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07 April 2008 @ 03:08 pm
Dear Flist  
Taking a page out of astrogirl2's book...

I've actually wanted to do this for a while, but now that astrogirl2 has done it, I can be a lemming instead :)

While my flist is not ginormous, it's pretty big and I don't get to talk to half as many people as I would like. Most of the time it's because I'm really bogged down with RL stuff, but sometimes it's because I don't know you very well and I'm a little too shy to just start posting whatever all over your space.

I also wonder, like astrogirl2 whether people are just here for fic or basic fandom and don't want to move into a "friendship" or if there are people on my flist that really would like to chat? If you're just here for fic, that's cool. I have no problem with that, though I don't write as much as I used to. But if you're looking for more and I haven't been talking to you much, I'd love to know. Actually, I enjoy meeting new people and talking about a range of things, so if I know you're open to various discussions, then I'll be more inclined to do so if I know that I'm not bugging you.

Also, the nature of fandoms are ever changing. We move onto to new stuff, we hold onto the old, and we develop new opinions and interests. Maybe some of you are here because you feel bad about defriending. Maybe some of you don't know me very well and are too shy. Maybe some of you are new and we haven't really had a chance to talk yet.

I ask because I go through the same thing. Sometimes I wonder if I should comment or not. And there are some people I've drifted away from fannishly. I wonder if people would feel weird if I started engaging them in a more personal or friendly manner or if people would rather keep it "strictly professional." And if I feel that way, I'm sure others do as well.

So in this post, please feel free to reintroduce yourself. Feel free to tell me to please go away or to talk more or to post on your LJs. Really. Or if you feel the need to take me off your flist, no hard feelings. (Unless I've like known you for a long time and we've talked alot, then *sniff* but I know people change.)

Or just go about your own business.

I just like to talk is all ;)
Current Mood: lazyopen
AstroGirlastrogirl2 on April 7th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm a trendsetter! Although I think your post is actually rather more eloquent than mine. :)

Well, I think after that, you already know that you're entirely welcome (but hardly obligated) to come and chat with me as you like. But here I am popping in to wave hello, anyway!
Working for the Mandroid: Moyamoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
You are a trendsetter!

So now we know we can both pop by and say hello anytime!

And you can hold my hand as I finish up FS S4 and hit the PKW miniseries. Ack!
(no subject) - astrogirl2 on April 8th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
aurora_novarum: daniel by moonshaydeaurora_novarum on April 7th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Let's see. You were the catalyst that got me to sign up on lj after aizjanika's nagging. You let me snurch my very first icon. I email or chat with you at least twice a week.

So you know. Barely known fandom acquaintance. :-) *hugs* Thanks for introducing me to a totally cool region of fandom and for being an all around cool gal!
Working for the Mandroid: yearnmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
And Teal'c fic! Remember the Teal'c fic!

I am like the Wal-Mart greeter of this corner of fandom, I swear.
holdouttroutholdouttrout on April 7th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I am definitely open to being bothered on IM whenever I'm on. About anything. I mean...anything I know something about. Just in case you ever wanted to talk. Which you might not. But that's okay, too. ;-)

Also, I totally missed your Lost post. Sadly, I'm a cliche and *like* Jack and Kate and even Sawyer sometimes, in an evil-character-liking way, but...it gets stranger as you watch!
aurora_novarum: Lee Whoopsaurora_novarum on April 7th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
but...it gets stranger as you watch!

That's only when it's not down right odd! ;-)
(no subject) - holdouttrout on April 7th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aurora_novarum on April 7th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - holdouttrout on April 7th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aurora_novarum on April 8th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - holdouttrout on April 8th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Library Alterna-Chick ;): gatewars-suzvoyjedishadowolf on April 7th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hey Lady! I've been an utter lump when it comes to commenting most of the time, but y'know I originally came for the fic and the fandom companionship. I stay for the friendship, the fic, and the fandoms. Posting is always welcome on my LJ - agreement, disagreement, just plain ol' different opinion, or simple hello, I likes and welcome it! :)

Speaking of, Ark of Truth - you did a write up on it didn't you? I only just got to see it this morning so I've been doing my best to stay spoiler free but I can reads it now. :)
Working for the Mandroid: D'ohmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
I miss you! I see you so rarely now.

