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19 July 2025 @ 11:11 am
Welcome to my journal  
I have decided to give LiveJournal another chance after a time away. I have made great friendships through this site and I have met some of the most wonderful people. However, I have also had bitter encounters: two during this year, after almost eight years of peaceful journaling. I don't have anything against them, and I'm open to make up our differences, but the problems which emerged between us in both cases had to do with me talking about my feelings and speaking up my mind for a treatment I didn't consider right. I'm really sorry to realize that letting them know their words hurt me was seen as an insult, but I'm glad I now have experiences to recall and make me strong.

Truth is, I'm going through a very hard period of my life, and though I believe I don't entirely deserve it, my good friends of years, in the other hand, have been very supportive and loving to me. That's what I'm seeking for in a friend, since that's what I want to give back. For me, what makes LJ so special is that you can feel someone is there reading and understanding, while you get to know the people who reads about your life and build real friendships, share fun and sad anecdotes, get excited or worried for the other.

If you share some of these thoughts and would like to be friends with me, drop me a comment and tell me something about you. But if you don't... please do not add me. Having only understanding and empathetic friends close is an important matter to me now, since not everything in my life is going well. If you just add me for any other reason and don't talk to me first, sorry but I won't add you back. It doesn't matter how similar or different we are, I love to meet people from all over the world with all kinds of tastes and personalities.

Have a good day and see you around! ♥
 
 
Daughter of A Jedi: Autumn Glow (Sunflowers Behind Crow)ladyofavalon77 on September 23rd, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
welcome back *hugs* :) I missed this username :)
Paola: LJ lovetsukisagi on September 26th, 2016 12:45 am (UTC)
Aww thank you so much, Jess! ♥ Me too :) Love ya lots!
Sapphiresapphire_heart on December 19th, 2016 10:56 am (UTC)
Hi, Paola :)
I am sorry to hear you had to encounter those type of people who can't understand that a person has the right to speak their mind. You had every right to speak up and not let any person think it's alright to hurt you. Life is tough and unpredictable, and it's not easy. On LJ, you end up encountering individual(s) who can be there for you through tough times.

I know this is your post, but I will introduce myself briefly: My name is Sarah, I live in California, and I go to school full time and work part time. I enjoy making graphics, drawing, coloring, reading, watching TV, and walking.

May I add you?no title
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on December 21st, 2016 10:22 am (UTC)
Hello Sarah! Nice to meet you :) Thank you so much for your understanding! It really was hard to have to face these kind of people here on LJ, fortunately I'm feeling much better about it now. I'm just glad I was strong enough to stand up for myself and speak my mind whenever I got hurt. You're absolutely right, and it's something I have been think a lot lately: you never know when life is going to hit you. It's nice to have friends to support you during the hardest times and that's what I love the most about LJ, the vast majority have been wonderful people to me and I'm thankful for that :)

I also love making graphics and reading! I hope we can really get to know each other and become good friends :) I'm going to add you :D
Sapphire: Winter lightsapphire_heart on December 21st, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
Thank you & like wise <3
You're welcome. I always speak my mind/heart, I feel communication is key to any relationship whether it's a friendship or a relationship. I just can't stand when someone thinks it's okay to put down an individual but don't expect the person to say something...like really? Don't want a reaction then don't say stuff that's hurtful. I adore you graphics they are super cute :) I need to start making graphics again, but I have my CS5 installed on my desktop ;/ and i currently use a laptop. Likewise, Paola <3 I will add you back :D
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on December 23rd, 2016 11:25 pm (UTC)
That's a very good thing, to always speak your heart :) After what happened with those people I started feeling hesitant about speaking up my mind, but I have realized it is the worst thing I could take from this experience, now I try to do the opposite! That's absolutely true: communication is the key to any kind of relationship. Oh wow, it's like you knew exactly what happened! They both put me down in different ways, and then felt insulted because I let them know how they had made me feel. The second person was a lot worse than the first, it was awful to see a "friend" doing such thing but I'm glad I'm quite far from that situation now.

Aww thank you so much! That's awesome! I still use my good old CS3 :P I hope you can get to have the program on your laptop, it'll be really nice to see your creations! What kind of graphics do you make? :) Thank you for adding me back! <3
Sapphire: Winter lightssapphire_heart on December 25th, 2016 07:12 am (UTC)
<3
Never stop being yourself. If you do that you lose who you truly are. Most fail to realize that communication is important. People who are hurtful usually have similar personalities and attitudes towards life and how they treat people. A friend doesn't put a person they consider a friend down. I know friends will usually joke with each other and say jokes that can be hurtful but the person usually knows they are playing around and doesn't take it personal; but when a person puts another down they don't have a heart. It's one thing to be real (with opinions) and another to put someone down.
You're are very welcome :) I ordered my usb stick so I can use my desktop. I can send you the CS5 suite (flash,dreamweaver, ps, illustrator, and etc.). I used to make banners and avatars(icons). Some with animation and some without animation. I use animation shop 3 sometimes for animations. I used to make simple blinkies, i want to learn how to make the advanced blinkies. You're very welcome blinking heart.gif
Paolatsukisagi on December 28th, 2016 08:10 am (UTC)
Re: <3
That's so sooo true! Thank you so much for your words and support <3 I'm really glad to know that's how you think :)

