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[personal profile] j4
So there's a thing in my brain that I want to write about but it's so huge and many-tentacled that I can't possibly wrestle it out of my head in one go, and I know that if I try to pull it out one limb at a time you'll all say "but that's not a genuine many-tentacled thing" or it'll keep crawling back in faster than I can drag it out. I'm not even sure if it is a many-tentacled thing or if it's actually something more like a mist or a colour that's seeped into my pores. Maybe it's a disease, or a new skin that I'm growing. I can't tell. Maybe it's a hopeless metaphor for a formless malaise.

I also don't know who's reading this any more. I'm terrible at keeping up with reading LJ myself, so I feel I can't really ask other people to read/comment on what I write; and while I sit there chewing my fingernails in that particular dark cave of fail, lots of beautiful friendships melt away. Who's reading this? Who's out there? Have you all gone to Dreamwidth? Should I follow you, or are we all just slowly dispersing into adulthood or beyond?

I don't know where I am. Or rather, I know where I am, but I don't know where anything else is. Either way, it's a bit cloud-tangled and mapless in here. Perhaps if someone shouts or shines a torch I'll be able to figure out where the voice or light is coming from.

Date: 2014-11-20 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rysmiel.livejournal.com
I am still reading here; also dw to some extent, mostly individuals who are not here much, but I will leave lj when it dies and not before, though I have gone all flocked for Reasons. Also, not planning on melting away any time soon.
Edited Date: 2014-11-20 11:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-11-20 11:20 pm (UTC)
liv: A woman with a long plait drinks a cup of tea (teapot)
From: [personal profile] liv
I'm mostly on Dreamwidth, but I do still read LJ. I'm happy to burble at you if you want to make posts and would find reactions reassuring.

Date: 2014-11-22 08:32 am (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Ditto to these things.

Date: 2014-11-20 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekette8.livejournal.com
I am here and not really on dreamwidth. (I do have an account there but only use it to read comments oon protected posts that i saw crossposted here.)

Always interested in anything you have to say but frequently fail to actually comment.....!

Date: 2014-11-21 12:11 am (UTC)
emperor: (Phoenix)
From: [personal profile] emperor

Date: 2014-11-21 12:46 am (UTC)
cjwatson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cjwatson

*wave*, I'm paying roughly the same attention to both LJ and DW because people I love are spread across both so I just read both at about the same frequency.  Any kind of lengthy comment is hard because of some annoying bug between LJ and my laptop's browser, but perhaps one day I will figure that out.  Hope you feel less bemisted soon ...

Date: 2014-11-21 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazyscot.livejournal.com
I read here and DW, though both have been mighty quiet at times lately.

Date: 2014-11-21 06:45 am (UTC)
ext_36163: (Default)
From: [identity profile] cleanskies.livejournal.com
Still reading; and also struggling with big things that are hard to talk about. See you Sunday

Date: 2014-11-21 06:50 am (UTC)
taimatsu: (yomikoface)
From: [personal profile] taimatsu
I'm still here! *hug*

Date: 2014-11-21 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timscience.livejournal.com
Still reading. Don't oftern post here anymore but read it every day.

Date: 2014-11-21 07:35 am (UTC)
jinty: (heh)
From: [personal profile] jinty
think you know I'm here, and R too - IRL too of course, pretty regularly! Formless many-tentacled things are go?

Date: 2014-11-21 08:02 am (UTC)
ext_3375: Banded Tussock (Escaped Moustache)
From: [identity profile] hairyears.livejournal.com
Who, me?

Yes, still here. I'd appreciate it if you crossposted to DreamWidth but, yes, I'm still reading LJ.

And the many-tentacled monsters of my subconscious are mostly reduced to the size and status of those difficult-to-extract sticky bogeys that you just *have* to pick at, and can't.

Date: 2014-11-21 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] venta.livejournal.com

Hello, present and reading (here but not DW).

Formless tentacled things sometimes actually are less of a thing if dragged out and given form. Sometimes not, of course. I think we've probably all been in the same position, so unlikely to diss the quality of your tentacles if you bring them out for inspection.

Date: 2014-11-21 08:53 am (UTC)
ext_8103: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ewx.livejournal.com
Still here!

Date: 2014-11-21 09:48 am (UTC)
aldabra: (ghost)
From: [personal profile] aldabra
I'm here, and not there. My usefulness quotient varies a lot, though.

Date: 2014-11-21 09:58 am (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28

Date: 2014-11-21 10:01 am (UTC)
simont: (Default)
From: [personal profile] simont
Hello! Still here, and like [livejournal.com profile] cjwatson I'm about equally split between here and DW and will read things posted on either.

Can't promise to have anything useful to say about huge and many-tentacled things, of course...

Date: 2014-11-21 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorianegray.livejournal.com
I'm here! Though not on Dreamwidth.

Date: 2014-11-21 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nilasae.livejournal.com
Still here, still reading. I'm both on DW and LJ under the same username.

Date: 2014-11-21 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
still here, for what it's worth.

Date: 2014-11-21 12:31 pm (UTC)
vatine: Generated with some CL code and a hand-designed blackletter font (Default)
From: [personal profile] vatine
I still read this thing when new things turn up. But not so much at weekends no more.

Date: 2014-11-21 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1ngi.livejournal.com
Still here. Not found anywhere better than this for tentacly stuffs. (I know it has it's limitations)

Date: 2014-11-22 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keris.livejournal.com
*waves hello*

Date: 2014-11-22 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraruby.livejournal.com
I'm still here too! Hello!

Date: 2014-11-22 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beingjdc.livejournal.com
I'm bingeing intermittently as opposed to reading daily (at a minimum) like I used to.

Date: 2014-11-23 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] htfb.livejournal.com
It's a bit of a howling wilderness here, though since LJ have reduced the available length of the post feed for my particular class of recidivist users to almost nothing, that's to the good.

I never got into DreamWidth. Is there anything there, or is everybody just posting their apercus to Twitter and having done?

Date: 2014-11-24 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sion-a.livejournal.com
Still here, & also reading DW for those who primarily post there—but my view of it is even quieter than my view of LJ.

Date: 2014-11-25 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Hello! Not really here, this is the first time I've logged in for months.

Date: 2014-11-26 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doseybat.livejournal.com
Am reading! Sometimes. The bug is that lj reading usually happens when not "up" enough to be productive, which also means too hidey to comment *goes back to lurking while muttering about android apps*

Date: 2014-11-27 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crouchinglynx.livejournal.com
Still reading, but only every few weeks.

Date: 2014-11-28 11:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jiggery-pokery.livejournal.com
I read LJ every time I'm in the right browser. Unfortunately it has so many tabs open, I don't open it for days or weeks at a time and stay in my other browsers with fewer tabs. I am Doing It Wrong.

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