I have a lot of f-friends that I only reach through LJ. I have a story waiting for posting and other things to read. I'm so NOT happy. The last time that this happened was in April and things were down for a week. It is the nature of LJ, that as an open forum world-wide, they will be seen as a threat in some nations. That basically is the issue behind the DDoS, which usually originates from the Soviet/Russian block. Does the knowledge make it easier to bear? Not really. It's just frustrating. But I know it is just as frustrating for the people who actually own/run that forum and I feel for them.
In the meanwhile, I'm using my DreamWidth account. I always post to it, once a day I copy my blog over there, but now many of my f-friends are posting there instead of LJ, so we are in contact still, just not nearly as actively. Be that as it may, it is frustrating and annoying and I hope it gets cleaned up soon. Think good thoughts for LJ so that it gets back on line quickly.