*squee SW meets SG1*
That icon always cracks me up.

And oh no. I forgot to post an Ark of Truth. I need to do that this week.
Spiletta42spiletta42 on April 7th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
When I'm super-busy or sick or stressed, I'll miss LJ posts and only comment if it's really important when I go skimming backwards, but other than that I'm cool with anything anyone posts, and enjoy chatting, and try like heck to not be too shy or insecure to do so as long as I have something to contribute. So post away.
Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'll be sure to remember that.

And when I am super stressed and busy I do the same. It's just how life goes :)
Autumn Dandelion: Meautumndandelion on April 7th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Well as you can see, I haven't been geeking out about Stargate anywhere near how I used to. That's not to say that I won't in the future, but right now, the ninja turtles have pretty much taken over. I know it's pretty clear out of nowhere, but I've always felt that you appreciate fandom for what it is and accept that people get obsessed over various things. At the core though, we're geeks, and it's comforting that we understand each other.

When we post about fandoms that the other isn't into, I figure the other just glosses over those posts. Like I doubt you read my NASCAR posts, and my NASCAR peeps don't read my sci fi posts. That's to be expected. I do enjoy your personal posts and hope we keep up with each other that way too.
Working for the Mandroid: Hugsmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Cool. And indeed. That is the nature of fandom. We jump back and forth, and go with the flow of fandom.

Thanks for the input :) I hope you're enjoying your TMNT. I always loved Leonardo the best :)
(no subject) - autumndandelion on April 8th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
Barbarahtbthomas on April 7th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Okay, hello, I'm Barbara, and I'm new-ish. I enjoy LJ for both fandom and personal, although I tend to post fannish things more than personal. And even then, it tends to be photos or happy news. This mostly comes from the fact that I don't really share the negative things in my life with people, even in RL. My husband and I tend to be pretty private -- even co-workers and people at church are generally unaware when things are bad. Family is our source of support, rather than LJ.

I do like it when people comment on my LJ for whatever reason. And not everyone comments on the same things, or much at all. And that's fine.

I will definitely read all of your fannish posts when they are fandoms I follow, and I try to comment if I have something to say. I will likely read your personal posts, too, and offer support or thoughts when I can.
Working for the Mandroid: Yodamoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Family is our source of support, rather than LJ.

This is awesome. I am so glad you have that outlet :)

I'm trying to comment more, so I want to taregt the people that actually are welcoming to it. Sometimes people are more lurker oriented and there is nothing wrong with that.


(no subject) - htbthomas on April 8th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
mysticalweather: SG-1: (nomadicwriter) Friends For?mysticalweather on April 7th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Let's see....moonshayde...moonshayde....which one are you again? Oh, hey! wait! I know! Aren't you that razy girl who watched all of Smallville in like a month??!!


Oh right...that was me. Hmmm...

Well, then 'fraid you're not ringing any bells. ;)


Working for the Mandroid: defriendsmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Ooooh. I get it. So you want to be that way, eh?

*points to icon*

I don't need your magical mystical muse dust anymore!
(no subject) - mysticalweather on April 8th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Teilaniteilani on April 7th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Since I have fallen so spectacularly out of the habit of recording just about anything over the past year or two, I have recently resolved to start commenting in others journals more as kind of training to get back in the habit of updating my own LJ account more than once a month, or six.

I should be happy to get to know you beyond your fiction, which is what brought me to your journal in the first place. When I do start posting more, it is possible that there may actually be something available for a person to have a response to. :)
Working for the Mandroid: SG1moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
LJ Training? Maybe you should copyright that ;)

And if you do venture back from the unknown and start commenting I will be sure to pay more attention. It's just you vanish for so long! I just imagine you are off on these amazing adventures ;)

seacrystal on April 7th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)

Hello there! I'm quite new to this whole LJ thing, only since December last year but this place is definitely my favourite hangout so far. :D

We have the same love for everything Superman, and I think that's good enough reason for us to be friends forever. :p And I find your RL posts to be very insightful, and gain lots of perspectives just by reading how you deal with things and everything.

