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Oh man, it has been a long time since I've posted in this thing.

And it looks like lj is by and large dead. Where does everybody post now? At any rate, it is with great pleasure that I write to announce that my Long Residential Nightmare comes to a close this Saturday. For the past year I have been living in a house with a woman who was slowly (and then increasingly quickly) sliding into senility and physical incapacity. It was harrowing, to say the least, and I'm terrified because neither she nor her family has made any arrangements to have her properly taken care of once I am gone. But nevertheless, I will be gone, and salvaging my sanity in the process.

It's going to be tricky to say the least--over 2/3 of my pretax salary is going to rent alone, and then I somehow have to manage food, transportation, student loans, and everything else on top of that. But right now I think the price is worth it for the freedom and peace of mind I will be gaining in return. And I am actually old and domesticated now, because I'm very, very excited about furnishings! Bedding! Color schemes! And a whole bunch of crap I didn't give a hoot about until two or three years ago. I seem to have even acquired window dressings, a shower curtain, and a favorite dinnerware pattern I'm working up the nerve to buy. (I could save money by sticking with secondhand mismatched dishes, but I don't want secondhand mismatched dishes.)

I won't actually find out what my apartment looks like (or even how big it is) until Saturday when I move in. But yeah, excited. I will be getting my life back, and with it, hopefully all the things I enjoy about life.

That will be all.

on 2012-08-22 04:39 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dark-waterlily.livejournal.com
I think that tumblr is the new hotness? I wouldn't know, I am really bad with trends but still HAPPY THAT YOU POSTED!!!

And I am actually old and domesticated now
You can start wondering about your life once you start looking at knitting magazines

Welcome back!!!

on 2012-08-23 01:51 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
I am alive! And thanks for the welcome back--it's good to be back. I have really, really missed being around creative, engaged people, more than I can say.

I don't know that I will ever be a knitter, but damn if I don't know my knitted fabrics now... It'll be interesting to see how much my real living space lives up to what I have envisioned in my head.


on 2012-08-22 12:44 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] metal-dog5.livejournal.com
Yay for Saturday! :)

It's not so much LJ is dead as it is that fandom went off in every which direction; some stayed here, some moved to Dreamwidth, some to Twitter and some are living on Tumblr. On the blogs I've noticed a considerable downturn in content1, but once the shiny of Tumblr fades & it's lack of ability to have a conversation on it has worn thin, people will drift back. Also it seems that the most popular fandom these days (based on what the majority of my once multi-fannish f-list now posts about) is Teen Wolf. I have no interest in it, regardless of how slashy it is.

on 2012-08-23 01:54 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
Egads. Another sign of my age and impending domesticity: not only do I not give a hoot about Tumblr, I really wish I could go back in time to the old fandoms--Saiyuki, HP, M/K. (And god help us all, I had a hard time remembering the other day if it was MKRA or MKLA. In fact, I'm having a hard time distinguishing between r's and l's in a lot of contexts these days...this is what Japanese does to you, apparently...)

I really hope fandom returns to a more text-centric medium, because I deeply miss THE DISCUSSIONS.

on 2012-08-22 03:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] firesign10.livejournal.com
Wow!!!!! I figured you'd just kinda moved on, but I'm tickled to see that's not so. Sounds like things have been gruesome :-( but now looking up!!

I'm still here - I read daily but post more like weekly. I'm knee-deep in fandom. I do have a tumblr, but I don't actually write on it, I just play with the pretty pictures.

Becca's starting senior year of HS, Ethan fourth grade.

I take karate. A lot.


on 2012-08-23 02:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
Oh man, gruesome is an understatement. And the sad thing is that things aren't getting better so much as I am removing myself from a deeply awful situation. Although, that said, this is a skill I definitely lacked in the past, so on a personal level it is probably an improvement...

Glad to know you are still around! It's nice to know that people are still there, especially because so many of the people I talked to five years ago seem to have dropped off the face of the earth. (To be fair, I was one of them myself, so I can't really talk...) It is amazing to think that Becca and Ethan are that old--everything is sort of frozen in time for me. How are they liking school?

And karate is good. Very, very good. I'm hoping to get back into aikido myself if I can find a reasonably priced dojo within metro distance.

on 2012-08-22 06:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sara-tanaquil.livejournal.com
Hey, I'm still here! Currently obsessed 24/7 with One Piece, but here. ^_^

I even occasionally talk BL manga when I can find time in between the One Piece posts.

Good to see you're still around! Enjoy the move to new digs.

on 2012-08-23 02:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
One Piece is a lovely obsession to have--I may even revive it myself if I ever manage to get my tankoubon out of storage.

What BL manga do you recommend these days? I was far more into shousetsu when I last left Japan, so I'm not even aware of what's out there anymore...

And I will very much enjoy the move. I haven't been this excited about something in ages. Speaking of, let me know if you're ever in the DC area in the future. ^^

on 2012-08-23 01:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sara-tanaquil.livejournal.com
Oh, do join us in the One Piece discussions! I love comments.

I can't say I'm keeping up with the latest in BL, more just trying to read through my own backlog in no particular order (and my backlog ranges over the years 2006-2011, or even earlier). If you click on my manga review or "dog ate my homework" tags, you'll find the ones I was discussing. I want to get back to the BL manga backlog project, but the One Piece re-read is temporarily sucking up all my manga energy.

Will definitely let you know next time I'm down in DC! Probably Christmastime.

on 2012-08-31 02:42 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ontogenesis.livejournal.com
I hate tumblr for anything more than "look at a silly cat picture." LJ is a preferred platform for meaningful dialogue.

Glad you are getting out of a bad housing situation.

on 2012-09-08 04:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
Thanks, and yes, it's amazing how much better life has been now that I am out. I anticipate it improving even more once my Internet is hooked up.

It's interesting, but a few other fandom friends have the same comments about tumblr. I've never used it but wonder if I should get an account if for no other reason than to stave off becoming an Internet luddite.


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