- Tue, 12:57: RT @ponpekopon: A&W Root Beer dragon! ! #ドリンクドラゴン #DrinkDragon http://t.co/497V266J3t
- Tue, 13:42: RT @BoingBoing: Schneier on #SonyHack: It's not terrorism/war. We don't know North Korea did it. It won't be the last "extreme" hack. http:…
- Tue, 13:44: RT @MizDanaClaire: I shall never tire of this. http://t.co/Je9gBpb3F6
- Tue, 13:47: RT @NormanRafferty: #NotAllGuardiansofPeace - Wow, the Internet just got real.
- Mon, 12:09: RT @mktoon: #dailysketch # 354: " I wear the chain I forged in life! I made it link by link and yard by yard!" http://t.co/5LENG0uEgA
- Mon, 13:00: RT @GeorgeTakei: Another for the "English is Weird" file. http://t.co/2PW3gFrx5a
- Mon, 14:00: RT @MCKswift: Don't compare the generalization of cops to generalization of Black ppl. No one is born a cop. You can quit the force. I can'…
- Tue, 05:58: Why doesn't anyone play @jethrotull's "Solstice Bells" during the holidays? You don't even hear it on the classic rock stations.
- Tue, 06:10: RT @cracked: Are Christians and Atheists Both Wrong? The True Meaning of Christmas (That Everyone Forgets) - http://t.co/Db6EWYzTxp
- Tue, 06:12: RT @_youhadonejob: Disney logic. http://t.co/6q9hSGA5pq
- Tue, 08:59: RT @hagalope: important reminder <3 http://t.co/x22vpcCXSe
- Tue, 09:04: RT @Araninha901: The best thing on the internet today http://t.co/z6atvuO9dp
- Sun, 18:46: RT @MizDanaClaire: Guess what? Phoebe and Marigold hit newspapers this spring! http://t.co/MI2CZ9RR4Y
- Sun, 18:46: RT @MizDanaClaire: I am official! http://t.co/wuJ6kS0Pds
- Mon, 06:35: I am amused that a movie released the week before Christmas so prominently features an elf riding a reindeer. #Hobbit3
- Mon, 08:32: RT @mallelis: imho is a lot funnier if u assume its short for "in my horse's opinion"
- Mon, 08:39: RT @Salon: “Conquest is for losers”: Paul Krugman debunks the biggest myths about modern warfare http://t.co/dZ2wxaQ5PH http://t.co/dy4IXDK…
- Mon, 09:13: #DragonMovieReviews: #Hobbit3 was really, really short, but it had the longest stinger ever.
- Sun, 07:36: Man, this show has really jumped the shark. http://t.co/HC29eYDGRf
- Sun, 08:28: Photoset: swinku: A guy body shaming my friend because she wanted me to design a logo with a curvy girl. A... http://t.co/zGUew4bZ2U
- Sun, 08:46: Photo: ursulavernon: This is the fault of Scalzi and Rosefox and I apologize for using the brush font,... http://t.co/nGeSHvIFv1
- Sun, 08:51: Photo: deducecanoe: hellaillogical: spocks-pockets: t-high-la420: patrickleger: Set phasers to “sexy” A new... http://t.co/1iGFMU3yJl
- Sun, 08:53: super-who-locked-in: angle-of-depression: nothingcorporate: opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples... http://t.co/7qeRal4Vpv
- Sun, 08:54: imreallybad: imreallybad: i wish men understood that when women are talking about feminism and rape culture... http://t.co/bQumChKVPo
- Fri, 13:22: RT @FurPlanet: Great article on @HuffingtonPost about the fandom. Furries set the record straight: there's nothing to be afraid of. http:/…
- Fri, 20:16: Reblog this if you're older than Google. - heroofthreefaces: about-faces: iconuk01: mybigfatgaylife:... http://t.co/gzvqQ9fPsn
- Fri, 20:45: the-gneech: sherolck: sherolck: "why does that character have to be queer?" why not? "why does that... http://t.co/lMzEElWzCs
- Sat, 10:20: You didn't REALLY want to do anything productive today: http://t.co/aRTHj3fDLM
- Sat, 10:22: RT @pixelkitties: Hey Twilight...Hail Hydra. http://t.co/6uYLB7E9Ze
- Thu, 16:36: I keep hearing that WE shouldn't give in to terrorists re #TheInterview. If you don't own stock in Sony, they are not "WE".
- Thu, 16:53: RT @tarastrong: I'm just glad #NorthKorea doesn't have a problem with Ponies.
- Thu, 19:45: Photo: boppinrobin: Very important to know to say if you work with children, from toddlers to teenagers.... http://t.co/54eebenoUJ
- Fri, 06:40: RT @TheWarriorsSoul: Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. (Zen Saying)
- Fri, 08:25: Cool Tabletop Tricks: First of a Series http://t.co/RZ19btXWj5
There's a tendency for gaming groups to get caught up in niggling details. You devise an intricate plan, and then ... there's a lot of dragging and meandering as you get from MAKING it to IMPLEMENTING it.
