I felt the urge to rewrite my introduction so I thought I’d use it as a starting point for a Subscription Meme, as I haven’t seen one going around for a while.

I’ve made a template, which I’ve filled out very wordily below. Please feel free to adapt it to your wishes, and please link this post wherever you like. (Please participate or share? I'm going to feel very sad if this entry sits here alone with 0 comments...)

Subscription Meme template:
<b>People in this journal</b>
<b>About my job</b>
<b>Some random facts</b>
<b>Things I like to do</b>
<b>Fandom</b>
<b>Social media usage</b>
<b>>Subscriptions, access and commenting</b>
<b>What I’d like to get from my participation here</b>



People in this journal
Apart from me, those who are mentioned frequently include:
  • The Bloke, with whom I share house, bed and passion for science, among other things.
  • Humuhumu, our daughter, aged 4.5 years
  • Keiki, our son, aged 2 years
  • Telstar, our spoiled tuxie cat

I tend not to talk about my immediate family outside of access-lock unless I’m telling a funny anecdote. The same goes for my work colleagues.

About my job
I’m a chemist working in a physics department as an engineer. Specifically, a spacecraft engineer. I wear a number of different hats on several missions, the main ones being:
  • Cluster, a set of four spacecraft flying in a tetrahedral formation around the Earth
  • Cassini, in orbit around Saturn
  • JUICE, a mission to orbit Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This mission is currently in Build phase.

I can’t write specifically about my work, so I don’t post too much about it unless something really exciting is happening, such as the switch-on of the Rosetta spacecraft.

I also teach in third-year physics labs, give the occasional guest lecture and do a lot of outreach work in schools.

Some random facts
I am closer to forty than I am to thirty. I have been Dr Nanila for almost fifteen years. I have dual citizenship. I have lived in the UK for over a decade. I am mixed-race (East Asian and white).

I am a non-theist. I don’t like the term atheist because it has been tainted by a lot of shouty horrible people.

I have strong feelings about immigration, social justice and the obligations of the privileged and affluent toward those who are not. I consider myself to be both privileged and affluent.

I waited a long time to have a child, and was not bothered by the possibility that I might never have children. I have strong feelings about a woman’s (or girl’s) right to choose if and when she would like to become a parent.

Things I like to do
Photography
I like to take photographs. I mean I really like to take photographs. I take dozens, sometimes hundreds, of them a week. I do try to show some restraint in sharing them here, so mostly you’ll see perhaps up to ten in a single post, and I’ll usually put all but one behind a cut.

I have two favourite prime lenses, a 35 mm f/2.0 and a 100 mm f/2.8, which I use regularly on my mid-level Canon dSLR. I used to shoot film too, but since Humuhumu was born, I’ve gone almost purely digital. Someday I hope to have the time to dabble with other cameras again.

Gardening
We have a funnily-shaped garden behind our house, secreted away behind the hedge along the canal towpath. It’s full of lavender and in the summer, we can hear people exclaiming about the lovely scent wafting from it over the canal.

That is, when the farmer who owns the field over the canal hasn’t just spread fresh manure over it.

I’m not really a landscape artist sort of gardener. I prefer to lend an enabling hand to the bloke’s grand plans, so I tend to go for the weeding, pruning and brute-force digging-over-plots jobs as I’m pointed at them.

Walking
I enjoy planned weekend walks with OS maps and proper rain gear, walking with a purpose (e.g. to get to/from work or for a photography trip, probably to a cemetery) and walking aimlessly (e.g. flanage). I enjoy walking even more when I’ve got my camera in my hand.

Painting
I like to paint, mostly imaginary 3D landscapes (see some examples here). I’m not at a phase in my life where I have the long, uninterrupted hours I need to put into my rather painstakingly slow artistic process. So I haven’t painted much in the last couple of years. As my daughter grows, I hope to interest her in art as well. My hope is that perhaps one day we can both have those long hours to create, together or separately.

Reading
Having at last recaptured some time and energy from raising very small children, I am getting back into my old reading habits and am finishing a few fiction books each month.

My tastes have changed recently. I used to read quite a lot of literary fiction as well as “classic” fantasy and sci-fi, but since my awareness of the sameness of tropes written by Ye Olde White Dudes has increased greatly in the past few years, I find myself seeking out recommendations from friends who are authors themselves or deliberately look for texts that focus on female and/or PoC protagonists.

Drink
I am a big fan of Scottish whisky. I also like gin, rum, wine, ale, cider, perry and pretty much ALL THE BOOZE. (Except Jaegermeister. And Fernet Branca, which I’m convinced is bottled alcoholic earwax. Yech.)

