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Time for a rant

September 2nd, 2007 (10:33 am)
current mood:

I'm not the most rational creature at times and I'm happy to be the first to admit it. I let my emotional response taint my attitude towards things, sometimes in not very grown-up ways.

This is one of those times.

I am growing increasingly bitter towards Live Journal and Six Apart because of the sheer amount of time I'm having to put into infrastructure. I've finally transferred all my icons across this morning. Took me three hours. We moved the [info]sshp_prophet over yesterday; took eight hours in total for the three of us to relocate to comm, delete duplicate posts, change all the userinfo, set up an RSS feed, post to Stag and Doe, check everything and then delete the LJ content. I've learned how to use Semagic, LJ Sec and LJ Migrate; took a lot of hours and help from loving friends (yes, [info]gnomad, I'm looking at you in adoration!). I've put countless hours into reading so many posts on LJ Biz and my flists about what the latest happenings are, talking and fretting and deciding what to do, setting up journals and moving house. So far this week I've probably put six hours into saving images from LJ's Galleries, and I've only done 200 out of 600, and they all have to be uploaded and retagged before I even start thinking about putting up the posts from Sectus, Prophecy, the US, Canada and Japan.

These are hours I'm not re-reading Book 7, thinking about canon, working out plots, talking gleefully with friends or writing porn. Last night's tinyfic for Bring Back the Porn is the first real bit I've written since Book Seven came out. My mind is swirling with ideas and I have to keep shoving them aside to deal with this shit.

Six Apart? Can suck my cock. Which would be fine if I had one. But I'm very bloody cranky with them, and digging my heels in further.

I am never going back to them.


Posted by: viverras ([info]viverras)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 01:06 am

I'm in the same boat as you. I have 500 of my 1100 photos left to move -- and nowhere to re-upload them to. None of my icons are moved. None of my DD fics are moved. I just -- I can't do it now. I just don't have the time. And even if I did -- it's such a waste! There's so little time for fun, and there hasn't been since all this shit started in May. It's getting to me more than I want to admit.

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:34 am
DW -  angels have the phonebox

I, thank god, have some webspace so I have somewhere to store my photos, and will you let me know if you can't find a place for them? I'm working on something atm to try and get over that.

It's getting to me more than I want to admit.

Posted by: Bridget McKennitt ([info]bridgetmkennitt)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 01:57 am
OneofMany - me

*hugs* Six Apart sucks major hairy sweaty balls. On one hand, I can't believe they said that I'm responsible for a link I've linked ages ago if it turned porny when it was once safe if someone reports me, but on the other...not very surprised. They're asshats and it's a good thing we've left them.

If you need any help to speed up the moving process, let me know. Even if it means just talking and unwinding on AIM or something.

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:35 am
Snape - deadly as poison

Thank you, dear! *hugs* It helps to know that we're all in the same boat, you know? That we're looking out for ourselves and each other and refuse to let them spoil all our fun.

Posted by: cnary_crem_dght ([info]cnary_crem_dght)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 02:02 am

wow. that's a lot of images. I'm glad I never dumped stuff in their galleries (I found it more annoying than doing the ftp to web server thing). But I'm completely with you on the irritation. I'm still using lj to keep track of some people, but every time I bring up my f-list I'm so disgusted with lj.I feel pure revulsion and I don't even want to touch my communities I'm active in because of it. It used to be a great place, but, I have no tolerance for such willful stupidity. Now it's just another irritant in my daily life. -_- one of these days I'll be able to make the move and completely cut myself off.

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:42 am
Flowers - Harebells and heather

Yeah, I'm in a similar spot. Most of Doctor Who fandom is still there, and there are people and comms who haven't moved, plus I need to check for the Prophet, but this is my home and where I'll be. *hugs you tight*

Posted by: lore ([info]lore)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 02:57 am
Ariel - Phooey/Pouts

Same. All I've done since the damn book came out is move, move move. And I still have SO MUCH to do, it's staggering. And in the end, half the users won't move with us because they loooooove LJ so damn much.


love, lore

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:43 am
Squirrels - srsly

Yep. God only knows what it take before they come across. *sighs*

Posted by: magalud ([info]magalud)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 03:19 am
girls hug

*hugs Snapetoy*

Everybody should have time to write porn freely without dealing with their shit.

