MisterSmearcase (mistersmearcase) wrote in 2017revival,

Intro Post

Is this still sorta happening? I miss LJ. I'm iffy about whether it can be like it was but willing to give it a shot.

Name: Mister Smearcase! I do toss my name around in locked entries but one of the things I miss about LJ was a certain veil of privacy.
Age: 43
Location: Oakland
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG, etc: Nah.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Middle-aged, affianced queer guy with cats and happily without kids. Former Texan, former New Yorker, current resident of the Bay Area and the only person in the world who doesn't like it here, even a little. Social worker who'd probably rather be something else but 43 is late for these changes. Politics left but not as radical as many of my friends or many people on here, and I'm out of sentences, and most of these aren't sentences anyway, but meanwhile I like knitting and opera and languages and singing sacred harp and some other things.

Top 5 fandoms: None per se. I get fannish about opera and this and that but just in the sense of "enthusiastic." I don't write/read fanfic or anything.

I mostly post about... So, I spent a couple of years using this the way some people do and just logging on when I was upset about something, which was usually either my career or my geography. I'd like to stop with that and start just posting about things that interest me or dumb shit that pops into my head, the stuff that goes on fb a lot now, but not so necessarily shortform and without some of fb's other problems.

My last three LJ posts were about... 1) New Year's resolutions 2) some thoughts about things you lose in even a happy relationship 3) made-up holidays I celebrate/have celebrated

How often do you post? How about commenting? I was posting once a month for a long time. It's picked up. I've been iffy about commenting, which I feel bad about. I always read, though sometimes lately I skim long entries because my attention span is at an all time low, even for things I'm interested in.

A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far: oh hrm, I don't have one handy.

Some little caveats: I remember some of the things about LJ that made it easy and hard to connect with people. I think boundaries were sometimes weird on here. I like good boundaries! I like people who aren't a handful. Things that I acknowledge I am sometimes a dick about: religion, children, and American regionalism of the variety that usually looks like someone from (oh let's just say) California talking shit about the south, never having lived there. I get super pissy about that.

So hi. That's Freud's couch in my userpic. I used to be a little bit of a Freud fanboi.
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