I’m also quite fond of tea, from the humble black-tea-in-bag-with-milk to the super-fancy loose-leaf stuff that should be brewed in a narrow range of temperatures in its own special teapot.

Fandom
I am a fan of many films and television shows. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Black Books and Ghost in the Shell are firm and lasting favourites. I will watch anything that is even loosely based on Sherlock Holmes, although I think it’ll be a challenge for anyone to eclipse Jeremy Brett as Holmes. Recently added repeat viewings (I watch everything I like multiple times) have included Warm Bodies, Lockout, Pacific Rim and Underworld: Awakening. Woo, vampires, robots, zombies and absurd plots in space!

My fannishness doesn’t often inspire me to write or seek out fanfic. I do enjoy reading it occasionally, hence why I subscribe to [community profile] fancake, which introduces me to lots of good and often unexpected stuff across many fandoms.

Social media usage
I began using the internet heavily when I discovered Usenet, specifically, rec.music.industrial, in 1995-6. But I feel that the point in my life at which social media became an ingrained, essential part of my existence was when I joined LiveJournal in 2001. I have written blog posts at least once a week ever since. I began cross-posting from Dreamwidth in 2009. I use Twitter, Facebook and to a lesser extent Google+ and Tumblr. I tend not to share content between them. Twitter is stream-of-consciousness, Facebook is entirely personal. I keep G+ going for my immediate family and a small number of friends. Tumblrs are so topical and ephemeral that I don’t keep up with a fixed set of them.

Dreamwidth will always be my mainstay. LJ once was, but as my community there contracts and its parent company does dreadful things to its Terms of Service, I'll slowly be winding things down there over the next couple of months.

Subscriptions, access and commenting
Although I’m cautious about initiating subscriptions - I’m trying not to be, hence this meme! - I reciprocate subscriptions and grant access pretty readily. I try very, very hard to reply to every comment I receive and to comment often on others' posts. It's important to me to be as interactive as possible. I don't comment on my Circle's journals as often as I would like simply due to time constraints, but I’m always reading. I don't expect a reciprocal level of commitment to commenting. If you rarely have the spoons to comment, I don't mind. I welcome all manner and length of comments, from “♥” to “In Z80012, using hex rather than binary, and converting to a basic ASCII code, I think I E5 A9 08 B7 you.”

What I’d like to get from my participation here
I would like to expand my Circle by subscribing to new journals! I also hope you will enjoy reading others’ introductions and feel comfortable subscribing to one another.
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From: [personal profile] lovepeaceohana

I'll play! :3


People in this journal

Well there's me; Beau, my partner in love and children and taxes (that is, we're legally married); my children, Lu/Libra (born 2008) and KK/Gemini (2010); and our cats, Icarus and Alastor.

I do chat about other people from time to time but my family are the mainstays.

About my job

I'm a full-time mama. It is both hella amazing - these tiny human beings who are so full of wonder and joy and glee at experiencing the world around them! - and fuckall boring - these tiny human beings who want to watch the same episode of Rescue Bots instead of walking to the library or the park! - and really, really hard in ways that are often completely unexpected and consternating.

Some random facts

Oh dear. The first video game for which I ever bothered to achieve 100% completion was Super Mario 64!

Things I like to do

Play video games, take pictures of my kids being ridiculously adorable and hilarious, cook, and futz around on the internet way past my bedtime.

Fandom

I like it! Most of it. Mostly fic, sometimes art/comics, looking at crafty things people make and wishing I were half so talented. Oh, specific fandoms? Harry Potter is my forever fandom. I like animated stuff - Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Dreamworks all make pretty things - and there's a bunch of anime I heart to pieces (Sailor Moon, Madoka, Ouran, Vampire Hunter D, Cowboy Bebop and Trigun to name a handful). Back in live action I'm into the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Pacific Rim and Transformers. I love video games - big franchises like Mario, Sonic, Link, I'm here for that! and I also have recently developed a thing for this little indie game, Long Live the Queen, that's really compelling.

Social media usage

I'm most active fannishly here on DW, although I've got a tumblr with the same username that's been on the receiving end of most of my Long Live the Queen spam; otherwise I use it mostly for shamelessly using the heart and reblog buttons as a really poor sort of social bookmarking tool.

