I can't help it and I can't contain it...I can't stand LOLspeak. I can't even be convinced when it is accompanied by pictures of little furry things. It goes against all my instincts and educational indoctrination for correct spelling and grammar amongst adults.
I am secretly pleased to be such a grumpy old bat at the age of 30 as to not to be swayed by the humour or cuteness of such things (but then I am generally immune to cute animal pictures). Instead I just seethe gently when people use it, particularly outside of actual I Can Haz Cheezburger images.
It doesn't help that LOLspeak is interbreeding with Textspeak to create a vowel-less grammatically sloppy world that it pains me to live in. LOLspeak makes me want to reach for a pencil and paper and write things out in longhand in my best handwriting neatly between the lines for all eternity.
Yep, I am one LOLcat away from shouting 'Get off my lawn" at passers-by on the internet.
I started this blog as a way to talk to myself as I worked my way toward rebuilding my life after experiencing two rapes. Then other people started reading it too and I realised talking about myself wasn't enough and expanded it to having an opinion on everything, especially women and sexual violence. I want this to be a safe welcoming space so please assume all posts need a trigger warning for rape, PTSD, general trauma related crappiness and bad jokes. I'm thrilled anyone reads it and want everyone to feel welcome, including men who may have been victims. I talk about rape from a woman's perspective as that's my own experience, but don't want to exclude anyone who doesn't feel their experience is the same. Feel free to browse or make comments. These are moderated so any apologist crap hits the bin, but not to boost my ego. Anonymous comments or pseudonyms are fine by me since I only blog anonymously myself. Thanks for reading. I do reward you with the odd lighthearted post as well...