Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I Meet My Guide

My first meeting with the girl who was to guide me through the catacombs took place on the morning of July 15th. I met her at a café in the Latin Quarter, one of the oldest and bloodiest parts of the city. For hundreds of years, foreign students from the nearby universities and the native people of Paris staged gruesome and deadly battles in the warren of little streets just off the river. (Many over nothing more than the cost of wine.)

It was ten o’clock on a Saturday, and other than our waiter, it seemed as if we were the only people awake in town. Bastille Day celebrations had ended just hours earlier, and most Parisians were still sleeping off the effects. It was the perfect time to plan our expedition.

Though she’s only a year or two older than I am, Claire has been visiting the catacombs for more than a decade. But she only gives tours to those who come with a personal recommendation. Kiki Strike has seen the tunnels with Claire. So have several macho movie stars, one of whom didn’t like the idea of being guided by a girl. He took off on his own and was discovered twelve hours later, huddled in a corner crying softly to himself.

Claire said she had met members of the Perforating Mexicans while exploring the catacombs. She’d considered joining the club herself, until she found that their taste in movies didn’t suit her. She agreed to take me to see their underground cinema. (The one the police have yet to discover.) But there are far more interesting things in the catacombs, she assured me, than film clubs. Not only are there bunkers and crypts and rooms made entirely of chalk, but her grandfather had always sworn that there were passages under Paris that not even the most intrepid explorers had discovered—tunnels dug by the Nazis during the war. He had spent his entire life searching, and died before he could find them.

106 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when are you heading in? and what are you hoping to find?

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the new background on the site...awesome




*A*

11:44 AM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

I just found a link that may interest you:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061016/ap_on_fe_st/mystery_room;_ylt=AswsPR8NbsD1FdMd4_h1v3IuQE4F;_ylu=X3oDMTA4cmUwbnA1BHNlYwMxNzAy
I hope it helps. Also, the new template is pretty cool. So... what ARE you trying to find? good luck, anyhoo.
suerte,
Cosima

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey? whatz up, its been months! itz november 12th! where have you been?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

That's like, really cool. I hope you find what you're looking for (whatever that just happens to be... of course).

12:15 AM  
Blogger theatre said...

you've inspired me! i went and made my own blog at:
blackandredroses.blogspot

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

You guys- read the bio. I think she's missing. Which is why she hasn't posted for like ever. http://www.teenreads.com/authors/au-miller-kirsten.asp

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ananka--

i absolutely love your story. i look up to you for your bravery and curiosity. though i've only met you and kiki (love her too) i'm sure i'll admire all the other characters as well.

good luck,
a shadow city resident

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm w/ alexxis, i've been to teenreads.com looking for any type of pic i could find of ms. miller but came up short. i googled her and found a great interview on youtube though. and who is this "resident of the shadow city"?
strike (my accounts down)

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really hope she'll come back soon, i loved her book and have just finished reading all the previous posts.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous alexxis said...

i dont know what could have happened to her though. I mean really... didn't she write all those things about how to foil a kidnapping and kick butt?... Surely she wasn't kidnapped... but what other explanation is there?

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who would want to kidnap her though?

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

That's my question... I mean shouldn't she be able to foil a kidnapping and like kick butt if she did end up getting kidnapped any way?

9:31 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

This is interesting. Also, that's a very interesting idea about her being kidnapped; two possiblities: Too many people, was overwhelmed. Other: What if she did it on purpose? for some reason of her own? Think about it! What if she kidnapped herself?

4:14 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

I google imaged "Kirsten Miller" (results here) and found, on the first page, two pics that seem to be of the same person: this one and this one. But they still could be fakes; what if Mrs. Miller doesn't even exist? It could be someone posing to draw atention away from the Irregulars by masking it as a kid's book. Will someone please tell me that idea isn't ridiculous. I don't think I'd be able to stand it if she was just a normal person. Rather like Ananka with Kiki in the first bit of the book, as a matter of fact.