>Subscriptions, access and commenting

I don't have notifications on or any real sort of policy. I do read pretty voraciously, even if I don't always comment (I try real hard to stick to the "does this need to be said, by me, right now" theory of commenting). I try to return comments but am kind of horrible at it if the only thing I can think of to say is something trite or useless; I'd rather let you have the last word if that's the case. Access is mostly used to overshare, lol, and I only grant it to people I trust not to be dicks or to, idk, I mean I sometimes post pics of my kids under access so no creeps allowed, you know? Just don't be creepy or faily.

What I’d like to get from my participation here

More parent friends! :3 And more fannish friends. :3 And preferably more fannish parent friends!! XDDDD

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People in this journal:
I live with my three-years-younger sister [livejournal.com profile] tenrith, a music major who's about to have her second science fiction short story published next month, and my fiancé [personal profile] ccommack, a professional poker player whose real passion is transit and urban advocacy. My six-years-younger sister [livejournal.com profile] ivonova, a recent college grad who teaches guitar and piano, and drives up to Brooklyn every weekend to practice and perform with her indie band, no longer lives with us but also makes the occasional appearance.

About my job:
I teach high-school physics, plus the occasional freshman elective, at a coed Catholic independent school in the mid-Atlantic. I do write about this sometimes, because I care a lot about my students, but always under lock, and always protecting their anonymity. I have been teaching at this school for four years, and I continue to feel privileged that they gave the calculus-based Advanced Placement class to someone so young and relatively inexperienced.

Some random facts:
I lived in New York City for four years and emerged a hardcore transit user; I hate being cooped up in cars stuck in traffic.

I spent a bunch of my adolescence below the poverty line, but I went to private school for nine years, followed by four years at the kind of college a lot of my current students can't afford, so this sometimes leads to weird contradictions in my identity and anxieties.

I'm vegetarian with a standing exception to invertebrates and an occasional exception to fish in Japanese food, because I went to Japan once to meet/visit [personal profile] ccommack's relatives there, and it's really hard to avoid fish in Japan.

I studied Russian in addition to physics in college, but I've lost a lot of vocabulary since then.

My hometown is the kind of place where 10" of snow has to be exactly timed in order for it to become a snow day. Adjusting to the mid-Atlantic's climate has been interesting.

I spent two years as the president of my college's science fiction club, which turned out to be relatively good social preparation for working with high-schoolers who plan to become engineers.

Things I like to do:
I really enjoy participatory music-making, but I don't really play an instrument, so I've mostly been involved in vocal stuff. There are a couple of local groups that get together to sing rounds together, and I've been pretty committed to a few of those. Rounds singing is awesome because you only have to teach everyone one part, and then you have instant harmony.

I like to run, although I am very obviously a Fat Girl Running when I do so. I love the freedom of being able to get places under solely my own power, and I enjoy exploring and keeping tabs on my city neighborhood on foot. I spent a bunch of time in the last year trying to regain strength and control of my body, although deep in winter, in the middle o9f the school year, it's become more difficult.

I care deeply about spirituality, but dislike a lot of specific labels. I tend to identify as a Unitarian Universalist, but I've been a member of a mainline Protestant church for the last several years, because that's the community that's been working for me here. I enjoy going on Catholic spiritual retreats with my students, but disagree with a lot of that Church's specific positions. I went to a Quaker college, which was another useful experience in my religious education.

Most recently, I have been spending mountains of time on wedding-planning stuff, although that will probably be thoroughly over by mid-summer.

Fandom:
I pretty systematically don't watch television, but big chunks of free time find me reading a lot of books, and sometimes fanfic about those books. I really enjoy Douglas Adams, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jacqueline Carey, Octavia Butler, and Ursula Le Guin. I don't really think of myself as involved in fandom, other than occasionally reading things which are awesome. I've been following Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality pretty diligently over the past few years, though.

Social media usage:
I've been on LJ since 2003, my freshman year of college; I was part of that generation that could still have dial-up at home and didn't truly discover the internet in the form of web sites and forums and blogging until I got to college. I've been on Facebook since it opened up to elite liberal arts colleges, and thought it was a much better site back when it was just pictures and contact info. I treat Facebook as very public, and have remote family and former students friended there, so anything personal or sensitive goes here under lock.

I migrated to DW in early 2010, mostly in search of better software and more compassionate leadership. Everything gets cross-posted, but comments are all on DW. I have but do not use accounts on G+ and Twitter; the pacing of those media doesn't really work well with my brain.

Subscriptions, access and commenting:
Unless I'm insanely busy, I read everything on my friendslist, although I don't always comment unless I feel like I might have something substantial to add. It's fine with me if you do the same; it's also fine if you comment more than that, or less. Short comments are kind of nice — sometimes these days it feels like maybe no one's listening.

