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19 February 2015 @ 04:45 pm
Well, that was overdue.....  
Made a massive friends-cut. Lots of dead journals. Lots of people who haven't commented in, like, agggggggggggggggges, LOL! And I think going to make my journal friends-only because of, you know, fandom-stuffies, LOL, or at least my TVD posts that way. Still thinking about. We'll see how I feel tonight! Now I just have to update my massively being forever-since updated profile!

ETA: Well, for about 10 hours I had the TVD post on friends lock, but decided against it because as much as I would love the back-and-forth discussions (because they add so much), I don't just write these for myself, so I unlocked the post. I still totes need to update my profile though, LOL!
 
 
 
Mattghidorah15 on February 20th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh...okay, then. Not to sound selfish, but will I be allowed on? Your journal tends to be a lot more positive than Tumblr.
Arabian: Damon04arabian on February 20th, 2015 05:44 am (UTC)
OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just friended you.
k_stjamesk_stjames on February 20th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
What happened?
Arabianarabian on February 20th, 2015 05:46 am (UTC)
Just tired honestly of putting so much of myself out there with my posts and getting so little in return basically. I know it sounds silly but it makes me not want to write them and I don't want to not write them, so hopefully this will stop making me feel that way.
(no subject) - k_stjames on February 20th, 2015 06:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - arabian on February 21st, 2015 03:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - arabian on February 22nd, 2015 01:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Arabian: Damon15arabian on February 20th, 2015 05:48 am (UTC)
Well, it feels like except for about 4/5 people, no one's reading my entries (based on the fact that only 4/5 people respond). I put so much of myself out there with my posts and I feel like I get so little in return basically. I know it sounds silly but it makes me not want to write them and I don't want to not write them, so hopefully this will stop making me feel that way. I just don't want to stop writing my TVD posts because it helps me enjoy the show more.
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(no subject) - arabian on February 20th, 2015 12:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - arabian on February 21st, 2015 03:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
jairem08jairem08 on February 20th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
If you decide this I hope I can come here? My safe TVD haven?
Arabian: Damon08arabian on February 20th, 2015 05:49 am (UTC)
I friended you. You will be able to see my posts. :)
Florencia: DE (Vampires)florencia7 on February 20th, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
I wanna stay! I wanna stay!!! lol
Arabian: Elena12arabian on February 20th, 2015 05:49 am (UTC)
Duh, of course, silly! :D
tj2013tj2013 on February 20th, 2015 08:25 am (UTC)
Oooh, I would love to stay and read your posts. You are my happy TVD place!!! I can totally understand why you are frustrated, but I hope you will go on and share your thoughts. Friends???
Arabian: Damon14arabian on February 20th, 2015 09:51 am (UTC)
I already friended you, m'dear. :)
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(no subject) - arabian on February 22nd, 2015 01:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
ab4157ab4157 on February 20th, 2015 09:16 am (UTC)
gah i just got an account, so i could maybe hopefully continue to read your awesome recaps/reviews. i don't even know how this works but i just added you as a friend. i will try to comment from now on! sorry for not doing so before..I suck.. And thanks for writing all of the ones in the past. I just started watching TVD this summer/fall, and you seriously have added so much enjoyment to my watching of the show. I especially love your thoughts about Stefan. So many DE shippers hate him and never even try to understand him. And so many people (at least since I've started watching) just spend time complaining about the show in general on tumblr/youtube/imdb...when they could just not watch it if they don't enjoy it? Anyway, thanks for spending the time to write out your insightful, positive (so grateful for that aspect of them) posts.
Arabian: Damon & Elena35arabian on February 20th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC)
If you respond to the posts, I will friend you. Because that is what I want. I just said to a commenter up top that it's what matters to me. It's what in part makes the show more enjoyable. I'm not asking for a long, meta response. I'm not asking for a breakdown, detailed back and forth discussion. I want to hear your thoughts too. Your thoughts on my thoughts, what you agree, disagree with.

