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LJ 10th Anniversary!!! :)

Hi, luvs!

I just realized that it's close to my 10th anniversary here on LJ. I created this journal on October 24, 2006, made my first post on November 12th, and my first fic posting on November 21st (Announcement I: The Ready Room), introducing myself to the DC Comics community here on-line. Little did I know the friends I would make and the prolific writing in my future! Good times, good times. :)

I don't know if I'll come up with something for the anniversary, but I wanted to acknowledge it to all my friends here on my f-list, and who have stuck around when a lot of people took off for shinier baubles platforms. A big THANK YOU to all the people who have encouraged me during low points, celebrated with me in good times, and helped me with gifting me with paid accounts and extra icon userpics, which has really made life here more fun. :)

I've had a great time reading, writing, and hosting my Challenges over the years, too. The 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is my next-to-last Challenge, as I'm seriously considering doing something special for Wonder Woman next year to commemorate her first ever live-action movie. That will be my grand final Challenge and how better to do it than with one of my all-time favorite characters? :) I'm pretty proud of the many Challenges I've hosted (Complete List here) and another big THANK YOU to all who contributed during these past ten years.

It's been a rainy morning with plenty of fog, but we need the rain after a summer of drought. The leaves are turning bright colors and my sister and I are going to the orchard tomorrow to get fresh apples (can't get any fresher!). Life is good. Enjoy your weekend, my friends! :)

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catalenamara
Oct. 22nd, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
Wow, you have hosted a LOT of challenges! Bravo for all you've done for fandom. I agree doing a Wonder Woman challenge next year will be the perfect way to top it off.
bradygirl_12
Oct. 22nd, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
*bows*

Thanks, Cat! It sure was a lot of fun. :)

Going off into the sunset just feels right. :)
catalenamara
Nov. 5th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling - that it's time to go off into the sunset. "Devotion" was probably my last fanzine. Dovya and I had so much fun doing it and we've gotten a good response, but it's harder and harder to sell zines these days, and even if MediaWest hadn't crashed so badly I really can't afford to travel as much now as I used to. And, money aside, it's more difficult for me. So my days as a zine publisher are over. Interestingly enough, I'm now doing a lot more writing, and I'm really enjoying being able to devote so much time to it. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} again and congrats again for all the hard work you've put in over the years.
bradygirl_12
Nov. 5th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweets! I'm planning to wrap things up with a Wonder Woman Challenge next year.

I hear ya about zines. Their time is done as the main source of fanfic. It was a great era, though. Nothing like being the proud owner of a stack of zines at a con.

Now that you're free of zine publishing, more time to write! ;)

I guess Media West is still hanging on, though I have to wonder why. Talk about Deadsville! Worse than LJ.

Edited at 2016-11-05 09:51 pm (UTC)
gilda_elise
Oct. 22nd, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! There does seem to be fewer and fewer of us on LJ, so it's always nice to know that someone else is planning to stick around. :-)

Is there a reason you're going to stop doing challenges? You do them so well!
bradygirl_12
Oct. 22nd, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll be the one to turn the lights off. :)

Thank you, but alas, I would love to continue, but participation just isn't what it used to be. My list of previous Challenges not only shows a dwindling number of Challenges, but contributors, too. I might be the only one to submit to this year's Halloweeen Challenge! The tea leaves tell me it's time to retire the Mod Tiara. :)
mithen
Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* Wow, ten years! A decade! :D Thank you for sharing so much of it with me!
bradygirl_12
Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

You're welcome, Mithen! It's been an exciting decade here on LJ. Some of my best fannish experiences have happened here on LJ, not the least of which was getting to know you. :)
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