“What are you gonna liveblog?”
It’s been a long time since our prehistory. On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006, Wesleying was founded by Holly Wood ’08 and Xue Davis ’08 as a product of a 3am AIM chatroom conversation. On that same day a few years earlier (in 1978), Kobe Bryant and Julian Casablancas were born! A little before that, on 8/23/1595, “Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni and achieves a tactical victory.”
Way back, Wesleying was “the byproduct of sleep deprivation, masochism and internet addiction.” Ten years later, I am very sleep deprived and very addicted to the internet. So nothing’s changed. Except now there are combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/KFCs.
Well, before this blog starts farting dust, we wanted to have a birthday party. So we invited all our past and current staff to participate in a LIVEBLOG. This is the least egalitarian thing we’ve ever done. Or is it? Anyway, we’ll probably talk about ourselves maybe. I honestly have no idea how this is going to go; I just hope the site doesn’t crash. Cheers, Wesleying!
Birthday absurdities, commence:
when wilk and i were talking about the possibility of a wesleyingiversary liveblog, we were kinda just like “will anyone besides us really care? do we care if anyone else actually cares? what are we even going to liveblog about?” and that’s still my thought process tbh. i feel like we need some sort of prompt
We do need a prompt maya
It’s hard to liveblog something outside of physical reality
honestly I haven’t logged in for like a year, so remembering my login took me a moment.
I figured out how to log in!!
Top search term for the site today was “dry humping stories”
maybe that’s a prompt?
omg some poor soul is always trying to look for porn on wesleying and i feel so bad for them
Have we ever figured out what the constant source of views on “The Orgasm Chronicles” is? there’s like always between 30-50 views every day. did someone crosspost to like PornHub or something?
maybe i feel like people just like their porn
Guys I miss Usdan Brunch
hermes said that she’s in a meeting but will join us shortly
i miss espwesso http://wesleying.org/2010/10/04/espwesso-pweview-night/
I like, just graduated, and I still haven’t been to Usdan brunch in like two years.
I wonder if pyrotechnics misses usdan brunch
that seems unlikely. i still have one more year left and i also haven’t been to usdan brunch in a couple years
also hi zach! i once saw you from across the room at an nyu local young media weekend and was too intimidated to say hello
I wonder if pyrotechnics misses usdan brunch http://wesleying.org/2013/10/04/who-the-fuck-decides-that-this-is-okay/
Aw man you should have said hi! I love nyu local young media weekend
i should have!! this was a couple years ago though, so i was still overwhelmingly shy
also i ran into Samira before work because she weirdly works down the street from me and i told her to join us on the liveblog and she said maybe but idk
fun fact: one of their co-founders told me that wesleying was part of what inspired them to start nyu local and i felt like i was a part of something important
wesleying is important
totally not celebrating its birthday because i am grasping at ways to dissociate from Trumpland, Florida
OMG hi alixx
i feel u
I wish I pregamed this. We should do more Sober, Drunk, High liveblogs
all the best liveblogs have puppies involved
Totally down to recreate this for Tim Kaine and Mike Pence
sober drunk high the debates? im in
I remember back when liveblogs were two people who had randomly been given editor privileges just editing the same post over and over again and repeatedly saying, “Wait, are you ready for me to update it? I’m going to update it. Please tell me you’re not typing in the WordPress window ’cause I’m editing it.”
BZOD, that sounds so stressful
hello from a diner in the middle of nowhere, washington
i think after, like, two concert reviews Zach wanted me to do, my other first wesleying piece was the Puppy Bowl liveblog with hermes
i tried to go to a coffee shop but it didn’t exist
hi kitab ! that sounds very existential and i hope you found your caffeine
anyway my favorite liveblog experience was definitely when Maya and I tried to liveblog the figure skating routine of a prefrosh but nbc never aired it so we just watched skiing in her nics single for three hours
In case anyone was wondering, I will be slow to respond on this liveblog because I am desperately trying to finish Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories.
Hi friends!! (Too lazy to read all the way back on my phone)
was it skiing? i though it was just like other random figure skaters
nah there was skiing too. and that snowboard dude
kingdom hearts is a classic
i’m upset that i don’t remember this??????
but guys, whAT ABOUT WHEN WE LIVEBLOGGED THE MOON
also BZOD I not-infrequently read your Facebook statuses to my 90yo grandpa in an attempt to make conversation >.>
omg the moon was my first liveblog and that was back when my username was “the moon” it was gr8
wait was it the Eclipse thing?? (also hi michelle)
It was the blood moon!
yeah it was a supermoon eclipse http://wesleying.org/2015/09/27/liveblog-supermoon-eclipse/
anyway this diner has no wifi so goodbye dear web acquaintances!
thanks for the link – my forgetfulness is at an all time high during summer
i’m currently sitting at my kitchen counter, listening to my mom try to give my sister directions to a specific gas station by the airport. it’s not going very well
bye kitab !
but before you leave, I wanted to share one of Holly’s more recent medium posts with everyone because it’s amazing basically https://medium.com/@girlziplocked/why-tentacle-porn-is-the-last-chapter-of-human-civilization-1ae8082f1267#.wraaog7dd
I’m in a frat house (???) helping my friend unpack his room lol
i miss everyone:/
are people on campus yet
is moving in still a thing?
