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Poo, LJ. You have failed me.


Jan. 4th, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
I think that ljarchive's been compromised, so if you do decide to save your journal, it would be better to use BlogBooker (which used to be LJBook but now handles a lot of platforms). After losing comments to a back-up snafu once, I'm calmer about the idea of losing them again (but Shog dumped all my journals/comms to XML, so even though it won't be pretty, I've got all the info, anyway).

Nine years of notes—I'm amazed you had so many to dispose of! I suspect you've forgotten more Latin than I've ever known. :P

Yes, as in Hyperbole and a Half! Someone sent me the Alot comic, and I've enjoyed it since then; Shog has everything and is religious about reading it. :D

I've only glanced through your journal, but it's beautiful and looks full of interesting things to read. I look forward to it. I'm afraid that I keep my journal fairly light and fandom-focused these days, with a healthy dose (mostly flocked before December 2016 due to a troll) of cheerful, RL posts. I like to leave the serious, less-entertaining side of life offline where it belongs. ;)

Have you seen the Snowflake Challenge? That looks like fun. I'm behind, but I think I might give it a go.

Edited at 2017-01-04 04:49 pm (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2017 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info, I consider it.

Oh there was a lot. I still have folders and folders of things I haven't even looked it. It's probably maths for uni. So all in all, I used to know a few things but you know the saying, the more you learn, the less you know.

Ah, got to love Hyperbole and a Half. So many things parallel my own experiences. ;) Take the one with the grandfather's birthday cake for example.

I respect that some people do not want to talk about the serious, less-entertaining side of life as you called it but for me, who has nobody to talk to about these things in real life it's kind of essential that I have a space where I can talk about these things. Certainly nobody is obligated to read or comment on these parts. You're welcome to skip them. I don't mind one bit. And I try to balance that with a lot other posts – usually recommendations or fandom talk. It's just that – I do not want to censor myself or wonder "oh is it okay if I'm posting this or that... people might find me dreary" in my own space. I hope you understand. I think it's important that everyone feels safe enough to express themselves. That's why I use LJ and keep it f-locked.

Ah yes, I remember the Snowflake Challenge. I've done it many years ago... well... four years ago. ;) I'm just really really rubbish at keeping up with ALL THE THINGS/deadlines.

Edited at 2017-01-04 06:43 pm (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2017 12:03 am (UTC)
I respect that some people do not want to talk about the serious, less-entertaining side of life as you called it but for me, who has nobody to talk to about these things in real life it's kind of essential that I have a space where I can talk about these things.

Oh, I touch on those things, but I try to keep it light in here so that I won't dwell on certain things out there. Like you, however, it's good to have a place that I know I can unburden myself—and I would never expect anyone to self-censor, particularly in a journaling space.

I meant to take a crack at the Snowflake Challenge today, but as usual, time got away from me.

Jan. 5th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
That's fair enough. It's hard to judge oneself so I don't know about my journal. The thing is, I'm not prepared to put on some fake cheerfulness and I'm not into "dwell positivity posts". By the same token, as I mentioned above, I understand if there are topics others rather not read about. I don't expect anyone to or to comment for that matter. I hope I provide enough other content that might be engaging or interesting enough to talk about. Though I admit that from time to time when things are busy I don't post as much though I try to keep up with comments.

Well, I suppose you could always take the parts of the Snowflake Challenge that you want to post about and do it whenever you like? It's really hard to keep up with something every day for 30 days (just look at my exercise regime). I guess that's why it's called a challenge. But nonetheless I think there are definitely some things in there that provide good talking points, no matter when and under what motto you decide to take a go at them. :)
Jan. 5th, 2017 02:27 am (UTC)
Good for you; there's no reason to feign cheerfulness, ever (says she who did it for years in various contexts). There are benefits to getting older. :P

I just noticed that you're using a Cassie icon from Hex! I loved that show but only got to see half of the first series before losing access to it. (There's a list somewhere on my laptop of all such shows I want to find again; it's entirely too long. I should prolly stop keeping lists like that; I park things on them and forget about them. *meeps*)

Cool beans! I'll try to find the time tomorrow. :)

Edited at 2017-01-05 02:29 am (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2017 10:32 am (UTC)
Hah, yes I went through a phase in my early 30s when I was a bit better – then things happened and now I'm pretty insecure again. But pretending to be something I'm not costs too much energy and I save it for special real life events.

Yes! Cassie! Hex! I loved the first season. It had so much potential. Season 2 was a bit of a mess in my personal opinion. But I really liked Roxanne's storyline. I think you can find streaming links here.

Jan. 5th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link!