Repost if it’s okay for your followers/circle to leave you a comment telling you what the one thing is they remember you for as a writer. Is it a scene or a detail or a specific line? Is it something like style or characterization? Is it that one weird kink or trope they never thought they’d be into, but oh my god wow self-discovery time?
Erin Moran has passed away at the age of 56. May she rest in peace. She is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.
In the meantime, what’s currently there is a total of 11 works, and that’s primarily Yuletide.
Top 5 Stories By Hits:
-Give Your Soul To The Night (Fright Night (1985); Yuletide 2014)
-Paranormal Pressures (Being Human—the original UK one; Yuletide 2009)
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew (Legend (1985); Yuletide 2013, when my stories randomly went darker and longer)
-Santacide Is Coming To Town (Pushing Daisies; Yuletide 2012)
-If You Could Read My Mind (Back To The Future; Yuletide 2010)
Top 5 Stories By Kudos:
-Give Your Soul To The Night: 47
-Let The Shadows Become Your Shroud (Crimson Peak; Yuletide 2015): 18
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew: 16
-Because We’re Addamses (Yuletide 2008): 14
-The Nosferatu Effect (My Best Friend Is A Vampire (1987); Yuletide 2011): 13
Top 5 Stories By Bookmarks:
-Give Your Soul To The Night: 20
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew and Let The Shadows Become Your Shroud: 6
-Paranormal Pressures and The Nosferatu Effect: 4
9,902 comments received, 1,622 comments posted
6,750 Journal Entries, 646 Tags, 344 Memories, 261 Icons
So it would be a bit less than 2 weeks before my own Dreamwidth anniversary. I didn’t miss it, since I apparently created my account almost a month after almost everyone else I’ve seen doing this meme.
As planned, both communities were deleted from the Livejournal side once I made certain that everything was in order. Following input in favor of not going that route, I plan to leave big_damn_quests in both places. It's safely backed up here on Dreamwidth, should anything worse remove it over there.
Edit: As of a moment ago, the same status holds true for relation_ships as well.
Edit: Oh, and since the import is completed on the Dreamwidth side, is anyone not in favor of me deleting big_damn_quests from Livejournal? Everything is safely backed up.
So relation_ships is now on Dreamwidth as relation_ships. librarian_films is on Dreamwidth as librarian_films.
relation_ships was almost completely dead by the time I took over, so that will be for archival purposes only, just as big_damn_quests technically seems to be.
If you are going to primarily post on Dreamwidth, and would prefer that I remove you from my friends list on the Livejournal side, please let me know and I’ll do it promptly.
squidgiepdx is compiling The Big LJ/DW/IJ/etc Community Directory.
As an example, back when I did it, I simply typed in calliopes-pen.livejournal.com and calliopes-pen.insanejournal.com.
Once you’ve done that, older comments that you made that were imported from both Livejournal and Insanejournal immediately become linked to your Dreamwidth account. So calliopes-pen.insanejournal.com becomes calliopes_pen in whatever journal, and goes straight here when clicked on. A user icon will then appear beside it, just as it once did wherever the comment originated.
(Expect it to take a while longer to import your journals, too, if you haven’t seen that update already. It’s still going quite admirably as it tries to bring over big_damn_quests. As of this moment, it’s 1614 others waiting in the queue, after a day. I’m amused, more than anything. I’m just glad the site hasn’t broken from the strain.)
I noticed that it had a duplicate entry. My first thought was that it was caused back when I first imported everything years ago, but no. It's that way on the Livejournal side as well, so it's an old Livejournal hiccup that occurred at some point. As there were no comments to that Livejournal hiccup, I deleted it on both sides to prevent further issues.
Edit: Oh, and for those interested: bisharp has made a Dreamwidth Starter Kit, for those that are making the move from Livejournal to Dreamwidth, and need tutorials, customizations, groups for obtaining assistance, and an assortment of other things.
I was looking through the payment history tab on Livejournal to see just how long I’ve had my Permanent Account over there...and how long I’ve been on LJ as a whole. My account was created on November 10th, 2003, so I’ve been there for nearly 14 years. I obtained the Permanent Account in June of 2005. I renamed my journal in October of that same year.