4:24 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

...if Mrs. Miller read that last comment of mine (and it wasn't true) I'll bet she'd get a laugh out of it.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

Oh wow that link is interesting.. And I think your idea might be possible about someone posing as her. And maybe she did kidnap herself for that exact reason! So people would be less able to track her down, and possibly find out who she is and if the Irregulars really are real. Times like this I wish I lived across the country in New York (it would be a lot easier there than here in california.)

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really shouldn't give out personal info out on the web.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw that interview on youtube too, she had short blond hair so that cuts out the first pic...

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really miss her i wish she'd come back. i finally found something interesting to read and it's disapointing to think maybe she just quit blogging to work on her second book. i mean its not like we have any evidence to suport the kidnapping theory and kidnapping herself seems alittle meldramatic to me

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am i the only one who thinks it's weird that more then 800 people have seen this site or at least read the profile page?

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

Nobody has seen her for months. Did you read the bio on teenreads? I'm pretty sure shes not just working on her second book.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybes shes busy researching

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

atleast one person would know where she was if she was researching. Most likely more considering shes a FAMOUS AUTHOR. It's been 3 months since she last posted, too. She would have written on here if she was gonna quit posting to work on the book.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot new background. i like it

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

OMG I love the way the site looks now.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous ppp said...

why do you think it's weir that 800 people as seen this page

7:05 PM  
Anonymous ppp said...

Oh my gosh,
i'm so e-mailing you lili stroke i want to be an irregular very badly and you are going to get me in there i'm so your girl...

7:07 PM  
Anonymous LILI STROKE said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous lili stroke said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous LILI STROKE said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

why do you need all the info though? and how do i know i can trust you?

10:22 PM  
Anonymous alexxis said...

Lili, if you have to know all the info about us, lets know yours. What's your name, or nickname, age, and why do you want to be an irregular?

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

I'm younger than you are. I think you'd get annoyed by me or something. and why do you think it would be dangerous if people actually knew you existed? I read that other comment you posted with a full name, by the way. I'll send you an email, but I'm making up the name. And I'm not telling you my age, because for all I know, you could be my next door neighbor.

3:57 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

I agree with alexxis. I won't tell you the age, but I must say, I'm interested, and does anyone know how to set up a forum? since that's what we're using this as.

~Cat

5:36 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

All right people I have an Idea. Also a Question. Well, two Questions. Here they go:

-Idea:
Anyone interested in this gets a Blogger account (preferably Beta). Thing is you can do a blog that has team members so we could do that. People who don't want to do an account can leave comments. We could also do a "mailing list" type thing - if people want to recive the posts as we post them. Just an idea.

-Questions #1, @ Lili Stroke:
Is it a coincidece that your name/nickname/psuedonym sounds a lot like Kiki Strike, albeit with a few letters changed? Also, what with you doing anon comments, we can't know if its one person the first time then another then another; so how can we tell? I want to hear some information before I do something I'll regret.

-Question #2, @ the people who call themselves "anonymous":
Please, please, please, just click on "other" and give yourself a name, even if its only "person1" or something like that. I don't know if anyone else has found this frusturating, but I'm trying to follow the thread of this, if you will, and I have to guess at who's who, so if its not too much trouble I'd really appreciate it and I bet anyone else trying to follow the discussion would too, though I can't speak for them.

I really hope you people will think about these points.


~Cat

7:18 PM  
Anonymous CosimaCat said...

People, this blog is now unlisted on her profile, has anyone noticed? I wonder what that means...

~Cat (my account's throwing a wobbly)

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

What do you mean by unlisted? And I totally agree with you. I don't know why Lili has a nick name of "Lili Stroke" because that is easily changed to "Kiki Strike" and in the end of the book Kiki is 14 years old, so... Though I already sent an email... I get really curious.
And about the anonymus thing, I get what you mean. There are some anonymus people that I agree with and some I don't but I don't know which one is which..

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

Have you noticed that we have commented more times on here than she has made posts to comment on? What a wonder 3+ months of notposting can do...

