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So as I am trying to make some new DW friends (and find all my old LJ Vorkosigan/Viggorli/SGA friends again that migrated over here long before me) I thought it only fair to write a little bit about who I am and what I post about/do, so you can decide if you want to add me to your reading circle/grant me access or not :-)

Name: Samy
Age: 38 (though I feel as if I am still 29)
Location: Northern Germany
Job: Teacher

And I don't think that any of that actually tells you anything useful, does it? Oh well, let's try again in text form - I'm a liberal/green party supporting asexual female who spends a lot of time reading books and fiction, sometimes does art (in kinda meh quality), enjoys playing the guitar (though I have little talent for it). I love photography and being out in nature and geeking out about TV shows or books or ...(insert topic here). I also like to travel, so I write some about that, too :-).

My favourite fandoms are Star Trek (TOS/AOS), Marvel, the Hobbit/LotR, Vorkosigan, Star Gate (SG-1 & Atlantis), West Wing, ... . I read more than I watch TV shows, but am super open to people being fans of whatever they are fans of, if that makes sense?

If you asked my friends they'd probably tell you that I am laid back and on the quiet side.

I really want to get active on here again, as I had such a good time during LJs heyday and I so miss the connections and the friendships that brought me, and I have tried tumblr and twitter and pinterest and ... and none of them seem to provide the same possibility for forming connections and having discussions and ... .

I will be posting about my everyday life, fandom related things, some art, some photographs.

I also "access list" post almost everything, but am super happy to add people/potential new friends!

So, swipe right? Or left? (Yeah, not a tinder person. Or someone who would do well writing a classified add for herself, huh...)

Date: 2017-08-04 07:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reijamira
Hi there, new friend! You just added me and I came over here to stalk you have a look at who you are. :D Glad to meet another German on here! We're quite the minority according to DW's stats. And you're from Northern Germany, too. Awesome! Looking forward to your future posts. I also had a great time when LJ was flourishing and brimming with life, and I, too, miss fandom on a journaling platform and the connections you can make (which is not possible on tumblr, or twitter).

No idea what this swiping left or right thing means. I'm not familiar at all with tinder. lol

Date: 2017-08-04 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melagan
*waves* Good to meet you. :)

Date: 2017-08-05 07:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melagan
The part of your post about being active again resonated with me. I think there's a lot of us that would like to do exactly that. It's why I've been doing Couch Thursday, to get some fannish dialogue going. That's the hope at least. :)

Date: 2017-08-05 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sgamadison
Well, I know what you mean about the loss of community--I refused to sign LJ's new TOS and ended up having to walk away from my journal after ten years. And yet I find it hard to remember to come here instead. I think part of it is my life is too fractured these days and there are too many social media options. I seem to have less time and energy than ever.

But it is good to see you posting, and maybe I'll remmeber to stop by DW more than every now and then. :-)

Date: 2017-08-06 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sgamadison
I think what this platform offers that nothing else does is the opportunity for real back and forth discussions that you can't do in a microblog setting like Twitter or a one-way stream of communication like Tumblr. But like you, my friends are no longer in one community.

And TBH, most of my 'real life' friends are stretched so thin we almost never can get together to see a movie or anything like that. I suspect most people start making friends where they hang out--like the dog parks or soccer fields. It's sas, but circumstances change your friends when you don't have time to spend with them anymore.

Actually, I often think how difficult it must be for actors to get to know each other really well on a project and then scatter to other projects, rarely getting to see each other again. :/

As for me and DW. I'm trying to remember to spend more time here, so hopefully I will see you around as well!

Date: 2017-08-05 03:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shimotsuki
Hello! Thanks for reaching out -- I set up this account several years ago, and finally moved my whole LJ over here a few months ago, but I haven't started being active here yet and this might be the inspiration I need. I also really miss the old days and old community feeling on LJ, as you say. I tried Tumblr but didn't like it nearly as much.

I haven't written much fic lately (I was going to say I have a new baby -- but she's already 15 months old now, so that's not really an excuse any more?). I should try to fit in more writing time -- and more time for DW!

It's fun to see that you are in Germany. My partner and I are trying to raise our daughter bilingual in English and German (I'm the English speaker), and she already asks for "Ei" at meals, points at everyone's "Nana" (Nase), and says "Mm" (Baum) or "Eichhh" (Eiche) when she sees a tree. :)

Date: 2017-08-05 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schneefink
Hi! I remember you, you wrote me a great Yuletide fic once :D
I agree, writing about oneself is really hard, that's why I try to avoid it whenever I can ^^

Date: 2017-08-06 08:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] confettti
So glad we're friends! Can I ask what you teach?

Date: 2017-08-08 05:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xevokitty
You sound interesting, and I'm also an LJ refugee looking for more people to read. :) Friends?

Date: 2017-08-13 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tarobun
I like reading sf/fantasy, and dabbling in art too! I haven't read much in such a long time, basically since college started, at least (which was maybe 5-6 years ago). So I'm afraid I'm not super well-versed, despite liking sci-fi/fantasy since being young. The most recent fantasy book I read was Uprooted, which was a nice read with fairy tale influences. Maybe you can give some recommendations to me!

Hello!

Date: 2017-08-15 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I saw that you added me, so I added you back.

Re: Hello!

Date: 2017-08-15 10:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
You're welcome! No problem about the delay, I know how it goes with road trips. If you have time, though, I'm running a poetry fishbowl today. You could drop by my blog and leave me prompts for whatever you like -- the theme is "anything goes."

Date: 2017-08-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] raino
I too dearly miss the feeling of connectedness that we enjoyed durn LJ's heyday! I'm an avid SF reader and been recommended the Vorkosigan saga so many times recently, I must actually get it in my hands, so let's be friends?

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