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i miss being active in (mostly) fannish discussions nearly everyday a deacde + ago on LJ.  I know, I can write more posts - but who is reading?  I could reply to posts, but... I just looked at my 'reading list'/'friends page' and one page represents a whole week :-(  that's pretty sparse.  I need more DW 'friends'.

 

IDK, rec me people / groups, or rec me to ppl you know?  Is this like a pathetic attempt at a personals ad?  I like slash, especially Snarry, and meta discussions about HP or fandom in general.  But I really dislike JKR and the 'canon'.  I guess that might make some fannish relationships difficult, since in the past, people would be all ''book 7 came out!  Squeeee!'' and I would be ''JKR has again, outdid herself on being a priveledged, cultural-appropiating, hypocrite and enabler of X-phobia/X-bashing, oh and she's a hack who lacks any real writing talent.''  I'd rather talk Fanon than canon as the first is more interesting, the second more triggery/angering.

Uhm, ok, other than the very little specific fandom circle I follow and the few fen in it that I don't offend with my dislike of the creator of a series that had so much potential.... I am Autistic (very very anti Autism $peaks), queer, married (with whom I do much co-writing with), ocassionally complains about chronic pain and lack of spoons, havent had a TV for almost 2 decades and cant afford online subscriptions so I cant really connect with fandoms based on tv shows.  rarely bother with movies too (ironic since film was part of my first create-your-own major) due to lack of $$$ and the sensory issues that overwhlm me in theatres.  I used to love comics, but again, haven't bought any for decades due to money.  I read a lot on medieval history / literature / etc, as well as ancient history, and WWI 7 WWII, world religions/mythologies (although I am an athiest), and biology/genetics and other sciences in general.  I like painting / crafting / sculpting.  We have a mini farm with chickens, miniature sheep, giant but gentle dogs, fancy rats, gerbils, african grey parrot, and rabbits

Date: 2017-04-04 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dancing_serpent
My own page is relatively quiet, too, but not as sparse as you describe. And I can't fault people, seeing as I'm barely managing to post once a month.

There was a huge friending meme here at the beginning of the year after LJ messed some things up, maybe you'll find someone there? I added quite a few people, and I don't think anyone will be surprised by new requests after the latest LJ shenanigans.

Date: 2017-04-04 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aethel
I think HP fandom might be more active on Tumblr? I've been seeing a lot of really popular meta posts over there (100K reblogs) and collected a few:

http://aethel.tumblr.com/tagged/hp%20meta

but I mainly use dreamwidth/livejournal for posting bandom recs no one reads and catching up with people who aren't on tumblr.

Date: 2017-04-05 01:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] venturous
[personal profile] copperbadge 's Radio Free Monday is a sort of community, as he collects and signal boosts causes and people.

[community profile] thisfinecrew is a compilation of resistance goings-on


[personal profile] alisanne 's sunday posts are fun, and she is a deeply loyal Snarry fan and writer of fic that's romantic, charming, and thoroughly pro Snape

[community profile] bitesizedcleaning is a haven for me, and others often short on spoons... nice mod and followers celebrate small victories and are compassionate with disappointment.


[community profile] snowflake_challenge runs in January, so it's not very active now, but it's made to help us connect with new friends and talk more about ourselves. it functions like a huge friending meme, so browsing thru recent posts and leaving comments might connect you with new peeps. I had some good conversations and added new peeps to my flist



Date: 2017-04-05 06:29 am (UTC)
elf: Emily the Strange: Misery loves company (Misery Loves Company)
From: [personal profile] elf
Tumblr is active. (Tumblr is active kinda like a confetti firehose aimed at an orgy... sure, there's a lot of action going on, but you'd be hard-pressed to figure out the details five minutes later.)

And DW is going to have a flurry of new activity, as LJ has just updated its TOS to explicitly say, "we're going with Russian law for everything, including content standards. Also, we're going to increase the advertising by a lot. And possibly send you ads by email." So there's a wave of closing/deleting journals and heading to DW (or heading back to DW, for those who grabbed their usernames during the last LJ fiasco, or the one before that, or the one before that); we'll get some activity, and if we're lucky, a few of the comms will move over with active user sets and push DW into enough momentum to keep us active.

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