Since I knew that doing that will cause me to lose track of what order I added my userpics, I kept a list of my userpics in my profile in order added - but I'm starting to run out of room on my profile now, so I moved it here and reformatted it into a table that hopefully looks better than the old layout.
Note that this excludes the following:
- Old versions of these userpics
- Alternate versions of some of these that I made to protest SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/etc. a few years ago
( Here they are! )
Although the whole point of these multiple LJ-cuts is for ease of navigation (i.e. if I reference a Matt1993ism in the definition of a Matt1993ism in a different section, I'd link to the proper section), I haven't had the time to actually go through and add all these links, so stay tuned for that. I also thought about adding artwork for certain entries *cough*/crazymegavideo/*cough*, so stay tuned for that too. :)
As I said in the old glossary, if you spot a Matt1993ism I used that I haven't defined here, or if FoxReplace messes up the "pucker up because it's time for lunch" entry again, etc., please let me know :)
EDIT: Added some more Matt1993isms and tags, but still need to add the links and artwork. I'm also pretty sure there was another Matt1993ism that I still forgot to add...
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But WHY are you continuing to make me worry about everyone hating me for still liking/using/refusing to leave LJ? It's been nearly TWO MONTHS, and not one person has actually said "I hate you because you still like LJ", and I've actually met several new friends who are on LJ and not DreamWidth. So why are you still making me worry about it?! Anxiety, you're ruining my life!
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Silly reference to my first entry ever aside, yes, I'm done copying all my LJ entries to DreamWidth! Well, except for community entries... and making sure that all of my entries copied over the way they're supposed to... I still have a long ways to go. My LJ was kind of a non-Euclidean mess already, and now I'm having to make sure that nothing looks too weird when it was transferred to DreamWidth. If you see anything that looks like it didn't copy over correctly, let me know.
Now I'm going to test to see what happens if I post a poll in a DW entry that gets cross-posted to LJ...
Which of these random non-video-game characters I picked off the top of my head would Bowser be most likely to try to kidnap?
Anya (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Arwen (Lord of the Rings)
Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Character 22 (mezzacotta)
Agent Einstein (X-Files)
Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)
Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)
Heart (Circle Versus Square)
Holly (Lightning Made of Owls)
Marzipan (Homestar Runner)
Meridien (Lightning Made of Owls)
Agent Reyes (X-Files)
Samantha (Lightning Made of Owls)
Agent Scully (X-Files)
Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Dear owners/maintainers of _dreams_, add_me, asperger, corrupted_wish, goodbandnames, iwish, newfriends, omgrandom, randomthought, strongbademail, suggestions, synaesthesis, the_number_206, and even thequestionclub and ask_me_anything since I know I posted in at least one of those two (and also any community that I forgot I've posted in):
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMUNITIES UP AT LEAST UNTIL I HAVE EVERY ENTRY I POSTED IN THEM SAVED SOMEWHERE.
The sky is falling,
Before I create a DW account, though, I still have a few more questions:
- What happens to the userpics on my entries if I start having them be automatically copied over to DW before I upload the same userpics to DreamWidth? Will the keywords still be there so that if I upload userpics to DreamWidth with the same keywords, they'll show up where they're supposed to? (Does DW even use userpic keywords?)
- Can entries that are automatically transferred from LJ to DW be edited manually when they're on DreamWidth? Because I might have to if something in them doesn't get copied over.
- I want to backup my entries in my own journal AND my entries in LJ communities to DreamWidth so the latter won't be lost
- Which of the communities I mentioned do you think has the highest chance of being deleted anytime soon? That way I can start with those.
EDIT: Created my account on DW - my username is still matt1993. (Is there a way to link to a DW account from LJ or vice versa, like with the <lj> tag?) Anyway, I'm still setting up a lot of things on DW, but if I list you as a friend on LJ and I know your DreamWidth username, I added you there as well. If I didn't add you yet, then add me on DreamWidth and I'll add you back (if you have different LJ and DW usernames, tell me your DW username through LJ or vice versa). :)
This is scaring me... now I feel the need to check all other websites I like (or at least the ones I mentioned here) to make sure they're still up. :(
...that I just discovered I can't listen to because the CD/DVD player in my computer apparently stopped working at some point between February and now. :(
(EDIT A DAY LATER: Got it working again with ellaina02's help! Yay! Future self, if you're reading this and having the same problem: I had to go to Device Manager and uninstall the CD drive, then restart Windows so it'd automatically reinstall. No more websites I like have gone down between my time and when you got to play Super Smash Bros. 5 at that Enya concert, have they?!)
And when I got home, I finally got to watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! I've been wanting to see that ever since it came out eight years ago! :)
Also, I took this screenshot on Wednesday (I think), so it's a little outdated now, but:
I can't believe I joined LJ closer in time to when it launched than to the present. Why do I have the sudden urge to yell at kids to get off my lawn? :)
There were probably more things I wanted to post about but I forgot because I'm disappointed about not getting to listen to my new CDs yet. :(
Since this is a completely uneventful day, I'm going to finally get around to posting some things I've been meaning to post.
