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12 November 2016 @ 07:16 pm
The Return  
I'm moving back here after too much time spent washing around the murky waters of tumblr. It's taken me a long time to realise that Livejournal was always a safer, more welcoming place for its users. I'm not sure if that's because most of us grew up in the infancy of the internet or that we've all been here for far too long. Whatever the reason, I'm leaving tumblr alone for a few months. It was a shallow medium anyway and I'm sure I've wasted too much of my life there already. Livejournal facilitated creativity. For some reason Tumblr sucked it away. That's not why I left but it's a point worth taking away.

Anyway, I know there's not very many people here at the moment but it feels like home.

Also, I forgot how much I love icons. And mood themes. And journal layouts.
 
 
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ellymellyellymelly on November 12th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
hewooooo :D
A work in progress: Bam Said the Lady Castleancarett on November 12th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Tumblr is just a big mess for me. This is home and home it should always be, I hope.
ellymellyellymelly on November 12th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
It's so nice to be home :D It's a little empty lol but I definitely prefer it.
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Nikola: Sleeperstardis_mafia on November 12th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!
Yay! I'm so glad you're back here. :)

Tumblr is indeed one cesspool of mean people, always out to attack someone for their views. LJ is home, for me, but it's also a safe place, so I'm glad you're back. *hugs*
ellymellyellymelly on November 12th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome home!
*HUGS*

I think I like everything better about LJ. You have far more control about what happens to your content too.

Also - icons. OMG i am remembering my love of icons!
Susansuekay_87 on November 12th, 2016 10:17 pm (UTC)
Welcome back :D

I left here for a while, went to tumblr, left and came back...now I'm on both, but I still like here better :D
ellymelly: australiaellymelly on November 12th, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad some of the old crew are still here :D

I've been sniffing around for some active fandom sites but the blog search engine is still as rubbish as it always was LMFAO

I was like, 'ah yes... i remember this...'
Susansuekay_87 on November 12th, 2016 10:49 pm (UTC)
It is pretty dead here these days sadly, but there's still a few of us about! :D

And yeah I think just about every fandom group I joined here has gone the way of the dinosaur sadly :(
ellymelly: nikola: hear me outellymelly on November 12th, 2016 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh well, I shall post my fandom rubbish here anyway LMAO

Grand Tour is about to start and I totally want to make icons for that!
Amaama_ranth_827 on November 16th, 2016 05:45 am (UTC)
Welcome back! :D
ellymellyellymelly on November 16th, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's so lovely to be back here!
Amaama_ranth_827 on November 17th, 2016 04:14 am (UTC)
:D I am sure a lot of people missed you!
ellymelly: nikola: it should have been fineellymelly on November 17th, 2016 05:36 am (UTC)
It's very quiet... I hope people move back to LJ. It was definitely the best place for fandom - like BY FAR. We were all so much more productive when we were over here.

The icon contests.

OH the icon contests.

Kinda miss the fandom wars a little as well. At least they were interesting LOL
Amaama_ranth_827 on November 18th, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
LJ is awesome, I really wish all my friends used it LOL and agreed it is the place for fandom to interact with other fans. I love it for that reason. I have met a lot of very great people here on LJ.

Icon contests are great! :D

Fandom wars...*sighs* LOL
ellymelly: imustnot dial the gateellymelly on November 18th, 2016 05:05 am (UTC)
...i've also just realised that the advertising over here has become really intrusive if you don't have a paid account. As in, it completely trashes layouts.

I'm trying to start a new top gear community (for the grand tour) and I'm back to layout designing (so much nicer here omg) but the banners really destroy it! There used to be a way to make them run vertical but it's gone.

WHY.


....back 5 min and already moaning. This is home.
Amaama_ranth_827 on November 18th, 2016 05:26 am (UTC)
It really stinks that no one is making new layouts, no one really has been making layouts since I rejoined in '14 I don't think. The layout I have right now isn't really a layout LOL


That is awesome that you are thinking about starting a comm for Top Gear, I don't think there are many out there, at least not that I have seen! I haven't watch Top Gear lately but my Dad loves the show and watches it as much as possible. But now that we have Netflix I think I can watch all of TG on there? Maybe?

That is so awesome that you are going to be making layouts again. I would be making them if I knew how LOL I do remember them running vertical...I don't know why they changed that.

HAHA it is a great place for moaning :D
ellymelly: sup?ellymelly on November 18th, 2016 05:53 am (UTC)
I used to post my layouts here: http://ellys-showcase.livejournal.com/4389.html

I'm using http://factoryfiction.livejournal.com/ as a test journal for the layout but the new journal is http://topgearmemories.livejournal.com/


It's a left-side load journal - a new version of one I did ages ago only way more stable. I shake my head sadly at the coding I used to do lol!!! A lot changes in 10 years.

I run topgearmemories over at Tumblr so I thought I'd do something similar over here. Maybe eventually we can drag a few people over :D *PLOT PLOT PLOT*
Amaama_ranth_827 on November 18th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome I will definitely bookmark those sites :D

10 years sure does change a lot LOL

Haha that sounds like a great idea!!! :D ❤
myfinalusername on November 18th, 2016 11:30 am (UTC)
I have also tried tumblr, used to blog on here at one stage years ago as well as Xanga. But now trying LJ once again.
ellymelly: CHEERSellymelly on November 19th, 2016 08:00 am (UTC)
Haven't heard of Xanga but can definitely say that Tumblr's no good for actual blogging - it's a pretty picture notice board lol