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1st-Jun-2006 04:16 pm
My Little Pony
I went seeking an infamous rant by naamah_darling to rec to this community, and whilst hunting through her memories turned up a second one almost as good, so here they both are:

Bloody Hell!

The Menstrual Fairy! <-- Edited to remove link in case of objection by post's author
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1st-Jun-2006 11:20 pm (UTC) - Aha! Thank you!!
Bloody Hell is the post that I joined this community hoping to see. (Was that really terrible grammar?)
Thank you for finding it and rec'ing it here. :)
2nd-Jun-2006 01:41 pm (UTC) - Re: Aha! Thank you!!
It is well-known, isn't it? (And deservedly so...)
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2nd-Jun-2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I decided to let myself be lured. (Still need to remember to invite crevette over -- though if not I'm sure I'll have a post of hers to rec here before too long...)
2nd-Jun-2006 02:33 am (UTC)
at posts!

Unfortunately, while the first post has a blanket "feel free to quote" statement on it, the second does not and actually has a statement indicating she wished to limit quoting

Per the community rules, can you please either get permission to link to or remove the link to the second post? Thanks!
2nd-Jun-2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
My apologies -- I interpreted her edits at the end of the first post and her comment on the second as meaning specifically "Enough with the metaquotes already!" I've pulled the link to the second post.
2nd-Jun-2006 07:11 am (UTC)
<3, because, really this is the cherry on top of a fine evening (which followed a day from hell (except that I decided to 86 one of my passengers permanently!)
2nd-Jun-2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
2nd-Jun-2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
Two more great posts, thanks for the recs.

You might want to add something to the rules about not swarming all over the poor woman's journal and driving her dotty by proselytising about reusable menstrual products six hundred times. Don't get me wrong, I adore reusables and went into a major sulk until I was permitted to use my menstrual cup again after getting my IUD, but the first post linked to is a good example of over-response. You can always put a link in the user info for women who want to explore lesser-known menstrual options.

Have you considered widening the scope of this comm to amusing menstrual anecdotes as well as rants?

As for the actual post content:

Ouch, I'd forgotten how nasty wings on disposable pads are, though I do remember that you can do anything you want, those buggers are going to slide around. Wings on reusable pads are actually really useful.

Oh, so is that why so many women devour half a tonne of chocolate during their periods? I have a predisposition towards menstrual migraine, so it's the one time of the month when it's guaranteed that I am forbidden chocolate. The very idea makes my head hurt.
2nd-Jun-2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Down in the edits on that first post was indeed a bit about not needing to have two hundred people telling her about reusable products -- but, yeah, a good case for discretion in commenting. (Though I have nothing to do with the community rules or userinfo.)

It's been so long since I used regular pads that I've gotten used to the wings on thong liner pads, which tend to be placed so that they wrap around and stick to themselves and frequently actually stay in place.
2nd-Jun-2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds like it'd work, though thongs of any sort are on my list of Horribly Uncomfortable Things To Wear (though I'm sure they work beautifully for some people). Cloth pads have little snap fastenings or similar on the wings, so they wrap all the way around and attach to each other, thus staying in place instead of flailing around at the top of your thighs, and of course have no nasty sticky bits on them. I had one or two turn turtle on me, but that was pretty rare.
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2nd-Jun-2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
I did see that bit, but I wasn't quite sure since at the top it says firmly "menstual rants". Thanks for clearing that up.
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2nd-Jun-2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
True, but if we're pointing people at someone's journal, surely that means we have some responsibility for what ensues?
9th-Aug-2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Whoa, your icon is crazy. Is it gankable?
10th-Aug-2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, or you could go to the original image and maybe make a slightly better version. (I keep thinking I need to at least add a border to mine.)
10th-Aug-2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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