Apr. 5th, 2017

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[personal profile] catness
Name: Cat, the cat
Age: 54 (mentally 14)
Location: nowhere I want to be
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: catness@AO3 (currently collecting dust), catness@Steam


Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
Computer programmer, hardcore introvert, socially awkward and pathologically shy, genderqueer, INTP, Slytherin, Chaotic Neutral, eternal dabbler, Master of Procrastination, agnostic, cynical idealist. Obsessions: adventure games, gamification, sci-fi/fantasy, cyberpunk, geekery, dark & morbid, black humour, productivity/motivation/self-improvement, cats. "Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well."

Top 5 Fandoms:
Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Westworld, Game of Thrones. (Not that I actively write or even read fanfics... just enjoying the lore and keeping up with the gossip.)

I mostly post about:
Games, productivity pr0n, computer stuff, book/game/film reviews, angst & soul-searching, memes with a lot of text.

My last three posts were about:
An anime review, a productivity book review, a fic (questions) meme.

How often do you post? How about commenting?
It depends... from daily to 1-2 times a month. Fairly chatty right now, that's why I joined. I'm a bad commenter, but trying to improve.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
slowpoke meme
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[personal profile] nanila
Name: Nanila is my preferred pseudonym pretty much everywhere
Age: 40s
Location: UK Midlands
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: Er, no, sorry

The rest of this is lifted from my sticky intro post on my journal and is a bit long.

People in my journal
Apart from me, those who are mentioned frequently include:
  • The Bloke, with whom I share house, bed and passion for science, among other things.
  • Humuhumu, our daughter, aged 4.5 years
  • Keiki, our son, aged 2 years
  • Telstar, our spoiled tuxie cat


I tend not to talk about my immediate family outside of access-lock unless I’m telling a funny anecdote. The same goes for my work colleagues.

About my job
I’m a chemist working in a physics department as an engineer. Specifically, a spacecraft engineer. I wear a number of different hats on several missions, the main ones being:
  • Cluster, a set of four spacecraft flying in a tetrahedral formation around the Earth
  • Cassini, in orbit around Saturn
  • JUICE, a mission to orbit Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This mission is currently in Build phase.


I can’t write specifically about my work, so I don’t post too much about it unless something really exciting is happening, such as the switch-on of the Rosetta spacecraft.

I also teach in third-year physics labs, give the occasional guest lecture and do a lot of outreach work in schools.

Some random facts
I am closer to forty than I am to thirty. I have been Dr Nanila for almost fifteen years. I have dual citizenship. I have lived in the UK for over a decade. I am mixed-race (East Asian and white).

I am a non-theist. I don’t like the term atheist because it has been tainted by a lot of shouty horrible people.

I have strong feelings about immigration, social justice and the obligations of the privileged and affluent toward those who are not. I consider myself to be both privileged and affluent.

I waited a long time to have a child, and was not bothered by the possibility that I might never have children. I have strong feelings about a woman’s (or girl’s) right to choose if and when she would like to become a parent.

Things I like to do, Fandoms, Social media usage )

Subscriptions, access and commenting
Although I’m cautious about initiating subscriptions - I’m trying not to be! - I reciprocate subscriptions and grant access pretty readily. I try very, very hard to reply to every comment I receive and to comment often on others' posts. It's important to me to be as interactive as possible. I don't comment on my Circle's journals as often as I would like simply due to time constraints, but I’m always reading. I don't expect a reciprocal level of commitment to commenting. If you rarely have the spoons to comment, I don't mind. I welcome all manner and length of comments, from “♥” to “In Z80012, using hex rather than binary, and converting to a basic ASCII code, I think I E5 A9 08 B7 you.”

If you got to the end of this and wish to add me, please do! Reciprocity guaranteed, and no hard feelings if you change your mind a few weeks later.

Hello all!

Apr. 5th, 2017 06:00 pm
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[personal profile] used_songs

Name: Opal Trelore
Age: far older than I ever thought I would be
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: usedsongs or used_songs pretty much everywhere (I post on twitter more that anywhere)

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:

I’m an 8th grade US History teacher, and I specialize in working with English Language Learners. I’m a lesbian, progressive, and an atheist (married to a Christian – I don’t have a problem with religious people provided they aren’t trying to legislate me out of existence). I love coffee, stickers, electric blankets, all kinds of music but especially opera, and road trips that involve hiking. I’m somewhat of a serial monogamist when it comes to fandom participation.

Top 5 Fandoms:

  • Marvel (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Totally Awesome Hulk, America Chavez, Kate Bishop, She Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, etc.)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (I love all of the political stuff.)
  • Elementary (Joan Watson and Bell are my favorites.)
  • Sherlock Holmes (RDJ movies)
  • Mr. Robot (Darlene is my favorite character.)

