[sticky entry] Sticky: FRIENDS ONLY

Jul. 6th, 2004 07:16 pm
celestialdescent: Image: A collection of items, including two cameras, a Hello Kitty toy, and a handwritten note. (Default)
Finally got around to getting a banner. Well, more like make one of my own 'cuz I'm too lazy to look for one. Whatever.



So if you wanna read this journal, just post a comment here saying you wanna add me. I'll be happy to add you back! ^__^ But before you do, please read my profile for more info.
celestialdescent: Image: Qing Chuan from Jade Palace Lock Heart stares at the sky. (thoughtfulness)
Well, now's as good a time as any to update this journal. Man, I've been awful at keeping this thing up.

Actually, I found that I haven't really been going to LJ... at all, really. If I'm not on Tumblr, I'm either at Pottermore or Rune's for HP stuff and good conversation. To get in touch with real life, I've got Facebook. I even find myself logging into Dreamwidth more because I put all my RSS feeds on there. That, and I chose to subscribe to [personal profile] china_shop's White Collar liveblogs on here. Most of the fandoms I followed on LJ have died off or have a decent enough community on DW. [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie has finally made the move to Tumblr, so there's not much keeping me on LJ anymore.

That's not necessarily a bad thing; after all, I did decide to start posting on DW more than a year ago because of issues with LJ. Incidentally, that came around the time I decided to really get involved with Tumblr, and now that has become my new "hangout" spot, so to speak. This also has a lot to do with the way the Internet fandom has evolved, and it makes sense to go where the people are.

In some ways, that's be unfortunate. Don't get me wrong, I love the GIFs and the pictures and the occasional meta people post on Tumblr. I love the tag system they have in place and how this means I can follow my interests without seeing stuff people post that I don't care about. I like being passively involved in fandoms and how the "like" button allows me to say "I like this post" without having to say it. However, I'm really attached to the comment system in LJ/DW. Reblogs can get cumbersome after awhile, and asks/replies are limited. I miss reading honest-to-God conversations people can get into. And while I can work around the longer text posts on Tumblr ("Read more" cuts can be useful, and I link to my other DW account for really long posts), I miss not having to do that.

I dunno, I guess I'm feeling nostalgic right now. I know I was never really involved in fandom while I was on LJ, but I do miss it.
celestialdescent: Image: Mama Odie from The Princess and the Frog hitting her hand against her forehead with the word "facepalm" on top. (disbelief)
It'll have nothing to do with whatever I post here or on Tumblr. Nope, I want to blog about places that sell coffee and tea and stuff so I have a reason to be going to different places around the city. I wanna be able to record those experiences and publicly share them, even though I know there's a slim chance anyone will read what I have to say.

This is a terrible idea, I just know it. Especially because I am fickle and will likely lose interest in a few days. But we’ve established this already. *headdesk*

I'm crossposting this in as many places as I can so that I can leave it out there and let the idea run its natural course of going nowhere.
celestialdescent: Image: Yuri Nakamura from Angel Beats! stares ahead; the word "dream" and some tiny text are on the upper left side. (default2)
So, I've been spending a majority of my time on Tumblr. Right now, I think I've made more posts (both my own and reblogs) on there in the past ten months than I have the first few years on LJ. Sure, compared to some Tumblrs I follow, that's just a drop in the bucket, but that's a huge thing for me.

Despite how relatively active I am on Tumblr now, there are still a few things I'm not completely comfortable putting on there because they delve more into my personal life than I'd like to share. It's weird, but it's because I've mainly designated Tumblr as my fandom squeeing/random stuff area. LJ (and now DW) has been mainly about my personal life, especially this particular journal. (I'd like to think that [personal profile] rfmadison will be my line between LJ/DW and Tumblr when I finally get around to updating that journal)

Anyway, the point of this public post. Here's a few thoughts accompanied by things that I found on the Internet. I'll put them behind cuts.

Sexuality, or lack thereof. )

Religion. Specifically, how deep my faith goes. )

So there you are. A few more things about me. Do I think anyone else will read it? Nope. But it's out there.
celestialdescent: Cartoon image: A teenage girl staring out hopefully, light shining on her face. (fandom love)
Finishing the priority mission on Tuchanka left me with so many feelings. While Palaven was a grim reminder of how huge of an impact the Reaper invasion is to places that are not Earth, it didn’t move with my emotions nearly as well as the events on Tuchanka. I’m left feeling a mix of joy and sorrow. I don’t know how much more of the game I’ve got to go, but man, that was emotionally exhausting. I don’t remember feeling like this while playing the other two games. Heck, I don’t remember feeling this way playing most video games.