When I started playing Star Wars Saga with my current band of miscreants, we hit one of those points early on. Just as things started dragging, someone said, "You know, if this were actually a Star Wars movie, this is where Lucas would throw in a classic, old-school screen wipe." We all paused, and after a beat, the GM swept his arm in front of him and proclaimed, "SCREEN WIPE!"
That became a regular feature of the game, and carried over to other games with the group. It helps the pacing enormously.
- Wed, 17:43: Photo: why-i-love-comics: Avengers/Thunderbolts #5 - “Truth and Consequences” (2004) written by Kurt Busiek... http://t.co/Pz4HhNTwYA
- Wed, 18:03: Photo: ununnilium: boi-interrupted: I need to find a Winco For reference, they’re “based in Boise, Idaho... http://t.co/KfWP7tso3q
- Wed, 18:35: Photoset: medievalpoc: belakqwa: medievalpoc: via EvilMarguerite on Twitter I’m against putting POC... http://t.co/Rd13qrI2Jy
- Wed, 18:40: Photoset: stoplookingup: REBLOG IF YOU REMEMBER PAPER FANZINES. I REMEMBER. I bought several issues of... http://t.co/uBz4E6Jzqh
- Wed, 18:44: Anonymous said: Do you think it's creepy/inappropriate for middle-aged adults to read YA fiction and attend... http://t.co/ZwW3ABZSln
- Thu, 03:24: This is simply beautiful. Have a tissue handy. http://t.co/jvUIWmIyve #FarCall #TheArchingSkyIsCalling
- Thu, 03:37: The radio just called the hacking attack "the most destructive on any US company in history." Since when was Sony a US company?
- Thu, 04:12: Photo: secularsolis: The irony is killing me. YOU HAD ONE JOB http://t.co/EC7eHmEAJP
... and pretty much everyone still HAS an LJ log-in, even if they don't USE it anymore.
I am going to try to shift away from Twitter and Tumblr and back to LiveJournal. Twitter is still good for quick, pithy one-liners (like the "chilly verde" joke I just posted), but trying to converse or compress complex thoughts into 140 characters is inane.
Tumblr ... as prickvixen said the other day, I dislike having to rebroadcast something if I want to comment on it. Discourse in a Tumblr thread is just not easily accomplished.
And yes, I still have a blogspot blog, but you know what? Never really used it that much, and now it's largely obsolete in and of itself.
I like LJ. I am comfortable here, and the interface is solid, time-tested, and lends itself to narrative and discussion far better than other platforms.
Twitter will still see use -- I do toss out occasional Twitworthy one-liners that aren't compromised by the enforced brevity, and LJ retweets my journal entries automatically, giving them exposure even to the crowd that abandoned ship long ago.
I'll still use Tumblr, as well. There IS a community there, and I'm part of it. Most of my tumblr entries will just be repost/links to relevant LJ entries, however.
I've got an LJ app on my phone -- guess how I'm typing this now? -- so really, it's as accessible and convenient as any of the hip, happening flavors of the month.
- Mon, 13:39: RT @LibyaLiberty: "Does torture work?" as a question needs to be put in the bin with "Is slavery commercially feasible?" & "Can genocide he…
- Mon, 16:19: Photo: superdames: athelind: superdames: I’m so done with the modern image of blood-spattered,... http://t.co/TY0djGhDcd
- Mon, 20:15: The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. #yeats
- Mon, 20:22: RT @nyrath: Hohmann orbital transfers will create "tourist seasons" http://t.co/KK7r7T7zQl
- Sun, 12:49: I'd heard about the San Jose #Safeway whose roof collapsed in last Thur's storm. I didn't realize it was the one where I shop!
