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November 7th, 2007

Season 4, week 1: Fishing for freedom @ 12:16 pm

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From:djner
Date:November 8th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Glad you liked the story. I liked writing it, most of that time.

About the blind people on LJ. I'm not sure why so many of us are in the contest but there's something that's interesting about the "blind community. Maybe I'll write further about it later. Basically, all or most of the people who are blind or visually impaired, and who are technologically connected pretty much know each other. It's somewhat like a small town, gossip spreads quickly in small circles. When for example, I finished my degree or mentioned that I was doing chemical engineering, many people would tell m how crazy I was taht I'd even try it. Everyone knows that I'm the chemistry guy, and if they've got questions that are very scientific or technical, they can ask me. I can't hide :).

So I think someone mentioned Idol on their friends page or in one of the blind people communities and that's why many joined. All of our writing talents are not created equal, but I was pretty amazed myself that lots of blind people wanted to compete. I was surprised that I threw myself into the fray, especially since I have like negative time having the profession that I have.

Edited at 2007-11-08 02:17 pm (UTC)
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From:lacombe
Date:November 12th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
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I'd wondered about that too. I didn't realize you were blind until this entry, though!

Ner's Random Musings on a life of interesting insights

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