Apr. 13th, 2012

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It seems like I periodically do this thing, where I realize I never actually write in my own lj. I had the idea to just do recs, since I don't seem to do much else here, but I always forget to save links before moving on to the next thing. Then there always seems to be something new stopping me from going back to find old favorites or if I do try to find the old favs, I get sucked in rereading them and then going on a spiraling adventure where I start by reading a Criminal Minds story and somehow ending up getting into a fandom for a soap opera I've never watched before. (True story, bro. ATWT. LuRe is my otp.)

Finding these new fandoms always seems to take just one author writing a story I really like from a fandom I like. When I look for more from the author, I end up trying out these different fandoms, because hey, I liked their other story so maybe theres something to this new one and/or fandom. After that it usually evolves into a crazy amount of time on youtube to see if I actually like the canon of the fandom. If I do like it, then I typically end up having to find the series/movie and have a crazy marathon, followed up by a crazy fanfic finding/reading marathon. If I don't seem to like canon, I'll often still go right to the crazy fanfic finding/reading marathon anyways. I'll typically have at least 4, if not way more than that, tabs going with different sites looking for fic for a few days, diving into the fandom anytime I have time to play around online. It's crazy.

I end up driving myself insane though, because I'll read so much, that it's almost overload. Later when I think of one of the stories I read and now want to reread I can't really remember where the heck I found it because it was some crazy journey of this site links to this one and then that to this and so on. In an effort to help with my own mental wellness, I'm thinking of getting a pinboard account. I've read a few different discussions about the various bookmarking websites, and it seems like that might be the one to go with. Whether I follow through with saving stories I like remains to be seen, but with the bookmarklets available for Firefox, I'm hopeful. I think having the button right there on my toolbar will make me more apt to save the links. We'll see I guess.

If this works tho, the next thing I'll have to work on is following through with the various stories I've thought of/started...


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