necromommycon: I childproofed my home but they still got in. (childproofed)
[personal profile] necromommycon
I've been enjoying Tumblr. No, really, I have. Who wouldn't? All those keen young minds and up-to-date whatever, I don't know, I mean John Green is on there, and Rainbow Rowell, probably.

But the thing is, I am old. Decades and decades and decades; centuries by now, even. OLD.

So occasionally, just every now and then, being on Tumblr makes me feel like an actual mouldering corpse. Like a mouldering corpse, in fact, who for some horrible reason has been unearthed and dragged to a school dance and forced to sit in one of those metal-legged plastic-backed chairs in the corner. All the young people are doing vibrant young people things, speaking entirely in memes and meta-jokes and listening to, I don't know, MUSIC, and I'm just sitting there quietly mouldering and thinking wistfully of how much more comfortably I could be mouldering at home.

Hello, LJ-style blogging platform. I've missed you.

...the hand which guided that pen is now mouldering in the grave...

Date: 2015-10-31 02:53 pm (UTC)
ankaret: (Existential Threat)
From: [personal profile] ankaret
I missed you! Though not enough to follow you to Tumblr, which I ran away from when someone earnestly explained to me that it's designed so that you learn by doing rather than reading up on it first. AGH I DO NOT DO MAKING BEGINNER MISTAKES IN PUBLIC.

Also once comments get nested enough I can't tell who originally wrote what, but there's probably an add-on for that.

Date: 2015-10-31 02:53 pm (UTC)
biting_moopie: (kurt wink by blasthisass on lj)
From: [personal profile] biting_moopie

It's good to see you about. There are three Tumblrs I read, but I found the platform hard to use and not as friendly as LJ/DW. But that's me.

dragged to a school dance and forced to sit in one of those metal-legged plastic-backed chairs in the corner.

This description is very accurate and way too real, lol. To this day, I have a visceral reaction to the mention of school dances.

Date: 2015-11-28 04:04 pm (UTC)
biting_moopie: (kurt wink by blasthisass on lj)
From: [personal profile] biting_moopie
Yes, I found Tumblr exhausting as well. Same with Facebook. I used it briefly for business and it was awful.

But I am glad you are here <3

Date: 2015-10-31 08:09 pm (UTC)
marcelo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marcelo
Welcome! Things are rather quiet over here in the City of the Undead Journals' Wide Nightmares, and on empty midweek mornings, when IP patterns align in unhallowed constellations and the background sound of torrented episodes is tainted with the hungry screech of long-perished modems, even we Ancients turn and toss in our sleep of aeons when visited by the lost memories of nearly pre-human Fanfic Mailing Lists, and even remoter mentions, less terrifying in their cryptic age than in the possibility of one day being read, of Cities of the Geo and zines made with the corpses of trees, primal stories of slashing and OCs engraved in black fluid hit by metal cast in arcane symbols.

Definitely better than a school dance.

Date: 2015-12-16 03:18 am (UTC)
marcelo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marcelo
*nods* The way Tumblr is designed for frictionless micro-feedback and replication is kind of utterly brilliant from an interface design point of view, but it's hell for conversations.

Date: 2015-11-01 12:07 am (UTC)
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zulu
Long time no see! Good to see you haunting these parts again.

Date: 2015-11-01 01:46 am (UTC)
dessieoctavia: (Abandon All Hope)
From: [personal profile] dessieoctavia

Date: 2015-11-01 11:28 am (UTC)
ashenmote: Animated: Ally Sheedy, chainsmoking and rolling eyes. (Ally nervous)
From: [personal profile] ashenmote
I thought it's just that the older people on tumblr are not SO LOUD?

Anyway, I hang out at Soup since Yahoo grabbed tumblr, and that's mostly nice, but I feel like the place is getting a lot of MRA refugees from tumblr now and I certainly feel to old for that.

Also, hi!

Date: 2015-12-10 08:45 pm (UTC)
matt_doyle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] matt_doyle
Hey! I haven't used dreamwidth in ages, but through sheer serendipity, checked it today...

... And it's telling that this is one of the most recent posts that showed up by a friend.
Edited Date: 2015-12-10 08:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
matt_doyle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] matt_doyle

Alas, I haven't really been blogging ANYWHERE.

But when I remember, I track posts so when a friend DOES have something to say I can hear about it.


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