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shocolate ([personal profile] shocolate) wrote2011-09-04 12:58 pm
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So.

With HP over and me starting a new job, while single parenting, with buttons both at secondary school, plus finding a new house... too busy... I am going to have a huge flist cut of people I don't know.

Sorry, lurkers, but I want this to be under control.

If you're here for fic, which I'm not sure there'll be much of, in the future, anyway, then there is some way of doing a new post alert on shocfix on InsaneJournal.

I'll leave this unlocked, for people who wonder why I'm not posting, so if anyone gets cut by mistake you can comment and say, 'pfffrt, shocolate, I'm the one you had that long conversation with about Prince Bertil of Sweden!' and I will correct my error...

ETA : I now have 171 people on my flist, yet am still on 754 - this was not in one cut - this is over the last eight years... so if anyone hasn't seen a post from me for ever, and suddenly this unlocked one has popped up - feel free to remove me, and we'll both be tidyer for it.

[identity profile] glorafin.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Tidy is overrated. I quite enjoy seeing you pop up unexpectedly on my flist even though it reminds me each time we never were friends. :)

[identity profile] rosina-alcona.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I really wish livejournal let you view the people you have friended, instead of everyone, because I have lots of journals in my list who I defriended years ago who haven't defriended me, and it irritates me so much!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
me too - 500 I have never heard of, on top of the ones I actively defriended!

[identity profile] rosina-alcona.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Being down to only 171 is really impressive though (although I couldn't bear the '1', I'd have to tidy it down to 170 exactly)

[identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a hassle to set up in the beginning if you have a huge flist but reading on a filter is how i manage my comms/people I'm not longer friends with. It makes it a bit more manageable even though it still frustrates me to know they're there.

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
there are a couple of people I didn't dare cut...

[identity profile] ook.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
*waves* So long and thanks for all the fic. :)

(I totally had forgotten I had ever friended you -- it was probably during the heyday of HP fic. Take care and stay well.)

[identity profile] glorafin.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I have trouble understanding why. They shouldn't clutter your flist at all. The only place they appear is on your profile page, and if it bothers you, I think you can ask for them to be hidden.

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
you are very welcome - there hasn't been any fic for ages...

take care.

(I agonised over this post, because I don't need wank, but I thought vanishing without trace is worse than suddenly popping out on people who have forgotten all about me!)

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought she meant on the add/remove friends thing - I had to go through 21 pages of people, hardly any of whom I have friended... I should be able to remove the others?

[identity profile] rosina-alcona.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
It annoys me when I look at my 'manage friends' page, because I'd rather just see people I've chosen to friend, makes things less cluttered and easier to manage.

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
yup - you can't manage them at all - you can't do anything!

[identity profile] rosina-alcona.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Even a filter by 'green arrows', 'blue arrows' 'mutual' would work better!

[identity profile] mozster.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Totally understand. Hope to see some more fic again from you in the future. I shall keep my eyes peeled.

Best wishes!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you cupcake... I do not know how people with full time jobs find the time, but we'll see...

[identity profile] harrysmom.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 05:13 pm (UTC)(link)
How did you manage to cut more than 3/4 of your list? I am quite impressed!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
well, that is many tidies, over the years... I didn't do THAT many this time!!
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[identity profile] oncelikeshari.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Nobody can call you a big name fan now!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
nope - I'm just a person with a job, who hates Twishit!

[identity profile] harrysmom.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
who hates Twishit!
AMEN to that!!

[identity profile] napchic.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
My God, but what a difference a few months makes. :)

I'm so proud of you. I often find that to be true, but your life has upended several times over the last few months, and the fact that the last HP film was the minute least of those... And, I'm not ashamed to admit it was a kick in the gut for me and, at times, a very small part of me feels like the last guest at a party that ended an hour ago, and I'm desperate not to go home...

I just... Look at you :) Look at you being amazing :) I live among amazons on this flist of mine, in this lovely little LJ world. They can do anything.

Go be wonderful. Ron will be waiting. :)
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[personal profile] plotbunniofdoom 2011-09-04 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I know that on InsaneJournal there is a way to ban people from your journal so they don't appear on your flist anymore even if they still have you friended.

Not sure if LJ have the same thing though.

[identity profile] matildabishop.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a total lurker now but don't cut me. I still love you.

[identity profile] jaymac74.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Total lurker here!

Thank you for all the fic and Dan Rupert news/interviews over the years and info about the theatre trips. It has been a wonderful way of keeping in touch with home and city life since my move to being a country bumpkin in Tasmania.

