Apr. 7th, 2017


Apr. 7th, 2017 07:25 am
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[personal profile] sistawendy
Name: SistaWendy here, Maura in meatspace.
Age: 49
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Social media: Twitter, Zuckerberg's Data Mine, formerly MOO

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a trans parent freek and geak. I'm a (single!) femme lesbian who loves other femmes. I'm an occasional mad scientist, costumer, and political activist. I'm largely a pop culture Philistine, but I'm a news junkie. I love tickle fights, boots, bleepy music, and petting dog ears.

Top 5 fandoms:
Gosh, fandoms? None to the degree that I see on here. See "pop culture Philistine" above.

I mostly post about...
My son, trans & queer stuff, dating, clubbing, techno, politics.

I rarely post about...
Art, science, and technology. I should post more about that stuff.

My last three posts were about...
The long-term effects of estrogen use, what's happened to LJ, bank robots being stupid.

How often do you post?
About every other day.

How about commenting?
I'm a comment whore. I love to get them, and I love to post them.
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[personal profile] forests_of_fire
Name: Oleander, but I go by Rachel.
Age: 40 next weekend. -wince-
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
Crippled*; crazy*; agender; demisexual, but generally sex-repulsed; screaming left-winger Democratic socialist; non-traditional college student; owned by a spoiled chinchilla; science lover; single; been living with the same roommates for going on 16 years with one and 14 with the other. I am absolutely pro-trigger warnings and try my best to ensure that my journal is a safe place for everyone.

(* I use those words specifically because I am reclaiming them because there is nothing to be ashamed about, godfuckingdammit.)

Top 5 fandoms:
I don't really do fandom because school eats my life. I occasionally flail about the MCU, though.

I mostly post about...
For the past 3 months, there's been a lot about my Mom because she's been in and out of the hospital because of severe health problems. I also post about college life and other daily life stuff. I tend to keep politics solely to Failbook, though they do occasionally get mentioned here.

I rarely post about...
Hm... I guess I would say "my deep feels". I'm trying to re-learn how to open up, though.

My last three posts were about...
Skipping the LJ death posts: "I'm turning 40 and have no social life" wangst, the fact that I'm exploring the possibility of opening an Alpha Phi Omega chapter at my commmunity college, and a catch up post for the 365 question meme that I'm doing. There's also been some stuff about Mom (as I mentioned) and about my baby brother, who died last March. It was a very traumatic time period for me and I'm still dealing with that.

How often do you post?
Looking at my calendar, I apparently post at least 4 times a week. XD I wouldn't say that many of those posts are in-depth, though. I'm access-locked, but only because I'm an intensely private person.

How about commenting?
I comment as much as I can, though I tend to stay quiet if I feel like I have nothing useful to say. I waffle on whether things like hugs, <3's, and general support are truly useful or not. I do read everyone's posts, though.


Apr. 7th, 2017 09:46 am
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[personal profile] zhelana
Name: Zhelana. I have a legal name, but everyone I actually like calls me Zhelana in person, too, so you may as well go with it.
Age: 35
Location: Atlanta native who left for college, and came back, three times. So I guess I'm stuck here. Now I own a house and four pets and a husband who has a good job (for certain definitions of good job that include not having been to college or gotten any particular skills to celebrate), so I doubt I'm leaving any time soon. Which is fine, because my parents still live here, less than 5 miles down the road.
Elsewhere:. I'm happy to friend you on twitter, goodreads (assuming I can figure out how to give you my goodreads information), letterboxd, facebook, or NaNoWriMo.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Very liberal American veteran medically retired with schizoaffective disorder. In a love/hate relationship with food. SCAdian, writer, youtuber, and photographer. Volunteer at the Georgia Aquarium, and with Everybody Wins! Atlanta, which is reading to a 2nd grader so he finds a love of reading. Author of that December meme that goes around every year - the one that starts 'a photo of yourself taken this year' and am currently working on writing a 365 day meme that goes along with national holidays including things like "national ice cream day."

