I recently received feedback that for a newbie, my LJ felt all over the place and I admit that's true. Over the years, I've definitely lost focus and drive and just zest in general for this space. And yet, here we are.
I also realise that I never actually introduced myself to my new friends from the wonderful penderies' friending meme so let me say a quick hello and welcome to all the lovely folks who are still somehow, hanging around our favourite gin joint. It's been a while since I've done an intro post and I realise that even my profile page only gets updated every so many years (with my age -- I'm 30) so here goes.
My name is Patty which is short for Patricia (and like three more other names) and I've been on LJ since 2004 (and I had to look that up!) and the LJ has evolved over the years. I would fangirl WAY MORE intensely in the first years and update everyday and comment obsessively and then there were the mechanical days when I felt compelled to just come up with something and now after 13 years on here (HOLY SHIT THAT'S A TEENAGER!), I've somehow come a happy-ish medium.
You'll read mostly about things I'm reading, watching, listening to (this exact entry and the ones like it) -- even if I do none of those activities AS MUCH as I used to; and lots of not so relevant (to most people) photos about my day (12 of 12) or month (still this post). And not so randomly, I'll go on a scheduled YouTube spiral (because that's how I roll).
But mostly, it's a bunch of nonsense. I've considered quitting the LJ many times before (with everybody gone and all) but NOT EVERYONE IS GONE. And we're still here and the compulsive side of me is telling me to just keep on keeping on so I might as well try not to half-ass this too much (but I can't commit to a full-ass so I might as well quarter-ass this thing). I'll try.
Ok, enough of that. I have not written this many words in a long time. I'm feeling a bit hypocritical doling out advise when I myself don't follow it. If you have questions, you can ask me anything, in the same way that I still have not changed my LJ's title which I now see kind of reflects my lack of focus -- Say Anything...* And in John Oliver's immortal words, "and now, this."( Collapse )