A short post about commenting on my blog. I'll sticky it at the top of my blog.
1) It may or may not take me a very long time to sift through and approve comments. I'm talking anywhere from hours to MONTHS. This is a spoon-heavy thing for me.
2) One rule: MY BLOG; MY DECISIONS. I will simply delete/not publish offensive comments. I might do whatever I like to truly horrific comments (this includes posting them completely edited). Simple stuff applies, like: keep your disablism and any other bad -isms off my blog; no personal attacks (and I don't mean just personal attacks on me); don't take your fights with others onto my turf; if I discover you bully/stalk/harrass/etc other people, no comment of yours will ever make it to publication here.
I think the title of this blog explains it all, but just in case:
This blog has no set topic. I will blog about anything that happens to catch my fancy. However, it is very likely that those topics that I have a long-term interest in will appear on this blog (far) more often than other topics.
So, as a real start to this blog, a poem that I like by E. A. Poe:
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were---I have not seen
As others saw---I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I loved alone.
Then---in my childhood---in the dawn
Of a most stormy life---was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold---
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by---
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.
- E. A. Poe