BatB - Belle

Hiatus

I am going on a hiatus from my personal LJ.

I won't update here for a while, but you will find me at iconsecrets, elitesimplicity and maybe commenting to your journals from time to time, it is just that I won't update anything personal.

That is about it. Take care.
BatB - Belle

Friends-cut!

I am putting this here, because I just might get even more personal with my updates, so I am doing a friends-cut, again. Please remove me if you aren't interested in my personal life, feelings and whatsoever. I am a very emotional person, so things might get either very sad or very happy here.

Feel free to comment if you want to stay around, you don't have to though, I have some of you, I would never cut. But this time around I won't keep old friends out of sentiment, for the "old times" as I used to for the past friends-cuts. I don't mean any offense, and it has been great being friends while we actually communicated.

I guess I will stop rambling now, I think you all understand I just want to keep my lj tight and with people whom we communicate with frequently.

That said, again, please feel free to remove me, no hard feelings. It has been a great journey, I wish you great friends and people to connect with.

And for those of you who want to stay, I think I know the ones, you know I love having you around. ♥
BatB - Belle

V-gifts!

Thanks for the lovely dragon v-gifts to:

capelle, light_ofmy_life, naginis, violateraindrop, imaginary_lives,
phaust_, biliki, tomycoffee, setentpet, neke,
theriakx, nokitas, pamkips, fuuurs, mancalahour,
24_amends, and vetica.

You guys are so sweet to think of me. ♥

I might update with something that has more details to it later, maybe today or tomorrow!

But, feel free to spam, if you have free-time or feel bored, I always appreciate all of your company. ♥
Christmas

Blessed Holidays!



I wish you all a Merry Christmas and may whatever holiday you celebrate be delightful.
♥ ♥ ♥

I might have added here some cheesy-lines, but I think I shall keep them for the New Year's post.
11 - Bigger on the Inside

As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ

Snagged from vetica.

Originally posted by moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.

DW - 11/Amy

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

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I would like for once in my life have a peaceful Christmas, where there are no arguments or heated discussion, just family and people who I cherish and whom we share a special kind of respect with around. I just really want a day, it doesn't even have to be Christmas to feel like things are truly peaceful.

I wish you guys that too. ♥