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I need to decide what to do about my livejournal. I haven't accepted the new TOS yet, which means apparently my latest few posts on dreamwidth have not crossposted to lj. I don't know if I still have anyone reading me solely on lj who I'd need to warn if I do just stop posting there ever, but if so I can't just keep ignoring the issue. But I don't know how to find out without accepting the TOS in order to post to lj!

I'm really not thrilled about the idea of accepting the TOS and continuing to use LJ the way I always have, and I'm also not thrilled about the idea of just abandoning my LJ without further notice, or accepting the TOS in order to post notice to my LJ that I'm abandoning it and then leaving it there, or deleting my LJ permanently. No good options here. Sigh. The end of an era, but a very awkward end.

If anyone has opinions as to what I should do about my LJ, please do let me know.
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A journal housekeeping note: I have disabled anonymous commenting on the LJ side of my blog, since I've been getting so many spam comments on old posts on LJ. But anon commenting is still available on the DW side for anyone who wants/needs it.
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I finally got around to switching to following everyone possible on DW instead of LJ! I think! I am pretty sure I didn't miss anybody, at least. (let me know if you do the DW thing too and I haven't subscribed to you over there/here?)

The problem, of course, is that right now LJ isn't permitting me to, like, actually defriend people. So right now I have a helluva lot of people who I'm following on both DW and LJ. KIND OF A PAIN.
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...okay, that's weird and kind of distressing. At least one recent post by someone I follow on LJ isn't actually showing up on my flist? Or rather, it was when I checked it on my iPod when I first woke up, but now that I'm on my computer my flist is pretending it doesn't exist even though when I go to that person's journal it DOES?

NOT COOL, LJ. NOT COOL. Now I am worried that there are other posts I am missing that I do not know I am missing!

Anyways, I have about a million posts I want to make right now (movies! books! bandom! etc!) and no idea which one I should start with.

I could start with more complaints about websites being stupid?

So the other day I wandered over to Delicious for my periodic vanity-search of my name for the first time in a while, and apparently Delicious is borked in new and exciting ways! Like, for starters, you can't search unless you're logged in. And then if you DO log in and try to search something, it...only searches YOUR links? I think? That's what it was implying, anyways, and what it means is that I have NO WAY of searching for other people's bookmarks of my stuff, which is kind of TRAGIC because I love seeing the things people say about my fanworks on their personal bookmarks! It's like I've unlocked a secret hidden treasure of comments!

Also, when I went back on Tumblr the other day, Tumblr was anxious to inform me that Missing E (an unauthorised extension for Tumblr that fixes the MYRIAD STUPIDITIES of the website) can be ~problematic~ and I shouldn't use it if I want the best Tumblr experience, and I just LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. Because SRSLY, without Missing E my Tumblr experience is full of nothing but frustration and anger. (I mean, I still find it kind of sad that it seems like more and more people are using Tumblr as their regular blog instead of lj/dw, because I like the formats for interaction over here so very much better. But Missing E means at least that I don't feel like assassinating Tumblr on a regular basis)
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Thing One: Dude. DUDE. *dies laughing* So a comment in response to a Dresden Files fic I was reading said something about how angry Harry's subconscious must be with him at a particular point in the fic. And I grinned, and was like, yeah, probably. Then today I started reading Fool Moon (aka Book Two of the series) and spoilers )


Thing Two: So, here's a minor matter of etiquette/custom/what-have-you. When posting to dreamwidth and crossposting to LJ, what does one do when linking to old posts of one's? Link to the DW version exclusively? The LJ version exclusively? The DW version if it was posted since moving to DW, and the LJ version if it dates to before the switch to DW? The DW version on DW and then go and edit the LJ post to have a link to the LJ version instead? Some other option that I've managed to not consider? Aaaaaah! Obviously some of these options are more viable than others, and also obviously each choice says something specific about one's policies and/or opinions about the respective sites. And I don't know what I want to be saying! WHAT TO DO.


