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31 July 2011 @ 06:48 am
LJ Fail 2011  
I think we need to start having titles for the different episodes of LJ fail, otherwise how can we keep track?

Anyway, HI!

So the reason for this post is to say that from now on, we will be posting fic updates on the epic of DOOOOM (aka TTOMT) over at dreamwidth in addition to LJ. I'm also working on getting my lj imported over there (I imported once when I started the dw account but it's been a while) so the whole thing will be over there as soon as that happens.

One of these days, I'll get around to putting it up on AO3 as well.

But for now, here's a link to my dw account (cunningly named "skyblue_reverie"):

skyblue_reverie on dreamwidth

Oh, btw, I have one dreamwidth invite code, so if you'd like it, it'll go to the first person who comments here and asks for it.
How do I feel?: calmcalm
Gaffsie: Just one of those daysgaffsie on July 31st, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
In LJ's defence, it's not their fault that some assholes are trying to DDOS them.
Sky: [other] kitty huhskyblue_reverie on July 31st, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
But, but... my LJ is the home of "fair" and "balanced" reporting, so nothing I say could possibly be inaccurate! *sticks fingers in ears* LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOUUUU.


I don't really know much about computer security, although that's my dad's field so I'll have to ask him, so idk if lj could have done more to be prepared or to recover, but anyway, even if it wasn't their fault at all, I'll be x-posting from now on to increase the chances that people will be able to view & comment. :)
Weeping Naiad: scenes - Musicweepingnaiad on July 31st, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
A backup plan for those times when LJ's under attack is a good plan. We're considering it over at jim_and_bones as well. We're not leaving LJ because that's exactly what those launching the DDoS want (LJ is the largest online presence in Russia and has bloggers that are openly critical of the government, so I expect that these attacks will continue up to the elections). I figured we have to fight the good fight and not leave.

Sky: [other] crayon heartskyblue_reverie on July 31st, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not leaving LJ either. I have too much invested here to leave. Just gonna double-post. Backup plans are good. :)

*hugs back*
Gaffsie: Dr Spaceman to the rescue!gaffsie on July 31st, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
DDoS attacks are notoriously difficult to protect yourself from. They've brought down government webpages in the past too.

DDoS for dummies (such as me)

The reason for these attacks against LJ even serve to make LJ look noble. Russian political bloggers are using LJ as a platform to tell the people about government oppression and corruption, and since LJ aren't just succumbing to pressure and deleting their journals, they've made themselves a target. For once, LJ is fighting the good fight. :)
Sky: [other] lavender manorskyblue_reverie on July 31st, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the link & the background info. I haven't been on LJ much except to post fic, so I haven't been reading about the reasons behind the latest problems. Good to hear LJ is doing the right thing for once. ;)

vivid_moment: emma; Ovivid_moment on July 31st, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Another place to find one of my all-time fave fics, ever! *happy dances* <333

Sky: [other] sharpiesskyblue_reverie on July 31st, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank youuuuu! <333333
imachar: Pike/McCoyimachar on July 31st, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, back up locations are always a good idea. I won't abandon LJ either - and as weepingnaiad said, this is only likely to get worse as the Russian elections approach so I just made a request for an AO3 account. They're telling me August 11th - so I'm going to back up there. Missing you bb, hope all is well.

Edited at 2011-07-31 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sky: [other] clean all the thingsskyblue_reverie on July 31st, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Aww, I miss you too, bb. I'm doing good, just really busy with RL stuff. I'm trying to fit in time to write here and there, but obv it's not as much as before, and forget about time to chat or browse my f-list. :(

How's all with you?

Weeping Naiad: ST: Pike - needs moreweepingnaiad on July 31st, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Not to butt in...

Hey, dear, I might have an Ao3 invite code, want me to check?
imachar: Pike/McCoyimachar on July 31st, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Ooohh yes please! You're a darlin'
smokiquartzsmokiquartz on August 1st, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
Yay for posting at ao3. I'm on a super long flight in 2 months, and I specially want ttomt on my kindle! I kinda love how on my kindle there's mostly star trek fic. All of it slash, most of it porny.

Sky: [other] colored pencil doodleskyblue_reverie on August 1st, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I didn't expect to have a deadline for getting ttomt on ao3! But for you, bb, I will try to make it happen.

And I love that your kindle has mostly porny slash! <3
wunnerwmn on August 1st, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
The squirrels and I don't even know what AO3 is. Duh.

I do think that backing up on Dreamwidth is a good idea, though. LJ is getting beyond frustrating anymore. I get all the Russian politics stuff, I get people wanting to show solidarity. And I'm not putting my head in the sand, but I just didn't sign on here to get into international politics. It just gives me an unsettling feeling to have my journal and possibly my computer involved as a part of all of it, you know?

I'd just leave LJ altogether...except there are comms here I like, and people I care about that I wouldn't have contact with anywhere else. Plus Dreamwidth is a tad boring, or else I'm really missing something somewhere.

Off to read the latest, albeit porn free, chapter....
Sky: [other] teaskyblue_reverie on August 3rd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
AO3 is Archive of Our Own, which is a fan-run site for posting fics. That way there's no (well, less of a) chance some corporate honcho will decide that slash is evol and won't someone think of the children.

It's pretty cool! I'm working on getting my stuff uploaded there but it's a long process.

I agree with you that LJ is downright irritating a lot of the time and I might leave if I weren't so invested in the people and comms here. Oh well. Can't have everything, I suppose. At some point there will be a critical mass of people moving over to dreamwidth, but until that day comes I'll keep a finger in each pie.

Ha, as you saw, I managed to insert (heh heh) a little bit of porn even in a mostly porn-free chapter. I'm just THAT good. \o/ :p
wunnerwmn on August 4th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Yes, as they say, "I saw what you did thar"! Sneaky thing that you are. :p Carry on with the good work.

Heh, you said "insert". Everything is porny now....what have you done to meeeeeeeeee?! :D