unico_love: Snow White (innocence unicorn)
I have disabilities, which it seems like the majority of LiveJournal users have. I'm different in that I'm slightly older than the average user, I think. Though plenty on my friendslist are my age or older.

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unico_love: (Unico)
I found out about LiveJournal in autumn of 2001 when a friend from college showed me hers and wanted me to start my own. However, I was new to the internet and didn't "get it." I couldn't think of what I would write about (hah! How things have changed...). Eventually I started my LiveJournal in spring of 2004 after a bad break up when I was very lonely and had just been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (later changed to just "autism"). I wanted to join the asperger community and I was already reading the journals of some autistics (like [profile] moggymania). It gave me a social outlet when I was extremely isolated. I had never used internet forums, either, though I did use instant messengers by this point.

365 Day Meme )
unico_love: (Cat mask)
This is a major pet peeve of mine that I mentioned a variation of recently: Please do not assume that you know more than me about something regarding me. In this case, please do not assume I don't know the risks of medications I take. I know Zyprexa can be dangerous; I am given blood tests and have no dangerous side effects. It could always happen in the future, but right now the benefits outweigh the costs as no other medication helps me as much.

Also Ritalin LA does not give me panic attacks and isn't the cause of my recent meltdowns -- my bipolar most probably is the cause. I've been on Ritalin LA for awhile now, including while I was very stable, on the same dosage I am now. It calms me and lessens my anxiety and depression. Yesterday I took it twice a day instead of once and only had a few minutes of light anxiety. My brother also is not made more hyper or anxious on stimulants. He can drink a pot of coffee and go to sleep. Ritalin also doesn't interfere with my sleep. I'm most certain it is not the cause of my recent meltdowns and mood episodes. And, absolutely, DO NOT ORDER ME TO GO OFF A MEDICATION! You are not my doctor. I highly doubt you know more than my doctor (or even me, no matter how arrogant that sounds). If you have a suggestion or question, that is fine. But do not say I have to do something/can't do something or talk down to me like I don't understand myself or my medications.

Edit: To further explain, though, I do like when people suggest I look into trying different medications if I'm having a problem and saying why this other medication might be more helpful. I also like supplement suggestions as I don't know much about supplements.
unico_love: (Delight)
From: http://www.tenthousandquestions.com/2010_03_01_archive.html
You accidentally made my day
Who indirectly or unwittingly contributed to the joy in your life?

Who introduced you to something that you now enjoy a lot? Who first introduced you to your significant other? Who stepped out of the way just in time to open up a great opportunity for you?



Some of my teachers in high school and college made me very happy due to their sense of humor and kindness toward me. My high school art teacher and art history teacher both made me feel very relaxed and I found my art history teacher very funny (though he made jokes based on the reading material and I was practically the only student who did the reading). I wasn't unhappy during that time, in general, but I was very unhappy in school -- it was too overloading for me. A girl in my last art class in college used to play a Tori Amos cd in the art room after class when we'd be in the art studio painting and I thought Tori Amos sounded so magical and fairy tale-like. I slowly became a big Tori Amos fan. I listened to her songs every day, often all day, for a recent period of years. I don't listen to her every day now, but a lot of days I do. No one introduced me to Michael -- he found me on LiveJournal and IM'ed me. I guess my ex-boyfriend before I met Michael opened an opportunity for me by leaving me and me feeling so lonely afterward. It's why I decided to start a LiveJournal, so I'd have more people to communicate with. It's also how I met Michael and a number of friends. I'm pretty much over the damage of that particular ex-boyfriend and can laugh at the situation.
unico_love: (Cat mask)
LiveJournal is acting up for me, but so is the whole internet. It just seems now everything but LiveJournal is working again. I hope to finish reading Wizard and Glass today (I've just been reading about 100 pages a day of Stephen King's books). Michael and I will do the typical daily things we do, but I don't know if there's also something else we will do. If it's not too cold I'd like to go bike riding. I also intend to do more stretching, like last night. I don't really feel more flexible yet, but hopefully that will come. I wish my anxiety would stay away. Even when things are going well I feel anxious; I think this is because I've spent years being very anxious over select people and it's very difficult to let that pattern go. I feel a lot more kind and accepting when my anxiety is under control. It actually takes a whole lot for me to dislike a person usually (though usually when I dislike a person I seethe in anger...). I feel so much calmer and able to think clearly when my anxiety is controlled by my medications. Ideally I'd like to be able to cope with anxiety on my own, but it's still too severe and I need my life to feel more stabilized.
unico_love: (crystal ball)
I have seen others on my friendslist do this, so I'm going to do this too. I want to write more short stories (and maybe another novel again, when I feel focused enough again). I am looking for writing prompts. Other than porn, any writing prompts/suggestions are welcome and desired:) I have a notebook with story ideas but I'm not so sure about any right now, and I could use new inspiration, maybe to tie in to my already existing ideas. So if I write a short story, what would you want me to include? Scenes, events, landscapes, characters, questions that need to be answered, themes, whatever.
unico_love: (Delight)
For some reason LiveJournal didn't work for me for a couple of hours...
unico_love: (Asuka in green)
Does LiveJournal have a new setting where you don't get all the comments in your comment thread? I'm only getting the comments directly replying to my comment -- not the ones that are replies to replies. This is kind of aggravating...
unico_love: (Default)
I can't find my post on crossposting and my semagic is not crossposting. I have it set up to post to livejournal or insanejournal but it won't post to both at the same time, even though "multiple journals" is an option. I didn't use the initials (ij, lj) because I couldn't get it to accept those added on at the end of the username. If someone knows what I'm doing wrong, please let me know.

