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17 August 2009 @ 03:58 pm
Moderator's Post: New Bleachness Helpers  

bleachness  has gotten too big for me to handle (by myself). I intended this community to be my writing journal and a place where my fan friends could blab without annoying my non-fan friends on my private journal but in just a matter of months, hundreds of people tagged along for the ride and the discussion has been really fun and far be it from me to call "lights out" on the party just because I can't keep up. Due to ongoing illnesses in my family I just haven't been able to write fic and fancy meta myself but people like to come here for their bleachy squee and theories and someone needs to keep an eye on the place so it stays within the parameters of fair discourse.

So two people who I roped, hog-tied and threatened to do this for me who graciously offered their services are now co-administrators of this community along with me. I'm not going anywhere. I've just gotten some help. Last summer I lost power due to a hurricane for ten days and one particularly ugly anti-IchiOri post was left up for a while. Regulars addressed it nobly but it really bothered me that I wasn't around to delete the post. That sort of thing isn't happening again. I may not be able to check the comm for a few days on occasion, but I've got jaina  and karenai now  to help make sure no one starts a food fight here or does anything really dumb like post p0rn without a warning and without an lj cut.

jaina  is the lucky girl who got to interview Kubo-sensei and look into his pretty brown eyes last year and karenai  is someone who's always here with something intelligent to say. Both are Americans, my friends, and gals who won't take any bullshit so honour them as thou wouldst me and all shall be fine.

One last thing--AAAARGH! to our friends in Tokyo who went through that earthquake last week. I hope everyone is okay. I know my friends are. I heard from Spacecat right away and then got concerned about aftershocks and typhoons. Kubo's studio was in the midst of relocating and I hope damage hasn't set back Bleach.  My sister lives in the Bay area of San Fransisco so I worry about earthquakes a lot, not to mention that its hurricane season as I type this. I'm looking forward to a new chapter coming out soon and for there to be MAJOR carnage and ass-kicking, anything to alleviate my anxiety of the season. Barragan? It'll serve Hachi and Soi right if Barry's fine but the old guy scares me and so does the concept of Time dissolving Everything so yeah, blow him to bits.

*waits for spoilers*

Danielwdboldstar on August 17th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for being so gracious about all of us crashing your little community, debbie. It really is the best place I've found on the web for getting fun, drama-free, smart discussion about Bleach and Bleach spoilers.

Good luck to you and your family in dealing with all that yucky stuff!
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 17th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)

Aww, Daniel, I've met lots of friends here. I had no idea the Bleach fandom was full of such wonderful wonderful nerds and such perverted yaoi fangirls.

And yeah, yucky stuff. Hopefully things should be getting better. At the very least my husband's job survived the state budget cuts. I still want to teach but that may not be for a while yet.
(no subject) - wdboldstar on August 17th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kylarakarenai on August 17th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy to help out. :)
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 17th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)

You're online! Cool! It's thunderstorming here atm so if the power goes and people march to this community with torches, you'll take care of them right?

Barragan, be dead. Wonderweiss, come back all pissed and scary. Gin, notice Matsumoto. Hurry up chapter!
(no subject) - karenai on August 17th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Queen of the Dirty Lookmadrona_8 on August 17th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I don't say much around here but I'm glad you got some help. **waves hi to the new mods**
I'm in the Bay Area as well and I've decided we don't get earthquake with nearly the same regularity as Japan. We get little bumps every once in a while, but the truly scary ones don't happen all that often ( I live about 600 ft from the San Andreas and I'm not worried)
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 17th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)

I've felt some in Berkeley when visiting my sister and they weren't bad at all--I've never felt a bad one. Hurricanes are different--you know when they're coming and you have time to get out or batten down and take in the plants and prepare. Earthquakes terrify me--la, la, la, having tea and bam things fall off the shelves!
My Devil On the Bed: ByaRen - Nice to know youldybastet on August 17th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I don't say much here, mostly lurking, but I love following the discussions here as they are generally very intelligent and fun. :) So I'm happy that you're having us as guests here, debbie! :D *waves hi to help-mods* It's always good to have a little help with a community of this size. Like you say, you can't be around all the time.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 17th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you enjoy the community. I'm tickled that people do. Really tickled. It's been one of the happiest most unexpected gifts in fandom for me.
Seakhyata on August 17th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
I should troll the comm just to test the mettle of the new mods. Muahahaha.

