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Look at me, surviving Easter Thursday retail with only minimal crankiness and snark! *snarls at tourists*

Me Things

I continue to have better days than worse, which I'm putting down here so that I remember when I have a worse one. Yesterday was an anxious day, but today is better. (For new people, I got cellulitis in November, then had an allergic reaction to one of the IV antibiotics, then took a large dose of prednisolone and IV hydrocortisone.

I've been reading about prednisolone, specifically long-term, higher dose prednisolone, to get a better idea of what's going on and what to expect. This was very helpful:
Prednisone Withdrawal Symptoms: How Long Do They Last?
It should be noted that some people report “Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency” as a result of taking corticosteroids like Prednisone. In this event, it has taken people 12 to 24 months before they experience full “recovery” back to homeostasis.

I was on prednisolone, not prednisone, but they're basically the same thing. And man, I had so many of these symptoms. Shaking! Sore joints! Ugh. I just need to remind myself that I'm not making this up. This is a thing I am still recovering from. (As [personal profile] lilacsigil keeps pointing out, I don't get sick, not seriously, and so I am very bad at it. Even though it's kind of my job to advise people about this stuff.)

Livejournal Things
[staff profile] denise said, in a [site community profile] dw_maintenance post, here: "Seriously, though, we're thrilled to have all y'all who are moving in this week, whether as a "I'm just gonna use my DW account to back up the contents of my LJ account in the event of future disaster" all the way along the spectrum to to I AM THELMA AND LOUISE'ING MY LIVEJOURNAL STRAIGHT OFF THE CLIFF, SEE YOU ON DW ONCE THE DEBRIS CLEARS."

I like that there's a spectrum for this. I can see myself sliding closer to the Thelma/Louise end, but I'm not there yet.

Speaking of which, the origin of the name Dreamwidth.

- Via [personal profile] sandrine, Tutorial: Using Flexible Squares at Dreamwidth (Smooth Sailing, Mixit, Nebula) (How to carry your LJ layout across to Dreamwidth, basically.)

- Via [personal profile] forests_of_fire, how to convert your open ID comments to your DW ID (at facebook, but links to Dreamwidth support.)

- via everywhere, but it's an excellent link by [personal profile] promethia_tenk, How to Move to Dreamwidth and Like It
(very sensible step-wise method of easing yourself into DW from LJ. Takeaway message: don't go cold turkey!!)

- by [personal profile] blackmare, How to Get Images into your DW Posts
Dreamwidth has image hosting, I didn't realise! I'm going to try it out. RIGHT NOW!

Baggins Blep
[A ridiculously photogenic cat, sticking out his photogenic tongue]

Ooh, yeah.

- from [personal profile] rahirah, A work-around for spoiler cuts on Dreamwidth

- from [personal profile] bisharp, a Dreamwidth Starter Kit (A list of tutorials to help with all kinds of DW stuff.)

- from [personal profile] rosefox at [community profile] 2017revival, Helpful tips for voyagers from LJ-land

- from lots of people, but I saw it first at [personal profile] jo, Russian-Owned LiveJournal Bans Political Talk, Adds Risk Of Spying (a brief rundown of what this all means, at Gizmodo)

A Palate Cleanser of Fun Links
- via [personal profile] anandrine, Sherlock Holmes Is Now A Housewife In Latest Korean Export, Mystery Queen
(It sounds awesome!)

- via [personal profile] spikedluv, Riverdale First Look: Molly Ringwald Debuts as Archie's Mom Mary
For all your eighties flashback feels. (How great is the casting of this weird show? With the parents, it's like, a mega former teen show super-crossover, and I unexpectedly love it to bits.)

- via my facebook addiction to Dance Academy links, The Cast Of "Dance Academy" Then Vs Now
(Because I'm never going to stop talking about Dance Academy. Also, I can't believe it's been seven years between the end of the series and the movie. HOW?)

- I think I found a tiny Yuletide fandom for 2017, Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide.
(I don't know where I saw this, but it was definitely on my flist, so thank you, person!)