I have a couple of deep filters for e.g. emotional crises and people who actually know real names and addresses, and I try to keep oversharing about work to a pretty tight filter, but in general most everyday stuff gets just the surface-level friends-only lock.

I’d like to get from my participation here:
Mostly, it would be neat to get to know more nifty people!
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It's nice to get to know you a bit better! Thank you for linking to your paintings - they're gorgeous.

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People in this journal
The easiest way to sort this out is probably to point to a fill for another meme, in which I talk a bit about each of the people in my important relationships.

About my job
I get paid to be an isotope geochemist, just starting out my PhD, which I have also talked about at length (explanation goes from 0 to "much of what I am doing" :-) ). Elsewise I do a fair bunch of volunteering: empowering inclusive sex education at [community profile] vaginapagina, and I code/mentor/document/etc for Dreamwidth.

Some random facts
as;flkasjflksjdf idek idek idek this one always makes me flail! Um. THE INTERNET IS FULL OF PICTURES OF TERRIFYING PURPLE SEA SLUGS.

Things I like to do
Music! Though I haven't done much of that recently - I really need to start playing the horn again. Cooking. Brain-poking (lots of counselling, lots of self-led stuff). Endless books. Writing poetry. And my garden is starting to come along nicely, about which I am delighted :-)

Fandom
A:tLAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Show of my heart. Also Elementary; the Mechanisms; badfic for A Knight's Tale; ... lots and lots of bits and pieces, all of which can be seen at my AO3 account, which is the same username as this'un.

Social media usage
Mostly DW. Some twitter (reluctantly), very little tumblr, and FB under another name.

Subscriptions, access and commenting
I tend to subscribe and grant access reciprocally, though sometimes in stages; I try to reply to all comments left on my posts though I don't always manage (cf some Emotionally Hard stuff under access lock recently, where I don't really feel up to saying "thank you, appreciated" to everyone who's said "wow, that sounds hard" even though it is); and I try to comment regularly on other people's journals though social anxiety + feeling like I'm being dull can inhibit that. But, hey, I try.

What I’d like to get from my participation here
More people? More people is nice. :-)

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People in this journalME! ALL ME! I live with my parents and they creep up I guess and then there are the best friends I journal about. I was Fairy's MOH and visit her through many trains from time to time for concerts. Katie is my bff, other half of my soul, whatever and I see her whenever I can. We go on holidays, flail over sports and geek over marvel. There is also another Katie, a Kitty and a Julia which I'm close to and tend to be name mentioned but mostly it is all about me.

OH. Nico, my Lhasa Apso. He is 18 months old and the light of my life. So much progress on my anxiety with him. Then mum has 4 month old Senna, another lhasa.

About my job I am unfit to work at the moment with a combo of diabetes, hypothyroidism, anxiety, depression and the resulting fatigue. I am currently nearly a 3rd of the way through a BA in history and that is what I am aiming to return to.

Some random facts I've only ever broken toes, bone wise, and always over tripping over stupid stuff.


Things I like to do Read. I'm a huge reader. I'm a historian so I devour books and articles and STUFF that has to do with history. I'm also a huge feminist so, ditto. I also love making fanmixes, writing fanfic, making icons, asking my rlist probing questions, blogging about my health issues, engaging with online health support groups on twitter, making and reading zines, baking, cooking, dog walking, and gaming. I love feminism, social justice, raising the awareness of disability issues and doing a lot of memes. I'm currently doing a 101 fave quotes from movies series too.

Fandom Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Star Trek, Star Wars, Middle Earth,

Social media usagedw, LJ main twitter health twitter tumblr goodreads

>Subscriptions, access and commenting Twitters are open, dw&lj are locked but there are no filters. Once you are in then you are in. I prefer active users that either post often or comment often. I prefer when people comment on my journal but if you are interesting and we can talk on yours and form a connection then I am all for that too. If people become inactive I cut them. I don't like the idea that people can lurk or that I don't really know the person that is reading me. So, I'm all for letting people in but if people don't interact I'm willing to boot them back out?

What I’d like to get from my participation here Friends! Platforms like dw, lj and ij are very quiet these days. I want to know about people's lives, their politics, believes, fandoms, STUFF. Fandom only journals I don't like because I don't feel I really know that person but a good balance is ok and people. Just. People!
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From: [personal profile] forthwritten


Hi - you posted ages ago on a friending meme that you'd like to add me, and I didn't see it for ages and then it felt awkward to reply...so if you want, do feel free to subscribe.

