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...and I can do anything! - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
...and I can do anything!
I arrived late to my meeting with my special friend yesterday. I was late enough that I found I was muttering to myself in the elevator on the way up. I don’t like to rush. I especially don’t like to rush when circumstances are beyond my control. The T had been late and it was crowded to capacity.

I don’t much like the crush of people either.

I hurried into her office, catching a glance at the clock. Ten minutes. Time to come up with an explanation that will satisfy her enough to avoid the question, "Is there a reason why you don’t want to be here?" I walk in, smile, and say simply, "Sorry, my train was late, slow, and full."

Her light went out.

Now, the light is one of those halogen floor lamps, and I’ve never actually seen one burn out. The next thing out of my mouth was formed by surprise and amusement. "I don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen before."

E... went to the lamp and seemed puzzled. She cranked the switch a few times. Off. On. Off. On. "That’s odd. I just changed the bulb, too." She paused, smiled. "Say that again."

"What? My train was late, slow and full?"

Off. On. Off. On. "No, that didn’t work. I don’t know how you did that, but it seems like its gone." She laughed. I really like it when she laughs.

"Gee, E..., I’m really sorry I broke your light."

She laughed some more as she walked across the room and took her habitual seat. "It’s funny that you’re so willing to take responsibility for it."

"Are you kidding?" I’m laughing now, too. "I get to lay claim to a super power. I can go home."

Current Mood: Electric
Current Music: R.E.M., "Superman (The Clique)"

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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: October 4th, 2002 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
You're like "The Clapper," because you control the lights.
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: October 4th, 2002 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a good name, but what sort of superhero uniform would The Clapper wear?

-ia.
komos From: komos Date: October 4th, 2002 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably bright white, plastic armor, complete with The Clapper written in bold script down the left side of the chest.

I could rush in to battle evil with my battle cry: "Clap On!"
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komos From: komos Date: October 4th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, you crazy paid account people...

What does that mean, exactly?
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komos From: komos Date: October 4th, 2002 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

Cool.

I didn't even put lesbian ice cream in my list. ;)
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: October 4th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

It means you have the highest "magic rating" on her list, which is calculated by total number of interests, but uncommon ones are given higher weight. She's 150th on your list.
c_m_i is number 8 on your list as well.
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: October 4th, 2002 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

It's the 'three hams' and 'ninjas that explode' interests that do it, I think.

-ia.
komos From: komos Date: October 4th, 2002 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

"Ninjas that explode" was just too funny not to include.

I found myself blanking on the Three Hams tune today... Help me!
komos From: komos Date: October 4th, 2002 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

Since you're able to check my list, who's sitting at the top?
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: October 4th, 2002 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, you crazy paid account people...

Here's your list in bare bones form. The number is your 'match index number' or whatever.

1 rebequa 29.272
2 spacemunkee 27.744
3 luminosity 27.554
4 serizawa3000 25.850
5 01flux 25.390
6 morlly 25.334
7 pixelpusher 23.731
8 eye_abstains 23.723
9 davethebrave 23.190
10 quest 23.071
11 majorweather 22.751
12 randall 22.682
13 galahad 22.679
14 speaker4thedead 22.629
15 carley 22.388
16 eumenide 22.126
17 verbminx 22.069
18 amberskye 21.347
19 anne 20.963
20 grendel 20.958
21 antipreppiegyrl 20.835
22 rjsurf 20.756
23 sunusku 20.625
24 acidmoon 20.595
25 fool_in_spirit 20.180
26 alleypat 19.722
27 nyx 19.344
28 wibbble 19.238
29 brainz 19.192
30 macha 19.066
31 whorlpool 18.991
32 xanthine 18.968
33 bombshells 18.721
34 diaryofahobbit 18.688
35 tinjuko 18.558
36 m00n 18.545
37 wtobiasjr 18.297
38 bedlammessiah 18.188
39 eggplantia5 18.007
40 fallenautumn 17.952
41 hater 17.950
42 anahata 17.922
43 flwyd 17.888
44 paulcurtis 17.818
45 rosaferreum 17.567
46 in2oblivion 17.512
47 isis 17.479
48 creaturekind 17.304
49 pundit 17.291
50 pearlsgurl 17.123
51 chicken_hunter 17.024
52 tiddlywinks 16.992
53 woitiki 16.914
54 gnat 16.871
55 rare 16.848
56 michaellee 16.721
57 magicwoman 16.717
58 electricsoup 16.704
59 ldy 16.668
60 zoidberg 16.576
61 reive 16.451
62 nocona 16.397
63 playgirl 16.378
64 riffraff 16.352
65 fuschia 16.231
66 kevininatutu 16.160
67 yahozna 15.992
68 verbl 15.986
69 ogonzoo 15.779
70 ntropy 15.762
71 iluminationgone 15.674
72 seijikat 15.570
73 chelle 15.561
74 gaslamptramp 15.550
75 andragon 15.546
76 foxysquid 15.504
77 baphometmoon 15.495
78 kunderafan2000 15.494
79 endgame 15.404
80 eris 15.391
81 zoloft 15.314
82 brightwyrm 15.305
83 fariewing 15.253
84 alove 15.225
85 multifacetsflux 15.218
86 jamie 15.201
87 paris 15.179
88 clarissa 15.176
89 dalibor 15.091
90 overstim 14.978
91 ladybast 14.961
92 artificial_lily 14.959
93 carpathia821 14.918
94 vital 14.903
95 cmorrigu 14.894
96 sunshine10169 14.883
97 littlegirl 14.812
98 apocalypselater 14.790
99 deadgirl 14.782
100 hallie 14.774
101 vaguelyweird 14.744
102 epiphany 14.679
103 bathory 14.676
104 epicurean 14.630
105 quasij 14.626
106 vettybird 14.587
107 kiersten 14.544
108 ladytetsu 14.527
109 vintagemod 14.516
110 cremlian 14.503
111 tenaciouse 14.487
112 museumfreak 14.425
113 aighmeigh 14.404
114 lizbit712 14.391
115 quasilaur 14.365
116 enzeru 14.324
117 antipeople 14.241
118 unstrung 14.223
119 estokes 14.218
120 grizzly 14.193
121 bene 14.189
122 verdandi 14.145
123 antimatter 14.119
124 cider 14.032
125 animosus 14.010
126 jacqui 13.996
127 hork 13.956
128 cherriebomb 13.956
129 posthuman 13.878
130 insomnia 13.852
131 nomi 13.835
132 wageslave 13.796
133 amused37 13.766
134 pam 13.754
135 essence 13.649
136 artless 13.647
137 ilythia 13.631
138 quaesta 13.618
139 cornelious 13.607
140 blackwynde 13.594
141 sweetprince 13.557
142 aesalon 13.550
143 deus_x 13.527
144 heliopolis 13.525
145 raveen 13.502
146 oceanofclovers 13.479
147 sorchawench 13.475
148 fluffydoombunny 13.433
149 satoreye 13.398
150 ms_ntropy 13.352

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Each matching user gets computed a magic index, which is a weighting of two factors: the raw number of like interests, and some extra points for sharing uncommon interests.

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