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one reason the entries in this space can be so free is that i have chosen to be truthful behind the easy barricade of this persona. identifying information has been stripped away, so that i can be as forthcoming as possible. it doesn't help, then, when i receive communications seeking to break through the fourth wall.

if i wanted to communicate other than through this space, i'd do so. intimations, attempts to flush me out and other methods of attempted control only affirm for me the growing suspicion that men can't let well enough alone.

although you're with me on this journey and i enjoy having you, i am fully capable of ending this journal.

enjoy my adventures. that's all.

Date: 2006-08-23 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilelana.livejournal.com
I understand where you're coming from on this. My journal's a similar situation although foolishly I've put in more information than I should have, mostly because I've developed a lot of trust for some of my LJ friends.

But someone actively attempting to break through your privacy, that's just rude.

Date: 2006-08-23 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
yeah, it is rude, even when it's unintentional.

i love the fact that your honesty in your journal and mine here has allowed us to become friends. i have to remember not to lose sight of that in all the rest of it.

Date: 2006-08-24 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilelana.livejournal.com
I'd possibly be inclined to be a little more forgiving if it was unintentional.

The friends due to honesty has been an unexpected but very welcome experience. It's kind of ironic that the complete lack of identifying information means we can be utterly and completely honest and make closer friends that otherwise.

Keep well, mate.

Date: 2006-08-24 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
thanks, man.

i love being able to be completely open in this space, and that's why it pisses me off to have to close it off to the public.

i should clarify what i said: i should have used the phrase "not malicious" instead of unintentional. the most recent example was not malicious—self-promoting on his part, yes—but it wasn't meant in a mean way. nonetheless... .

Date: 2006-08-23 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] risingtofall.livejournal.com
I'm seeing more and more entries like this lately. I guess with all the people out there who hold nothing back in terms of personal info, pictures, etc. that people are getting bigger balls to try to tear down the walls of the ones who want to keep that privacy. Looking at my journal from when I was private and wrote more about raw emotions rather than the situations that drove them, compared to my journal now where the people in my everyday life have access to see it, its like reading two completely different peoples journals.

But don't let one bad apple ruin it for the rest of us!

Date: 2006-08-23 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
thanks, man.
i constructed this space to have the freedom to write what i write, and so that others could enjoy it. unfortunately, men are not content, often, to leave well enough alone. people send mail or drop little hints, and it really pisses me off. it's like they can't respect my wishes and parameters and want to push my envelope. funny thing is, the ones who do it haven't the 'nads to do anything remotely similar (of course it may be that they don't have any material (sorry, just one bitchy comment!).

if i break this down and pop up somewhere else, i'll be sure to take you with me!

Date: 2006-08-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orlandoman.livejournal.com
I'm totally with you here. I certainly value the importance of privacy (as you can tell by how I keep an LJ and how I choose to post on others', such as yours). Hence, I will respect your own to the utmost while, as you said, I and privileged others "enjoy your adventures" as you see fit to write them-- and nothing more. It's too bad when you receive posts from those who can't leave well enough alone and try to "break through the fourth wall." As Risingtofall has just posted above, please don't let one (or two, for that matter) bad apple ruin it for the rest of us!

Date: 2006-08-23 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
thank you.
my reticence gives me freedom. alas, people who think they know something chatter too much. it has already caused many public messages to go friends-only, and some posts to disappear altogether.

Date: 2006-08-23 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leafshimmer.livejournal.com
Someone's not playing nice? Slap the bitch with your big fat hard-on!

...no, WAIT, that's probably just what they want !!!...

Date: 2006-08-23 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
i was driven to make most posts friends-only because i was receiving intimations a little too close to home and a little too much in the stream of gay men everywhere who believe knowledge is power.

i like to appear in this space only. bleed-over elsewhere is neither wanted nor advisable.

Date: 2006-08-23 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soruoktra.livejournal.com
i keep multiple journals. this one is my sex journal, so there's no personal identifying info in it. when i get requests for more info, i just say no.

Date: 2006-08-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marcus-quimby.livejournal.com
as do i. unfortunately, there are folks who think they know something and yap about it, causing me to wonder if they've lost their minds.

marcus may have to die and be reborn elsewhere.

Date: 2006-08-25 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furmuslbulk.livejournal.com
just an FYI: I know several people, myself included, who know the true identity of this writer. Of course it doesn't make me enjoy it any less.

Write on!
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