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From: [personal profile] alwayswondered


I'm so going to fill out this meme (at some point). :D
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai


People in this journal
Me and a whole lot of fictional characters.

About my job
It pays the bills and makes capitalism go 'round.

Some random facts
My pronouns are ze/zir. I'm sometimes female, sometimes agender, always genderqueer. Queer as fuck. I'm white, more than half Irish-American, and tend to identify more with the Irish than with the American (though I imagine Irish-Irish people have Things To Say about that). I'm mid-twenties and recently realized that this makes me a nontraditional college student in more ways than one; I'm studying women's studies, queer studies, and writing through Oregon State University Ecampus. My other significant Internet hangout is the (too quiet) Atheism Plus forums: atheism plus feminism, atheism plus social justice, atheism plus a lot of things sprouting from the fact that not all people who are good without gods are straight cis white male (and to steal a phrase from our host) shouty horrible people.

I have three short stories published for sale, two in A Dinner of Herbs and one in In the Bleak Midwinter, all under the name Elizabeth Conall, and under that same name I have a poetry and flash fiction collection, Lavender Blue and other poems. As you can see, Lavender Blue is available for free in lots of ebook formats; if you like its contents, I am actively encouraging you to share the Lavender Blue ebooks. Most but not all of the contents of Lavender Blue are available on [personal profile] alexconall; watch that journal for more (there's a poetryspam coming very soon now) and for updates on my novels in progress.

Things I like to do
Write! Also, read, watch TV, and learn. Not necessarily in that order. Also, collect books. I have like twelve hundred; moving into my own place is going to be SUCH A PAIN.

Fandom
Historically: Sailormoon, Harry Potter, Supernatural. (LOTS of Supernatural.) Presently: October Daye, Fairy Tales and Related Fandoms, Yu-Gi-Oh!. Also dabbling in various other fandoms; my AO3 profile, [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki, lists like forty.

Social media usage
[twitter.com profile] AlexConall [tumblr.com profile] alexseanchai I forget whether I can do the user name=yadda thingy to link to Facebook but I think I'm the only Alex Conall on Facebook anyway.

Subscriptions, access and commenting
I subscribe to anyone I've a mind to read regularly. I do not expect reciprocal subscription and I certainly do not expect access. I give out access to mutual subscribers who I've interacted with enough to recognize, and I do so in batches at sporadic intervals.

What I’d like to get from my participation here
Readers! I'm particularly hoping for readers for my poetry and original fic at [personal profile] alexconall, but my primary journal (fanfic, rambling, the one from which my comments typically come) is [personal profile] alexseanchai.
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From: [personal profile] liv


Awesome meme, which several people on my d-roll linked. Here's my responses – new connections always welcome!
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From: [personal profile] forestofglory


People in this journal
I don't talk about very many people. R is my husband, other people tend to be explained when they get brought up. (eg my Friend M) I tend to refer to people my there 1st initial for their privacy, but if you go far enough back you will find old posts with names.

About my job
I'm a student. I have finished all my course work and and working on finish up my master's thesis. I'm doing a very interdisciplinary degree, and my thesis is historical.

Some random facts
Other people have been been mentioning region here. I'm an agnostic Jew. I like Jewish ritual, and I generally observe holidays.

I like wearing hats I almost always wear one when I leave the house. I have broad brimmed felt hat that I wear when it is warm, and I tend to wear a wooly hat when it is cold.

I did my undergrad in the UK, but have spent the rest of my life in the states, mostly in California, but with a few years in Iowa.

I have auditory processing disorder, and am really bad at spelling, among other issues. I'm thankful to live in an age with spell check.

Things I like to do
I like to read quite a bit. I also enjoy cooking and baking and feeding people. I like being outside and going for long walks but I'm not organized enough to do as much hiking as I'd like.

Fandom
I read a lot of SFF written by women (as a little bit written by men). Authors I'm excited about right now inculde Zen Cho, Jo Walton, Kate Elliot, Lisa Goldstein, and Marie Brennan. I enjoy talking about books and social justice issues in SFF. However I don't create or consume a lot of fan works.

Social media usage
I don't do much of this beyond DW/LJ. I have facebook, but don't post much there, and I have a goodreads account that I mostly use to keep track of my to-read list.

Subscriptions, access and commenting
I subscribe to people who look interesting. I'm happy for people to subscribe to me.

I do not have well articulated access policy, I tend to go with gut feeling. (Sorry that is not helpful.)

I'm also not very good at commenting, but I love getting comments. Commenting is something that I do when I have time and energy, but tends to fall by the wayside when I don't.

