First of all, since a lot of goons have been making fun of stupid freshman posts on ucsc, I took the liberty of creating a new community called ucsc_incoming. It's for incoming students to express concerns about moving in, or simply to introduce themselves. Introducing oneself on ucsc is looked down upon simply because of the community's size - hundreds of people do not care who you are and they do not want to hear it.
So so far, the community's doing really well. No one's really breaking the rules, and if they do, I'll be there to moderate (unlike in ucsc, where the mod seems to have died).
Next order of business... umm, okay. This might shock and disappoint some of you, and it'll make me seem like a total hypocrite - especially because these were the same kinds of people I tried saving UCSC's communities from, but...
I CREATED A SOMETHING AWFUL FORUMS ACCOUNT. :[
Why? Because I'm so freaking bored. And it was inevitable. I can't beat 'em, I might as well join 'em and uh, make fun of them from the inside. And of course, it's not as bad as I kept saying it was. All the retards that I hate are in FYAD, the forum for people to "chillax" and be "funny." 'Sides, now I have access to their BitTorrent Barn 'n stuff.
Thirdly, I was talking to Bob about starting an RP community. I haven't done text RPing in about 4 years. And the format would be pretty similar to the way it was back then, but instead of a regular forum, it would use LJ. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Is anyone interested? We're not going for a theme; we're rather open-ended. We just want to roleplay, goddamn it, not with any rules. If anyone is experienced in RPing (I know zell_dincht is king at it :P), feel free to give some advice if you'd like, and anyone's welcome to join if and when we do decide to start this thing up.
Lastly, I'm still rabidly checking freeipods.com about my order status. eCost is their supplier, and the item that's out of stock is the 20GB iPod w/ click wheel. Once that site shows they're in stock, chances are my order will be shipped.
So there're my ways to pass the time...