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Well, here we go again. Hello, world. Yes, I'm trying an alternative to LiveJournal, where I've had an account for almost exactly seven years. The latest LJ 'improvements' have removed my ability to comment on a number of my friends' posts, and my own posts as well, so here I am.

It'll be interesting to see how many, if any, of my LJ friends have blogs here.

Please feel free to add/comment at will. For now. As I find out more, I may alter the privacy settings, I might not stay around, who knows?

Oh, and Happy New Year's Eve, and Happy New Year.

Random observation:- I just watched the 1951 movie 'Hornblower', starring the gorgeous Gregory Peck. Very loosely based on the eponymous hero of C.S. Forester's books, it had the required Hollywood romance thickly smeared over a Ripping Yarn of wondrous improbability, but the music caught my ear. Surely... surely... pum-pa-paaaa...pa papapa pummmm.... 'the engines'll niver tak' it, Captain!' Yes, the first six notes of this noble theme are identical to TOS Star Trek. The lush orchestration was also eerily similar. For polystyrene boulders and ever-shrinking velour TOS uniforms, read backdrop with visible paintbrush marks, and wonderful toy sailships bobbing very unconvincingly on a dead calm surface... glorious stuff. Apart from the jaw-grittingly unlikely and inappropriate Romance element, of course.

Anyway, time to explore. A bientot, mes braves!

Date: 2011-12-31 08:23 pm (UTC)
archangelbeth: A dandilion puff, seeds being blown off in the wind. Above, the title: "Dreamwidth." (Dreamwidth Dandilion)
From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
*waves* Welcome to the DW side of the force! O:D (If you want, I can try to give you some URLs that might make it possible to function on LJ as well -- but the work-around that I've got is definitely inferior to what the old style gave me.)

Date: 2011-12-31 09:30 pm (UTC)
londonbard: walking tabby cat, (Tyger) (Default)
From: [personal profile] londonbard
Welcome to suburbia, where comments have subject lines and it isn't quite as crowded (yet).

When it comes to finding a place for writing, though - have you read the terms of service and privacy policy? It looked to me as though they reserve the right to edit and redistribute and our works, under creative commons license. (LJ doesn't, as far as I know.)

Date: 2012-01-01 02:07 am (UTC)
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
DW is a good place for writing! The ability to merge tags is just awesome, among other things...

I know there are some add-ons which are reputedly interacting badly with the new LJ code. Or, rather, the new LJ code is so broken as to interact badly with the add-ons. If you'd like me to try to dig up some of the fixes, I can take a stab at it, but if it's too much of a hassle, I understand that, too. O:>

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