What I’d like to get from my participation here
Maybe met some interesting new people.
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From: [personal profile] askygoneonfire


Hi! You sound like someone whose journal/blog I'd like to read so I'm going to click on subscribe now, particularly interested in hearing about your women-writers SFF interests as I'm currently all about sci fi books and getting really tired of distant futures where women are only ever supporting characters so in dire need of some good tips.

I'm just writing up my answers to this meme so if you want to know a little about me, it'll be up on my journal shortly!

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From: [personal profile] nicki


(here via link by Liv)

People in this journal
Me. I talk about coworkers, my students and their families, and my family (parents and younger brother, I'm not married, no kids) from time to time.

About my job

I'm a school counselor working with Middle School students (ages roughly 11-15 depending). I have between 400 and 500 on my caseload depending on the year and I've been doing this for almost 10 years now. Before that I was in grad school and before that I was a direct service staff member in a group home for teenage girls who were in addiction recovery, or had fairly significant mental health/emotional concerns, or had impulse control issues that resulted in violence against themselves or someone else.

Some random facts

I've been to 49 states (I'm from the US part of N. America). I'll go to Hawaii some day.
I've also been to most of the countries of what might be called "Western" Europe due to a stint living in Europe courtesy of my father's job in the USAF.

Things I like to do

I read genre fiction of all sorts. I write, mostly original fiction but the occasional short fanfic. I play ridiculous video-games. I travel.

Fandom

I'm either a fandom dabbler or a metafan. I dip shallowly into a few fandoms, but mostly I like to watch fandom at work.


Social media usage

LJ, DW, the occasional message board, but that's pretty much it. I'm a facebook holdout and plan to always be one. I have nothing against tumblr, I just haven't felt motivated to get an account.

>Subscriptions, access and commenting

I have very few things locked, and practically no one on my access list in part because of that. I generally subscribe back to anyone subscribed to me and sometimes I comment. I do try to comment back if someone comments to me. Um, I don't subscribe to the underaged (for, you know, professional reasons). I don't mind discussions in my journal when I've posted about something a bit controversial.

What I’d like to get from my participation here

More interesting people to read and talk to?
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From: [personal profile] askygoneonfire


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People in this journal

Mostly it's all about ME....not really out of any sense of rampant egotism, more just that I'm currently single and live alone. Occasionally my family and some close friends turn up but whenever that happens I try and stick a sentence or link in to explain who they are in my life to the casual reader.

About my job
I am currently doing a PhD. I'm half way through my second year and will be finished sometime within the next 2. It's a topic that's really important to me in a field I believe I can contribute something useful to. I also pick up bits of casual work as an invigilator, office dogsbody, and formally work as an Associate Tutor at the university I study at. I don't tend to talk about any specifics relating to teaching for professional privacy reasons but have been known to talk in the abstract about how I feel about the experience of teaching and some more philosophical reflections.

Some random facts
I really like tagging my posts in a nice neat order?! All the links in this post are to search pages of pertinent tags.

I've recently realised I would like to become a parent in the next 5 years and this has come as a bit of a shock, and been accompanied by a new interest in other people's children. It's all rather unsettling.

I'm queer, and I'm a feminist. That pretty much describes my political, moral, and social outlook.

Things I like to do
In the last year and a half, since my PhD study began, I've really lost touch with the things I like to do in my downtime. I'm working on readdressing the work/life balance right now and that's likely to take the form of;

Sewing
I love making shit. Unfortunately, I don't need anywhere near the amount of stuff I want to make. Fortunately, I have indulgent friends who gladly accept things I make for them.

Painting

I'm shit at painting, but I find it really cathartic. If paintings turn out half decent I tend to share a photo but don't hold your breath.

Travelling
Half a lifetime ago I did a big ol' round the world ramble. Whenever I have a bit of cash and a lot of time I like to leave the country and see somewhere new. I love coming home, but I get itchy feet.

Taking in the City

I live in one of my favourite cities in the world, and there's rarely a day that goes by that I don't thank my good fortune (and life-wrangling) I get to live here. I like photographing the little bits of the city that I feel make it mine. I like strolling through the crowds, down the promenade, through the back alleys and streets taking in the rhythm of the city. I like sitting on the beach, in all seasons, looking out to sea and letting the niggles of life wash away. I love watching the city spill on to the streets when the sun shines and crowd into bars when the rain lashes.