- Sun, 16:03: Photoset: gustybv: myvaginaisamango: thinkblack: I think it’s time to kill for our women Time to heal our... http://t.co/IU0fq7ciFt
- Sun, 16:21: Anonymous said: Hello! In one of your explanations of why "colorblind writing" is a bad idea, you mentioned... http://t.co/auyui8dCj5
- Sun, 16:31: Photo: ursulavernon: blue-betta: m0rethanyoubargainedf0r: catdad: If at first you don’t succeed, redefine... http://t.co/Lea3ZB4X39
- Sun, 16:43: Photo: blanddcheadcanons: Green Arrow’s backstory is much closer to ARROW than it is to anything we’ve seen... http://t.co/3Zgb2boNf1
- Sun, 16:51: Photo: blanddcheadcanons: Jonathan Crane grew up on L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, and is secretly a fan. His... http://t.co/ki88MEUpcC
- Sun, 17:04: Creator Advice for Running the Carrion Crown Adventure Path - wesschneider: A Tumblr friend is just... http://t.co/UtUTReKoqz
- Sun, 18:10: Photo: blanddcheadcanons: Most of what Earth “knows” about the Green Lantern Corps is because Hal Jordan... http://t.co/WFrIGQegK5
- Sun, 08:24: Photoset: missespeonclaus: like its hard to realize sometimes but cartoons RARELY dont go through stylistic... http://t.co/VzH3QgZeuQ
- Sun, 08:26: Photo: Get well soon. http://t.co/Jvoj1ygZWq
- Sun, 08:30: Photo: thebaronofeggs: nedahoyin: emaretto: And that’s about all I have to say on the matter. White... http://t.co/AwK17X6L6Z
- Sun, 08:59: Photo: superdames: I’m so done with the modern image of blood-spattered, sword-wielding warrior Wonder... http://t.co/VuqCsz483n
- Sun, 09:05: Photoset: exotic-venom: West African Gaboon viper - (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros) Awww, he’s sleepy! http://t.co/6rjK5NKVi8
- Sun, 09:16: Photo: cupcakehippo: Just a fat pie loving gator! Who doesn’t love pie? http://t.co/w3o432jkOp
- Sun, 09:23: Photo: ramblingferret: pizza-omelette: Really in to dark elves right now� Drizzt Saves Christmas.� As an... http://t.co/3hMuN2jAtV
- Sun, 09:32: heroofthreefaces: The USA was built by slavery for its first hundred years. Racism is welching on a debt. http://t.co/FESo9ucCzX
- Sun, 09:49: Photoset: sketchamagowza: Kramps [support me on Patreon] … awwww. Relating so hard on this. http://t.co/OjfQrW9Tyr
- Sun, 10:06: Photoset: im-a-high-functioning-psychopath: allons-ygeronimofuckitybye: captaindumbledore:... http://t.co/aMwOFThF0S
- Fri, 13:35: RT @GeorgeTakei: A great tip. #CakeRex http://t.co/5zafLtKORQ
- Fri, 13:38: RT @GeminiSkunk: So they're arresting people in England for protesting BDSM porn laws. Go ahead and put then in handcuffs. See how that wor…
- Fri, 14:10: RT @eliasisquith: Encouraging signs that Elizabeth Warren is going to war with the Dems’ neoliberal wing http://t.co/KlqWNnCn0d
- Wed, 13:01: RT @BoingBoing: MPAA gave Snowden doc Citizenfour an "R" rating. NYC theater ignores, invites highschoolers. http://t.co/yB34FpDDsS http://…
- Wed, 13:04: RT @doctorow: FreeBSD won't use Intel & Via's hardware random number generators, believes NSA has compromised them  http://t.co/TUDQY…
- Wed, 13:12: RT @Pramas: What the pro-torture apologists are really saying: "The Gestapo had some great ideas that are right for America." Outraged? You…
- Thu, 07:35: RT @guilleiguaran: The Pirate bay is now using a .cr (Costa Rica) domain. They're technically The Pirates of the Caribbean now.
- Thu, 10:53: Elliot S! Maggin's #LastSonOfKrypton would make a hell of an entry in the DC Animation video series.
- Thu, 11:02: RT @the_gneech: So sick of being an adult. -.-
- Sun, 12:35: So how long do you think it will take #CSI to do another PAF episode, this one about the hotel convention getting gassed? #TooSoon
- Sun, 12:36: RT @BoingBoing: Spies can't make cyberspace secure AND vulnerable to their own attacks http://t.co/xtCQD5G9OB
- Sun, 12:46: RT @cracked: The "Welfare Queen" myth goes back to a single person. 5 Surprising Insider Facts About Welfare - http://t.co/6LyapHDhtx
- Sun, 15:30: RT @tumbIerposts: The relevancy of this post. http://t.co/3Srjk1sVoF
- Sun, 15:33: RT @StunningWorId: Aogashima Island located in the Philippine Sea http://t.co/qmKx6SHnNv
- Sun, 16:50: RT @Pyatmouse: Today I was chlorine gassed and misquoted in newspapers around North America. How was your day?
- Sun, 18:42: Huzzah! Dandy & Company returns! http://t.co/zlOjRVmjBb
- Mon, 05:17: #TabletopRPG: #NamedWeapons! We've all had a PC who named their signature weapons. Share your faves!
- Fri, 08:27: RT @the_gneech: You know what? Rarity don’t care. http://t.co/ofX3ZJlTa4
- Fri, 08:56: RT @TheEyeOfControl: I'm sorry, son. #FergusonDecision http://t.co/zsjsiQhUfI
- Fri, 09:14: RT @Raccoonatic: Coming Fall 2015, Rocket Raccoon: Intern of SHIELD @AgentsofSHIELD @clarkgregg http://t.co/SXlz5KXT4x
- Mon, 12:11: RT @DrNerdLove: The Fear of Being “Invisible” http://t.co/iuRbvCmFUo
- Tue, 07:06: RT @TheCGReporter: Great Simpsons/#AgentsofSHIELD mash-up - Bart "Coulson" & alien writing (source: http://t.co/3Xm39bTPl9) @clarkgregg htt…
- Tue, 08:29: RT @superdames: Photo: Wonder Woman's password (1943) #comics #wonderwoman http://t.co/AlHkXR06ZR
- Tue, 08:30: RT @mc_hankins: 'Could you fax over a copy?' 'No, I can't fax because of where I live' 'Where do you live?' 'The 21st century'
- Tue, 08:32: RT @doctorow: Denver Police seize tablet, delete video of brutal arrest. But it had backed up to the cloud http://t.co/kXSmKLoKux