Top 5 fandoms: I still actively create for seaQuest DSV. I'm currently writing a Room fanfic, so I guess I create for that, although I don't think I would count it as a fandom. I just got an itch for a particular story. So. Firefly. Marvel. Harry Potter. Are all things I collect "things" from but don't write, although I'm planning a rewatch of Firefly which may spark some fic. Star Trek was my first love, but I'm not as active anymore and there's too much material to rewatch it all. Star Wars is fun, but I'm not obsessive about it. Sportsball probably needs a mention here (football: Falcons and Broncos, Hockey: Avalanche, Capitals, Blackhawks, Ducks, Soccer: Atlanta United, USMNT, USWNT, Baseball: Braves, Rockies, Cubs)

I mostly post about... real life. I post about day to day life every day. Then I have things I do once a week such as Crafting Tuesdays, Music Mondays, and What are you Reading Wednesdays. Also, I'm working my way through a 365 day meme.

I rarely post about... politics. It's probably not impossible to figure out how I feel from reading my blog, but this is my safe space away from all that. If I feel the urge to discuss politics, I'll go elsewhere, but I try to avoid it in general. Also, I don't really watch TV anymore, and haven't since 2000. I found that once I gave it up for college, I didn't miss it, so I never went back.

My last three posts were about... 1. My dog having a tumor removed and sent for biopsy, and going to a write-in, 2. My dog is afraid of the major thunderstorm we had. I drove to my mother's house forgetting that she had cancelled dinner on me, and saw my father for a few minutes. 3. I am not impressed with my new psychologist, and we celebrated my husband's 38th birthday with my parents.

How often do you post? At least daily. I haven't missed a day since September.

How about commenting? I comment when I have something to say, but I do read every day
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[personal profile] ng_moonmoth
Name: I'm working on this right now; the one I got as an infant isn't going to work long-term. Just call me moonmoth or ng_moonmoth for the time being.
Age: Somewhere between "old enough to be president" and "old enough for Social Security".
Location: Silicon Valley, California.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I am an awakening, genderqueer, nonbinary, omnidemisexual human who has had it up to here with being misgendered, and is looking for ways to share my identity with others. There's a small bit of territory closely circumscribed by my presumed gender, "joke", "fraud", "freak", and "pervert" that is where I want to settle, and provide a counterexample disputing the erasure that is so common for elements of my identity. Veteran of a(n un?)reasonably long and decently successful career in tech. Lifelong learner -- I've recently taken up knitting, and am busy working on an ambitous sweater project.

Top 5 fandoms:
Although I'm often present in science fiction fandom, especially the subcommunity known as filk, I don't seem to have the whatever-it-is that generates much of what seems to be identified as "fandom" in that space. But writing about that got me to realize that I do qualify in that way as a fan of, and contributor to, [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's An Army of One and Polychrome Heroics storylines. Do go check their stuff out -- there is likely to be something there that catches your eye. In filk, I'm an occasionally productive lyricist and infrequent tunesmith, so that should probably count, too.

I mostly post about...
Support for and interaction with various people who are practicing crowdfunding; thoughts on gender identity and what people are saying about it; occasional polls and memes; and a slice of life every so often.

I rarely post about...
My daily life.

My last three posts were about...
A meme, support for a crowdfunded poet I've been seriously interacting with for a few years, and a shoutout to a friend who's doing a massive public service by collecting and commenting on journalism found online that highlights the current administration's follies.

How often do you post?
Once or twice a month, as a rule. I'm wondering whether having more people to share with will motivate me to make it more frequent.

How about commenting?
Several times a week. I enjoy this aspect quite a bit.

ETA: If you think you know me by my meatspace name, odds are good that I am who you think I am. But that's just a name I've been using, and doesn't belong on this account. If you'd like confirmation, and know the email address that goes with that name, you can send an email mentioning ng_moonmoth there; otherwise, if you were to PM me with something specific indicating you know me as more than just a name, I'll answer.

