[sticky entry] Sticky: This journal...

Sep. 27th, 2010 12:56 am
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...will hopefully serve as a place to post some of my attempts at traditional art, random photos I sometimes take on my way to and from work, as well as some fandom wallpapers.

All my fandom work can be transformed. Parts of it can be used to create your own fanart - wallpapers, collages, icons and other graphics. I would certainly appreciate a link back to see what you've done with it, but it is not obligatory.

Fanart created for specific people on DW/LJ and elsewhere belongs to those users, and they are free to do with it what they want. I ask that you do not use it publicly unless you receive permission from them.

[Resources] [Calligraphy] [Drawing] [Photography] [Watercolor]

7 Men, 1 Destiny on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth
Magnificent Seven Wallpapers
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Here is my second design for today: a daily planner with an hourly breakdown.

Daily planner, hourly breakdown

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Dear friends,

I've been quite neglectful with posting on both Dreamwidth and LiveJournal, and lately I've been trying to rectify that. I've been working on brushing up on my bookbinding skills so I can put up more of my works for sale.

I've also been designing diary pages and weekly/monthly planners to be used in any Midory-style leather notebooks or as a customization of my Coptic stitch journals. Today I have a diary design to share with you. Please let me know what you think of the current design, share any thoughts on possible customizations and the like. I am hoping to offer these as digital downloads on Etsy as well as physical items for sale.

As for the Coptic bound journals, let me know what kind of designs you'd be interested - a TARDIS journal for the Whovians, Starfleet arrowhead for the Trekkies, or anything else that catches your fancy. In the coming days I'll put some some photos of the papers I have to choose from.

Diary for the year 2015... )

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Pillars of Salt and Sand (3631 words) by Lizardbeth
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Frigga & Loki, Loki & Thor
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Thor (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Post-Thor: The Dark World, Spoilers, Grief/Mourning

He has everything he wanted. But the price is too high.


Nov. 20th, 2013 01:39 am
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[personal profile] niko 's post reminded me of the music I've been listening lately - sevdah as performed by the Bosnian band Divanhana so I thought I might as well share :-)

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As a way to battle my depression, I've taken up an old/new hobby - bookbinding. I even made some specialized tools for it, such as my own bookpress:

Read more... )

I even made some notebooks, one paperback and another hardcover, and I made the covers myself:

Read more... )

I hope I'll be able to sell some of the ones I make - these two already have their owners-to-be!
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OK people, especially those of you who have experience with these models, I need your help - I am getting ready to replace my old (ancient) laptop, and have narrowed the choice down to three brands:

HP ProBook 4540s, notebookcheck.net review, equiv. of €355 in local shops, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD
Acer Aspire E1-531, notebookcheck.net review, equiv. of €350 in local shops, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD
Samsung ATIV Book2 270E5V-K01, notebokcheck.net has a review for another model, Samsung ATIV Book 2 - 270E5E, equiv. of €324 in local shops, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

One of the guys in our IT department swears in HP and thinks Acer is crap, and I am wary of the reported high glare of Acer's screen; bad because I would be using it to type a lot and would really like to avoid any headaches.

The HP model has the least amount of memory/HDD space, but it is really well done and geared towards heavy office users, with a mat screen and good keyboard. Plus it has a fingerprint sensor! So SF!

Samsung is the cheapest of the three, and also sports a non reflective display. Unfortunately, the review of the model on notebookcheck gives an impression of a not so good keyboard - which as I will be typing a lot, is not good.

I will be paying for whichever laptop I choose in installments, which means the prices will increase by probably another €25-30 due to bank fees and whatnot. Local shops are not very keen on giving you a floor model to test out - they're usually kept under lock and key, behind glass. So I'd appreciate it if I could get feedback from people who have used these/similar models/brands.

I'm crossposting this to several places. Which laptop should I buy?
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Happy Birhday, dear [personal profile] gemspegasus ! And many happy returns, to be spent in good health and loving company. :)

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Steph was, if not the very first friend I made in fandom, then one of the first. Her support was invaluable to me when I lost my mother to breast cancer. In a bitter twist of fate, both she and her husband have now been diagnosed with cancer and as you can imagine, the cost of treatment is eating into their savings. A fundraiser has been set up for them, and if you can donate, every little bit helps.
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So I find myself with two AO3 invites. If you know someone who is in need of an account, let them know, will you? I'll be happy to share them.
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I just found out the hard way how difficult it is to post something on Dreamwidth via an Android phone. I wanted to insert an image, and the floating box kept jumping around. I was not amused. I suppose next time I will have to try and do it via the http://www.dreamwidth.org/mobile/ interface.

Working on...

- my Mag7 Bingo entries.
- finished my entry for the Mag7 BigBang.

Fairest of the Fair

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