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Mixed Bag of Whatever

1. Little one had her birthday on Thursday -- she's now five!

2. Finally saw Iron Man last night! Yayz! I know that I've been leaving random bits of squee on everyone's LJ already, but I hadn't actually seen it yet. No plot bunnies, though, so don't worry.

3. We took the girl to a friend's house while we went to dinner and the movie - and she came back with painted fingernails. One hand is red, the other is blue. It's so cute. She's turning into a regular little girl. :)

4. I'm feeling somewhat better today, but still having a sore stomach. I hope it's gone by Monday, because being sick so close to the end of school is sucky.

5. Oh, yeah, it's our anniversary today. Sixteen years. :)

6. A meme to finish off the post, stolen from cuyler_morgan:

ABOUT YOUR JOURNAL
1) What is your username? How did you come up with it?
htbthomas - it's a combination of my husband's two names, my first name and our last name. I've kept it for fandom, because it's generic enough to use for everything.

2) Have you renamed before? If so, what were your old names? if you haven't renamed, what names would you want to rename to?

I've never renamed, but I might open a separate journal at some point to keep fandom and personal separate. I actually created a separate journal for my original fiction, if/when I ever write any! :D It's totally empty right now.

3) How much does your userinfo say about you?
It tells a little about me in general terms, and then a lot about me in fandom terms! This is primarily a fandom journal, after all.

4) How long have you been on livejournal?
Since August of 2006.

5) What is the longest amount of time you've gone without posting?
I think two weeks. I don't post every day, just because I want to actually have something to say. Posts of mixed whatever, like today, are very unusual.

6) On average, how many entries do you post per day? (divide how many total entries you have by how many days you've been on LJ.)
.073 per day.

7) What are your posts normally about?
Fandom or memes. Some personal entries, but those are mostly f-locked, and few and far between.

8) Is your journal friends only? Why or why not?
It's semi-friends only, though it's not marked as such. If I wouldn't want random strangers reading the entry, I lock it. But most of the time, I'm too much of an attention seeker! :D

9) Does your journal have an actual title or are you merely USER @ livejournal?
Title: Throne Room of the ECQ
Subtitle: ...or Barbara's LJ

10) How long do you see yourself staying on livejournal?
As long as the fandom obsession lasts. I expect that I'll move on eventually, though this place is ever-changing, which means it'll hold my interest longer. So far I don't see any sign of it waning. I think the close relationships I've formed here have made all the difference!


ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS LIST

11) How many people are on your friends list, not counting private journals, media journals, etc?
203 -- I'm always looking for new friends. Though quite a few of those people are not frequent posters. I may actually do a friends cut at some point. *shocked*

12) How much do you talk to people on your friends list off of livejournal?
I talk to van_el and mark_clark almost every day (and foxtwin, but that doesn't count *wink*). Then there are ten or so other people that I chat with regularly. My IM is filled with LJ people, though.

13) Do you do friends cuts? Why or why not?
I haven't done a general one yet, but at some point I might need to.

14) Do you regularly participate in friending memes? If not, how do you normally find people to friend?
I have participated in a couple of friending memes, but only one was really great - the one foolish_grin hosted a couple months ago. I usually find friends based on communities or mutual friends. Every once in a while I'll do a search for people based on interest.

15) How often do you add new friends to your friends list?
All the time. I'm not sure if I'll ever stop.

16) Do your friends have to have things in common with you?
Yes, everyone on my f-list shares at least some fandoms with me.


ABOUT YOUR ICONS / USERPICS

17) How many userpics do you get maximum? How many of those slots do you actually use?
I have 140. I use every slot. :D

18) Do you mostly use icons made by yourself or by others?
I mostly use others' icons, with credit, though there are some I've made because I wanted a specific image.

No #19

20) What fandoms are most frequently seen in your userpics?
Superman-related and Spider-Man related

21) How do you find icons to use?
Mostly through comms. Quite a few have been made on request! *hugs those people*

22) How often do you upload new icons to use in your userpics?
Everytime I have a new subject to post about. I also try to make my icon names sort of general so that I can update them with new images. For example, "Chimmy" has had several versions over the last two years. So when I replace a pic, the new one gets used in all my old comments with that userpic name.

23) Which of your userpics do you use the most?



24) Which of your userpics do you like the most?
They're my babies! I can't decide!

25) The old maximum number of userpics was three. Could you see yourself "surviving" on three userpics now?
Absolutely not.

26) What do your userpics say about you?
That I'm a bit eclectic? That I'm obsessed with superheroes?


ABOUT YOUR FANDOMS

27) Which fandoms are you most active in?
Superman Returns and Smallville. I wish I had more Spider-Man bunnies, but they aren't coming around to play anymore. :(

28) What do your choice of fandoms say about you?
Obsessed with superheroes, once again.

29) Do you make friends based on fandom?
Oh, yes. I love that part of fandom.

