wiseheart: (smiling_john)
To AO3, I mean. I decided to post the individual story arcs of "Adventures of a Consulting Time Lord" separately, in the vain hope that people won't be so intimidated by the length of the series that way. That leaves me with having to move the second Interlude, and then the series - or rather as much as there is of it - will be complete over there, too.
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wiseheart: (harper2)
I mean copying my fics to AO3. It is arduous and boring, but I need a back up in case FF.Net goes down permanently one day. I'm not really counting on new readers - my 70-so me stories haven't got a double digit of reviews together - just an additional layer of safety for my stuff. I've accepted the fact that aside from a few personal friends nobody's going to give a shit. It's depressing, but not something I can change. Moving "Adventures" now, I nearly got blind in the process of importing and editing 52 chapters so far.

Speaking of copying stuff, does anyone know if LJ has completely removed the Rich Text editor or just hidden somewhere else? I need it to copy stuff from FF.Net to LJ but can't find it anymore, since the last site update.
wiseheart: (Merlin magic)
Since FF.Net has been unreliable for the last two days, I've begun importing more of my stuff to AO3, even though I am not comfortable with the fact that they are accepting Real Person fic. I have transzfer red both my Cadfael stories and "A Touch of the Wild", which is basically a Crimonal Minds story, crossed over with half a dozen other shows and my "Pathways" vampire universe.

I still haven't figured out how to post to the site directly. Whenever I try, my chapter ends up in a huge scramble. So, whatever I want to move there, must be first posted to SoA or LJ.

Edit: I used the opportunity when FF.Net behaved itself and posted Chapter 05 of An Excellent Mystery. In which we finally see Sherlock in deductive mode and Mary Watson does her own private little investigation.

Enjoy!
wiseheart: (Gildor)
My heartfelt thanks to everyone for the advice. After two tries and a lot of tweeking, I managed to import Convergence from lj to AO3. The only thing I messed up is that I managed the 7 parts as independent stories instead of the chapterd of the same, but I am hopeful that I will iron out the mistake by the next attempt.
wiseheart: (Mycroft_shirtsleeves)
Tried to post Outtakes 01 to AO3. Followed all the instructions. The story ended up in one unedited garble, whether I tried to use the html or the Rich Text version. Bold fonts, italics, paragraphs - everything was gone. And people wonder why I prefer FF.Net. Still the easiest site to use.

When I first posted my one-shots to AO3 (haven't dared to try my hand on the multichapter stuff), I right-clicked them on FF.Net, copied and then pasted them into that box on AO3. Now FF.Net disabled the right-click method, and I can't use AO3 as a result. I refuse to hand-code my shit again. Don't have ten years to put the italics and stuff manually into a 20-page-story.

The internet hates me. Obviously.

AO3 debut

Feb. 3rd, 2013 03:46 pm
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I've just posted my first two works to AO3. I got invited by the generous [livejournal.com profile] songfire3 some time ago but didn't get around to actually post anything.

I've put up two of my one-shots, "Girl Talk" and "Morgana Watches" in the Torchwood and Merlin fandoms, respectively. Using the archive will require some getting used to - unfortunately, stupid FF.Net won't allow imports anymore, so I'll be at it for years, I'm afraid. But at least I'll be able to put up some stuff I couldn't post to the Pit of Voles, out of fear that my account would be yanked.

I think I'll post all my one-shots first. I've got a holy fear from the multi-chapter stuff. *shudders*
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Yesterday I did something very cathartic. I took several hundred pages of fanfiction - written by someone I thought was a fandom-related friend and printed out to keep because I liked their writing - to the paper reciclyn bin. It was - liberating. I think it put an end to hurt feelings I was nurturing for years.
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On a different note, the possible end of the MEFAs is quite a surprise for me, as I haven't followed the discussion about the new guidelines. But if it was about the banning of adult stuff again, I'm not so very surprised, after all. People who write adult stuff are being forced into worthless smut archives more and more in recent times. Small wonder that some of them are upset about it, even though I don't condone personal attacks about anyone's beliefs.

