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07 December 2012 @ 11:18 am
My LJ days are coming to an end  
I hate to let this go, but with work starting again, my family responsibilities, and waning fannish interests, I don't have the energy to keep this journal going. I've let my extra userpic accounts expire and the same will happen with my paid account in the middle of the month. I'll keep the basic account up and running, so I can still check in with my flist now and then.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for five wonderful years together. I came here looking for a community and found more than I ever expected: friendship, creativity, beauty, inspiration, collaboration, and knowledge. I honestly wish I had the time to send each of you a personal message expressing how much you have meant to me. Please know you have touched my life, and been there for me in countless ways.

I hope we can continue to stay in contact in some form. As I mentioned, I plan to check in from time to time. If you ever need to reach me, send an e-mail to elliotsmelliot@gmail.com. If any of you are on facebook and want to connect that way, send me a PM.

I wish all of you health, happiness, and love in 2013. May your fandoms please you and muses cooperate!
halfdutch: BFF Sawyer by hopelessfangirlhalfdutch on December 7th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
((hugs)) Sorry to see you go but of course I understand. I'm not on LJ much either anymore. Please do check in when you can. Wishing the best for you and your family! ♥
elliotsmelliot: Lost Charlie Hurleyelliotsmelliot on December 8th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
***Hugs to you and your pups*** I hope the holidays are not too stressful for you this year. If you are ever in the Toronto area, let me know!
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elliotsmelliot: Parks and Rec Ronelliotsmelliot on December 8th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
I would like to stay in touch too. If anything, I want to say I know you when you fix the global economy! Of course, a good libertarian like you will never intervene in such a manner.

I really enjoyed last night's P&R!
Lou: hugging frogsgottalovev on December 7th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm glad LJ and fandom was there where you needed it and that I got to know you through it. you are a fantastic person and I sure hope we can stay in contact (if you ever come back in my parts, I'd love to see you again). have fun with real life, and, who knows, maybe you'll cycle back to fandom one day, you never know :)

*much hugs*
elliotsmelliot: Animal Penguinselliotsmelliot on December 8th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
*hugs* It was a pleasure meeting you THREE times. I will definitely let you know if I am ever in your parts. The same goes for you. And I would not be opposed to a future GFG.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 8th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
*holds you tight*

I have been meaning to get to the computer more often and then I do and see stuff like this and it just makes me want to cry. I hope to see you around every once in a blue moon at least.

elliotsmelliot: Book Tree Girlelliotsmelliot on December 8th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Awww, that is so sweet. Here's to a blue moon!
a geek in such the wrong way: lost-alwayshaldoor on December 8th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to see you go, T, but it's been a pleasure to have come to know you, and it was always fun. Thank you so much! I'll pop you into my e-mail, so I don't lose touch completely. Good luck with everything in your life too! *many hugs*

Edit: you're already in my e-mail! I'll include you on my Christmas e-mail for a start, anyhow!

Edited at 2012-12-08 03:15 am (UTC)
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 11th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
I hope one day to travel to your part of the world, and would love to say hi. Thanks for everything. *Hugs*
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Amanda: ° stock. little miss sunshineisis2015 on December 8th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
*big hugs*
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 11th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
*hugs back*
elise: DIGBY HUGSelise_509 on December 8th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
This makes me sad, but you have so much on your plate I totally see why letting this go makes sense. I know we'll keep in touch on FB though, so this isn't good-bye! *hugs*
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 11th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Not good bye! Where else will I go for my movie recs? *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on December 8th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry to see you go but it's absolutely understandable. ♥ and if you ever come back we'll be here - and I still hope to see you around if/when you feel like it. ;) (Also I have you on FB so if I ever manage to check it like a normal person would I'll still be in contact on there. <3) best wishes for everything!
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 11th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for understanding. If I am ever in Rome, I will ask you to play for guide!

