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01 January 2014 @ 11:36 pm
A New Year and Reflection  
Wow. So this whole posting thing? Apparently gets worse every year.

Every year I pledge to change that. Every year I don't.

So this year I'm not pledging to post more or "get back on track." The truth is I rarely post here any more and I am so busy that I can't be fannish in the way I used to be. It's so much easier to post on Twitter and Facebook, both of which can cater to people who don't have time to write a long, thoughtful post.

Still, I have a certain bit of nostalgia for this place and I refuse to close it down. Naturally, any fanfic I write will be posted here, but there are also people on LJ that I care about, and miss very much, and there is always that part of me seeking deeper conversations.

Twitter and Facebook take care of some of my needs, but not those days where I need to have a nice conversation with people. And Tumblr? I loved it at first because, omg so many pretty gifts and art and other visual fun, but it's also full of anger and bitterness, and I find myself not enjoying it at all anymore. Being spread across various social media made me realize how much I miss how this place used to thrive.

Everything changes and people have splintered off to various different social media. Many of us are still here and have drifted, or have gone silent. For those who would like to use LJ more, why not? Whether we agree or see eye to eye isn't important. As long as we respect each other.

I'm creating a filter to actual use. (I've created several in the past to decide what to share with people, but this would be for reading.) Maybe a bunch of us can reconnect. If you want to be added let me know, though I already know many of you who I want to make sure I keep reading.

Just to give an update on what my interest are these days:

Overall, I'm trying hard to focus on my own fiction. I've cut down on TV and have been trying to read more. I also am interested in making bookmarks and steampunk jewelry, as well as getting back into art. I've done more gaming than I have in the recent past, and I've enjoyed going out with friends for the occasional dinner with drinks. Still love music of many flavors. Addicted to the podcast Night Vale. Of course, there is always my original writing, which is slow going but I refuse to abandon. When it comes to TV...

Currently Watched Shows:
Supernatural (ticked off by some creative decisions; still my #1 show)
Continuum (marathoned S1/S2 and really enjoy it)
Doctor Who (way behind-only with Ten)
Haven (haven't seen current season)

Off-Air Shows (I still like with varying degrees of fondness):
Dark Angel

Shows I Want to Try:
Sleepy Hollow

Friending/Unfriending: My standard blather - Many of us have drifted apart and I won't be offended if you're one of those people who would like to go since we just failed to connect. You're welcome to stay, of course. I'm not cutting anyone right now, but you always have that out. Hope you'll stay, though!

Anyway, let's give this a go! I can't promise I'll post all the time, but I can at least make it meaningful :)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on January 2nd, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! I'm happy to see you around still, even if not as often as when SG-1 was still on.
Working for the Mandroid: SG1moonshayde on January 2nd, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
Always good to see you!
jessm78: Christmas Wreathjessm78 on January 2nd, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
Definitely going to stay! :)

I've gotten into Sleepy Hollow and I love it. Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie have some really nice chemistry and the storylines are always interesting. You should check it out if you get a chance.
Working for the Mandroid: Dynamic Duomoonshayde on January 2nd, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
I so plan on it. I love shows with monsters and supernatural things :)
MegTDJ: SPN - Dean rock onmeg_tdj on January 2nd, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
You don't have to include me on that filter if you don't want to... :P
Working for the Mandroid: Cas and Dean (Fishing)moonshayde on January 2nd, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Is that a challenge? ;)
MegTDJ: SPN - Castiel smite youmeg_tdj on January 2nd, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
That's a "You'd better want to." :P
Working for the Mandroid: Tweetsmoonshayde on January 2nd, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)

Imma just gonna run off and badmouth you elsewhere...
MegTDJ: SPN - Castiel promomeg_tdj on January 2nd, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
*gasp* YOU WOULDN'T DARE!! Remember, I see all...
Working for the Mandroid: Power Sammoonshayde on January 2nd, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
We'll see about that...
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damietta on January 3rd, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
It is interesting how many people are coming back to LJ. Not posting a lot, but more than they used to. It is nice to see you
stacy_lstacy_l on January 3rd, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
*hugs you tightly*

Welcome back! :)

I'm still here, just recently started returning to LJ myself also not caring much for FB and Twitter at the moment, just not enough space to talk and I don't feel comfortable enough there to do so and Tumblr? I use it for the pretty pics and haven't really seen much hate there but that's probably because I only look at the pretty pics :)

Would be interested in hearing more about the jewelry, that Steampunk stuff is a bit foreign to me but I'm still intrigued enough to want to hear more about it.

So welcome back to LJ *more hugs* and hope you had a great holiday. :)
Seisachtheiaclaudiapriscus on January 3rd, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
I want to be on the list :) I know you don't post often, but I do enjoy your insights and your opinions.

I think you'll like Sleepy Hollow (and it's so very gif-worthy). Let me know if you do try it, I'd love to talk it over. Maybe that will be my new year's resolution: turn my fannishness over that show into actual fannish involvement.
suzannemarie on January 4th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Still around and checking in. Eventually, somehow, I hope to get back to real, honest-to-goodness posting. I miss that.
Niallanialla42 on January 5th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
Seems a lot of people are trying to have an LJ Renaissance. I've seen many posting about how they miss being able to really discuss shows, movies, books, etc.

Tumblr just isn't a good platform for it, as you can't "follow" a discussion very easily and any time you respond it gets reblogged with all the previous stuff. Very wasteful, IMO. Very pretty pictures, but not so good for meta.