I'll have to read the whole discussion to make a more realistic picture for myself, so I apologize should I have jumped to any conclusions. But I do find this general hystery towards adult stuff, especially the slash kind, really tiresome. Not everything that is adult is also filth, and I wish people would finally understand it. I've been struggling with this attitude ever since I became active in online fandoms more than a decade ago.
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I just realized that I haven't posted to the TFF archive for Ages. Part of the reason is, of course, that I've been writing low-rated, non-slash fic lately, all things that would be acceptable for SoA. And SoA has the incredible advantage that I don't have to do all the frigging hand-coding. I just upload my chapter to SoA, and the software does the rest for me. Very clever design.

Another reason I like SoA is that even people like me, who aren't buddy-buddy with the Big Name Fans, get the occasional change to be read, even the odd review or two. No such chance at TFF. People seem to believe that authors - especially nobodies - don't need feedback, and even less so any kind of encouragement. I wonder why.

Unless you've got your personal following, of course, which certainly helps in *any* archive.
wiseheart: (kav_radek)
I saw that [livejournal.com profile] phyloxena friended me. Taking a look at her user info, I realized with delight that I actually still can read Russian. I even understood the one or other word, although not much. But considering that the last time I had anything to do with the language was in 1978, it's still quite a deed.

I invited two of my students to G-mail. Since then, they send me silly e-mails every day. It's very funny, I enjoy it very much. One of them writes Charmed fanfic - alas, in Hungarian, or else I would rec her stuff, she's surprisingy good for a 13-year-old.

The Week of Hell is nearing its end. Yesterday, I spent 11 frigging hours at school, today 10.5, in seven of which I had lessons in one row. My brain feels like a dry sponge, and I'm positive that at least 20 per cent of my brain cells died in these two days.

Nonetheless, "The Young Knights" is making progress. I've started Chapter 8 today and have a concept up to Chapter 18 or so. Whether I'll manage to put together another advent calender this year or not is still uncertain. But I'm having fun with 18-year-old Boromir and his little brother, and Prince Théodred the Brave is just about to make his appearance, together with his future wife and Princess Idis, the Golden.

The Secret Sancta Kavfic is almost done, thank God. They've done the nasty, now I only need to tie up some lose threads and the story is finished. Who says that working under pressure is not efficient?

The Elfhelm fic got some nice reviews on SoA - I just love that archive, the readers are some of the comment-friendlier in the fandom. Too bad I can't post there any of my Boromir fic. Ah, well, we can't have everything.
wiseheart: (Macika)
Okay, this is something I wanted to share for day, but the one or other crisis (cable TV breakdown, fresh bouts of depressions and the likes) always got in the way. *shakes fist at RL*

I got myself something shiny and Precioussss... a book by the tile of Hungarian Castles and Fortresses. Oh my, but it's a gorgeous piece of work! It shows the most beautiful ones within the borders of historic Hungary - not the current ones, but the ones we used to have before the Treaty if Trianon mutilated our country, taking away two thirds of what we had originally had. Well, it's our damned fault - how do we manage to ally ourselves with the losing side every frigging time?

Anyway, the book shows castles from what is now Austira, Slowakia, Romania, Slowenia or Ukraina. They are all wonderful. Some of them I haven't even heard before. Mum and I are now considering to do some more travelling inside the country - as soon as we've seen Carcassonne, that is.

In other news, I've finished Part 3 of "The Young Knights". I doubt I'd be able to produce 24 parts till Xmas, so no Advent calendar this year. I'll post the pieces in a way, though, so that the last one would be posted on Xmas Eve. That should be good enough.

FF.Net is having a fit again. I wanted to post some of my QAF/Vampries x-over stuff that has been lurking on my HD for Ages, but the stupid site won't let me upload any documents. *kicks FF.Net*

Next week will be Hell at school. Do feel sorry for me! I'm entirely too old for this sort of crap.
wiseheart: (lovers)
I started to repost Seal On My Heart to the TFF archive, as this is the only one where I can post all the adult parts, too.

