Although the text is still centre justified I've managed to not destroy the site with my mad mysql table editing. WERD.
The story so far is that I created my component (com_livejournal), although the system didn't recognise it as a component even though you could access it through /index.php?option=com_livejournal, so I edited the table xxx_components to, er, "push it in the right direction before I whomped it in the farking face with an axe".
It seems to have worked so now google bot is picking up on it and so is the network standards spider in regards to adsense because it's now being pulled from the server and parsed in rather than by the client through a JS include.
Now once I get this justification business sorted out I'll be in heaven. If anybody has even the remotest idea on why it may be occuring I'd enjoy your opinion.
edit: I'm also aware one of the graphics on the new LJ style is un-balanced, which I shall be sorting now.