Beyond that, just been conversing with twistedchick about tastes in fiction. Have I ever mentioned that speaking with people who hold different opinions is awesome? Especially when the discussion is calm and does not degenerate into namecalling. We've been going back and forth for about three days now, four or five paragraphs at a time. She's really making me think about why I like what I like.
Have I ever talked about how I adore email as a method of communication? I don't think so. For me, it's absolutely amazing. It allows me to set my thoughts down as clearly and cogently as I can manage, which can otherwise become absolutely impossible when speaking. It also encourages me to be patient, something that I definitely need. Sometimes it takes days to get a response, and that is something that I am getting used to.
Besides, I've never been a terribly big fan of directly speaking with people, as I occasionally have issues with finding the right words. And when trying to maintain a conversation, you don't have terribly much time to think about what you are going to say. I have honestly lost count of the number of times where a misunderstanding has been caused by my lack of preparation time.
That, and the fact that my thoughts and opinions can shift rather dramatically in the span of a few moments as I realise the implications of a particular idea. There have been times where I start speaking about something and then flatly contradict it a few moments later because it did not ring true upon further consideration. This tends to confuse people, which is quite understandable.
Then there are the times where my actions seem to be contradictory to my opinions, such as my use of Twitter. I started to detail why I dislike it, then lost my enthusiasm when I figured out how it could be used in the fashion that I wished. So, the negative post is left unfinished, and I am on twitter. In reading over this post, this paragraph really has absolutely nothing to do with email. In fact, I have been slowly drifting away from that topic. So, I shall end it here, before I get even further away.
That's all for tonight, folks. At least, that's all I can think of at the moment. So, goodnight everybody, and stay safe out there.