wisdomeagle: (geek)
Every few days I see a post about the way that LJ and DW are fallow these days. There are still people hanging out here, of course, and I've still got people to play with, but way fewer than back in 2005, which was, for me, the heyday of my fannishness.

I haven't really moved on fannishly. I don't own a tv and I don't have internet in my apartment, so I haven't watched... I think the most current tv I've seen is one episode of Fringe and one of Community when I stayed with [livejournal.com profile] sk8eeyore and her husband two years ago.

I almost never see movies in the theatre anyhow, and if I've seen anything since the year of nu!Trek and HP 6, I don't remember it.

I don't read comics.

Heck, I loved Hunger Games but haven't read later books in the series.

I'm not a fan the way I was in 2005. And that's okay. Has to be, because it is.

Tumblr is an epic timesuck and I'm using it mostly to follow social justice things and look for pretties, and I know that once I'm back at work I'll have to not-tumblr at all. Which is fine.

I think, honestly, at this stage in my life I'm most engaged on Facebook. And that's weird to me. Facebook is for real life meatspace, and it's weird to feel like I have meat friends who are interested in what I am, but I'm having conversations on FB more regularly than I am in any other social medium.

And that just is. Moving on.

I've still got LJ/DW in priority position among my tabs -- I still read them every day -- I'm still debating doing Yuletide this year. And I just pulled up [community profile] femslash12 to take another look to see if maybe...

And the other thing is, I haven't made new friends on any social media for a long time. I think about my closest friends, the people I consider the sibs-of-my-heart, and I've known them all for years, going on a decade. I'm not meeting new people, and that's okay. I don't feel like I have the energy to find new people and do the kind of engaging with them that's required for friendship.

And that's okay.

(I'm having ~feelings~ about all sorts of things, one of which is, I think the internets is my best bet for finding a personfriend*, but I definitely don't have the energy to seek one out, and the people I already know, while you're all lovely, are basically ruled out on account of we've known each other for at least 3 years and if it hasn't happened yet I don't think it's gonna.)
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I just heard this article on NPR and it is the MOST AMAZING THING EVER this little parable about creativity and cyberculture and Facebook and fandom.

Cow Clicker is not a very fun game anymore. <3<3<3

[lovememe]

Nov. 11th, 2011 01:39 pm
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My thread is here.

The internet is a funny place where if you need validation and love and affirmation, you just ask.
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The question is where you write fanfic; I mean... primarily. I sometimes brainstorm in a notebook or write there if I'm away from keyboard; I do some line-editing in Semagic because it has a spellcheck, but I do most of my writing and revision in NoteTab.

If you always use a two-step process (e.g. on paper first, then type it into a word processor or text editor for heavy revision), you can tell me in comments. And, obvs., if you checked any of the "other" options.

[Poll #1108644]

Hey, Alixtii. I saw your name in lights! Rockstar!

hi, fandom

Jul. 27th, 2007 02:44 pm
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Erotic power is the energy that produces creative synthesis, and is enhanced by the relationships that emerge from creative synthesis. It produces not fusion and control, but connectedness. - Rita Brock, Journeys By Heart: a Christology of Erotic Power, 39.

One of the bonuses of stalking the [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis Dawn round II sign-ups (you still have time to sign up, by the way, but act now before this limited time offer ends!) and writing Giles/ and Hermione/ drabbles (which you can also still request) and working on my paper all at once is that I'm thinking about community in terms of fandom and totally thrilling to the whole idea of fandom, which I've been away from, because we write together and think together and explore together and inspire each other. How much do I love the squee breaking out in the comments-pages over everyone's great prompts, the synchronism of our thought, the fact that we are (once again) playing the game we love best.

I just hope my paper will be more coherent than this post.
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Could someone explain to me why, whenever the spoiler-debate emerges, pro-spoiler/anti-anti-spoiler people emerge who feel compelled to divulge common or serious spoilers -- the contents of Soylent Green, the climax of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the twist in The Crying Game, etc. -- without warning or context? It seems to me needlessly antagonistic and inconsiderate.

[see for instance the talk page on wikipedia's spoiler policy here. Unless you've managed to remain innocent about Fight Club, The Crying Game, The Sixth Sense several of Shakespeare's plays, HP book 6, etc. Though there are legitimate reasons for the discussion of The Crying Game and its twist, many comments simply contain gratuitous spoilers.]

[It occurs to me that, a year and a half later, it might be time to cycle out this icon.]

[random]

May. 5th, 2007 11:12 pm
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I just saw an ad for Disney world in my email account. "Gee!" I thought, "a trip to Disney world would make a great fanfic. I'm thinking Baby-Sitters Club."

Then I remembered. "Oh yeah," I said. (I think in hypertext all the time, don't you?)

If I tell you I'm writing very long Harry Potter fic, that will probably jinx it, right?
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When I type each letter into the address bar on my Firefox, the first thing on the dropdown menu is:

a - a post at [livejournal.com profile] alixtii's journal.
b - Hotmail
c - [livejournal.com profile] crack_van
d - [livejournal.com profile] dodyrecs
e - post linked by [livejournal.com profile] metafandom
f - [livejournal.com profile] fox1013
g - Google
h - Hotmail
i - isp.netscape.com
j - [livejournal.com profile] jennyo
k - this post at [livejournal.com profile] karabair's LJ.
l - livejournal.com/update.bml
m - my joule.
n - another [livejournal.com profile] metafandom post.
o - HP fic
p - and more HP fic
q - nothing
r - [livejournal.com profile] raedbard
s - HP discussion
t - tv.yahoo.com
u - yet more metafandom
v - a (locked) post of [livejournal.com profile] viciouswishes's.
w - the flist!
x - nada
y - a post of [livejournal.com profile] yhlee's.
z - the word meter!
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I tried to do this on Wednesday night but my thoughts were a bit confuddled, so here goes... not really trying to be exceptionally coherent or anything, so just go with it.
shiny people )
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I have 92 Friends on my Friends list.
who are they? )
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
This test says I have 39 points, which means that the following description applies to me. I've italicized the bits I think are especially true.

Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

Interesting tidbit: I took this test on January 23, 2003, and I got 40. Interestingly, the description for 41-50, the category I'm almost in, describes almost to a T my online personality:
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

And what's one major change that's happened between last January and this? I've spent less and less time online... *ponders*

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