strina: stiles in profile caption "little red riding hood" (stiles - little red riding hood)
strina ([personal profile] strina) wrote2012-11-04 08:03 pm
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You're Getting Your Feelings Everywhere Again

I really want the AO3 to have a "download series" option. Because ~20,000 words spread over ten fics is just irritating.

I'm 39 stories into the Teen Wolf list. People need to write more fic so I can finish it. I am fishbowling so hard. Like, I've opened my in-case-of-emergency Teen Wolf longfic (I highly recommend keeping similar on your Kindle, btw) and tapped out four times this weekend. It's so long and the tags are so good, you guys, but the first word is literally "harken" and I cannot even deal with that stylistic choice. That is why it's the in-case-of-emergency fic. It's really, really yes, but at the same time, really, really NO.

Not gonna lie: I spend a significant amount of time after uploading new icons just staring at the expanded icons page and going MY TASTE IS AMAZING AND I WANT A COLLAGE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKERS. Also, I have some very definite patterns in taste. It's kind of weird to be like, huh, I...really prefer close-up shots only after staring at a page where more than half of my 250 icons ARE CLOSE-UP SHOTS. Also enjoy: saturated colors and text only. Do not enjoy: animated icons or icons with many effects - I apparently feel the point should be made through your cropping and/or text, or not at all. Like, I save a lot of icons that don't fall along those lines? But those are apparently not the icons I end up using.

All I want to eat is IHOP, but IHOP is a cool 40 minutes away. Chickasha is a terrible town. Although it does make googling shit easier - there is only one. Anywhere.

Fucking store inventory. It is a once a year shitshow. We are missing $1200+ in jewelry that never leaves its locked case. For real, somebody's got sticky fingers. Also, I work six days next week. The money's good, but oh, chances of me flipping out on someone are high.

Relatedly, nothing makes you feel great about your life-choices like seeing an old news article about migrant workers and their slave-wages and seeing your ACTUAL FUCKING WAGES there. Legitimately, after five years and a "promotion", I make $9.00/hr.

I want season 3 of Lost Girl so baaaad, you guys. They are so good at ladies being friends and having adventures! Bo/Kenzi is my brotp forever, y'all. Like, if I want girls being friends as a major part of the storyline, it's mostly Lost Girl and Cougar Town and maaaybe Big Bang Theory (Penny and Amy? legit my favorite part of the show). Relatedly, I need the new season of Cougar Town.

I feel weird about Avengers fandom, in that I love Tony Stark THE MOST, HE IS MY BELOVED, and I could kind of give a shit about Steve Rogers? Which is not the way most of fandom seems to have come down on the issue. It's not the first fandom where that's happened to me (hi, Star Trek TOS! hi, DS9 and Naruto and HIMYM and and and), but it's still fucking weird. There's also some weirdness because I got deep into Avengers right after the first Iron Man movie and imprinted on a lot of comics stuff and apparently my head-canon is very definite about where comics-verse and movies-verse can blur and where they CANNOT. Basically? Movies-Tony and Extremis = NOOOOOO.

Only semi-relatedly, I really want movies-Asgard to end up in Oklahoma somehow because 1) that is fucking hilarious and 2) they might actually film some stuff in Oklahoma, which excites me because a) Oklahoma is actually really fucking pretty and does not really get credit for it and b) I could totally drive to see that.
dorkpie: ([hedwig] blood in my eyes)

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
!!! How are you running out of fic already? I feel like I have to beat them off with a stick. I'm dorkpie on pinboard, and I have a bunch bookmarked, and also my network is all Teen Wolf All The Time. (My kindle is full of fics I download and kind of forgot what they were about? They're my emergency stash.)

Edit becaaause:
1. I miss my icons. :c Am currently saving up for another paid account, so close and yet so far.
2. You make more than I do. :C I was making 7.75 for like a year and a half, got a raise to 8, and then quit when my current job hired me at 8.50 /poor-college-student-tears
3. Bruce Banner gives me all the feels, and the only time I care about Steve is when I'm reading Steve/Tony.
4. ....you wanna beta a Derek/Stiles fic for me? I sent it to my friend but she's kind of. Not being helpful? Eek.
Edited 2012-11-05 03:45 (UTC)
dorkpie: ([random] rearrange the sky)

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
I'm the kind of person that totally was proactive in looking for fic (back when I was active in HP and Supernatural), and then somewhere along the way I evolved into that lazy person that just sits still and lets the fic come to her.

