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May. 21st, 2017 08:52 pm
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Name: Sebastian (Seb)
Age: (soon to be) 30
Location: USA
Tumblr/Goodreads/AO3/etc: fuckyeahseb, FYSeb, or fyseb can reliably be assumed to be me

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Awkward and weird, I'm trying my best and sometimes I succeed. I trend towards quiet because I don't know what to say or how to say it and I'd like to not make a fool out of myself. (It happens anyways.) If you like anxious toe tapping and 'it made me think of you' links then come on down and see what you've won!

Top 5 Fandoms: Star Wars, Steven Universe, MCU, fandom itself

I mostly post about: .. not much right now but I'd like to change that. Locked is personal, everyday, family and friends sort of topics. Unlocked, or public, is things I do - crafting, gaming, and fanfic and fanart. (I'm not a good artist, and it's not modesty saying that, I really am a beginner and/or completely out of practice and you should expect that level prose and doodle from me. Don't get your hopes up!)

I rarely post about: .. anything that I think is really serious or important; reading other peoples' thoughts and opinions on a topic is fine but I usually don't feel confident about my ability to really talk on a subject. Posts about things like politics and related will probably be infrequent.

My last three posts were about: I don't have any at the moment! But my next post will be about art lessons and the one after that about Habitica.

How often do I post?: One to three times a week is my goal.

How about commenting?: I leave a lot more comments than I do posts; most often they're kudos or 'liked' types of comments - "kudos: i enjoyed reading this" or "kudos: i thought this was well drawn."

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far: Thank you, no. I am not gifted in GIFs. You can imagine a "u tried" gold star, however, if it pleases you.

Hello friends

May. 21st, 2017 12:30 pm
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I've just logged on to Dreamwidth for the first time in over a year to discover that I appear to be all alone and shouting into a great void. It's a most disheartening sensation.

Name: Elia
Age: 42
Location: MA
Gender: cisgender straight
Languages: English.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I am a 40-something woman living and working in Acton, MA with my husband and my eight-year-old daughter, Tae. I often feel like Iā€™m a very rare, boring, species to be found on the internet ā€“ a cisgender straight woman. I am a third-generation Chinese-American, an activist for equality, a feminist, a mentor and a lifelong student. I am a night-owl, a philosopher, psychologist, a sociologist, a reader, a writer and a budding blogger.

Top 5 fandoms: The Librarians and Leverage are the main two (I'm a big Christian Kane fan!)
But also Supernatural and I like the current Marvel and DC films and tv shows.

I mostly post about: I don't know! Let's find out, shall we?

I rarely post about: spreading hatred and bigotry

My last three posts were about: Returning to DW; my washing machine breaking down and the trials of finding a new one; how much I'm enjoying watching my daughter developing into her own person

How often do you post?: I'm aiming for a couple of times a week

How about commenting?: I like to comment. I enjoy conversing with people but I don't have anyone to comment to :(

It's a Ky!

May. 20th, 2017 08:33 am
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Name: Ky

Age: 29

Location: Washington St (but I type like a Southerner bc that's where I lived the longest)

Gender: cis femme

Languages: English. A smattering of random German and Japanese

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Friendly but snarky queer whose children are her cats and really, really likes robots and occasionally writes fics. Have no patience for the performative purity culture bullshit that's commons nowadays seeing as all it's done is allow abusers to pretty up their abuse with SJ terms. I'm besties with Decepticats!

Top 5 fandoms: Transformers, Iron Leaguer, Voltron, Destiny, Horizon Zero Dawn Edited to add: ACTUALLY THE TWO GAMES AREN'T EVEN IN MY TOP 5 I'M SORRY. It's actually Within the Wires and Alice Isn't Dead, I fucking love these podcasts and need more people to gush about with them.

I mostly post about: Everything.

I rarely post about: Unfortunately... I overshare so I don't really know how to answer this one.

My last three posts were about: Daily life, getting back into journaling after being used to fast and onsensical pace of twitter and tumblr... the cruise I'm currently on. >.> So i may be slow to answer comments!

How often do you post?: Trying to get back into the habit and shooting for at least once a week.

How about commenting?: I can be shy about commenting on new mutuals' posts! But rest assured if there's a fandom related thing or quite literally ANYTHING are archaeology/anthropology I will probably appear in your post to nerd out.

No gif because I'm on cruise-ship wi-fi. ;A;/ Sorry y'all.

Hello hello!

May. 20th, 2017 06:43 pm
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Name: Tamanna, but most people call me Tam or Tammy

Age: almost 29, ack!

