Anyone coming here from the Elections community, sorry, the majority of my posts are f-locked, with good reason, due to some trouble I was having. This does not mean I won't add friends or respond to you. For those of you who haven't seen the Election post, go vote for my nomination
, and here is my stand:
I've maintained several journals and communities on LJ, as a member of fandom, as a programmer and designer, and as a communications medium. It is more than that. It can be a professional tool, because of the simple layout that is changeable with a little work... It is quite simple to make a multimedia page for only $20 a year. I keep a paid account - This was my main but I have now changed to the other. So I see it as a living tool, full of real people who are quite into it, for whatever those reasons are. Censorship isn't good, so it's not up to LJ to figure out why people are into it, as long as they're not breaking the law. I have the experience, and have been around for all the changes, watched LJ grow, watched people walk out when LJ failed to meet their expectations, and am able to help project the future of LJ.
One of the things that LJ has added recently that not many sites do, unless you're paying hundreds of dollars a year for a site that will get you blacklisted in search engines, is the adult category for journals, and the themes over 14 years of age. This is a major thing for fandom, and for general users who don't want to be censored, and yet it keeps LJ safe for legal purposes, and our children safe.
Sure, we all know kids lie online, but at least it's an attempt, right?
As far as changes, I'd just like to be involved in discussion, see what is brought up, put in the input of the everyday user, and even the users like me, who use it more than just a little. The communities here are fantastic - I've even replaced my eBay usage with a Japanese one here, and the potential for use is unlimited. I'd like to help enforce the adult marking - it is such a privelege to even have that ability, so I don't want it taken away due to people who aren't using it and still posting adult content. This is a bigge for me, since I am a single parent.So, please nominate me, because I am an icon maker, a programmer, a crazy hyper girl (though over 30) who owns her own company and is therefore always online, and who never sleeps, because sleep is overrated.Edit: I forgot to add that I have volunteered with the Nashville Union Mission, Habitat For Humanity, traveled to Mexico twice to build houses, am involved in international communities, won several student leadership awards in college, along with a couple of art awards, so I have been very active in many ways, not just online, and can offer a truly unique perspective. My son is homeschooled, and learning Japanese as one of his classes, along with the culture. So I'm a well-rounded person who has traveled all over the United States and other parts of the world, and will not play favorites. I know most people hear 'fangirl' and that's an immediate cringe, but I poke fun at myself in fandom, and list it only because it does speak to my qualifications - I sell art in the mangaka and doujinshika styles, as well as help my son learn things such as oekkake and kirigami.
You may contact me through the following means with any questions, as these accounts are signed in on my phone at all times:
AOL Instant Messenger: psychicespa
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OMG. FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE LET ME STATE THAT THE EMO-NESS OF THIS JOURNAL ON YOUR FLIST IS FROM A WHILE BACK, AND THE NEWEST SITE GETTING POSTED IS YAOIGIRL
THOUGH IT HAS ADULT CONTENT. IT WILL ALSO HAVE A LOT OF MY GRAPHICS, FREE FOR USE. I HAVE THREE OTHER DOMAINS IF YOU WISH TO VISIT THEM, BUT I AM FORCED TO RUN UNDER THIS ACCOUNT RATHER THAN MY PAID ONE, WHICH IS NICER AND HAS A DOMAIN FORWARDING TO IT. D=