mizzmarvel: (madrox: apprehension - iconzicons)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ungratefulwench at "Depotism tempered by assassination" (Anonymous Russian Noble on the Russian Goverment)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.

mizzmarvel: (madrox: scholars - iconzicons)
Pathetic number of books read in May )

And here's something I'm going to start doing again - replying to LJ comments! I was nervous all last month and let them slide...and slide...and then it was ridiculous. So if you get a reply from me to a comment you don't even remember making, that's why.


Sep. 2nd, 2007 01:22 pm
mizzmarvel: (d&j are giggle-prone - 35th_n_shields)
I just saw the Drake & Josh "Helicopter" episode, which I'd been looking forward to for reasons I no longer understand, as it obviously involves slapstick shenanigans while 7000 feet in the air. Considering that the mere idea of being in a plane makes me light-headed and panicked (which does not bode well for the upcoming New York trip)...yeah.

But there are still some things I need to comment on )

Apropos of nothing, I've gotten a number of new people friending me lately. I've also had a few unknown people friend me on Facebook whom I assume are fandom people. I know who some of you are, but others - hi! Who are you? I'd just like to get an idea of why people are interested in me.
mizzmarvel: (torch is flaming)
Dear LJ,

You suck. Please be to getting a clue on the meaning of 'clarification.'

No love, Me

PS, *punches your lights out*
mizzmarvel: (johnny storm - insanity_calls)
Yesterday, upon hearing that the local comic book store was having its only sale of the year, I spent $50 on five trade paperbacks (and one back issue). I am pleased with my purchases, but a little angry with myself for spending so much.

Then at work today, I won $50.


...except this new 6A fiasco. Wooooo boy. I really miss the good old days, when I could log into LJ and not have my eyes roll right out of my head. Anyway, it bears repeating that I am mizzmarvel at both GreatestJournal and InsaneJournal, and all of my entries (before this one) have been relocated to both accounts. Do friend!
mizzmarvel: (eclipse!)
Considering the latest meltdown-y announcement from LJ, in case of sudden disappearance/mythical fandom exodus, I can be found at:

GreatestJournal (mizzmarvel)
InsaneJournal (mizzmarvel)

I'm so original. And on the off chance that any of you can score me an account at JournalFen, I'd be most grateful.

I mean, I don't know. I don't have the energy to rage about this today. It sucks incredibly, naturally, and while I rarely write anything explicit, I'm always apprehensive when LJ shakes its fist vaguely in fandom's direction. Blurgh.

Apropos of nothing, um! I bought a dress today. [livejournal.com profile] vegetariansushi came to work in a cute Target dress, so of course I copied her and went to Target and actually managed to to find a dress that is pretty and flattering. I'm apparently volunteering to let people see my legs - what! I'm so confused!

oh cheez

Jul. 11th, 2007 07:53 am
mizzmarvel: (impulse - thete1)
You know when someone on your flist says something so stupid that you want to stab them in the hand to keep them from every typing something so idiotic ever again?


(And no, of course it isn't you. ♥ *loves everyone on flist, really!*)

At least I have three corgis and two cats fighting for my attention. One of the cats is shaved so there's only long hair on its face and neck and the tip of its tail. It looks like a lion, but has the sweetest meow, which it will direct at me if I should divert my affection to one of the dogs struggling to physically move between us.

The overwhelming adoration will probably get very tiresome very soon, but right now it's sort of rockin'.
mizzmarvel: (pbs - these bloggers are an angry bunch)
You know, throughout this 'splosion, my feelings have had a lot of ups and downs. First I was panicked, then shocked, then mildly amused, then disappointed. But now I'm officially pissed.

I feel like I should get the hell out of Dodge - this sets a dangerous precedent, and the silence directed toward the users themselves, the core of an apparently lucrative business, has been more than troubling. I feel sick to my stomach over this; LJ has been an important part of my life for four years, and I've made a number of good friends through it. I don't want to leave, but if I feel unsafe here, I will. I mean, my LJ is and has always been named after a Weezer song with lyrics that go:

"In the garage/ I feel safe/ No one laughs about my ways/ In the garage where I belong/ No one hears me sing this song."

