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Up Front: Fairy-Tale Autopsies

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  • Danielle,

    Danyl, it's my normal Twitter ID. It's also my email address - I've been "dimsie" online since the 90s. I named myself after a series of girls' boarding school stories I collect. So once again, it's Not About You. (Well, that particular tweet was, obviously. Heh. Every now and then when you do your "I'm the only one with common sense!" thing on PAS I say something along the lines of "shut up, Danyl" on Twitter because I don't want to be that blunt here. Our famed self-regulation and all that. Maybe I should just say it here instead. :) )

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Oh Jackie, that doesn't worry me. My tweets aren't protected, so I'm fine with him being told that I'm occasionally bitching about him in another "room", so to speak. Our version of gossip, I suppose.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I'm chuffed :-)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Danielle,

    I just hate that sort of thing, intensely. When I bitch, I want it to be private. What's the fun of talking about someone, if they know????

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    you're clearly not one of them Mean Girls then

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Danyl Mclauchlan,

    I assume, but really who the fuck knows, named after my blog

    I can very definitely assure you that it isn't. Your assuming that it is is something people can draw their own conclusions from.

    BETRAYAL

    But not that, I really don't think. Danielle's tweets are public, or Danyl wouldn't be able to read them. It's not like passing on a confidence.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    Oh, I'm mean alright.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I totally agree, not a "betrayal" at all. As I just said on, um, Twitter: "I think you should know what someone is saying about you!" is time-honoured-ly busybody, though! Charmingly retro, almost.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    BETRAYAL

    What, I can't leave you guys alone for five days?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I don't have an open feed I guess, so if anyone did that to me, I'd spit tacks. I take my gossiping very seriously.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    You see what happens? Are you satisfied?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Danyl Mclauchlan,

    I guess I am easy to fuck with, if you set up a twitter feed which is - I assume, but really who the fuck knows, named after my blog - and post oblique messages about me on it, and if by 'fuck with' you mean bemuse me by how much of your emotional energy you spend on me even though I'm a random stranger on the internet.

    Seriously, the idea that Dimsie derives from Dim Post is one of your funniest lines ever, Danyl. And I'm still unsure how a side comment on Twitter qualifies as worse than your calling out a PAS commenter and branding him an idiot on your blog instead of taking issue with him directly here. But perhaps it's just me.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Danyl Mclauchlan,

    FWIW Danielle’s been using the “dimsie” handle for a long time. I seriously doubt it’s a reference to dimpost.

    ..& as for trolling or what-have-you, I think an offhand comment on a twitter feed oughtn’t be taken too seriously. I’ve said far worse things about my clients on facebook.

    ETA: ah, whiplash post courtesy of Gio

    ETA: I think I missed reading an entire page of responses before posting. SHAME

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to James Butler,

    Also I once wrote off a car belonging to a “Damian Christie”, but we can keep that quiet, can’t we.

    Don't worry, everyone's done that. It's part of his charm

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1701 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Wow! Great I dont have twitter! I find it difficult enough to keep up with the web sites I enjoy, let alone keep up with (the very germaine important but - we'll all admit-sooo temporary shit) wittery- best, all who use it. Me - not ever.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    FWIW Danielle’s been using the “dimsie” handle for a long time.

    Maybe she's like the Highlander. You know how Sean Connery's character already had a Spanish name on his home planet? That sort of thing.

    ETA: Or maybe she inceptioned Danyl. 'We planted a simple idea: you shall call your blog The Dim Post.'

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Maybe she's like the Highlander. You know how Sean Connery's character already had a Spanish name on his home planet?

    Spanish? He was Egyptian in Highlander, right?

    I find it difficult enough to keep up with the web sites I enjoy, let alone..

    I'm on twitter and I honestly don't understand how people do it. Granted, I don't have a smart phone. I think it's basically like an ongoing punctuated conference call, 24/7.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    He was Egyptian in Highlander, right?

    He was a Spaniard by the name of Ramirez by the time whatshisface met him. But I should stress these are memories harking back a quarter of a century.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    an ongoing punctuated conference call, 24/7

    excellent

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    LUCKY FOR US, there's a wikipedia post dedicated entirely to his character

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 522 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Hey, you're blowing my cover. It's now becoming all too clear that my constant, mind-numbing stream of 95% mommytweets (sorry, followers) is all camouflage for a Nefarious Highlander/Inception Plan to bend Danyl to my will.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    LUCKY FOR US, there's a wikipedia post dedicated entirely to his character

    I fell asleep and bumped my head halfway through that.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    So once again, it’s Not About You.

    Reading through the rest of your twitter feed it does seem to be about me, at least more so than it should be for someone who plays such a minor role in your life. But knock yourself out, I guess. Ditto for this thread, which Emma insists is totally not about me, but is an expanded version of a comment she made a few days ago which is . . . about me. It all seems pretty childish. (That's me 'flouncing off' by the way'.)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 894 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Danyl Mclauchlan,

    That's me 'flouncing off' by the way'.

    And before you had time to illustrate how your blog post indiscretion differed from Danielle's tweet indiscretion, or how exactly it did not constitute you expending too much emotional energy on Caleb d'Anvers. Such a shame!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Oh for goodness' sake, Danyl, what utter tosh. Before tonight's silliness kicked off I've probably mentioned you off my own bat about... four times in 4000 tweets, over however many years?

    (I'm terrible at both maths and feed-searching, so if anyone would like to do the search, and then break down the statistics for Danyl, we can get to the bottom of how Terribly Significant he is once and for all.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

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