I finally got pretty new headphones^^
what the hell! fuck off lestrade! joan is flawless
i really dislike fanboy/biased sherlock
sweets always make me feel a little better after people are jerks
I guess I turned three today! lol yay me?
(plus 3000 days with Super Junior! Today’s starting out to be a great day^^)
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Skincare Line
I love this line! You don’t know how tempting it was to buy everything!
I have yet to see the Rice Water Bright Buffing Grain (in the tiny bottle on the bottom right) yet though…sounds interesting though (and possibly discontinued?)
this is an announcement I’ve been postponing for a long time because I was hoping there would never be a need for it. SJ-WORLD has been around for almost 5 years now and although the forum still looks the same, we’ve been through a lot.
We have also achieved a lot and we’re very proud of how far we got. Every time we see this kind of things happening http://twitpic.com/9omeeb/full we can’t help but feel grateful to Super Junior and to all of you.
So first of all we’d like to thank all donors who participated in our projects the past few years, especially those for beneficial causes - such as UNICEF, KAPS, Japan and Philippines Relief, Korean Blood Donation - as well as all projects for Super Junior. We are proud of you and we will forever feel very grateful for helping us and Super Junior help people and animals in need.
However, we are sad to announce that due to our financial situation, we will have to close down the forum. Each month we have to pay $120 for our server ($1440/year), and an additional $200/year for other expenses. Right now, we officially have less than $80 in our PayPal account.
We haven’t been directly asking for forum donations in years - we never begged on Twitter or anything - because we managed to earn enough through merchandise sales and the donation tracker. But recently sales haven’t been going all too well and forum members haven’t been donating at all. You can check the donation tracker, in the span of nearly 7 months we barely collected $150. That’s enough money for one month only.
Unfortunately, ever since the day people started creating twitter fandoms, the number of daily visitors on our forum began to decrease. With that, even our motivation decreased. Personally, I can say I started losing interest in the forum after seeing that twitter and blog fanbases kept growing bigger and bigger. We do not condemn other fanbases, we are honestly very happy that Super Junior are still able to keep their fans interested, but of course we couldn’t help but feel sad about the forum going down.
It is also obvious that while forums were once a big thing - where fans could communicate, share information and love, make friends and whatnot - now there’s twitter for that. As a result of this, we all started neglecting SJ-WORLD - save for a handful of staff members who have been incredibly faithful to the forum - and now it’s time to say goodbye.
Some of us don’t want to let go of SJ-WORLD entirely though, so we have tried to come up with a sustainable alternative.
What we want to do now is to give people three months - ideally until April - to come across this message, go to the forum, and save anything they want to keep. After that, the forum will be turned into an archive at first, which means that you will be able to read the topics, but you will no longer be able to use your inbox, post, or comment. Eventually, the forum will disappear, we just don’t know when yet.
We want to try to re-create SJ-WORLD, not as a forum, but as a blog. This might allow us to be more flexible, more active and hopefully back on track. But especially, it might help us pay less for our server.
Of course since the forum will still be physically present and since the blog will be installed on our domain, we will still need donations. So this is our plea. If you wish to try to start all over, if you wish to see SJ-WORLD come back, if you wish to help us continue this journey… please consider making a donation. Even a small donation, anything could help.
For this coming month, our PR Admin - Pri - will be covering the costs. She has never stopped believing in the forum and she’s the best Admin SJ-WORLD has ever had, without her it would’ve probably closed down long ago. Please remember, though, that Pri cannot pay SJ-WORLD’s bills forever and that we need $120 every month.
Once the forum gets turned into an archive and the blog is up, we will try to talk with our hosting service and see if we can move to a different plan, hoping to pay less. But until then… from the bottom of our hearts, we ask you to please help us.
You can either send a donation directly to email@example.com, or through our donation tracker http://sj-world.net/forums/index.php?app=donate, or you can consider buying our leftover merchandise and all proceeds will go to SJ-WORLD to cover our monthly bills http://sj-world.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=78650
Please help SJ-WORLD come back and carry on.
Thank you for reading,
…so it’s been a week since 2X12 and I have yet to see a gifset of sherlock on the landline because he understands that hanging up angrily on a smartphone isn’t nearly as satisfying as slamming a landline…and that whole french surrendering bit >.< Maybe I just missed it? Anybody seen a gifset of sherlock on the phone floating around?