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17 June 2009 @ 10:57 am
You should read this and nominate me... because...  
I've maintained several journals and communities on LJ, as a member of fandom, as a programmer and designer, and as a communications medium. It is more than that. It can be a professional tool, because of the simple layout that is changeable with a little work... It is quite simple to make a multimedia page for only $20 a year. I keep a paid account - This was my main but I have now changed to the other. So I see it as a living tool, full of real people who are quite into it, for whatever those reasons are. Censorship isn't good, so it's not up to LJ to figure out why people are into it, as long as they're not breaking the law. I have the experience, and have been around for all the changes, watched LJ grow, watched people walk out when LJ failed to meet their expectations, and am able to help project the future of LJ. One of the things that LJ has added recently that not many sites do, unless you're paying hundreds of dollars a year for a site that will get you blacklisted in search engines, is the adult category for journals, and the themes over 14 years of age. This is a major thing for fandom, and for general users who don't want to be censored, and yet it keeps LJ safe for legal purposes, and our children safe. Sure, we all know kids lie online, but at least it's an attempt, right? As far as changes, I'd just like to be involved in discussion, see what is brought up, put in the input of the everyday user, and even the users like me, who use it more than just a little. The communities here are fantastic - I've even replaced my eBay usage with a Japanese one here, and the potential for use is unlimited. I'd like to help enforce the adult marking - it is such a privelege to even have that ability, so I don't want it taken away due to people who aren't using it and still posting adult content. This is a bigge for me, since I am a single parent. So, please nominate me, because I am an icon maker, a programmer, a crazy hyper girl (though over 30) who owns her own company and is therefore always online, and who never sleeps, because sleep is overrated. AND CLICK THE PICTURES TO SEE ME IN ACTION! PLEASE?

Edit: I forgot to add that I have volunteered with the Nashville Union Mission, Habitat For Humanity, traveled to Mexico twice to build houses, am involved in international communities, won several student leadership awards in college, along with a couple of art awards, so I have been very active in many ways, not just online, and can offer a truly unique perspective. My son is homeschooled, and learning Japanese as one of his classes, along with the culture. So I'm a well-rounded person who has traveled all over the United States and other parts of the world, and will not play favorites. I know most people hear 'fangirl' and that's an immediate cringe, but I poke fun at myself in fandom, and list it only because it does speak to my qualifications - I sell art in the mangaka and doujinshika styles, as well as help my son learn things such as oekkake and kirigami.

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Ashley!cynical_ash on June 18th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Mmmm, yes... bananananana octopus. and pancakes. I am amused.

Thank you! Please feel free to let me know any issues or concerns you have via my contact info posted above, miss alien girl. ^_^
infinity isn't long enoughameliorate23 on June 18th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.

It seems like you're one of us and you're a capable leader so fandom will be well represented. Good luck^^
mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: Support
Thank you - I have many fandoms, that are now represented by my company, which produces doujinshis (fan made books that are similar to mangas but collectible, with larger sizes, more elegant papers and printings, with numbered and signed limited editions) as well as other products. Of course I have my share of Japanese fandoms, but I also have American ones which will stay represented. I've worked hard to create these companies that take fandom to a real level of professionalism.... like rping and am good at it? Apply to be a doujinshi writer! Great at fanart? We always need more people illustrating scripts!

So we've moved into several areas of it in a business sense, which has been an incredible thing to watch the response to, as most people have problems locating doujinshis. I also speak the language, read and write it, collect shitajiiki, gashapons, and the like, so my room is a cultural wildness studio. Thank you for your support!
Faolchu Scathaparker_wolf on June 18th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Doktor Kamisama: predatorsthekamisama on June 19th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
I support this nomination. Viva Nashvegas!
mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
heehee. kamisama~ I say that so much in real life...

And I am still wearing my sad little bracelet to help the Preds. Love the icon! (Yes, it doesn't fit with my art, math, programming and such side, but I am a retired athlete who attends football and hockey. Not everyone fits into a little box.)
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mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: Go for it!
Thank you - I have so many more photos I could post, but there's so little time and so much to choose from. In Mexico, we were working so I got very few pictures, at a low res, but those are the sort of memories that stay forever without a camera. The cathedral is in NY a few months after 9/11... I was one of the representatives who took our memorial to the site. So my cultural awareness and language skills are not limited to America, nor should they be... We are a diverse nation, and there is something in each culture of beauty. My travels have shown that, and I interact with people both online and in real life, especially at conventions or at volunteer or political functions, so I really think I'd do great in this position. I've never had a leadership position at my school or job that I didn't recieve commendations for, but if this were reduced to an 'awards' or popularity contest, it would lose a lot of meaning. It's about what I'll do if elected, though at least I can show I've done things in the past.
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Re: Go for it! - mercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ryandeadpool97 on June 19th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I support this nomination and want to see it come through!
mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Please feel free to let me know any issues or concerns you have via my contact info posted above, miss alien girl. ^_^
B to the izzo: A-teamflyinglobster on June 19th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Nina Forsythninaf on June 19th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
yZZylyzz13 on June 19th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
I support this nomination
Low-leveled general geekmiss_breeziness on June 19th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
"So, please nominate me, because I am an icon maker, a programmer, a crazy hyper girl (though over 30) who owns her own company and is therefore always online, and who never sleeps, because sleep is overrated."

Just for this I support you. :)
mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It's true too... who has time for sleep when there are so many fascinating things to learn and do? ^_^
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mercynremercynre on June 19th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)

Dunno, the icon just made me wanna do that. Because I like RAWWWWRing.

*is in a silly hyper productive mood*

Thanks for your support! I have so got to thank each and every person, it seems so random at the moment.
The Groovin' Mahoovingroovinmahoovin on June 19th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
russellrussell_moore on June 19th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination