Nov. 12th, 2015

terabient: 'where's my motivation' (PFSC: Motivation)
So I guess Tumblr has instant messaging instead of replies now? It seems to function exactly like Gchat except, you know, only on tumblr, and there doesn't seem to be a way to tell if someone is online or not (thank god). It's not really effective as a replacement for replies, though--and was there really a need to completely ditch replies to add chat? Probably not, but I guess Tumblr wouldn't be Tumblr if it didn't randomly remove and add features with no explanation.

Also, it looks like the ability to see if a tracked tag has new posts has been removed. Ugh. Tracking tags is how I experience the majority of tumblr; even with blacklists and muting people, I feel like my dashboard is too busy and varied for me to follow closely. So I use the tags to engage with people and fandom at large, but now they're inexplicably less accessible and I'm salty about it. >:T


Things I wanted to write about for this year's NaBlo:
-Characters I like and why I like them
-Pairings I like and why I like them
-Video games I like and why I like them
-The above, but replace 'like' with 'healthy dislike'

Things I have actually written about:
-None of the above

Well, that's not entirely true. I have written a bit about assorted shoot-'em-ups, but not at length and not much beyond "I LOVE THIS GAME PLEASE TRY IT TOO." It's not exactly what I was aiming for this month. I want to write some decent character/pairing analysis, something that's a bit more substantial than squee, and not about relating to a character--it feels like what little meta exists these days is focused on drawing comparisons between the writer's life and what happens to a character in canon. Which is fine, but I'm thirsty for something more objective. Less 'I like this character because we're both shy,' and more 'This character expresses shyness in this way [examples in canon] which I like,' ...if that makes sense.

Unfortunately I have a really hard time organizing my thoughts, even with a goal as simple as 'write about a character you like.' I keep trying to create a basic framework to keep from going off on tangents while I'm writing, but I haven't come up with anything satisfactory yet. OH WELL. I still have...uh, a little more than half a month left to work something out.
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