Friday 5

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:31 pm
istia: rachid of the golden voyage of sinbad (golden voyage | rachid)
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Today's [community profile] thefridayfive questions:

Friday 5 music )

Images for AO3 stories

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:43 pm
istia: mike cassidy's legs in hipshot lean on cane (cassidy | legs & cane)
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Since Photobucket switched in June 2017 to an exorbitant annual subscription fee for allowing images to be displayed on 3rd-party sites, I'm instead hosting the pictures here & linking to them in the stories they illustrate at the AO3.

Mi Chaqueta, Su Chaqueta )

Ezra Meets His Future Best Friends )

Bye, Photobucket

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:13 pm
istia: white background with 7 red counting strokes on it for the magnificent 7 (m7 | poster Saul Bass)
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Photobucket finally got around to replacing my images w/ their "pay up" graphic as I discovered today when I checked.

So, as I mentioned I'd do in this event in a recent post, I've deleted the Clothing & Guest Character image pages from the M7 Handbook. Hopefully I also found all the links to those pages in different places.

For the 3 images w/ 2 of my M7 stories at AO3, I'm going to make a post here in a few minutes displaying those images, then link to that post from the fics. All 3 can go in the same post, which will make them easy to find. If I ever want another image associated w/ a fic, I'll just add it to that same post.

Not as great as having the pictures right there at the bottom of the stories--I doubt any reader will bother clicking a link to go elsehwere--but 3 images is not worth trying to find a new host that works on AO3. Unfortunately, Dreamwidth hosted images don't show there; or at least the test image I tried didn't show up.

I tried out flickr, but it's hopeless. I wasted way too much time trying to figure out how to get the image url. That's all I want! Just upload & give me the link. But, no, it's all runaround everywhere trying to find anything as simple as that. /kvetching

I've had that Photobucket account since 2004. That's a long time for something on the internet to last! I've deleted the account now. Won't ever use it again. Glad I did all the moving & replacing of images last week before the ugly replacement graphic showed up all over.

And there's the proof the new policy applies to even the tiniest users. I was using only 2% of the allowable space as a free user.

Book meme

Jul. 15th, 2017 12:59 pm
istia: a stack of books with tasselled bookmarks (x | books)
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It's a quiet Saturday of doing nothing but resting my knee, so when better to do a 50-question Book Meme? Seen in many places lately. Warning: it appears to have been originally created by a 12-year-old, so it gets lolaciously ridiculous in the middle. *g*

Book Meme 2017 )

Happy Friday!

Jul. 14th, 2017 10:09 pm
randi2204: (mag7 - chris gunbelt pr0n)
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Yay, it's Friday again! That means a weekend is upon us. And weekends mean time to play with prompts!

If you've got ideas you'd like to share, leave them as comments to this post. If you're looking for ideas to play with, look at the prompts left here and see what strikes your fancy. With a dollop of luck, the prompts left and the prompts sought will give someone's muse some inspiration and we'll have a nifty new fanwork to adore. :-)

Prompts need a few bits of information: Character(s)/pairing, universe prompt.
Example? Okay, let's try this: Chris & any, any, I never back down and I love a good challenge.

If none of the ideas here give your muse a swift kick, there are lots of prompts at our Del.icio.us archive. Like, really. Lots. (Which means moving them somewhere else is going to be a pain...)

Prompt away!

  • Chris & any, any, I never back down and I love a good challenge.
  • Josiah, any, the night the lightning struck the church
  • Josiah, any, the hell of hail on his poor church's roof . . .
  • Vin, any, the thunder was too loud for talk, so they spoke in actions.
  • any, watching Chris and Vin in the flashes of lightning

Positivity

Jul. 14th, 2017 12:32 pm
istia: peace symbol on a rainbow flag (x | peace symbol rainbow)
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I've been having a lousy week, in part because of an old knee injury acting up. It's been a thing since I was about 20 & I'm used to it periodically aching for several days if I accidentally twist it a bit or something similar. But this week, omg. It hasn't hurt this badly in years.

I've seen folks use round-ups of things in their life that are good or happy or that they're grateful for & figured I'd give it a try. Also: a list! My "i like lists" tag has been sadly underused lately.

1. yesterday, my writing streak at 750words.com reached 500 days & I graduated to the next tier up badge: spacebird!

2. I heard about & signed up for tor.com's ebook club & got a free, no-drm copy of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart - each month, Tor gives away 1 ebook to members of the club, whee!

3. the new series of Who Do You Think You Are (UK) has begun & I have episode 14x02, focusing on Craig Revel Horwood, ready to watch;

4. I indulged in some retail therapy yesterday, ordering a purple bra in a completely new-to-me style along w/ a totally indulgent, cheap but very pretty blue bead bracelet;

5. my weekend plans involve doing nothing whatsoever except rest my knee; I have lots of food (my fridge is full of little bottles of liquid meal replacement as well as fresh raw veggies) & no need to go out for anything, so I'm not!


My knee is actually feeling a bit better today after a mighty 4 hours sleep last night, so I'm cautiously hopeful it will continue to improve!

Hope all of you have, or are having, happy weekends yourselves. :)

Icons...

Jul. 14th, 2017 04:18 pm
sallymn: (magnificent7 1)
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Just a handful of icons as part of two multifannish posts on my DW...

01. 02. 03.
And the others... )

China wins | Images

Jul. 12th, 2017 02:11 pm
istia: white background with 7 red counting strokes on it for the magnificent 7 (m7 | poster Saul Bass)
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I've heard mentions in various places recently about the giant solar power farm China is building to help the transition from coal fuel w/ all its attendant pollution & degradation of the environment to cleaner, sustainable energy. I thought it was a great initiative.

Then I saw a picture of it:



And fell over w/ glee! When the solar farm's completed, it'll be twice as big as it is currently & will feature a 2nd panda.

♠ ♠ ♠


I've finished migrating all my journal pics from Photobucket to DW. Whew! I did it a bit at a time, but discovered I'd done a lot of picspams over the years. That was a chore.

Now the only images left at PB are the 3 little pics w/ 2 of my fics at AO3, & the large number at my zeke site illustrating the Guests & Clothing pages in the M7 Handbook. Those are all still showing up, so I'll leave them alone until PB blocks them.

They comprise 148 clothing & 750 guest character images. I don't have enough space on my tiny zeke site to host them; also, there's way too many to bother changing all those image links. I very much doubt anybody ever looks at those pages these days, anyway. New fans probably don't even know about the Handbook & have no reason to care.

So I'll leave them up & check once in a while. When PB blocks them, I'll delete those pages.

Fic Rec!

Jul. 11th, 2017 05:40 pm
farad: (Bookaddict - Vin and Horse)
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The Not Ready for Primetime Gift Exchange went live today and there's a lovely crossover story with “Wynonna Earp” that a kind person wrote for me. It’s also C/E which many of you will love, so head over and read “A Dying Man” on AO3! (FYI – you don’t have to know anything about “Wynonna Earp” to appreciate the story, and the lovely take on Ezra’s past!)
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