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Logged back in long enough to delete my old accounts, because fuck this "agree to this weird Russian shit" nonsense. Goodbye, LJ. Thanks for introducing me to some awesome people, and letting us relocate here. Seriously, fuck LJ right now.

ETA: Cleo is top of things, and here's a long-ass, detailed, and horrifying breakdown of what's going on with the new User Agreement: https://cleolinda.tumblr.com/post/159203569084/confusedkayt-minimoonstar-handful-ofdust

In other news, I've been listening to Silverchair's Neon Ballroom album a lot the past couple weeks. It's kind of awesome and slightly terrifying in retrospect now.



That song came out in 1999. I was sixteen and only just starting to wake up politically enough to pay attention to the clusterfuck that was the Bush vs Gore election of 2000, although I wasn't old enough to vote yet. Within the year, we lost the Twin Towers in New York.

Now, almost twenty years later, it feels weirdly prescient even though there's no way Daniel Johns could've had any idea about exactly the kind of political climate we'd be entering after the aforementioned clusterfuck. (I was a huge fan, I read ALL the interviews, and while he is still very politically active esp. in terms of feminism and animal rights, this song was written mostly for the gang vocals.)

And can we just agree that Silverchair is one of the most severely underrated bands of the 90s, if not all time? I keep forgetting how many great songs are on this one album, and how good they sound live, and how tough it is for me to pick a favorite. Although the videos are laughably easy to search nowadays. I first saw ^that^ video on a VHS tape that I borrowed from a friend in high school. The only alternative was waiting for your parents to get off the phone so you could use the internet, waiting for the dial-up to actually connect you (three tries usually at my house), and then finding a streaming website that would actually load a music video for you. It took fucking HOURS. Finding that clip up there took seconds.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I've been going through some of my 90s fandoms just to see how many of them have actually stuck with me twenty years on. When I got to this one, it knocked the wind out of me a little.

In conclusion: Get off LJ, listen to Silverchair, appreciate your wicked-fast Internet while it lasts.

Date: 2017-04-05 03:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synkkaenkeli
God I had forgotten all about that song and the video. It's creepy how much shit like that looks almost like an everyday newscast now. *sighs* I just keep hoping if we survive the next 4 years since even his own voters don't approve of him we can get someone better. I hope this isn't one of the times that the world goes completely over the brink.

Date: 2017-04-05 04:28 am (UTC)
synkkaenkeli: (Default)
From: [personal profile] synkkaenkeli
Unfortunlately are we gonna be any better off with the VP though? How far down the chain of command do we have to go to get someone decent?

Date: 2017-04-05 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synkkaenkeli
yeah....fine line i guess

Date: 2017-04-05 09:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Oh, Silverchair! I remember when we called them Nirvana in Pajamas, because they were so damn young when they made it big. I still have this track on my work playlist, and when it played the other day, I realised that the junior I was working with hadn't been born when the single came out. It was a bit scary, how fast time has flown.

Date: 2017-04-05 02:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
Oh, I hadn't seen that Cleo post, thanks. (She was so big on LJ!)

Date: 2017-04-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gothrockrulz
Found out about the LJ crap via a writer I follow on Twitter. Might have to wait a day or two to work up the gumption to actually delete, it's so hard to part with years of your life like that.

On a side note, it's pretty cute how it seems there's quite a few writers, both published and not-yet-published, who loved LJ and tried to stay there as long as possible.

Thank you for the links, BTW!

Date: 2017-04-07 09:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] star_healer
Oh, did you have to accept that ridiculous LJ user agreement to even delete? :/ I emptied out all of my posts a while back, but didn't delete the journal, which would be necessary to remove all old comments. I'm glad to be on Dreamwidth now!

Date: 2017-04-10 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] stormkeeper_lovedoris
"In conclusion: Get off LJ, listen to Silverchair, appreciate your wicked-fast Internet while it lasts."

Amen!

I am doing better with cross-posting here but I still want to post on LJ too. Can't let go!!

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