Bold the Ones that Apply To You
1. If you can't access the site, you have a minor freak out - and a major case of hitting reload.
It bugs me when the site is down, especially since I have my journal embedded in my webpage. It irritates me that I can't read my friends list when I want to and I admit to minor freak outs and reload hitting in the past. I've mellowed though - either that, or LJ doesn't go down as much anymore. And yes, I have a minor spazz attack when I try to make changes to my journal when LJ is in 'read only mode'.
2. You found yourself composing journal entries during dates, movies, even sex!
No. Then again, I haven't been doing anything of the above lately. I would hope that when I finally am going on dates, watching movies and having sex, that I will have my mind otherwise engaged, ya know?
3. When you're out, you suddenly think of a witty reply to a comment somebody made to you... several days ago.
I don't get out much lately (or go out much) but yeah, I will sometimes think of a better reply that I could have written, either to an entry or to a comment. In relation to this, I also think of things I could have written in response to other journal entries or community posts, but I end up saying nothing - the 'witty reply' moment having passed me by.
4. You actually call it LJ and not Livejournal.
I call it both LJ and LiveJournal. My LJ. Are you on LiveJournal? Yay, LJ!
5. You've downloaded some sort of LJ program which has only the purpose of making entries easier to write without going on the site manually.
I use the Semagic client. I think that the LJ Portal is pretty nifty if you're going to update with a browser, but since I have Semagic, I don't use the portal.
6. You consider it a great offense if someone deletes you off their friend's list.
No. I understand that there are numerous reasons for someone to delete me off their list and so I usually just take them off of mine without a word said. There have only been a couple of cases where I felt sad when the person deleted me, as I honestly liked reading them. I do not think it a great offense though, ever.
7. The first thing you do every day when you go online is check your friends journals - even before checking your email.
Almost. While loading AOL (which takes forever on this computer) I open up a browser and usually head straight for my LJ friends filter to catch up on my LJ friends. I will read my email as well but I have more interaction through LJ than I do through email.
8. You actually paid money for a few extra pictures with a full account when you could actually just alternate pics when you want to for your screen icons.
I don't know, exactly. I have a paid account, that I know, which I recently renewed to extend into the new year. I have 15 icons but I know of other people who have more. I like having the 15 for variety.
9. When your friends ask what's new, you get mad at them because you already wrote it in your LJ and they didn't check it yet.
Most all of my friends read my LJ but for those who don't do the LJ thing, I don't get mad at them and usually there is a lot of catching up to do between us. Those who read my journal and the people on my friends list who listen to my phone posts, well, they know more about what's going on in my life than anyone else. I have to admit here, though, that I would tell Guy (my ex) to 'go read it - it's in my journal' - which bugged the hell out of him - but it's just that I didn't see a point in repeating myself if it was all there in my LJ, which he could read for himself. So I had to bold this one, even though it's only partially applicable.
10. You have put more time into LJ than all your assignments for the semester.
I have put more time into my LJ, period. Lately though, I've been neglecting to write and so that's why I'm filling this thing out. Because I feel bad about it. I'm not in school but I do have other things that I could be / should be doing.
11. You have more friends on LJ than in real life.
Alas, this is true.
12. You've met at least 50% of your LJ friends.
No. I don't think I've met any of my friends in real life (yet) except for already knowing gryffyn from high school, and I haven't seen her in years...
13. You can't seem to call your friends by their real names - only LJ names will do.
Not entirely true, but for the most part, I do call think of people by their LJ names, as it is the identity they put forth most - not many people say their real names much in this forum, or at least, rarely.
14. You've fallen in love with someone you met on LJ.
15. You have posted about a party or get together on your LJ... and random strangers showed up.
16. You are guilty of traveling more than an hour to meet someone with LiveJournal. (Extra points for traveling five hours or more)
17. You've written a protected entry about one of your LiveJournal friends. (Extra points if they eventually found out about it)
I think that this has happened.
18. You have written posts to notify people you're going to sleep.
I've not made little entries only to say, "I'm going to bed now!" but it has been part of some entries that I have made, yep and so I bolded this one just in case - same with the previous question.