I mostly post about:

Teaching, my wife (who is working on her PhD in Bilingual Bicultural Studies and is consequently always busy), our dogs and my beardie, politics (a little – I’m very progressive, and sometimes I post about contacting representatives, policies, etc. but I also try to sequester that stuff so it doesn't overwhelm me), history, books I’m reading, my fanfic, the joys and pains of home ownership and upkeep, and coping with increasingly elderly and dependent parents.

My last three posts were about:

  • Homophobia at work and how my view of someone changed (from negative to more positive) – also some Andrew Jackson in that one.
  • Taking 8th graders on a high school visit field trip and discovering that the students from my school (a Title 1 school where over 90% of the kids are economically disadvantaged) have been routinely shunted into a “lower track” school tour when they accidentally sent us on the college-prep tour. I was mad.
  • Teaching ELL students, cedar fever, and Science Bros fan art.

How often do you post? How about commenting?

I’m lousy about posting, but I always try to do better. My goal is 2-3 posts a week. I may be cross-posting some of the stuff I put on Facebook because I have tended to write more there. I am a good commenter (I think). I’m kind of shy about jumping in to conversations, but once I’m in I comment a lot. Ever since I started posting more fic on AO3 (this past summer) I’ve been a LOT better about commenting because I realized how much I enjoyed getting comments.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:

Can I just say "exhausting" and you imagine it for me?

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[personal profile] nanila
As there is currently a lot of ship-jumping going on, I thought it might be helpful to start a list that links LJ and DW identities, for those who wish to be found by old LJ friends. I've set one up below in order to achieve this. Please comment in the following format and I'll add you to the list.

"[LJ identity] is [DW identity]"

Hence, for myself, this is:

"nanila is nanila"

The list will be sorted by LJ identity. If your username starts with a non-alphabetical character, I will put it in the "numerical/symbol" section.

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numerical/symbol )

Assuming this post spreads far and wide, it could become a useful resource! Please feel free to link it. It is now a sticky post on this community (thank you, mods).

Other Dreamwidth communities that may help you either to find new friends or reconnect with old ones include [community profile] addme (very active right now) and [community profile] dreamchasers (inactive, but archives include user information on other services such as AO3 and Tumblr, which this list does not).

Current status : Caught up as of Mon 02 October at 21:09 BST. Updating again in the evening of the next day at the earliest. If you find any mistakes in this list, please let me know. I'm working off the comment notifications I get from this post, so if you reply here I will definitely see it.
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[personal profile] reg_flint
Name: Reg
Age: 47
Location: near Vancouver
IJ/AO3/FB

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
INTJ, geeky in some ways and nerdy in others, two left feet, writer, into many aspects of science. Nietzsche nut. Reader. Love my lit and my scifi. Such a snarky Slytherin. Chip on each shoulder. Concise and very very often correct!

Top 5 Fandoms:
Harry Potter, Star Trek, Tolkein, Sherlock BBC, PK Dick works.

I mostly post about:
Fanfic, real effing life, CSS. I keep my science and and and Potter memes for FB, but post the better ones here.


My last three posts were about::
Nasty little blog, prose poem, 100 words of Snape Houshold Snippets (fanfic)

How often do you post? How about commenting?
I am brand new 2 days on here, I suspect I will do both at least once a week

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
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Hello!

Apr. 5th, 2017 10:58 pm
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[personal profile] euphrosyna
Name: Kate
Age: 32
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: Tumblr / Instagram / Twitter

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I work as a child psychologist in the HSE (Irish version of NHS), just qualified after lots of studying. I got married this year. I have one cat, who is very very spoiled, and am hoping to have children soon. I like travelling, gymnastics and watching nonsense on Netflix. I lean strongly to the left.

Top 5 fandoms: Gymnastics. Harry Potter. Chalet School. Hugh Laurie.

I mostly post about: Life updates. I do foresee some trying to conceive posts in my future, and potentially (hopefully) some baby posts.

My last three posts were about: 1. Moving from LJ. 2. People being unfriendly in my new job. 3. New job, birthday and trying to conceive. (My posts haven't imported from LJ to here yet.)

How often do you post? How about commenting? I used to post every day / multiple times a day but it's not as regular now, though I'm getting better. I comment a bit more regularly, but again, would like to comment more. I'd like to start doing it more. I feel like Twitter / Facebook have taken over my internet life, but they're like skittles as opposed to the hearty meal that LJ used to be for me.

A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far:
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