May 31st, 2007

fandom_counts

You guys, if you haven't done so already, I'd like to encourage you to have all your journals join fandom_counts, not just your main or personal one. That means any and all rpg, troll, personal, old, or whatever journals you have lying around. They're your journals, and part of the 13 million journals LJ is so proud of. Fandom_counts is basically keeping a running (and ever growing) tally on how many journals on LJ are owned by people involved in fandom.

It's completely true that six apart is perfectly able to delete, censor, or discourage whatever content they want to on their servers. It's their website, and if they want to create a community where not all content is acceptable, that's their perogative. However, I think it's important that they realize just how much of their user base is made of up the fan community, a community that will not be able to work in a place that does such censoring.

I'm still... really upset about this. Like I said, this is one thing that really gets me angry. I don't want to leave LJ. I desperately, truly don't want to. I have amazing friends here, many of whom I mainly or even only talk to through LJ. But I just can't. I can't be involved in an organization that can't distinguish between fiction and reality. I can't be a part of something that is doing the internet's equivalent of book baning and burning. Even if I'm not personally affected (and I do feel that, to some extent, we've all been personally affected) It goes against everything I believe in. So... yeah. I don't know what I'll do. I've gotten a greatestjournal account with the same name, and if it comes to that I hope you all will join me there, or at least check up on it every once in a while.
yondaime YEAH!

へ(^_^へ)(ノ^_^)ノ

Fight-o, fandom! You know, it's times like this that I'm just... so damn proud of the lovely little community I'm a part of. I can't remember the last time I was part of a movement that actually accomplished something.

ANYWAY. There's been quite enough of that for the time being, I dare say. SO!

Here's a link to the song I've been listening to non-stop recently. It is so, so much shiny and happy. Te he he.

Parade -by CHABA


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Grrr. And a rant for today. :/ I've been trying to find readable Kakashi/Sakura (don't look at me like that, I know I have problems! Don't judge me!) and... just keep remembering why I so rarely read het anymore. It's especially bad with this pairing, for some unknown reason. I can't seem to find a single damn thing that doesn't involve Kakashi as the big, strong, powerful man and Sakura as the girl who puts of a resistence but secretly loves his alpha male charms. RIPPING OUT MY HAIR. Why do people find this appealing? It just... ARGH. I know, I know. I go to Oberlin. Possibly I don't have a normal perspective on this but lack of consent is not hot. I like my relationships to take place on equal ground, thank you very much. It's part of the appeal of slash. For all the stupid top/bottom tropes, when you start out with two guys you sort of automatically cancel out at least some of the horrid adherence to sexist gender roles that are written into het all the bloody time.

Someone should write me lovely One Big Happy Team Seven fic some time. (NaruSasu, KakaSaku) I would love you forever and ever.