Guten Tag.

Apr. 7th, 2017 11:27 am
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[personal profile] matrixmann
Name: Matrixmann, also have been called short "Matrix" already.
Age: I never talk about age, but count me in to the fraction "under thirty".
Location: Germany
Social Media: Livejournal

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:

Rational mind, knows quite a bunch of stuff (and not), behavioral some might see me as a misanthropic asshole. Partly I even agree with them.
Ultra-closed in personal matters, and this for reasons; positive relationship with guns, despite thinking left-leaning, psychological knowledge about human abysses, understanding of psychology in general and how this affects areas in modern life.
But besides all this that doesn't sound too positive (Why needing everything to be positive all the time at all?), I try to be a fair opponent - even though I have the impression like I'm not always able to show it that clearly.
Otherwise, I'm not afraid to appear self-confident in the things I know a lot about or be hesitating against someone only because he/she's older than me, as well as I don't prefer remaining in one space with one's position for longer than it is valid.

Top 5 Fandoms:

Fandoms I don't have, I'm not from that community. But if there are people out there who are familiar with the terms "Trance", "Techno", "House", "Hard Trance", "Hardstyle", "Acid Techno" or whatever in that kind, I'd be happy to have discussions.
Other than that, I think you can say I'm a tiny bit of a language freak. (English as 2nd language, French functional in writing if you let me have tools to help, learning one or the other bit in Russian...)

I mostly post about:

Politics, social issues, media, humans from a psychological, perhaps even anthropological point of view - in a way that most people would view as "radical". I need to be very clear about that. Extremism-Alarm, so to say.
But I don't do the news stuff or mainly citing articles, there are fairly enough people out there doing this already.
I more follow my own path and do my own thing - which more revolves around opening up own discussions, explaining things and giving input for the change.
Quite a lot of people are out there documenting and archiving what's wrong with this world, but they fail to give a final strong input or idea what you could do instead; they stick too much with the old and what's there in the present. Also, they're too caught up in their own content cloud and for far too many ages. Which bores the hell out of me.
I try to bring in a more distanced view on things and the basic essence, unfirmly tied to zeitgeisty political ideologies.
Other than that, here and there I also use the way of bringing topics up in the form of poems, lyrics for songs (lyrics that I think could be turned into a song) and maybe short stories.

ExplicitViolence!-Alert I need to give as this can appear in this fictional stuff, but also in other posts.
I'm not too hesitant on the topic and I'm also not that prim in naming things.
But things like this I always mark with corresponding tags or other kind of note, so that nobody who didn't ask for it needs to go through it just to find out what content it is and feel disturbed.

My last three posts were about:

Noting down the US missile attack on Syria, upheaval in Donbass anniversary, naming a few things that you don't get to hear about America in the rest of the world (which still craves to live there under the citation of the great freedoms they think to get), putting up a controversial question about German crime film series "Tatort" (in German), a poem in German (find out yourself what it is about) - well, and another bunch of war and conflict anniversaries (there's quite a lot of them in spring, aren't there?).
- A bit lazy recently, normally I'm more ambitious, but expect me to come up with some more content posts in the forthcoming time again. (Remember, I don't like standing still.)

How often do you post? How about commenting?

Anniversaries of events included, about every three or four days. Even if it's only bits at times.
Main language has come to be English, but it also may appear that you find anything in German that I didn't translate. Rare occasions are bits from other languages or whole texts (goes for French; I want to try it).

I'm used to be not hesitant on commenting to other peoples' stuff on Livejournal, except for if they openly demand for peace. Topics tend to draw me more than usernames, meaning I don't look the username, even if it's somebody from a different community, if there's something I think I can say anything about.
Don't see reason to change that pattern here.

At the moment I keep commenting on my own journal closed here until I've seen the means to archive, so that I don't need to keep two manual backups. If everything's fine in a way I can live with, I might also open it here and don't direct the main focus to Livejournal in that issue.

