10 December 2020 @ 07:27 pm
I heard it's better to use a *community* than a personal journal when you only post things like screencaps, graphics and fanfic, so people who do lock their content friends-only, don't have to give access to their locked content just when they want to add the other person to follow their icons/fanfic etc.

I totally understand that, so I have moved everything from my personal account ariane179254 over to my new community wraithwell, and all new stuff will be now posted there. Please watch or join wraithwell to see all my new posts.

All posts on this journal will be deleted, but I'll use this journal to follow my reading list.

EDIT: Also, I'm again posting my screencaps on Livejournal; you can find them at fading_tomorrow.

EDIT 2: - skeinsofdestiny is my writings journal, mostly I think I'll use it to post my responses to writerverse's challenges (starting Phase 2).
08 July 2014 @ 07:44 pm

Having problems with Windows 8 – it simply won’t load at all. Good thing I also routinely run Linux Mint, and I’m almost on there more than Windows these days. Photoshop and and like 2 other programs I need a few times a week I haven’t been able to replace with Linux ones, but even so I’m terribly tempted to ditch Windows for good this time. Apparently I could run those 3 Windows programs via a virtual machine in Linux – I’ve done this on the Windows side before, use a virtual machine and an OS on it, so it’s not totally new to me, but it’s been a while and never done it in Linux.

I’ve also been wanting to buy a bigger hard drive for my laptop for months now but for financial reasons haven’t been able to make it happen. I don’t think it’s failing, I think it’s just Windows, but I’m not sure and I’d like a bigger drive and the Linux partition is growing too small anyway. Propably make it a priority now, having to re-install operating systems, to get that new hard drive. Never bought a laptop hard drive before – have to study that, so I that I don’t get one that isn’t compatible with my laptop :/

Linux should continue working OK and I should be able to continue pretty much normal, but if I do disappear for a while, computer problems are the reason.

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

20 May 2014 @ 02:08 pm

I’ve created two new fansites: James Morrison Fan which is a fansite for the actor James Morrison, of “24″ and Space: Above And Beyond fame, and Space: Above And Beyond Online which for the cult scif tv series. Both totally unofficial, of course.

I’ll propably be deleting The Originals Source  before too soon  (haven’t gotten my enthusiasm for the show back) and Sasha Roiz World (think I’d rather just be a fan rather than a fansite owner in this case). So if either site has anything you want up now, download it ASAP!

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

Art to Create Beauty
25 December 2012 @ 06:08 pm, reposted by ariane179254
Правила: Дополнительные
Стиль: S2 Flexible Squares
Тип аккаунта: любой
Разрешение экрана: 1024+
Посты: фиксированная ширина
Картинки: до 710рх
Браузеры: Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, IE (Opera - наверное)
Комментарии в стиле журнала: да
Контрольная панель: включена
Сайдбар: полный
Заголовок и подзаголовок: только заголовок
Terms: Additional
Style: S2 Flexible Squares
Account type: all types
Screen Resolution: 1024+
Entries: fixed width
Images: max width 710px
Browsers: Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, IE (Opera I guess, too)
Comments in journal's style: yes
Controlstrip: enabled
Sidebar: enabled, full
Title & Subtitle: title only

Вживую // Live preview:
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код и инструкции... // code and instructions...Collapse )

P.S. От всей души поздравляю вас с Рождеством! P.S. With all my sincere I wish you Merry Christmas!

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Tove :)
26 October 2012 @ 05:23 pm, reposted by ariane179254
So, after nearly a decade at this site, LJ finally does something that makes me actually rage. No popcorn and laughing as the masses storm to news posts complaining, this time I'm actually worried.

A while back I was invited to help out with BETA testing new LJ services (I got this invite via lj_releases).

They have just announced BETA testing of a new friendslist.

LJ is planning on redoing everyone's friendslists in the style of the new comment page and update page. They want to copy tumblr and make your friendslist into a dashboard-like system page (infinite scrolling and all). It's also been renamed to "feed" (this I don't mind too much, though). In fact the whole dashboard idea with infinite scrolling wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that everyone will be locked to one specific layout. The system style comment pages are bad enough, but now I'll have to strain my eyes reading my flist? That defeats the purpose of this entire site. The font, use of whitespace, oversized boxes and UI elements ... all contribute to making the page difficult to read, on a site where all you do is read. Aaaah. Even just the possibility of adjusting the font (style and size) would make this suggestion easier to swallow, but it's still not something I'd want for my journal. It would not improve my LJ experience in any way (in fact it would most likely make my daily LJ activities more time consuming).

