What is your LiveJournal username? How did you come up with it?
oulan. Oulan is a character is Suikoden II. One of the most badass female asskickers in the history of video games, I think. I fell for her originally because she has red hair and giant tits and that's all I needed in life.
Have you renamed before? If so, what were your old names? If you haven't renamed, what names would you want to rename to?
Nope. Never. Oulan has been my online name forever. I wouldn't know what to change it to if I had to. Though I guess my AIM sn, Degac Creep, would work if it was necessary.
How much does your user info say about you?
Pretty much everything you need to know from a glance. I don't hide very much about myself, which should be obvious by now. There's certain things about my past that I generally ignore or pass over when the subject comes up, but I wouldn't say I'm secretive.
How long have you been on LiveJournal?
Almost five years.
What is the longest amount of time you've gone without posting?
There was that one time when my computer broke and I didn't post for like a month because this town sucks and I wasn't aware that there was internet at the library.
What are your posts normally about?
Whatever I want to talk about. Chatlogs, fandom posts, my health (more lately). If I find it interesting, even a little bit, chances are it'll end up here.
Is your LiveJournal friends only? Why or why not?
Fuck no. It's always been my stand that if you don't want people to read your shit, it doesn't belong on the internet. It's an online journal for a reason. Some of my posts are locked, but those are the ones with personal information or ranting about my mother because it is not in my best interest to have the woman who provides for me reading those kinds of things. She's a nutcase, but that doesn't mean I need to make my life any harder.
Does your LiveJournal have an actual title or are you merely USER @ LiveJournal?
I wouldn't say it has an official title.
How long do you see yourself staying on LiveJournal?
Until they ick me out.
How many people are on your friends list, not counting private journals, media journals, etc?
I don't feel like counting out, really, so I'll just say the userinfo says 103.
Why do you choose to add a person to your friendslist?
More often than not, I'll add a person after they add me and I check out their journal. My journal isn't locked so anyone can add me, but that doesn't mean I want to see their entries on my friends list.
Is your friends list an actual list of people you consider friends, or more of a reading list?
Bit of both.
How often do you read your friends list?
Many times a day. Fewer times on weekends.
Do you use filters when viewing your friendslist?
I have filters set up and I use them sometimes when I need them, but I usually just check my main friends page.
How much do you talk to people on your friendslist off of LiveJournal?
Every day. I regularly speak with i_eat_bamboo, poetanarchy, hatterinsanity, iryokuatae and dracoslovebunny on the phone or through texts and I talk on the phone with bulgocrazyi on occasion. And if you can count on AIM, there's a good handful that I contact on there (or who contact me, is probably more accurate).
Do you do friends cuts? Why or why not?
Friends cuts for me don't really impact people that much. When I do friends cuts, I'm usually just cleaning up old, dead and abandoned journals.
Do you regularly participate in friending memes? if not, how do you normally find people to friend?
I have once or twice, but it just kind of feels like I'm putting myself on display or something. I usually get a few friends off of them, but I rarely have the time to read through everyone's posts. D: I don't add people usually. They add me and I add them back. It's not because I'm stuck up or anything, that's just how it is.
How often do you add new friends to your friends list?
Whenever they add me. Well, most of the time. Sometimes it's just a new person in the fandom and they add all the people they think are BNFs and I guess some people think that about me, but it's just not even close to true.
Do your friends have to have things in common with you?
Well, it helps. Most of the people on my list have things in common with me. I mean, otherwise, why would you even read my entries?
How many userpics do you get maximum? How many of those slots do you actually use?
144 and 144. I added the swell Raki one I'm posting with about one hour ago, after I made it. Now my icons are full again.
Do you mostly use icons made by yourself or by others?
Half and half, I'd say. Sometimes I'll make one that I think looks really great so I just have to use it. Or sometimes I cant find icons of the things I want, so I'll make my own. But sometimes I feel really lazy and I'll just hunt some down that other people made.
Do you have your own icon community? How often do you post in it?
acony_icons. Once or twice a month, depending on how fast my icon post folder fills up.
What fandoms are most frequently seen in your userpics?
H.O.T and Super Junior half a good half of my icons filled, and after that I use a lot of Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Bleach, Naruto, Claymore, etc. I have a lot of fandoms that change all the time so my icons, to a point, aren't very consistent.
How do you find icons to use?
I have a bunch of icon communities/journals on my friends list that I watch and when posts come up that interest me, I check them out. From there it's just picking which ones I want.
How often do you upload new icons to use in your userpics?
When I find ones I like.
Which of your userpics do you use the most?
Which of your userpics do you like the most?
The old maximum number of userpics was three. Could you see yourself "surviving" on three userpics now?
Yeah, no. Not even if I was paid.
What do your userpics say about you?
That I have a lot of interests, I think. And that I have a sense of humor.
Which fandoms are you most active in?
Currently, the only way I participate in most of my fandoms is by making icons. And if that counts, then you can check my icon journal to see which ones and when.
What do your choice of fandoms say about you?
That I am flexible.
Do you make friends based on fandom?
Sometimes. Depends on if they're assholes or not. Like the Super Junior fandom is just full of assholes. Some of my anime fandoms aren't so asshole-packed.
How many fandom communities are you a part of?
Again, like above, don't feel like counting them out, but my userinfo says I'm in 170 communities.
Do you join fanfic or icon communities or only the general communities?
Oh, I am all over icon communities. I love icons communities. So I'll join the general community and almost always the graphics one, too. I join fic communities on occasion, but a lot of my fandoms are small enough that separate communities aren't necessary.
How many fandom communities do you moderate?
How often do you check fandom communities for new posts?
As often as I check my friends page, I guess. I do sometimes check specific communities if I've been away for a while, but I usually see entries through my friends page.
Do you contribute to fandom? If so, by way of what?
Like I stated above, it's usually through icons, though I did post a link to the new chapter of Claymore on claymore_fans a few weeks back.
Have you ever read (or been featured on) fandom_wank?
Someone posted on kpop_wank about something that went down on kpop_uploads that involved me, but I wasn't really the one that inspired the post, so I'm not sure if that counts.
What is one thing you wish you could change about fandom?
I think everything is fine just as it is.
That took a long fucking time. I'm not doing that one again. D: