I’ve made the decision – I will close https://www.thevampirediaries.info on July 10, 2019 when the domain expires. See the previous post for reasons why.
I’m giving blanket permission to upload the stuff at https://www.thevampirediaries.info to other sites, on the condition that you credit Ariane of so-obsessed.com as the source.
Details for reasons why are in a previous post:
Maybe Closing Down The Vampire Diaries Site
EDIT – this is fixed!
Some sites are experiences 500 Internal Server Error:
My host posted on Twitter that there was a short downtime not 30 minutes ago, and that the server didn’t recover/restart automatically. I’m going to wait a bit and see if the issue is fixed; if not, I’ll open a support ticket. I’ll update this post when everything’s working again.
I finished screencapping Star Trek: The Next Generation from Bluray a few days ago! Including all seven seasons and all four TNG movies. Frankly I didn’t actually think this day would ever come! It was such a daunting task, which was made hugely easier when last year I upgraded my internet connection to a better one that came with a significant upstream upgrade too! 😀 Since that upgrade, uploading one episode’s worth of screencaps only takes about 5-10 minutes 😀 Contrast that to an hour which it always took before from about 2010 onwards, and two to three hours the decade before that. Gotta love advance in technology!
Anyway, I always felt/thought/kept hoping that by the time I finished (if I ever finish) capping TNG, DS9 and maybe even VOY would be remastered in HD and out on Bluray and that I’d just continue on with DS9 Blurays. BUT, and I can’t believe this, but neither DS9 nor VOY have been remastered in HD! There aren’t even rumours!
I can’t believe it. What are TPTB thinking?! I think that DS9 and VOY will be totally forgotten if they aren’t released in HD – people aren’t going to be wanting to see anything in SD anymore in the future, I know I already don’t if there’s an HD option. Except maybe the hard core, mostly already existing Star Trek fans, who’ll bitterly make do with SD and DVDs. There’ll be no new viewers because even if the shows are on Netflix etc. quality will be so low compared to remastered in HD Star Trek and currrent, modern shows that I don’t believe casual viewers, who could turn into fans, are willing to give SD-only shows a chance. I just really think they’re are in danger of wasting a huge chunk of the Star Trek property by not remastering DS9 and VOY in HD.
Also, the Jeri Ryan fan in me wants to see 7of9 really, really badly in HD. It’d be glorious.
Just a quick reminder – https://gallery.crystalfires.net will shut down in a coupleof days on May 11th when the domain expires! I imported my magazine and photoscans here, but all the screencaps will be gone once the domain expires. So make sure to get anything you want now! And if you want to upload any of the screencaps on your site, you have my permission – just credit me, and if possible, I’d love a note where they are up so I can direct people that way! But that’s not mandatory, only crediting me is mandatory.
I just joined the fandom.ink Mastodon – they have registrations currently open!
fandom.ink is a fresh new Mastodon instance designed for fans and fandoms of all types.
The domain oded-fehr.net expired earlier today and I just gleefully deleted the cpanel account along with all the site stuff from the server! Feels truly weird not to have it anymore after it being my baby for 18 years… but also free! 😀
Next up: crystalfires.net – it’ll expire on May 11. Can’t wait to be rid of it too!