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I really don't know. I can see a bunch of folks resolutely declaring that they have no intention of shifting off LJ and others moving over here, but maybe this isn't quite as much of a devastating blow to fandom on LJ as it would have been five or ten years ago. The days of the massive communities which were the heart of any given fandom seem to be in the past, unless there's stuff going on (which is quite possible) in fandoms I'm uninvolved with to give the lie to my opinion.

For myself, I really don't know either. I'd backed up to this account so my personal stuff isn't an issue, but I'll probably end up going over to LJ and having to agree to the TOS one way or another - I have a couple of communities which are slash-heavy but also not active for years, so perhaps it's time for some housekeeping. And then there's Danielpix, which I stopped posting to in January but feel differently about because of the significant part it played in my life for so long and the sheer size of it. Because it's picture-heavy rather than written, I doubt it's in such a vulnerable position unless LJ decides to start going after people for copyright violation, I guess. I'm tempted to just archive it, by removing everyone's posting rights, because deleting it seems wrong somehow.

In other news, I have escaped being saddled with the most annoying guy on my course as we get ready to do small group presentations. Just a couple more sessions of tedium and then I'm done for the year! And an observation tomorrow, which naturally comes when I'm tackling how you plan writing, possibly the most dreary part of the curriculum. Pah.

Better news came around when I told my boss I was probably going to need some more Saturdays off because I wanted to do some competitions - I've entered the first proper non-beginners one, which is in July but on a Sunday - I was pleased that her immediate response was 'well, I believe in work-life balance' and then she suggested we just list the course as less classes overall for the year and adjust the dates as required. Naturally, the competitions are not quite spread out evenly, because I'm roughly looking at one in early November, another early February and one late March, but that's also not too close together either. We're starting to plan next year's classes, so at least I should know within the next month or so what I'm likely to be asked to do from September, even if the exact Saturday dates may need tweaking once competition dates are finalised.

Date: 2017-04-08 12:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] obelix
Since I haven't been posting for well years on LJ, I've decided to delete all entries there and use DW instead.

My LJ is backed up here anyways so I'm moving. I'll keep my LJ account open because of some communities that haven't moved to DW yet but that's it.

Archiving sounds good, not like anyone is posting there except for you and it's your community :-)

Date: 2017-04-09 10:52 am (UTC)
obelix: (OAT Director)
From: [personal profile] obelix
Yeah it does feel weird and final and like you most of my fannish life was on LJ.

Doing good, doing some non-planned reno's of the basement (dishwasher broke) thankfully that's covered by the insurance, working and that's about it.

Date: 2017-04-13 12:11 pm (UTC)
obelix: (Zen Perceval)
From: [personal profile] obelix
The silver lining is that I get a new floor, walls painted in a colour that's not yellow and the contractor had time so he painted the baseboards and trim and it's all paid by the insurance, will look like a new basement!

That's the one good thing of having moved into a newish smaller house, much less cleaning ;-)

Date: 2017-04-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rach_74
LJ does seem to have died and fandom moved on, but it feels to me like a chapter has closed. LJ was such a massive part of my fannish life.

Date: 2017-04-09 02:52 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Claudia from Warehouse 13 (Default)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
I really enjoyed my Tumblr experience until I followed tags. ;) The tags are a seething pile of wank, alas. I'm blocking anyone who posts hate or wank in the tags I follow with reckless abandon. That's making my Tumblr experience a lot happier.

That said, yeah, it's terrible for actually discussing anything, posting fic, etc. As part of this whole LJ thing, I went and downloaded all the comments on my Lusty Month of May fic--a challenge to write 500 words of a story every day--and that would never have worked on Tumblr.
Edited Date: 2017-04-09 02:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-09 12:29 am (UTC)
xochiquetzl: See no evil... hear no evil... speak no evil... (evil)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
I haven't fully decided what I'm going to do, but the options I'm considering are
  1. Crosspost with comments disabled and links to DW.
  2. Archive my LJ.
  3. Delete my LJ.
Actually, I've already changed my settings to do #1.

Sadly, my most prolific commenter is one of the "not going anywhere" crew.

Date: 2017-04-09 02:46 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Claudia from Warehouse 13 (Default)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
Yeah. I don't want to completely lose track with the two people on LJ who comment on my posts there often. I suspect that the "comment on Dreamwidth" option might vex them, actually, but, well.

Date: 2017-04-10 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amycooper
LJ has been quiet for some time now. Tumblr's pretty active but...not the same. There isn't much sense of community over there.

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