The inside of my head is screaming with stories.
Shutting them up to quiet the floodgates, to open the pen to one and only one, shuts out all the voices, and I whimper as I wonder how many will flood back in if I open the door just the tiniest crack.
I open it. The first one in gets written. It may not be yours. It may not be due. It may not be the story I wanted to write. But it’s the one I can take in without greeting all its brothers and sisters and relatives with open arms.
A run-on is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (i.e., complete sentences) are joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunction.
I do not write run-on sentences. I write long, complex sentences that Nabokov puts to shame.
As you were.
So overnight, my website decides that the files for my five most important plugins simply don't exist. I can't sort that out until I get home, but needless to say, that worries me a great deal.
- LiveJournal crossposter
- Organize Series
- Reaction Buttons
- My social media sharing plugin
and a couple others.
I changed my password and have to accept broken functionality on various parts of my website until I can load the backup files via ftp. If the original files are even gone.
- I'm actually losing mail in Yahoo because it works so poorly now. I can't organize it, find it, or deal with it. I'm seriously considering signing up to Writing.com just for the email.
- I've been chaptering and working on the collaboration fic. It's going well. One thing at least is.
- What's with the new email updates, FF.net? They don't list fandom in the email title. I never know anymore if I want to open it or not.
- To all internet services everywhere: can we please stop reducing functionality and calling it an upgrade? Please?
So I did an incredibly poor job of reading nada before writing. Alas! I'm beginning to feel a little fraudulent, but I wonder if I'm just tired. I'm on a cleanse and the weather's changing and I'm working on another longer piece that's plot-driven, a sure recipe for forcing myself to slow down. It's intensely not my strong point. Plot-driven, that is.
But I did get something written today. A crossovery bit of fanfic. There goes 415 words.
Thinking out loud here: I think the problem is that while I got off to a good foot on this Justus story, it was unintentional and I'm having a hard time working it with canon and I hadn't the clue where I was starting, let alone where I was headed. I think I'm going to scrap and redraft. This is a very scary thought.
I could always stop, drop, and write about kittens. I've got two clans, the grammatical and the errata. And then there's Popcorn. It gets messy.
- Fiction: 415 words - Month to Date: 22,286 words
- Blog: 193 words - Month to Date: 7,773 words
- 227/365 – Kingdoms and Thorn/Fracture & Recall Crossover: It's a Start Anyway – 415 words
And I have to decide how to sign up for Yuletide. Ach. I seem to have a case of fandom-paralysis. There are so many I want to offer and request and I have to pick.
Everything else got put on hold while I tried to wrangle with myself over Yuletide. Okay? Okay.
You have never listened to any feedback I've ever sent you; you have never respected my privacy; and you have never cared, so frankly, I don't expect you will now. You used to have one redeeming quality: you put out the one decent email program left.
Gone, gone, gone. As of today gone.
Not only am I required to downgrade to the BROKEN version of Mail that I kept telling you was broken and I wouldn't upgrade to until you fixed certain very nasty bugs, but with it, I am now required to let you rifle through all my mail and read it and use it to target ads to me that I will never click on. Unless there was a way to export my entire decade's worth of mail, which of course, there isn't.
Not only am I required to let you read my mail to make ads, you have moved the ads to the side so that I am required to never be able to move a blinking ad out of my line of view.
Not only am I required to downgrade to your lousy idea of an upgrade, but it's because you aren't supporting Classic anymore. Guess what? I didn't need support. It worked, unlike this new mail that only works if I have Messenger, chat, and photo slideshows active, which I hate and will never, ever, ever, ever use except to delete the spam messages you force me to have to look at.
Not only am I required to downgrade to the new Yahoo! Mail, but I'm required to use the Full Version I don't want because the Basic is so broken you can't even click "Previous Email."
You now have no redeeming qualities. And I still can't export all that mail that I need to keep handy since I used my email as a hub of operations before and now don't know how I'm going to hub without it.
P.S. Whoever invented infinite scrolling should experience ten levels of purgatory for making it cryworthy to try and clean up 14,000 emails in an attempt to actually see the number of emails in my inbox in the header.
I think I'm going to ignore all the dozens of errors (except missing required elements) and go with it anyway.
:grumble, grumble, grumble:
On a sidenote, I need to start posting the personal stuff here more often. It's been too long since I went chatty on y'all and I've kind of missed that.
Safe is under the pen again, getting some love on the next chapter. I wish I hadn't started another chaptered fic, solely because I really need to be working on updating the Vardin ebook files and launching the collection print edition—not a fanfic. But I miss my fanfic peoples! And I have too many ideas, for fanfics, for stories, for income streams, for articles. Too much, too much.
:shakes head at self: Then again, what else is new?
Hopefully, the stuff I've been working on will bring it all back into order soon. Hopefully.
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."
The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.
No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.
Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.
Fox News confirms this:
Youtube video explaining this:
ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
2. Still owe y'all next parts of By Any Other Name, To Be Wild, and Let Us Reason Together.
3. Discovered my new site has no statistics. :headdesk: Must install plugin. Tomorrow.
4. Must juggle pennies.
5. Cannot read my own handwriting. (This is a new and undelightful development.)
6. Got my hair cut. Yay!
Requesting cheeriness please: links, poetry, lovely thoughts, anything that has neither angst nor video.
I've never liked them. I wasn't really sure why until MacMillan. And now, I'm doing independent publishing, seeking to start up my own serial (and have some real ideas for it), and learn this. [Click the link and scroll down to "From the Office: Amazon is Nobody's Friend, Part One."]
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So I finally have a direction for this serial o' mine, and it wasn't what I expected at all. Any thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Would you keep reading?
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Do I look like a website developer? 'Cause if I do, you must be looking at the gal standing behind me. This is not what I had imagined it would take to build a loyalty rewards site.
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I love Tribal Writer. But her post today still left me flailing in the one way I haven't figured out how to fix, except for in fandom. [Until fandom pays, however, I do need to figure this out!]
Figure out who your people are.( Read more... )
Talk to them. Create for them. And only them.