11:17 PM  
Anonymous bookworm1 said...

i totally don't trust"lili" she sounds too desperate for our emails for no reason - don't give them to her!!!!! maybe i'm just paranoyed but hey if you haven't met her whos to say she isn't going to use your account info to blackmail you. if you want to be an irregular maybe you should wait for Kiki to pick you

9:29 AM  
Anonymous bkwrm2 said...

i really think miller should of put comment moderation up on this site or atleast delete some of the previous comments

9:37 AM  
Anonymous bkwrm2 said...

lili stop pulling on our heartstrings you sound WAY too good to be true

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke soon to be somehting else said...

ok i said 'lili stroke' was a nick name, and i hadded before i even read kiki strike so then i'm now change in it because it's way too the same, and CosimaCat i don't have a blogger but i'll sure get one (has soon as i know what it is)and bookworm1 you don't trust me if you don't want, but all i say is that who ever WANTS TO is YOU dont want well it's ok with me.
bkwrm2 what do you meen 'you sound to good to be true' do you mean you are only following your instincs.....
and returning to bookworm1, i haven't met kiki but she souds very cool, and like she solves you know mysteries in NEW YORK I have to say that i was thinking on giving the opportunity to EVERY ONE WHO IS INTERESTED...
and just so you know i really am 14 years old

1:16 PM  
Anonymous lili stroke said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous lili stroke said...

hey everyone, most of you are complaining because i have the nick name of lili strke just so you konw i hadded sence i was 10 so i don't feal like change in it and siriously i know it sounds too way the same but well this kinda things happen i'm just happy it's not the exact one...
lili stroke
kiki strike it does look like someone did it on pourpose but no one actually did so ...
thanks for reading this comment,,,

3:52 PM  
Anonymous lili stroke said...

hey everyone, most of you are complaining because i have the nick name of lili strke just so you konw i hadded sence i was 10 so i don't feal like change in it and siriously i know it sounds too way the same but well this kinda things happen i'm just happy it's not the exact one...
lili stroke
kiki strike it does look like someone did it on pourpose but no one actually did so ...
thanks for reading this comment,,,

3:52 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

@alexxis: UNLISTED is, um, well, here's Blogger's official explination.

@bookworm1: Well, sounds like you're one of those luckies that live in New York. The world's a big place, bud, and if you don't mind me being blunt, I'm not sitting and waiting and wishing since unless there's a series of weird coincidences that end up with the Irregulars in a small town in MEXICO. I'm not holding my breath. (Sorry if that sounds rude but I'm pressed for time and so saw no reason to mince words, I'm very sorry if I offended anybody but thats my opinion) Anyway I opened a seperate account to email her just in case, so if I have to I'll delete it.

@bkwrm2: Alright! Someone made a name and had some smart suggestions! Yes in a way Lili does sound too good to be true. But I'm grasping at straws for any chance I might have. And I'm going to be nice and give you guys a segue, so that leads me to:

@Lili Stroke: Honestly I was just talking coincidence, I don't mind your nickname, one of mine sounds awful like a character in a book too.
A blogger account is an account on this service she's using that'll let you make your own blog, they're pretty nice, I recommend the beta because then even if you don't know what coding they're using you can still customize your template to some extent, here
you can start your own.
That's veeeeeeeeery interesting that you had that nickname for a while... hmmm... *strokes beard* *remembers she doesn't have a beard* *is vaugely confused*


Thanks everyone who read this for deeming this important enough that you used some time that you'll never get back (why am I so morbid?) to read this, I appreciate it.

Cat R.

5:49 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Maybe someone flagged this blog? But... What's offensive about it?

7:03 PM  
Anonymous lili stroke said...

cosmiacat you are very smart by doing another e-mail and you know even though i was the one who is giving the mail i dodn't know what kind of people will e-mail me so i maid irregulars_mistery as my 2nd mail too

8:42 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Thanks for the compliment Lili and I agree. Its dangerous to be doing that kind of thing but sometimes its worth it.

Okay people let me know if you get an account and want in on the blog. I'm taking name ideas also.


I remain yours truly,
Cat R.

5:51 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Does anyone know who Kirsten Miller's husband is? I can't seem to figure it out.

