Epic Love, Gorn, Kirk

forevagreeneart


I have loved the stars too fondly

to be fearful of the night


So this is why my journal is empty despite the fact that it's almost 8 years old
Epic Love, Gorn, Kirk
forevagreeneart
Long ago, on an older, more innocent incarnation of Livejournal, I had a relatively active account. I lurked in several fandoms and posted here a couple times a month, mostly about me and my life and fandom-- fairly typical LJ stuff.

Then, in May 2007, this happened. Fandom was not happy. The Powers That Be behind LJ probably had good intentions, but the level of censorship that they were trying to impose was simply unconscionable, particularly to my young self (who was a bit of a drama llama). I didn't want to delete my LJ entirely, because it was one of my main methods of interaction with fandom at the time, but I also wanted to show my support for the people whose journals had been deleted for things like having "lolita" in their interests (LJ didn't discriminate between fans of the book by Nabokov [who they had apparently decided were pedophiles, despite that being the exact opposite of the point of the book] and people who were interested in the lolita fashion movement, which should give you an idea of how careless they were being in their wanton deletions).

So, my show of support was to empty my LJ. I deleted all previous posts and stripped my journal, only maintaining those features which would allow me to continue interacting with fandom friends. From there I slowly descended into lurkerdom, still an avid reader but less likely to comment or participate in discussions.

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Epic Love, Gorn, Kirk
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