I wanted to wait until I had time to make a proper post, the kind of post I think this deserves, but pretty much everybody on my flist has posted about leaving Livejournal today, and I don't want to seem like I'm just jumping on the bandwagon in a couple of days time, so. Ahem.
I'm leaving Livejournal. It's something I've been thinking about for the past few months, ever since the move to Russian servers, and this week after the TOS thing, I just think it's time. Apparently the TOS stuff doesn't even apply to you if you're a paid member - maybe - but...I know this is irrational, but I hear about what's happening in Russia, about them decriminalising domestic violence, and what's happening in Chechnya, because of their anti-gay laws, and everything with Russia and Trump, and I just...I don't want them to own what I think, and what I say on this Livejournal, in any way, in the way they apparently think they own anything being held on a Russian server. I don't want anything to do with them. And I don't want to post to this Livejournal and always feel partly guilty, partly paranoid, when it's something that I loved so much.
And I did love it so much, it's been a huge part of my life, I met some of my closest friends on here, and discovered fic, and pairings, and things about myself, and I really hate to let it go, even if Dreamwidth is basically the same thing. It's not Livejournal. But like I say, I just don't think I can do it anymore. It's not going to be the same. And like I say, I don't want Russia to own anything I think or say in any way, so I'm going to leave this post up for a week, and then I'm going to delete this journal.
A friend of mine told me I should probably lead with "I'm moving to Dreamwidth" and not "I'm leaving Livejournal", but here we go, I don't want to go back and edit now. I'm girlofprey
on Dreamwidth - a bit ago I transferred all my old posts including comments, but I haven't been cross-posting since then which is kind of annoying, but ah well. Also I'm not sure if my old photo posts, or posts with videos embedded will have posted properly, and that's a horrible shame, genuinely I am angry about potentially losing that stuff, but there you go. I will happily subscribe to any of you on there, and I'm planning to use that instead of my Livejournal from now on.
I'm really sad. I loved Livejournal. Fuck Russia. Goodbye Livejournal.