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My LiveJournal turned 15 three days ago. I've had it more than half my life now.

I hate to be leaving. So much of my history, my coming-of-age, is entwined with communities and friends that I have made through LJ. But I can't stay here and support the new TOS. I have copied everything to Dreamwidth, of course, and I've already started updating there. But I need to start clearing this journal out, and... it's bittersweet.

I'm going to start deleting old posts soon, but I wanted to make a public one, a final one, as a remembrance. I don't want to delete this account, at least not immediately. I think the TOS has a provision for accounts to be deleted after a period of inactivity, so it'll probably happen sooner or later, but I don't want to be the one to pull the trigger.

Thank you to Brad Fitzpatrick and the other LiveJournal creators for creating a platform that has shaped my life.

Thank you to all the friends, past and present, who enriched my life in countless ways.

Thanks for the memories, the inside jokes, the lnlxcore.

For being there for me through my turbulent adolescence, through my early adulthood where I mostly saw in shades of gray. My excitement at my forays into online dating, finding myself, and establishing new relationships. My struggles with even wanting to stick around in this world. Or any portion thereof.

All I have left is a song that I feel describes my life here from when I started out on June 3, 2002. This is a love song to this journal. Maybe this can fill in the gaps when all the old posts are gone, before the journal itself disappears from the servers forever.

If you'd like to find me on Dreamwidth and haven't yet, comment and let me know. My name there isn't the same as my name here or really anywhere else on my social media.

Thank you. I love you. Goodbye.
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