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Mar. 20th, 2008 | 03:06 pm
mood: solidarity!

I don't think people not posting for 24 hours will do any actual damage to LiveJournal. It's a symbolic gesture of solidarity.

You may think it's a silly gesture, not the one you'd come up with. That's how it goes. It's going to happen, a lot of us will be doing it, numbers count. I invite you to stand with us, even if it's silly.

We know it has their attention because that Nossik guy said so. I read his defense and it's clearer than the original article, but still. He knows only his part of LiveJournal. Fandom seems to be far away from his experience. All the people who own the system need to learn that we (I'm a fan, fanfic writer and reader, slasher, female, American: you are all some of those things too) are not like them. They can't assume that we'll want the same things as they do so they have to pay a lot more attention to lots of different groups. 6A clearly never learned that, I hope SUP can do better.

My part in this strike has nothing to do with religion or ethnic heritage, as my family is Russian Jewish on both sides and I could well be related to them. *waves to the ancestral homeland*

See you on the other side -- InsaneJournal, JournalFen, or back here, approximately 24 hours from now.

PS I got clearance to walk again! Slowly, and not much, and it hurts a bit, but hey! I can climb stairs and leave the house!

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itstonedme

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from: itstonedme
date: Mar. 20th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah you! Congratulations on getting the green light! Take very good care for the next little while. See you back here on Saturday.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! Am back and happy to be.

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kaige68

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from: kaige68
date: Mar. 20th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Cool beans about the walking!!! It's so much easier to use the pompoms when you walk, or can at least stand on your own. In fact yes, lets hold off on the walking w/ pompoms for a bit. But you can stand with them!!!!!

See you on the other side!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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I have to be careful or my knee aches, but still! Walking! It's so great!

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Trianne

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from: trianne
date: Mar. 20th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm deleting my LJ for 24 hours rather that just not posting. It seems to make more sense to me.
Glad to hear you're getting more mobile!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Solidarity, sister!

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Feel For Faith

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from: feelforfaith
date: Mar. 21st, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear you can walk again :).

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, I'm enjoying it thoroughly.

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