Crystal Fires

Friday, January 15, 2016

Due to my current host’s inode limitations, I had to find a new host again. I’ve applied several of my remaining these self-hosted fansites to have hosted by

I’m not sure what I’ll do about the others. I’ll keep you posted.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

So since from about December 29-31, 2015 (the dates people give as start date vary a bit) new reviews don’t show up on the review pages on At this point it’s unclear whether the admin are aware of the problem or not – it’s been reported lots of times but nobody’s gotten a reaction back, nor is there an update on the front page that yes they’re aware of the problem and working on it. Just… silence.

Most people are worried about people not bothering to review anymore because of it but I’m more worried that has been abandoned and soon it’ll bye bye for all those stories only up there, the first time there’s a huge glitch or when the domain expires the latest. That’s how little I have faith in the admin based on their past actions – that they’re likely to just decide it’s not worth the hassle anymore. I’m not sure how many people are actually working on it these days or if it’s just one. It’s not the first time a problem goes unacknowledged for a long time, and when you own a hugely popular site like this one I think that’s the minimum requirement – to stay up to what’s going on with it every day (read those support e-mails!) and to post a quick note saying you’re aware of the problem (and preferably are working on it, but even if you’re not) when there is one. Not days of silence after your users report a problem that affects one of the main functions of your site.

I wish there was a way to back up entire sections of, instead of individual stories. Like the entire The Mummy section, as an example. There are a lot of fics on that it’d be a shame to lose if it really breaks for good.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I made a new wallpaper one of my this month’s goals at allthingsfandom@livejournal and here it is:

Photo: Gotham season 2 promo
Textures: listed here


Friday, October 23, 2015

Today was awful. I woke up at 5am with a migraine and couldn’t go to the PPP Group (more about that later) because of it. I’ve been having cold sweats all the day today, starting with the migraine. Thank God the migraine went away by about midday but the cold sweats persisted so I was a little bewildered by that. Then around 3pm terrible stomach pains set in, thanks to Crohn’s Disease. I had to go number two 7 times between 3pm and 6pm, and the rest of the time rest in the bed. At about 5pm I started to feel dizzy whenever I was up and a little later on one of those trips to the toilet found out my period had started. Which totally explained the unusually awful stomach pains, increased bowel movements, cold sweats and the dizziness and just generally feeling I was about to expire. It’s a pretty normal thing for me that the Crohn’s is a little worse the first day or two of the period. I loath periods but I suppose I should be content – it was 14 days late from the estimated start time. Now to hoping it will end like it should in 5-7 days and not keep on going. It’s near midnight now, I still feel like I might faint I’m up more than a few minutes at a time but at least the stomach pains have dulled down to a blunt ache. Fingers crossed that I won’t feel so weak or be in so much pain tomorrow because I can’t NOT go grocery shopping.

Update on my health & life & car situation behind the cut…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Made this wallpaper for the Fan Swap challenge at allthingsfandom@livejournal. I got the tv series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries which is great because it’s one of my favorite and delightful with the costuming etc.


Screencap: me
Textures: so-ghislaine @ deviantart

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

If the bio section of your profile is 19064 words long I can’t help thinking that you’re doing it wrong…

Thursday, September 10, 2015

One of my goals for Challenge #9: Goal Achieved at allthingsfandom@livejournal was to make at least one new wallpaper this month. This is that wallpaper. I had just recapped The Mummy Returns and I felt the urge to do something with that again after a long while. I’m very happy with the end result 😀 I hope you like it as well!

Screencap: me
Textures: credited here



Friday, August 28, 2015

I… think I’m done with site moves! The last ones to be moved were this week, and while I still have to reupload the LOTR caps, it’s all done. Yay! lists all my current sites.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Moved sites:

Waiting to be moved:

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