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21 July 2006 @ 06:21 am


I tried rebooting, I tried turning my computer off, letting it cool down, turning off my router, and then rebooting. I tried updating Opera to V9 (very cool btw, though they've moved stuff around, like I wasn't freaked out enough?!?!?!). Nothing. Not one damn lj page would load. or vox. or typepad. Which leads me to think it was a sixapart problem except I could load Six Apart itself.

I cried, I clung to literati on YIM for most of those hours, between sobfests and angry snarling, clicking refresh every few minutes with no success.

Then she logs off, I give it one more go, and here you all are!


iadorespike: 3 Questions by obsessedmuchiadorespike on July 21st, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
Eeps! So sorry, sweetie...

*hugs you tight*
darkhavens: crossed legs [me]darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! i was terrified I'd never see you all again! (Paranoia? What paranoia? *g*)
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on July 21st, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)


*clings tightly*
darkhavens: don't let go [me]darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
*clings some more*

it was awful!

LJ went away earlier, for about an hour and a half, but I figured it was just a hiccup, and it gave me a chance to do some coding. But then at just after 11pm GMT it went away entirely and wouldn't come back no matter how hard I begged and cried.

I'm paranoid at the best of times, but stuff like this just is not good for my equilibrium. Which is partly why I updated Opera - I was already as freaked as I could be, so the usual 'upgrading/adding software freakout/panic attack didn't really register as more than a blip. *g*

It was just so damn wierd that I could go everywhere else except Six Apart's blogging sites, but Six Apart itself was fine. I even checked out some porn sites to see if my ISP had suddenly gone all Big Brother on me, but they all loaded okay.

Now I should be going to bed but I am terrified to log off. And might as well read my flist while I'm here. It's only at skip=20, which makes me wonder what everyone's been doing while I've been freaking out.

You've all been having fun, haven't you? *gives you the beady eye*
who said what now? - acostilow on July 21st, 2006 05:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Madders: btvs- reach outmadders on July 21st, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
OMG!!! That would KILL me!

*clings back*
darkhavens: tough love [me]darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
It so very nearly did kill me. There's a suspicious pile of soggy tissues next to my chair and a pen that will never be the same after I viciously and repeatedly stabbed my tv guide with it at about the 6 hour mark. Leanne of Coronation Street no longer has a face. There was gnashing of teeth and everything!

*holds onto flist for dear life*
who said what now? - madders on July 21st, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 06:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - madders on July 21st, 2006 07:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
katbcollkatbcoll on July 21st, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Well hell! No wonder it was so fecking quiet all day!! *HUGS* Welcome back, sweets!
darkhavens: don't let go [me]darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
It was really really skeery! I was already planning who to give my comms to! *g*

Thank you. *smooch*
outsideth3box: Dagget Beaver Yikesoutsideth3box on July 21st, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
OMG sweetie, how awful! I would have been popping klonopin like M&Ms!

::clings back::
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
It was horrifying!

*is still trembling*

So so so glad I'm back here after a few hours of fretful sleep.

*continues to cling*
     Mandy: Berefta_phoenixdragon on July 21st, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
OMG!! *Shrieks and covers eyes - is glad that baby is too small to read!*

That IS horror - did you have to be so, so graphic?!


At least...it all came out all right in the end...

darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
It was traumatising. I may never recover. ;)
joymaro: puppet snape bad nightjoymaro on July 21st, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)

*pets, hugs & comforts*

There, there... you're okay now.

You were brave and survived it.
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)

I was so not brave. There were tears and panic attacks and frantic refreshing! *g*

Thanks, sweetie. :D
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darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
{{{hugs and clings}}}

It was worse than the Blackout because I knew everyone else was there having fun and I was locked out in the cold all by myself. *sniffles*

But that Blackout was hell. *shudders in remembrance*
Laniebonypsyche on July 21st, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
oh no no no no no *pets and cuddles* That was torture for no reason. I'm just happy you're back. I would have screamed (i need LJ to get me through classes sometimes)


OMG I'm addicted to LJ. *looks around*
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
We can form a support group - LJholics Not-So-Anonymous. *g*

I was screaming on the inside. (I didn't want to wake the neighbours.)
tabaqui: minkmittenstabaqui on July 21st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
*pet pet pet pet pet pet*
*pet pet pet pet pet pet*
You poor thing!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
*snuggles the mitten*

It was hell! And totally bizarre. I still don't know why, but I'm beginning to suspect YIM. *glares at the smiley face of evil*
who said what now? - tabaqui on July 21st, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - tabaqui on July 21st, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on July 21st, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - tabaqui on July 22nd, 2006 12:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ame: Smooch by by vblackangelvamejisuto on July 21st, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
Isn't it terrible? So glad you're back darlin!! At least you had the rest of the internet to entertain you!!

darkhavensdarkhavens on July 21st, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
But it didn't work like that! I was too freaked by not being able to see LJ while everyone else could. I couldn't wander off and do something else while everyone was here having fun. :D

*smooches you*
ex_uniquewo on July 22nd, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)

Is your ISP BT Broadband? If that's so, they're the culprit. See suzvoy's lj as well as this post.

*goes back to friendsfriends surfing*
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 22nd, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It's (slightly) comforting to know that I was not alone in my plight and that the internets were not just picking on me. Sadly, it just confirms my belief that BT sucks.
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; adorkable [me]literati on July 22nd, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Awww! Baby!


There, there. It's all better now. The evil internets let you back in. :D

::floods you with spoot::
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 22nd, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
*swims in spoot*
I'm so relieved to be here to read this!
*clings some more*
Kristintxrabbit on July 22nd, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry, love!

I can't log onto Yahoo today. WTF?

darkhavensdarkhavens on July 22nd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
That was going to be my very next post! I'm locked out too. *kicks YIM*
who said what now? - txrabbit on July 22nd, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)