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23 July 2019 @ 04:34 pm
Is there anybody out there?  
So, hi! Geez, I've been away for fandom for a few years (actually, holy hell, like 8 years) and it all goes and moves on me. I think LJ is pretty dead but just in case there's anyone there who remembers me and/or feels like chatting, I wanted to post here, just in case.

I got a tumblr, because apparently that's where all the cool kids hang out nowadays. I still haven't figured out what I'm doing with it (except to reblog infeasibly hot photos of Karl Urban - in other words, photos of Karl Urban), so any tips, suggestions, links to tutorials, etc., would be helpful, especially related to how to navigate/interact with fandom on tumblr. Anyway, friendings and hellos over there are also appreciated: https://blueskyreverie.tumblr.com/.

I wroted a fic, which I've posted on AO3, but I'm also going to post it here, just because I've always done it that way, damnit, and I don't like change. :p

Anyway, I'll stop now, and see if this gets anything more than crickets.

Weeping Naiad: ST: Chris-Karl happyweepingnaiad on July 24th, 2019 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hey! It's good to see you! And even better to see you writing! (It's crazy how quickly time flies and just how much *life* happens.)

Sad to say very few people are still over here on LJ. I'm here because I'm co-mod on a Marvel Big Bang, but I don't post from here (I moved my primary to DreamWidth, but I never post over there, either).

Fandom left LJ for Tumblr and then there was the "Great Purge" over at Tumblr ("AI" scanned and banned all "porn" content, but, of course, it was ridiculously bad at identifying what was actually porn) so then fandom fragmented again, wandered elsewhere, back to DreamWidth (almost like LJ) or Twitter (I can't figure that out AT ALL) or Discord, which I'm enjoying. I do have a Tumblr, so I'll follow you over there, but it's not active.

Tumblr is great for posting photos or reblogging them, but it's almost impossible to have a conversation over there, so I found it nearly impossible to connect with folks. Discord's great for that. I love it. But you have to be told about the servers, there's just no way I know of to search for them. So, that means, I'm in a Star Trek server, but it's huge and I'm just a lurker. I miss the old communities we had here on LJ and how easy it was to find people with similar interests, but this style of interacting doesn't appear to be coming back.

So welcome back to fandom! I hope you can find peeps and where you want to settle! You can always hit me up for chatting!
Skyskyblue_reverie on July 24th, 2019 10:12 pm (UTC)
Hey you! Good to hear from you!! I'm glad you're still around and thank you so much for saying hi. It's so weird to post here and just get crickets.

I have never heard of Discord, but I will have to check that out. What does it mean that you have to be told about the servers? Can you tell me about the servers? :)

Yeah, I've been searching around tumblr and there's some fannish stuff that looks good, but a lot of the comms and peeps who are into the fandoms I like seem to have moved away from tumblr too. The porn purge makes sense - not, I mean, doing it, but that it would piss off and chase away a lot of fannish people. If I'd been posting my fic there I'm sure that would have been purged too. And a lot of what I'm seeing on tumblr is stuff that I would never in a million years read - tons of "character x reader" fanfic that just squicks me to my toenails. I am not saying it shouldn't be there - I'm a big believer that whatever makes you happy and doesn't hurt anyone else is good - but it's definitely not for me.

I have a dreamwidth that I got way back in the day, but I tried to log in and can't remember my password, and no longer have the email address that I used to sign up for it. So I'm not sure how to recover that account. If there's a lot of fannish stuff there, or fannish peeps to befriend, let me know and I'll either contact support to get my account back, or just start a new one.

Twitter: yeah, I don't get it either. I think I have one, but I never use it. I mean, my main fannish interest is fic, and that's just not possible to post on twitter. Other than, I guess, tweeting a link to one's fic on ao3 or something.

But yeah, for me it's about the fic and about connecting with other people who share interests - not just "star trek" because man that's a broad topic, but specifically, like, certain pairings within the Alternate Original Series universe. That's really sad that it doesn't exist like that any more.

Anyway, so good to connect with you again, and definitely let's keep in touch. *hugs*

Edited at 2019-07-24 10:13 pm (UTC)
Weeping Naiad: ST: Engineering Badgeweepingnaiad on July 26th, 2019 07:47 pm (UTC)
So you'll need the Discord app, or you can use it from the web, but this is a link to a Star Trek server: https://discord.gg/NmVmzM9

It's huge, not just AOS. They do have a mckirk channel, but I haven't really explored it much. I'm still pretty much 100% Marvel, but I'm never going to forget Star Trek.

As for other servers? I have no clue how to find them. Maybe you could try a search on Tumblr? But I've never had any luck doing that. The only servers I'm in, I was invited to.

I hope that helps?
Skyskyblue_reverie on July 27th, 2019 05:47 am (UTC)
That does help, thank you! I'll have to see if I can figure out how it works.

I really like the MCU too but I haven't gotten much into the fandom, other than reading fics for my Marvel OTP, Steve/Bucky. Who do you ship for Marvel? And where's there good fandom stuff for that, if you know of any?

Thanks again, and don't be a stranger, seriously! <3