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I am bored.

I can't write, can't think, I'm filled with ennui, and I want to be out in the garden doing stupid-hard work, but it's going to be 100F, so I shouldn't be an idiot, right? (I have a total of - wait for it - 800lbs of decomposed granite to spread out. Oh, decomposed just means it's been crushed and tumbled so there are no sharp points. I actually like doing this sort of thing, it's great exercise and I like being able to DO it, if that makes sense? But yeah. It's hot.) Bleh.

So! I get to be with my in laws all day tomorrow which means today I am mentally preparing myself for all of the craziness. And so? I POLL!



*there is no scientific significance to this poll, so the first person that takes this shit seriously and corrects me on something - as happens almost EVERY TIME I DO A POLL, INEXPLICABLY - is the first person getting shoved into the pool while fully clothed. :D

Poll #1851330 WHERE YOU BE ON THE INNARWEBS

Without question, I spend most of my time on:

Livejournal
42(34.7%)
Twitter
7(5.8%)
Facebook
23(19.0%)
Tumblr
34(28.1%)
Pinterest
0(0.0%)
your mom's face
2(1.7%)
the couch wondering how this became my life
11(9.1%)
the dole
2(1.7%)
drugs
0(0.0%)

Without question, I spend the next significant amount of internet time on:

porn
22(12.3%)
livejournal
49(27.4%)
tumblr
22(12.3%)
twitter
27(15.1%)
facebook
25(14.0%)
myspace [lol]
0(0.0%)
pinterest
6(3.4%)
4chan
2(1.1%)
other - I will tell you in comments with links
26(14.5%)

Livejournal has become:

a ghost town - it's for old folks
25(11.5%)
a ghost town - I don't like Russians
4(1.8%)
a ghost town - I don't know how it works
9(4.1%)
a place for fanfic
56(25.7%)
a place for communities
47(21.6%)
a place for me to store my thoughts and no one reads me anymore
52(23.9%)
my best friend - I'm still getting the same amount of enjoyment that I did years ago.
25(11.5%)

Fanfic! People should always:

leave comments, even if it's banal
64(38.6%)
clearly mark warnings.
60(36.1%)
write only my kinks and pairings, tchuh
22(13.3%)
read my fanfic omg why won't you read my stories?
20(12.0%)

Fanfic on Tumblr!

I hate it. (Ugh, the 6pt type face, the backgrounds... No thanks.)
48(31.2%)
I love it! I don't have to do anything but read!
12(7.8%)
I love it! I enjoy reblogging and reccing!
10(6.5%)
I love it! I do the above AND I send a comment to the writer somehow!
8(5.2%)
I don't get the point - there's not really a way to interact.
76(49.4%)

The internet is for:

porn
49(14.4%)
porn
48(14.1%)
lol cats
48(14.1%)
reaching out to new people and making international friends!
43(12.6%)
reaching out for new porn
46(13.5%)
a combination of all of the above
75(22.0%)
a combination of all of the above minus porn, which means it's not really a combination, right?
6(1.8%)
I have no idea what I'm doing.
26(7.6%)

For Liz:

lol butts
23(16.4%)
butt icon!
13(9.3%)
Channing Tatum's derriere
22(15.7%)
other handsome butts
23(16.4%)
ALL OF THE BUTTS OF BUBBLE-NESS.
59(42.1%)

You can:

pick your friends, and pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose
31(17.6%)
pick your friend's nose. Just wait for them to be asleep.
27(15.3%)
get it if you really want it.
26(14.8%)
go hard or go home. (lol hard)
50(28.4%)
STOP MAKING UP QUESTIONS, LAURA. OMG.
42(23.9%)




Upon reflection, I think this actually IS a significant poll, and you should spread that shit like Nutella. <3

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hazyjayne
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Do you have a personal Tumblr?
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Well, it's the one I use to promote HDJM, but I use it for personal things, as well. heydontjudgeme.tumblr.com
enigmaticblues
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I still don't get tumblr. There are pretty pictures, and I've read fic/meta there, but... Yeah. IDK.

