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Hello LJ world

Always doing the unfashionable thing, I finally gave myself an LJ account as a Christmas present. A very cheap present it was too, because I don't expect to be posting enough to merit a paid account.

I know BtVS fandom on LJ is no longer thriving as it once was, but I still look forward to making new online friends, connecting to existing ones, and getting better access to all the Buffy (or actually, mostly Spike) related goodness that can be found on LJ. I like all of BtVS and AtS, but Spike is the main reason for me to be in the Buffy fandom.

Due to a severe lack of time outside the holidays I won't be posting much, apart from the occasional vid or image. I don't manage to make more than 2 or at most 3 vids a year, but I still have some old stuff that I intend to post occasionally to make up for my lack of productivity. Also, I will do my best to comment on other people's work, but I'm afraid I won't have time to write anything longer or more thoughtful than your basic variations on "I like it".

Anyway, LJ here I come!

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rbfvid
Dec. 22nd, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Welcome, and there is nothing wrong with "I like it!" comments =)
double_dutchess
Dec. 22nd, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Many thanks for the welcome!

And I know, a simple comment like that may feel inadequate but it's much better than saying nothing at all. (Which, to be honest, I've been very often guilty of -- but at least now I no longer have the excuse of not having an LJ account.)
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shapinglight
Dec. 22nd, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
:Waves:

Nice to see you here - and no one is going to turn their nose up at 'I like it' comments. These days, you treasure every comment you get.
double_dutchess
Dec. 22nd, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
:Waves enthusiastically back:

Glad to be here. I know there's no turning the tide, but I'll try to compensate at least a teeny-tiny bit for the LJ decline.
sparrow2000
Dec. 22nd, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Welcome to LJ! The Buffy fandom may be quieter than in years gone by, but there's still lots to enjoy and some lovely people to hang out with!

And as others have said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with an "I like it" comment. All comments are cherished, however brief they may be.
double_dutchess
Dec. 22nd, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for your message! It's heartwarming to get such a friendly welcome.
misskittydu34
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
Again, welcome here ♥ Don't worry about being active, people post as much as they can, I'm not very active on Livejournal me neither :-)

I hope you'll enjoy being on Livejournal :-)
double_dutchess
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! So far I'm really enjoying it. And I'm in a flurry of posting and commenting now, but that will definitely change once the holidays are over...
comlodge
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
Hi there and welcome. I lurked for years, (not commenting either), had no intentions of posting and now I'm so addicted. It's a great place to meet like minded people and there is a wonderful little welcoming community here that I can so vouch for. :D
double_dutchess
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome! In fact it's the fear of addiction that has kept me from getting my own LJ account for years. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep myself from posting and commenting once I had one, and I really don't have enough time for that (outside the holidays, anyway). But now the damage is done :-)
red_satin_doll
Dec. 24th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome to this corner of fandom!

I'm three years new to it myself and folks have been incredibly welcoming and I've had a chance to really develop and grow as an artist here because of the encouragement my friends in the fandom have given me. (Plus, icontests are a great way to sharpen my skills. I've already left a comment on your fag_end submission btw.)

I hear that the fandom isn't as active as it was back in the day, or when the comics first came out - but there still plenty going on and new people coming every day.

double_dutchess
Dec. 25th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I've only been on here for two days and everybody has already been very welcoming, it's great.

So you're an icon artist? I could actually use some of those for my brand new account. If you have any to share, or have suggestions where I could get some nice ones, that would be most wonderful!
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kikimay
Dec. 25th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Welcome in the LJ fandom! There still are a lot of interesting discussions and fanworks. It's nice to see that, after all this time, there are still people who create thanks to BtVS.
double_dutchess
Dec. 28th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome! I have been lurking on LJ since around 2008, when I first watched BtVS, and it has never ceased to amaze me how many talented people are still being inspired by it.
teragramm
Dec. 26th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Any of the artists you see competing in these is incredibly talented, and they often have more icons listed on their journals than you'll see in those icontests. comlodge focuses her artstic endeavours on Spike; the recently departed pickamix did fantastic work; I also enjoy the work of tempertemper, teragramm, spikesredqueen; Thank you so much for such a kind compliment. I am truly touched.
double_dutchess
Dec. 28th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
I dont know if red_satin_doll will see your reply to her, but judging from what I've seen of your art at noel_of_spike I'm sure I agree with her. I'm going to check out more of your work on your LJ now!
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teragramm
Dec. 29th, 2014 05:57 am (UTC)
Welcome to LJ and the BVtS and AtS fandoms. People are very welcoming and I'm sure you will have a good time here.
double_dutchess
Dec. 30th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! I am already having a very good time, thanks to all the lovely people on here (including you). I just hope I will be able to keep it up after the Christmas holidays when my time will be much more limited.

What a great icon by the way! I totally share the sentiment :-)
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