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09:31pm 08/08/2004
  Who is the mod of this community?  
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03:19am 08/08/2004
mood: chipper
i just joined. i love fireflies. unfortunatly, i live in washington... i think it's too cold here? i loved some of your guys stories!!! this rawks!
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08:53pm 02/08/2004
  a little flutter of light and life and love wonders in through the open door  
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11:11pm 29/06/2004
  if i were a fire fly i would get all my friends and go to california and visit a girl in the bay area, so she could see something that would make her smile, and not want to cry any more.

thats what i would do.
I love fireflies too 
12:42am 29/06/2004
  Firefly Importance
The light emitted by fireflies is unique. Nearly 100 percent of the energy is given off as light; in an electric arc light, only 10 percent of the energy is light and the other 90 percent is given off as heat. The taillight contains two rare chemicals, luciferin and luciferase. Luciferin, a heat resistant substrate, is the source of light; luciferase, an enzyme, is the trigger; and oxygen is the fuel. A body chemical, ATP (adenosine triphosphate), converts to energy and causes the luciferin-luciferase mixture to light up. Small internal injections of ATP in the firefly tail cause flashes of light that can be measured quantitatively. As all living cells contain ATP in a rather constant concentration, injection of the firefly's chemicals quickly detects energy problems in human cells (different reaction between normal and cancerous cells). The firefly technique is used to study heart disease, muscular dystrophy, urology, antibiotic testing, waste water treatment, environmental protection and diagnosis of hypothermia in swine-a condition costing the pork industry $200 to $300 million each year. Special electronic detectors, using firefly chemicals, have been placed in spacecrafts to look for earth-life forms in outer space. When as little as one quadrillionth of a gram of ATP enters the rocket's detector, a flash of cold light is given off and the signal is recorded by scientists on earth. Other detectors warn that milk, food or water may be bacteria contaminated.

The Sigma Chemical Co., P.O. Box 14508, St. Louis, Missouri 63172 (telephone 1-800-325-3010), is the largest known buyer of fireflies. They purchase and provide fireflies throughout the world for conducting research in a wide variety of scientific areas.

From May through August, fireflies may be seen flying and are easiest to catch at dusk, about one hour before the sun goes down.

A $75.00 bonus is automatically paid at each 50,000 level above 300,000 fireflies. A catcher turning in 75,000 fireflies would be paid at the rate of one cent each of $750.00 plus a $10.00 bonus at the 25,000 firefly level; a $20.00 bonus at the 50,000 firefly level and a $30.00 bonus at the 75,000 firefly level.

Contact the Sigma Chemical Co. for additional details on joining the club.
Firefly friends 
10:39pm 21/06/2004
  A firefly just flew into the house and after playing for a while hid because it didnt want to go back outside hehe.
Its outside now though, I had my best friend catch it because i didnt want it to be away from its friends.
*sparkles* x-x-x
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01:00am 19/06/2004
mood: content
old journal snippets:

I want a garden of fireflies. I want them to drift about me and keep me warm on cool nights. I want to be their guardien. Landing softly these eternal souls would offer company to old travelers and light the way for a thousand eyes.

I feel like the last firefly in winter quietly fading out.

All across the darkened night sky sail fireflies
Gently lighting shadows that hide a thousand eyes.


In Japanese culture fireflies are thought to be the visable representation of the sould of the dead. They are very beloved. There is also a popular song that the Japanese sing about the firefly. It is as popular as the national anthem. In Japanese the firely is called "hotaru".


Delerium - Euphoria (firefly)

And how I've loved
And I have served
And I have sinned
But I have learned
As long as you are true to the life that you live
This is the time to feel love

I feel a stirring deep within
Slowly picking up momentum
Like the tide coming into shore
Over and under in it's course

This feeling emblazed inside
Every nerve like a firefly

Hovering above me
glow glow glowing divine

every nerve like a firefly
every nerve like firefly
this feeling emblazed inside
every nerve like a firefly

I never want to loose
what I have finally found
There's a requiem
A new congregation
And it's telling me go forward
and walk under a brighter sky
every nerve glowing like a firefly
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09:07pm 18/06/2004
  a firefly just landed on my window  
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11:37am 18/06/2004
  if i were to look for fire flies, where should i begin?  
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09:36pm 17/06/2004
  once on the northwest coast of spain, i was swimming in the ocean, and there was no light to be seen but stars. the moon hadn't risen. and in the water there was bioluminescent plankton, which is what i later figured it was, but i dove into the ocean (which was cold) and it lit up around me. and i was thinking fireflies fireflies in the water.  
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05:13pm 17/06/2004
  as i walk through the night i fantasize about beautiful specks of lights. the ones that would kiss my face and forever bless my soul. through the night they would touch me in a place that no person could ever, a touch that would fill me with butterflies and make me glow brighter than any star. if i could live though a night that was full of wonderful specks that danced with me all through the darkness, i could die a happy girl, and never ask for anything ever again. if my life were to end at the conclusion of the night that i met an insect that glowed as the light of a boy in love does burn. the darkness consumes all but the burning of chemicals of that which does defy gravity. And so i lust on for a night that will swallow me up with all the light that might zip by my eyes in the night. i only hope i will find them before i breath my last breath.  
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07:01pm 16/06/2004
mood: happy
The first time I saw a firefly this year was when I was sitting at my computer in the early hours of the morning, around 2am. All the lights were off except for the glow of the computer screen. And there, on my window was a firefly. Its green light a beakon as it searched for a mate on my window. When at my computer you can look directly out my windows into the woods that are at the back of my house, so I was amazed by the beauty of green light that lit up the blackness of the night.

And just last night as I walked up my driveway, it was almost like an invisible force caused me to stop and look up. To look up into the trees that surrounded my driveway and smile. I was smiling at the beautiful fireflies dancing in the trees.

They are fun little creatures aren't they?
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Hey firefly lovers 
04:25pm 16/06/2004
  I recently discovered the fireflies of Missouri and immediately fell in love.
Originally being from England where we don't have anything as tropical or magical as fireflies I am totally mesmerised. Especially for having seen thousands of them nightly. I'm amazed and in love how such beautiful things exsist.
I can't imagine what it would have been like growning up surrounded by these wonderful insects.
*neon blinks & sparkles* x-x-x
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