Location: Asia, shortly to be moving to Europe, if things work out

Gender: cis femme, she/her 

Languages: English, French, and a teeny bit of Spanish

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Your friendly neighbour cis femme ace queer geek. I am a bit of a Cranky Fandom Old (relatively, anyway) having been here since the 90s, and have increasingly less patience for drama and purity nonsense. I write a lot of fix-it fanfic/headcanons. I'm a translator by trade and a language geek by dint of interest, and I love words in general. 

Interests: Books/TV shows that aren't by/about straight cis white dudes, planning / bullet journaling, exploring new places, fashion, history, cooking, queer issues, disability/access issues, romance novels, podcasts, and more that I can't remember right now.

Top 5 fandoms: Harry Potter (with the caveat that I only acknowledge the existence of the first four books and NONE of the movies), Numb3rs, Check Please!, Superman/Batman, and Star Trek AOS.

I mostly post about: I’ve fallen out of the habit of posting after years away, but I’m trying to post about a combination of daily life (and my - fingers crossed - future move), fannish stuff, including fic, headcanons, and meta, and book/movie reviews. Linkspams, sometimes.

I rarely post about: Politics. If I think too much about the current state of the world I’ll start screaming and never stop.

My last three posts were about: Star Wars fandom meta, squeeing about the Pens winning Game 7 of the series against the Caps, a general State of the Tam post.

How often do you post?: Like I said, I’m out of the habit of posting, especially after years on Tumblr, but I’m trying for about a post a week, minimum.

How about commenting?: I like to comment a lot! I’m trying to be more active, especially since I’ve fallen out of the habit - if you post something interesting, I’m going to at least try and respond, assuming I have something relevant/intelligent to say. 

Describe your day with a gif:


Cut for people who don't want to see baby elephants )

poking my head in

May. 20th, 2017 12:49 am
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Name: ziggy

Age: 26

Location: Florida

Gender: agender

Languages: English. My Spanish has deteriorated greatly over the years.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: A friendly nerd. Queer and loving it. Obsessed with cats, robots, and coffee. Thinks waaaaay too much about everything. Is not good at introduction posts or complete sentences. ;)

Top 5 fandoms: Transformers, Star Trek, Voltron, Overwatch, One-Punch Man

I mostly post about: Daily life, typically, which will involve a lot of chatter about work and any mundane thoughts I want to get out. Writing as well. Probably also comics as I read them. I've been wanting to work on doing proper reviews/slightly more in-depth reads, so why not. :)

I rarely post about: ...I dunno? Fandom drama I guess? Not that I don't have plenty to say about it but I tend to just tweet & RT about it if something is getting under my skin.

My last three posts were about: Writing & setting up my writing community, work babble... there was a short post about my coming back to DW. Before that it was more of the same, lol. Comics and work. I live a pretty simple life.

How often do you post?: When I was in the heydey of LJ and stuff I would post a couple of times a week up to a couple of times a day. It just depended. I'd at least aim for a few times a week, if not daily posting. :)

How about commenting?: I like to comment a lot! I haven't been lately since I've added a bunch of new people and I suppose I'm sort of just... figuring out where to slip in. There's that thinking too much thing I mentioned above in action.

Describe your day with a gif:
for those who don't wish to view a gif )

Intro

May. 19th, 2017 10:49 am
[personal profile] raino posting in [community profile] 2017revival
I really used to love LJ before the big fade-out some 7-8 years ago and I've missed it a lot as it was. Connecting with people based on 1) text and 2) interests, having interesting discussions with people I've never met, and being able to easily determine which content to show to which group of people ā€“ that was awesome. I strongly hope DW is going to be as active as LJ once was. For the past several years I've been using my LJ account as a diary, but looking forward to using my DW account as a tool to interact with people.

Name: Raino

Age: 37

Location: Northern Europe

Gender: Female

Languages: I'm mostly writing in English. Occasionally a vent in Finnish.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Speculative and prone to obsessing about various topics from vintage romance to moon landings to antique lace machines to 9th century squatters in Tikal. Very much into science fiction. Monogamously married mom who daily interacts with others in the exact same life situation to the point of suffocating of similarity, so very interested in conversing with people who've made different life choices. Environmentally concerned and striving to make a positive impact on the world.

I mostly post about: Aesthetic observations. Far-fetched theories on cultural things. Trying to understand myself or other people. Particular obsession of the moment.

I rarely post about: stuff I could put on Facebook ie something that's readily connected to my day-to-day life.

