Is this largely symbolic at this point? Yes; the only real change is leaving, and I'm too invested in my community here to do that, unless elsejournal takes off and I can bring you all with me. But as someone who signs anti-war petitions and does candlelight vigils, I'm okay with symbolic.
Does the removal of basic accounts actually affect me, a permanent user? Actually, yeah. You wouldn't be able to read placesyouhaunt if I had to pay for it. I make new basic accounts for new stories; I make new basic accounts for characters. My LJ fiction gets mentioned elsewhere, driving readers to the site. Y'know?
Does the censorship of interests actually affect me? As a bisexual woman, yes, it does. The Hot Bi Babes of the world seem to have it all, but in reality....not so much. It's argued that we don't exist. It's demanded that we get off the fence. We get marginalized and discounted by both the gay and straight communities. So yeah, I don't need yet another place telling me I don't exist.
Will it make a difference? I don't know. Neither do you. :) But I'm doing it. Can't hurt, might help.
I'll be closing the LJ window entirely for the duration, so I won't be tempted to post or comment. :) Something you need me to know? Shadesong AT gmail.com.
Need help on today's Shayara puzzle? Hit the forums!
Get bored during the strike? Shayara. If you haven't started yet, start at Act One and read straight through the-story-so-far,then feel free to poke around the site and find other bits of story. Stay tuned to those forums - I'll be adding extra fresh new content around the site tomorrow. A strike special.
Be well, everyone - see you tomorrow night or Saturday morning!