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[info]paraka

Personal Update: Health Edition

So, I'm one of those people who doesn't really have a TMI gauge and overshares as a result. The state of my health has also become such a long running ~thing~ that I casually talk about all the time that I'm sure there are a lot of people who know something's wrong with me but are too polite to ask for the details. So, if you've ever wondered what the heck is going on with me or this is the first you're hearing about it and are interested, here are the details. )Anyway, that's what's up with my head, why I wear sunglasses all the time, and why I have headaches in weird places like my cheekbones.

[info]paraka

*awkardly posts something other than an ITPE letter*

So, it's been a while since I've used my journal to post anything other than ITPE letters or podfic announcement (and I even stopped crossposting those here in 2015). I've seen people talk about using Dreamwidth more since the tumblr ban on NSFW content was announced and while I'm not very convinced people will stay here, I have seen more activity and a few people friending me, so I thought I'd post to at least acknowledge that?

As someone who hasn't really used tumblr in years I'm not personally feeling the pain of the new announcement. In fact, I've kind of eagerly been looking forward to the next fannish platform, hoping I'd like it more than tumblr (and praying to anything that will listen that it will have some form of moderation controls, which tumblr sorely lacks). Unfortunately even with the tumblr news, with nothing standing by ready to take over as the new fandom home, I have a feeling this is going to be an LJ-like end where fandom slowly splinters in a bunch of directions for years before people settle in a couple different places, one of which will be the most successful at gathering new fans.

Anyway like I said: I'm skeptical that fandom will settle back on Dreamwidth, but while things are a little more hopping around here (though I know there have been people faithfully using it this whole time, I have been keeping track somewhat) I might use it as an excuse to write out some posts I've been thinking about that don't really work on twitter, which is where I live most often these days.

I'm making a bit more of an effort to leave comments too, so surprise, I guess, if I'm suddenly talking to your here (again?).

[info]calime

Fandom migration meta

A great post outlining the history of previous fandom purge ON LJ and talking about where could/should/would fandom go next, what we'd want to build and what might be the pitfalls : https://greywash.dreamwidth.org/46038.html

ETA: another good linky post for people coming in or returning from Tumblr https://mdlbear.dreamwidth.org/1649182.html

(I dunno if I'm going to get back to posting very regularly, and I'm always been more of a lurker, but though I liked the ease of seeing pretty visuals on Tumblr, I always missed the threaded comments and meta discussion possibilities that DW has, so it's kinda good to be ... driven back, especially with DW becomine a bit livelier again).

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[info]azurehart

Tumblr done lost its mind y'all

 For those who haven't been online since Sunday, Tumblr has decided to ban all adult images lumping art, gay men kissing, and Bob Ross painting a happy little tree (seriously Bob Ross?) in with child porn.

They're flagging posts now, and while they have flagged my gay porn and doom dick collection they've also flagged Bob Ross, cat videos, and shirtless tattooed men.  That's just on my tumblr.

You have until the 17th to save your shit, so I advise anyone over there to back their stuff up now.  After the 17th... hell. I'm going to be deleting my Tumblr.  I hate to do it, but I'm not going to support their homophobic censoring of posts.  

I'll be looking for a new place to store my doom dicks.

Just remember, others have tried to suppress us before. They've banned content, closed sites, and tried to censor fandom.  We're still here.  We will survive and grow strong.  They can't destroy our creative spirits.


[info]mysticnights32

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