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Moving Camps

There's no good way to say this, so I'll just say it: I've decided to change bases to Dreamwidth. Too many big, moving, interstitial ads on Livejournal - it's not really that I hate ads, but that they make the site look cheap. I know it's not as annoying when you're logged in (if you are a paid, permanent, or basic account holder). But that doesn't mean that the badness is NOT THERE, just that you can't see it.

I've decided not to crosspost because the content would still be here, looking bad... and crossposting is messy and disorganized, and I'm disorganized enough in real life, anyway. ^^; It's hard to move, though, because it took many years of spending way too much time online to build up the relationships I have on this site, and, frankly, I don't really have the time or the drive to do it all again. XD; But at the same time, I can't really ask anyone to change their blog-reading habits just to follow me.

(But if you happen to already be at Dreamwidth, please subscribe to my posts over there so I can subscribe to yours back! I plan to actually read all the journals I am subscribed to there, something I haven't been able to do here for a long time.)

My location at Dreamwidth is:


Also, I thought everyone knew this, but ayalesca didn't, so maybe other people didn't as well: I have a Wordpress blog. It's where I put livejournal entries after I've had the chance to clean them up a bit. Here's the address:


To keep reading me without joining Dreamwidth, there are three things you can do:

1) Add my Dreamwidth feed to your RSS reader.
2) Bookmark my Wordpress blog and check in on the first week of every month (when I archive content).
3) Friend subdee_rss.

EDIT: And to leave comments on my Dreamwidth, you can sign in with OpenID on this page, or else leave them without signing in.

Thanks, and sorry to exit so dramatically, if this counts as dramatic. Switching from one blogging service to another shouldn't feel like saying goodbye, and yet somehow.... it does. ^^;;; Though just as a note, there are still quite a few individual journals and communities I follow via RSS, and will continue to follow after I leave. And this journal will stay, of course. But I haven't really been here for a while... so it won't matter as much when I leave, right?


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May. 4th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
You don't! I gave you three choices for reading from off-site! But you if mean that you would be willing to read on DW, for me, <3.
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May. 5th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
You don't have to read me there!!! But I appreciate the thought.

Huh, that must be why all the people I've met on DW so far have been book people.
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May. 4th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Not that much courage, I'd kind of dropped off the map over here already. ^^;

(Much to my surprise, when I finally settled down to read on Dreamwidth - after subscribing to all these journals, like, six months ago - there was actually a lot of original content I really wanted to read. When did that happen??)
May. 4th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
aww, I'm sad to see you leave. :( I'll try to follow your blog though, you can't get rid of me that easily, ha! I'm sure the reasons you listed for switching to Dreamwidth are good and valid, but I love LJ not for being LJ but for the people on my f-list and the Libs comms. It might be sentimental, but I can't imagine leaving here any time soon. Anyway, I'm glad I got to know through LJ in the first place!
May. 4th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
repost, missing word
Haha. Of course I would never want to get rid of you! You know how it is though, even if you follow the RSS feed, to leave a comment on the other site you have to click through to the original entry, and then you have to sign in over there... it's a hassle. Maybe you'll get tired of me :p.

I'm still not sure what to do with locked entries, either. Sigh.

Oh, if you want to comment over there, you can made an account just for commenting: http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=123.
May. 4th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: repost, missing word
Probably the easiest thing is to make a Dreamwidth account for commenting... That's actually quite a sneaky strategy! :P In that way they can convince me of just how awesome they really are and maybe get me to create a real account. ^^

May. 4th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: repost, missing word
I'm not sure the site is really that awesome, it just has the benefit of having some of the other people I originally met through livejournal on it, and not having ads. XD;;

It's also got the benefit of more communication from the site owners re: future direction, but if you aren't in that scene that doesn't matter to you, anyway.
May. 4th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
P.S. I added your journal to my reading page at Dreamwidth so I can keep up with you, ohoho. (Though sadly, it only works for unlocked entries.)
May. 4th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
haha, all you're going to miss out on is some (miserable) real life stuff and perhaps some crazy travel and gig anecdotes once in a while... :P I'll make sure to leave some interesting posts unlocked. Will I be able to read all your posts on Dreamwidth with a comment-only account? Well, we'll find out, I guess!
May. 4th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, because I will add you to all my filters.


Only crazy travel and gig anecdotes, she says. ^^;
May. 4th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'll be on your super sekrit filter! :P I feel honored.

Heee, you'll have to lock in on LJ once in a while then, to see if something terribly exciting has happened. (My guess would be that end of August will see a flood of frantic, possibly drunken Libertines-related gig posts. ^^)

Completely unrelated, but the other day I realized I've stolen borrowed a phrase from one of your comments on my journal for the final part of my story. Hope you don't mind. ;) See, I clearly need your posts/comments for inspiration!

May. 4th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Not only do I not mind, I feel honored! :) I'm sure I stole that phrase from somewhere else anyway.

Aha. August isn't that far away, right? But it's the end of August...that means it's a quarter year away... oh well, I'm sure the time will go quickly.

There is no super secret filter, but if there was one, you would definitely be on it!
May. 4th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay for moving to DW! XD
May. 4th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
I want to try to be a better commenter over there. My comments will count more!
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May. 5th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
May. 5th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Subscribed/access given! You are not at all obliged to subscribe back, given that right now all I use my DW for is posting monthly word counts, which no one cares about except me XD
May. 5th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Gave you access, didn't subscribe. ^^b

Your journal is pretty.

May. 5th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that you're switching. I should clean the dust off my DW account. :p
May. 5th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I friended you and hardly ever commented! See you 'round, maybe.
May. 5th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I added you on DW...I may move over if I figure out how to easily host pics that won't get censored.
May. 5th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The FAQ says that DW plans to add photo hosting in the future, and that "In most cases, we require a judgement rendered by a United States court or a Maryland State court saying that specific content is illegal. The exception is content that the United States Criminal Code specifically identifies as illegal and provides enough information for us to be able to definitively identify it, with no possibility of misinterpretation." But of course, that doesn't help you now.
May. 5th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
Hey there!
You're a person that I kinda always wanted to get to know better here on LJ, but never really sustained a long conversation with.
I've added you over on DW (coincidentally, I just recently started paying actual attention to my reading page over there), and hopefully this time I'll be a better online friend. :)
May. 5th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
That feeling goes both ways! Looking forward to comment threads with you :)
May. 6th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
It's been a really long time since I talked to you. I'm on a short break now through the end of this weekend, so give me a call if you're not busy. (Also, I seem to have forgotten my lj password, so if you need my phone number, e-mail or messaging on Facebook would be the way to go.)


(Also, I seem to fail at the "I'm a human" test today. It's taken me three tries to correctly type the words from the box.)
May. 11th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Aaaaah, I forgot to call over the weekend! If you're still not busy, maybe we could catch up tonight. You're right, it has been a long time.

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