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365 Challenge : Idyllic

What does your ideal community look like? How is it organised and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

Ideal community?

Personally I think the question doesn’t really ask what a ideal COMMUNITY would look like but what you’d love to dictate to other people to make THEM perfect for YOU.

What does it look like?

Well I’m pretty much in some pretty ideal communities already. Or have been. The 2005-2009 Bebo F1 community was wonderful as was the community we made for ourselves after that. The Wrestling community on Tumblr have their moments. I think the one I love the most at the moment is the anime debating community brought together by Twitter User IcebergLuffy. Its the most active I’ve been in a community since about 2010/2011 and is a wonderful community even if I only really contribute to it during the debate on a Saturday (it tends to be posted early Saturday morning but in the US it starts Friday evenings.)

So yeah for a introvert recluse a online community is perfect for me.

I really would like to be more into the communities in general again like I used to be. The problem is with my paranoia when you get burnt once you think it’ll happen 100 times over. The way I left the F1 community I was part of and actually Digital Spy and the Strictly Come Dancing / F1 community on there too has left me feeling pretty down on opening myself up again. Its sad because the communities I’m kind of part of just seem so nice but I kind of clam up the second I look like I’m making a step forward.

Its why I tried and kind of still trying so hard to join a community on WoW which just seems impossible for me.

How is it structured and organised?

It doesn’t matter. Even a online community it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day people need to be left to live their life the way they want to live it. It would suck if people were forced to do things one way for any reason.

Sure we have structure in our life that we have to follow. We HAVE to go school and HAVE to in some way get a job in our adult life and follow the rules of both but we are still individuals that have a choice over certain parts of our life.

If you start trying to structure it for a whole community then it stops being ideal because its just brainwashing people into acting in your perfect way which even if you brainwash people to believe its the “best” way just won’t fit into some peoples way of being.

So no structure or organisation.

Of course if you are talking about smaller things its nice to be online when other people are. Its why I loved the #F1Chat stuff when it was big and being online at the same time to talk about F1, Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, World Cup matches and other things. Obviously if your gaming there needs to be organisation so you are online together at the right times.

The thing that makes me sad is not being online the same time as people to talk about F1. I think having to work Sunday’s started to kill my interest but by the time I stopped working Sunday’s the highlights meant I no longer got to always watch at the same time.


What values do we share?

It depends what you mean by values.

If you mean the big ones you’d hope everyone you share this Earth with will live by good ones but I honestly think that people shouldn’t judge others because even if they on the outside seem to have terrible values you really need to talk to them before you truly make your mind up.

The sad thing is people are too busy to react strongly when they disagree that everyone becomes defensive and more often then not people lose the chance to actually get to know each other properly. There are lots of people that have really strange values or opinions that when you get to know them you learn that they aren’t actually as strong into their convictions as they first sounded or else are just nice with dodgy values.

Strictly Come Dancing Week 5

I was at a party last night so missed the show. Catching up with it this week a little worried after reading comments about the show but we’ll carry on.

I think Week 5 might be a record for us.

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 4

Anthony and Oti left last week, a shame for Otlile who really has been a find for the show but maybe not so much for Anthony who was really being hampered by his arm.

No theme this week makes me a happy boy.

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 3 MOVIE NIGHT

This week was the week I went off the show last time out thanks to Donny Osmond. I hate theme weeks because the dances always look even less then the dances we are meant to be seeing and everything tends to be even more over marked then ever before.

Never mind. Another year and another Movie night.

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 2

After splitting the couples nicely into two shows last week we have a mega bumper addition of Strictly this week which then ends tomorrow with the results show.

Like the two seasons we’ve attempted to cover before after announcing we would pay attention to everything we kind of didn’t so we haven’t seen any training or interviews all week. Oh well on with the show.

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Strictly Girlie Magazine First Edition 2015

So here we are again, all the glitter, fake tan and sequins. We are on our official countdown to Christmas, for us it isn’t the coke commercial’s with the Coca Cola van coming into view that marks the holiday season its just how orange you can make a bunch of celebrities look whilst outside its getting colder and wetter!

It can only be Strictly time!

(For anyone unaware of our failed attempt to keep this blog last year, me and Anna have decided to collaborate on a more humour related blog full of fan girling, talk about Tristan’s tongue and fainting at the Heart Throb that is Kevin Clifton. Please do not take anything below too seriously as it is all just a bit of fun!)

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 1 Show 2

Six couples danced last night, the rest of them dance tonight. Can anyone topple Helen and Aljaz off the top of the leaderboard?

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 1 Show 1

The first of our celebrities start their journey tonight (the rest tomorrow) let the glitter begin!

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Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show 2015

Two years in a row and I’ve stopped watching halfway through. This year we’ll make it to the end.

So who gets partnered with who this year?

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Strictly Come Dancing : Week 6 Halloween Week

So another theme week, the one saving grace is we have no Donny Osmond but from past experience theme weeks need to be happy affairs with plenty of over marking and nonsensical love for everyone and everything.

Sometimes I laugh when people act like Strictly has ever truly been anything more then a personality competition. Yeah people like to see improvements week on week, some people like to see the best dancers dance and others like the train wrecks. None of us are right or wrong. But theme weeks really do seem much more scripted and ridiculous. I can honestly say week on week that I personally think that the judges possibly feel the way they do when they judge but theme weeks seem like there is a complete script of loveliness and boringness.

Lets see.

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