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:44 am
Squirrels - pals

*hugs you right back* Yep, it's part of what we're here for!

Posted by: just as unpleasant in person ([info]swtalmnd)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 06:37 am

*hugs* I know exactly how you feel. I got ONE convention post-Book 7. I will never get another "last HP book", and I really feel like LJ/6A came in and deliberately took that away from me, turned it into something bitter and has really soured a lot of my recent fandom interaction.

Which is why I'm spending the weekend at a gaming con and not doing anything about anything, heh. ♥

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:45 am
Squirrels - srsly

I agree, Amy. It took all our focus away from where it should be and into the world of corporate business strategies, and we can never have it again. Damn them all. *hugs you tight*

Posted by: away with the pixies ([info]awaywithpixies)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 07:42 am

*hugs* Know how you feel.

Did the same, but I have a couple of other non fandom communities over on LJ who seem to want to stay there. So unfortunately I put up with them there. But at least now I check this flist, then only see their posts separately.

More hugs

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 07:53 am

Yeah, I'm going through and deleting all my friends who're posting here. It's heartbreaking, but all I can say is thank god we have a safe place to be, thanks to Squeaky!

Also - much icon love, Faraday!

Posted by: away with the pixies ([info]awaywithpixies)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 07:58 am
squirrel squee

:D yes, great Icon

I don't know if you saw these from before, but they are on IJ now... some Sectus and London photos you might enjoy.


Posted by: away with the pixies ([info]awaywithpixies)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:01 am

and doh, that was the wrong link...
this is the right one...¤t=DSCN2209.jpg

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 08:32 am

Great photos, great fun, great memories. See you in England next year? *g*

Posted by: ldybastet ([info]ldybastet)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 09:31 am

Good rant. I agree 100%, and now I don't have to write a rant. ;-)

This moving crap is taking time and energy, and also greatly impairing the squee, the joy, and the fun of fandom and doing fannish things, be they online or in RL like cons). I was burnt out on fandom and HP *before* the LJ crap began in May, so imagine how much fun I see in fandom now? ;-)

I look forward to the day when it's all done, when all the moving and changing links and whatnot is done and I can start trying to find the squee again. Because I bloody miss it!

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 4th, 2007, 10:07 pm
General - POA dementor - Something Wicke

Yep, it's the squee that's why we're here in the first place and I'm cranky that it's overshadowed by LJ and their shit. *hugs you tight* Please, god (any god will do, I'm not fussy), let it be done soon!

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Posted by: ariadneelda ([info]ariadneelda)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 10:03 am
dark side of you

I'm so with you! We've wasted so many hours - no, DAYS - on this shit when we could be doing other fun fandom stuff. I've hardly read any fic all through August or drawn any art. I've completely fallen out of love with LJ, and I used to love it so much. It's like an old ex you were in love or lust with, whom you can't stand anymore. :P But I'm very happy with IJ now!

Posted by: undunoops ([info]undunoops)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 12:38 pm

Yep. You sed it. I'm closing up shop very soon on LJ -- my galleries will disappear in about a week when I go to free account. Then it's matter of uploading everything to either here or GJ, and I have to admit, I'm getting more responses when I post here than when I post over at GJ... so I think this is my new home despite the interface issues.

And it has cut into my study time! It's ridiculous how much it has cost me in the way of enthusiasm and energy for the things that actually matter! Of course, that includes pr0n too... ;-)

Posted by: snapetoy ([info]snapetoy)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 12:43 pm
HP - Snape/Lupin pornalikes

*hugs you tight* Are you at home tomorrow night? I've got to get this monster edition of the [info]sshp_prophet tonight (Bring Back the Porn has been an absolute winner for Snarry!) and then fall into bed, but if you're home tomorrow night, may I ring? About 9pm? *hugs and loves* Don't do anything about your art yet, I have an idea!

Posted by: undunoops ([info]undunoops)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2007, 03:40 am

I'll knock the kids on the head and clear the phone line for you... ;-)

Posted by: undunoops ([info]undunoops)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2007, 03:42 am

... and if you're the anonymous person gifting me with 12 months paid time, just let me know and I will quietly hump your leg when I'm in town.

Posted by: scarah ([info]scarah)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2007, 06:59 pm

I think everyone else is in the same boat. The whole internet is like a complete wasteland now.


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