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This journal is still, as of now, flocked. I'd like to think I'm not, mentally, in the same place where I'm as wary as I once was. But if you're here to see graphics, of which I'm always flattered, rest assured, those will always be public. I really don't flock too many posts anymore, but if you feel like you really want to get to know me or be friended back, conversation and chatting are the best way, if you ask me ;) Thank you!


BBC'S Top 100 Books Meme


1. Bold the books you read.
2. Underline the ones you read and liked.
3. Leave as is books you haven’t read.
4. Italicize the books you intend to read
5. Post your answers.

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Writer's Block: Eeeeeeeek!

What animal (or insect, etc) are you most afraid of? Was there a specific incident that led to your fear, or is it just a general thing?

I'm terrified of butterflies...they scare the beejus out of me!

Livejournal, come on.

Originally posted by londonesque at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by in_the_end at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by poisonivory at Livejournal, come on.
I never use Scrapbook, but I think people who pay for a service should, you know, know when that service gets severely diminished. Via caiusmajor:

Originally posted by zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

LiveJournal seems intent on driving everyone away, maybe it thinks it's too mainstream *adds hipster galsses to LJ logo).

Writer's Block: Length Matters

Which LiveJournal community have you been a member of the longest? How many years (or months, for our newer users) have you been a member? If the community is public, link to a recent entry or two that shows why you've stayed involved.

easily the xfile_stillness com, of which I am the mod - I've been a member for at least 7 or more years :)

I heard that version

went to the midnight release of Hunger Games last night. Hadn't read the books, so I wasn't sure what to expect reviewCollapse )

Writer's Block: Meow vs. Arf

Cats or dogs-- which do you prefer, and why?

is neither an answer?

next time we make port

not much to report, as per usual, but I did see Silent House today review through hereCollapse )

pursue secret agendas

not much to report, had a strangely good day today :) movie review - chronicleCollapse )

crayons to perfume

finally got to the theatre to see My Week with Marilyn - and Michelle Williams is bloody amazing!! full reviewCollapse )

Writer's Block: Singles Awareness Day

Do you love or hate Valentine’s Day?

I'm not a fan, but I might sing a different tune if I was in a relationship ;)

thanks to awry, liars_dance, strandmose, sibelle_art and londonesque for the v-gifts!!

Writer's Block: School Ties

What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?

I had to smile at this question, I got my undergrad degree in Political Science and Russian language, which are utterly worthless and once I realised that, I went back and got a Masters in IT - now I have a good job. You do the math ;)

Writer's Block: ONTD Games Giveaway

Which video game character would you like to have as your real-life BFF? One random response will win a $60 Amazon gift card! [Full contest rules here.] Don't forget to share your favorite gamer moments on at 3 p.m. PST for Free For All Friday (FFAF).

This is a no-brainer - I'd love a real life Charmander! I'd never be cold in my office, but I'd also need flame-retardant sheets and such :)

just passing through

Giants won last night, and the Caps too! I know I don't update much, but no one really reads this, so whateves...I need a new default icon, Mike Green (in my default icon, is out for 6-8 weeks)...check my current icons out and let me know if you see any that I should switch to or some you see around - peace out :)

Writer's Block: Merry Christmas

What is the best present you received this year?

My mommy made me Snoopy pillows :) best gift by far :) hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday! I know I don't post much, but I do update my video game blog almost daily and my other blog more frequently :)
Originally posted by moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.

**Hina here - not sure how I feel about this, but thought I'd go ahead and cross-post some indignation :)**

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

What is on your holiday wish list this year? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]

goodness, I'd love to see my niece, that'd be the most wonderful gift of all - but don't tell her, she's not yet a year old :)

The Muppets Review

Finally saw the new Muppet movie today, it was utterly awesome! 10 kinds of awesome!! helps that Michigan beat Ohio State for the first time in forever yesterday too ;) mild review through hereCollapse )

caps are losing 4-1...gah...

My Wolverines pulled it out earlier today, besting Nebraska 45-17 or something, but the Caps are down 4-1 and time is not on our side...I finished Batman Arkham Asylum today review belowCollapse )


got to see Breaking Dawn last night, before midnight, actually, and here be a review! twilight...Collapse )