My last three posts were about: Enjoyable feeling of being a foreigner during a recent trip, some bitching about other people's parenting (this is the first and hopefully last time to do that, so please don't worry it's my main interest!) and some thoughts about aesthetics of smoking.

How often do you post?: irregularly, a couple of times a month.

How about commenting?: Yeah sure! I've got so much pent-up commenting energy!

trans and NB spin off?

May. 18th, 2017 05:34 pm
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[personal profile] gender_euphoric posting in [community profile] 2017revival
So I checked the rules and it seems this wouldn't be against them so...

There's a decent number of us trans and nonbinary folks around. Something I miss most about the heyday of LJ are the communities. DW's trans communities are not used (unless there's some active ones I don't know about.)

So my idea is we make a new community where we can hang out and talk about trans stuff.
I have no idea what to call it, and I'm not saying I have to make it but I will if there's interest.

Cis folks, don't feel left out. You will be welcome too, as long as you are cool.
Comment if interested.

-jay

eta: i did just make http://transandnonbinary.dreamwidth.org/

feel free to join it! I'll add other folks as mods if there's any interest at all.

This is an intro. A what? An intro.

May. 18th, 2017 04:30 pm
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[personal profile] zenelly posting in [community profile] 2017revival
 Name: Zene! I'm also Zenelly on AO3, and zenellyraen on both Twitter and Tumblr.

Age: 26

Location: DFW, Texas, though hopefully that will be changing soon

Gender: Female

Languages
: English, primarily. My knowledge of German and ASL is rudimentary at best, though I'm picking them both up again.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: A lurker by heart, I tend to be a bit nervous interacting with people at first. But I'm very friendly, and I love to talk about writing and fandom and character analysis. Or my cats / living situation, so.

Top 5 fandoms:  What a tough question honestly. I'll just go with what has me right now.
  1. DC Comics (Primarily Batfam related)
  2. Hunter x Hunter
  3. Boku no Hero Academia (plus a whole lot of other Related Anime Nonsense *coughs*)
  4. Kingdom Hearts
  5. Natsume Yuujinchou

I mostly post about: Writing! Because man, what a thing to complain about. Other than that, I'm going to be trying to post reviews of the shows I'm currently watching and hopefully keep up a good rating system for anime that way I can point to it as examples instead of me sputtering and saying "It's just good, okay" about fifty times in a row.

I rarely post about: Uh. Complaining about my life, honestly. I do post about it sometimes, but man, I sorta need to knock that off.

My last three posts were about:
Life updates! Lots of stuff happened, then I disappeared off DW for like, a year, so then there's a post about me coming back. Tada!

How often do you post?: It comes and goes, but I'd like to get it to a weekly point.

How about commenting?: I'm gonna get better at that too. Right now, again, I primarily lurk, but I also don't follow a lot of people.

Describe your day with a gif:

Nah, brah, I'd love to, but the tiny netbook i have doesn't really have the capacity for handling things like loading gifs. ^^;;

New friends come at me!!

May. 18th, 2017 05:33 pm
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Name: Quinn. Or Felix. It depends on the day and how I'm feeling. I have two names, deal with it. Feel free to use whichever you like most, I like variety.

Age: 24

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Gender: Non-binary/genderfluid (they/them pronouns pls)

Languages: English, with a wee bit of German. I'd like to practice my German though, so reading some German language journals would be cool.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: An angry, small, autistic art punk. A full-time crazy person. A manic pixie dream girl with her own damn story. Brian Molko's pink-haired little brother. A post-goth alien weirdo hopped up on nanobots and coffee.

Top 5 fandoms: I'm not really much for fandoms, so lets go with interests instead.
1. The internet. How it shapes our world, how people use it to connect and disconnect with each other, all that sort of shit fascinates me.
2. Emilie Autumn, especially her Enchant-era. No interest in her present work if you were wondering.
3. Witchcraft, and all the strange philosophy that comes with it. Keen interest in weather, chaos and tech magick, tarot, herbs, and a lot of other rather spotty areas.
4. Zines! I fucking love zines. I've yet to actually publish my own but I ahve two that I'm getting ready for publishing: an as yet untitled perzine and Sharp Teeth, Soft Hearts, a zine for angry, sensitive people.
5. Music. I love music, and I'm trying desperately to learn several instruments and Abelton and I think I'm in love with the Suzuki Omnichord. I play the violin, ukulele, and a couple of chords each on piano and guitar. I most dearly want to sing but have trouble admitting that.