Did you see the BE finale? I really liked the last three eps?
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elliotsmelliot: Book Tree Girlelliotsmelliot on December 17th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I delayed responding until I had a few moments to properly say good bye. I already miss our frequent interactions, shared squee, unshared squee, and friendly disagreements. I have so many great memories of our time together on LJ. I really feel one day our paths will cross in person. Good luck with school and the Scottish exchange. Thank you for being such an amazing friend and inspiring writer.
falafel_musings: BSGfalafel_musings on December 8th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I saw this post when I got home last night but I'd just finished two hectic 12 hour days at work so I didn't want to reply when I was feeling braindead and exhausted.

Anyway...HUGs and CRYs!! Elliot I will miss you so much!! You've been one of my very favourite posters on LJ. I mean, you managed to pull me back into Lost fandom (post-Charlie death) with your wonderful fanfic and fan essays, so you must be special. And you introduced me to shows like The Wire and Mad Men and a great many brilliant books and films too. But more than that it's always been a pleasure to read your thoughts on any topic and - for someone I've never met face to face - you've been a hugely supportive friend.

If you are checking your flist and have any time between babies and work, please don't be a stranger and chime in on my fandom posts occasionally. I'll also try to keep in touch on Facebook when I can (though I almost never use FB!) *sigh* It really feels like the end of an era, but thank you all your past LJ-ing and thank you for being my flister. Good luck starting back at work and best wishes to you and your family.

MISS YOU!! *my inner Mr Gaeta cries*
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 17th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Ditto to the hugs and cries. I remember when you first left and my LJ had a falafel shaped hole. Hopefully we can meet in person next summer when I come to the UK for that conference. In the meantime good luck surviving the BB hiatus!
sad side of normal: FNL: Mr. and Mrs. Coach are lovefosfomifira on December 9th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
It's been such a privilege get to read about your life, the work you do, the things you're interested in and just get to know you. For that I'm very grateful. It makes perfect sense that you need to step leave - you have so much going on and there are only so many hours to a day, but it doesn't make it any less sad.

All I know is that I'm going to miss you terribly. This is the first time I wish I had a FB account. I wish you and your lovely family all the best. *HUGS*
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 17th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. Good luck with school, and I wish your father a speedy recovery. HUGS.
ozmissage: P&R. B/L. i'm glad you're here.ozmissage on December 9th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm so sad to see you go, but I totally understand. It has been such a joy to get to know you these past few years. You were one of the first people to welcome me to LJ, and you have been such an inspiring, intelligent and kind presence on my flist ever since. I wish you, Juliet, and your husband (and Daniel!) nothing but the best. <333
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 18th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
It has been a joy to get to know you as well. Your were one of the post-Lost friends with whom I still shared fandom interests and you always had interesting things to say. Good luck with you writing! *hugs*
the story girl: heartseponine119 on December 10th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
I will miss seeing you around here. I hope everything goes well for you and your family. ♥
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 18th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Me too. I will have to check in with you later in month about Les Miserables!
alemyrddin: Jack Sawyer hugalemyrddin on December 13th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you won't be here anymore but I definitely understand. I wish I had the foresight of doing a similar post and thanking everyone for what they gave to me instead of just vanishing when it happened to me.

I loved LJ when I was addicted to Lost and to LJ as a byproduct and I still read my flist from time to time and sometime lurk in a few comms, but I really don't have the time, the energy and perhaps the will to keep my journal updated.

It's true though - we touched each other's lives and I loved the experience of having friend from all over the world, that was completely new to me.

Best wishes for everything, hon. ♥
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 18th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
I hope life has been treating you well these days. I wish you and your family all the best in 2013. It was always nice to chat about Lost with you and hear about your journey to become a mother.
siluria: BBM_hugsiluria on December 29th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I've been off LJ for a while so I'm catching up. I will definitely keep in touch but I wanted to wish you all the best xxxx
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on January 3rd, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)

I'm travelling to the UK in June 2013 for a conference in Nottingham. Is that anywhere near you?

Happy New Year.
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