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[personal profile] captaintemerity
I'm dropping in, mostly, because it was a request by [ profile] grammardog to celebrate her birthday, and any reason to celebrate Sara is a worthwhile one.

But I also still love and long for the good old days of LiveJournal, and I don't know why I don't spend the time here like I used to, other than peer pressure maybe. Facebook is almost a bane to my mental health, but all the effing-loved ones are there, so I have allowed it to overthrow my better judgement. Maybe I'll get a clue some day.

I guess there's not a lot going on with me right now. I got laid off last year, so I'm in a stasis, and I don't really know what's going to happen. I am, at least, looking forward to finally marrying The Girl this coming October. We just got back from a trip up to Red Bluff where we're planning the ceremony at a friend's parents' place (extremely kind and accommodating of them), so the next few months will be mostly about that.

And I'm doing comics now, finally. I know I talked about my love of comics a lot here, and made some noise about how it was something I was desperate to do myself some day. Well, it's finally happened. I've been co-writing a strip called Baujahr for the last year or so (off and on), which is published in a magazine in Michigan called Flint Comix. I've done a couple one-off stories as well. Overall, it's a start on something I hope to take even further in the future, but it's incredibly fun and better than I imagined, honestly. Different, but I can't imagine being happier than I am each month those new strips hit (and weekly, when I post them up on our web site).

Oh, and I finally beat NaNoWriMo last November. Wrote a truly ugly fifty thousand words, but it was a win on my third attempt and I'll take it.

All in all... I think I like LiveJournal. Maybe I can do this again some time.

Date: 2013-02-03 10:38 pm (UTC)
abitstormyout: (mrs cohen)
From: [personal profile] abitstormyout
I'm glad to see you back :-) Don't be a stranger!

Date: 2013-02-03 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're like the friend who lives down the hall, that you see every day, but also goes to your gym, so when you show up one day after months of not going, they're all like, "Hey, stranger! Haven't seen you in forever!" And you're all, "um... I saw you this morning when I was taking out my trash. You weren't even wearing pants. I literally know what color underwear you have on at this moment."

Um... I mean... Thanks! Nice to see you too! ;-)

Date: 2013-02-04 12:14 am (UTC)
grammardog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammardog
The good ol' days of Livejournal might be making a tiny comeback. I'm seeing a few defectors returning. I think Facebook is just so hugely public. I feel stressed when I see my aunts commenting on something, and then somebody coming along right behind them dropping F-bombs. I'm not sure I ever wanted that much cross-over among the people I know. I could make filters, but then I'm just like... ehhhhhh. WHY.

Frum made me laugh. Brainy was my faaaaavourite Smurf, even though he was incredibly annoying. What does that say about me?

Date: 2013-02-04 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I feel much the same way. I feel like Facebook is a lot like what they say about the difference between friends and family, as to what you can and can't pick. Being aware (or blissfully unaware) of racist and homophobic tendencies in extended family is hard enough to accept without having to see reminder memes all through the week.

Tomorrow's page of the Frums story is probably my favorite thing I've written for the comic so far. And I, too, was a Brainy fan.

Date: 2013-02-04 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome back! I keep missing those heady days of LJ at its pique, but writing in it these days reminds me of those first few days, when I knew but a handful of people reading my journal (you being among the first).
Edited Date: 2013-02-04 05:31 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-04 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. And considering the three of you who've already replied to this, I can't imagine a better sort than the friends I've made here on LJ.

Date: 2013-02-07 12:19 am (UTC)
grammardog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammardog
Ha... looked for the Like button.

Date: 2013-02-04 08:19 am (UTC)
abitstormyout: (hattie)
From: [personal profile] abitstormyout
Ah but this is meeting for coffee and having a proper catchup, rather than passing in the hall and at the gym ;-)

Date: 2013-02-05 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's so great seeing you here again :) I hope things will work out for you - stasis isn't a fun place to be, but it sounds like things are slowly moving in a positive direction.

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding and best of luck with your comic.

I hope we'll see more of you in the future.

Date: 2013-02-11 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Working on it, I think.

Like I said, the quality of friends here makes it very tempting.


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