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Apropos of nothing but five (!) years on Tumblr, I have to say that it's kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinda delightful to come back to a more journal-y format. Tumblr feels a lot like San Diego Comic Con in all of its glory and all of its misery.

Like, there are so many pretty things to look at! So many text posts to read! A never-ending torrent of multimedia content, along thousands and thousands of strangers, with hundreds of people at any given time standing and holding forth and waving their arms and loudly expressing themselves, and sure you can meet your friends behind the Marvel booth, and it's so so so nice to see all these people who are also interested in something similar, but oh God, it's so loud, and most of these people are so wrong, and is it really worth fighting through all those crowds????

In contrast, when I posted to DW yesterday, old fandom friends, some of whom I haven't connected with in years, showed up to drop me a kind comment and welcome me back around. Some people that I had an acquaintanceship with on Tumblr came by, too. People talked to each other. People talked to me. It was kinda like propping the garden gate open, y'know? So that anybody who wanted to could come by for a cup of tea and a chat in the nice, cozy kitchen. It was so nice, too, going and looking at the recent posts page and being able to catch up on what people that I liked and knew had been doing since the last time we talked -- and not just doing, of course, but also what they had been thinking and reading and doing and feeling. You can pick that up from reblogs, and there were always tags and the occasional personal text posts, but reading people's DW posts really feels like getting to hear one-on-one from them.

It's a very different way of being in fandom, I think. God knows we managed to make it wanky back in the day, and I'm sure things'll change if more fandom people end up on DW, but for now, I'm really glad to back on DW. The garden gate is open! I have thoughts on meatballs!

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Date: 2017-04-19 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] indiefic
I always knew that tumblr was a disaster, but until making a (rather half assed) attempt at journaling on DW, I'm not sure I realized just how bad it was.

Actual human interaction. What a mind boggling concept.

The ability to express a thought with some kind of permanence?!?! Of course, now the performance anxiety will set in. LOL.

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Date: 2017-04-19 07:33 pm (UTC)
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As, excellent points re: the performance anxiety. I hadn't thought of it quite like that.

The icon is Tom Hiddleston in a crash helmet ;)

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Date: 2017-04-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] indiefic
Yeah, from Top Gear. When he was singing to himself as he was driving in the rain.

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Date: 2017-04-19 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm crashing this thread to note that after watching The Night Manager I can kinnnnnda see Hiddles as Bond, in a way I could not before that.

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Date: 2017-04-21 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] robot_iconography
Daniel Craig has so much to recommend him as Bond, especially after the super slick Roger Moore/Pierce Brosnan years. I am all over it.

It's funny you should say that! Indie also peaced out of TNM. I can see how it would be a bit of a slog. I think part of the reason I stuck with it was that I was on the couch with the flu and it was winter, so all of that posh seaside travel porn was super appealing to me. :P

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