Now, I wasn't able to make the BETA page display my own friendslist, so I apologise to the random users who are featured in the screenshot, but to give everyone an idea, the below image shows you what your friendslist probably will look like in a couple of months.

(Click for big)

[A couple of more screenshots]
I never switched over from Dystopia, so that adds to the weirdness. You're going to have to picture this with the standard LiveJournal drop down navigation + no blue sidebar to the left. Click the screenshots for bigger versions.

Top of page with links to journal, archive, profile

Example of text heavy post as displayed on friendslist

New buttons to the right replace the navigation strip. One tab for filters

One tab for Archive/Calendar, you can filter your feed to display posts from one specific date. These buttons follow along as you scroll down the page (infinite scrolling).

All friendslists will look the same.

Snippet from the locked post at lj_releases:
The friends page has been redesigned as a system page for all users, and is now available for Beta testers. There is a link at the top of your friends page allowing you to switch between the new and old versions, and will later go into public beta testing. You can switch back and forth between both versions throughout beta testing.


You can also see the proposed changes for yourself by enabling the BETA on your own journal (instructions from ruljautonews):
It's trivially easy to test beta features.
1) Go to lj_ru_beta and request to join.
2) Wait to get confirmation that you've been accepted into the community (this could take a few hours.)
3) Go to this page and choose Go To under Beta.
4) That's it, you're now testing the beta release. All site-scheme pages should now display a big "BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA" in yellow letters across the top.
5) You could make comments in the lj_ru_beta post, but if you do please keep this in mind: the majority of commenters there don't speak English and if they do it's not their primary language. Machine translation of Russian is lousy. "My hovercraft is full of eels" lousy. While you can engage in basic dialogue and get a feel for what the other person is saying, don't get too hung up on anyone's phrasing.

You can easily switch back to the old version.

Make sure you let LJ know what you think of these proposed changes, I can't be the only one who thinks this is a horrible idea.

ETA: It's nice to see that I'm not the only one worried about the proposed changes, but please direct your feedback through the proper channels. This is a private journal, I have no affiliation with LJ. Please also be respectful when addressing the LJ staff. They are just doing their jobs. Thanks!

ETA2: Russian news post about the BETA test:

ETA3: Added more screenshots.

ETA4: Additional info at ruljautonews:

ETA5: An update on the new site scheme.

ETA6: Public beta has now been announced. Official announcement.

Current Location: Sverresgate, Oslo, Norway
Current Mood: what
23 October 2012 @ 04:57 pm

I can’t bloody believe it! The one time I miss Yle’s Six O’clock news, Star Trek makes the news in Finland *headdesk* This is history, man!

Namely, the Destination Star Trek convention in London and a brief interview with William Shatner. This is one of the very few times (the first? the only?) outside of new movie announcements in movie news (which doesn’t count) Star Trek makes any kind of news in Finland, much less one of the main news broadcasts and I miss it?! Praise be to my Mom and Yle Areena – at least I got to see it there if not live! 

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

22 October 2012 @ 05:37 pm
Just noticed that dj_capslock has been deleted again - wonder what is it this time?
Art to Create Beauty
18 October 2012 @ 08:36 pm, reposted by ariane179254
Стиль: S2 Smooth Sailing
Тип аккаунта: любой (в рекламном возможны проблемы)
Разрешение экрана: 1024+
Посты: резиновые
Браузеры: Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, IE9
Комментарии в стиле журнала: да
Контрольная панель: есть
Сайдбар: топбар
Заголовок и подзаголовок: только заголовок
Style: S2 Smooth Sailing
Account type: all types (Ad Account might have issues)
Screen Resolution: 1024+
Entries: stretch
Browsers: Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, IE9
Comments in journal's style: yes
Controlstrip: enabled
Sidebar: topbar
Title & Subtitle: title only

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recent // friends // comments

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27 August 2012 @ 08:58 am
Now that dj_capslock and cap_it are gone, there no good established general screencapping comms where anyone and everyone can post their caps from any and all sources :(

A few have sprouted up in the last few days though: captacious and screencap_it - personally, I think there are way too many rules at screencap_it (size of zips/rars, only one instance of each movie/episode allowed to be posted unless this or that rule applies etc.) so I doubt I'll be posting anything there, but captacious looks like great :D And of course there's still hdtv_caps, but that's like the name says, not a general posting comm.

