April 16th, 2021


LiveJournal is 22 today! (well, yesterday)

Domain LiveJournal.com was registered on April 15, 1999. The same year, the cult movie "The Matrix" was released, the 6 billionth inhabitant of the Earth was born in the city of Sarajevo, and Britney Spears' debut single Baby One More Time topped the world charts.
On April 15, 2021 LiveJournal turns 22 years old! LiveJournal celebrates its birthday and gives you a card with a bright event that happened the year you started your blog!

What happened in your life the year you started your blog?

To answer that question, 2007 was when I started high school, and I probably got the Wii that year and was looking forward to Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And I first joined the IRL autism social skills group that I was a part of for a while. 2006-2008 was of course when I was also way too obsessed with a certain "funny"-screenshot-gallery-turned-crossover-comic that I used to write, and 2007 was when I put it online for the first time. And while I had already been a fan of Enya's music, 2007 was the first time I saw photos of her, which makes that when I first started to develop a crush on her. :) Also, am I lame for having never seen Lost?

Interesting how LJ came up with a meme involving years like this just now - recently I figured out that creating a Spotify account was easier than I expected it to be, so I did, and I decided to listen to all of the "Top Hits of <year>" playlists from the year I was born to the present in order. In fact, by doing so I learned that Baby One More Time was released in 1999 just before LJ mentioned it in this meme. :) (I do remember Britney Spears being popular during my childhood; I just didn't know the exact year any of her songs were released)

Those of you who created your account in 2016, 2020, or 2021: What did you get? Hopefully something good. I really hope this meme sticks to its word and lists a bright event for EVERY year, instead of doing the already overdone jokes about those years. I hate that people STILL get judged for enjoying 2016/2020 or enjoying anything about them or having looked forward to them. :(