heathershaped: (Avatar: Sokka)
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...hi?

Hi.

Okay:

+ So work and life and school have been busy enough that it's easier for me to microblog lately, over on Tumblr and Twitter. You can pretty much always find/follow me over there. I keep trying to make posts here but never feel like I have anything interesting to say, and I feel worse as time passes, and and and. I also don't really feel like I have a fandom anymore, and that feels really weird on LJ especially. But as always I miss you when I stay away. :/

+ In the next month or so, things'll probably get even tighter for me because I need to pick up a part-time job in addition to my full-time one. I have no idea what it's going to be, but I need to bring some extra money in because it's hard to focus on anything when I'm feeling so snowed under. Basically I might look into waitressing or something? I used to be pretty good at that. Or retail, I don't know. It's really hard to imagine anyone hiring me for something on the weekends when they could take on any number of high school or college kids instead. I guess I won't know until I try. It's been...a really long time since I've looked for part time work, I don't even know what it would pay. I'd prefer to move into a full-time job that pays better, but it's not in the cards right now because I owe my company a couple more years for paying for grad school.

I'm hoping I'll actually feel better, even if I have less time to myself. Money stress (most types of stress I guess) tends to make me want to watch TV under the covers forever and not do anything, not even read LJ properly, and it gets really depressing and unhealthy and I don't wanna talk about it ok moving on.

+ LJ's not making it any easier to be back around with this new comment page thing. They're a visual nightmare and a functional DISASTER. Between this and delicious and AO3, I can't even. And screw anyone with dialup I guess, because having no option other than to load all your icon images every time you want to leave a comment must be super-fun for them.

...if anyone is on Dreamwidth I am too, so add me if you wanna. They are offering free accounts for the next few days and I probably have a ton of invite codes by now as well.

+ The Hobbit trailer has brought my Tolkien feelings back. Well, that and an impending yearly LOTR extended version marathon coming up next month.

+ Uploaded a ton of music over on my tumblr (more links at the bottom of the post), my faves of 2011 if you wanna check it out. If I can finish knitting these Christmas presents, I will post the links over here in the next couple days, be easier.

+ Still knitting! I'm still having fun with it, and getting better and better even if I don't quite have the dough to enable my yarn addiction. Which is probably a good thing. Right now I'm working on a hat for my dad and a shawl for my mom that I hope I can finish by Christmas. Luckily I'm not going out of town so I'm free to work up to the last minute, like I do~

I also love to TALK about knitting, so.

+ The other thing I've decided I want to get into finally in the new year is makeup. Which I have never worn...ever. Kind of ridiculous seeing as I'm a grown-ass woman, but I just never really learned how? And I want to. So I've been grilling friends for tips and I'm pretty excited. Decided I'm going to try Bare Minerals for foundation and maybe get one of those Naked palletes for my eyes if I can swing it. I'm taking recs if you have favorite eyeliners and lip stuff and whatever else.

+ I'll stop here I think. Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas if I don't post again before then! Come say hi if you wanna; I'm gonna go work on replying to messages and stuff.

er

Oct. 6th, 2010 09:35 am
heathershaped: (LJ in soviet russia)
Is anyone else not getting LJ notifications at all? It's been almost a week, and I wonder if something in my settings is messed up or if I missed something, because no one else has complained that I've seen.

...anyway, I've been trying to manually check for comments but sometimes I forget all the places I leave them, so sorry if anyone's waiting on anything!

wait, so

Sep. 1st, 2010 08:47 am
heathershaped: (LJ in soviet russia)
New Facebook and Twitter crossposting option for LJ.

I'm confused, so people can actually crosspost their individual comments in other peoples' journals onto Twitter and Facebook (which would include a link back to the entry)? Even if it's f-locked or screened?

If this is true, then it's not so terrible because if the post that the FB entry links back to is locked, strangers who follow the link would only see Frank anyway. Still, it makes me uncomfortable and seems like another way for LJ to be pointlessly annoying. Since I'd never use this feature, it wouldn't really bother me, except that we can't opt out of having our journals linked back by other people, so I think it does bother me, a lot.

Also, frankly, Facebook... kind of annoys me? And I do not want even my public posts to be floating around on there, so can I just say, those of you who comment here, if you could not crosspost any of those comments to your Twitter or FB page that would link back to my journal? No, seriously. I'm considering disabling comments and shuttling people over to my DW posts to avoid this. For some reason I don't mind my stuff getting linked around fannish spaces, but Facebook is an entire world of stupid that I generally like to limit my participation in. Not to mention the separation between RL and fandom that I've managed to maintain pretty well up until now.

So... I reckon that's all I have to say about that. (except, I have about 10 DW invite codes for whoever wants one.)

eta: Nifty! Firefox users, if you download Greasemonkey and use this script, you can apparently make this problem go away without LJ's help. I'm going to try it when I get home.
heathershaped: (SGA: Athosian for 'dumbass')
LJ's killing me right now. I believe I've managed to load it twice today? Not for longer than it takes to refresh or skip 40, but.

I don't even know if this will crosspost. Just a bit inconvient, as I AM paying for the thing. phhrrrrrbbrrrrggrrr.

At times I wish everyone and every comm would move to DW and then we could all have cookies and 10,000 character comment porn.

And 250 icons.

In other news, SPN needs to stop making me want to punch stuff; further, I have "Rude Boy" stuck in my head, and I'm okay with that.
heathershaped: (LJ in soviet russia)
signal boosting from [livejournal.com profile] celandineb.

Gender identity on LJ

LJ is going to start requiring gender identification with new account creations, and they are removing the 'unspecified' option.

More info here.

Hat tip to [info]gblvr for the info.



Heather adds:

fuck thaaaat.

I have eight DW invites if anyone wants.

Huh

Apr. 3rd, 2009 12:04 pm
heathershaped: (Call Girl: Ben/Hannah)
I'm not intentionally spamming or anything but...

The whole Dreamwidth thing; what gives? I hadn't even heard about it until just this week, but apparently this is that new fandom-friendly LJ-esque service about which there has been buzz for over a year now. Are any of you planning to get one? I don't mind grabbing an account if people I know are going over there (because I can never resist trying new shiny things), even if I have no earthly intention of leaving LJ.

The fact that there is already an an inaugural comment!porn meme is a good sign.

This stuff just makes me worry more about fandom dissipating, though. Sigh.

*looks into setting up an OpenID while I read more about what gives*

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