Apr. 10th, 2017

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[personal profile] jadesymb
 Name: Jen
Age: late 30s 
Location: AZ USA
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: I'm Jadesymb pretty much everywhere I exist. 

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:   I care about people, love to talk, enjoy gossip but can totally keep a secret if asked, pagan, bisexual, and enjoy fangirling. I am married to my high school sweetheart, mother to Landon (age 10, milk allergy)  Oliver (age 7, autistic)  and Eve (age 4, adopted).  I work full time at a large corporation in a supply chain function.  I'm a freelance photographer when I have time, and I love to read.  I occasionally write fanfic.  

Top 5 fandoms: MCU/Marvel/DC/Superhero stuff, Doctor Who, Supergirl (TV), Star Wars, Star Trek, Teen Wolf (which I only include because I read a lot of Sterek fanfic) 

I mostly post about: Life updates. My kids, I post a lot about my kids.  I'm in the middle of a doctor prescribed weight loss thing, so I am posting about that but tend to try and put it behind a cut for people.  Also I just applied to go get my master's degree, so there maybe some posts about that, assuming I get in. 

My last three posts were about: 1. weight loss clothing issues 2. leaving LJ and 3. My daughter's adoption

How often do you post? How about commenting?  I try to comment when I feel I have something to add, or when someone needs a hug.   I post about once a week or so, depending on what is going on with my life. 

I would love some new Dreamwidth friends!
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[personal profile] jenny_evergreen
Name: Jenny
Age: 43
Location: Northern Illinois, USA; trying to immigrate to Canada (seriously)
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: starlingbright.tumblr.com (my creative writing)
Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
There are no five sentences that will encapsulate me; I am a complex soul of simple desires. This means my everyday life is a bit...everyday; I'm a SAHM, happily married, active in my local Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, invested in my online circle of friends, taking a generally supportive and advisory role in my relationships, but with clearly and firmly defined boundaries. My intellectual and emotional lives are deep and well developed, revisited as necessary; much of the process is visible in my archive. I am smart, practical, and kind, with a tendency to talk your ear off. I believe that the meaning of life (apart from 42) is to love and be loved, and that I can cheat with sentence limits by making liberal use of semi-colons and commas. :P

Top 5 Fandoms:
I am a story addict. I have a lot of stories I love, from Star Trek and Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. I maintain that one of the most unique and special things about humans is our way of sharing stories and letting them touch and shape our lives. But I don't do a lot of talking about the stories specifically unless someone is watching/reading them with me or references are appropriate to a point I'm making.

I mostly post about:
My everyday life, which is mostly raising my kids and being part of my local community, intermixed with more abstract contemplations on a variety of topics. Important to know: I am liberal/progressive in both my politics and my ethics; I believe in cooperation over competition, the importance of community in balance with respect for individuality and personal freedom. My spirituality is essentially a sort of pantheism with some pagan elements. I created my own bird oracle cards and read them for people (see [personal profile] wrenstarling, although I am in the process of setting up a Patreon instead of using that journal). I tend toward "oversharing" and I don't have a problem with that. I have anxiety and depression, which I usually manage quite well, largely on my own. I am in less than desirable physical health and vary between doing what I can to improve it and giving up. (This does NOT mean "I am fat and I diet on and off". I am fat and I believe you can be fat and healthy. I'm just not as healthy as I'd like to be, some of which I have control over and some of which I don't, thus the variance.) I'm bisexual, cisgender, poly-friendly, kink-friendly. I try to balance "being the change" with living the life I want. I believe in continuous growth.

Family: My spouse and children are the center of my world, my literal reason for living. I have several pets; two dogs and three cats currently. We just rehomed our turtle (named Kermit, best pet naming I ever did) of 20 years with some friends. I have a fairly significant amount of chosen family scattered all over the place thanks to the internet. I had a generally good, loving relationship with my parents. My mom is still alive and lives with my sister, who I do not like at all, but get along with for the sake of my mom. My dad died tragically a month before my oldest child was born.

