the LiveJournal communities, and I stumble across this amazing pet project of yours! I hope that the five-month-old date of the last entry doesn't mean the project is now a dead project; I would be honored to participate, oh fellow lover of Sei Shonagon. ;-)
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