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By wee_ramekin on A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

Hmmmm. I disagree with part of your statement. I don't think there's anything wrong with wondering why people are leaving the site in droves.

I agree with feeling unmoored. Additionally, to speak personally, over the past few weeks and months, I have felt everything from anger to sadness to excitement to abandonment w/r/t this site and the changes that have been happening.

Part of the anger comes from feeling like I'm being gas-lit by the editors/Powers That Be. I'm not stupid: when Jane - one of the most beloved people on this site - left without so much as a goodbye, I sensed that not all was right in the 'Pinverse. Jane posted pictures of her wedding on the site because we all loved her so much that we wanted to share in her special day, however vicariously. That's not the kind of person who leaves without saying goodbye.

Then Jolie left, and concurrently, the advice columns started being phased out/got really weird. Then Nicole left - NICOLE, who for me was as vital to this site as an immune system, or muscle, or bone would be to a healthy body. And now Edith's gone. Edith, who created this nearly utopian internet community.

You're right: technically, no one "owes" us any kind of explanation. But we're not stupid. It's not weird to feel like we're not being told everything. Maybe everyone is just leaving because of Opportunities. But man, I don't think we need a scolding for feeling restless and jittery about all this change. Look at the comments on this page: this site and its ensuing community mean a LOT to most of us, and the disturbance in the force has definitely been felt. Quite frankly, I think we're all being pretty mature and emotionally circumspect about everything that's happening, all things considered.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm 62

By charmcity on The Friday Night Pie

Workin on my night cheeeese .... 98%

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm 13

By sarah girl on The Friday Night Pie

Where is the "Crippling depression" wedge?

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm 21

By melis on Close-Reading a Controversial List, Take 2

He has the bitchface of one Peter Campbell and the hair of a LOTR extra. He is gloriously bizarre-looking.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm 14

By Crumbling Slut on Close-Reading a Controversial List, Take 2

Winter is coming... in my mouth.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm 34

By parallel-lines on Some Time in Micronesia

@emilym I don't know if you know this but I'm kinda a pig deal around here.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm 23

By MMTortuga on "I'm Not A Human, I'm A Sim"

Flashback to 2009, Alice and Kev. Being homeless in the SIMS. Got too real so they felt the need to end it. You could download Alice into your own Sims and make her life better if you wanted. Ladies:

http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm 1

By fondue with cheddar on Dental Date

Random thoughts:
Jacob's bed head!
Primordial toothpaste would make a good username.
Dr. Young is fantastic.

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:26 am 3

By hallelujah on Ask a Clueless Lady

@garli FACE DOWN ASS UP (sorry)

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm 27

By MaxBraverman on Ask a Clueless Lady

LW#5. I hate you.

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm 10