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new adventures in unemployment

Hello community! I have a FO-journal that has been inactive for about three years. However, over the past couple of weeks I've made a couple of posts there and intend to do some culling of my friends list of people who are no longer active or whom I am for whatever reason uncomfortable seeing my posts when we haven't spoken in so long. I also intend to redesign my layout/profile and update some links and stuff at my convenience, but actually posting and talking about things is my current priority. I have sort of drifted back in here from a still-active tumblr out of a desire for a more intimate place to talk about my thoughts and my day and stuff--things that you almost have to apologize for doing on tumblr it seems.

Anyway, some things about me that are either of demographic interest or that I might talk about, described with no particular priority in mind are to follow.

I'm going to be 23 in two days. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy (Religious Studies) and English. I don't currently have a job and am trying to wrangle my resume into some workable format. Looking for some way to pay my bills when they come due. It's really stressful even though it involves a lot of inaction and that's part of what drove me back to this journal. I'm a Christian and my faith is very important to me. However, I am also really respectful of others' differences in belief. I just ask that you be respectful both of me expressing these things and of me if you happen to have anything to say about it.

I'm bisexual and single and don't really know how miserable I am about the latter thing. Some days I feel awful about it but other days I don't care.

I'm really, really into various fandom. It's most of what I talk about when I'm not talking about anything I deem actually more important. I love engaging with fiction in both semi-serious ways and in silly ways. I write fanfiction sometimes and make graphics on tumblr once in a while. I am a big shipper-person and I multiship like crazy, but I am also just interested in relationships in general, so I am pretty likely to analyze and enjoy the dynamics of people whom I don't ship, too. I really like discussing characters in any and all capacities.

One of the other reasons I wanted to come to LJ where I have a filter about who gets to see what I write and talk about is some response to the way certain social justice-related issues in fandom in particular are approached in general. I should say that all true social justice issues are very, very important to me. I take social justice seriously. However, I think that sometimes the fandom-specific social justice warriors on tumblr and elsewhere (even here for all I know) are doing 'actual' social justice a disservice by constantly dissecting relatively-good things in a way that guilts and shames people for liking them in spite of their problematic elements even while being aware and focusing on harping on that so much that they don't call out the real culprits. Also, the notion that fandom is your soap box for activism is frankly pretty absurd. Representation and honest criticism of work is extremely important, but if you think you're righting some wrong by complaining very, very loudly about the latest episode of whatever while also not really suggesting anything beyond "you're a bad person if you like this," then you're not helping. I absolutely am not trying to tone-police anyone, but it gets exhausting to constantly live in fear that me just neglecting to mention that, yes, I am aware of the problematic aspects of the things I like and even if I'm not I'm always willing to learn more, when expressing how much I do enjoy something about whatever fandom will get me shamed and pushed aside. SO basically I think tumblr social justice discussion is often very valuable (so probably don't approach me if you think it's a joke) but I think it often gets very navel-gaze-y and counterproductive, so I want the freedom of some privacy as well.

This is by no means exhaustive but here are some of the fandoms I'm interested in:
Doctor Who (2005-, but I'm also interested in Classic Who even though am currently mostly uninitiated), Life On Mars (just started rewatching), Pretty Little Liars, Pacific Rim

And I have tons and tons more but those four are the ones I keep wanting to gnaw people's ears about.

Edit: Also fandom-wise, I really like the Young Justice cartoon and my sort of half-canon, half-headcanon perception of the Batfam. And I really like Young Avengers and Hawkeye comics, though primarily the first run of Young Avengers. I just didn't mention that immediately because a) I am not actively keeping up too well and b) it's not as hard to find friends in that area for me. But if you like those, especially Hawkeye (and maybe especially if you have any Kate/Clint feelings because I lack mutual friends for this subject mostly) then please also consider that an invitation even if I don't talk about it as much.

So, if you got through any of that and are interested, please come talk to me in the comments or on my friends only post! I will add you as soon as possible if we click but I would like to at least speak with you once first.
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