Here's some more of the results of when I revisited quizzes I first took years ago:
I don't know why I'm bothering to revisit all-you-have-to-do-is-enter-your-name quizzes, but this time around I got:
What will your Wanted poster say?
WANTED FOR: Baking a pie with a file inside to help get your lover out of prison
REWARD: All the corn you can eat!
Just how EVIL are you?
Last time I was 12% evil. Now it's 3% evil.
Still General Hospital, but the marker was placed correctly this time
In other news, I finally got around to updating the list of amiibo I own in my LJ profile a while back - I just never posted about it until now.
And does anyone here remember the game Chip's Challenge? Well, this may be old news to some of you, but recently I found out that Chip's Challenge 2 was FINALLY released after so many years! :D
So, hi new people! Sorry for all the inside jokes that would've made much more sense if you'd been here 7 or 8 years ago. Before you go asking me what "HWHD" or "WTCN" or whatever means, visit my FAQ and glossary of Matt1993isms (taking into account that the former is fairly up-to-date but the latter was last updated in 2011).
Anyway, onto the important stuff:
I THINK I read all of your comments. I know why people are moving to DreamWidth (well, NOW I know, but until now I'd heard a lot of seemingly different reasons and wasn't sure which, if any, were accurate), and I agree that it would be a good idea for me to create a backup journal on DreamWidth (or maybe another site) because who knows how long LJ will be around and how long anyone else will be on LJ at the rate things are going.
But at the same time, LiveJournal has been one of my favorite hobbies, if not my #1 favorite hobby, for over a third of my life (I'm 23, turning 24 in July, and have been active since February 2009 when I was 15½). So I am NOT going to leave LJ entirely. There is no way I can - it's just too much of a part of who I am, and I really hope that one day it goes back to the way it was.
I've finally decided that my plan is to have a LiveJournal AND a DreamWidth (or a LiveJournal AND an account on some other journal site). In fact, I would start creating my backup account RIGHT NOW if it weren't for the fact that I need to decide what site to backup my LJ to.
I'm going to need a site that has most, if not all, of the features that I use on LiveJournal - I want to make my DreamWidth (or whatever) similar enough to my LJ that it will be REALLY easy for me to adjust to using both.
This means I want to find a site with:
- A way to make TWO accounts. I've been wanting to make a separate journal on LJ for dreams for a long time - now that THIS just happened, when I finally get around to making a LJ dream journal, I'd want to have a backup of that on DreamWidth or whatever as well.
- The ability to use at least 116 userpics, because that's how many "regular" userpics I have right now. (I'd VERY strongly prefer the limit be significantly more than 116, though.)
- A way to make a profile and interests list similar to what LJ has.
- A friends page.
- A way to automatically backup my old entries and the comments on them to the new journal - with the mood, music, location, repost buttons, images, videos, tags, timestamps, friends-only status, custom friends groups, and probably something else I forgot intact. (A lot of you said DreamWidth lets you import entries and comments with most of these intact.) Or, at the very least, I need it to be possible to manually add whichever of these things would not automatically be transferred. (cactus_rs, you said that I'd lose images and videos - you don't mean that images and videos can't be used at all in entries on DW, do you? :( Though I guess I could just have the videos be replaced with the URLs for them if I have to...)
- A way to upload images similar to ScrapBook - and with them having the same privacy settings as entries.
- A way to have comments be screened.
- A way to make the journal style similar to the one I'm using here. By this I just mean I don't want it to be TOO drastically different - I think any yellow layout would work. And this only applies to my journal - other pages on whatever site I backup my LJ to don't have to look anything like LJ in terms of design as long as the features I need are there.
- Probably something else I forgot. I'll edit this entry if I remember anything else.
How many of these features does DreamWidth have? Does another site have more of these features? Am I making any sense whatsoever? (I've been misunderstood a lot before. I REALLY hope that doesn't happen here...)
This is making me so sad... In 2015 or so, LJ was already a lot less active than it used to be - now it feels like everyone who hasn't already left is leaving! :(
1) Homestar Runner didn't update at all today, even though they did for April Fools' Day 2014, 2015, and 2016, and April Fools and Halloween are almost the only times they ever update nowadays.
2) I don't think many people noticed my April Fools prank at all.
For reference, my April Fools prank was this entry; however, when I first posted it (on March 31 in my time zone, but late enough that it was April 1 already for some of you), it was an exact copy of my first entry. Then I waited a few minutes or so and changed it to a copy of a different past entry in the same way... then changed it to another after a few more minutes, and so on - basically, if I was at my computer, I'd change the entry anywhere from once an hour to once every few minutes. (At first. I gradually updated it less and less often because it seemed like no one was noticing...)