Good luck with the new job and house hunting - I hope I am not cut but che sera!!
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[personal profile] sherylyn 2011-09-04 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Life changes as kids grow up and all sorts of things happen. I hope this helps make life a bit more manageable for you!!
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[identity profile] chickadilly.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
*clings*

[identity profile] black-splodge.livejournal.com 2011-09-04 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
So long, and thanks for all the fish x

[identity profile] annafugazzi.livejournal.com 2011-09-05 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
*waves* So long and thanks for all the fic. :)
LOL!!

[identity profile] annafugazzi.livejournal.com 2011-09-05 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! Still in!

Particularly thrilled because I just watched both Cherrybomb and Wild Target, solely because of you, and ended up falling in love with both. Though I only shared Wild Target with the hubby, as I didn't think he'd be able to fully appreciate the beauty of Rupert's accent and the Luke/Malachy ;)
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[identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com 2011-09-05 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not around much these days, but if you remove me I'll hurt you.

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-09-05 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
lol - there is a difference between 'who the hell is this?' and the Sikrit Squirrel!

[identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com 2011-09-05 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
*haughty look*

One may be recognised by one's spangly sparkly sequin trail......

[identity profile] hedwig5221.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
I've missed seeing your posts and figured you had defriended me. However, I totally understand the tidying up thing. I'll have [livejournal.com profile] lnalvgd keep me posted if you decide to let me go completely.

[identity profile] domerupert.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
I must admit I became a lurker, but work had become too overwhelming to do anything else. I'll miss seeing your posts! ♥ Take care!

[identity profile] massielita.livejournal.com 2011-09-06 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Long time lurker, even more so now that life has become hectic. So I completely understand :)

[identity profile] cyclonejuliet.livejournal.com 2011-09-11 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
I am still here - just trying to catch up on about 1000 posts since I last logged on!

[identity profile] l-u-c-i-a-n-a.livejournal.com 2011-09-11 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, just wanted to say good luck and thanks!
I friended you for the fic when it was still here and stayed for the HP stuff you always posted. I confess I did not read the family and personal stuf because , well, it felt weird and intrusive, not knowing you, so I completelly understand the cuts you made.
I`m just sad that now some of the HP posts I had in my Favorites will be gone! :)
Bye!
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[personal profile] shandydann 2011-09-12 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck with the new Job

[identity profile] jshos.livejournal.com 2011-09-19 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, since I'm only just now reading this, I can see why you would cut people like me -- I'm a fan of de-cluttering, so I completely understand. I've enjoyed reading your posts during the release of the books over the last several years, and I've also enjoyed reading your well-written fic. Before I go, however, I just wanted to mention that my children and I saw Dan yesterday in "How to Succeed", and he was really wonderful! Not only was his singing and dancing far beyond my expectations, but his comic timing was perfect, and it was a joy to watch someone who is so clearly thrilled to be on stage! Best of luck to you, and thanks for keeping me around for so long!

[identity profile] merryrose11.livejournal.com 2011-10-07 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I did friend you and I will take you off my list. Just wanted to let you know how much I did appreciate all the wealth of information you provided regarding the "Harry Potter" years. I really liked your take on things which is of course why I followed you. I had nothing interesting to 'say' though so I didn't 'talk' much.

Good luck!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2011-10-08 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

It's hard to believe it's over, isn't it??

[identity profile] swhite1078.livejournal.com 2012-11-09 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
I have enjoyed reading so many of your stories. I love Pluperfect Gentleman and Billet Doux and just about anything else of your's that I've read. I came to fan fiction late and am still reading stories, challenges, collections from years ago. I love your stories and hate to think of what I never had the chance to read. Is there any place to read your fiction now?

Thanks

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2012-11-09 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw thank you - absolutely - the fic isn't even on here - it's on shocfix on insanejournal - you'll have to friend it and leave a comment and I'll friend back.

[identity profile] kedavranox.livejournal.com 2013-04-11 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
Aww sadness. It was fun while it lasted. I did enjoy reading your fic back in the day. :P

*Yes...in 2013 I realised shocolate defriended me. A sad day for everyone*

[identity profile] lereya.livejournal.com 2014-02-23 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
I miss you!!

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2014-02-23 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
bloody hell - you're a blast from the past!!

[identity profile] lereya.livejournal.com 2014-02-23 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I was talking about you and realized that I had a [livejournal.com profile] shocolate shaped hole in my heart.

[identity profile] tqpannie.livejournal.com 2014-05-25 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I saw you defriended me a while back. I get it though--lives take different directions but I think of you often and fondly. Have a fantastic future and though I'm very seldom around I still love your work.

Actually just re-read Beleive that Magic Works last weekend.

Thanks for all the good times back in the HP Hey-Day.

Hope you and your buttons are well. :)

[identity profile] shocolate.livejournal.com 2014-05-26 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow - I haven't seen you for ever!

Aw, did you? Ach, remember when there was new fic every day?

I haven't even posted on LJ for months, no matter posted fic!