Fandom
I'm a fully paid up Manics fan and have been for 12 years now. I don't really read fanfic and have never attempted to write it so in that respect my fandom interests have no impact on the content of this here journal. On the other hand, I occasionally get overcome by the urge to blog about the many glories of Manic Street Preachers

Social media usage
I've been doing meaningful social interaction since around 2000-2001 time. I spent most of my time in those days on two message boards, one called Stay Beautiful which was a Manics fan forum and is sadly now defunct. The other forum was a rather peculiar one which I, and a number of LJ friends escaped and now refer to, in irony laden tones, as OFMB but only for in jokes and ribbing, so don't worry about that.

It does explain why I continue to cross post my entries to LJ despite disliking their policy and practice these days. I came over the DW in the early days and I like it here.

I have a second blog where I write single-issue posts, I tweet under this name, I tumblr under this name although all those accounts have distinct personalities.

>Subscriptions, access and commenting
I subscribe to anyone and everyone who takes my fancy. I like to reply when I am moved to do so but consistently read everything on my subscription list.

I'm quite happy to grant access to any journal I can see is used/active/filled with posts that demonstrate it's run by a real human but I only grant access if people actually ask for it - many of my access-locked posts discuss emotional/personal/philosophical issues that I think could be described as 'full-on' and I don't want to thrust excessive intimacy on people who are subscribing to read my lighter/ephemeral posts.

tl;dr; if you want access, shout up. Otherwise, feel free to subscribe!

What I’d like to get from my participation here
To discover some more dw users who blog about a range of issues, serious and light, work and home. Always glad to increase my reading list.
zhelana: (Default)

From: [personal profile] zhelana


Hey, I am just learning to sew, and have, half a lifetime ago, gone on a round the world cruise trip.... and still get itchy to travel (though I do it less often now due to economics). :)
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From: [personal profile] calissa

Hi!


People in myjournal
Me, my long-term Significant Other (Sahaquiel) and our two dogs (Hannah and Chippa)

About my job
I'm a freelance editor who works from home and specialises in science fiction and fantasy.

Some random facts
A conservative estimate of my pile of books to read puts it at 190 books--which is about two years worth at my rate of reading. I live in Australia and am Pagan by spirituality. I adore tea and play tabletop RPGs.

Things I like to do
Writing (fantasy, poetry), reading, watching anime, photography (especially nature), gardening.

Fandom
I'm not really a fannish person, which puzzles me. I'm always happy to chat about shows I'm watching and books I'm reading but I just don't seem to have the dedication for fandom.

Social media usage
I'm on LiveJournal but prefer here. I'm on Facebook occasionally, but if you really want to catch me on social media you're best off heading for Twitter.

Subscriptions, access and commenting
I like getting to know people and subscribe fairly readily. It takes a little time for me to be sure whether I want to grant access or not. I read everything and try to comment frequently, though occasionally I get a bit behind with my reading.

What I’d like to get from my participation here
I just like to get to know people :)
calissa: (Default)

From: [personal profile] calissa

Re: Hi!


I also wanted to say that I took a peek at your journal and loved the photographs. You even had a Sturt's Desert Pea! I hope you don't mind that I subscribed :)
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From: [personal profile] zhelana


People in this journal

Well, there's me and my husband Kevin mostly. Most other people get some explanation of who they are in an entry as I don't expect you to keep up with all my friends. I also have parents and a sister who show up sometimes. Jack and Rogue are dogs, and Tyke is a cat.

About my job

I babysit 3 hours a day for 2 kids - one 10 and one 12, who have autism and behavior problems. I used to be in the army and was injured pretty badly there, so I get disability payments and can't work full time.

Some random facts

I don't watch TV except very rarely.
I keep a box with slips of paper with positive things written on them so I can read them all on New Years Eve.
I love hockey and football.

Things I like to do

Shoot archery
Sword fight
Sew
Trivia
Board Games
Artsy fartsy stuff
Read

Fandom

None.

Social media usage

I have facebook: DKSkoog
I use skype Katy.Meehan
AIM: AilaTheFish

>Subscriptions, access and commenting

Everything is friends only, but I add pretty liberally.

What I’d like to get from my participation here

A few new people to talk to :)
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From: [personal profile] emelbe


People in this journal
Mostly me. Sometimes my kid. Sometimes the cat. Mostly me.

Some random facts
I don't talk about my job but it's science-y. It's not secret I'm just very, very happy to have a job I can leave at work, so I do. I grew up in central Florida but found my home in San Francisco. I have a nineteen year old who is brilliant and started college two years early. I am having the best mid-life crisis ever with travel and ridiculous endurance events and methodically teaching myself about whisk(e)y. I've been practicing Krav Maga for three and a half years. In times of crisis I go to water. I am frustrated by the fact that my grey hairs keep appearing then disappearing. I earned them. My retirement goal is to never have to wear shoes again.

