Alex (terra) wrote,
Alex
terra

Hail, traveler, and hello.

Hi, internet person. You seem to have found my livejournal. Let's learn some neat things about it!

This is a personal journal, but only in the sense that I use it for personal purposes. It's not the place where I talk about my feelings, aside for occasional fangirl rage. My transcendental poetry about my dream experiences as a rare past-life werewolf are locked to me and me alone. It's not quite a fandom journal, as I participate in fandom with alarming irregularity and a reckless abandon, but, it is pretty close. Basically: this is my space, I post what I like. Most content isn't friends-locked, so you can get an idea of what's typical by browsing.

My fandoms are weird and you probably don't share all of them, and that is a-okay. I dabble, and sometimes I'll post about a certain thing once and then you'll never hear about the topic ever again. I love books: I have a soft spot for the English romantics and enjoy picturing them hunting vampires or perhaps starring in a fighting game of some sort. Tom Jones is probably my ideal work of literature, so clearly, my superpower is to leap terrifying pagecounts in a single bound. Sometimes I watch TV. I also have a love of Top Chef and other reality cooking programming. Things can always uses more foam. I'm a gamer. Generally, JRPGs of flavors various and sundry, but I've also been known to whip out the Age of Empires and rock the Byzantines all night long!! I experience many genres of videogame, really. Also, to complete my nerd level up and place the +5 crown of basement-dwelling on my head, I also read comics. I actively follow the Marvel Universe, I keep tabs on certain DCU peeps, and I read a lot of gritty crime grit grit comics with swearing and boobs.

I also treat history as though it were a fandom. My longterm boyfriend is the Early American Republic, but recent affairs include the long nineteenth century, the world wars, and the Norman Conquest. Me and the Early Republic? We're in an open relationship.

I make websites sometimes, and am the devious personality behind valiantknife.org. I am also the Alex that ran astarael.net, antigone.nu, and you might remember that if you are my internet stalker. (Internet stalker, please call me later, I've always wanted your autograph!)

Fandom participation can be found @ thespoils, my fic and icon community.

Basically, if you think a crossover between Twilight and Final Fantasy IV would be spectacular and completely fitting, this is probably a good journal to follow. If you want to speculate about what the livejournal alias of Thomas Jefferson would be, and whether Madison is really just his sockpuppet, this is also a good journal! Occasionally I dabble in some good old-fashioned pop-culture meta-commentary. But the internet is a silly place, and à Rome, fait comme les Romains.

So let's bust out that EFF AE CUE:

Can I friend you?
You can friend anyone, mysterious questioner, myself included! This isn't a coolkids only table, and I will most likely add you back.

Do I, uh, have to say anything?
If you want to drop me a line by commenting on this post, it'd be appreciated, because I like to know who's lurking about. But no, you don't have to. I'll almost always add you back regardless. The criteria for being my friend is generally wanting to be my friend.

Do you post anything friends locked?
Aye, thar be friends only content at this here journal. Possibly in imaginary pirate dialect. But it's mostly along the same lines of what you find posted here public, and locked posts are pretty rare.

Where is your layout from?
It's a stylesheet I modified from one of spire's. Yeah, I did some fiddling around in the S2 layers, and in the process I might have accidentally summoned a triple-mouthed beast from beyond the twelfth veil. Though I am fluent in HTML and CSS, I don't generally make my LJ customizations available. If there's enough interest, maybe someday, but it ain't my bag.
Tags: i mean it's lj how hard could it be
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