**It says something about "adult content" and won't post to one.

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Feb. 27th, 2009 10:28 am
unico_love: (unico)
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I came up with my username on the spot and at random. I love Unico from movies like The Fantastic Adventures of Unico. I like love, too:D And it wasn't taken. I'm not overly fond of it now, but I don't have plans to change it.
unico_love: (Katy the Kitty Witch)
I did it the "long way" but I finally have my mood theme up! Now I just have to credit it in my user info:D
unico_love: (Default)
After you save your journal through LJ Archive is there a way to post all your past posts to another journal site, or no?
unico_love: (Amalthea close up)
I am having to reinstall programs onto my computer. I need to know how to crosspost to InsaneJournal and LiveJournal using semagic. I don't remember how to do this and in my past post on it the link to the instructions doesn't work. If someone knows how to do this, please let me know.

Edit: I got instructions and now it works:-)
unico_love: (childlike empress)
I just found and joined the community [livejournal.com profile] literaryquotes last night. I am putting numerous entries from there into my livejournal "memories." I just saw the movie Atonement and want to read the book soon.

I love the book Kafka by the Shore (but I just love Murakami, in general) and I just mentioned House of Leaves the other day, in my post on the musical artist Poe:-)

Atonement by Ian McEwan
"She could write the scene three times over, from three points of view; her excitement was in the prospect of freedom, of being delivered from the cumbrous struggle between good and bad, heroes and villains. None of these three was bad, nor were they particularly good. She need not judge. There did not have to be a moral. She need only show separate minds, as alive as her own, struggling with the idea that other minds were equally alive. It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you. And only in a story could you enter these different minds and show how they had an equal value. That was the only moral a story need have."

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
“Sometimes fate is like a sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you should imagine."

House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
"Myth makes Echo the subject of longing and desire. Physics makes Echo the subject of distance and design. Where emotion and reason are concerned both claims are accurate.

And where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love.

There is only silence."
unico_love: (amalthea close up)
I keep trying to figure this out, and maybe I'm just ignoring something obvious... But is there a way to delete livejournal tags? I can move my entries over to other tags so I don't have too many repetitive tags (PTSD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, for instance). And I have a lot of tags that were typos (emotoins instead of emotions). Definitely I want to delete the typo ones. Those are an eyesore. I want to get rid of a lot of my tags.

Does anyone know how I can do this? Even just where in the faq it is, if it's there? I can only find out how to change tags on entries or get rid of tags from individual entries, not how to just eliminate the existence of the "tag" word on the side of my journal or in my list of tags when I scroll down in the entry I am making.

Thanks!
unico_love: (labyrinth)
Sometimes I haven't been editing my posts before posting them, which can be an issue because I drop words or use an adverb when I mean an adjective, and various other issues like that. Normally I love editing, but sometimes I get in moods where it's stressful to think about writing at all. I get something in my head I can't move past until I've tried to translate it into concrete written/typed words. Often that results in me compromising and writing up a post quickly so I can mentally move forward, but there are scattered errors. I'm going to try and get back into editing regularly because I don't like having tons of errors in my writing and I want people to understand me. Nobody commented on the issue, I've just been going back and editing my posts days later recently, and I was doing that again today, so I thought I would mention it.
unico_love: (ecstasy)
I am doing the meme where you write ten (positive) comments about ten different people on your friendslist. Some of these people I know in real life, others I don't. I have no idea how easy they would be to guess or not. You are welcome to guess, whether you think it's yourself or someone else. I'm screening all comments, though, and they won't be made public, so it will remain a mystery over all. But if you want to guess and you're right, I will answer you in a screened comment.:-) I think a few of them are really obvious, and a few overlap a lot, because I wanted to give very similar comments to different people, whom I appreciate all as individuals, but there are similarities in why I like them and their journals so much (especially for my favorite journals). Hopefully that's not accidentally insulting:-)


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unico_love: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] callmeemma directed me to these neat sites that have really cute icons (like the angel one I am currently using).
These are the links in case anyone wants to see them:
http://www.geocities.com/fm_dj_girl/rawkin2.html
http://www.geocities.com/fm_dj_girl//rawkin_designs.html

They had some really neat ones... No unicorns, unfortunately:( But I like angels almost as much (I especially love images where they have big feathery wings). Also, a lot of moving icons hurt my eyes, but this one is so minimal that it doesn't bother me at all.

I need to clean the apartment and do laundry todayX_X

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