osaraba: (dS rayk stabbity)
So the lack of comment subject lines is horrible.

But my current layout uses custom comment pages so that part of it isn't a deterrent for me. The new userpic presentation is annoying (I hope they at least change it back to alphabetical order rather than upload order) but something I'd normally just shrug and deal with.

I'm still staying on LJ because a bunch of my RL friends are on here still (kinda), they're not going to move, and I'm already settled in. But I'm now considering importing and crossposting from DW where before I hadn't. Please subscribe/add me to your circle -- I'm also [dreamwidth.org profile]osaraba there.

But if you're still using LJ to follow friends here, please don't take me off your LJ friends list; I probably won't make the move until February or later as I'm super busy packing and preparing to move to LA and it's just not a top priority for me right now.

osaraba: (sara)
I'd been thinking a little about making a sticky welcome post but with this recent friending meme I decided to actually go ahead and make one since it's not related to any specific fandom and thus broader interests/discussions are relevant.

So, if you're interested you can check that out here: HI NEW FRANDS!

But then I realized that, along with my 30th birthday last month, it was also the 10th anniversary of creating this livejournal (way back in May 2001)! Looking back I felt like there were long stretches where I didn't actually do much with it... and that's not far off, in terms of what I wrote in it and whether I was interacting with people or just recording random things for posterity or, you know, just to hear myself talk.

So I checked my calendar of posts and realized... there were only NINE MONTHS where I didn't post even just once -- out of TEN YEARS on LJ, and they're spread only between 2003-04.

I know plenty of people do posting challenges -- 365 days/year, for example! -- and I can't even commit to doing a 30-day meme in actually 30 days! But lol, have I mentioned how I tried doing that when I got a diary for my birthday when I was six? I'd forget to write in it for a week and then I'd come back and feel like I had to rip out the pages I'd written in because I had to start over. It had to be completely filled in, or in other words, perfect.

I've gotten over that feeling, clearly, but it also makes me happy to know that I've actually stuck with writing in a diary for TEN YEARS. In some ways, it's something I think I've wanted to do since I was a child and didn't quite realize I was already doing?

Ahaha, okay, randomly-introspective!Sara hour is over now.

Ooooooh, look at today's Google logo! It's Takashi Murakami's art! I'm totally getting his flat jellyfish eyes tattooed on my arms (above the elbows) next; I've been wanting that for too long now... I just have to save up some money since it'll probably cost a good $500+.

osaraba: (usagi angry)
What I've noted so far:
  1. Disabling the navbar in your own settings doesn't seem to disable the Like feature on your journal if I still have my own navbar (that is, assuming you have disabled your own navbar, I'm still seeing it on your journal).

  2. I don't see a navbar (and therefore no Like or Share features) on LJ-default entry pages (white background, standard LJ header), but I do see them on customized-style entry pages.

  3. I've had the CSS code to block repost options in my custom stylesheet since the last time they did this, but it seems like it doesn't apply to the navbar because I've still got the Like feature on the navbar, and others can still see the Like feature on their navbar when they view my page.

  4. I think the code blocks the Share feature in my own navbar on others' pages, but not the share button on others' navbar on MY entry pages. T_T

  5. At least only those you've designated as friends see the Like/Share features?

  6. Awww I just noticed that the pretty textured background of my navbar no longer exists; it's just the boring default dark grey.

If anyone has any fixes, please let me know!

In the meantime, please do not share or like or link back to my journal or any of my posts from outside of livejournal (that is, linking to my journal from elsewhere on eljay is okay). I'm happy to discuss fannish things on pretty much all other platforms, but I don't want any actual links to my journal on them. Thank you, BBs!
osaraba: (merlin arthur chillaxing)
I am... not getting LJ notifications right now, it seems. So if I don't reply to your comment, I swear I am not ignoring you!

In other news, I am leaving work in an hour to get on a bus to Philly for EXTREME FANGIRLING FUN at [livejournal.com profile] minimerlin!!! I am excited and also (pointlessly) nervous, but also filled with squee because I spent the morning watching/listening to Bradley and Colin singing You're the Voice again.


I did this just before going to Toronto, too, WTH? It's going to end up being my travel song or something.
osaraba: (inception arthur pointman)
Inexplicably, I am an Arthur fangirl. I don't quite understand why, because not only am I way more a Tom Hardy fangirl, I also typically like characters with shady pasts and IMO canon!Eames is way shadier than Arthur. Still, what can I say, the cards have fallen this way. I wonder if that's because it's easier to imagine the different ways Eames got to where he is? I find I'm disappointed more often than not by Eames-backstory fic; they're either stereotypical or dissatisfying to my headcanon. Not that there aren't stereotypical Arthur-backstory fic, or uninspired ones for that matter, but I always seem to feel (at the very least), "Well, that's just one slice of the whole."

Clearly, the man fascinates me.

So tl;dr, I recommend to you two awesome Arthur-centric gen fic:
  1. Get Lost by [livejournal.com profile] winterlive. This is what happens: The morning after inception, Arthur hurls his phone into the Mojave Desert. Arthur drives across the country, revisiting old friends and old memories. We get to ride, silently and invisible, in the passenger seat along with his thoughts. I could've gone on forever in this, savoring it all: every memory, every interaction, every visit was so sharp and vivid, delightful and painful all at once.

