misstia: (Purty Putin)
[personal profile] misstia posting in [community profile] vintageads
I just read this. Very first sentence says: "It is now illegal in Russia to distribute any images that depict President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup and implying he is gay." Emphasis mine. I'm not IN Russia. Yet LJ is. So does that mean WE can't post such depictions, even if we are not in Russia? Or would that be okay if our community was a paid account, since that user agreement didn't apply to paid accounts? But of course the English user agreement wasn't binding, only the Russian one was. We've all started to learn Russian, right?

Perplexing isn't it? And why is Putin so concerned being depicted wearing makeup? Or implying he's gay? Oh wait, right, right, he's a homophobic dictator. And if Mother Russia is gazing at this post, the views expressed in this post are mine and mine alone. I'm Miss Tia residing in the Land of Misfit Toys, Akron, OH, USA. I've been here since 2004, but I'll be damned I kowtow to anyone, especially homophobic bullies such as Putin.

Wanted to let y'all know of this new Russian law, as it might apply to some of us. Do we have ANY freedom of speech? Or only so long as we don't mock the sensitive little boy Putin? Waaaah! People mock me!

1msosd

Date: 2017-04-06 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cuddyclothes.livejournal.com
I backed up everything on Dreamwidth, but I don't like it. All of my fanfic is on AO3 anyway, and my various pix are either in photobucket or my hard drive. Fuck 'em. Right now this feels like fear-mongering.

Date: 2017-04-06 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cuddyclothes.livejournal.com
AO3 is for fanfic. Importing to Dreamwidth is pretty simple. It took more than 24 hours but I didn't pay any attention to it until it was over. Now it won't update unless I "mirror" my entries, which doesn't interest me. So it's all in one place, but that doesn't mean I have to use DW.

P.S. I've noticed I keep typing "Dreadwidth". heh.

Date: 2017-04-07 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cuddyclothes.livejournal.com
My pleasure.

Date: 2017-04-06 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
in russia, Noun verb pronoun.

Date: 2017-04-06 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fflo.livejournal.com
I was wondering what might happen if someone posts the image on LJ. And anyone in Russia notices.

Date: 2017-04-06 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fflo.livejournal.com
Guess we'll find out! Thanks for running the test. And in no uncertain terms. :)

Date: 2017-04-06 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
who could have ever imagined that I would have to call lawyer before posting....

Date: 2017-04-06 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
one thing that bugs and creeps the hell out of me is when lj-bots comment about how some random russian LJ page written entirely in cryllic cites or references one of my entries here, and I have no idea what it is theyre saying or doing since my browser doesnt auto-translate cryllic, and I an completely illeterate in that script.

Date: 2017-04-06 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
well, I know facebook notifies when people tag and reposts, so I suppose its livejournals way of keeping up with the times....

Date: 2017-04-06 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
the troll must have been one of those net-trolls Putin and RT employs to harrass and gaslight gullible americans on the internet.

Date: 2017-04-09 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
If you ever need someone to take a look and/or translate a Russian-language entry, I would be happy to do so--just PM me :)

Date: 2017-04-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
P.S.

Also: google.translate.com--copy and paste

(not super, b/c it's an automated program, but one can get the gist)

Date: 2017-04-06 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danthered.livejournal.com
Da, but vheere are moose and squirrel?!

Date: 2017-04-06 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathstar461.livejournal.com
Putin has ordered his lapdog Donald to hunt for them. Donald has declared that he has alternative facts stating that moose and squirrel are hiding out at Obama's place. Or Hillary's. could be anywhere, no one knows. sad.

Date: 2017-04-06 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danthered.livejournal.com
Are you sure it's the squirrel (http://goo.gl/OUa68c)?

Date: 2017-04-07 04:44 am (UTC)
ext_25678: (Default)
From: [identity profile] pronker.livejournal.com
Thank you so, so much for this. :) The world needs more silliness.

Date: 2017-04-06 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] livejournal.livejournal.com
Hello! Your entry got to top-25 of the most popular entries in LiveJournal!
Learn more about LiveJournal Ratings in FAQ (https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=303).

Date: 2017-04-06 11:24 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (zatanna (sideways smile))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Everybody's abandoning ship like they've hit a glacier. I'd like to see how it shakes out first. I've been backing up to Dreamwidth for years, anyway, and my fic always goes to AO3.

Date: 2017-04-07 01:28 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (christian (for bradygirl_12))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
It certainly seems like it. The few remaining in my circle deleted their journals and got out of Dodge. Frankly, I prefer to wait, because hasty decisions always come back to bite me. All this does seem like fear-mongering, doesn't it?
From: [identity profile] baron-waste.livejournal.com


It is and it isn't.  All of this is aimed at the Russian Живой Журнал users.  The very fact that the new User Agreement is only binding in Russian tells us this; if we mattered, or what we do mattered, an English-language edition would have been vetted and considered binding.

LiveJournal is a HUGE political engine in Russia, way far more than we ever have had. That's what this is all about.  We leftovers are below the radar.

Date: 2017-04-09 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danthered.livejournal.com
You might want to read this (https://io9.gizmodo.com/russian-owned-livejournal-bans-political-talk-adds-ris-1794143772?IR=T), which looks to me like extremely good reasons to jump ship and swim away as quickly and quietly as possible.
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Date: 2017-04-07 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucridlucifel.livejournal.com
I'm actually wondering what will happen to this post. I'm waiting to see and I'm loling at the Putin makeup image.
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Date: 2017-04-08 04:54 am (UTC)
dandyads: (raptor)
From: [personal profile] dandyads
since I came back to this weirdo user agreement, I've been logged out twice in about 20 minutes.. also had some scheduled posts that did not post (forgot about them tbh, but I got error messages about it).. I basically only come here for this community now anyway, I deleted my journal entries forever ago

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