30) How many fandom communities are you a part of?
63.

31) Do you join fanfic or icon communities or only the general communities?
Mostly fanfic and icon, with a few general.

32) How many fandom communities do you moderate?
Only one. And it's a seasonal thing, supes_mv_awards. It's actually time to blow off the dust and get it ready for the 2008 awards again.

33) How often do you check fandom communities for new posts?
Every time there's an update on my friends page.

34) Do you contribute to fandom? if so, by way of what?
I contribute fanfic - and here I also contribute snark and silliness.

35) Have you ever read (or been featured on) fandom_wank?
I've read it, but not often. And I hope to God I'm never featured. But I fear I will be someday...

36) What is one thing you wish you could change about fandom?
The wank. I do enjoy a bit of disagreement on fandom points, otherwise, where's the fun? I hope that this LJ can be a place people can respectfully disagree with me and each other and still remain friends.

Comments

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lastwordslinger
May. 10th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
IRON MAN! BWEE! I get really happy when people on my f-list see that movie, heh.

Congrats on the birthday/anniversary wonderfulness!
htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
It's been funny to read all this fic and squee before even seeing it, but I knew I'd like it. And van_el has literally been pimping it to me for MONTHS, OMG. :) So I had to!

And thanks! It's a big week around here. :)
seacrystal
May. 10th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
I've always loved that Crackville icon. :D

Just curious, what's fandom_wank?
htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
:) chickadilly rocks.

And fandom_wank is a comm on JournalFen. People post instances of wank gone awry, multi-fandom. Distracting and disturbing all at once.
seacrystal
May. 10th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
I took one look over the Smallville archives... scary indeed.
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htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you like the movie, I certainly did. And thanks!

She was so upset today when I told her she'd have to remove the polish before school on Monday! I'll have to get her some more soon.
bretzysdude
May. 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats on birthdays/anniversaries!

htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's really hard to believe sometimes that it's been this many years. ♥
sean_montgomery
May. 10th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
*gasp!* It's your anniversary, Mom??

Happy Anniversary! *runs to grab teh Twin so she might do the same*
htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yep. We celebrated last night instead of today, with seeing the movie. :)
taro_twist
May. 10th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Happy Bday to Ashlyn and congrats on the anniversary. Woohoo!

Yay for Iron Man, too. I've been hearing such splendiferous things about it. :D I'm hoping to see that tomorrow *crosses fingers*

And the old userpic limit used to be three??? How ... how did people survive back then? *shudders*
htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We are kind of amazed at how long we've been married now. It sneaks up on you, really.

And I know you'll like the movie. I even hope for fic/art! So many of my DC friends are great writers and artists, that I would just *die* if you all wrote/drew some IM. *nudge*

I know! Three! The horror!
kuhpuh
May. 10th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
htbthomas
May. 10th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
hyacinthian
May. 11th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary! :D :D

16 years! You should be proud of yourself!
htbthomas
May. 11th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! We are proud, but pretty much amazed every year that passes. I'm lucky to have a guy who puts up with my many and varied obsessions. :)
thrace_adams
May. 11th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to the little one!!!! Happy Anniversary to you and the hubs!!!! 16 years that is AWESOME!!!!!

Guess I'll have to move Iron Man to the top of the list :) Sounds like a good flick.

And I love your veggie tales icon :)
htbthomas
May. 11th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I can't believe it'll be 20 in a few years! :O

Yes, do go see Iron Man. It's awesome!

Oh, yes, I love Larry (and my lips)!

Edited at 2008-05-11 02:34 am (UTC)
bistyboo1974
May. 11th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
No plot bunnies, though, so don't worry.

Me neither. ;) I don't have enough IM background knowledge for that!

HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY! ♥ AND HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOUR LIL' PRINCESS! *huggles*

htbthomas
May. 11th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, well, I might write a one-shot for a birthday sometime along the road, and read other people's stuff, but for now? *shrugs*

And thanks! It was nice to have a night out Friday, and Princess had a great birthday dinner the weekend before. :)
bistyboo1974
May. 13th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Well, if you come across any good IM fics in the meantime, let me know! :D
onightingale
May. 11th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!
htbthomas
May. 11th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! ♥
fairfax_verde
May. 13th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm dying to see Iron Man but we have babysitter challenges. Congratulations on the birthday and the anniversary! I still think it's cool that our girls are the same age and we've been married almost the same amount of time (it was 17 for us in April).

I painted Veronica's nails on Friday before we left for the beach. She was intrigued when she saw me doing mine, which I rarely do. She was also disappointed I'd have to take it off before school this morning :(
htbthomas
May. 13th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
We took her to a friend's house - it would have been the cousins' house if that hadn't worked out. But I know exactly what you mean. Babysitters can be tricky.

I never paint my nails... pretty much ever, so it was a totally brilliant and new idea to her. :D
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