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I pledge to post as much as I feasibly can, even though I will be at work and won't have access to my livejournal.

I pledge to read my friends list and comment on as many posts as I possibly can within reason (no, I will not spam your entries, I'll just actually show that I do read your LJs everyday).

I pledge to contribute to communities I am a part of with helpful suggestions or poignant questions.

I pledge to use my PAID account to the fullest. Maybe even throw up a poll, maybe even a phone post, and possibly add a few more icons to my collection.

I pledge not to listen to the whiney emo kids who are unclear on the concept of the business world in which servers + bandwidth = money, free accounts + ads = money to make up for the fact that you are using an awesome service for free and basically freeloading off those members who wish to pay for their service, and that consumerism is, on the whole, not a bad thing.

Will day of silence make a difference? Nope, not at all, not in a little bit. Why? Because the people who participate in day of silence are too lazy to move over to the "free" sites that use the same LJ open source code but not lazy enough not to whine about the whole "unfairness" of the situation.

I will also point out that one days strikes rarely do any good. Union strikes, hunger strikes, sit ins - all of those usually go on until their demands are met or until the police come to break them up. If you REALLY wanted to make a difference, you would deny LJ your business for as long as it took for them to realize that you and your community mean what you have to say.

And really, all you participants of Day of Silence are deluding yourself into thinking that SUP actually cares about you, your journal, your information, or what you post. They are just a business. And, with any business, you can chose to take yours elsewhere. Yes, it is a burden on you, and yes, you may lose some information (however, there are many free programs out there that will allow you to archive all your past entries), but if you are REALLY serious about "sending a message" to SUP, the removal of your money will send a greater message than the removal of your content..

If you would like more information on countering the LJ Day of Silence, I recommend this post by cortana and this post by theanklebiter. A quick google search for "lj day of silence" brings us this entry by theredzebra1. "content strike live journal" brings up a lot of pro-content strike links, but also a few "hey guys, let's not be lemmings" posts, such as this one by al_fuego.

Over in the "real world," there is an article posted on c.news, LJ to be mute tomorrow.

Everybody has the ability to make their own informed decisions on what to do about their LJs tomorrow. You can chose not to post anything - efficiently silencing yourself in the hopes that SUP will listen to voices it never heard to begin with; you can chose to post a lot which could conceivably use up their bandwidth even more (this is particularly good if you have a non-paid account); or as one user suggested in the c.news article, you can delete your account for one day - I'm sure they'd see THOSE numbers. Or, better yet, delete your account for the full 30 days...but...but...could you live without your livejournal for THAT LONG?
Sunchips are delicious.
I saw this article from Sun and thought of you.

Last night I had a dream where Daleks suddenly appeared in the back yard of my parents house in Davis (only after we read a really weird version of a Spin and Speak) and then the Doctor arrived, along with a magical flying robot, and we rode a giant dog to victory (I say "we" because there was another person involved but I dont know who it was).
That is brilliant. Both the article and your dream.

Which Doctor was it?
Ten, in all his geeky brilliance.

He also seemed to be friends with the magical flying robot (that looked like a cheep transformers knockoff). Too bad it was right at the end of the dream. This is what I get for sleeping for 12 full hours (I passed out at about 8:30 last night. I was going to wake up to watch TopChef but my body had other plans).
Then perhaps the other person was Martha. Or Mickey. Maybe your dream took place when during the time that Rose went off to spend the day with her mom and the Doctor and Mickey went off in the TARDIS.

Yes, that is my official fanon.
I love the fact that you are now turning my dream into fanfic :)


No, really, I kid :-P

YOu know the all the Doctor and Mickey did when Rose went off with her mom was lay about the tardis eating funions and watching porn.
Not the Internet Lawyers! How will I ever survive them?

No, they went off and had adventures and stuff and were actually gone for three months. That's why there is the complete change in personality between Girl in the Fireplace and that really bad rip off of Spare Parts/The Reaping.

and my Internet Lawyers have mad skillz, w0rd.

I always felt bad for Mickey, well, up until the end when he actually stood up for himself. Rose was nice and all, but I always wanted to smack her silly. And, really, we can't BLAME Rose for changing the role of the companion - it's not her fault, she was just written that way! :-P
Rose was the victim of horrible and inconsistent writing. The likes of which have not been seen since Wesley Crusher.

Mickey was better then the rest of them. He actually had a character arc.
I liked Mickey too, I liked how his character grew. Rose stagnated. It was sad :(
I can't watch episodes of S2 because of Rose's characterization. It pisses me off way more then it should. But that's okay because I don't much like those episodes anyways. Except Fear Her.
This whole things is getting onto crazy levels, which is not to say that I think that anti-Semitism is crazy (because it's not) but that this whole ordeal is snowballing into something very, very....odd.

I should go on record saying that if people want to participate in the content strike, I'm not going to stop them; I just think that a one day strike is completely pointless, especially when it really won't accomplish all that much. For example, the writers strike lasted what, four months? Everybody felt that, hollywood felt that, god bless the oscars for saving the day (she says jokingly, or maybe not). What will one day of LJ silence really do? And let's not ignore the fact that SUP knows it's happening and doesn't seem to care.
It's worrying that people are being pro anti-antisemitism because it's also anti-SUP. That's some fucked up logic. I'm not in anyway comfortable with this turn of events. But as we all learned a few months ago people feel perfectly okay using the term kike in response to someone's post. And then don't understand why that's not okay.

SUP doesn't care because they know it won't do anything. viciouswishes got quoted on meta_fandom with her excellent post about why they don't care. One day will mean exactly nothing.