I mostly post about: Swimming my way around the noxious cocktail that is my brain and all it's contained illnesses and aberrations. I'm a self-diagnosed autistic and am working on getting an official diagnosis to be able to get on disability payments. Aside from that I also have borderline personality disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, and sensory processing disorder; I'm just a big ol' bundle of acronyms. I'm also a film student muddling my way through a Bachelor degree so that's in there to. I write about my friends, my feelings, and my thoughts on things more than a cataloguing of things I did each day.

I rarely post about: Shit I don't care about. This is a weird question, as there's nothing I intentionally don't post about, and I always use trigger/content warnings when writing about abusive stuff from my past.

My last three posts were about: Clearing physical and mental clutter from my life, a list of reasons why I prefer Dreamwidth over other social media, and a general life update with some tidbits about my freelance graphic design thing and a music video I worked on.

How often do you post?: Either three times a day or once a month, there is no in between. I'm trying to be more consistent :P

How about commenting?: One or two comments every time I log on. I often have the urge to write long and detailed responses to well-articulated entries but I don't often have the energy and time.

Describe your day with a gif:

vintage, black and white photograph of a jack russel terrior typing at a typewriter

Thank you, anonymous benefactor!

May. 17th, 2017 11:02 am
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[personal profile] kshandra posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Someone recently purchased a 12-month paid account for the community with the following comment:

Please swap the "search" module higher in your layout, because I believe the comm will be more wonderful when it's searchable.

(You could even create a new sticky post reminding people they can search for interests &c in the comments on 2017revival.)

(So I bought you a year of paid accountancy).


I'm not sure if one of my fellow admins made changes, or if the layout we're using was just waiting for paid time to be applied to it, but I finally had thirty seconds to take a look today, and lo and behold, there it was!

So if you swear you remember someone talking about aardvarks or some obscure OTP or whatever happens to tickle your particular fancy, but don't remember where it was, you should be able to find it now.

Thanks again, mysterious stranger!

This resembles an introductory post

May. 15th, 2017 08:03 am
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[personal profile] redbird posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Not sure this is the best format for me, but giving it a try:

Name: Vicki or redbird
Age: 53
Location: Arlington, Mass. (it's near Boston)
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: If you know a rosvicl from anywhere, that's me

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I grew up and lived most of my life in New York City, but am starting to feel settled in Massachusetts. I'm a (part-time) freelance copyeditor and proofreader, and have been putting much of my energy into anti-Trump activism. I'm bisexual and polyamorous, and live with one of my three partners, and conveniently near one of the others. I read fewer books than I used to or would like, because the web is very good at handing me short things instead. I like walking around, looking at cities and people and birds and plants.

Top 5 Fandoms: Fandom in that sense isn't really my thing, though there are writers whose work I am very fond of. In an older sense, I've spent a lot of time in science fiction fandom, though I go to fewer cons than I used to and stopped publishing a zine because the net happened.

I mostly post about: apparently it's politics, gardening, and dealing with doctors

I rarely post about: I don't understand this question, there's a universe of topics I don't even know about, and many others that interest me if and only if someone writes about them particularly well.

My last three posts were about: hard drive space, gardening, and an icon to use for political posts

How often do you post? a couple of times a week

How about commenting?: Daily

Languages / Curiosity / Life

May. 14th, 2017 10:20 am
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k posting in [community profile] 2017revival

Name: jesse

Age: 61

Location: Wisconsin (north central Midwest USA)

Gender: Female

Languages: English, some ASL

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:

  • I like long sentences, puns, and comics
  • The years on SSDI disability now outnumber those in the paid workforce.
  • I’ve gotten the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Disability Studies on the autodidact-home-school plan. My thesis was making WisCon more accessible to members in all our wonderful variety.

Top 5 Fandoms:

  • Assistive technology
  • Disability rights
  • System design
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Interdependence

I mostly post about:

  • real life
  • nifty technology/systems
  • link salads with extensive quotes
  • media reviews
  • silly sillinesses
  • moaning about myself (under filter)

I rarely post and actively avoid reading about current politics (my sanity is on the line)

My last three posts were about:

  • A poll on the purpose of yard orbs (aka gazing globes)
  • Photos of the shaggy underbellies of domestic animals
  • Reviews of five comics

How often do you post?
Weekly at best, but I’m in a spurt

How about commenting?
Every other day at least.

A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far: instructional video for ASL sign 'hopeful' )

It's a Kawa!

