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Are the bunburysist dead?? [26 Sep 2007|08:23pm]

hanasandbananas
[ mood | hopeful ]

Hi,
this is Hana and I will explain you how I got into bunburyism.

I happened to do an english course during 2002 Fringe festival where I went to see for the first time an Oscar wilde Play called, The Importance Of being Earnest.

It was love at first sight, bunburyism, cucumber sandwitches, jack, Ernest, Oscar... everything was new and exciting!

Since then I've red all the plays by Oscar Wilde, and been doing some acting too. And I'm still looking for my Ernest/Jack, town or country to appear, hopefully in London where I'm living at the moment.

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hey everybody! [07 Oct 2006|07:43am]

diamond_life
[ mood | weary ]

Ah, what an Algernon Moncrieff I've become. September came and went, and I dawdled and twiddled my thumbs and damn near Bunburried MYSELF into believing that the_bunburyists would be fine without life, without the revival of myself and you all, my fellow Bunburyists. How wrong I was, noble people! I should have at least indicated a temporary replacement maintainer until my return...but no matter. Every mistake made is a lesson learned:

LESSON 3: At times, one must sacrifice long-term Bunburying for the sake of one's fellow Bunburyists.

I do not feel the need to give an example, as this is such an excellent one.

But now it is time to put my lesson into action!

Let me take a step back from Bunburying for a quick second and make a dreaded *gasp* LIST for all to see! Apologies, but it must be done.

What's new?

*New layout, with a background handmade by me. I'm no artist, but I was attempting to acheive simplicity. I think it's lovely.

*New, extended profile.

*New brainstorming with the other maintainer, Adriana, to figure out what the new and improved community will encompass.

What needs to be done?

*New icons; the old one's getting rather dusty.

*Profile banners, perhaps?

*Invitations! I'm not seeking to find just any old person who happens to have one interest or another on their Interests lists that matches ours...I'm looking for special people who seem to have a feel for that beautiful point in time of late 19th century London. Whose LJ and profile, whether Friends Only or not, seem to represent for me the kind of people whi would enjoy this type of community. Oh, and PS: the fact that I'm inviting people doesn't mean anyone can't still join, of course!

*Promo prostitution! If invitation isn't a complete success, it's back to the old community_promo standby. I'm looking to avoid that much work...obviously.

This is where my fellow Bunburyists come in. Everything above is the job of the maintainers, unless, of course, you're willing to volunteer. What we need from you is all the support we can get...a comment to this post saying that you are here, and alive, and ready and willing to welcome all new members to our wonderful community! Because I'm sure even Algernon felt lonely sometimes...

Bunburyists, unite!

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[17 Jun 2005|09:40am]

diamond_life
I'm not going to be online again until September. Anyone who wishes to is free to take over maintainership temporarily for this community!

Have an awesome summer.
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New Feature! [26 May 2005|09:58am]

diamond_life
Introducing the Lesson Feature! Why, what is more of a necessary asset of teaching the noble art of Bunburying than numbered lessons? You won't need to be book-taught Bunburying ever again! Of course, anyone skilled in the art of Bunburying may post a new lesson at anytime. They will be posted under the Memories feature!

LESSON 2: If caught Bunburying, riddle them with riddles.

Yesterday night I was mopping our huge kitchen floor. Of course, it's too unwieldy and large to consider moppping it properly. One must Bunbury in this case.

Mother demands that I dip the entire mop in the bucket, squeeze it out, mop a section of floor, squeeze it out again, wipe the floor again. This torture could take hours. So instead, I usually dip the very tip of the mop into the bucket, and wipe the floor only once, which takes about ten minutes.

Usually my mom's not around when I clean the floor. But last night she was. Mom was in the other room, so I thought I could get away with it easily. But she saw me Bunbury the floor. She came in the room to confront me.

Mom: "You didn't clean the floor right".

"What are you talking about?"

Mom: "This floor isn't clean."

"But I did it."

Mom: "I saw you through the door."