And the other site I spend the most time on is AO3, because I loves my porn fanfic.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
I really enjoy things about Tumblr. I really hate things about Tumblr, too. It's not a place for interaction, that's for sure (and I'm always *askance* when people try to use it that way.) Um, Tumblr is for scrolling.

AO3!!!! I love that site. <3
lynnenne
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
What if I WANT to be tossed into the pool fully clothed?
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
:D
*runs at you, grabs you around the waist, falls into deep end with you*
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soberloki
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
I spend too much time on Facebook, playing games. It's very sad. And addictive. And can you spare some energy, or some amber, or a crystal shard, OMG, I'm THISCLOSE to completing my latest quest, and then - damn it, another quest?

Seriously, these games are TORTURE for me. I have to FINISH EVERYTHING BUT THERE'S ALWAYS MORE OH CRAP.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
I have almost completely dumped Facebook, honestly. But then, that's more a reflection of who's on my flist there than anything else.
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stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
EVERYONE DID SO IT IS FINE SHE DOESN'T REALLY COUNT.

I'm with you on Tumblr. I like it for the pretties, but I don't want to interact socially there. It's not easy to do, it's not presented in a way that can be meaningful, so... It's for looking. Which is fine. (Well, you can have A comment, or maybe two, but it gets cumbersome if you want to have a conversation.)

I'm there with you (again - I like being with you, okay, Sam?) on LJ, too. I miss the fun I used to have here, but it requires participants. And there are less of them lately.

PORN PORN PORNY BUTTS IRON MAN.
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mpoetess
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Just a tiiiiny correction: I think you may have meant "LOL butts." LOL, an ancronym for "Laugh(ing) Out Loud," is properly spelled with capital letters.

Also your mom says hi.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I have a restraining order against my mom, so I hope you like going to jail.

Correction, jail is a place you're thrown overnight for getting sloppy drunk. Prison is where you'll be rooming with my mother, and I hope you're proud of yourself, because she is awful.

In conclusion, lol. (And I'm happy you chose correctly on #1.)
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dareu2beme
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
ground-breaking poll!!!! <3
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I MIGHT CHANGE THE COURSE OF MANKIND WITH THIS, I MEAN COME ON.
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fabrisse
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
I spend a significant portion of my online time at news sites (Washington Post, Guardian UK, Slate, Comedy Central, and, occasionally, New York Times. I used to read the LA Times online, but they're only for pay now.)
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
...uh, the internet is for PORN I thought? There's even a song about it? (heh.)
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mumsisdaughter
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Spending a lot of time sorting out my family tree so www.ancestry.co.uk, Genes Reunited and Find My Past. Furthest back is in my mother's family: James Ascroft born 1660, before The Great Fire of London. I can't get over the fact that a)I know his name and b) he lived 6 miles away from where I live. What can I say? My family are just not explorers!
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
You can thank the Mormons for all of that wonderful genealogy on Ancestry.com! Or you know, be irritated. I love having all of that information, too, I must admit. (It's fun finding out about your family. Heh, even if they weren't explorers. :D)
zyrya
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
My internet is for work, gaming, email, news and current affairs, keeping up with fambly, reading stuff, getting sucked into the black time hole of Cracked, shopping omg the shopping, self-diagnosis of weird illnesses, LJ and a little light twittering (but not Facebook), banking and bill-paying, recipes, pictures of cats, inspiration and research for house building/renovation, and watching the weather radar.

My power was off for two days recently, and my entire life went down with it.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
SO YOU USE THE INTERNET LIKE I DO I APPROVE AND CARRY ON.

Hogod, it is the WORST THING when you all of a sudden don't have access to the outside world. I feel like I've been dropped into an apocalyptic hellscape when my wifi goes down.
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menomegirl
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
It's way too hot to go outside and do shit. It feels like it's a zillionty degrees and it's *cloudy* atm. Fucking humidity.

stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
IT IS REPUGNANT OUTSIDE, AGREED. Then again, swimming... *scale hands*
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estrella30
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SUCH A SCIENTIFIC POLL OMG.

