kaberett: a patch of sunlight on the carpet, shaped like a slightly wonky heart (light hearted)
[personal profile] kaberett
My mother and my father do not have their own monikers; nor does my middle brother. My baby brother - all six-foot and twenty-something of him - is sometimes referred to as The Shetland Pony, because he does a fantastic job of glaring through his fringe as of a Shetland through its forelock.

Mama and Papa (Grossmutti and Grosspapa) are my maternal grandparents. Mama died in the autumn of my third year at university; it was in the events around her funeral that I became an adult member of the clan (my maternal family) and started calling them Mama and Papa.

My mother's younger sister is Problematic Fave Aunt, and her offspring get referred to as my smallcousins: largest smallcousin, medium smallcousin and smallest smallcousin. They wish it to be noted that they are not, in fact, small: largest smallcousin is at time of writing in her third year at university, medium smallcousin is doing an art foundation course during her gap year, and smallest smallcousin is working toward his A-levels. All of them are taller than me.

(I have lots of other family members; those most likely to be mentioned here without other qualifiers are My Other Grandparents, i.e. my paternal grandparents. Very infrequent appearances are also made by Grausi, my maternal great-grandmother.)

I have been dating my useless ex for somewhere over a decade, provided you ignore the five years in the middle when we weren't on speaking terms (during which time I learned to code and he learned to feminism; we get on much better these days). I have ruefully determined that he is my archetype of Who To Date: floppy-haired vague cis-boy programmer, with background in BSL, LARP, St John's Ambulance, etc. Very occasionally still referred to as my swain.

facesfriend, A, or [personal profile] me_and hit on me via the medium of terrible geology t-shirts, and we subsequently accidentally a serious.

P-the-ethical (also referred to as Pedro, P, P-the-no-longer-unethical-to-date, P-the-no-longer-unethical, and previously as P-the-unethical-to-date; "P-the-ethical" is funny because it makes him sound like a paladin) I have known since early 2009. We spent most of that time alternating which of us was in a miserable monogamous relationship, with occasional intense brief visits during which we played a lot of Scrabble, cooked a lot of food, swapped a lot of poetry and made much of music. He's an academic in pure mathematics, a French horn player, and I pounced on him across a dinner table because he used the word "heteronormativity" in casual conversation.

Hel is my creepy evil twin. We met in late 2007 in [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes' heyday, and are alternate-universe versions of each other. We are both the creepy evil one.

My Internet Girlfriend (Julia, [personal profile] jedusaur/[livejournal.com profile] jedusor) is another person I picked up in [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes (in fact before Hel). We did a lot of growing up together; there've been times when "Internet Girlfriend" is more serious and times when it's been less, which works out pretty well for us.

Awesome ex-housemate C put up with living with me for three years. They're a biochemist and a stage magician and a librarian, and are simultaneously the best juggler I know and the person highest up the breaking-my-crockery league table.

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Date: 2015-01-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Love this. Had most of them figured out, though hadn't realised that the smallcousins were quite so not-small. And it finally explains 'the Shetland Pony'.

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Date: 2015-01-08 07:00 pm (UTC)
we: (Kerry - Bouquet)
From: [personal profile] we
I think we've learnt most the nicknames, but thanks for the clarifications!


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Date: 2015-01-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
jedusaur: Grace Jeanette from My Chemical Romance's "Na Na Na" video, laughing in the sun, with the text "SQUEEMO". (squeemo)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
Aw, Internet Girlfriend doesn't get an entry in the lexicon? :P I suppose I don't show up much in everyday-life posts, though.

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Date: 2015-01-09 01:29 am (UTC)
jedusaur: Stephen Fry as Jeeves with his hands held to his face. (jeeves facepalming)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
I tease! I really don't deserve a spot on your key-peeps list when I can't even keep up e-mail correspondence much less bother with Skype. But for future reference I'm not too anal about separating internet identities; I try to keep my last name and my hockey Twitter away from the explicit pr0n, but that's about it.

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Date: 2015-01-09 03:57 am (UTC)
jedusaur: (glow cloud)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur

(er, it occurs to me that I should've checked with you before sending Robert your way earlier? I know you're cool with answering questions about gender things in this space, but I just realized that may not apply to random straight white cis guys you don't know.)
Edited Date: 2015-01-09 03:57 am (UTC)

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Date: 2015-01-09 04:01 am (UTC)
jedusaur: Grace Jeanette from My Chemical Romance's "Na Na Na" video, laughing in the sun, with the text "SQUEEMO". (squeemo)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
BTW, you may not ~know~ better jugglers than your ex-housemate, but you almost certainly have met them; I don't remember exactly who all attended my birthday party at Richard's, but it was likely teeming with pro jugglers. :P

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Date: 2015-01-09 05:44 am (UTC)
jedusaur: A hockey stick with the paddle wrapped in rainbow-colored tape next to a puck, lying just above the blue line on a rink. (you can play)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
Pro jugglers, not pro magicians. Like, these guys. My mother was very involved with running juggling festivals for a good chunk of my childhood--I hang out with some ludicrously talented people when I visit the Bay Area. (Not that stage magic is less of a talent by any means, but it's a different one. I don't know of anyone who identifies primarily as a magician medaling at IJA.)

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Date: 2015-01-09 06:35 am (UTC)
inoru_no_hoshi: The most ridiculous chandelier ever: shaped like a penis. Text: Sparklepeen. (Default)
From: [personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
...simultaneously the best juggler I know and the person highest up the breaking-my-crockery league table.

Is this corelation, or is the former the direct cause of the latter? *G*

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Date: 2015-01-09 10:40 am (UTC)
jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jack
Thank you, that's actually helpful :)

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Date: 2015-01-09 07:17 pm (UTC)
hairyears: The ridiculouslly-disorganised and multicoloured hair disaster of the Milkweed Tussock moth: small, hairy, and venomous (Milkweed Tussock Moth)
From: [personal profile] hairyears
Thank you for the clarification; and for the omgfuscation.


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