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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    @Sarpedon, @moali, @MagicSword!, @lazlo23

    Any of you still interested? We've got two slots left and then we're going stealth for a bit.

    If anyone else has given this some thought and still wants in, the email is in my profile.
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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    yes, check your mail, I was on the road and away from WC.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    @Sarpedon Sorry, but check yo mail, foo.

    To everyone else that responded, thanks for the interest, but we're full up and going out of sight like a shark above your heads. Watch your back, because before you know it we'll be up and running. If you still want in on something like this, why not make your own call out? There's nothing stopping any of you and there are plenty of people here looking. Well, something MIGHT be stopping you, but broken fingers heal eventually.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2008
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    Ben - awesome work. look fwd to seeing what comes out of this!
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2008
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    I'm into this idea in a big way, sorry I missed your call-out. Thanks for putting the germ in my brain though... Looking forward to seeing what happens, and expect something to be sprouting from my own head at some point in the flung days.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008
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    We´ve been throwing ideas around for a good two weeks now and figure that now is the time to tell the world that we exist.

    So I give you introduction week at Loom. We update five days a week, with whatever medium suits our fancy.

    And yes, right now it´s just a tumblr, but that will hopefully be remedied soon.
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    Have added to my RSS feeds. Interesting so far--I like the variety of things on offer.
    • CommentAuthorjarod
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
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    As a filthy fanfic writer and programmer who posts story and code snippets to my LiveJournal, as well as watches others do the same thing with art, stories, etc., I never really noticed that this wasn't happening. What's the difference in a LiveJournal community that shows off / shares fanfic and something like Loom?
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
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    @turbov21

    Not too much if you look at it now. Warren and Ariana´s threads about internet gardens have given me ideas for changing the whole thing to wordpress and giving it a backend to hide and pitch ideas, as well as a forum or comment section.

    I guess the difference is it being a standalone thing. Rather than being connected to every yahoo you know through a friend´s list, it´s going to be its own monster.

    Like people have said in other threads, there have been amazing communities run in things that aren´t designed that well for it. This is an experiment in our own creativity as well as site design as far as I´m concerned. You could call the tumblr stage one. Give people something to look at, and make it accessible. Next is making it prettier and more functional while keeping the accessibility. After that? Who knows? The Internet is our oyster, chock full of its own piss.
    • CommentAuthorjarod
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008 edited
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    @Ben

    I guess the difference is it being a standalone thing.

    Maybe the "standalone thing" part important than I was thinking. It's kind of a move back to the days of the the web site, where showing off your design was as important as what you were saying. Only now, instead of showing off with static HTML and images, thanks to blogging software and better JavaScript libraries, we can show off with moving parts. Thanks for the reply, that's an angle I had not considered.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
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    No problem, thanks for the question.
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    What's the difference in a LiveJournal community that shows off / shares fanfic and something like Loom?

    Fewer strange women rubbing one out over the notion of Dumbledore making Harry Potter ride the magic wand?
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2008
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    Fewer strange women rubbing one out over the notion of Dumbledore making Harry Potter ride the magic wand?


    you'd like to think so, wouldn't you? You fell victim to one of the Classic Blunders! The first is Never Get Involved in a Land War in Asia. The second, only slightly less well known, is this: Never expect common standards of good taste on the INTERNET! Ha ha ha ah ha! (cough)

    (dies)
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    I am now working on a Harry Potter slashfic porn-funk track for my post on Loom next week.
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    @MagicSword
    Shit... that sounds enjoyable. I imagine it'd be a cross between the harry potter theme and the bass-line from the Shaft theme, combined with a couple of three-note rising-tone trumpet blasts. I'd listen to that.