I don't want to write these in a vacuum. Look back at my earlier posts and see all the wonderful discussion back and forth between me and other commenters. So many other great points in the episode, deeper meanings and wonderful things discovered were brought up through discussion because of people commenting to my posts and the back and forth. But when no one is commenting (well, only 3-5 people), that's not going to happen. So I feel that I (and other TVD fans) are missing out on getting even more enjoyment that could be had.

ETA: I realized that if I don't friend you, you won't see the posts and won't have a chance to respond, duh! So I friended you. I'm going to try and get 6.15's post up sometime in the next 12 hours. :)

Edited at 2015-02-21 03:16 am (UTC)
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emiv: stock | toolsemiv on February 20th, 2015 12:27 pm (UTC)
True fact: One the only reasons I still log on to LJ these days is to read your TVD recaps (literally, this is reason I'm on here right now, because it's a Friday morning, post-TVD!) I rarely (OK, never, these days) comment, but I will say that I still very much enjoy reading your reactions and thoughts and such and will endeavor to comment more, because you are right: writing in a vacuum is the pits and fandom is most fun when it is shared. :)
Arabian: Caroline06arabian on February 21st, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know you were still watching TVD let alone reading my posts. You were one of my favorite commenters, I would appreciate it if you went back to commenting, I got a lot out of your comments and gained new stuff sometimes from our discussions.
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(no subject) - arabian on March 14th, 2015 06:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
Frust-sheep: sheep: bluefrust_sheep on February 21st, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
Sad to hear arabian, but it is really understandable, when you feel this way.

I looked just now on LJ to see, if you already posted your insights of the last TVD episode. *sniffle sniffle* But I guess I still have to wait to read it and of course I really hope, that then I still can read that entry. But of course it is your decision to decide...
Arabian: Bonnie04arabian on February 21st, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
I friended you to make sure that you can still read the posts because you do generally make an effort to leave a comment. :)
(no subject) - frust_sheep on February 23rd, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - arabian on February 24th, 2015 07:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Lurker loving your posts
Hi there - just wanted to say that I look forward to your episode breakdowns every week - I don't have an account, but hope I will be able to continue seeing your awesome posts. Take care!

Arabian: Bonnie05arabian on February 22nd, 2015 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: Lurker loving your posts
The post is no longer friends-locked, but I as I stated to some other people above, even anon, you can still comment and I'd loved to hear your thoughts. I'm not asking for a long, meta response. I'm not asking for a breakdown, detailed back and forth discussion. I want to hear your thoughts too. Your thoughts on my thoughts, what you agree, disagree with.

I don't want to write these in a vacuum. Look back at my earlier posts and see all the wonderful discussion back and forth between me and other commenters. So many other great points in the episode, deeper meanings and wonderful things discovered were brought up through discussion because of people commenting to my posts and the back and forth. But when no one is commenting (well, only 3-5 people), that's not going to happen. So I feel that I (and other TVD fans) are missing out on getting even more enjoyment that could be had.
katiebug78: VD Elijah BAMFkatiebug78 on February 22nd, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
Do you feel cleansed?

I admit to not commenting as I am miles behind on TVD, so don't want to be spoiled....
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on February 22nd, 2015 07:59 am (UTC)
Eh, not really, but I did clean out some dead journals. I think I'll feel cleansed when I finally update my profile, LOL!

How behind are you?
sister septemberjuneghost on February 26th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
I want to be a friend, but unfortunately I write only in Finnish. :(
Arabian: Caroline06arabian on March 2nd, 2015 09:28 am (UTC)
Well, I haven't made my journal friends-only, so it's OK. :) Plus, I know I still have to respond to your pm. I've been feeling pretty sick lately, but me and my doctor think we know what's wrong with me and I'm almost all better, so I'll get back to you in the next week or so. Just busy.....
Rusty Dog's Mamazeldabel on March 29th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Do you mind if I add you as a friend? I really need someone vocal to discuss my Vampire Diaries obsession with. :-)

Arabian: Stefan & Caroline09arabian on March 29th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)
Not a problem. Feel free to check out my TVD posts and see if you agree with my thoughts. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my thoughts, and hopefully we can mesh. :)
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