5:55 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Interview with Kirsten Miller, here.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I tried to make a new email but it kept not letting me, so I just used the one I always use but erased my last name. And I made a blog (as you can see). And Lili, I understand how you got a nickname like it but I'm curious if you just had like Lili or just Stroke or something...
And why does this need moderation? Oh well, atleast you took the advice and made a name other than anonymous. I'm totally thankful for that one...

8:20 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

And no, I don't know if she even has a husband... That's a really good question...

8:28 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Congrats on your new account alexxis.

About the husband then why does she say that her husband was the first one to realize that her scribbles would become a book? (CLASSIC CLICHE MY-HUSBAND-WAS-SO-SUPPORTIVE ALERT) Also I've heard he's an author, but maybe its just a red herring to steer us away from that... from that um... from that um... Okay that part I haven't figured out yet.

~Cat R.

PS-If anyone will give me a decent name idea for the blog I'll start it, and alexxis if you want I'll put you on as a team member, for the blog to use as a forum for speculations. Just let me know.

12:53 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Okay people I was just thinking if whatever email service you're using doesn't let you make a second one I have my email on my profile so just put if you'd like an invitation to use the one I'm using, the google one called Gmail, because its in the beta so its ivitation only, just thought that might help. Or you can email me at questionable [dot] realities [at] gmail [dot] com and ask for an invitation to Gmail but warning if you're a spammer and/or a creep I'll block you and/or send you spam. And I'm not talking the brand thats in a can (there's a brand of canned meats called spam). However if you're just a normal person I won't have any problem with that, the above was just to scare off creeps, and while we're on the subject of spam check this out: an anti-spam program: WPOISON. I found it interesting, though it might be too technical for some; however it was interesting, to me at least, so I thought I'd share it.

~Cat R.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

He's an author too? That's weird.
And ya, you can totally put me as a team member.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I just (tried to) read that, but it is really like technical and I personally don't understand it... But what I got out of it was interesting.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

cosimacat--
what is your blog going to be about? i was just wondering so i could help you think of a name. and btw, i'm not a weird person and i know you haven't seen my name around here before but i just read over the comments and kind of inserted myself...hope you don't mind! :-)

3:24 AM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

it's kinda spooky...well, the fact that this blog might've been flagged, maybe it's the whole idea of kids talking to each other through a fictional character's diary. or..., well, i've probably just been reading too much kiki strike!

3:36 AM  
Anonymous theatre said...

hey lili if you havn't met kiki how are u an irregular?

10:08 AM  
Anonymous bookworm1 said...

i wish i lived in NY!! sorry if i afended u lili.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous theatre said...

maybe she made the whole husband think up--merry christmas everybody

10:14 AM  
Anonymous theatre (i used to be strike but my account is out of it) said...

65 comments wow- from wondering about the original post to wondering if the author has been kidnapped to joining the irregulars via a total stranger and vintage rose welcome:)

10:27 AM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

thanks 4 welcoming me theatre!!!
o, and happy holidays!
btw, i have a question for anyone who will answer:

who is your favorite irregular?

mine is either betty or ananka...i can't decide.

i took the quiz and supposedly i'm most like ananka.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

4 Vintage Rose: I don't know which character I like the best. When I took the little quiz thing it said I was most like Kiki, though, and I don't have very low self esteem so I guess she's my favorite, or at least one of them....

4 Anyone Who's Reading This: I wonder if the amount of comments on here will reach 100. I think they will, but I guess we'll just wait and see.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

hi. i'm just writing this so we can reach 100 faster...

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

well theatre you asked how am i an irregular if o don't know kiki, and it's very easy to answer...
to be an irregular you don't need to be anyone at all, or know anyone at all either, the thing is that you have to have a good heart and feith in what you do or think, and ofcourse never be afraid. the irregulars from the book are supposed to save new york, i just want to save people from the same humanity. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY ONE.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

you know when i did the quiz it said i was almost like kiki, but i don't know which one i like better, you see i admire all of them, and i hope we get to a 100 and pprobably even more!

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

vintage rose 15

well you see that it's for every one so all you have to do is e-mail me to irregulars_mistery@yahoo.com

and tell me nock name and age and ofcourse why do you want to be an irregular and thats it....
Lili Stroke
then i'll tell you more....

