dbskyler: (eleven smile)
Dear LJ: As much fun as it is to stumble across surprise replies to my comments around various communities, do you think you might possibly get around to fixing your notifications problem at some point? Because you see, I don't really have the time to go around checking all the threads where someone might have responded to me. That's why notifications are nice things, especially when you get to my age and don't always remember all the conversations you might have dropped in on. Kthnxbye.

In more interesting news, I've received my copy of the Doctor Who TV Movie in the mail! I've only just begun to explore the DVD extras, but they look pretty good. I mean, there's a whole entire disc of extras! I am also watching with the info text on, which is something I don't normally bother doing, but so far there are a lot of really interesting factoids. Did you know that instead of starting off the movie with Sylvester McCoy, the BBC wanted to use Tom Baker? Can you imagine what that would've done to fandom??? We could've had two Fifth Doctors! The entire numbering system would've been completely messed up! How would we label our fanfic?

Some of you may recall that awhile back I spoke about a certain fanvid that I want to see get made. Well, I've now decided that rather than going around to various comms and hoping to get some vidder to take pity on me and make it, I am going to try to make it myself. My progress so far: I've managed to figure out that the reason iMovie doesn't import my clips despite all the online vidder resources saying that it will is because I have version 2 of the software, and iMovie is currently up to version 11. (Version 2 not only doesn't seem to import clips -- or at least, clips in the format that I have -- but it doesn't seem to do much of anything as far as I can tell.) The good news is, I have free, legal access to version 11 of iMovie. The bad news is, it won't run on my current operating system. So now I have to upgrade my operating system in order to upgrade my iMovie in order to discover if I can import these clips. And then, of course, the actual work starts. Why do I suspect that I may regret this?
dbskyler: (spooky Sarah)
I admit it. I've used a lot of italics in my fanfic writing. Perhaps too many. I've used them for emphasis (e.g., "am I angry?"). I've used them for quotes from episodes. I've used them for the Doctor's thoughts in both of my "Subtext" stories, which was at least half the text both times. And now that I am trying to take MS Word documents and post them here into LJ, the absolute last thing I want to do is go back and find every word, phrase or sentence that I italicized so I can stick little html mark-up language codes around them. In fact, I'm not even sure if I can. Because I can't exactly search for italics using the "Find" function in Word. And as I said, I've used italics all over the place. And I suppose I could just ignore the italics and post in plain text, or just stick in the obvious italics (such as the quotes), but to me the italics are part of the story, and it's just not the same without them.

Strangely enough, I'm now feeling inspired to try to write a "Green Eggs and Ham" ode to all my attempts to get this to work. Something along the lines of, "I would not, could not, in Safari; rich text editor, no, so sorry."

Okay, time to go to bed now.

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