This week’s questions at thefridayfive
1. What fandom(s) do you follow on LiveJournal or Dreamwidth?
I don’t have an LJ anymore, just DW.
Technically I follow Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis and The Expanse comms, but they’re now all dead. At least the comms I’ve followed. I’ve occasionally looked for new active ones for those fandoms but there don’t seem to be any. Most of what’s active on my reading list are multi-fandom icon/graphics and fanfic comms and people.
I mostly do multi- and general fandom stuff on Dreamwidth these days such as snowflake_challenge , or general fanfic/writing comms such as getyourwordsout or graphics.
2. Where else do you follow those fandoms?
Mainly AO3 and Tumblr, and some on Reddit. There’s also https://www.trekcore.com and its forum, and an Oded Fehr Facebook group I sometimes read and post to.
3. Have you ever met up with fannish friends?
Nope, we’re all in different countries and continents so it’s not likely.
4. When there’s a question on a ‘find a fic’ community, are you likely to help find the fic or do you hope someone else will know it?
If I know the fic in question, or think I know, I’ll pipe up…. but most of the time people are looking for fics for fandoms and ships I’m not interested in and haven’t ever read.
5. Did you customize/tweak your LJ or DW home page or are you using one of the basic options?
I never go to my DW home page; I’ve bookmarked my Reading list page and that’s always the one I go to first.
I sometimes use one of DW’s defaults (I like a lot of them!) themes for my journal. But for the last couple of years I’ve been using myrtillenne‘s fabulous DW themes. I always change text justification from “justify” to “left” on all layouts I ever use, and sometimes use a custom header. myrtillenne makes such wonderful layouts that I rarely even use a custom header when I use them.