A pity that it's also the archive with a very low feedback rate, unles you are a Big Name Author (which I am not) or your friends feel like reading - which they already have on FF.Net in this particular case. In any case, the newest chapters haven't been posted to FF.Net to begin with, due to the erotic content and the new "no quotes at all"-rule, and I've re-vamped the old chapters, too, deleting quite a few paragraphs that dragged along heavily. I think it's a better story now, and perhaps one day I'll even manage to finish it.

Also, I posted a very belated birthday ficlet for [livejournal.com profile] archet to [livejournal.com profile] edhellondawards. It's actually a discarded scene from SMOH that no longer fit into the story, and I didn't know what to do with it. I'm very sorry, Archet, that I haven't thought of it earlier - but it's all yours if you're willing to accept it. You'll have to friend the comm, though - the piece is friends-locked, because of the erotic content.
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Bought the "Best of Jethro Tull" album yesterday, on CD. The band was recommended to me by Dagmar (of the LOTR-fandom) years ago, as a possible flute playing style for Thranduil. Well, I'm not entirely sure about that part, but I find that I like the band a great deal nevertheless.
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Alas, since we havent't cracked the lotto jackpot last Saturday (what's new?) school will start tomorrow.
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I've finished putting up the finished chapters of "The Toreador Chronicles". God, am I relieved! 15 frigging parts... *groan*
But once again, I shamelessly enjoyed my own writing. Hey, someone has to, right? Done enough for today.

The forest fires on the Iberian peninsula are horrible. What I don't understand when such fires break out anywhere in the world is the fact hat so often arson is one of the reasons. Are people frigging insane? What could possible motivate any halfways sane person to do such thing? What's the gain in it?

It seems we've went to England in just the right moment. Before the heat wave and the sharpened security measures because of possible terrorist attacks. I knew I didn't want to fly for a reason... well, aside from being deadly afraid of flying, that is.

Next year, I'll go to France by train. Carcassonne is waiting. Anyone interested in meeting there or somewhere on our way? *g*
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The posting of my gargantual vampire-crossover-AU to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms is making headway, if slowly. Have I mentioned that hand-coding is evil? I've just put up the part in which I once again used the seafood restaurant [livejournal.com profile] cirdan_havens once suggested as the model for Círdan (the character)'s sea palace for the story "Twisted Paths of Face". Yes, the one in which I had Gildor and Elrond do the nasty. But it works for vampires well enough, too.

Also, today I got a parcel from the most generous [livejournal.com profile] larian, with big heaps of Stargate - Atlantis episodes on CD. Am having a wonderful time with them, it's especially funny to watch the episodes of Season 2 on German TV (where I can see everything better), and then re-watch them on my PC, so that I can hear the actual voices of the actors.

Of course, German TV has just reached Ep 2.04 today (which would be Duet), so that I'm way before that in original. I find the Wraith-reversed-to-human types very pretty, actually. Someone was joking on one of the SGA LJ communities that when you reverse Wraith to humans, you actually get Elves, and there is something in that. Only that these reversed types are a lot prettier than the movie Elves ever were. PJ should have borrowed them for the trilogy.

Anyway, [livejournal.com profile] larian, have my sincerest thanks, I'm looking forward for long, leisurely hours spent in the Pegasus Galaxy. *hugs*

Edit: FF.Net had a facelifting - it's really ugly. Gone is the lightbulb - apparently, you're not even supposed to give your imagination free roam anymore. Well, considering what has been overflooding the site for years, it's probably proper. But I'll miss that lightbulb. It was so cute...
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Well, posting my entire existing (so far) sci-fi work to [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib had an interesting result. After having worked myself through my own writing again, I found that I can't read shipper fics anymore. Well, not at the moment, and perhaps not for a long while yet.

It's a bit surprising, actually, as I've written lots of romance myself and intend to keep on writing the stuff. But it seems romance and shipper fic are two different items.
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Of course, I might be just jealous. As the Darkroom series proved, I couldn't write plotless smut if my life defended on it. *g*

LJ news

Aug. 6th, 2006 11:34 pm
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I've changed the layout of [livejournal.com profile] edhellondawards, which, to my positive surprise, resulted in more readable fonts. Heh. Otherwise, the elegant grey colouring is the same, only perhaps one hue darker. I'm quite happy with it.