Things I like to do
I like taking pictures, drinking whiskey, running (when I remember that I like running), going to museums (especially natural history and/or quirky museums) and volunteer at one, exploring new places, reading (a lot, really a lot, like half of my social activities involve books.)

Social media usage
Hooboy. I'm a bit compartmentalized when it comes to my social media usage.
- I have both eljay and dreamwidth accounds. DW crossposts automatically to LJ. In addition to what you can see publicly, I post summaries of what I've read and what I thought about it once a month under a lock. I used to post more freqently and more personal things. I might again but right now I'm not.
- I have a number of Tumblrs. I crosspost them here and to LJ but I have to do it manually so sometimes I fall behind. They include:
-- Me exploring and learning about whiskey
-- A 52-project documenting my forty-first year which is drawing to a close soon. I will probably start a new, different one when this one ends.
-- Conversations with my teenager
- I regularly post pictures to Flickr
- My twitter account is still, surprisingly, entirely public
- My goodreads account is public but I stopped posting reviews when amazon bought them out
- While I do have a Facebook account, but I do not generate any original content.

>Subscriptions, access and commenting
I, uh, currently only follow nanila here but I think I'd follow and allow access pretty readily. I tend to not follow back on the tumblrs because they're all very specific sub-blogs but I have another that I use to reblog things and follow people. I comment regularly but often late. I do most of my reading on my phone but tend to only comment on my computer which means at home when I have downtime, which isn't terribly frequent. Example: this comment.

What I’d like to get from my participation here
I would be thrilled to make connections on the other social media platforms I use more regularly. I'm still feeling out my participation levels here and over on LJ but anyone who wants to come along for the ride while I do is welcome to it.
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From: [personal profile] whereisirisnow


People in this journal
Me, myself and I. Mostly. And then occasionally friends, family and colleagues.

About my job
Currently, I am a master student, but I am starting my PhD in August at the ETH, so then I will have a job (kind of.. I mean, I get paid, but I will also still have a student identification card: best of both worlds!). My master thesis is about modelling the mantle convection on Venus (Alpbach was the inspiration for that) and I am going to do my PhD about modelling the earthquake cycle and its relation to tsunami generation.

Some random facts
I am in my early twenties and I am passionate about science! I am very excited (and terrified) about moving to Switzerland. I still can't really wrap my head around the fact that I am actually going there.
Very random fact: I did a course Japanese once. Then I found out that Japanese has 3 alphabets..

Things I like to do
I love reading (mainly fantasy, but I like most other genres as well). In fact, I am a member and founder of my own book club that reads classic British literature. I also love travelling and seeing the most beautiful places on Earth (although the only place I have been to outside of Europe is Disneyworld in Florida..)! I also really like theatre and movies! In order to really enjoy Switzerland, I would also like to start hiking and being more outdoorsy (at present, in The Netherlands, I have never really felt the urge to go hiking, because it is sooo flat!).

Fandom
I love Harry Potter. Nothing can ever beat Harry Potter in my opinion. I also love dinosaurs, which is part of the reason I started studying Earth sciences in the first place.

Social media usage
I use facebook and goodreads and bucketlist.org (yes, I made a bucketlist for my PhD years in Switzerland), but I am pretty keen on my internet privacy.

>Subscriptions, access and commenting
I am really quite new to this whole dreamwidth blogging thing. In fact, I only started it, because I wanted to be able to share my Swiss adventures with my family and friends home. If I find a blog I like to read, I would probably subscribe. Not sure if I would grant access readily, but I guess we'll find out in the future. I am a bit hesitant about commenting, because most of the time I think: 'why would this person ever want to get a comment from me? He/she doesn't even know me that well.' But, I'll try to get over that and start commenting. In fact, this is my first comment :)

What I’d like to get from my participation here
A small friendly circle of internet friends with the potential of knowing (or meeting) them in real life as well.
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From: [personal profile] fragilespark


Hi! I saw your December photo meme posts on my Network page and clicked through to find out more about you (cats are clickbait, who knew, right?). You seem really interesting so I added you.

Your meme is a wonderful idea. I've been wondering if my profile tells enough about what exactly my journal is. I'll add it to my profile and credit you :)

Re: your random facts, I'm also of dual nationality (Spanish/British)!
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From: [personal profile] fragilespark


It's up! I made it compact because it's now my new profile, but it still says more than the old one did :)
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