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13 January 2010 @ 08:51 pm
Ruyu: An LJ history  
I'm not sure how many teens make up aliases for themselves when they're only 14, but I did. I suppose it's more common now a days with technology. My initial alias was Jade, because to me the name Jessica was the most boring name ever. It's so blah, you know? Jade sounded more daring and made me feel more mysterious. Eh, I was 14 so I forgive myself. ^^

I started my first livejournal when I was 15, my freshman year of high school. I'd already been on an online forum and was comfortable with on-line interactions. jade1212 was a journal that I shared with my friends from school, and my marching band buddies. It was fun for a while until I really wanted to write more serious stuff. I realized at that point that my journal needed some serious revamping. I was already into web-comics and then I got into the HP fandom and I became completely submerged in it. No lie, it was an obsession.

This journal was created my junior year of high school to mainly house my deviant side and give me a private outlet for my real thoughts and things I enjoyed, but knew no one would approve of. The name Ruyu came from a random name generator and I loved it, and now it feel like it's apart of me. I couldn't imagine another name for me.

I've enjoyed the slow process of making friends on LJ. This journal remained friendless for many years, but I really didn't create it to make friends. I mean, a journal is really about you, having people who read it is just bonus, but shouldn't be the only reason you created one.

And that is the history of my LJ career. Thanks everyone who'd friended me or asked to be friended, and thanks to you folks who find the time to read my ditzy little journal and leave a comment. Livejournal has been my home away from home for a few years now and one of the constants in my life as of late. So, here's to a few more years and hopefully many more after that. ^__^
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Babyluwbabyluw on January 14th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Why is it that everything you write always feels like...air? or something... I don't know how to put it so I probably shouuldn't try but, I like all those poems/small texts and such that you post, even if I don't always know what to say about them, I always read them.

I'm still on my first journal, and I have a hard time believen that I'll ever leave it and create a new one U_U
Ruyuruyu on January 15th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'll take that as a compliment. ^^ It's okay if you don't comment, I know most of the stuff I post is a bit strange.

Well, I've had this journal for 6 years now and I couldn't possibly leave it. But my first journal was easy to give up, since I wasn't all that dedicated to it.
Grimmy7688: Gaarabayrdsm on January 14th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Aww! You are too cuteXD And I feel the same way about my lj; it's like an escape or au for my thoughts and Bleach mostly Bleach
Ruyuruyu on January 15th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Lol. I know, right? And escape, exactly. ^^

::tries to figure out what she said that was cute:: *blushes*
Grimmy7688: Gaarabayrdsm on January 16th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
You just make me sentimental ;D
death to cupcake: Arieldeathtocupcake on January 16th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Names. I just can't help but find this interesting that you are here talking about your names when only too long ago I ranted about finding the right name in my first LJ post. It's true though isn't? The name really does become a part of you. I know if someone in RL were to randomly call me Fate I'd respond to it quicker than even my real name. It's funny, I never even liked that word but as a name, after a while of having been called by it, it just felt right.

I love how you view your LJ, as not just some random website but as something meaningful. I'd like to be able to create that sort of ideal within my own LJ.

And, lol, I was so obsessed with Harry Potter way back when. Wasn't even in fandom but holy cow, it was my life. To be honest, I think some very small part of me is still a bit obsessed. Apparently some place (maybe it's disney? I don't know) is making a Harry Potter section in their park. It's going to have that candy shop in it, just like the one in Diagon Alley. I want to go so badly now but...it's so hot down there! This canadian winter girl would melt... DX
Ruyuruyu on January 16th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
*nods head* I've very attached to my LJ name. Whenever someone types it and I read it, I get that pleasurable feeling of recognition. It's a nice feeling to be known on the internet.

Lol. Yeah, me and my LJ have a close bond. *giggles* I finally made the plunge and got a paid account and I love it even more now. I plan on getting a permanent account the next time they offer it and I can afford it. I'm in it for the long-haul.

I'm still obsessed with HP. I wasn't active in the fandom either, but I was a very, very pleased lurker! I've got tons of fanfiction stored that I read over and over again. Who was your OTP or favorite ships? I was and Harry/Draco and a Sirius/Remus lover, among others.

It's Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida - "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter". Crazy, hu? I've never been to Universal Studios, but I'd love to go. ^^ I'm pretty used to the heat, though it's not nearly as bad as Southern Florida's heat and humidity.

death to cupcake: prose b4 Hosdeathtocupcake on January 16th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Same. :)

I'd like to get a paid account...someday. XD

I actually didn't even think about ships when I first read the series. I read the first three books in grade two, and waited for the rest (or i just simply couldn't find the fourth. Can't remember). So it wasn't until I entered fandom that I knew about ships at all. Although I really liked Severus/Lily and would kill to see some sort of clip of the last movie where it shows that part with poor dying Snape but everyone can be with anyone as far as I'm concerned. XD Especially Harry. I like Ginny and all but...I don't see how they could've fallen in love with so little interaction (or maybe I was just to absorbed in the plot). I may have to hunt down some Harry/Draco fics now...and maybe some Sirius/Remus too. Things with Luna would be nice. I have a soft spot for her. Any suggestions I should check out? :D

If I'm not moving at all I can deal with maximum 15 celcius (Sorry, I don't know faren.. I don't even know how to spell it apparently). Moving around I need it to be a good ole' zero. My mother thinks I'm insane. XD

Ruyuruyu on January 16th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
I didn't either then I first read the books. When I started there were only 4 books out in the series, and by the time the 5th came out I was just starting to ship. Yeah, I've never liked Harry/Gin, it seems...forced, I guess. I haven't read many Luna fics, I'll have to check that out.

Check some of these out: http://acciodraco.livejournal.com/3328.html
My favorite Harry/Draco is "On the Wings of the Storm". It's on the list in the link I gave. My two favorite H/D authors are SilentAuror and rurounihime. They're the best.

death to cupcake: Glompdeathtocupcake on January 16th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll definately have to get to reading these some time over the next few weeks. I kinda hate having to search through FF to find good fics when I haven't already been stalking that particular area, so this is a big help. ^^
Ruyuruyu on January 16th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Your welcome. That list, plus those authors will definitely keep you occupied. :3