The point of this journal was to be with people who shared similar interests and to not feel the need to censor myself. I'm still waiting on LJ's statement, but right now, this doesn't feel like a very safe place anymore. Should it come to it, I can be found as mizzmarvel at Greatest Journal. Friend me!
mizzmarvel: (d&j are giggle-prone - 35th_n_shields)
There's a mini-marathon of Drake & Josh on right now, and my goodness. The extent to which I enjoy this show is possibly embarrassing. I am sitting here, still in my PJs (which, I might add, feature monkeys swinging from stars with banana moons in the background), giggling with glee. Usually, I feel closer to 80 than my actual age, but this show makes me feel about seven. I love it.

Except, when I was seven, I probably wouldn't have been convinced that the boys are totally in love. But, actually, know? It's so there, maybe I would have. Also, Craig and Eric are basically married. They are true nerd commitment.

Also, I accidentally changed my layout. I was fiddling around with stuff, and suddenly my Madrox custom theme was gone. Which - this isn't the end of the world. It was a bit dark, which was okay for a long time, but I've felt good the last few days, and I've been feeling the urge to change things. I actually changed my desktop image and all today, and maybe it's good to have something a little brighter behind my entries.

flist cut

Aug. 24th, 2006 04:55 pm
mizzmarvel: (pietro has daddy issues)
I just made a small flist cut. I assure that it was nothing personal, but if you'd like to know specific reasons for a cut, I'll give it to you.

...oh, and while I was writing that, my dad walked by and saw that I have an LJ. GREAT. And I love it when he comes home to start hassling me immediately. It's really fun to just get kicked in the teeth because he's frustrated by traffic or whatever. And no, I don't think I'll be calling about that job I was turned down for two months ago. Somehow, I just don't think it'll help.
mizzmarvel: (bat-starry night - poisonivory)
I got friended by several new people recently - this always seems to happen in clumps - and so I just thought I'd give a shout-out:

Um. Hello! Who are you?

I really hate short posts like this. I'd fill it up with more, but I'm just not interesting today. At least not yet.


May. 2nd, 2006 09:06 pm
mizzmarvel: (draco is pissed - sherant and mayumi)
Considering I have a list of eighteen things I need to get done immediately, maybe it's best LJ is acting like a total douche right now.

God, I hate one sentence posts. So that's why I've added a few more.

Also, I think I have a mosquito bite on my inner thigh. That's not pleasant at all.
mizzmarvel: (pietro liek WHOA)

Apparently, I linked to a website that had been identified as being a purveyor of malicious spamish comments, and was thus automatically suspended. Which is, uh, interesting. But let the following facts be known:

1. I am not posting sekrit child porno posts or anything.
2. I am not a troll.
3. I didn't, like, threaten anyone or anything.
4. I don't know what else.

You know what is really, really sad? I couldn't sleep last night because of all this. I tossed and turned for hours, and tried to summon sleep by mentally listing the plot of every single A Series of Unfortunate Events book, for some reason, but it didn't work. My stomach was in knots all morning. I started thinking that if I was really having such a violent reaction to no-LJ, maybe not having one was for the best.

...crazy talk, I know.

ETA: Thank you to those of you who IM'd me, emailed me, or posted to see what was up. ♥

And here is the offending post, now edited to delete what I figure was probably the troublesome link. (I really doubt the link to the school newspaper was the problem.) I just needed to introduce everyone to the new love in my life, MULTIPLE PLANT.

flist cut

Mar. 26th, 2006 07:28 pm
mizzmarvel: (pietro has daddy issues)
For the first time ever, I am about to enact a small maybe medium-sized friends list cut. If you happen to be one of those cut, the reasons are:

A. You don't really post anymore.
B. You post too damn much.
C. Your posts tend to screw up my flist. (It's easier to cut you than to ask you to change how you post on your own journal.)
D. Our interests no longer seem to overlap.
E. Various combinations of the above.

You're welcome to keep me friended, though. If you'd like a more specific reason for why I'm cutting you, I'll tell you; it's nothing personal.


Nov. 3rd, 2005 09:55 am
mizzmarvel: (dementos - the freshmaker)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_pen.

You who give me the comments )
mizzmarvel: (Default)
I bought two months worth of a paid account to see if it's worth it or not. I've already used up a large chunk of my icon space. Next thing up - mood theme.


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Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

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