I also joined the [livejournal.com profile] prydain community and the [livejournal.com profile] earthsea_fic communities. I'll most likely be just a lurker on both, but I like to know what's going on in the fandoms I love.

Added a Links sidebar to [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib, so that my readers can directly check out the websites with the most basic information to the individual fandoms. Maybe I can create new monsters, I mean, win new fans for the lesser known sci-fi series like Alien Nation.

Posted all existing chapters to "Alternate Caretaker". Advertised the site shamelessly on various lists. I leave you the fun to guess the results. *wry grin*
wiseheart: (Default)
I'm definitely getting old. Small fonts never bothered me before, but now I find I have to stop looking up a lot of LJs - not those of my friends, as my friendslist is displayed the same way my main page does - but many other communities or personal journals. Increasingly more people (and mantainer) seem to prefer a layout with waaaay too small fonts for my wee old eyes.

*pouts* How am I supposed to read fanfiction, when I can't you know, read it?

I think I should find a way to show the stuff behind the tag in the same configuration on [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib than on the front page. It *should* be possible, as I've seen other people doing that. I just need to figure out *how* to do it. The front page has such nice, big font, extremely reader-friendly.
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Small stuff

Aug. 3rd, 2006 12:29 pm
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I've posted teasers and links to my Trek-related fic to the [livejournal.com profile] trek_fanfic community. I don't really hope that it would earn me armies of new readers, but a girl has to try.

I began posting "Alternate Caretaker" to [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib. As it's an ungodly long story, it'll take a while, but when it's done, then I've put up everything I have written in the sci-fi area so far. I'm well content with the results. I'd prefer if I could do the same with my own website, but this is way better than nothing.

After that, I'll switch to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms and put up my horror stuff. Meaning the big, olde vampire crossover AU, or at least the existing parts of it. With that, I'll be occupied for the rest of the year, I think.

Heat wave has finally broken the day before yesterday. We had violent storms for half a day, and now all settled down to a normal, regular summer. Thank God! I hope it will stay that way for a while.

Three more weeks from summer holidays. I'm so not looking forward to going to school again. But that's life.
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The heat that very effectively kills my creativity has one positive side effect: as I'm practically unable to do anything that requires active thinking, it leaves me enough time to do the archiving thing.

Hand coding is time-consuming and dull (not to mention it's killing my wrist and fingers - my left hand is a way bit ruined), but it also "forces" me to re-read my stories, bot the sci-fi and the horror fic, the latter of which I've started to post to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms.
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Yesterday, I've moved Luthienn's "Flarn Manages" - well, the existing chapters anyway. I like the Galen/Lennier stuff, especially as I now she hasn't originally intended to go there - it simply grew from the existing storyline. Today, I'll move "Moments of Joy", my Zelenka fic, and perhaps "The Equinox Logs" - we'll see how well my left hand cooperates. That would leave two more existing pieces of Atlantis fanfic, the first three parts of "The Joy Machine", and the 20 chapters of "Alternate Caretaker". I'd say, I still have an awful lot of work before me. Perhaps I'll finish ere school starts again and can switch to posting the horror stuff to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms.
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I've removed some of the sci-fi stuff from [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms, as I intent to turn it back to its original purpose: to be a place where original fantasy and horror fic will be posted. The sci-fi stories will all go to [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib eventually. I'll only keep the chapters where I happened to get comments... there won't be too many, but still, feedback is feedback and must be appreciated.

Aside from that, it's still frigging hot. I hope we'll get the satellite guys place our sat dish back to its original place next week. At the moment, five meters of the antennae are hanging into our kitchen, so that we can't close the window. *sigh*

I'm watching entirely too much TV and doing entirely too little writing at the moment, but the heat makes me unable to think. I'm dabbling in various fandoms, with various unfinished stories, but nothing worth mentioning. And there are less than four weeks from the big summer holidays left. Damn it.

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