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

hope we get to the 100 it will be kinda cool...
Merry chistmas...
hey i have like over 50 presents i hope i have something usefull (my mom stills wants me to play with dolls and u know what dolls r not my thing...) at least my mom is kool.

11:37 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Joyous Kwanza everybody...

Just wanted to say, once again, if you got a Blogger account and want in on the blog tell me and I'm still taking name suggestions.

@Lili:
1. Seems to me its a little hard not to be scared at all. Hard as in impossible.
2. If we can be Irregulars on our own why email you? Yes I will but I want to know.
3. Saving people from humanity? Good idea, but a bit, um, high expectations no?
4. Lucky you, 50 presents... I know what you mean about the doll thing, maybe if you pointedly donated them to a rummage sale for charity (don't know if where you're living they have that kind of thing - here there's an annual one) she'd get the picture?

@Vintage Rose 15:
Welcome! The blog will be speculations and also analyzing interesting bits in the books. I was thinking maybe "Irregulations" (Irregular Speculations)... If you get an account you're welcome to tell me if you want to be a teammember and if not you can comment there, too.
My favorite Irregulars are... Kiki Oona and Ananka. (When I took the quiz it would end up as either Kiki Oona or Ananka which is kinda funny because they're my favorite ones, so I thought that was an odd coincidence - I still can't hack much though :(, HTML's not much good for that ;))

@Alexxis
Ok then, I'll add you as soon as we have a good name.
Ya the WPOISON thing is a bit tecnical... I thought it was funny though, that the spam bot would be stuck in an infinite circle... ;)

@Strike
I was wondering if you'd be interested in the blog when your account's back up...



As usual, I remain
Cat R.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

4 Lili: 50 presents? Oh my god... I have like, well I don't know but not even close to 50. Do you have a housekeeper? If you have 50 presents you should, so ask her if she knows any families that need stuff like that. That's what I do. And also, not getting scared isn't what they are about.. They are brave ya but not, like, completely fearless.

4 Cat: For a name I think that Irregulations is pretty good. I probably wouldn't come up with anything better than that... Vocabulary isn't really my thing, if you haven't already noticed (but I am sure you have noticed).

5:50 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Oh, and Merry Christmas everybody!
Or Happy Hannukkah or Gleeful Kwanzaa...

5:52 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Irregulations it is! Here goes nothing/something/everything/thing...

6:03 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Irregulations is up!

irregulations.blogspot.com

6:06 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Alright! So should I just like post on it? Might as well.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

That is, as soon as I find out how.

6:15 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Okay people to add an author you have to have their email address, I promise I won't send any junk spam or stuff like that, but if you want in email me, my email's on my profile, thanks.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Okay, I'll do that.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Did it send? I don't think it sent.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I found the problem why it didn't send. My email server thing doesn't allow me to send that stuff from there, unless you pay for it. Is that the only way I can use it?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I found the problem why it didn't send. My email server thing doesn't allow me to send that stuff from there, unless you pay for it. Is that the only way I can use it?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I found the problem why it didn't send. My email server thing doesn't allow me to send that stuff from there, unless you pay for it. Is that the only way I can use it?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Oops.. My bad sorry I don't know how to delete those other 2...

7:58 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Drat...

4:21 PM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

today is christmas eve! i wanna get a laptop!! macbook pro 17 inch to be exact! hope you guys get nice presents!

4:34 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Whoa! A macbook? Cool.... I wish. Gah - Hating windows - as usual. o.O

Merry christmas peoples!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

at cat: Maybe you could send me one? Do you think that would work?

at vintage: nice choice.. I asked for a laptop, but they're seriously really expensive so I'm not expecting one...

