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12 August 2007 @ 09:34 pm
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It's a funny time on LiveJournal right now. I've been watching fandom explode/implode over the recent TOS issues, and haven't felt like speaking up. While I understand why it's shaken a lot of people, I've found the frenzy at times... well, embarrassing is probably the best way to put it. I guess one of the reasons I don't have much to say is because I'm not particularly surprised by the behaviour from LJ/6A.

While I've read many well measured responses to the whole thing, the three posts on the matter that I have most enjoy are as follows:
- rivkat pointed out the hypocrisy in mainstream American culture (with reference to Smallville specifically)
- mskatej talked sense as usual.
- cesperanza called people on their bullying tactics.

Am I going to migrate elsewhere? Not if I can help it. However, I have backed up the contents of my LJ at insanejournal. I'm going to try cross-posting there for a while. I have a greatestjournal too but I don't use it. It's just for emergencies. :) I can't honestly imagine keeping up with multiple f'lists so I really hope we settle down somewhere--preferably here--sooner rather than later.

For me, the most important thing is to keep on enjoying what we do and the relationships we've built here. I've found myself disinclined to post recently because everyone is in such high angst, but if we stop posting fun fannish stuff, we'll only be defined by the screaming, the in-fighting, the bullying and the hysteria. That's not what I'm here for. So this is my little pledge to start posting more regularly again.

I had THE best shopping experience the other day! *beams* I work in a very trendy area of Melbourne and usually I know better than to walk into any of the boutiques on my lunchbreak. But one of them had a sign in the window saying there was a sale on Metallicus and I needed some new work tops so I thought I'd pop in. An hour later I came out with a suit, a new dress and a new top and it goes down as the best shopping experience ever. The shop was really quiet and the sales assistant was chatty without being too pushy. When I tried something on, she dug out another couple of options for me, which is when I realised that she was really really good at her job. She had a fantastic eye for what would suit me and she didn't make me feel enormous, which is seriously amazing.

By and large I hate clothes shopping, especially under the scrutiny of skinny sales assistants who smile fake sympathy at you when some part of you fails to fit in their clothing. And being rather short, with skinny limbs, but generous tummy, shoulders and bust means a lot of cuts don't suit me. I know I don't know a lot about fashion, but I'm also rather particular and fussy about my clothes and I need them to have a certain character.

This sales assistant was SO GOOD. She actually acknowledged my figure without making me feel like a freak, and said things like 'with your skin tone', 'with your bust', 'with your cute retro look'... and found clothes that worked for me. This is SO RARE! I could have bought so much more from her. In particular there was a shirt that was absolutely divinely beautiful but I couldn't afford it. However, I did get a very cute little suit which I'm pleased with because it has enough character that I will enjoy wearing it despite the formality (I usually hate formal clothes). And the truly amazing thing? She made me try on a size 8 dress. 8!! (I'm usually a 12-14 in Aus sizes.) And I am not joking, but I doubt you will believe me when I say that I came bouncing out of the changing room to show her how cute it looked on me. It is now my favourite dress EVER. It fit me perfectly (if not the way it was perhaps originally intended on skinny-model-girl) and is totally adorable. It can be dressed up or down and I LOVE IT! *beams*

I hope she's on a really good commission, because DAMN she deserves it.

Note: I will probably do a little clean-up of my friendslist in the next couple of days. I'll only defriend where interests have diverged or we don't interact, and if you want back on, as always, pipe up.
 
 
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latteaddict: Gleelatteaddict on August 12th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'll never give up LJ. I'd have to be physically dragged away. Every friend I've made in fandom is here, all the cool stuff, the cool links, the interesting people. The thought of sitting in isolation with an unsued account sounds very lonely. Unless the entire BSG fandom picks up and moves elsewhere, I'm here for the duration :)

And *yay* for happy shopping! Being busty makes so many styles unwearable unless you want to look like a hooker or like you're wearing a sack - it's very unfair! So I'm very pleased that you got something stylish. Lucky you!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on August 13th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, the idea of migrating fully fills me with horror. :D I've been resisting the entire idea for some time. I just want to be with my friends, and thankfully BSG fandom doesn't seem to be very flapped by the recent events.

Being busty makes so many styles unwearable unless you want to look like a hooker or like you're wearing a sack
YES. Apparently the solution is to wear a teenie dress the 'wrong' way instead. Who knew!? I actually don't look pregnant in this--it's a miracle! (At my old work, there was actually a pregnancy rumour about me once--really not what one wants when one is SO NOT PREGNANT.)
latteaddict: Bite Melatteaddict on August 14th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
(At my old work, there was actually a pregnancy rumour about me once--really not what one wants when one is SO NOT PREGNANT.)

*headdesk* How horrid!

I've had plenty of humiliations. I have two younger brothers who are 10 and 13 years younger. I've been mistaken for their mother SO MANY figgin' times I've lost count. Once they got to their teens it stopped happening so much, but when they were kids - OMG! All the time. And I'm very full in figure, busty, hippy, so I look like I've probably had a few kids...when I haven't *grumbles*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on August 14th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
Ouch! Ok, your story is worse. Many people are very bad at telling ages and also seem to equate a certain fuller type of figure with motherhood. I hope your brothers weren't little brats and didn't find it funny themselves. (I don't have siblings but I know they can be difficult. *G*)
latteaddict: Animated Hug UBlatteaddict on August 15th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I hope your brothers weren't little brats and didn't find it funny themselves. (I don't have siblings but I know they can be difficult. *G*)

I'm lucky, I have really great brothers. They're very loving and beautiful boys, always have been. They're in their 20's now and are very protective of each other and our mother and myself *squishes siblings* (I must sound like a sap :P)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois hugbop_radar on August 15th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Aww, that's lovely! I'm glad. *g*