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20 March 2008 @ 09:27 am
New Header...  
Well, here it is...

Something to reflect all my areas of fangirl squee.  Not perfect but better than the draft image I had.  Maybe I can even tweak this one a bit more, make the edges fade a bit so they blend in with the white background...  Or something like that.

Wondering if I should add a new mood theme too... have been thinking of a Supernatural one (either Sam&Dean or just Sam).  Though I still like the Daniel Jackson one, it's a bit plain-looking.  You can have more than one mood theme, can't you? You can only use one at a time, right?

Regarding the upcoming "LJ Strike," I am somewhat indifferent about it.  I had no idea what it was about until very recently.  I checked out the details...  and I still don't understand much of them.  They're taking away free accounts for new users? I can't believe that.  Seriously?  I can understand the ad-free ones, as nothing is really "ad free" anymore and mine certainly wasn't ad-free when I first got my basic account. I don't even remember having that option - though I've had my journal since mid-2006 so was this a later addition?

I checked out the referring post regarding the strike and I have to cease all posting beginning 8pm tonight till (I'm assuming) 8pm tomorrow.  Is this really going to make a big difference in the long run? Is it really going to make the people running LJ sit up and take notice?  I'm just asking a fair question here.  I don't know if I'll have anything to post about tonight into tomorrow anyway, so if I don't post at all it won't necessarily be me taking part in the strike.  Call me a traitor but I really don't have much inclination to do this, at least at this time.
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blackbirdj2blackbirdj2 on March 20th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Great header!:)

I'm not sure about the LJ strike either! I don't know...I'll post if I feel like it, but if I don't post, it's not because of the strike. Kinda like you ;)
jessm78: Dean is Batmanjessm78 on March 21st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

Yeah, that's what I'm doing... I didn't think I'd have anything to post about, but that's changed now.
blackbirdj2blackbirdj2 on March 21st, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
I noticed. Sorry to read about all that insurance and doctor's problems. Hope everything gets solved though! *hugs you*
jessm78: Sam/Dean hug from Mystery Spotjessm78 on March 24th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oops, almost missed this comment...sorry bout that :) Thanks. I'm hoping it gets straightened out. I called my lawyer's office just before - hopefully I'll hear back from them in the next day or so.

Thanks for the hugs :D
MegTDJ: Sam Naturally Adorable - ladymansonmeg_tdj on March 20th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Beautiful banner!! *stares at it for a while*

Yes, you can upload as many moodthemes as you want, which is awesome because I have about 12, haha. I've started my animated Sam moodtheme, btw, yay! I hope it turns out alright... I can't seem to make animations small enough for LJ's icon size limits, but thankfully moodthemes are boundless. :)

LJ is NOT taking away free accounts for new users. They're just putting an end to "basic" accounts, which is the type of account with no special features and no ads. People can still have free accounts, but they'll be the ones with more features and a few ads. I really don't see what all the fuss is about. I might actually spam LJ tomorrow just to be ornery. ;)
jessm78: Sam smiling in Salvationjessm78 on March 21st, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

Oh, cool. I'm gonna try making a Sam one myself. Just have to go through my screencaps and see if anything strikes my fancy (shouldn't be too hard, given the subject matter...*grin*). I can't wait to see your animated moodtheme!

Ah, I see... When I first started my LJ, I just went for the Plus account. It just looked more appealing to me and the ads really didn't bother me. If not many people go for the "basic" one anyway, I don't really see a problem.

LOL... that sounds like a plan to me! So far I haven't been able to keep my LJ mouth shut. ;)
MegTDJ: Sam Made Of Awesome - mata090680meg_tdj on March 21st, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Heehee... I had tons of fun making my Jared moodtheme, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it. ;)

Yeah, I started out on basic waaaay back when, but I soon switched to Plus. I need as many icons as they'll let me have, LOL! Just about every site has ads now, so I don't think that would bother me. People just like raising a stink whenever they possibly can.
jessm78: Hollywood Babylonjessm78 on March 21st, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Hee...lookin' forward to it ;)

Yeah, sure seems that way, doesn't it?
pr1nce55k1tcat on March 20th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I like the header, very snazzy. You can have more than 1 moodtheme but you can only use 1 at a time, I have 6 and I'm working on making a new one.

The boycot isn't just about basic accounts, it's also to do with SUP (LJ's new owners) censoring insterests like fanfiction, sex, depression - the things that most people came to LJ for because they could list those as interests without any repercussions. There's more about the strike here: http://pr1nce55k1tcat.livejournal.com/334233.html
jessm78jessm78 on March 21st, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) I may just add another then, and that way I can go back and forth changing them when I feel like it.

Wow, fanfiction??? That bothers them? It doesn't make any sense. So if you have "fanfiction" among your interests, they just don't make it show up? That is really odd. Has anyone contacted them regarding it and asked what their reasoning is behind it? It just seems so weird because "fanfiction" as an interest is so innocuous, IMHO. I looked at the links in your post and the person who posted about this didn't say anything about "fanfiction" being one of the terms. They just said something about homophobia and misogyny. Maybe I am not reading the correct info...?

And yeah, I know I am crossing the picket line, so to speak, with this reply. But I figure I've already posted here on LJ today anyway. I couldn't wait 6 more hours to post about something personal that has upset me and angered me. I had to vent and this was the only outlet I had to do so.

Sorry if I've betrayed any of you.
pr1nce55k1tcat on March 24th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, fanfiction bothers them. I forgot to add the link to the interests part of the strike to my post - http://stewardess.livejournal.com/288147.html

It just seems so weird because "fanfiction" as an interest is so innocuous, IMHO.
It is but for some unknown reason SUP seem to object to it.

Nah, you haven't betrayed anyone for coming online during the strike :)
jessm78jessm78 on March 26th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Ah okay, just making sure. I'm glad I didn't. :)

That is so odd. Has anyone asked them about it? I guess they wouldn't get an answer if they did, though...

It's as bizarre as fanfiction.net going after people for having song lyrics in their fics even if they credit the songwriters/performers. Maybe even more so...

*shakes head*