5:47 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

@Bookworm1: Just wondering, why did you say, "i wish i lived in NY!! sorry if i afended u lili."; I also wish that I lived in NY although the not seeing actual dirt for years would be too weird; but, um, why were you apologizing to Lili? Am I missing something? Because I'm the one who was kinda offended so I don't get it... Sorry I'm being nosy but I was just rereading some of the comments and that occured to me and it really didn't make that much sense; I feel like I'm missing something. Explain please? I'm sorry if I offended you BTW I was rereading what I said and I think I was a bit harsh

One post nearer to 100! Let's make that our goal for New Years ;)

@Alexxis: You don't have to post from your email, but on your blog, see how it says "blog authors" if you go Settings>Permissions and then if you click "add blog authors" it says to put in their email address? That's why. Also I didn't get your email... Just my luck, are Google and Blogger throwing simultaneous wobblies?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

I donno. I'll try adding you to mine then. I hope it'll work..

And Okay! Our goal is officially 100 for New Years!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

alright I added you to mine, so now you have my email adress. You can post on my blog if you want to, but there's nothing exciting on it..

6:19 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Oh, and Merry Christmas!

6:19 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Nope, I still don't have your email address... Its "no-reply@google.com" that sent it to me... This is frusturating no?

6:37 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Let's make it 100 for Xmas since we'll probably ecceed that by then XD

6:38 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

It is frustrating.. BUT!!!! We are totally going to figure this out..
Eventually.
Maybe I could put it up on my blog? Do you want me to do that?

9:00 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

And alright! It'll probably reach 100 by tonight anyways. This one is number 99....

9:01 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Alright, since no one else will do the honors, I will...
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 100 POSTS!

5:38 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

101, haha!

@Alexxis: Um...
Er...
Well, if you use an HTML tag (malito I think it is, you should be able to find it on the Internet) so if someone clicks the link whatever they use for email will open up with an email to your address or if it links to a picture of the address both should discourage spammers... I don't know; its your desicion but those are some ways that would make it harder for that to produce spam.

Merry Christmas everybody!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Wait what...

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Lili Stroke said...

Bookworm1: i agree with CosimaCat why did you apoloyised to me???... i mean just curiosity....
because how can i be offended, that does not offend me at all...

CosimaCat: i totally agree with you but how r u offended...
just want to know...

lili stroke

7:48 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Lili and Bookworm1: I thought Bookworm1 was being pretty obstinate. And since I was jumping to conclusions I thought that they were doing it on purpose (can you tell I wasn't thinking quite straight?). And it kinda hurt my feelings. Because if they were waiting for Kiki to pick them then I thought that would mean they were somewhere she could feastably be, and so my mind jumped to New York, and suspicious person that I am I was offended. Since as I've mentioned I think there are very slim chances for the Irregulars to be in Mexico, and if they are, well, Mexico's a big big place and where I live is small, and when I think about that I get all depressed so in short I was blaming Bookworm1 for getting me depressed again, which is just plain ridiculous, which once again shows the lack of straight thinking I was possesing, and so I apologize sincerely to Bookworm1.
Also, how could someone use your account to blackmail you? I suppose they could get your name off it unless you were using a fake one... and I guess if they were a hacker or a programmer... Okay, readers will be spared the technical jargon.

Alexxis: I was trying to explain ways you could make your email address harder to get off the web if you put it on the web. For example if you have, paint or whatever, Paint is a standart accesory on most/all Windows computers so if you're running windows you probaby have that (I have No Idea what Macs use) you could just draw or type in your email address and upload it to a page then make a link - does that make any sense? - because computers so far have a lot of trouble with images which is why a lot of the time when you sign up for something there's image verification... someone warn me if I'm being to tecnical, bad habit of mine, I might have to go get Mom to translate for me ;) (for a while her job was translating normal person to geek and vice versa, if anyone wondered)

Okay since that is an exceedingly long comment I'll be quiet now and go read something. Have a nice day all.

!Cat!
(whoops, wrong symbol)
~Cat~

1:05 PM  
Blogger Alexxis said...

Okay, that makes sense. (Hopefully I read it right). I'll do that.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Lili Strokke said...

cosima cat i totaly agree with you... i used to live in mexico too in a place called playas de tijuana

5:24 PM  
Anonymous vintage rose 15 said...

we reached 100 before new years!!!

btw, the whole laptop thing didn't happen....but i'm okay. tear,tear

11:44 PM  

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