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22 July 2012 @ 06:21 pm
WAAAAH! And Wow …  
hd_holidays is not taking my signup form! Which leads me to believe that:
* LJ hates me (99% likelihood, and by 'me', I mean most of the world);
* The mods have intelligently reasoned that the most efficient way to make sure I don't miss my deadline is to make sure I can't enter, but being friends of mine haven't wanted to say 'Oh honey, no.' and so instead have cunningly coded the thingywhatsit to reject all my attempts to enter (0.9% likelihood, and I could not in good conscience blame them, nor would it affect our friendship as I understand the horror!); or …
* The Singularity has already quietly occurred and my computer is trying to gently remind me that every single time I sign up for a fest or even agree to pinchhit, my life goes utterly spare and is attempting to avoid the inevitable. (0.1%, and yet, I suspect …)

It's OK, though. There is TIME! All will be well!

ETA: Having the same problem because the commenting buttons don't work? (even though they work on other posts in my case, damn you, LJ!) Read down to follow the link from the awesome _inbetween_ for a fix. And if it still doesn't work? it is possible that you, like me, might need to follow cassie_black12's advice and split the post in two. And then it will post! Hurrah!

In other news, leochi has begun posting her series of children from around the world, and it's spectacular. I know that she was sometimes crosspants about fandom, but no-one can deny that she is both a very fine portraitist, particularly of children, and has a beautiful sense of colour. So if you're a fan of illustration, pop over to her journal and take a look.

And, of course, I am behind on birthdays again, because the tardy is my spirit animal (it's a shy tree-dwelling forest mammal, like a cross between a sloth and a pigmy marmoset …) MASSIVE HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday to the very lovely lilian_cho, I hope that all your humans were full of celebratory joy for you and delivered on the breakfast in bed and present fronts! And for the day before that to queerbychoice who SO has the best birthday pressie ever this year and THANK GOODNESS you are moving! and to ellie_nor, I hope your time away from LJ has left you space to do some wonderful things in your life! And for the 19th (the shame!) to emmacmf, but at least I got in early with The Project there, so my guilt is assuaged (though I have a not-sent package to send which STILL requires only cotton tape to be organised, so basically, LOADS of guilt), and pervert_bitch for the 18th – you are a thoroughly awesome human whose brain works in brilliant ways. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog, but I know you brought a lot of love into each other's lives.

Arm still a bit buggered but improving with physio and exercise, new bike still not picked up due to trackwork on the trains – I could have ridden it for 20km down a highway to get to a running train line, but thought that would make a poor decision for a first ride on a 'new' bike …
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: Jul-curlyheadturn_inbetween_ on July 22nd, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Is it about the post-it button, because I read some couldn't click it, or something else? Not that I don't like your amusing musings.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Yup, post-it button not working. Damn you, LJ! *Shakes fist!* (Looks sideways at computer and wonders if it is trying to tell me things.)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
Brilliant work-around, thank you! But alas, also didn't work. I ended up with both buttons looking as though they could be clicked, clicked the new one this time having already failed about 6 times with the old one (which started greyed-out and then changed its mind), which allegedly started talking to LJ and then decided against it. But this has me thinking that it could be a Firefox thing, and since I have Camino as a backup … And now it doesn't want to work. Sigh. Though I do own another computer …

Oh, hang on! Combining this tip and cassie's shorter comment suggestion has worked! New button is my bestie! Thank you!
Tarataradiane on July 22nd, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this - I was completely unaware of such a issue, so I've posted it on the comm in case anyone else runs into it. :D
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on July 22nd, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)
It wouldn't take mine to start with, but just as I was starting to feel persecuted, I realised it was simply just too big for one comment!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
I did try breaking it into two … what's the new comment limit? Maybe I need three? (why so verbose, Brammers? Why???)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
I broke it more accurately in half and it worked! HURRAH!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on July 22nd, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear! Seriously, this flist can sort anything short of cold fusion and the Middle East!
Tarataradiane on July 22nd, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
LJ used to tell you, and I've received a few emails in the mod account since last night that apparently LJ isn't doing that and instead it just disappears. Lovely.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
It's clearly a new 'feature'! But yeah, I was feeling very clever when I suddenly tweaked to this being a possibility, then it didn't work, then _inbetween_ shared her genius link for a workaround, which also didn't work, and then cassie reminded me that I had not tried BOTH, which did work, HURRAH!

Damn you LJ or Firefox as appropriate, who can even tell these days …
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on July 22nd, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
The children of the world pieces are lovely. I've been watching them and the post today was just... brilliant.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
She's SO good! I have to find some brain so that I can leave comments that are more intelligent than 'You Art Good!'
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on July 22nd, 2012 09:14 am (UTC)
*chuckles* You're a trip! Lovely play on words there, dear.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on July 22nd, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
how great was the emmacmf project? :D hope you get the lj posty stuff sorted. going to style=mine on everything has fixed it - though i miss seeing everyone's journal styles.
Emmaemmacmf on July 22nd, 2012 10:21 am (UTC)
I still can't believe you all got together to do something so amazing for me!
Emmaemmacmf on July 22nd, 2012 10:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, my lovely!! *squishes*

Also, hurrah for you taking part in HDHolidays! Which reminds me, I need to comment on your last fic - the only problem with reading on a kindle is that it isn't conducive to commenting.
Darry Willis: DM - Leochinursedarry on July 22nd, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
I can't preview any comments atm, which is annoying, and Hols was the first fest that's let me sign up without LJ bailing on every browser I have.

Also, I LOVE Leochi's posts atm!
Hueyphoenixacid on July 22nd, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
YAY FOR POSTAGE! *fistbumps*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 22nd, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yay for Huey Hols! *Fistbumps back* *Looks at nearly 3am time* *Shrieks and runs to bed!*
Leochileochi on July 23rd, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks a lot for the superb rec! <333

Your expression "crosspants about fandom" made me chuckle, although I didn't know it, I probably got the gist. ;)