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The New 3rd Video on the FIA youtube channel– almost done!

What I’ve heard from a few places is that it takes three vids on a channel for it to become searchable– that is, findable by entering search terms. (“Findable” is now a word, btw. ;) So this is the third one. It should be up in the next couple of days. There will also be another version of the same video that isn’t related to fanfic or D/G (it takes a very different turn right after all the cats. Why are there so many cats in a D/G video? You’ll just have to see.) My sister immediately screeched “this one will go viral!” right after seeing it. Well, tons of cats are involved, and seeing as how there are over 40 million cat videos on YTR (not kidding, really not kidding about that one), the presence of as many cats as possible always helps. In totally unrelated news, I’m planning to get a new kitten on Monday. :)

And here’s a screenshot of the original After Effects project, the source material for the final video. Just so y’all know how INCREDIBLY hard I work on this!!! And it’s all for you! :)

SCREEN SHOT

New D/G Post for FIA’s FB page!

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And yay for acronyms! :)

Anyway. This is a new pic I made in Poser. And JUST for Sonya, Ginny has longer hair. :)Also, some materials are more high-res, there’s SSS (had enough acronyms yet?), and overall, I think it’s better. Maybe it’ll go up on FB too, but for right now, this is really the only place I can host high-res pics. I do want to have a WP blog for FIA eventually, but not right now!

FIA Has a FB Page! Yay!

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YES! In our continuing quest to become a truly mature and eternal fandom– because it CAN be done, it HAS been done, and I’m looking at YOU, Sherlock Holmes– we’re really getting started with that FB page.

Our Wonderful FB Page!
And I have invented a new thing! I call them “FIA Facebook Ficlets.” :) Is the first time anybody has ever thought of posting a ficlet on FB? Um… (looks around shiftily) Probably not. BUT… it’s the first time I know of that it’s ever happened with D/G. And I made up the name. :) Anyway, check out our page to see the first one!! “Ginny’s Wedding Ring.”

New Cover for New FIA fic!

600_px_TAXI DRIVER COVERI was going to write about how I’m the new admin for the FIA, but I am unbelievably exhausted. So, more later. In the meantime, here’s the cover for the new fic there! I am writing D/G again! Yay! But this one is dark… y’all have been warned. Continue reading

Yes, I’m still here…

reality_sceneHi all,

So I HAVEN’T disappeared! ;) But the thing is that having a blog hacked is a very disheartening experience. I wasn’t very enthusiastic about anything after that happened. Also, I’ve been concentrating on the writing a lot. :) But I’m back! There will be more news soon!! Possibly some very exciting things coming up. :)

Just as a preview of some of what I’ve been working on, take a look at a very early version of Victoria above. Doesn’t she look REAL? Kind of creepy, isn’t it? ;) Maybe she’s trying to escape the computer…

New SatSD art!

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Well, kind of. I’m working on cover art for SatSD and developing characters. :) While working on Victoria’s character, I decided to also create a Ginny. (I mean, they WERE built on the same base…) So that will be The Real Ginny Project. Here’s the first pic! There’s a long way to go with the character, but I do like the hair. It was a remarkable pain in the butt to render. For any Poser users out there, she’s built on a Miki 4 base. Kind of ironic that I’m not building Victoria on the Vicky base… but I don’t really like Vicky that much, even though there are about 46584098,000 products for her.

BTW. there WILL be more posts once this hacking horror is cleared up… (said hopefully)

All About Being Hacked, Cont.

So the fun just went on, and it didn’t stop here. >:[ This WP blog wasn’t the ONLY thing that was hacked. Yahoo mail and Facebook were hacked too, and I’m not exactly sure what else. (looks at long, long, long list of sites I have a password for.) These should all be changed. ICK.

There are some morals to this story, almost all of which came from advice given by a very good computer tech I know at Portland Computerworks (hi, Joseph!)

  • Do NOT use the same password (or almost the same password) for everything. Yes, you have a lot of company if you do this– it’s what most people do– but it’s a terrible idea.

    If this happens to you, change as many passwords as possible. I’m not going to change every single ONE, such as the cute cat group, but I’m going to change as many as I can. (Amazon and Gmail, for instance.)

    If your domain is hosted by Dreamhost, send an email to them, and they will help you.

    Do not panic.

    Avoid running around in circles and screaming incoherently.

    Try this site: All you have to do is remember one password (theirs), and they then keep track of passwords on all your other accounts. (Or almost all– I don’t think that sites like Bank of America are good for this.)

    Oh, while we’re on the subject– change your online banking password. If you don’t remember your pin number because you never use it, do not get upset over how long you have to wait in the lobby in order to change this. Bring something to read, or you’ll be stuck with back editions of the Tigard Penny Saver.

  • So far, it looks like the problem is under control. :) (Finds a lot of wood to knock on.) There will be much more actual content here soon!

    New SatSD Cover!

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    Hi all! Here’s the latest cover for SatSD.:) They WILL get better… Nathaniel’s pants are enough to scare small children. But this gives you a rough idea.

    I’ll start posting more– that being-hacked incident was not very encouraging to creativity. However, SatSD IS done– the beta version, anyway, it’ll be revised a lot! Much more very soon. And a new chapter of Malfoy In a Glass posted on FIA soon too.

    The blog was hacked.

    And yes… this may happen to you, too.

    The plugins were reinstalled, and Dreamhost did a bunch of things. If I were you, I would change your password constantly to try to avoid this… keep an eye on your stats to see if people were referred to strange pages… there’s a program that someone I know told me about that changes all your passwords on a regular basis. I’ll look that up and post the info. In the meantime, if you registered on this site, you’ve gone to registration heaven (or hell, for the spammers.) If you are REAL, you need to register again.

    Anyway… an actual post later!! I haven’t really been in the mood with this going on.