My last three posts were about:
Parenting adventures, Admin about LJ/DW, and more parenting adventures. My youngest has been being a handful for a while and he is currently dominating my journal as a result. There's also post about The List, a list I've worked on and revisited with my circle of friends since I was pregnant with my oldest, designed to represent those crucial qualities that the striving for and mastering of makes a good person. I think we've finally got it done, just in time for my kids to be old enough to really appreciate it.

How often do you post? How about commenting?
I post at least weekly, usually 2 or three times a week. Sometimes more often, sometimes less. I comment pretty frequently, although I can take a while to get started as I'm getting to know you. I expect you to comment pretty frequently as well and to reply to my comments as appropriate; a relationship requires interaction, more than just reading each other's pages, and the people who read my journal are my friends and I am theirs or we go our separate ways, not everyone connects, no hard feelings.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
I am lazy about embedding things in posts. :P I'm just at the start of my day, so there's not much to say about it anyway! Also, I have now spent way too long on this and need to get moving!


Apr. 10th, 2017 09:04 am
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[personal profile] jenett
Name: Jenett (which I go by in most circumstances outside work these days)
Age: 41
Location: Massachusetts
(I have also lived in Minnesota and Maine, or as I say, "Places that get a lot of snow and start with M, though I have no desire to try Montana.")

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I like process geeking stuff and figuring out how it works and how to make it work better (or explain it better, or help other people find things that make their lives better). I'm a librarian who does a lot of fascinating and unique reference questions (always fun, but also immediately identifiable if I mention where, so I don't in public space under this name), and spend a lot of the rest of my time talking about modern Paganism in some form (my form of it is initiatory religious witchcraft).

I have problems with conciseness, but people who like reading what I write don't seem to mind (and comment fairly regularly that it's well-organised geekery at length).

Other topics of interest include knitting, bits of fannishness, legal stuff related to privacy, copyright, and related topics, and making my life work better. I have multiple chronic health issues which vary from 'my life is set up so they aren't really a bother' to 'argh, I cannot anything' depending on how many of them are flaring at the same time, and I talk about that (and how to make that work better) a fair bit too.

Top 5 fandoms: I have complicated thoughts about the Potterverse (see my profile for some of why), and putter through other interests with a preference for shows where people are competent and the show assumes its viewers are intelligent (Leverage, the Librarians, various mystery series, etc.)

I mostly post about: Daily life, interesting reference questions answered at work, state of the me for tracking purposes, and current projects I'm working on. (Right now there is a lot of copyright commentary because I'm in the last couple of weeks of the CopyrightX class) People often particularly like my librarian smash posts, in which I explain how to research in answer to someone doing it badly. (They have been complimented as exceedingly polite.)

My last three posts were about: A filtered post, a public post with Worldbuilding Exchange recommendations, a state of the Jen post with notes from Friday's doctor's appointment, and a brief amusing copyright note from last week's lectures.

Frequency: I post multiple times a week on average and read multiple times a day. I am not good about commenting (having imprinted online in the Usenet days where commenting just to comment without much content was scorned) but if you're on my subscription list, I'm reading what you post.

Most of my posts are locked, but I'm amiable about adding people to access and use filtered posts for things I want to discuss with a tighter group of people (usually people who know me pretty well and are interested in that topic.)
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[personal profile] muccamukk
Name: Muccamukk here, Tumblr, AO3 and a couple other sites I don't really use; Just A. Bean on Goodreads.
Age: 34
Location: Nuu-chah-nulth Territories, BC, Canada.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
SF/F fan since I was a tiny, and now I live on books, fic and restricted bandwidth. Lesbian married to a lovely bi lady, have many crushes on fictional characters. Sometimes I write fic. My sentences are often far too long, for which I blame Le Guin, but that's probably pretentious and really it's mostly my terrible grammar.

