I realized I should probably make a post about a decision I made. See, I haven't looked at LJ in almost a month. It's not because I've been too busy (though I have, and that's not changing any time soon). It's because I finally realized I couldn't use LJ anymore and feel good about myself. Even after all the previous times when people left, I stuck with it, but this time I've realized that my complacency about it pretty much implicitly condones Russia's attitude toward the LBGTQ community. I think it's because I've been so focused on American issues for the last year that it's too hard to think beyond the border. But on this, after seeing all the atrocities that have been happening? I can't ignore it any longer.
This realization was my straw. I just can't, in good conscience, use LJ anymore. I won't be deleting my journal because I may decide I want to do Yuletide this year, but other than that, I'm walking away.
It makes me horrifically sad. Because it means essentially I'm walking away from a lot of the fandom stuff I've loved. It's been a huge part of my life for over a decade. But I have to do this.
I haven't made my mind up about DW. I'll be honest, I don't really like it. Plus, not checking LJ the past month has relieved me of stress a tiny bit. It's time I can devote to other things. But I don't know if I'll be able to stay away. I guess we'll see.