By "exact copy", that means including the subject line, repost button, userpic, tags, mood, music, location... basically, everything except the timestamp, the comments, and friends-only status [though, of course, the only friends-only entries I used were ones that probably would've been fine being public]. And anything that I intended to change each time but accidentally forgot sometimes. Though if I used an entry I'd posted in _dreams_, autism, or asperger, I added a notice saying that it was cross-posted (even though I don't think copying a community entry to my own journal years later for April Fools' Day actually counts as cross-posting).
I chose the entries semi-randomly, sometimes by going to my Calendar for random years and months and picking a random entry I'd feel comfortable posting again, and sometimes by just putting in notable entries that I remember and wanted to include in this prank at some point. Some entries were used more than once.
And just to mess with your heads even more, I thought it might be fun to come up with a hypothetical FUTURE entry and add it into the mix! That's what the 2023 year in review is for. It ended up being my favorite thing about this prank, so I left that one up significantly longer than any other single entry.
Now that April Fools' Day is over, all the entries I ended up using are listed below for posterity. (Don't expect the repost buttons to work correctly, though...)
( The entries that you could've sworn that you'd seen already and/or that they said something completely different a few minutes ago, in order of their first use in this prank )
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2023. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".
← 2022 2024 →
Happy New Year! :)
WHOA. SOMEHOW A COMMUNITY FOR MARIO/ENYA CROSSOVERS HAS EXISTED SINCE AUGUST 2019, YET I DIDN'T CREATE IT AND ONLY JUST NOW FOUND OUT ABOUT IT. If that's not a sign that I need to remake PrtSc Land, start posting backwards lyrics again, and/or finish Moya's Space Log, Mario's Loxian Odyssey, and F.L.U.D.D. Mk. II Shows the Hidden Heart, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.
THERE'S FINALLY A 208TH STRONG BAD E-MAIL!!!
(Wait. That was nearly a year ago, and I still haven't made that Humidibot Jr. userpic?)
Hello. We are Matt's amiibo collection. We have become self-aware, and we decided that this is our journal from now on.
(no posts this month)
(no posts this month)
(no posts this month)
(no posts this month)
(no posts this month)
No, my amiibo collection didn't really become self-aware and take over my journal. That was an April Fools prank, even though I was too depressed about LJ drama to feel like saying so for six months. Who would've guessed that marioenyacrsvrs, of all communities, would be even worse than asperger was back in the 2010s?! :(
(Great. I have to link to the three most drama-filled entries I've ever seen AGAIN?!)
I hate to get political, but... if MatPat gets elected, I'm definitely leaving Mars and moving to the Moon. O_O
Will people PLEASE quit blaming the year 2023 for the bad things that happened in it?! So far, THREE people have overreacted when I told them my wife and I got married on October 19. I never thought I'd say this, but can't they go back to complaining about 2016?!
The Martian new year is coming up soon, too, so stay tuned for the Martian Calendar Year in Review!
February 9, 2017: Finally actually watched it over seven years later!
And enjoyed it as much as I thought I would, but still... SEVEN YEARS.
And I kind of know why I put it off in the first place (apparently the Christmas present from that year that I was the most excited about it was New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and that was also the era when I was trying to work as hard as I could - sometimes - on a redesign for Ours Will You 1-Up that I never finished), but... how did that turn into a seven-year-and-two-month-long delay?! That's even longer than the delay before Enya finally released Dark Sky Island! And longer than how long Marzipan was out and about!
( Valentine's Day and/or love quizzes )
Also, since some of you probably don't know this about me yet: Even though I'm single, I love Valentine's Day! And I love Valentine's Day candy and I think romance can be so sweet. (I happen to have a userpic with half of a candy heart in it, so I know that kind of makes it look like I was in a bad breakup or something, but no, I've never been in a relationship at all - I just made the userpic so I could reference a backwards lyric.) Anyway, my point is, the only thing that makes me depressed on Valentine's Day is people complaining about how much they hate Valentine's Day. It always makes me feel like they'll hate me for liking Valentine's Day... :(
So if you're planning on posting some sort of rant about how you hate Valentine's Day and how anyone who likes it is clearly delusional, etc... go ahead, but would you mind putting it under a LJ-cut or having a special tag for it so I can easily skip it? Please? :)
I think my 1, 9, 2, and 0 keys want a break now. :)
(I say that right before I have to type all those years one more time for the tags on this entry...)
The first time I took that quiz, it said I had an 80% chance of surviving a T-Rex attack. Now it's:
You'd have a 66% chance of surviving
You have an above average chance of surviving a T-Rex attack. You are able to recognize what the real dangers are as opposed to the imaginary ones. Go team!
Less than before, but it's still a lot more than what I feel my actual chance of surviving would be.
My first date faux pas is still "Talking about your ex!" which still doesn't quite make sense because I've still always been single in the years since I took this quiz. I do talk about the past in general a lot, though...
(And yes, instead of just saying "Lies!" in that old entry, I put in a random backwards lyric that happened to have the word "lies" in it. I was weird back then. ;) )
My epitaph this time is:
Don't mess with the Mafia
That was one of those all-you-have-to-do-is-enter-your-name quizzes, so of course it's a different result now.