ash48: (Oh noes!)
I just agreed to the new Russian ToS (they popped up when I logged in) because I can't just NOT sign into LJ, but what did I just agree to? I tried to read it all but *head spin*. Did I just sign away my life away or something? Or is all much the same as before? I do have a Dreamwidth account but I can't even imagine transferring everything over there (or firing up a place I'm not at all familiar with (is fandom even active over there?)). *sigh* it's all just too hard. I have history here. It's where my fandom home was/is. And it really is a journal and therefore it holds many amazing memories that I don't want to lose.

LJ meme!

Oct. 26th, 2016 09:12 pm
ash48: (Now & Then)
1. How long have you been on LiveJournal?

*checks profile* Since August 2006 (dammit!! I missed my 10th anniversary!)

2. How did you come up with your online name(s)? Does it have any special meaning?

The very first SPN on-line account I created was for FF.net and I had NO idea what to call myself so I picked my daughter's name and her birth date (Ash8). Then I wanted to create an account for LJ and "Ash8" was taken so I then took her birth month and birth date and mashed it up and Ash48 was made. On YouTube "Ash48" was taken so I added her birth year and Ash4897 was born. My poor daughter!

3. Why did you join LJ?

It was where it was all happening back in 2006 - before Tumblr and Twitter and whatever else is out there now. It had all the fic, meta, pics, community... It was amazing. *g*

4. What do you like about it? What keeps you active here?

I love the conversation format. It beats all other fandom social sites for that. Twitter is great for small, instant chat but misinterpretations are rife. Tumblr is just damn messy (but pretty!). I am less active than I used to be but I stay active because I love the people I've met here. I feel a greater connection to fellow fans more than I do anywhere else. I love the interaction, and the flexibility of formatting.

5. Do you remember what made you add me as a friend? If so, what was it?

Ah, well. I took this from a few mutual friends so I won't answer this specifically. I will say that the reason I added YOU is because I either - thought you were awesome and I felt like we shared something in common or you friended me and I like making mutual friends. :)

6. Where in the world do you live? (Feel free to be as specific/unspecific as you'd like, lol. I just like seeing how far spread my online friends are :))

I live in Perth, Western Australia. In a lovely little suburb called Bassendean. :)

7. Tell me one random/happy/good thing about your day! :)

I am now riding my bike to work every day! This is huge for me because I've never done this before. I love it! :)
ash48: (Purgatory curious!face Dean)
I really don't know what to make of this. I found out today (via a heads up from a flistie <3) that a person that I have been following (though not intently) is not only a fake but a serial LJ plagiarist and sock. It weirds be out because if this is true this person had created a very elaborate back story of his life. The person is [livejournal.com profile] micamonroe and it seems that some of you are already aware of this person - and the allegations that he's stolen stories and art.

I read a story of his (maybe his?) quite a few years ago. It was interesting to me because he claimed it was based on his own life experience. And I believed him.

But it seems it's all false. Well, according to this post (and the many links providing evidence).

His death was announced in a post recently (there's no point me linking it as it's friends locked) and of course many left condolences. He's also claimed to have been abused and has even been in a coma.

I have no idea what's truth or not. It's pretty damn sad if it's all been fake because - holy crap! Why?!!? Just to gather comments and gain sympathy? How sad a person must you been to create such an elaborate "other" life. His stories get A LOT of comments. I'm not sure how I missed the news that he's not who he claims to be.

Anyway. I'm not losing sleep over it. It's just freaking weird.
ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
I'm away from LJ for a day and I come back and there was a randomness posting day?! And I missed it?!! Boooooo!...though also YAAAY! Awesomesauce because lots of posts!! \o/ though...boooo, no way I'm going to have a chance to comment because I'm with my family (on the other side of the country) and spending time on the computer instead of with them is probably not a great thing. But then again...you guys are family too!

LJ is still wonderful. Even with Twitter and tumblr I think this is the best place to have really good discussions and get to know people. And make detailed posts and feel like a part of a real community. *hearts* the LJ community.

I've been thinking we might need an "active" LJ user friending thingy because I think there are more and more fans (re) discovering LJ and people might want to know who's out there. Maybe?

*hugs* ya all.

<333

Jun. 26th, 2014 07:08 am
ash48: (Unicorn rainbutt)
*hugs* Thank you all SO much for your lovely birthday messages (and v-gifts, e-cards, paid LJ-time! and user head! and gorgeous artwork!<33333) *smishes* I had an amazing day. It was one of the milestone birthdays and I was made feel very special (hmmm...maybe it was in sympathy...*g*).


Also...did LJ just make it so we can't change the look of the friends feed? I've been avoiding changing over because I liked the the way I was looking at it. Now I can't figure out how to change it back. Maybe it's here to stay? (Boo).

Howdy!

Mar. 25th, 2014 10:27 pm
ash48: (Gag reel hearts)
Welcome to new friends! I'm not sure what I did to get the recent friendings but...*waves*. Things are fairly easy going here (except when I'm feeling overly passionate about my darling boys and my show - which is quite often actually). Feel free to drop in and say hi any time. Or, you know, lurking is ok too. *waves* to lurkers. If you ever want to pop in and say hi feel free. I won't bite. Much. ;)
ash48: (Smish the Flist)
Heffa hugs and glomps and smishes to everyone for the lovely birthday messages and v-gifts and posts (and fic!). I can't express how much they filled me with glee and warm fuzzies.

I had a lovely day. My school kids were lovely (made me a big card and they all signed it). My hubby gave me a book on spells and I had no idea what the thinking behind that was (surely not Supernatural?). He said..well, you are playing a witch at the moment. *chuckles*. My daughter gave me a card that said "Miss Celebrity Pants. You're gonna be sooo famous....you'll be a superstar! You've got that magic x-factor. You're a first class chick you are" (with a badge that said "as seen on tv". HA! All because she saw me on stage. Bless her.

Aside from that...

Anyone using the new LJ interface for their friends page? If so, how are you finding it? I keep checking it out and it just feels weird to me. I like the profile page (other than the yummy gifts being at the bottom), but I'm too used to my default friend's page to change it. Do I need to make more effort?

*HUUUGGSSS*
ash48: (Default)
Sometimes I miss posts. I'm not sure why but I'm wondering if it's because of the way I use LJ. I'm not sure about anyone else but I when I log on I scroll down my flist's posts until I come to the first one I can remember seeing. Then I stop there.

I know that posts are time dependent. If you work on a post and save it and post it the next day it will end up buried and the chances are no one will see it. So I figure the time something is posted needs to be absolutely current (I suspect even an hour later would make a difference to where it appears on other peoples flists).

I wonder if it's a time thing. Perhaps I should scroll down further maybe? Is there another way of "doing" LJ?

I nearly missed THIS AMAZING post re the last episode 7.16. If you love looking at the meaning of colours and FLOWERS and scenery and all that juicy stuff then you have to check out [livejournal.com profile] galwithglasses post. Looking at posts like this make you realise how damn clever our is.

a wee bit of RL stuff )
ash48: (That's Just not right)
If you don't like the "fabulous" comment upgrades go and let them know HERE

Hitting them with feedback is the only way they'll know how much it will effect fandom and the way we leave comments. :(

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