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14 February 2013 @ 07:35 pm
I hate the new post page  
What a nasty surprise this morning to find out Livejournal has finally forced the nasty new post page on us. I was editing an older post when I saw it. Gah! The font is like old typewriter. And I hate all these icons at the top. WTF? Give me the text back. And the fact that menu sticks to the top of my browser when I scroll down instead of scrolling away. But the worst thing is no preview for my mood icons. The box is gone to change the name of the moods too. You have to pick them then type over them and hope it works. I really hate that because I like picking my perfect mood. Well I made a screen cap of what the post page looked like when it was good. Well it was better even before that. But they are Here and Here.

So yeah again this isn't a bad enough change to make me jump ship but I am sure now that eventually it will get so awful that even I will be forced to move. These jerks are doing it to themselves. How sad. I wish I were running the place. But yeah, if you haven't yet get a Dreamwidth account. Do it now. ACTipton, Kabuldur and Suzi, you should get one. It's finally open an no longer by invitation. It's good to have just as a back up especially on days when LJ goes down. You don't have to even use but reserve your names now. This way we can stay in touch. I do see the time coming when I will have to move. I hope it's a long ways off though. A lot of us are already there.

Ok so enough of that. I got a lot of art done today. Nothing finished I can show unfortunately, but I'm doing what I can. I inked almost everything that's needed inking. I inked and colored six of Ophidius's expressions and I made chart for the expressions. So my chart will have 35 expressions. I can't wait to get it all done. Some looks so good already.
No Valentine's pic again this year. I tried to draw a budgie completely digital and it sucked. Then I started doing digital doodles. I don't know how people can do it 100% digital. I drew a Quetzal then I drew a Quetzal getting attacked by a falcon which is basically Ophidius and Solan having a disagreement. I'll have to try that for real when I don't have all these other things going.
I've just been trying to keep myself busy doing all this too because I could tell this is one of those days if I didn't I'd be going crazy. Chris had a lot of jobs today so I've been by myself all this time.

I've been thinking a lot about my dinosaur story too. I want to make art for that too. I'm thinking I need to work on a scene that has my characters and work in the intro another time. I really want to get this out there even if it's all out of order. I just hope I remember how to draw my guys. It's been such a long time. And then there's all the writing I'm behind on. Since I'm working on that Solan and Cope drawing I thinking about that story. I need to finish that one and I need to start writing all the other stuff with Ophidius and Malidicus.
Current Mood: busybusy
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz Not Amusedsilvolf on February 15th, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh man. I hate the new post page. It doesn't work properly on most browsers I use. My parents have Windows XP on their machine and I know it doesn't work properly on that. It's stupid. It's far too "advanced" when it doesn't need to be.
I struggle with drawing completely in digital. Mostly cos I can't get the whole canvas on the screen without making it tiny and then I can't draw properly. Of course you're meant to do a sketch first and then the proper lines over the top but I prefer doing it on paper, its faster, and then scan. I can do icons and headshots straight out on the computer though.
I'd love to see art of your dino characters!
Des: Rex lovethagirion on February 15th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
Everyone hates it. Check out all the complaining
Mine's on page three. I noticed they have abandoned News because they got sick of the complaints so now they post here but they're still getting it.

Ha, I didn't think about that. Do one sketch that sucks then fix it by going over it again. But I don't like that. Like I told you in the chat I like everything perfect the first time out. Yeah, I much prefer to draw on paper then scan and ink. The way we like it there's just no way around the slow inking process. I didn't keep any of the stuff I drew though it was decent. But my hand is too shaky for digital lines.

Thanks. Yeah, I need to start drawing Cyrex and crew again. I need to write out the dialog on paper like a script then I can work on how to draw the frames.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz Not Amusedsilvolf on February 15th, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
Oh wow, so many angry people. I left my own comment there too. Really, I only stay here cos of you and about two other people. My groups barely post anymore, only two of them still post. I love having a place I can write personal journals only my closest friends can see but I think this place will die. I don't post as much anymore cos everyone has left and I feel I'm wasting the text to be honest. I remember when this place was active, when my friends page would be FULL of new updates every morning when I came to check it. Now there are only one or two, if that. I just can't believe that they don't care about us. Even the paying people are getting screwed over. It's really sad. I think with Facebook and those sites, sites like LJ are dying, and that's dumb cos you can't post personal journals on those sites. Everyone can see what you post. I can only post things I don't mind being seen in public and those sites aren't even for journals anyway. Most people just share funny pictures on them.
I have a post here I want to do but I hate the new posting page so much, it's going to be difficult. I think only you and about a couple of others read my posts anymore. I would post on Dreamwidth but I only have three friends on there or something like that so there's even less point posting there. I notice a few people on my friends page have left here, I need to get rid of them off my friends list.
Des: Owen Concernedthagirion on February 15th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
It's always been like this even back when I used to be part of the group News. It didn't go unnoticed by me that they just abandoned it because they didn't want to hear it anymore. I'm thankful you're still here because of me mainly. I saw your comment and your conversation with that other person. I hate what the Russians have done. It's all their fault and I have no doubt there's an agenda to make it all Russian only. They look down on us and don't want us here. That's fine because I look down on them too. Everyone has been getting screwed over for over a year now. This all started when they changed the profile pages. The friends page is next on the list to be destroyed and I think they will redo the profile page as well. I got screen caps of almost everything.

Dreamwidth. I will move there for good once everything goes totally to Hell here. But it has it's problems too. LJ is sadly still the best but not by much. But Dreamwidth is the only place that even comes close. I'm never going back to blogger. They suck. You only have three people there, well that sounds like the same people you have here. I only use that for when LJ is down and won't be making posts until it's time to totally move. I'm going to make a new post soon because I am really worried about all this now. I just want all my friends here to have a DW so we won't lose each other.

I saw your purge announcement too.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on February 15th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had to use the new page last night, too. At least it worked this time!
Des: Owen Concernedthagirion on February 15th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm getting very worried about the situation here. Please get a Dreamwidth. I really do see this place being destroyed/abandoned in the future. Did you see how many angry people there are on that link I gave Silvolf? This has been like this for more than a year. I don't want to leave but I see it happening and I don't want to lose anyone here when I do move.
actipton80actipton80 on February 15th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
I got a dreamwidth account awhile ago, but it will sit idle until I absolutely need it. It looks ugly right now, and I need to fix it up, but I don't care enough about it right now to do it.
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on February 15th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh good. That's fine. You don't have to do anything with it. Just add me is all I ask. Chris got one too back in 2010. I figured to be prepared since then. If your name is the same I'll find you and add you. His is ugly and empty now too, but I will fix it for him later.