Top 5 fandoms:
Changes frequently, currently older Marvel Comics of the Avengers set, DCTV, classic Hollywood, a bit of MCU stuff, and the usual old Age of Sail and Lord of the Rings standbys.

I mostly post about...
Unlocked: Book/movie/tv reviews, metafandom stuff, links to cool things, links to my fic (when I write it). Locked: some RL stuff and pictures of birds and stuff.

I rarely post about...
My personal life, even locked, politics.

My last three posts were about...
Moving to DW, Gregory Peck movies, Book Reviews

How often do you post?
Every few days, sometimes every day, depending on my mood.

How about commenting? I definitely comment every day.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
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[personal profile] tommx
I did this on LJ some time ago, but since I'm now using this account for posting, I figured I should do an intro-like post here as well.

Name: My name is Thomas Leo McGrath. I'm usually tommx or tommx67 depending on where you look. Most of my contact info is in my journal.
Age: 49
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, born and raised.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a liberal open minded geek who lives and works in the town I grew up in. I tend to be highly opinionated, but also try to not let that turn me into a dick. I have no tolerance for bigotry of any kind whether it be related to sexuality, race, gender identity, etc. My hobbies include running, theater, music, hiking, camping, and several more. I have very few personal filters and say fuck a lot.

Top 5 fandoms:
Marvel comics/films, Star Trek, Doctor Who, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, The Expanse

I mostly post about...
It's usually stream of consciousness stuff. Up until late last year, I hadn't posted anything particularly meaningful in years, but after the LJ revival thing, I realized not only how much I missed the interaction here, but how much I hate Facebook. (Although I do post there too). I mostly post about my day to day life, movies, books, etc., and occasionally something personal.

I rarely post about...
There's not much I won't post about really. Hard to say.

My last three posts were about...
The past weekend, Exercise and exercise.

How often do you post?
Anywhere between once a week and every day.

How about commenting? I try to comment as often as I can.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
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[personal profile] rosefox
Welcome, new folks! If you're just moving here from LJ, you may want to claim your LJ handle so that comments that you made on LJ are attributed to your DW when they're imported. Your OpenID URL is the URL of your old journal, username.livejournal.com. I believe you'll need to be able to log into LJ to do this, so if you've deleted your account, you'll need to temporarily undelete it, and it might not work if you haven't agreed to the LJ TOS (*spit*).

If you're willing to click "agree" on the TOS, you can use Dreamwidth's importer tool to import your entries and comments.

If you don't want to delete your LJ but also don't want to leave your content where SUP can run ads against it, you can turn all your entries private at once. That doesn't work on custom filters, but if you delete a filter, it effectively makes filtered posts private. If you do want to delete all your entries, here's a Selenium script that runs in Firefox, courtesy of [personal profile] xtina.

Also, if you were mad enough to delete or mothball your LJ account over the anti-queer elements of the TOS, please take a moment to support Russian LGBT Network, which does very valuable work. Right now they're running an emergency hotline for people endangered by the anti-gay purges happening in Chechnya. If you can donate, please do (perhaps the amount you would have put toward your next LJ paid account renewal). If you can't, please signal-boost.

And if you haven't already, look for your old LJ friends and match up your usernames so your old friends can find you.
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[personal profile] john_egbert
Name: Hello, I'm Trout!

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: A fisherman's standard catch. I enjoy reading, writing, and coding and I'm always up to chat. If you're into things like video games, books, manga, webcomics, and/or other types of non-live action canons, we'd probably make great fandom friends!

Top 5 Fandoms: Currently? Hmmm... probably Pokemon, Overwatch, Final Fantasy VII, Fallout, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. In general, I'm mostly fannish about things like video games and anime/manga (with the occasional outlying webcomic or podcast).

I mostly post about: Various things I've read or played, little fannish things I've enjoyed or been annoyed by. I occasionally dip into IRL stuff, but only rarely.