Aww thanks that'd be so nice of you! I'm not sure how could you send me the CS5 but please let me know if there's something I need to do :) I use Animation Shop 3 for animations, too, I find it to be very easy, and everything else I just make it on Photoshop, it's my favorite software of all :D Here are two tutorials that explain how to make blinkies, I think they could be of some help:

This is a boxes tutorial -> http://niftybabe313.livejournal.com/271038.html

That's pretty much the process I do to make my own boxes :)

And here's a blinkie tutorial, made by a dear friend of mine who first inspired me to make my own pixel graphics -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tik8RZ7htL8

I don't really know how much I'm able to make advanced blinkies, but if there's something I can help you with, don't hesitate into letting me know! ♥
Sapphire: Snowy Nightsapphire_heart on December 28th, 2016 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: <3
You're very welcome <3 "friend" is a very valuable word and you just gotta becareful who you give the title of friend to, most people don't deserve that title.I will find a way :) & thank you, for the tutorials. The ones you make are advanced <3 you're a pro! I really appreciate the tutorials, god bless you. If you need anyone to talk to, i am there for you.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on December 29th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
RE: Re: <3
This is one of the things I have been learning recently after many people made me feel disappointed, I can't call a friend just about anyone. That's a lesson life teaches you with time, the ones who are with you through the hardest times are your only and true friends!

Aww thank you so much! :) If there's anything I can help you with about making blinkies, please let me know! When I first started, many other makers helped me, if I can do something for you I'll sure do! I'm always here if you need me, too <3
Sapphire: Snowy nightssapphire_heart on February 19th, 2017 09:21 am (UTC)
Re: <3
The tough times one goes through is a test to see if the ones in your life are still there.

You're very welcome <3 You are very helpful :D but i don't want to constantly bother you!
-hugs
Yuri: Disney: Mulan Blossomyueshi on January 23rd, 2017 11:19 am (UTC)
hey Paola!

I was wondering... if you'd like to be friends around here?
Right now I'm really trying to get back into posting more here, because I so miss LJ. And I'm always looking for new friends around here.
You seem to be a really nice person, plus I always love to read about people from all around the world.
Maybe a little bit about myself: I'm from Germany, right now looking to get into the field of tax advisors. As you probably already know, I like graphics, I also love Disney, and video games... and music.
^___^
Paola: Tinker Belltsukisagi on January 24th, 2017 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hello, Yuri! I'm really happy to know you're interested in being friends here :D You're also such a nice person! We've known each other for a while in the graphics community, it's great to know a bit more about you as a person :) I love video games, too!

I'm wishing you all the best getting into the field! I hope we get to be good friends, I haven't been around posting as much lately but I'll try to change that! I'm adding you <3
Yuri: Disney: Stitch reading for the ducksyueshi on January 24th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
:D
awesome, added you back.

and I always find it easier to post more when you have some more people on your f-list.. that somehow helps... me at least ;)
❥ ρα∂αвєgoo∂2мє.: {text only} → p for padaleckipadabegood2me on February 18th, 2017 08:48 am (UTC)
Howdy, Paola! I have been a member of your community for some time, but I would love to reading more about your life if I may. Maybe my journal would not be your cup of tea. I post about daily life, my fandoms (especially Jared Padalecki and Supernatural, as I already mentioned you) and my health problems. I was shy to do the first move, and here I am. You seem to be such a lovely girl to get to know more. Would you like to be my friend? :)

Edited at 2017-02-18 08:48 am (UTC)
Paola: MCtsukisagi on February 20th, 2017 12:27 am (UTC)
Hello Valichou! Thank you so much for wanting to be my friend :) I'm not currently really active on my personal journal, but I still post from time to time. I do read my f-list! Don't worry, I'd also love to read more about you and your interests, you seem like a very nice person. Of course I would! I'll add you right now :)
❥ ρα∂αвєgoo∂2мє.: {text only} → p for padaleckipadabegood2me on February 20th, 2017 01:35 am (UTC)
Sapphire told me about you, too. You seem like a very nice person, too. Adding you back. :)
Paola: MCtsukisagi on February 20th, 2017 04:40 am (UTC)
Sarah is a great friend :) Thank you! Looking forward to get to know you!