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ART: For 'Gratitude' by steals_thyme

Two pieces drawn for steals_thyme  for their fic 'Gratitude' which is all kinds of freaking awesome and is located here: Click on me DO IT NOW

ART NUMBER ONE what is done with prismacolor markers and pencils, old skool style.

ART NUMBER TWO what is all-graphite and is gonna stay that way. D:

Trying to suck less. Hopefully succeeding at that at least.


May. 6th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: also, web development
Well, as far as formatting I would say it's best to have certain fields that HAVE to be included, like rating and genre and so on, and a 'reason' where you explain why you're reccing it, and a selected snippet from it? I'm basing that off of the one I was involved with because as formats go it worked well and made sure that people got across why a particular thing was being recced so that people would actually click on it. XD

I would say probably just have it be moderated, and as long as the fic being recced meets some basic standards of grammar and quality it goes through buuuuut moderation gets hairy sometimes. Some comms like this have an application to become a reccer and those selected people can post whatever they like. I'm not sure which would be the best way to do it.

It would be more of a realtime thing I think; ie, the intent isn't to fill it archivally immediately but have recs coming in at a regular rate so that people can always pull it up to find something new to read. So rather than dump ten in at once, people would ideally post stuff as they find it, after the initial bit where we all cram stuff in heh. I think the other site has an actual schedule where their selected people post a set number of recs per day or whatever but they're also working with a *trememdous* centralized archive and I don't think it needs to be/could be that formal in this case.

It seems worth a shot, though.

May. 6th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
go for it ;)
Your solutions make good sense; I think you are set, honestly. As long as you are up for approving all those moderated posts.

I like "basic standards of grammar and quality" in a poster's reason for reccing as the determiner for whether or not a post is approved. Reccer applications could be very good and fruitful too, but also could be much more of a headache. Turning people down isn't easy, right? And then the alternative is just to be nice and let everyone in, in which case the whole process is meaningless.
May. 7th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Re: go for it ;)
Yeah no completely public and open would defeat the purpose. XD

Now I just have to figure out what to call it. And possibly beg bribe convince someone to help with the look because I'm completely useless with that sort of thing.

Names, names, names...
May. 7th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Re: go for it ;)
watchfic_recs, to match mine :P

You know I'll do the layout for you as soon as I can get my own ridiculous project sorted (weeks, not months, I hope). Just pick one of the defaults that's functional to start out with.

btw, does your layout appear a wretched hospital green to you? I was talking to you from work earlier today and my monitor/gfx card/everything there is kind of ghetto...looked horrid, not cool.
May. 7th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: go for it ;)
Haha well I was trying to see if I could come up with something clever but that'll likely be it. Gonna go paw through the GN later and see if anything jumps out at me.

The layout has a *super* faint, desaturated greenish tinge to it, but I mean... really really faint. Certainly not 'hospital green'. It was probably just the gpu or possibly a monitor calibration issue. And I was not trying to snag you into doing the layout haha, just thinking out loud mostly. If you want to that'd be awesome, but no pressure.

Anyway it won't be able to happen until after finals anyway. After that I'll be home for the summer so plenty of time to get it off the ground and approve posts. :D I'm excited though!