Livejournal was the superior social media, so let's bring this shit back.
Facebook is designed to see who got knocked up after you graduated. And let's be real--how many pictures of puke-covered babies can you really stand? Reddit is a great source of entertainment and a fabulous way to waste time, but the recurring sense of anonymity takes something away from the experience. Funny pictures are awesome, but all 9gag, cheezburger, imgur are is the less-sucky half of facebook.
I want some real content. From people I know and respect. I want a dialogue that's public enough to be dynamic and private enough to be personable.
After several years of silence the TL;DR of my life is I'm sadly about to turn 27 and I haven't successfully smashed my head through a TV yet.
I'm in the process of recovering from a fairly routine surgery, stressed to the max about my boring financial desk job, and struggling with the concept of going back to finish a degree when I'm nearly 30. It might be the recent pressures, or the impeding birthday, or just the color of the sky, but I'm starting to realize that while I'm not wholly disatisfied with my life, I am definitely discontent.
Things are not the way I thought they would be, but then again, things have never been the way I thought they should be. That was the purpose of writing. It's funny to think back about all of the fosff wars of old. It was just a female version of Call of Duty. Teenagers fighting on the internet, pretending it was important. We were all going to be writers. We were all perfecting a craft. Most people didn't acknowledge that the bottom line of the whole endevor was almost always escapism. We made play-pretend appropriate for our age and it felt good.
I miss that feeling. I haven't found a play-pretend appropriate for 30. I'm starting to think the writing was the right answer.
So: Livejournal. I don't want to play-pretend with everybody, because I don't need to. At the end of the day review count/up-vote/comment number gratification is never really satisfying. It's the act of creating and daydreaming that was actually pleasurable.
At the same time, I'd like to be able to de-stress about my day and get through the week of numbers, and chores, and bills.
Behold, the utlimate forum.