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Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in creative_praise's LiveJournal:

Friday, January 13th, 2006
6:08 pm
I always enjoy talking to thirdworld. He's from a place I probably will never get to visit but always wanted to go to (Africa) but that's not what makes him so enjoyable to be with. His good humor, no matter what life throws at him, plus his wide-eyed wonder and joy about science fiction fandom talking with him a great experience. I also appreciate all the hard work he does in running conventions. When my husband died, he had very nice and comforting things to say.

It's a special day for him. Since I don't have a present for him, I thought I'd give him the praise he's due.
Thursday, January 5th, 2006
6:56 pm
Zarq makes me think, laugh

zarq has an LJ that gives me lots to think about, and he never fails to give me more water cooler fodder than I know what to do with. Further, his personal asides are always short, but filled to the brim with content that engages. In other words, he makes me care about what happens to him without writing a long-form autobiography about his travails and triumphs. No whining, even when he's beat. No gloating, even when he's on top of the world. Also, I like him because I'm not sure he knows I'm older than him. ;-)

rockgeisha is on the other end of the spectrum. Pretty much everything she writes is personal, but if you dig back far enough and learn who she's talking about and why, you're in for a heckuva ride. It's not all hair products and "mean girl" stuff for this young woman: backstage going-on at rock concerts, interesting friends, connections, insights...it's not exactly weighty stuff all the time, but it's intersting, fresh and energetic. And funny. Read and feel young.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
3:01 am
Thank you
I would like to thank a variety of people, all for the same reason.

In no particular order, matociquala, sosotris2012, mrissa, misia, [Bad username: queenofthe skies], jhetley, rachelmanija, sartorias, scottlynch, truepenny, blackholly, and cmpriest.

Thank you for writing about your writing, especially about your process and the realities of the writing life. Intermingled with writing about your personal lives, you give an excellent and well-rounded picture of what it means to be a writer -- the work, the disappointments, the joys, the life. And you do it in such a way that you inspire rather than intimidate.

You've helped me in innumerable ways, as I've no doubt you've helped innumerable other writers.
Monday, January 2nd, 2006
2:04 pm
I've never met lysana, but I want to. I've known her as a newsgroup poster and zine writer for 10 years or so, and she was one of the main reasons I joined lj. She is intelligent, witty, and sane in all the nonboring ways. I'll bet she speaks computer languages as well as she does human languages, and if I were a rich corporation in the Bay Area, I'd hire her immediately. And she came up with the idea for this community, so she gets the first post.
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