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Not that I'm paranoid or anything, but I sort of accidentally, spontaneously formatted all my stories as text-only, zipped them, and uploaded them to Megaupload. You know. Because that's what ordinary people do:

I will also, in the spirit of being perfectly un-worried about story access, mention that I continue to be on Archive of Our Own as favicondmarley.

And, of course, everything is still on Dreamwidth and (for this five minutes anyway) Livejournal:

Dorothy Marley's Fanfiction Index on Dreamwidth

Dorothy Marley's Fanfiction Index on Livejournal

In all seriousness, I do expect Livejournal to continue to be around, and I'm rooting for them in their fight against the various DDoS attacks they've sustained the last couple of weeks. It's just that when a service where one has hosted one's fiction for several years goes in and out because of forces outside one's own control, one begins to think about backups. And about zipping stories as text files and uploading them Megaupload, just because.
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Because I was stupid and managed to give myself the same cold/fever again with my own toothbrush (don't ask), I decided to make productive use of my lying-in-bed time by making a post to share some of my favorite fanfic-reading Firefox utilities (plus a couple of random things). Unless otherwise indicated, everything works on both Mac OSX 10.14 and Windows XP running Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 (some of the add-ons need to be the latest version to run on Firefox 3.6).

Firefox Add-ons )

Greasemonkey Scripts )

Other Stuff )
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These two podfics were actually recorded a year ago, but I only just now got around to editing them.

Stages. Benton Fraser/Ray Vecchio. NC-17. 4,043 words. Download the podfic at Megaupload (permanent link) | Download at Mediafire (temporary link, will expire 10/09/09) (26:43) 10.56 MB
Summary: A small cabin, a cold night, two lonely cops.
Livejournal: Stages

Stages II: A Thousand Miles. Benton Fraser/Ray Vecchio. NC-17. 5,354 words. Download the podfic at Megaupload (permanent link) | Download at Mediafire (temporary link, will expire 10/09/09) (35:25) 12.16 MB
Summary: When Fraser is transferred back to Chicago, Ray realizes that they need to have a little chat.
Livejournal: Stages II: A Thousand Miles
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After laboriously updating two separate index posts, with two sets of links, and then editing two separate journal entries, I had an amazing revelation. Why not, I thought (two days later, but who's counting?) make one post with both sets of links? Genius!

So, um, yeah. I consolidated my Dreamwidth fiction index and my Livejournal fiction index, making the Dreamwidth posts the primary links (since Dreamwidth's generous posting limit allowed me to load all my stories as single files), and adding the Livejournal links to that list. Now, instead of keeping track of two separate posts that are identical except for the URLs, I only have to fiddle with one post (that I can, in fact, crosspost from Dreamwidth).

Seriously, I'm surprised sometimes that I manage to leave the house with my shoes on the right feet...


May. 7th, 2009 12:49 pm
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I'm cranky about formatting today. It's bad enough that authors persist in posting with their annoying single paragraph spacing (conform to my norms, dammit!), but now there's a rash of double spacing everything except dialogue exchanges. What the hell?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, it goes like this:

I'll be reading along a story where the author has put double spaces between the paragraphs, much like this post. Then suddenly characters will begin talking.

"I don't get it," Jack said.
"Get what?"
"This sudden single spacing thing. Not that I object being close to people, but sometimes it cramps my style if you know what I mean."
"I have no idea what you're talking about."

"I'm talking about this. See? See the nice double space? Isn't that much easier to read?"

"You may have a point there, sir."

"Glad you see it my way. Now get over here and close this space."

I really hope this doesn't become a trend, or I may have to stab someone. Or, worse, write another FAQ about it.

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