censorship: we here at avalantern aren't particularly fond of unwanted censorship. but if you're tired of seeing naughty words, you can choose to have them "sanitized". check the "censor language" box in your settings!
tidbits: you can post little factoids about yourself in your profile. your tidbits are shown randomly every time someone views the page, so be sure to post a lot of them!
there are two facts that i am trying my best to accept, but still break my heart:
for some reason, i really like being near huge bodies of water. i'm really not sure why, but i feel much more comfortable if there's a lake or a river nearby, even if it's a half a mile away
my girlfriend just got a new unlocked iPhone 3Gs! very exciting.
unread mail: the little number next to your mailbox is the number of unread messages you have -- these messages are either from your friends, or they're notifications from avalantern
restrict comments: do you often find yourself writing a beautiful work of art, only to have it bashed in the comments? sometimes this can be a drag. you can restrict comments on your posts in your settings