Archive | May 2014

Drafts or no drafts?

(Written on 21. 5. 2014)

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I’ve been wondering.

About what? The draft system that many blogging servers support. Basically, it means you write your post but save it as a draft and publish it later. Do you do this? Or do you publish everything immediatelly?

Me, I’ve got four blogs. One is just for my stories and fanfics and as such, I post there only when I’ve got enough lenghth of a story.

But my other three blogs, I’ve got them sorted out in a way when I post a post on each every three days. I rotate them. Each day I work on different one.

And through that day I might have more than one idea as to waht to write. But since I don’t know wether I will have an idea every day, I always post only one post, rarely two, when I want to get something technical out. But when I have more than one idea, I just write the post, add a note as to when it was written (didn’t do that just yet) and then I save the finished post as a draft and post it when I’m out of ideas.

Do you do something like this or not? I would be interested in your thoughts on this so please, share them in the comments.

 

~AnnElfwind

Blogging anyone?

I was about to write a post about all the blogs out there that have different tips for bloggers, but then I realized that it doesn’t matter. In the end, it’s not the tips from different sites but you and your ideas that make your blog.

No amount of tips will help you to be the best. And while these tips can help you move forward a bit, they will not help you write the actuall posts. It’s more like help with designs and setting things up and general to do and not to do.

So, what is really important when you’re blogging is to have a layout that will be easy to read on and menu where your readers can easilly orient themselves. Too much things or too little things will probably make them leave.

blogAnd the next important thing is to write original content. Nobody is interested in copied pictures or posts. If you have a unique oppinion on something, share it, if you’re good at drawing, share it, if you write stories, share it!

It’s original content that’s interesting and if you think you can write your own instead of copying, well, good for you and good for us, because we will have something interesting to read (or watch).

 

I do realize that this post is probably kinda useless, but I just had to write it. In the past, I wrote many many posts that were dealing with copying and blog designs and all the thing that were bugging me when I was browsing blogs, and this one is kinda a part of it. Nor really, but kinda…

In the past, the things that I disliked most and mostly still do, were designs with too much blinking and animations or too bright designs. Also, I’m not a fan of too narrow page where you cannot fit much on a line. The next thing I really don’t like is too much pink, but hey, that’s just personal preference so as long as I can read the text, I don’t go yapping about it.

 

And what about you? What do you hate when reading blogs? What on the other hand doesn’t bug you too much?

I would be very much interested in your oppinions on this topic so please share your thoughts in the comments.

 

~AnnElfwind

Anywhere doors?

In response to the Daily Prompt – Pick Your Gadget.

 It was hard to choose between the time travelling machine and the anywhere doors, but in the end the doors won because I’ve been reading too much of Simon R. Green and there are doors there that can be used to create a doorway anywhere. You can simply put them against a wall and they will let you pass through. Just don’t forget to get them charget after excessive usage.

So, this is the doors from Simon R. Green’s novels that I really love.

 

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And how would I use doors like that?

Well, to be honest, I don’t really have a use for Green’s kind of doors, but the pick was anywhere doors, right? So, the way I understand it, they can lead anywhere. Like, anywhere. So I would, obviously, use them to travel to the worlds I’ve dreamt up. The worlds I created or possibly the worlds created by others. I would be able to meet all my favourite characters from books and games and movies.

Because… Anywhere means anywhere and it doesn’t matter what time it is or where it is or waht the distance is. And this way, you can actually combine the time travelling phone… What?! How did the time travelling phone booth get here?!

Nevermind! (Get out of my blog, Cysero!)

So, as I was trying to say before I was so rudely interrupted! Since the doors can take me anywhere, it means it is actually a combination of the anywhere doors and the time machines. Meaning – don’t pick the machine, it’s technically speakinng useless since the door can do the job too and even better. The machine can only take you in time, but not in place, but the door, it can take me to the place and in the time I want, if I think it hard enough.

So, the first thing I would use the door to go to. Well. It would probably be Masyaf from Assassin’s Creed 1 where I would go look for Altair and *giggle* tell him all about the future and then I don’t know. I would probably visit all the worlds I like, one by one. And I would drag Altair with me! *evil laughter*

And where would you go, if you had this door?

~AnnElfwind

Rose Knight

Just wanted to reflect on my playing strategy for the League of Angels MMORPG. You see, I’m level 60, but I’m still using one of the weakest heroes. I’m still using Rose Knight. I just can’t let him go. He was my favourite right from the start. And while I understand I could just keep him, but not have him active in my party, I just can’t do that.

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So I’m weakening myself on purpose. Is it bad? If I were a serious gamer, it might be, but I’m all about the cool stuff and it doesn’t matter if it’s weak. I mean, if it’s weak, I’ll just enhance it till it’s strong. Because, I’m not letting him go!

There is no longer a way for me to get blue hero souls so I wouldn’t be able to re-recruit him if I fired him. And I’m definitely not doing that.

Yes, he’s weak compared to some of the heroes I can recruit now, but he’s still the coolest of them all! The best looking one! Yes, it’s the stupidest reason you can get, but it’s the truth! I’m keeping him, cause he’s cool looking!

Think me crazy, I don’t care. I’m still not getting rid of him.

~AnnElfwind

The indisposed cat

A few days back, our cat hurt his leg. So, today (monday – 12. 5. 2014), my father took him to the vet to have him fixed. They were there for more than an hour as he had to have that leg operated on. In the end, they came home and Mikeš has the leg wrapped in this black bandage. And he doesn’t like it. He’s really annoying as he’s mewing while sitting in the middle of the room. Not really wanting anything, but just mewing!

And then he went out and is traipsing somwhere in our front garden.

Okay, so that said, let’s hope he will get better. I mean, during the weekend he was walking only on three legs. But now, he’s starting to use his fourth one again as well. Not much, but at least, he’s not just holding it in the air anymore.

And here I’ve got a little photo of him with his patched up leg.

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Okay, this is it. He’s sitting in front of the door, obviously wanting to go out.

~See ya!

 

The sky and clouds

Today I’m not gonna bore you to death with long talks. I simply want to share my photos with you. For a few days now, I was taking photos of the sky visible from my window. And I decided to post them all here in this post.

The only thing I want to ask is if you would consider commenting. :)

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Some of them are a bit wobly, some of them are a bit weird and some of them I like. So, I’m interested in your comments. I’m not much of a photographer, but hey, why not. Even though the photos are taken with a video camera.

See ya!

Thor: The Dark World

So, yesterday, I think it was yesterday (8. 5. 2014) I finally saw the second Thor movie. And I loved it. I mean, come on! Loki kills it! My favourite characters are Loki and Thor. Jane? Not so much, but I don’t usually like female characters. I didn’t mind Darcy though. She was funny.

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So, what’s the story about? This “eater” or something. A long time ago, it was sealed. Only, somehow, it ends up in Jane Foster by some freak accident. And then, the bad guy – Malekith wakes up from a sort of coma in order to go after it.

Throw in Thor trying to protect Jane and being forced to team up with Loki, let’s just say, you definitely won’t be bored! I sure wasn’t. And while I won’t reveal it, the ending part is the best. The one taking place in Asgard. Because we already established I don’t like Jane.

downloadIf you’ve seen the first movie, I’m sure you will like this one even more. And the Loki moments are great!

I’m sre as hell looking forward to the third movie. The only bad thing about that is that we have to wait. And I don’t like waiting. Not at all!

Okay, whatever, I’m getting sidetracked. So, did you see this movie? If yes, did you like it? If yes, why? If not, again, why and what movies do you prefer instead? If any…

See ya!