I do enjoy commenting and comments, fannish discussions are always fun. And you're most welcome to talk on my LJ anytime!
Working for the Mandroid: Iconic Lovemoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
LJ is great. You can surround yourself with people of like mind or you can have a variety. There are comms. You can post scans and fics and art. You can lock entries or go public. I just love how much control you have over your settings.

Superman is the glue that holds the world together, is he not? ;) I enjoy your comics-related posts very much!

And thanks! It's good to know. I'll try to be a bit more active :)
I am never merry when I hear sweet music: SG-1: Vala makes silly facespaper_tzipporah on April 7th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Hi. I've been around for a while and I don't comment nearly as often as I should. That said, I'd love to talk more, and I'm not just saying that because I want you to read my thesis draft and tell me what you think.

Anyway, I like your fic, but that's not why I'm here, really. I like knowing people in fandom, but I also like getting a sense of who people are OUTSIDE fandom, as well. So, um, yes. Good times!
Working for the Mandroid: Laughmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I've read all your posts but I don' comment very often. it might be because I don't know you very well. At the same time, how does one get to know a person if she never says anything? Duh. *smacks head*

Me, I love the whole experience. Fandom inside out. So feel free to talk more and I'll do the same.

And I am looking forward to seeing how your thesis draft comes out! I would be more than happy to look at it. I'm sorry I haven't been able to provide anything thus far on it. Apparently, I am very good at packing away and never ever seeing my stuff again...
garnet_words: Sleepy!Deangarnet_words on April 7th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm mostly a lurker who posts drabbles once in a while.

I'm also with you on the "wondering if I should comment or not" to the people on my f-list, probably because I don't post all that much.

Also, randomly, I totally forgot about the Spongebob placemats... now I wanna go re-watch that episode.
Working for the Mandroid: brothers (winchester)moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh man. Your icon is so so pretty.

Well, I can at least speak for my LJ. You're always free to comment. I don't mind whether you agree with me or not. I do enjoy conversation. And if you ever post on your LJ, I'll read it and do my best to comment back.

Spongebob placemats *giggles* I love that ep :)
Traycer: the looktraycer_ on April 7th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I'm here for the fanfic and the friendship, and although I don't always comment, I still read almost everything you blog about... well except maybe for the Smallville posts. I haven't gotten into that fandom yet. :) Supernatural, on the other hand, is definitely on my list to get started on, just as soon as I can justify that expenditure and I'm enjoying the discussions even if I can't participate due to the fact that I don't know what I'm talking about. lol

And, please don't be shy with my journal. Feel free to post whatever you want, whenever you want, all over my LJ. :) I love interesting debates, and if you don't agree with something I've said, please don't hesitate to tell me. I won't bite, I promise!!
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! I know I don't comment very much, but I try. I do read all the posts. I shall take that to heart. :)

And yay! SPN awaits you whenever the time comes :)
Gunhildagunhilda on April 7th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
I can't even remember why I friended you initially, but it was probably for fic. I stick around because you're an interesting person, and I enjoy your posts.

I welcome comments from anyone on my own journal, but I understand that most of my posts aren't fannish and are probably quite boring to most people. Comment or not, friend or unfriend me; it's all good.
Working for the Mandroid: Steadfastmoonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
After awhile it just blurs...

No, I have no desire to unfriend you. I know I haven't been commenting much, though :( But I do read your posts :)
ridin' the star milestargazercmc on April 7th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I stalk. I have melted butter and some tongs here....

Wait, no. That's "I pinch." Sorry.
Working for the Mandroid: Bender1moonshayde on April 8th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
That was hilarious. At least you always bring the funny!