February 21st, 2007

xander//happy place - emeraldswan

Mornin' all

I posted this as a news item over at INAP but I have doubts about exactly how many people read the news items so... I'm posting it here as well.

INAP is in the process of being upgraded. I've done pretty much all I can do without taking the site offline but now I need to do just that. So, for around an hour on Friday morning (9-10am GMT) the site will be unavailable. Please, please, please make sure your last submissions are made by 8pm on Thursday night so that I can clear the list. Reviews and comments will also be switched off while the upgrade is ongoing, this is because I need to make a backup of the entire database so anything that gets added to the site after I've taken the backup will be lost.

So, the main points:

  • I Need a Parrot is going offline on Friday morning from 9-10am GMT
  • Submissions will be switched off at 8pm Thursday 22nd.
  • Reviews/comments will be disabled on Thursday 22nd at 8pm.
  • If everything goes according to plan, the site will be back online at 10am Friday 23rd with new submissions/reviews/comments being accepted from that time.

I'll also be letting the other admins know about the changes to the structure of the site, it will look different because the current layout doesn't support some of the new features, but I'll keep the changes to a minimum.

ETA - all times mentioned are GMT. I'm doing the upgrade first thing in the morning so that the disruption is kept to a minimum.
text//bugger - emeraldswan

bored now...

I've lost what little motivation I had this morning and now don't want to be working. So y'all know what that means, right? Spam el-jay! I just got eliminated from the spnlims challenge but it's not a surprise 'cause if I could have I'd have voted me out this week. But there's a second chance round now, so I'm going to try to get back in. Must find my graphics motivation again. Or any motivation. I'm just so scunnered with things right now, it's probably because of the site overhaul, but everything fandom related is starting to feel like a chore now which is not a good place to be for me. And of course control freak that I am (ha!) I'm focusing that somewhere else so that I can actually do something I enjoy. Okay so that something is sitting in a pub with other fen but what's not to enjoy about that? *g*

Tell you what I'll do, first five people to give me a character* and a song title/lyric will get a drabble/ficlet. That'll keep me busy and might actually make writing feel less like a hassle.

(*fandoms: Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, DW (new series), Torchwood (if you give me Owen as a character the ficlet will centre on the various pain-filled ways I'd like to see him die though...), Heroes, Veronica Mars and I'm sure there's more but I'm blanking right now.)

(icon by the ever wonderful emeraldswan *hugs*)

ETA God! Sam's so freaking angsty to write! *g*

second edit I've got five prompts now which will definitely be done, but I'm happy to take more as well! So fire away!
life begins - me

Stargate: Atlantis

Apparently we're getting the world premiere of this episode (hee!) so I won't spoil, but the thing is I lost interest in SG:A.

But this episode?

Oh. My. God.

I can't believe they just did that!