Back then, my username was faith_of_borg; when I began to gradually move away from my interests in both Buffy and Star Trek, I wanted a username that I wouldn’t really drift away from liking. I didn’t want one that focused on one particular fandom, just in case I jumped ship. I always enjoyed mythology, and eventually picked what I have these days.
As of right now, it’s looking like I will definitely be bringing big_damn_quests over to Dreamwidth. 8 votes in favor, 0 against. I remember what it was like when Greatestjournal disappeared before I could think to save a lot of fannish history in groups I enjoyed. Hence my whole ‘do it while there’s still time’ mentality for archiving.
The only thing left is to save, move, and alter the links for everything about the ice storm of 2009, and I’ll be done. I'll do that later.
Now, since I’m the owner of big_damn_quests, I thought I would leave its fate up to a poll. Keep in mind it would be for archival purposes if it were imported.
All those in favor or against, vote here:
Yes, please bring it over
No, leave it where it is
I created the poll on the Dreamwidth side. For those on the Livejournal side (if I made another poll, in another post, it would just get imported separately the next time I did that), feel free to chime in via comments. I’ll give it a deadline of Tuesday morning, and combine all the votes then.
This also has the added benefit that if anyone has posted and it was at the top of the Friends page, now I can actually see it.
Meanwhile, I deleted around five or so ancient role-playing journals over on Livejournal that I didn't see the need to keep. I salvaged the icons from a few beforehand--like the one for Cordelia that I'm using for this post, on the Dreamwidth side.
The journals I didn't delete I'm putting serious thought into importing, for archival purposes.
*The full English translation of the Russian version of the new TOS.
*If you make the transition and change your username, there’s always this post at 2017revival: Want to find an old LJ friend? Linking DW and LJ identities. lj_refugees is another place to go if you just joined, as is getting_started.
*How to move to Dreamwidth and like it.
*From rahirah: How to redirect comments on a crosspost.
*I was trying to determine if I should import anything I was maintainer of long ago. big_damn_quests is seriously long since dead. Would anyone be averse to me importing it on over to Dreamwidth, just for archival purposes? It’s been dead for 10 years as of this year, and I’ve moved away from the Firefly fandom.
*I just completed saving all the inactive icons in the x_meggan journal. Over 70 of those.
*Tomorrow I’ll get started on slowly adding what was in Livejournal’s scrapbook to Dreamwidth’s service, and then slowly go through and try to correct broken links as I delete them from the Livejournal side.
*Long ago, I roleplayed Willow from Buffy, under the name strega_willow. I’ve just saved all the inactive icons there, and I’m thinking of importing it over to Dreamwidth, too. That will only happen if I decide any of it’s worth keeping after I go through and read it. If it isn't, then I'll delete that journal.
*If I haven’t added someone on the Dreamwidth side yet, please let me know in the comments and I will do it.
Edit: As of 1:40 PM, I finished going through the entirety of Scrapbook, and deleted anything I would never need again. It was time for cleaning out the assorted junk that had accumulated anyway. As stated earlier, whatever is left will be hosted on Dreamwidth soon.
Feel free to add me if you're only just going over to the Dreamwidth side, if you haven’t already. I know there are people that still prefer commenting on the Livejournal side, so I will continue to cross-post for now.
I choose not to panic. I will not delete my journal.
I respect the decision to get out of there and delete your journal, if you’ve made that one. I also understand why some don’t want to go. If things get even sketchier, or particular restrictions go into effect that don't allow particular topics over there, then I might do only Dreamwidth posting at that point. I will warn everyone in advance should that time come.
There are far too many things I might need again that are located on Livejournal at this moment, like access to particular groups that are locked, the LJ Memories, and their Scrapbook.
Everything I have posted to my Livejournal is backed up on Dreamwidth as a result of cross-posting and importing. All of my icons are backed up on Dreamwidth--I have more on Dreamwidth than I do on the Livejournal side. Thanks to the import function, almost all (well, I’m about to do yet another import, so that’ll be all shortly) comments from over there are backed up on Dreamwidth. And thanks to that function, my fanfic and cross-posting thereof is backed up on Dreamwidth (and Ao3, and wherever else).
I have the old stuff from the 2009 ice storm and a few other things (like at least one image of one of my late cats that I stumbled across in there, which I have yet to move) currently hosted on Livejournal’s Scrapbook that I might try to save elsewhere.
So in summary: This is basically the same thing I said back in December, really. At least I'm consistent?