Have some rec lists: uno dos

I could go on about how impressed I was with Rufallo as Banner, but I'll stop here. I actually just really, really want a 50k casefic where Tony and Bruce save the world with badass science and punches.

I just need another set of eyes, and a comment more helpful than I Like It. Er, it's a 5 things fic (5 things Derek forgot +1 he didn't) with a nice heaping of Hale Family Feels. Is that something you're okay with? And if so, where do I send it?
dorkpie: ([random] i believe in pluto ):)

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I know right? I'm totally lurking in fandom, waiting for it.

Yeah, that's fine. I'm not in a rush or anything. c:
amalthia: (Friend Bear)

[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-05 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
I also wish there was a download series option having said that Calibre has plugins that make life so much easier. One of them is epubmerge. What I do is I use the Fanfiction Downloader plugin for all the parts in the series then use epubmerge to merge the parts into a single file. I then upload to my Sony ebook reader. However, you can also read the file in Calibre using Calibre's epub viewer if you don't have an ebook reader.

It is a few extra steps but it's the best option I've found to date.

I really should make a tutorial on how Calibre can be used to make fanfic reading an easier experience.
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[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-05 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
Sony does make it easier to handle series but it's much easier when the story is in a single file. Especially for series that have over 10 parts.
dorkpie: ([btvs] just once more)

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
That tutorial is relevant to my interests.
amalthia: (Default)

[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-05 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
Do you prefer text tutorial or screencaps? I'm going to try and put something together on my DW.
dorkpie: ([spn] uriel/cas: brothers once)

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
A mix of both? Personally, I'm really good with stand-alone step-by-step instructions, but some screencaps could supplement them pretty well for others.
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[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-05 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
I've started working on a tutorial that is a mix of text and screencaps. hopefully I'll be done by tomorrow night. Or possibly Tuesday evening.
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p.s.

[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-05 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't know if you wanted me to contact you personally when the tutorial is up? Or if you planned to follow my Dreamwidth? That may be faster because I'm posting the tutorial on DW.
Edited 2012-11-05 07:38 (UTC)
dorkpie: ([mulan] mulan: the divide)

Re: p.s.

[personal profile] dorkpie 2012-11-05 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'll subscribe. You have a lot of recs. I was looking through them earlier and got distracted. I'm excited to look through them properly.
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Re: p.s.

[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-06 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, I finished the tutorial. It's posted Here It has a lot of screencaps.
stepps: ([1D] zayn grins)

[personal profile] stepps 2012-11-06 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
I agree with the need for downloadable series! But also, thanks for the tip about Calibre, that may come in handy!
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[personal profile] amalthia 2012-11-06 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
I just posted a tutorial: Here It has a lot of screencaps.
dine: (14 sailors - odditycollector)

[personal profile] dine 2012-11-05 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
I really want the AO3 to have a "download series" option

oh dude - me too! though apparently Calibre can resolve that (and other) problems, I'm lazy and haven't downloaded and explored it yet. maybe some day I'll get organized - in the meantime, I'll be over here wishing for a magic button on AO3 to make it easy
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[personal profile] hermitsoul 2012-11-05 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
Downloading a series - it's being worked on: http://code.google.com/p/otwarchive/issues/detail?id=2939. Hopefully it's something that can get deployed in a few months.


Until then, Flamebyrd has coded a bookmarklet that displays the download links for every work on a page (Works Search, Series, Collections, etc) in a pop up so you can quickly download multiple files: http://random.fangirling.net/fun/ao3/downloader.html. It doesn't put them all in one file, but it does make it easier to download them all at once.

*sigh* And I still have no Teen Wolf icons. This needs to be remedied!
bluemeridian: (NF :: Reading with Ponytails)

[personal profile] bluemeridian 2012-11-06 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
WOOT!!! To both items!! \o/\o/\o/