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lj evils and an announcement
children of dune - leto 1
Part I:

lexcorp_hope made me a lovely icon! And LJ is trying to destroy my soul.

Okay, how are these things related? Let me explain.

While working on something, I accidentally deleted my friends style. Okay, no big deal, one might think, if one did not know me very well or one assumed that I was sane. stupid things like that freak me out. I couldn't remember the coding I'd added, and then it refused to CHANGE styles, but kept it in this format that I simply could not COULD NOT read.

Luckily, it started letting me chagne eventualy, but that is whyit looks--well, werid. To me. I HAD it exactly like I'm comfy reading it!

I, friends, do not like change. It's a sad, sad thing.

So today, it seems--relatively something I can deal with until I make imaginary time to take the code and start altering it back to what I prefer. Okay. So, uploading icon Hope made.

And of course, it doens't work. Because? That, my friends, would be easy.


In other news, rivakt recced Baring the Cross, which is so good my teeth are aching, and I don't remmber reading this. Now, to put it another way--when this story was posted, I was reading EVERYTHING that anyone posted in SV, right up to and including some forms of Clark/Lana (I learned better soon after). So if I read it, apparetnly, I have forgotten it completely. If I haven't, I should be so ashamed, except--I got to read it today!

By CJ, who I Adore, and wow. Just. Wow.

*loves CJ and RivkaT*


Part II:

Well. I have chatted myself to comfort zone. I'll just jump.

*edited at 12:56 AM to change banners. I didn't even notice, Khaki and other anonymous person! *shakes head* I need sleep soon. Someday.*

Coordinated by taraljc, celli, slodwick and myself. Specific information regarding method, rules, etc, can be found at the_treasury, and didn't Slod pick a cool name for it?

Discussion opens today--questions, remarks, clarification, etc, feel free to wander over and comment as desired. Nomination and voting dates are included in the entry.

*breathes* Okay, feeling better now.

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banner...spelling....eek. Easily fixed though, and an awesome idea!

Um...you'll probably hate me for pointing this out, especially with all of your recent computer problems, but my inner editor just won't stay quiet.

Look at the banner for the fanfiction awards closely. How is treasury spelled?


Okay - I have a confession to make. Bare the Cross is my personal favorite of all the stories I have written on my own, and I have occasionally wondered why it got such little feedback.

You know I think I did actually refer you to Bare the Cross (SSA version) after you recc'd Perseids and Chocolatl, because you seemed to be looking for other fic I had written (None of my SV stuff is conveniently located on a web page of its own. Lazy me!)You didn't mention it afterwards, and then I forgot to ask if you had read it.

I figured the overall lack of feedback was because it was this really dark story with a kind of twisted Clark that made people uncomfortable.

Then in the last couple of days I have heard from Pru, RivkaT, and you and several weeks ago, Rhi and Nerodi each mentioned it as being a story they had enjoyed.


Color me happy!

Still I do think it is a story that, when it came out, suffered from the fact that people were not very comfortable with what I had Clark going through. Also, a friend pointed out to me that the BDSM warning on the story might have turned a number of people away before even reading it. She didn't think it needed the BDSM label- but I had put it on because the dreams were disturbing enough that I wanted to give readers some kind of heads up.

It is interesting to me that now that canon is giving us a much more tortured Clark, I am getting a lot more feedback on BtC.

Things that make one go Hmmmmmm.


In any case - whenever yo read it, I am glad that you liked it!

See, I recognized the title, and I can almost remember bits of it--familiar? But for the life of me, I did NOT remember it, and that is just odd. Which is kind of cool, as for me, all new story!

And damn, it was good, chica. Absolutely amazing. Still kind of blown away. Or you know, mostly-so. I like the dark and twistiness. It works, especially now.


It's probably not your computer- for some reason, the generator I used to make the icon pages did really stupid things, so you probably have a BMP instead of a JPG. *kicks generator* You should be able to download a real version of your icon at http://www.anywherebeyond.com/smallville/icons/images/seperis.jpg - and if that doesn't work, I'd be happy to mail it to you. Stupid generator software!

*laughs* No, this time, it's either LJ or my computer. I ran it through Adobe when someone mentioned the BMP issue, since occasionally, I've had that happen to me as well when making them. I STILL wonder why it did that with the icon I made Koi.

I'm trying again tonight. It's a beautiful icon, chica. Thank you so very much. *hugs*

And btw? Love your current icon. The autumn colors are beautiful.

Isn't it pretty? The fantabulous Tresca made it for me out of the blue, and I was just blown away. I love this icon so much, I may never change it. :) I'm so glad you like yours; thank you so much for reccing me when I was but a wee newbie, giving me ideas and encouragement in my writing, and for a lot of really fantastic fiction to read in the dark, dark hours of the night. Thank you!

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