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Yes, I’m still here…

reality_sceneHi all,

So I HAVEN’T disappeared! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’m back! There will be more news soon!! Possibly some very exciting things coming up. ๐Ÿ™‚

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe she’s trying to escape the computer…

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Finds a lot of wood to knock on.) There will be much more actual content here soon!

    Sex and the Single Devil– Done By March 25th!!

    Oh No, You Didn't.
    Oh No, You Didn’t.

    Well, that’s what I promised my novel critique group, anyway… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not sure if I lost my mind DURING the writing of this book or if it’ll be gone AFTER the (first) finished version, but either way, I might have been nuts to promise it by that date. But I am determined! I’ll make it happen! Yay! Go me! (Waves the Happy Anise Writing Flag.)

    And you know that there has to be a cookie crumb… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    30 Days of NaNo, 30 Covers of Death Train: Day Two

    AND NOW, A COOKIE FROM TODAY’S WORK:

    โ€œCan you make my mother be alive?โ€ begged Nick.

    โ€œCan I?โ€œ Satan sounded insulted. โ€œIโ€™ve defied angels, archangels, efreets, imps, It, The Thing, Them, and all the rest of the livestock. Iโ€™ve cornered the sin market on this planetโ€”God can just handle that tedious forgiveness thing, of course. Iโ€™ve gotten Yankees and Red Sox fans to sit down at the same table for brunch! A minor little matter of life and deathโ€ฆ You look skeptical. I suppose you donโ€™t believe Iโ€™m magic. Well, watch this.โ€
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    Top 10 Reasons Why ANTM 19 Is A Massive Writing Fail: Reason 4

    Maybe the wolf and the python will return in search of their pelts…

    Once again, I’m going to have to go with BryanBoy. I meant to do another topic, but the horrible lingering horror of BB casts a sinister shadow…
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    The Absolutely Fabulous Idea for a Forum Here

    As I’ve posted about recently, there have been a series of incidents that have led to weird print publicity around the Portland area for fanfic, D/G, and fanfic authors moving into original work. I started to think about the issue of writers’ support forums. And THAT’S how I came up with this idea.

    I want to create a forum for fanfic writers who are slaving away at producing publishable work. Advice! Sharing! All the information I’ve painstakingly learned! Lots and lots of stuff!

    Basically, it would be a discussion board specifically for fanfic writers who are/want to be/want to find out about/would like to hear about:
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    Getting Your Characters to Talk to You: Stetson Smith and Sexuality

    Well, if that title didn’t get everybody’s attention, then nothing ever will. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Okay… maybe “Jesus Comes Back and Gives You the Winning Lottery Numbers!”) Anyway.

    When Gwen Was Away…

    I think that it’s important to try to figure out everything about a character. Sometimes, of course, they don’t want to tell you. Gwen is still being very secretive. But as for Stetson… that boy is telling me more and more every day. For instance– let’s talk about sex.
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    Harry Potter and the Big Book of Boys’ Naughty Bits Update!

    You Ain’t Seen NOTHING Yet

    I promise– PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE, cross my heart and hope to die– that I will post the full story of the vindication of our writers’ group and the triumph of NC-17 fanfic over the forces of evil. Tomorrow. It’s really late.

    In the meantime… y’all MUST visit the Harry Potter and the Big Book of Boys’ Naughty Bits page. Newly updated and with a summary of the prologue! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Top 10 Reasons Why ANTM 19 Is A Massive Writing Fail: Reason Seven

    We do not want to know what he’s doing with that sheep.

    7.) BryanBoy even being allowed to have one second of airtime on the show this season. Need I say more? I mean, really, it is even necessary to elaborate on this? (But for the good of all humanity, Iโ€™ll do it anyway.)
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