19. You talk about your LJ friends to your real life friends all the time... like they're a part of your group.
I think of my close LJ friends as real friends, but I am not a part of any group and I don't hang out with friends who know one another or anything like that. I don't know if I should have bolded this one or not.
20. You've created a LJ community, and people actually post in it.
I have created an LJ community but no, people don't really post in it / them. And that's okay.
21. You've been recognized in real life by a fellow LJ'er.
Hopefully not lately. I'm not exactly in good form at this time. I've been having a lot of bad days.
22. You have friended someone because of their LiveJournal icon.
23. You have "pity friends" on your list, who you would defriend if you could.
Absolutely not. And if I happen to be one of those 'pity friends' on your list, do both of us a favour and take me off your list, m'kay? M'kay.
24. You've pimped one of your friends on journal, trying to get people to friend him/her.
I will mention my LJ friends in my entries from time to time, but I don't try to force people to be friends. It's much better when people discover one another!
25. Instead of doing research, you post difficult questions on your LiveJournal.
Although I do tend to ask a lot of questions and I always appreciate the input of my friends, I happen to be one of those geeks that actually likes doing my own research. : )
26. Your pets all have their own LiveJournals.
No, but I do have LJ Friends who have journals for their pets! My two cats, Lion & Hagrid, sometimes meow during my phone posts, but besides that, no.
27. You know, right now, how many people have friended you (without peeking).
I peeked. I have 63 mutual friends. This is subject to change.
28. You've stopped being friends with someone in real life because of something they've said on LJ.
29. You're guilty of posting sexy or nude pictures to get more people to friend you.
30. You have consoled yourself after a horrible day thinking "At least this will make a great LJ post"
Story of my life! Or at least it was, for a long time. These days, I've been holding back some and writing in my paper journals instead. I'm about to start page one hundred three of Journal #18. I've been making a number of 'friends only' phone posts lately that could fall into this category though.
31. You're jealous of people who have more friends and/or comments than you.
No. There will always be people with more or less than yourself in all aspects of life - including on LJ.
32. You have written a really great, solid post - only to be disappointed by the lack of good comments.
I hesitated on this one, because truly, I like to think that I write only for myself and I have written so many entries that have gone without comments that it doesn't usually bother me at all if no one comments. For me, it just feels good to have the outlet, to be able to write - and if it's a 'really great, solid post' - I can be happy just with that. BUT, being human, and having feelings and such, I had to bold this one because of course I've had times where I thought I wrote something that others might relate to, and hoped for feedback or comment-y goodness but received neither. I haven't held a grudge though and I can't think of any post in particular where this was a problem for me. I just thought I might be a bit hypocritical if I didn't bold this one, seeing as how, as much as I write for myself, I am aware that there are people who read my journal.
33. You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.
No. There are times when I rarely comment or don't comment at all, just as there are times when I go spastic with comments. I don't do anything to 'get more traffic' - I have no counter except for on my website, so I wouldn't know if people were looking anyway. (Yes, I once tried to install a counter on LJ but it didn't work, blah!)
34. You've deleted a post a few minutes (or hours) after you've written it, because it seemed lame in retrospect.
35. You give shout outs to all your LJ friends on their birthdays.
As I wrote on my LJ profile: I am terrible at remembering birthdays, even with this nifty feature --> birthdays. But now and then, I surprise myself and other people. Rarely though.
36. You have an additional, secret journal that hardly anyone knows about.
No. It's enough to just have this one.
37. You've broken up with someone - or ended a friendship - soley via LiveJournal.
I think that I sort of have, in a way, yeah. And vice versa. Blah.
38. You have gotten mean anonymous comments (bonus points for figuring out who it was via their IP)
Yeah. And I'd like my bonus points, please. Also, some people are just too obvious - and rude!
39. You've been reported (or reported someone) to LJ Abuse.
40. You've been featured on LJ Drama.
Not that I know of, but I've had plenty of drama in my journal, I must admit.
This last one is just stupid and should be deleted from the meme.