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[personal profile] splix
Account Created on 22 January 2002 (#447316)

I am lazy, selfish, and sentimental.

I hate change, and I hate being inconvenienced even more. And as you can see from the above, I've been here on LJ for more than fifteen years. Nearly my entire fannish life has been spent here. I've made and strengthened friendships, indulged in pleasures, engaged in lively and sometimes heated conversation, and suffered losses [Govi and Mooms <3 <3 <3].

And I've told stories. Some fictional, some quotidian, some ranty, some from the deepest crevasses of my heart. In response to those stories, I've received great love and support in return - never more than when I was sick to the point of nearly dying [though those stories were often brief and full of horror]. Thank you for that. Thank you.

I never, ever wanted to leave here, even if the place was damn near moribund.

But this, for me, is untenable. Particularly the clauses pertaining to political activity and activities not in concordance with the laws of the Russian Federation. Now, they may not affect me directly at the moment. But I am a queer woman. And given the slippery language [not valid in English, you'll note; only in Russian], I have little doubt that the TOS will at some point directly affect my brothers and sisters in Russia and its surrounding states. Even now, police in Chechnya are murdering gay men in fascistic cleansing operations. And this persecution isn't news in Russia either.

[As an aside, I have a deep love of Russian culture and the language. Some day, I would like to visit - but not now, in this climate, not for years and years.]

So, knowing this, I can't in good conscience remain.

I'm migrating fully to Dreamwidth. You can find me there, same name.
If you want to say hi, please do. If you stay here, I'll miss you for sure, and no hard feelings at all. I'll let this journal lie dormant for a little while, then delete altogether.

Take care, everyone.



Date: 2017-04-05 05:15 pm (UTC)
lauramcewan: (grumpy old cow)
From: [personal profile] lauramcewan
So glad you're still with me, even if it's not LJ!

Date: 2017-04-05 07:51 pm (UTC)
ancientreader: black and white pet rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancientreader
I'll be glad to see you here. I hope Holmestice migrates -- I love it so -- and I'm pretty sure mistyzeo's going to bring Come at Once over.

Can you imagine being a queer or generally political LJ user now? Fuck.

Date: 2017-04-05 08:06 pm (UTC)
klingonpoo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] klingonpoo
I deleted my LJ last night. Considering everything it was the right decision for me but I'm going to miss my friends who don't migrate here.

Date: 2017-04-05 09:18 pm (UTC)
klingonpoo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] klingonpoo
Sadly these are uncertain times. I deleted my LJ last night.

I'm doing okay but it is hard for me to be alone. I miss my mom so very much. I go to a grief support group every Thursday night. I haven't missed a meeting since I joined right before Christmas. It helps but it is going to take me a long time to work through the grieving process. *hug* Thanks for asking and for your friendship and support. It means a lot to me.

Date: 2017-04-06 07:04 pm (UTC)
klingonpoo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] klingonpoo
Thanks! The grief support group has helped. Easter is going to be rough. All the firsts without my mom have been very difficult, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm just trying to take it one day at a time. Those unexpected triggers are painful. *hug* Thank you! I appreciate all your support. It means a lot to me.

Date: 2017-04-05 09:24 pm (UTC)
temve: A Jedi sheep with a green lightsabre dreams of Dreamwidth. (DreamSheep Qui-Gon)
From: [personal profile] temve
You were the only person I was still reading on LJ until I deleted my account a couple of months ago... so it's lovely to see you over here at DW!

Date: 2017-04-06 01:38 am (UTC)
gem225: clark palmer aiming a gun (palmer with gun)
From: [personal profile] gem225
Hi there, my dear! :-)

Date: 2017-04-06 03:12 am (UTC)
szarabasjka: (Default)
From: [personal profile] szarabasjka
I've been in LJ since May 2004, and it is actually painful to move; but I rather keep my rights to post Whatever i feel like.
thanks for following me again

Date: 2017-04-06 05:16 am (UTC)
msilverstar: (a vi)
From: [personal profile] msilverstar
so many fine memories, I'm very sad

at least we'll have dreamwidth

Date: 2017-04-06 02:36 pm (UTC)
clevermanka: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] clevermanka
I hear ya. I started LJ in May 2003. I thought I'd be there until they turned the lights off. Which, I guess...they kinda have.

Glad to see you here, though.

Date: 2017-04-06 10:42 pm (UTC)
the_little_owl: (jumpy owl)
From: [personal profile] the_little_owl
Yes, those Russian laws and whatever they hid there in the paragraphs sent me packing, too. I'm glad to see you here!

Date: 2017-04-07 10:06 am (UTC)
daasgrrl: mycroft and sherlock (Default)
From: [personal profile] daasgrrl
Wow, I hadn't signed into lj for a little while, but then all these DW notifications started popping up in my inbox and I had to go see. I guess it's all finally happening! I still don't generally post from DW proper yet, so I may have to get used to that too. It is sad, but at least DW is pretty. Nice to see you've 'officially' made the move, anyway :)

Date: 2017-04-08 09:04 am (UTC)
makamu: (the power of words by)
From: [personal profile] makamu
Just wanted to let you know that I have come over - who knows, maybe I will get the Inglourious Basterds post I have promised you done soon now as well :) To new beginnings!

Date: 2017-04-10 07:42 am (UTC)
kittylass: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kittylass
*hugs* I came out of hibernation to get some things sorted. I hope to start reading a little more :)

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