I feel like I WANT to be on lj as much as I used to, but I can read my flist like, ten times in five minutes. and when I post I feel like, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, LETS INTERACT PEOPLE COME ON and half the times its like...pffffffffft. I guess thats why I'm on twitter more esp at night when a lot of people I know are on because its a LOT more interactive and I need like, INSTANT GRATIFICATION WHEN I POST SOMETHING lol.

tumblr is fun! and pretty! and has pictures! and thats literally all it does for me.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
I TAKE MY RESEARCH FUCKING SERIOUSLY OKAY IT IS WHO I AM.

I feel the SAME WAY about LJ and I get a sadface about how it used to be. (Hahaha, I'm right there with you on the instant gratification aspect. ME, TOO.)

That's just about what Tumblr is for me, too. I see people refer to it as their blog and I'm all... how?
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ladycyndra
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
I voted in the Butt section too. YOU CAN'T STOP ME!!!
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
EVERYONE DID IT (voting) IN THE BUTT. Everyone.

And the correct answer is: CHRISTOPHER MELONI.
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brunettepet
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
I spend a lot of time on AO3 because I love the easy to read format of the postings. Well, I spend a lot of time cooking, too, but you're asking about internet habits!

brunettepet
Jul. 3rd, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
I commiserate with the grossness of the outside world and the future in-law bizness. I have a week in Kansas City coming up. Let the staring matches and over sweetened side salads begin! Seriously, does there have to be sugar in everything???
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fishwithfeet
Jul. 3rd, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid to tell you about this, but I really spend the vast majority of my internet time on Reddit

Now... within the greater reddit, is something I always wonder if you would enjoy, namely the subreddit (like a subforum) for Ex-Mormons

Reddit is also where I find news articles, political updates, cute pictures of animals, and things that make me question the intelligence of human beings in the publishing industry.

There is more. You could probably make a subreddit for HDJM and reach a wider audience too.
stoney321
Jul. 3rd, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Why would you be afraid of that? If I can control myself with metafilter, I can control myself with Reddit. (Hee!)

Ooh, that's not a bad idea!
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stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, sounds like how I internet. :D
stephanierb
Jul. 3rd, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)

I spend the majority of my time on Twitter, with Livejournal and then Tumblr coming in at second and third. I do miss the way Livejournal used to be, but there's still enough going on here with my current fandom to keep me coming back. And of course, there are still the friends that I've made over the years. Not all of them still post regularly, but a few do.
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
That's SO NICE to have an active fandom on LJ. I have active fan comms, but that's about it. (But then, I'm iffy on a large portion of my current fandom. We don't see things the same. WHICH IS WEIRD FOR ME.)

<3 I'm glad you're still around! Us old timers need to stick together. *smish*
tapati
Jul. 3rd, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
Livejournal is still a close third after my other two choices regarding time spent. FB is where most of my friends are now hanging out and I'm housebound/chronically ill so that's how I stay in touch. Twitter is how I network with new people and as I get closer to publication that's important. Livejournal is still my primary blog and I have a separate group of friends here (with some overlap on FB). I'm not remotely as happy with FB in most regards software-wise as I am with LJ (discussions are painful to have without threaded comments) but it's where my peeps mostly are now.

Never was into fanfic though I've enjoyed a few that people have referred me to. Nothing wrong with it, just not my cup of tea.

Not into internet porn. I'm close to menopause and just not feeling it. :)

If friends migrate from FB to something else, I'd leave it in a hot second. I'm at LJ to stay, though, even if it isn't as active. I still read a fair amount here because I get a bunch of feeds here and I do still have some actively posting friends though some went to dreamwidth. I like that LJ is a hotbed of social activism in Russia, that's kinda cool even if it leads to attacks that occasionally shut down LJ for a bit.
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Well, congrats to you on being published, that's tremendous!!

<3

(And I'm right there with you on Russia - I fully support how they've embraced LJ and get to use it to spread actual news and bypass propaganda.)
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tapati
Jul. 3rd, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
I am on Tumblr too but mostly reblog other stuff there rather than actively post. I'm organizing some of my book excerpts on wordpress now, too, in order, bc I felt I needed another space for that. Also on google plus in case FB dies and people migrate there, and am on pinterest where I store all the pretty pictures and recipes.