Karenai my love, you stand warned. ;)
Kylarakarenai on August 17th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
*cracks whip* Rawr.
(no subject) - _debbiechan_ on August 17th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lorkylork on August 18th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wicked_liz on August 18th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
『ミカオル』 ☆mikaoru on August 17th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
congrats to jaina and kylara ^^

*is being a troll in her own journal*
oh gallant piglet,: dance!aizome on August 17th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Welcome jaina and karenai! Good to know there are others standing by in case of kerfluffles. *salutes*

*hugs for Debbie*
~vkikay~vkikay on August 17th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Congrats and goodluck to the new mods!!! <3

All the best to you deb
Have Fun Storming the Castle!: Calvin-Hobbesannieroo2 on August 18th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
So happy you got help, because this is one of the best bleach places to visit and chat.

Though I lag behind in commenting, I love coming here and learning all the newest info, and craziest and/or most intelligent bleach theories. ;)

But of course I come here most often for the fun nerd outs. :D

*hugs and best wishes* to you and your family. And thanks Debbie for making such a great place.
navijinaviji on August 18th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
congratulations jaina and karenai! =D
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Cool Ishidala_kalaka on August 18th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
First: Congratulations to Jaina and Karenai for being our mods (yeah, OURS! xD) and almost guardians of all our crazyness :3333.

Second: Rest Debbie, do what is the most important for your life and we do our part too to keep this place as awesome as you has built it

Adam Eppadam_epp on August 18th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Good for the new mods. Karenai, in particular, always seems to be everywhere these days, so I don't think much will get by her.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 18th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)

Yes, K is everywhere and she understands the spirit of this community and has a great sense of humor and has already checked with me about various sensitive issues. Jaina just drips class and professionalism--I watched her walk into a forum once that had accused her of being a biased IchiRuki shipper in her interview with Kubo, state her methods for acquiring interview questions, get an apology and walk out--all without any drama. She's a far, far cooler person than I am.
Late, but eh - jaina on August 22nd, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - karenai on August 18th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - adam_epp on August 19th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - karenai on August 19th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - karenai on August 19th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
nehalenia: chad interp dancenehalenia on August 18th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC)
Congrats and welcome to the new mods, and hugs to you Debbie! This comm is the best place I've found online to both intelligently discuss and squee over Bleach, and I'm so glad you got some help so you don't stress out.

I didn't even know there had been a quake in Japan! Yikes! I also hope everything's okay!
カルラ (carla): ishida uryuu: quincygirls_are_weird on August 18th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
oh crap, now i'm really gonna have to watch my tone the next time shiro-chan makes an appearance... ¬¬

no, i'm kidding, i'm kidding. =P i think it's a great idea, this way debbie can catch a break (you deserve it, dear) and jaina and karenai can keep us annoying fangirls the rest of us in check. =) this is more than anything a nice place for intelligent bleach discussion (plus more than a few crack theories) and that's what we all love about it ♥

and LOL @ "blowing barry to bits." xDDDDDD
Lizzy, a harmless lecher and pyromaniac: ...that explains SO muchwicked_liz on August 18th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know there was a earthquake in Japan. (friend just moved there, so now I'm worried)

But at least it doesn't sound that bad.

Yay for getting help! This is so like a Hurricane!Pre-caution it's not even funny. You net-addict you.

_debbiechan_: Gin hearts Aizen by papermoon icons_debbiechan_ on August 18th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)

Oh Liz, don't ever leave me again. I'm not a net-addict. I'm a Liz-addict.

Japan had more tremors this morning. Eep.