Warning: Spoilers up to Tuchanka )

This was copy and pasted from my entry on Tumblr. Catharsis is good.
celestialdescent: Cartoon image: A girl facing left with her eyes closed. Snow is falling around her and in the background. (seasonal)
I've been pretty bored for the past couple of days. That plus insomnia means lots of time on the computer. So, while checking out reviews on That Guy with the Glasses, I watched JesuOtaku's Top 20 Anime Theme Songs of 2011. That turned out to be a good decision for one reason: an idea of new anime to watch. The one I wanted to watch most? Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw), or AnoHana for short.



The summary, pulled from Anime News Network, is as follows:

Five childhood friends grow apart after the death of Meiko Honma, close playmate of them all. Jinta Yadomi, leader of the group when they were kids, neglects high school and lives as a shut-in when he unexpectedly starts seeing the ghost of Meiko, who can only interact with him and no one else. She has returned to ask Jinta to fulfill the forgotten wish she made as a kid.


I started the show this morning since I had given up all notions of sleep and finished it about an hour ago. I couldn't stop watching! It was relatable to me on more than one level. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting when I watched the above clip, but I thought it was a solid story.

That's all I really have to say. I might put together some more coherent thoughts later.
celestialdescent: Text: Fangirling is Serious Business. (fangirling)


I'm actually most excited about the few snippets on what looks like a school sports festival. If the movie manages to fit that plotline from the manga, I am SO. THERE!

Yeaaaaaah, I have nothing intelligent to add.
celestialdescent: Image: Mama Odie from The Princess and the Frog hitting her hand against her forehead with the word "facepalm" on top. (disbelief)
So, on the front page of LiveJournal, the staff posted this article from Fast Company about the changes LJ is making to draw in more users. This quote is a real gem:

LiveJournal's leadership has made it clear that their future American business strategy lies in generating new traffic rather than catering to the service's current small-but-loyal membership. The challenge for Petrochenko and other executives at LiveJournal will be redefining the brand's identity in a crowded media marketplace.


Charming. I'd say don't change, but LJ needs it. Badly.

Crossposting this over to Tumblr, where I've been spending a lot of time the past few months enjoying fandoms.
celestialdescent: Cartoon image: A teenage girl staring out hopefully, light shining on her face. (fandom love)
This sneak peak comes courtesy of TVOvermind.com here.

Video contains spoilers )

It's so very drama-like. The cabin in particular reminds me of Hana Yori Dango. *sigh* Next Sunday needs to be here, like, yesterday.
celestialdescent: Cartoon image: A teenage girl staring out hopefully, light shining on her face. (fandom love)
Videos behind cut )

In case it isn't clear, I'm mainly interested in OUaT's version of Snow White and Prince Charming, so these promos fill me with so much glee! Is next Sunday here already?
celestialdescent: Image: Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club laughing (friendliness)
Wow, that was faster than I expected. As of about 6 minutes ago (according to my inbox notification), all my entries from LJ have been imported over to my Dreamwidth account. And with all my privacy settings too, so I don't have to worry about redoing it myself like I did when I originally made my LJ friends-only. I'm officially impressed. Next step: making a back-up file of my LJ entries onto my laptop.

While I won't be completely jumping ship from LJ (all my communities are over there), I think Dreamwidth and I will get along just fine. =)
celestialdescent: Image: Ariel from The Little Mermaid  with her hand on her chin with the word "sigh" on the lower right corner. (apathy)
And because Dreamwidth is being really nice by dropping their invite code-only policy for the moment, I've decided to check this site out. I'm also planning on importing [livejournal.com profile] rfmadison and the few entries I have from there. I suspect that'll take less time than the entries over at [livejournal.com profile] amimichiru.

We'll see how this goes for now. But first, sleep.

Edit: Maybe it's because I'm using Chrome or because I normally use Semagic for my posts, but did LJ's post format change, too? So weird.

Edit #2: Apparently LiveJournal now allows all users to edit their comments? On the one hand, I've wanted that feature for awhile and now I don't need to pay to get it, which is nice. On the other hand, I still miss the "preview" button. Hmm...
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