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This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourselves.
I think I'm going to use quotes from samurai movies for titles to my LJ entries for as long as I can.

I swear I am not already neglecting you, LJ. I actually wrote half of a really long post on Monday, but got busy at work and was unable to finish it. By the time I came back to it on Tuesday, the moment had passed and I wasn't feeling the subject any longer. I am committed to writing in here regularly, though, I promise.

One place I have been sure not to miss posting in is Tumblr.

I don't think of Tumblr as a blog, though, I think of it more like an aggregator of pictures that I like, so it's not the same and you shouldn't feel jealous, LJ.

I have two Tumblrs. The first one is Fuck Yeah! Meiko Kaji! and is, as you can probably guess, a place where I post pictures of Japanese actress Meiko Kaji. This was actually the first Tumblr I created, so it's my default/main one, but I also created adgy-san (someone already took adgy! WTF?) mainly for reblogging cool shit I see on other Tumblrs. I occasionally post a picture from my Photobucket account or wherever, but mostly I just use it for reblogging.

Reblogging serves no real purpose, but for some reason I was initially under the impression that other people might be interested in seeing what I reblog. It's been going for a while now, though, and only has 9 followers, so I may have been mistaken. Not complaining, just saying.

I originally started the Meiko Kaji tumblr because I've been collecting pictures of her obsessively as I come across them on the internet, but been doing nothing else with them. And Tumblr seems like it's perfectly geared for sharing them, so that's what I'm doing. I only post one picture a day, unless I reblog someone else's picture, but that only happens if it's one I haven't seen before and that's rare. Not bragging, just saying. That tumblr has 238 followers, though, which is surprising to me every time I look at it.

Side note: I was pretty excited the other day to see that comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick was following the Meiko Kaji tumblr. I had no idea she was a fan.

Tumblr is pretty great for picture perusing and sharing. I know a lot of people use it for much more than that and there are fandoms and all that on it, but I just like using it to look at awesome old pictures of Sonny Chiba and shit. And when there's a Tumblr I want to really follow, I add the RSS feed of it into Google Reader, I rarely bother going through my Tumblr dashboard. I do "follow" a lot of tumblrs on Tumblr, but that's more as a show of solidarity than anything else. Giving someone a follow because I like what they're doing and they can see my appreciation of it, rather than only using the RSS feed, which might rob them of the recognition of my approval. Or something like that.

I also like the tag tracking on Tumblr. I can track the tag for Meiko Kaji and anytime someone else posts something with that tag, I can see it. If they'd make an RSS feed for that tag tracking, it'd be even better, but still. :)

I also recently joined Instagram. Actually, I should probably say that I also recently started using Instagram. I've had an account there for a while, but didn't bother using it because I didn't care. Recently, though, The Lady got her first smartphone (an early X-Mas present from me) and she started an account there, so I started using mine. I've only taken a half dozen photos or so, and I still don't think it's that much better than just using the regular camera on my phone, but whatever. I use it.

Beyond that, I think Facebook is all I've got. I think. I do use the Yelp app to check in to places sometimes, but I don't write reviews or anything.

None of them works for just good old brain dumping like LJ does, though.


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usagi_moon From: usagi_moon Date: November 29th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool to have on there!

I use Instagram when I can.

I love your Meiko Kaji Tumblr! if it wasn't for you, I'd never know who she was.

thanks for pointing me in the right direction to Asian Cinema.

lostphrack From: lostphrack Date: November 29th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never really used Instagram before.. or Tumblr. I kind of poke around Tumblr every now and then, and I know it's popular amongst the kids, but it just doesn't really grab me enough to open and start my own. The Meiko Kaji one you've got is pretty neat though!
nikkidemon From: nikkidemon Date: November 29th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never used Tumblr, or instagram - don't have a smart phone or any kind of cell phone actually - and I don't use LJ except to read other people's stuff, but it's amazing how all these internet accounts add up isn't it? It's amazing to me how much time we all spend on these sorts of sights. Mostly i'm just on Facebook - that's the only thing I update except my health/food blog.
erschlagener From: erschlagener Date: November 30th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
"I don't think of Tumblr as a blog, though, I think of it more like an aggregator of pictures that I like..."

Sounds about right.

When I start building again, I wana get more active on Tumblr with my synth work, but in the meantime, lurk lurk lurk...
fridge_buzz_now From: fridge_buzz_now Date: December 2nd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
You're one of my absolute favorite people to read, so I'm following both of your tumblrs. I'm paradebegins over there, but you're under no obligation to follow me back. Glad to see you're still updating here. I've got to do more updating myself.
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