Some things I like: Soviet cameras, my record player, flax paper, leather, Jethro Tull, reading the Vampire Chronicles at the moment, recycling, sending mail, rescuing antique furniture, tea-drinking, cinnamon coffee, linen thread, long black coats, drawing, plant dyeing, inner necessity/insight, Peter Capaldi's teeth.
My journal is about ponderings, mostly. I post in moderate amounts, once a month on average (okay, this is outdated informaton - these days I try to post a bit more often, because LJ inspires me again). I get an impulse to post an entry when something of special importance/interest has happened to me, or when I come up with observations or notions that feel essential to me. My journal is about how I perceive the world and sometimes also a bit about what I have actually done or where have I been to. In general I don't write a lot about daily life unless it has some magical quality to it that I want to communicate to others. I'm not always completely coherent, ie. you might not know what is going on if you're not familiar with who I am and how I work, but I try to use good language. I occasionally write in Finnish when I feel like it (lately I have been doing it more than usual, but don't let that put you down). These old posts, although quite short because they're public, probably tell you all you need to kow about my journal: 1, 2.
I'm looking for new friends here because many of my old friends have ceased writing, and I didn't have that many friends to begin with. I find it a bit hard to friend people randomly, because my journal is a very personal place for me and I'd like to know what kind of people read it. In truth I rarely write about anything very secret or personal, it's just the sense of private place that is important to me. I'd also like to establish inspiring and meaningful long-time friendships with other users, so I might be a bit discerning when it comes to friending people and keeping friends. I hope this doesn't discourage you - I'm friendly, really. It would be great to find likeminded individuals with somewhat similar posting habits as mine but the latter is not a necessity.
Things I'm not looking for: People who post a lot - if you post heaps of separate, short entries on fandoms* or brushing your teeth etc. on daily basis I tend to lose interest. If all your posts start "So I talked to James on the phone today and he said..." I'm probably not your type. I also get very tired of people who write a lot about their illnessess, mental or otherwise. I don't mind mentions and occasional ponderings, but I know from experience that I can't read journals that are entirely composed of talking about ailments, drama and rant. I also find it a bit hard to read things entirely written in lowercase with lots of smileys and such. I'm not interested in your sexual life, unless it's only hinted at. I'm not a big fan of babies and excessive talking about them, but I don't mind children in general. I wish people to communicate at least sometimes, so I don't want spectators. I guess that's all. I'd like to add that none of these is a strict rule if you're otherwise a fabulous person and we have other things in common.
* don't be fooled by this - I'm a terrible fanboy myself. I'm just pudding really. But I usually try to keep it in minimum when writing to my journal, because I know how annoying and monotonous it can get on the long run. I could spend years talking about my favourite bands or analyzing how entirely fictitious characters have affected me and my sense of self and whatever.
If you feel like we could click, plase reply to this post or send me a message, and we'll find out!