My last three posts were about: A drabble set I'd completed for a fandom of mine, a post discussing the amazing beautiful wonderful hilaribadness of Batman v. Superman, and a post about some Let's Plays of bizarre games that I'd been enjoying.

How often do you post? How about commenting?: I post... less often than I always intend to, but I'm a fairly frequent commenter. I'm pretty active on DW these days, and I'd love more people to talk to!

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

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[personal profile] novel_machinist
Name(s): Drakonlily, I also respond to Drak or Drakon

[personal profile] novel_machinist is my personal journal
[personal profile] drakonlily is my fanfic journal
[community profile] roost is original fiction
[archiveofourown.org profile] drakonlily and [archiveofourown.org profile] kryaxlidlon are both me
I don't really use tumblr, but it's [tumblr.com profile] drakonlily
I'm also "drakonlily" on Skype and GChat

Basically I've been drakonlily since I started getting on the internet 17 years ago; if you see the name "drakonlily" it's probably me.

Location: Ohio in the USA

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a crazy dog lady engineer who married a crazy cat lady engineer turned researcher. My wife and I met over final fantasy 7 and still game and write together. I'm trying to make enough working for myself to freelance full-time. I am a writing coach and pick up some copywriting from time to time.

Top 5 fandoms:
I try to keep a list of stuff I'm loving over at [personal profile] drakonlily as it can change a lot. Currently the top 5 are:
Final Fantasy (particularly 15 right now), Hannibal, Witcher, and Breath of Fire

I mostly post about
Anything, really. I talk about my life in general. I link things I think are cool and stuff that I'm writing. It's mostly a place to hang out and share things. I don't Flock a lot of my posts, those that I do are usually really personal.

I rarely post about
I'm a pretty mixed bag but I'm very slow to anger and raise pitchforks. Anything I post is usually pretty even keel except for that one post about hot yoga as I loathed hot yoga.

My last three posts were about
Final Fantasy 15, my Health, Media

How often do you post?
At least once a week, sometimes daily, depending

How about commenting?
I try to comment on new posts daily

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

saying hi

Apr. 10th, 2017 09:59 pm
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[personal profile] serpentine
Name: Tom
Age: 30 (31 in less than a month)
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: winteryserpent on Tumblr and on Instagram

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: History nerd who likes to write fiction, however I've been in a writing dry spell thanks to unfortunate mental illness related circumstances, though I've been slowly trying to recover from things, which was a combination of personal and work related stress. I'm on the autistic spectrum as well as being both queer and transgender and not going to apologize for either. Is really passionate about fiction and storytelling in general and prefers to work on his own original fiction, though has been known to occasionally write fanfic. Does a fair amount of craft related things. Possibly in need of a hug.

Top 5 Fandoms: Hm, the fandoms I return to over and over again seem to be Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, Batman rogues related stuff. I'm also terribly fond of A:TLA and Legend of Korra. Otherwise, I'm pretty much multi-fandom, going to whatever I feel like at the time.

I mostly post about: Used to be angst, but I'm consciously trying to actually write about the more positive things in my life, such as my adventures in trying out new things, me talking about my cat, what my thoughts are on whatever I'm reading/watching/playing. Job search nonsense. Occasional venting. Hopefully writing at some point.

My last three posts were about:
1) Public post about my cat, playing Stardew Valley, what I bought at a store
2) Locked post venting about trans-exclusionary language
3) Locked post about Yuri on Ice and a general life update

How often do you post? How about commenting?
Not as often as I used to due to having withdrawn from a lot of people on DW due to mental health reasons in the past two years. Posts that have sensitive information tend to be locked, but I'll likely give mutual access. Commenting...idk, depends on my mood and if I feel like I have something meaningful to say to whoever I'm still reading.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
If there was a gif that could represent how Stardew Valley has consumed my life for the past two days, it'd be here.


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