- the best live action Beauty and the Beast
Let me give you a hint - it's from the eighties.

Vincent and Catherine


One more photo of Baggins, because he is a hero cat who survived a snake bite.

They don't really hate him. They love him and ask after him all the time.

[Baggin sitting in a lap, looking confused]

(He's confused because I don't have much of a lap, and he only gets to lap sit when my sister comes to visit. And he haaaaates visitors but he loooooves laps.

ETA: Check out Chewie's bleptacular photobomb in the above photo:
Chewie's blep photobomb
[Brown-faced cat in the corner, tongue out]
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Date: 2017-04-13 08:41 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Baggins! So really, really, ridiculously good-looking!

Date: 2017-04-13 08:49 am (UTC)
sandrine: (happy people)
From: [personal profile] sandrine
Oh, that's a super helpful post! *bookmarks* Thank you for sharing those links.

(Also, wow, your cat is gorgeous!)

Date: 2017-04-13 09:13 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (cat)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
I'm glad you're mostly having better days! But, blah, it is hard to remember that on the worse days - and that does not sound like fun. *hugs* You sound like you're being v sensible about it, though.

Baggins is indeed very handsome, and I'm glad that he's okay!

Date: 2017-04-13 01:03 pm (UTC)
lurkingcat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lurkingcat
Oh Catherine and Vincent, they are the best live action Beauty and the Beast.

Baggins is so very handsome and I am impressed with Chewie's photobombing abilities.

Date: 2017-04-13 01:09 pm (UTC)
anandrine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anandrine
what a handsome kitty!

adjusting to some of the features (or lack thereof) on DW has been rough, ha. i knew they had image hosting but i wish you could upload an image *from* the post you're drafting. also i wish the insert a link/user/etc showed up in comments and not just the new post page. BUT i know they've been around less time with probably a much smaller team, so i can't complain :) and hopefully with the influx of new users they'll work on some new features too.

Date: 2017-04-13 02:15 pm (UTC)
kass: glass of white wine (white wine)
From: [personal profile] kass
Yay wine! <3

Date: 2017-04-13 02:23 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
I have hit the Thelma & Louise place. Adios, lj.

Also, omg beautiful cat!!! My childhood cat was a Siamese. <3

Date: 2017-04-13 02:29 pm (UTC)
dine: (myrna - stubbleglitter)
From: [personal profile] dine
the Elsewhere University possibly came from me? at least a few weeks back I linked to [personal profile] daemonluna's cool fic about the Library there, and think I included a link to the canon, as I figured many wouldn't be familiar.

Date: 2017-04-13 02:48 pm (UTC)
lilysea: Oracle 3 (Oracle: thoughful)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
So, this may or may not interest you, but someone else on my DW feed,

has just started blogging about their experiences with steroids?

Date: 2017-04-13 04:24 pm (UTC)
redfiona99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] redfiona99
Thanks for the links.

Re: college fair folk - and sometimes you stay in one college for long enough that stuff you remember becomes part of the undergraduate mythology, and the difference between the truth and the myth is ... interesting.

Date: 2017-04-13 05:25 pm (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
Such a handsome cat! And his loudmouth brother too. :D :D :D

(As lilacsigil keeps pointing out, I don't get sick, not seriously, and so I am very bad at it. Even though it's kind of my job to advise people about this stuff.)

That's a really good point. I hope your future similar learning experiences are few and far apart.

Look at me, surviving Easter Thursday retail with only minimal crankiness and snark! *snarls at tourists*

Oh man. I am so part of the problem: a perfect storm of disordered sleep, disorganisation, and not checking a calendar resulted in my showing up to my latest-opening local pharmacy looking for antidepressants at 9:45 tonight. I was very much not the only customer there. /o\

I think the pharmacist (or pharmacy tech?) on duty might have been fairly newly qualified -- not that she was bad at her job at all, just that she looked very young and friendly and like the corporate radio and TV ads hadn't driven her out of her mind yet, and she tried to do the whole "have you had these before? are there any side effects you want to talk about? do you have any questions about your medication?" interview even though it was the end of the night on Easter Thursday and it was super clearly not a new prescription.