And there's now also cap_that at Dreamwidth.
Malionette \(o_O)/
18 July 2012 @ 05:31 pm, reposted by ariane179254
This layout was created in hopes to fundraise for my Relay for Life team. All collections are used to fund Cancer research. Use this free Livejournal Layout if Cancer has impacted your life in some way or another. In return, I simply ask you to spread my message by Reposting (click Repost button below).

I encourage you to read my story, and donate to fight back Cancer ($5 to $10 is a generous amount).

Thank you, donators: gimmick_game, mousewings

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10 July 2012 @ 05:42 pm

Hell has frozen over – the management of is actually alive! They have setup a blog and twitter and are actually answering and fixing some things users have reported broken!

It never occurred to me they’d ever do that! It’s been 10 years of silence. And no – I don’t count the notices on the front page which were always posted after something was broken and it had been fixed hours/days/weeks/months after the breakage. They never posted to say “yes, we know X is broken, we’re working on it” even if it took days or weeks to fix it :( So I don’t (didn’t?) count the front page.

Although it remains to be seen whether they’ll really listen to their users and roll back changes we don’t like (like the new review box and ready-ticked-favorite-story-author-boxes) or add things we do want like bring back the MA-rating.

Oh, and I hope this new age of communication between and their users will be a lasting feature, not an anomaly that lasts for a month or two.

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

08 June 2012 @ 01:43 pm
We are a creative writing group for all those that love to write and love to help others write. Our central theme is creative writing - original fic, fan fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, screen-writing, and much, much more. Challenges will primarily be individual with a mixture of team challenges and games.

Phase 3 has just begun - see our FAQ & Rules to learn more! If you decide to join, be sure to mention I referred you.

Profile . FAQ & Rules . Join

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13 March 2012 @ 09:17 pm

Fanfic writing meme, snurched from [personal profile] enemytosleep.

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Mirrored from Crystal Fires.


Why you should protest ACTA if you’re a European, and how. The first quote is from UK perspective, and the petition for UK citizens, but it explains well why ACTA is bad for all Europeans so I’m posting it although I’m Finnish and not UK citizen.

Taken from  [info]padabee, who took it from [info]eumelkeks, who took it from [info]macfraser82, who…, originally posted on [info]vidding:

If you’re from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored internet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It’s hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone’s been getting so worked up over SOPA — and rightly so — that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.

Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the ‘European SOPA’, but that simply isn’t true. It’s a global treaty, and it’s already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote ‘no’, the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.

If you think this doesn’t affect you, you’re wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn’t an exaggeration. It’s not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don’t think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.

It’s not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.

I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it’s the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can’t even put into words how important this is to me. I’ve met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it’s given me this amazing social support system. I don’t want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I’ve been given through my online interactions.

I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn’t really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it’s pretty safe to say that they’re not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who’s ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn’t the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.

So if you’re from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people’s minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let’s utilise it while we still have the chance.

I hope this is ok to post here as the passing of this bill will be a devestating blow to vidding.

Please repost and spread the word :)


via chocotaur @ tumblr


Five facts:

1. ACTA isn’t the “European” SOPA. It’s nearly GLOBAL, and will apply to every country that signs the treaty.

2. ACTA is far more aggressive. ACTA will not simply affect websites and have them blocked out of the internet – its measures go as far as surveillance of anything you share through private channels.

3. ACTA doesn’t have a campaign against it that is as wide-spread and organized as the SOPA one. This is DANGEROUS, as there’s less time between now and the final signing of ACTA.

4. ACTA has effects on healthcare, trade, and even tourism.

5. ACTA has to be stopped.

Let’s start spreading the word and organizing a good, solid response to it.

More information:

The petition online website seems to not be working but here is a link to the direct gov petition it only has 2,193 signatures so far:

Guys, don’t forget the most direct option to contact the EU Parliament (tho it’s only good for EU citizens):



If you’re an European citizen, this is what you CAN do:

Send a petition to the European Parliament where you explain, briefly but thoroughly, why it needs to push back ACTA and demand a more transparent debate of its contents, as well as demand that the agreement be more precise on its contents, specially those involving criminal action or any activity that would affect net neutrality, freedom of speech, or privacy.