  2. A Source of Little Visible Delight, Parts 1, 2, 3 (complete) by [livejournal.com profile] sneaqui. Arthur takes an extended vacation from this business of running everyone else's business and the world of dream-crime starts to realize how necessary he is. Fics in this fandom take us to a lot of exotic places, right? We're all pretty used to that; it's old hat by now. So how is it that this author is able to make them feel so very haloed in the light of introspection and self-discovery? Arthur is so solemnly pragmatic, with such underlying BAMFery, that he is irresistibly thrilling. Note: This fic is now complete, though the story will have a (more A/E) sequel.

    ETA: Sequel starts here.


Completely unrelatedly, AGAIN with the next horrible eljay header. WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? This was the winner, by a good 8% lead. UGH.
osaraba: (angelina wtf)
I don't really think I'm, you know, abnormal in a way that prevents friends/communication/relationships/happiness/etc. But sometimes I am shown evidence of exactly how my thoughts/preferences don't fall in line with the mainstream/majority. And that's perfectly fine, really. (Besides, I suppose there are plenty of ways in which I do compromise, or, sigh: conform.) I think these labels are too simple and broad to really do justice in trying to describe an individual anyway -- which is as it should be, as I'd rather be described as an individual than lumped into a generalizing category.

I bet you all think this was prompted by something dramatic and profound, don't you?


osaraba: (merlin &arthur what fuckery)
So yes, I'm among the ones (all of fandom?) panicking over Yahoo's decision to shut down delicious.com. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING?! Luckily(?), since I'd been out of fandom (almost any fandom, really) for years and years until relatively recently, I don't actually have that many bookmarks. I haven't been using delicious to its full capacity, but I know how very much delicious is the backbone of fandom -- memes and newsletters (not to mention, us fangirls) depend on it -- so I know how horrible this is going to be on the fandom level.

On a personal level, I've got less than 400 links bookmarked, so I can easily save them elsewhere and transfer them whenever I've found a new bookmarking home, but from [livejournal.com profile] bookshop's helpful post of brainstorming for alternatives, it (unfortunately) seems like none have the social utility that delicious does (seeing how many people have saved a link, for example, which is a nice reccing system that I never got around to taking advantage of).


ETA: Looks like mahalo.com is interested in taking over/maintaining delicious! (source) OMG PLEASE LET THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEN!

ETA2: Update on the Delicious front! Looks like good news in general, and as an alternative several options are cropping up because some people panic and flail and some people get motivated to work out something better. (source 2)

So actually now my question is -- my Delicious login is my Yahoo! login -- what's going to happen now? I hope it'll be rolled over or something, but in case it isn't I think I should probably export my existing bookmarks. I'm fine with it, as long as I can (eventually) come back to Delicious and (hopefully) with my old login. =/
osaraba: (sherlock sh library)
I don't know how I ended up writing rec posts here (or anywhere) as I've never done that before, but I think my mind has just been blown by the awesomeness that is Inception fandom. And I need to like, keep track of it somehow.

And what's even more ridic is that as much as I want to, I can't seem to write anything for it... but that desire to write keeps turning into thoughts about writing due South fic, but then I don't have the time (or the right mindset right now) to pursue it, and I may need a prompt of some sort anyway. I know, my life is so hard.

Know what else? I'm helping a friend out with her new fic (kink)meme, dedicated to CROSSOVERS!!! So if you like them, come on over and prompt yourself sick!!!
[livejournal.com profile] crossover_kink [livejournal.com profile] crossover_kink [livejournal.com profile] crossover_kink

Aaaand: more Inception recs! You hate me, I know. )
osaraba: (portal wcc x head)
But you wouldn't be able to tell because I just SPENT THE WHOLE FUCKING NIGHT -- and yes, I mean the last seven hours re-familiarising myself with CSS and S2 codes so that I could change my layout and add in a rotating header.


In any case, I finally figured out something that was being stubborn, so... yay?

I still have some more tweaking to do; mostly of colors, but I'd like to create some C6D headers in the same vein as the Inception ones above. (For which, btw, credit goes to A Softer World comics and [livejournal.com profile] greenpixiehair, who brilliantly combined the two and kindly gave me permission to use them.)

But for right now, I just want to sleep; this is kind of what I feel like:

osaraba: (stxi good luck)
If you'd like to filter recent entries on your own or another Friends page, here's what you do:

Quick Fix!

Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:09 pm
osaraba: (dS rayk stabbity)
taken from the [livejournal.com profile] eames_arthur comm:

This was originally posted by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia over on [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones.

As many of you are probably aware, LJ released the option to link your posts/comments to Facebook and/or Twitter, which was probably one of the dumbest things they've ever done since anyone with Twitter seems to already have their LJ friends on it, and then Facebook and LJ are the lines that never, ever cross. Because I, for one, don't need my cousin's 12 year olds to find the mansex I write.