Congratulations on surviving. I hope you had a good evening of wine and TV and cats and NO CUSTOMERS.

Date: 2017-04-13 06:34 pm (UTC)
thistlerose: (cats are love)
From: [personal profile] thistlerose
Aw, what a handsome boy.

Date: 2017-04-13 07:17 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
+hugs all the way round+

Prednisone is ... oh so difficult.

Date: 2017-04-13 10:03 pm (UTC)
eglantiere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eglantiere
such awesome, dignified cats :D

Date: 2017-04-13 11:15 pm (UTC)
heresluck: (cats: t+t)
From: [personal profile] heresluck

(I know there is other stuff in this post. But: KITTIES.)

Date: 2017-04-13 11:20 pm (UTC)
wendelah1: (butterflies)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
A true beauty of a hero-cat.

Thank you for that tutorial about using Flexible Squares at Dreamwidth. I am a member of that community and I missed that post. All of my LJ journal styles are Flexible Squares. I loved Flexible Squares.

Date: 2017-04-14 01:38 am (UTC)
rhoda_rants: (luke skywalker)
From: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
Whoever is in charge of DW's maintenance account is a STAR. Huge difference in the way things vibe over here, and that's part of it. (Also on the Thelma and Louise end of things.)

Heh, my grandmother had that same poster from Beauty and the Beast on one of the walls in her kitchen. I come from a long line of unrepentant fangirls. (Although I did really enjoy the Disney one.)

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Date: 2017-04-14 04:47 am (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
Glad you're getting better, even if it's slowly.


Did the pictures easily crosspost to LJ?

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From: [personal profile] adafrog - Date: 2017-04-15 02:59 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2017-04-14 05:44 am (UTC)
lark_ascends: Blue and purple dragonfly, green background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lark_ascends
Why oh why did I not know you could upload images here???

Date: 2017-04-15 02:39 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (kittens - Claudia - green wall)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Such lovely kitties! *^^*

Date: 2017-04-15 10:07 pm (UTC)
ayebydan: by <user name="pureimagination"> (Default)
From: [personal profile] ayebydan
Praise you. What a golden post.

Date: 2017-04-16 04:51 am (UTC)
batmarg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] batmarg
Hoping for a speedy recovery.

I'm not doing a full move from LJ, but I'm being more diligent in my lj backup/crossposting. And I'll probably be on here a bit more often since the handful of people I only know on here has gone up a bit.

Ooh! I've got to check out the image hosting!

Date: 2017-04-16 01:13 pm (UTC)
tinny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tinny
Dreamwidth has image hosting, I didn't realise! I'm going to try it out. RIGHT NOW!

Yeah, it's pretty new (a few months or something). The only bad thing is that they're not going to write an importer like they do your journals.

I asked denise, and she explicitly said that they won't do it (because they think it's technically impossible, which I am in no way convinced is the case, but whatever).

So what am I going to do with the thousands of icons I have hosted on LJ? About half my posts are icon posts, and they're going to be sad, empty shells if LJ goes down. *cries*

Date: 2017-04-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
gokuma: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gokuma
I've decided I didn't want to wait any longer and last week I mirrored my LJ to DW. I still have my LJ account but I won't be updating it anymore - so I'm glad you're here too

Date: 2017-04-23 02:06 pm (UTC)
fosfomifira: (Skull says "shiny!")
From: [personal profile] fosfomifira
I'm sorry it's taken me ten days to say anything, but yay you for feeling better! Prednisone withdrawal sounds exhausting, but yay you indeed. You've earned all the yams in the world.

Your cats are too adorable for words, derpy tongue and photobombing creatures that they are.

I'll be bookmarking this post for all the dw links. As usual, you're a fountain of knowledge.
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