Latter thing will remain a presence as long as I have interest to be in the place over there. Just for getting things straight from the beginning...
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[personal profile] tim
Name: I got on DW early enough that my username could be the same name I go by in my life. It's easy enough to find out my surname if you want to.
Age: Late mid-thirties/early late-thirties
Location: Bay Area, California
Social media: Tumblr; Twitter; Facebook if you know me well enough.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
Gay luxury space communist, or pansexual trans earth socialist. Depending on what day of the week it is. Mid-career in the software industry, aspiring to be early-career in something else. Sometime writer, musician, and knitter. Selective extrovert; the world's laziest workaholic.

Top 5 fandoms:
Not really in any fandom, although I do have a Tumblr that's mostly devoted to acclaimed indie rock band the Mountain Goats.

I mostly post about...
Publicly: language, trans politics, inclusion and justice in tech industry and culture
Friends-only: work-related venting, career and family plans, monthly life updates (none of these as often as I would if more people were here)

I rarely post about...
Nothing's really off-limits in friends-only posts except for other people's private stuff and drama affecting people on my access list.

My last three posts were about...
Encouraging people to move their LJ posts over here if they want me to see them (public); monthly life update (friends-only); request for work-related advice (friends-only)

How often do you post?

A few times a month. Might get to be more if my DW community was bigger.

How about commenting?

Couple times a week, or when I have something I think is worth saying.

I'm mostly looking to reconnect with folks I used to know from LiveJournal, but am also open to meeting new people. I miss that thing where it was possible to make new friends on LJ. If I don't already know you, and want to, I will probably want to get to know you though mutual subscriptions first. I like to know people a little better before I grant access.

Hi all!

Apr. 7th, 2017 12:21 pm
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[personal profile] rootsofthestories
Name: Sebastian but I accept Seb or Bast as well.
Age: 26
Location: Florida

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a non-binary, blind, queer, kinky, mentally ill, physically wonky, Pagan-adjacent person who probably spends way too much time on the internet. I like writing and reading, horror movies, all kinds of music, fandom and everything it has to offer, finding recipes I can actually make, poking at my own spirituality, RP both tabletop and online and...other things. I try and be open and create a safe space for the people around me and try to be as honest as I can, spoons allowing.

Top 5 fandoms:
MCU is my top fandon (though I cherry pick from it more than follow canon to the letter) but I am also into Hannibal, fairy tales and mythology, Newsflesh (and other Seanan/Mira stuff) and Hamilton.

I mostly post about...
It's a lot of stuff about writing, both fanfic and original though more original than fannish right now. I also talk about daily stuff, do memes and really let's just say I'm a mishmash of a journal.

I rarely post about...

My last three posts were about...
A post I do every Friday to have people come and talk about the things they've done that week, a post inviting people to come and talk either on anon or not, about things they feel like might need to be said/they have to get off their chests and a link to a love meme with added whining about how writing is hard but I'm never gonna quit it.

How often do you post?
I'm erratic. Sometimes I post a lot, other times it's once a week. It entirely depends on how I'm feeling and what's been going on that week (also how much sleep I've gotten).

How about commenting?
I try and comment when I can but anxiety can eat at my brain sometimes. I am open to comments and will reply to anything I receive but sometimes I get slow at commenting on other posts.
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[personal profile] dreamsrundeep

Name: Dreamsrundeep - I give my real name in my journal, but this is a public forum, soooo.
Age: 36
Location: Southwestern Virginia, right in the Blue Ridge Mountains off the Appalachian Trail.
Other: Instagram is a pretty accurate representation of my life if you want to know me visually. I'm doing a 365 project over there this year after taking last year off.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Lesbian mom, happily married to my college sweetheart of 16 years, raising twin boys in the South. I have a corporate career that I love and that keeps me busy, requiring travel to Chicago (and various other locations) pretty regularly.  I am a runner that just completed one of my Bucket List runs: The Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge (Half Marathon AND a 10k back to back days) and I talk running because I love it and it keeps me sane.  My wife is a hero, my kids are cute, we have two old dogs and 8 cats from our Cat Rescue days before kids. 

