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What Do You Say When…

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

What do you say when you’re sad or have something on your mind and people ask you ‘Are you OK?‘ ?

This is the question Kel posted on Teahouse* this week. And most of the answers were along the lines of ‘I don’t say anything’ or ‘I say I’m fine‘.

So I sat at my desk and thought about it. What do I tend to do? And here’s my answer.

Until 2003, I followed the French custom of saying:
– ‘Ca va?’
– ‘Ca va.’
Which can be translated as:
– ‘You Ok?’
– ‘Yeah, I’m OK.’

And I’d say I’m OK even when I clearly was not OK at all. This got me into a bit of trouble when people discovered I was sick. I was either told that I was lying (because I’d always replied I’m OK, so I surely must be OK), or I’d get a serious ticking off for not trusting them, not sharing my problems, being a stranger to friends, bla bla bla.
But they were right. I owed them the truth.
And when they asked how I was, they truly wanted to know how I was doing.

So now when someone asks me how I am, I try to be honest. It’s not attention seeking at all. It’s simply living by the truth. I don’t go into detail every time though! lol Of course not. But I assume that if someone asks, then they want to know. And if they don’t like my answer, then they don’t have to ask again. As simple as that. šŸ˜›

Tell me, what do you say when you’re not feeling great and someone asks you how you’re doing?

Some Quicky Updates

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

1. Glacier Malticorn* released

2. Revamped minions:

  • Ball of Love
  • Emo Fish
  • Phluf
  • Shinwa’s Birdie, Snips
  • Thyke
  • Wormza

The Lottery on Teahouse* was, I believe, a success and the post prizes have already been sent out to the lucky winners. I’m now working on the graphic prize for the winner nĀ°1 so wish me lots of courage to believe in my graphic skills and not give up in favour of something mediocre! The winner deserves something good, that they can continue to use this time next year, and the year after too. I am worried but then I always am when doing a commission or requested graphic. So I’ve giving myself a week maximum to complete and hand over the avatar and signature to Miss Ferny*, the winner of the lottery. šŸ˜€

Perhaps you have noticed the lack of updates in the graphic and Subeta departments. If not, I certainly have. I think this winter has drained a lot out of me in many ways. The weather but also my parents health, my grandmother’s death, and on the 27th of March we have another two doctors coming to our home to talk/interview/observe and goodness knows what else their bosses have asked them to do. Then on the 1st of April my lovely sister turns 26. Birthdays are a bit taboo as they mark yet another year that has gone by and we’re still sick and stuck at home. So if any of you would be willing to keep Saffy* in your prayers, just… I don’t know, maybe pray that she feels peace about her situation, peace about her age, and has an over all good time on her birthday. Thank you so much. (love)

So back to the lack up new content. Let me first reassure you that although some Subeta fan sites have closed ( and others have just opened (, I will be staying here and renewing my domain sometime over the next month. I was here near the very beginning and I’m going no where. I’m just… a little slow at keeping up with the Subeta team of artists who work their behinds off to continually bring new good stuff to! lol I can’t compete! But if you like what I do already offer, please do stick around. <3 I'm hoping to put up a area for feedback and suggestions that will be public, for all to see what has already been mentioned and what has yet to be said. This site has potential, I have potential, but without constructive criticism and guidance, one cannot make any progress. Love you guys! xx Miss Jo