When i was younger i used to hear "If you can't originate, don't imitate." That never made any sense to me. If they couldn't originate what else would they do? The other addage, "Imitiation is the sincerest form of flattery." is much better. Further, this seems to say that origination allows the person to imitate. But, why would they want to? They can originate!
In modern day mystory (as opposed to history) people find me laughing at my own jokes. I am often derided for this with the malevolent question "Why do you laugh at your own jokes?" It's like it some form of crime to laugh before the other person. I'm telling the joke because i think it's funny! And that is why i'm laughing. If i *didn't* think it was funny, relating it to the other person (and thus wasting his time) would be an insult. And yet, if they don't laugh, neither can i. Make sense, this does not.
So, when it comes to cute comments, i prefer my own. Other people may or may not tickle my fancy, i always do it just right. And, as long as it is far in enough in the past that i don't remember it (i think that's about five seconds) i find it hilarious to re-read those comments.
Thus, whilst searching comments for pre-uid days (only the stories are online, the moderation system is not backwards compatible (see this)) i found this story, in which i made this comment (yeah, recent, but i was on my way
I wonder how other people deal with their narcissism. Do they share it, or are they content in keeping it to their own, loving self?