Top 5 Fandoms:  I don’t really fandom.  But waaaaaaaaay back in the day I was into Dragonriders of Pern.  I currently belong to Hogwarts Running Club and I run for Hufflepuff House as we compete in Charity Miles to do #somuchgood.  And if I had to pick, Trek over Starwars.

I mostly post about: My wife, kids and family.  My running pursuits, the books I’m reading, life as it happens.  I tend to wax poetic about my surroundings, I deeply appreciate the small things, I love where we live and the people we’re surrounded by. 

My last few LJ posts were about: Why my son had me in the ER…. Again. My last run wherein I get hit on by an older lesbian and talk with some bird enthusiasts who teach me where to find the nest of the Yellow Crowned Night Heron by the river near my house.  How my Mother In Law being sick is totally a drag.

How often do you post? How about commenting? I post 4 times a week or so. I’m an INFJ who tends to comment when I have something to say and I don’t just comment to comment.  I can be kind of quiet, but I am reading!

Also - I'm not into drama and don't mind if you decide I'm not your cup of tea.  If you want to try this 'access' thing and it's not for you (with me), than no hard feelings.  Mosey on!
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[personal profile] spindle_ella
Name: Dibs, Ella, whatever
Age: 37
Location: UK
Social Media: spindle-ella on Ravelry, if you ever catch me there; inkbandits.etsy on instagram, but that's mostly business stuff

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I make things; all the things; did I mention I make things? I have chronic pain issues but try not to bitch about them too much. Just got married in January (although we got hitched for our twentieth anniversary, so I'm not sure how 'new' that is). I like to read, and am trying to get my finger out and do some original writing. Also I have an etsy shop, which can take up a lot of time when it's busy.

Top 5 fandoms: I'm not fannish in the sense of creating fanworks, but I'll always love Leverage, Diana Wynne Jones, Classic Who, Trek, and many other things that have completely left my head because I've been asked for a list. I'm also very into folklore and mythology, and gardening and tea and stationery, if they count as fandoms.

I mostly post about: Crafts and real-life.

My last three posts were about: Two bingo cards and pokemon hunting in Newcastle.

How often do you post? Not often enough; I'm going to renew my attempts at once a week.

How about commenting? Could be better, but again, I'm trying to be better about it. I just feel awkward sometimes. Okay, all the time.
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[personal profile] finding_helena
Name: finding_helena
Age: Mid-30s
Location: American Midwest

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a pharmacist and pharmacy manager, wife to a stay-at-home dad, and mother of two, soon to be three, little kids. Family and work chew up most of my time, and when I'm not doing these things I'm often knitting, reading, and trying to organize the house. Cishet, monogamous, politically liberal, Episcopalian, temporarily able-bodied (aside from the constraints of pregnancy), emotional abuse survivor. I'll add just about anybody; hoping to make some new friends.

Top 5 fandoms:
I'm not a big fandom person in general, but when Game of Thrones is in season (and sometimes when it's not) you can expect to see a few posts about it.

I mostly post about...
Day to day, my family, work, occasional deeper things.

I rarely post about...
Politics (it just depresses me to dwell on too much), links/fics.

My last three posts were about...
A general intro post, health stuff & birth control, what my kids are up to

How often do you post?
Kind of varies. I was posting about every week or two on LJ, but I finally hit my breaking point of increasing dissatisfaction at the direction LJ has been going for the past umpty-ump years. I am trying to post more here for the time being as I'm trying to get invested in the community over here at DW. I have just made the migration so as of this writing have only three entries posted.

How about commenting?
I like to comment and like to have friends who welcome comments (particularly if they are kind of random or tangential, haha).


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