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26th-Oct-2016 09:12 pm
Now & Then
1. How long have you been on LiveJournal?

*checks profile* Since August 2006 (dammit!! I missed my 10th anniversary!)

2. How did you come up with your online name(s)? Does it have any special meaning?

The very first SPN on-line account I created was for FF.net and I had NO idea what to call myself so I picked my daughter's name and her birth date (Ash8). Then I wanted to create an account for LJ and "Ash8" was taken so I then took her birth month and birth date and mashed it up and Ash48 was made. On YouTube "Ash48" was taken so I added her birth year and Ash4897 was born. My poor daughter!

3. Why did you join LJ?

It was where it was all happening back in 2006 - before Tumblr and Twitter and whatever else is out there now. It had all the fic, meta, pics, community... It was amazing. *g*

4. What do you like about it? What keeps you active here?

I love the conversation format. It beats all other fandom social sites for that. Twitter is great for small, instant chat but misinterpretations are rife. Tumblr is just damn messy (but pretty!). I am less active than I used to be but I stay active because I love the people I've met here. I feel a greater connection to fellow fans more than I do anywhere else. I love the interaction, and the flexibility of formatting.

5. Do you remember what made you add me as a friend? If so, what was it?

Ah, well. I took this from a few mutual friends so I won't answer this specifically. I will say that the reason I added YOU is because I either - thought you were awesome and I felt like we shared something in common or you friended me and I like making mutual friends. :)

6. Where in the world do you live? (Feel free to be as specific/unspecific as you'd like, lol. I just like seeing how far spread my online friends are :))

I live in Perth, Western Australia. In a lovely little suburb called Bassendean. :)

7. Tell me one random/happy/good thing about your day! :)

I am now riding my bike to work every day! This is huge for me because I've never done this before. I love it! :)
26th-Oct-2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
hee! you live somewhere named after Dean.

You are right about misinterpretations being rife on Twitter. I mean you can get misunderstood anywhere but it's a lot easier to trip over a dropped ball when you've only got 140 characters to say what you mean.

And there's no edit function either!

Edited at 2016-10-26 07:01 pm (UTC)
27th-Oct-2016 11:19 am (UTC)
Haha yes! Dean is in my suburb's name! :D \o/

The lack of edit function is frustrating on Tiwtter. I'm surprised they haven't changed that yet (though some typos are pretty funny...)
27th-Oct-2016 01:44 am (UTC)
We have daughter-birthdate usernames in common :)
27th-Oct-2016 11:19 am (UTC)
27th-Oct-2016 07:35 am (UTC)
Wow, congrats on your lj-versary hun :)

Ditto on the conversational tone of lj. It beats every other social media site hands down for me, but I wonder sometimes if that's because it was (almost) my first social media site and I just can't seem to keep away?

Ahhh the good old days of yahoo groups. You want messy, you should look some up, lol.
27th-Oct-2016 11:22 am (UTC)
I always planned to make a "thing" about my 10th anniversary - and then it slipped right by me!

LJ used to be my go to place - but I find myself checking Twitter more regularly than LJ these days. LJ will always have a place in my heart though...:D

I entered fandom after the yahoo group days - I heard about them though! I actually heard of people coming over to LJ because the message boards were so horrible...

I love that LJ seems much more friendly (less wank etc) than many of the other places.
28th-Oct-2016 09:15 am (UTC)
I've always found it to be a little like a coffee morning, lol.

We all sit around a table have a nibble and a drink and chatting about all subjects until someone says, "We really need this hall girls, time to clear out!" ;)
27th-Oct-2016 12:57 pm (UTC)
LJ is my happy place! I came here from ffnet after some encouragement from harrigan, and I've never looked back. I was late to the LJ party, but I'm staying put (I'm too scared to look on other platforms now; the time I have for fandom in my life is precious to me, and I don't need it to be full of negatively or hate and I never get that here *touch wood*)

I'm always delighted to see you here, and I hope to see lots and lots more of you *hugs*

29th-Oct-2016 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh you came over from ff.net? :) That was the first place I was "social" - I created a community over there (forever ago!) and I still get notifications of people joining it. I'm like...whaaaa..?!

LJ is definitely the happiest of social fandom platforms I reckon. :)
31st-Oct-2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
SNAP! I stumbled into fanfic and fandom through ffnet, not really knowing before that it existed. I was looking for some spoilers and pics back in 2006 and then found ffnet, and quietly read and anonymously commented until I got an account, and then started posting myself. I met harrigan there too. It's a small world :)
29th-Oct-2016 01:14 pm (UTC)
Heeh it wasn't that long ago, you can just celebrate you LJ anniversary a little later? XD
29th-Oct-2016 01:55 pm (UTC)
I could, but I was wanting to go "wow 10 years today!" - which, yeah...can't do now. But I suppose it is my 10th year, so....maybeeeee
29th-Oct-2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe good point, but yeah, you can totally make exception for the Big Ten. ;D
29th-Oct-2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
It will always crack me up that you live in a town with "Dean" in the name!! Your SPN-love was Meant To Be. ♥___♥
30th-Oct-2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
Meant to be for sure!! <3
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