May. 13th, 2017 08:54 pm
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[personal profile] fandomonymous posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: Kawa | [personal profile] fandomonymous | [livejournal.com profile] fandomonymous, [twitter.com profile] kawaiidragoness, [livejournal.com profile] kawaiimae
Age: 28
Location: New York City
Gender: Female

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I was born and raised in New York City to Filipino parents, went to central Florida for college, bounced between the two for a while, and now am pretty determined to make life in New York work for me even if the rent is too damn high. My days are spent making healthcare-related spreadsheets function; I was a mathematician. The rest of the time can contain anything from the ridiculous food culture of New York to incredibly long walks to video games to Gunpla building to various queer/poly things.

Top 5 Fandoms:
I don't do fandom nearly as much as I used to, but I will talk your head off about any of the following:
* roguelikes
* Gundam, mostly Universal Century, Build Fighters, and Post Disaster/IBO
* FC Bayern, my dear soccer love

I'm also a pretty regular Yuletide participant.

I mostly post about:
General life updates, bisexuality/polyamory thoughts, the occasional fandom thing.

I rarely post about:
Politics, deep details about my day job. You also won't see much fiction/creative writing.

My last three posts were about:
Various details on the things I did that month and what I'm hoping to do the next month.

How often do you post?
I'm aiming for once a month, but maybe it'll be more.

How about commenting?
I do read everything pretty religiously, though I comment less frequently.

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May. 11th, 2017 10:25 pm
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[personal profile] ruuger posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: I've been Ruuger online for so long it pretty much is my name.

Age: 36

Location: Finland

Gender: Female

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm a fannish jack-of-all-trades who has been active in online fandom since the late 90's and has done pretty much everything that one can do in fandom, from making icons to organising cons. Currently not very active due to Real Life Stuff, but I hope to get my fannish mojo back again some day.

Top 5 Fandoms: The Mentalist, Babylon 5, The X-Files and Buffyverse are my big ones, and I'm currently ~Very Excited~ about Doctor Who.

I mostly post about: Whatever I happen to be watching on TV at that moment.

I rarely post about: Real life stuff.

My last three posts were about: Watching Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, and The X-Files coming back.

How often do you post? About once a week, maybe?

How about commenting? I try to leave at least a few comments whenever I read my f-list, which is a couple of times a week these days.

A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far:
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Writer/Poet/Foodie

May. 10th, 2017 06:11 pm
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Name: Cris

Age: 45

Location: Pacific NW, United States

Gender: Female


Describe yourself in five sentences or less:

I love to have conversations about fiction: characters, world building, fandom. I enjoy learning from other viewpoints as well as engaging with folks who have different life experience from mine. I write fantasy/sci-fi/horror, fanfiction, and poetry. Online, I’m open about my opinions, my depression, my story thoughts, my sexuality, my religious/spiritual beliefs, and… pretty much everything? My approach to life is to have convictions, have compassion, and to look for the way forward.


Top 5 Fandoms:

Cardcaptor Sakura, Disney’s Frozen, Disney’s Tangled, Pacific Rim, and folklore.


I mostly post about:

Whatever comes to mind that might start a conversation. Generally speaking, my observations and opinions regarding ongoing life experiences and creative endeavors.


I rarely post about:

Politics, my relationships.


My last three posts were about:

Problems at my current employment, a sh*tpost about liking my own writing, ancient history (personal) regarding a person my online+IRL friends here know about


How often do you post?

Several times a week, typically via email.


How about commenting?

When I can get online -- every few days or so -- to read my Reading List, I try to comment on posts. I’m much quicker to reply to comments (to my comments, or to my posts) because I can do that by email.

(no subject)

May. 10th, 2017 11:45 am
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[personal profile] iolarah posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: iolarah
Age: 40
Location: Ontario, Canada
Gender: Female, mostly (genderfluid)

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I left home at 18, worked as a baker for years, got injured on the job and went back to university to study psychology, and ended up in user experience research. I'm married without kids, interested in politics (I'm pretty left-wing), the goth scene, LARPing, gardening, knitting, writing, and vinyl. I have three cats, two of whom are senior shelter rescues, and one who is a stray that adopted me.

Top 5 Fandoms:
I don't really participate in fandoms, but I do love Alien(s). Ripley for life.

I mostly post about:
Work, poetry, mental health, the everyday minutiae of my life, and sometimes snippets of fiction.

I rarely post about:
Politics. As much as I'm interested in politics, and especially political history, I don't write much about it. I tend to absorb more than I output.

My last three posts were about:
-Work
-Health care
-A poem I wrote

How often do you post?
Probably a couple of times a week, when time allows. I'm becoming more active since I moved from LJ (where I had a journal since 2003, iirc).

How about commenting?
I try to interact on most posts, to let people know I'm not just a lurker. Relationships take dialogue after all.

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