Thing Three: So Dinah introduced me the other day to this trailer to a new movie based on Beauty and the Beast. And you know I'm a sucker for fairy tales. And, weirdly, this movie actually looks kind of promising! I mean, it could still turn into all kinds of bad news in its execution, since stories like Beauty and the Beast are just ripe with possibilities for fail, but -- I like what I can see of it in the trailer. Am I just crazy or is there actual promise in here?

My biggest problems with it )

Um. Apparently I have more reservations than I thought. But I'm still intrigued! (also, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS. Hopefully the movie makes good use of him!)


Thing Four: I'm pretty sure I've decided to just go with the Raven King as the name for my iPod. I keep on trying other names on for size, and I keep coming back to that one. So the Raven King it is, despite the gaudy case.
sophia_sol: drawing of Combeferre, smiling and holding up a finger like he's about to explain something (DW: Master: hello madness)
Because of course the internet is more important than working on an essay, I spent this evening creating and organizing a dreamwidth account for myself, because an openID is kinda unwieldy when you want to be able to post to comms. So. Here it is, in all its glory!

I haven't finished doing everything I want to do, such as changing the links in the fanfic master list on DW to correspond with the DW posts, and renaming my LJ tags to correspond with my newly organized DW tags. But I think I've wasted enough time for one day.

And now back to my essay, where I have a few* more words to write.


*cough cough cough

AUGHHHHH

Oct. 26th, 2010 04:31 pm
sophia_sol: drawing of Combeferre, smiling and holding up a finger like he's about to explain something (Orwell: Something is wrong in society)
I HATE YOU LJ!

For the past little while, occasionally when I open my browser first thing in the morning, obnoxious sound from an ad will start. And I'll think "wait, what? I'm pretty sure none of my 60 or so tabs* are for a site that has that type of obnoxious ad that actually PLAYS SOUND!"

But I have discovered today, to my horror, that LJ now does ads with sound. OH GOD WHYYYYYY.

Of course, I have my account set to be a basic basic basic one, that has as few perks as possible in exchange for NO ADS, but that only means no ads when on my LJ page. When I go to another one -- say, someone else's journal where they've posted a fic -- I still get the ads there. And since I spend a LOT of my LJ time on other people's LJs, reading fic, that means I still do get exposed to a lot of ads. And if LJ's gonna keep doing this "ads with sound" thing? I am going to STAB IT WITH A SPORK.

*giant squid of anger*

And now back to studying for Queer Theory, which despite the ways in which I have some problems with Judith Butler (and the ways in which I haven't left myself enough time to do a thorough job studying) is STILL far less frustrating.




*DON'T JUDGE ME

SQUEE!

Jun. 10th, 2010 01:08 pm
sophia_sol: drawing of Combeferre, smiling and holding up a finger like he's about to explain something (Star Trek: Kirk & McCoy: a little help f)
I have the AWESOMEST FRIEND EVER. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] sentientcitizen for getting me all the shiny new icon spaces for my birthday! I am thrilled.

(though you have no idea how hard it was to keep from taking ten Jon Stewart icons. He has such an expressive face. But eventually my self-control won out and I managed to get a wide variety of types of icons.)

Two things

Dec. 8th, 2009 07:18 pm
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LJ's problem right now with not sending email notifications of comments is UBER-FRUSTRATING. Sigh.

But on a more positive note, here is a very cool Youtube video I found: a sketch of three guys playing the Jane Austen drinking game, wherein you watche movies based on Jane Austen's books, and take drinks when certain things happen. It is hilarious.

Layout

Dec. 7th, 2009 05:37 pm
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I`ve changed my journal`s layout. I was getting frustrated with a few things about the old one, much though I liked the general look of it. For instance, it didn`t display userpics. And the font was challenging to read. And tags weren`t really shown.

So this one is better in all those respects. It`ll take me a while to get used to it, I think, but I am glad to have those features. I may continue to do some tweaking, until it looks as good as I can make it. (The yellow is a lot more eyeblinding without the white background to balance it out.... but I LIKE the yellow-and-blue!)

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