Feb. 28th, 2013

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: A collection of items, including two cameras, a Hello Kitty toy, and a handwritten note. (Default)

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