The following line of code, though, doesn't just hide the repost boxes to you like the Greasemonkey code for Firefox going around does. It completely removes the option for everyone viewing your journal or community. I've done it for this comm as well as my personal journal.

1. Go to Journal > Journal Style

2. Go to Customize your theme

3. Go to Custom CSS

4. Copy and paste .b-repost-item {display:none} (make sure you're just getting the bolded text) into the Custom stylesheet

5. Save changes

Now not only can you not crosspost comments, but anyone viewing your account can't either. This doesn't get rid of the reposting option when you're making a new entry, but at least that one's easy to avoid.

LJ's powers-that-be are still dumb, though.
osaraba: (laby sarah fuck)
...in light of LJ's stupidity with the crossposting on Facebook and Twitter. (Yeah, clearly the powers-that-be don't understand that I'D FUCKING LIKE TO KEEP MY SOCIAL NETWORKS SEPARATE, THANKS.)

I therefore formally request that you NOT post links to any of my LJ posts on Twitter or Facebook (or anywhere outside of LJ, really). And I will be particularly happy to do the same for you. I never have before, and won't start now anyway.

As for the whole DW/LJ thing -- when some of my friends started migrating away from LJ (years ago), I considered following. But I have a permanent account on LJ and too many friends who have no reason to make the move, and would basically just like to stay. It's probably really dumb, but yeah. I would consider creating a DW account and crossposting, but timing is bad right now -- I really don't have the time to look into it. Then again, I wonder if I should ask someone for a code thingie so I can claim a username? Aka gave me one! Thanks, Aka!

osaraba: (inception ae dream bigger)
Despite -- or maybe because of -- having been part of the Gundam Wing fandom in its early days, and dipping into the WeiƟ Kreuz fandom only briefly, before dropping out of fandom kind of altogether, I was never really involved with any fandom in which a newsletter was a thing.

I still have [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter on my friends list, but I'm not sure why since I've never really used it. Though I only very, very recently started reading some SPN fic.

In any case, AS YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY GUESSED, Inception fandom has pretty much taken over my life. Like one of my colleagues said today when we went out to get lunch (and referring to Being John Malkovich, I think?), "Instead of John Malkovich or Sara [redacted], in your mind it's like INCEPTION INCEPTION TOM HARDY TOM HARDY INCEPTION TOM HARDY." Yeah, NGL, I think that was a pretty accurate statement. And I try SO HARD to tone it down at work. (Whatever, it's only because we're friends outside of work and maybe also because he follows me on twitter that he's so aware of my obsessions.)

Anyway, when [livejournal.com profile] cathybites asked for help doing a daily newsletter for the fandom, I didn't really know what I was getting into, but I wanted to be part of it! And so...

tl;dr [livejournal.com profile] inceptiondaily
osaraba: (dS rayk gimme)
...and really, why can't I? I already know which two I want most.


And hey, eljay, I really love the new menu background! It's actually the one I voted for!
osaraba: (sara skydiving)
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osaraba: (laby sarah lastdance)
So after several years of having the same layout, I went and changed the color scheme, wording and default icon on a (sorta-)whim last night around 3am.

Obviously, this "whim" was influenced by the fact that I'm changing the name of my LJ and certain references no longer really accurately apply. This wasn't the Biggest Change EVAR or anything. I mean, I really like the Flexisquares layout best of all available layouts, and truthfully I don't want to spend an unreasonable amount of time coming up with something on my own. Therefore, change in colors, icon, and terminology -- and it's all like new!


I started around 2:30/3am and I got so wrapped up that when I looked at the clock a few minutes later, it was 4:30! WTF! I truly felt like I was back in college days - fandom, websites, coding... fun times!

I'd also like to overhaul my website. Which mostly sits there doing nothing anyway.

And now I've run out of steam. I think I started writing this with more of a point. But it's gone now.

Also, if I ever "find religion", please shoot me.
osaraba: (usagi angry)

I would leave but I'm totally invested. I have way too many friends on here to go; I've already lost a couple of friends to LJ's recent stupidity, and unfortunately I don't really want to create an IJ and either have duplicate posts or make different ones. And you've pretty much guaranteed that some of the more interesting people here will look for a new, non-oppressive home.

LJ, you aren't the same blog as the one I committed to and damn it, it's a change for the worse.


Aug. 11th, 2007 09:34 am
osaraba: (angelina wtf)
I go away from LJ for a week or two and it explodes! Can someone explain why [livejournal.com profile] ponderosa121's LJ was suspended and what's going on?! And is she trying to get it back, or is she just moving somewhere else?

osaraba: (naruto =D)
So I now have a permanent account. I didn't mention it earlier because I figured I'd post about it when the time came, but the funds for the permanent account were given to me as a birthday gift from [livejournal.com profile] koyappi, [livejournal.com profile] metallicapixie, [livejournal.com profile] inbredchocobo, [livejournal.com profile] louiex, [livejournal.com profile] tehhoboking, [livejournal.com profile] yoshiinjapan, Jerry and Lisa.

Thanks very much guys!

It was definitely worth foregoing lots of cute little things to finally buy this permanent account.


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