frosh get there in a few days, everyone else is Sept. 3 I think
its either “moving in” or “resigning ourselves to another stressful year/cold ass winter”
so yeah we’re moving in soon
yeah undergrad housing opens on 9/3. but i will be staying illegally in my own house starting from 9/1
guys, i just want to put it out there that I was in 5th grade when this site was founded
I’m legally moving in on the 29th lol yay no AC
hey did you all ever try calling the wesleying phone number
We have a phone number?
theres a link on the homepage
look under “social”
lol that’s the number to mroth’s office
i really need to format these interviews i did
i’m v v interested in what all of your first big wesleying posts were — mine was a two-part series i did with kitab about the bell tower, with much guidance from BZOD
also wilk, i will help
yesyes! i want to know everyone’s big posts
i just straight-up had like five unfinished wesleying posts that i had planned but never got around to just, like, formatting. oh well
i am also incredibly bothered by the fact that the liveblog text shows up in BOTH crimson text AND helvetica
p sure mine was a bell and scroll interview?
Feel you Gabe
and good god fuck helvetica
my first post was a liveblog lol here i am whats journalism
idk what my first big post was but the best one from that first semester that i remember was this bad boy, with beccahope http://wesleying.org/2013/05/05/ethnomusicology-an-adventure-into-olins-scores-and-recordings/
WHAT THE FUCK IS UP Y’ALL
hi hermes !!!
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hermes whatup
I’M AT WORK. I SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS SITE.
HEY HERMES IS IT OKAY IF I LIVEBLOG IN ALL CAPS TOO OR IS THAT YOUR THING
but this site was made for procrasti-scrolling
i dont think i can do the all caps thing
DELETE UR ACCOUNT, WILK
Ugh where are all the oldies at, jeez
wilk doesnt exist
@Zach where the f are your peeps
Yeah Zach bring the squad
ugh zachary letting me down
hermes, remember that time we got mini wine boxes and saw that awful movie
well, this was a fun distraction
i tried to search the site for that movie but i don’t remember what it’s called and literally just put “movie” into the search bar. it’s still before noon for me, i’m not awake
okay wait so roll call: we have wilk, alix, michelle, Gabe, hermes at work, Zach sort of, BZOD sort of, and occasionally kitab? this is primarily a current-staff-liveblog
none of the cool kids came to the party:(
what if….people transcend material existence postgrad….you know, like Tupac at Coachella
yay so happy kitab that you use my FB to talk to old people, kind of
Maybe all the grads went to http://postwesleying.org/ instead
or are we living in a post-postwesleying time now
but yeah, I feel like many past Wesleyingers are off gallivanting and not necessarily near computers. wieb$ is working as a lumberjack or something.
omg hey BZOD
oh yeah, we ~*almost*~ did post-wesleying but never got around to it
ugh guys I have to go to a bar in Williamsburg, I’ll ttyl 4 now
omg hermes good luck. and ugh i just want to know what everyone is doing now that they’re post-wesleying (post-postwesleying, post-post-postwesleying, etc). everyone be my friends
ah, yes, the gallivanting
i joined this site to make friends
hey hermes, sorry I missed you. I’m procrastinating on packing for the next thing in my life by playing video games, and my 6 year-old macbook runs too hot nowadays to go to the couch with me
and Zach and I still use dumbphones, so there’s also that
BZOD’s allegations are true!
why isn’t holly here
idk maybe because we’re on wordpress now they dont have logins
but we interviewed them to catch up so peep that when it comes out like tomorrow or something
yeah! and i checked, they should still be able to post. they have wp accounts n everything
word. She’s probably out fighting the patriarchal capitalist machine tbh
God, fuck the patriarchal capitalist machine
give it time, i bet a lot of post wesleying ppl are heading home or are stuck in traffic or something else…
also yeah @wilk
Yeah we should probably wait until everyone is post-office. Btw, I have to pick up my mom from work at the post office in a few
So I might have to leave in a few
Okay, this was a really fun way to pretend I’m back at school. But I will leave you all now. Leave me some pizza.
i’m just watching tv now
this is fun, right guys, super fun
very fun Maya
the funnest (most fun, idk whats grammar)
What did I miss?
A lot of current staff lamenting being in trumpland, a reflection on a liveblog or two
This liveblog is due for a content revolution
Oh also: Zach misses usdan brunch
hi pyrotechnics! what’s it like to be back on wesleying
I’m not entirely certain how to answer that yet, I think.
I do not miss Usdan brunch. Or cleaning up after people.
Also, hi all!
Apparently I have the ability to edit other people’s liveblog posts now? Was that always a thing?
i’m actually not sure if it was always a thing? i usually just use it to fix the fact that liveblog text shows up in two different fonts
I promise I will eventually get postwesleying up and running. Humble apologies to everyone that that hasn’t happened yet.
are people on campus yet
is moving in still a thing?
what even is the “school year”
pyrotechnics! hey! also, yeah, I think that was always a thing – at least for editors. maybe it’s more universal now, but I’m not sure.