"Mum...don't you think I'd KNOW how to do the floor by now? Isn't it clean EVERY TIME I mop it?"

Mom: "..."

"You should assign Alyssa the kitchen more often."

Mom: "You know she has a job."

"But I'll probably get a job soon; who'll do it then?"

Mom: "..."

Mom leaves the room.

In conclusion, to escape the clutches of those who caught you Bunburying, always divert their attention, and/or answer their questions with questions, in which they will become confused. People not used to wit do that more often than you think.

PS: New layout!
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New Changes [14 Apr 2005|12:06pm]

diamond_life
All right guys, shall I do a little vote?

I have a collection of backgrounds in consideration for the_bunburyists. I'll keep this one up for a week. Comment to vote for it. In a few days I'll put up another one. Le comment for that if you like it.

I'll require every new user after this to give their Bunburying stories upon joining the community. And then we'll vote on whether this is Bunburying or not. Or should we do that? I hate rating communities...what do you think?

I'm going to design several nice Bunburying banners to link to, perhaps.

And then I'll be exhausted! I haven't done this much work in ages! =)
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Hey guys! [13 Apr 2005|07:36am]

diamond_life
Hi, this is half of your maintainership, moonjade6. Me and lofi_thriller are passing over the baton to diamond_life and laika_come_home.

Heheh. Actually, both of us just changed our user names.

Nevertheless, some cool changes are coming. The two of us are going to put our heads together and come up with some awesome things for this community before lunchtime.

I am happily open to suggestions for improving this community.

See?

open to suggestions
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don't you reckon??? [13 Apr 2005|02:50am]
nanabis
i'm sorry but is there actually any bunburrying going on in the community
it seems odd not having bunburrying in a land of bunburriers...
how do you bunburry if everyone else is and its accepted... you loose the point of bunburrying which is secrecy or ambiguosness...ess
there must be a story for a story to be bunburried right?? the must be a point in the act of bunburrying.

bunburrying must happen!
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Introduction [28 Mar 2005|12:11pm]

lenin_grad
[ mood | awake ]

Hello all!
What a great community! I love bunburying and do it quite often, although I am not as good as Algernon Moncrieff :)

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[29 Jan 2005|11:52pm]
lord_hyacinth
Oh, dears, I couldn't help join this community! I had great bunburying plans for today, but unfortunately they failed and I was reading for exams...
Anyway, I'm glad to be here.
Yours lord Hyacinth
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[07 Dec 2004|11:48am]

brendaatcentral
HEY EVERYONE...I think this is an hystertical idea...we should keep going with this!!!
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[22 Oct 2004|11:20am]

diamond_life
Hello all. Oh, dear, I suppose the background has disappeared again. I'll set Lane right on it...

...maybe later.
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Amazing Idea [21 Oct 2004|11:39am]

listliss
[ mood | devious ]

What an amazing idea for a community. I had to join!

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[12 Sep 2004|12:42pm]

lofi_thriller
[ mood | cheerful ]

damn! NOBODY joined this community!

I thoroughly bunburyed my way through a conversation with some weird kid who would NOT shut up for a minute. Just up on the whole "SMILE AND NOD" thing, though inside I was 50 other places, COMPLETELY bullshitting my way through his inane little speeches.

God it was beautiful.

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Welcome [28 May 2004|08:31am]
moonjade6
[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome to Bunburying land. This is Mod#2, moonjade6, here to sort of introduce you to this art that I assure you, very few people are born with.

Bullshitting is an art to be taught and shared with the world.

Algernon Moncreiff was the founder of classic Bunburying in the Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest, using the art to get his way out of boring dinner parties. We're here to celebrate Modern Bunburying, quite different because it involves a lot more than just making up nonexistent people that have to be visited.

In this hectic world, there's a lot to get through: classwork, schoolwork, jobs, chores...it's all just too much work. Why bother with so much?? But believe me, the more labor there is, the more you can get out of it.

Lesson #1
No matter what it is, if you use Bunburying, you will be able to bullshit your way out of pretty much any situation.. Don't worry about it. =)

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