How to write the petition:

1. Read the official ACTA text.

2. Make it a three-paragraph request, easy to read (be thorough, but BRIEF, and don’t be superfluous). Keep a clear flow:

a. Introduce yourself, and briefly tell them what the content of your request is (AKA “I would like to request the European Parliament to vote against ACTA.”)

b. Explain your major concerns about ACTA. Make sure to have your facts well-founded. Quote the law if you can, or at least the sources from where your concerns arise.

c. Wrap your petition letter up reasserting your concern.

3. Remember to BE POLITE. You are addressing an official body of government. 


- Be polite. Be official. Be serious.

- If, as a petitioner, you do not wish your name to be disclosed, the European Parliament will respect your privacy, but such requests must be clear and explicitly mentioned in your petition.

- Remember, petitions must deal with: 

  • your rights as a European citizen as set out in the Treaties,
  • environmental matters,
  • consumer protection,
  • free movement of persons, goods and services, internal market,
  • employment issues and social policy,
  • recognition of professional qualifications,
    other problems related to the implementation of EU law.

SO, focus your petition in such a way that it highlights how ACTA might affect any of those aspects.

Finally, you can also send GROUP PETITIONS by POST mail. Collect signatures and send it to:

  • European Parliament
  • The President of the European Parliament
  • Rue Wiertz
    B-1047 BRUSSELS

    The European Parliament is also on Facebook. If you have a facebook account you may want to take petitions there as well:

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

28 November 2011 @ 06:28 pm
There's a new land community for writers writerverse:

We are a creative writing group for all those that love to write and love to help others write. Our central theme is creative writing - original fic, fanfiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, screen-writing, and much, much more. Challenges will primarily be individual with a mixture of team challenges and games. See our FAQ & Rules to learn more!

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19 October 2011 @ 06:26 pm
Changed to a new theme here, on the creative and the screencaps comms. Had the old one up for only like three days, but ruthenia_alba makes so pretty layouts that I just had to install her newest immediately! (And I don't even like coffee!)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
18 June 2011 @ 04:40 pm

I have opened another tribute fansite :)

Latest news, media and more on actress Jewel Staite, best know for her work on scifi tv series Firefly and Stargate: Atlantis.

Mirrored from Crystal Fires.

03 June 2011 @ 06:21 pm
I joined the landcomm for graphics makers - they accept all kinds of graphics: icons, wallpapers, fandom, non-fandom, stocks etc. :D

Take a look and if you find it interesting, consider joining!

landofart is a 'land comm' created solely for graphic artists. It doesn't matter if you only make icons, or only picspams, wallpapers, whatever! There are challenges for one and all types if artists! The competition is made up of 3 teams; Team Gothic, Team Pop Art & Team Renaissance. These names are just for the sake of having teams and do NOT reflect the type of graphics you have to make! Plus, you can do any kind of graphics here (celebs, stock, fandom, etc) as long as it fits the challenge. JOIN TODAY!

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27 April 2011 @ 11:06 am

It’s that time of year again – weather turns to spring and summer, and I whine about it. It’s been very springy the last two weeks or so, weather is almost hot in the sun but still cold in the shade, and I got the flu to prove it :( And as always in the spring and summer when the sun shines, the inside temperature of my appartment goes up unbearably – it’s already gone up to 27 degrees Celcius… I fucking HATE spring and summer.

Anyway, I I said I got the flu and that pushes my end of hiatus a bit – I had planned to officially come ouf of hiatus in the beginning of May, but now I’m officially pushing it at least mid-May. I’m not going to do anything except script updates (if there are any) until this stupid flu is completely over.

And the last bit of news… I renamed today my LJ account nekhbet_ariane to my original account name ariane179254after the first rush of excitment I never really liked the other name, and what I should’ve done when I quit LJ as personal site was delete all posts & everything on ariane179254 and just keep that name. I kept all the connections/posts/whatever between the new name and the old name, so the change should be seamless and nothing gets lost/deleted etc.

04 January 2011 @ 09:06 pm
I decided to start posting my screencaps again on LJ and so I opened a community to house them all: fading_tomorrow.

Still don't want to post any personal stuff here, though.