Edited at 2012-07-03 08:58 pm (UTC)
dovil
Jul. 3rd, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SERIOUS AND HERE IS MY SERIOUS OPINION! *makes serious face, slides glasses down nose*
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
OMG THIS IS THE MOST SCIENTICIANIST POLL OF ALL TIMES FER SERIOUS.

Thuper theriouth.
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drvsilla
Jul. 3rd, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Caveat: I run a tumblr for an organization, so by default I'm there at least daily setting up the queue with interesting things. I wouldn't be on tumblr nearly as much were it not for that.

After that, what I do most is email a lot of stuff, read random interesting articles/blogs/idek how I got here, and google.docs as I don't have word processing software. Now & again I like to put my faith in humanity into a real tailspin and read the comments on Yahoo! articles. lulz
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
LOL at idek how I got here. That's the Choose Your Own Adventure element of the internet that I find myself in almost daily.

YAHOO ARTICLES. That is def. the seventh circle of hell.
elizardbits
Jul. 3rd, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
METAFILTERS I GUESS

idek anymore internets
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
THIS I BELIEVE OF YOU. Man, it is so easy to get sucked in over there.
amyryd
Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm a little bit in love with the near even split between the Porn #1 option and the Porn #2 option in question #6. :) Thanks for the laugh!
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
I am laughing at that, too. Why not the second one? Is two porn selections too porny? Hahahahaha.

<3
regala_electra
Jul. 3rd, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Tumblr is so weird for fic. Especially those people who insist on having interactive, messy backgrounds with teeny-tiny font, flashing gifs etc. when you're trying to read a post of theirs. Or like, their face as a fixed feature of thier layout, sorry, I don't want to look at your face random person on Tumblr while I'm reading fic. I AM SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT.

It is however where fandom is most active so like, it sucks because it is a good place to put your fic out there and get people reading. Though I've noticed that people are putting in their recs/reactions into the notes of their reblog and it's like, omg tell me you liked it, I swear it'll be great to tell me I'll feel good and be able to figure out what I'm doing right.

It's not a good place to like, add warnings and I was really worried about that when I posted my latest fic and decided to just post the first 2K of the fic and add links to my lj and AO3 at the end as I wanted more explicit warnings at those sites so I wouldn't get someone yelling at me for like, super-double extra warning about the material.

I do sort of communicate with folks on tumblr, sometimes through asks and while I describe Tumblr as an exposed raw nerve that lacks the necessary layers of tissue to sort of calm everyone the fuck down, it can sometimes make up for it.

FYI I manage to read Tumblr without using any add-ons like Tumblr Savior or Missing E. Mostly because I can't look at Tumblr online at work, so I have to resort to my phone. I keep a decent list of folks I like and will unfollow when I reach my breaking point. (Mostly when someone keeps on being an asshole, especially if they're passive-aggressive about it. I tend to like assholes who are upfront about themselves.)

When I'm not reading my other haunts (like Cracked), I am reading probably more Disney blogs than I should admit. My particular favorite is easywdw.com - it's more a free site for people going to Disney World and how to set up touring plans for seeing things (and it's great for that, the guy gives out great advice and I've used his reccommendations twice in the last 2 trips to Disney), but he also writes hilariously snarky reviews and takes tons of photos. I love it when he snarks at other Disney sites and hardcore fans.
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
OMG, I love that you follow that guy on Disney's rec site. Snarky reviews = <3

I'm finding that the majority of fandom on Tumblr isn't my kind of fandom, so I've resigned myself to playing in my sandbox, get happy when people want to play, but not get upset that I'm not at the cool table. LOL, give me a glass of prune juice and the Blue Bird Special. :D

AND YES TO THE PICTURE ON SOMEONE'S TUMBLR WHEN I'M JUST TRYING TO READ PORN. (Oh, and Readability is my best friend. It converts people's TUmblr posts into basic readable files. YAY.)
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meridius
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
My other time wasting site is www.9gag.com
stoney321
Jul. 4th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh, can I get sucked in there. (And i09. And Cracked. And....)
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