heartbreak, old friend, goodbye it's me again [userpic]
So smile for a while and let's be jolly, love shouldn't be so melancholy

Okay, seriously? Whatever construction my landlord is doing on the apartment above me needs to stop. It's ten p.m., dammit and they've been pounding at the pipes and walls and floor since I got home at 6. Argh.

Our policy on Non-Photographic Images of Minors is being removed. What this means is that we will no longer be requiring the removal of this content, or suspending people who have posted it. We feel that with the introduction of the adult content flagging system, we do not need to take any further action on this type of material.

This makes me so happy I could cry. No, seriously. It's like a huge weight that's been on my shoulders for a year now falling off. I don't really care why it's taken so long or what reason LJ has now to reverse things--although, yes, I'm curious--but at least they're reversing which I never thought they'd do. So. Oddly, strangely, madly relieved, though that relief is tinged with a bit of wariness. I have trust issues. *g*

I'm still inhaling Snape/Harry like no tomorrow. I have a list of fics I need to go back and leave comments on since I've been reading offline quite a bit. But. I've decided I need recs. So, oh Snarry portions of my flist. I know in the past year there have to have been good Snarry fics written. Don't rec me anything from these Games since I'm already racing through those, but if you want to rec me anything that's been written since last May, please do. Chance are excellent I haven't read anything written in the past twelve months. Bonus points if it's long and plotty and if there's anything on the kidfic side I will probably worship you forever since I adore kidfic. Especially kids with Snape. (Shut up, sometimes it's good, don't look at me that way, I mean it.)

Hit me with your best shot, babies.

Thinking: recumbent recumbent
Singing: Lynn Anderson: (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden

heartbreak, old friend, goodbye it's me again [userpic]
Don't Let The Muggles Get You Down, or Why I Joined OTW

As some of you know, I'm the chair of Community Relations for OTW, and this week is a celebration of Why I Joined OTW on [info]otw_news. I'd highly encourage you taking a look at some of the posts being compiled here. There are some fabulous posts from various individuals inside and outside the organization talking about why they chose to be involved with the Organization for Transformative Works.

Forgive the length of this entry, but in order for me to adequately explain why I even threw my name into the ring during the call for volunteers, I have to go through a bit of history regarding Strikethrough and its aftermath because my experience this past year with LJ and 6A highly, highly influenced my decision to be involved with the organization. (I should also say that this is a personal recounting and all opinions expressed herein are entirely my own; others I'm sure experienced Strikethrough and Boldthrough in very different ways. This is just an accounting of what I myself dealt with and how it influenced me personally. *g*)

When FanLib raised its head back in May of last year, I thought it was a negative thing, trying to make money off of what we do. But, to be completely honest, though I was aware of the movement to build An Archive Of Our Own and kept one eye on the discussion, I was far more involved at the time in my own fannish world. I'd just found bandom a few months prior and I was into the shiny, and of course, there was the closing of HP canon to both look forward to and to fear. The discussions of a fan-run archive sounded interesting to me, particularly any that would allow me a place to archive my RPS (since neither of my current archives accept it), but they weren't top of my mind.

And then Strikethrough 07 happened. )

So what does all of this have to do with my joining OTW, you ask? )
Thinking: thoughtful thoughtful
Singing: Van Morrison: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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