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Thread #3 - We are crazy talkers here!

ADULT DISCUSSION HERE, SO TRY TO KEEP IT CLEAN! UM NO, WAIT! IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED, LOOK AWAY NOW! 

This is the new thread as the other was sooo long and had lots of pages. Continuation of SavanaBlue's great contiuation....

Okay, here is a place to discuss what you are reading, ask for recommendations and complain about the writing.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, so please play nice   

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I haven't actually tried to read it.... I just see it on my list and go to the next one.

But then I never was big into the mob stories.   ;D

I did try to read it but I dunno, it just didn't appeal to me, and I heard good things about it too, but in the end I did flounce. Currently I'm reading: I remain, Yours by Momatu. It has it's moments of angst, but also it has some humor in it. I'll tell you more as soon as I finish it
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Yeah, I have copies of her stuff.  And at some point I want to read the Doctorward one.

I have heard rumours she may pull all the mobward ones as she is thinking of publishing them as original fics (changing the names)  So, probably good to have in case you run out of stuff to read....someday....  ;D
At the rate I am collecting stuff in the 4 months I have been on this site, thinking this is unlikely.  I went from nothing, zero, zilch to 400+ (so god knows how many the rest of you have) after I learned about saving, calibre, etc from here. 

Talking of calibre, I can't remember where I saw it but there was a post about a plug-in that would allow downloads of fanfic direct to calibre and that you could set it to update.  Or did I just imagine this?  If you know, can you tell me, in non techno speak please, I am not computer savvy like the rest of you.  Ta :kiss:
 
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I did try to read it but I dunno, it just didn't appeal to me, and I heard good things about it too, but in the end I did flounce. Currently I'm readind I remain, Yours by Momatu. It has it's moments of angst, but also it has some humor in it. I'll tell you more as soon as I finish it
I was waiting for this to finish, which I think it just did?

Well, I'll move it up the list now....
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Calibre how-tos using fanfictiondownloader plugin
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2013, 02:52 PM »
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At the rate I am collecting stuff in the 4 months I have been on this site, thinking this is unlikely.  I went from nothing, zero, zilch to 400+ (so god knows how many the rest of you have) after I learned about saving, calibre, etc from here. 

Talking of calibre, I can't remember where I saw it but there was a post about a plug-in that would allow downloads of fanfic direct to calibre and that you could set it to update.  Or did I just imagine this?  If you know, can you tell me, in non techno speak please, I am not computer savvy like the rest of you.  Ta :kiss:
Yes, I use it all the time.

Okay, in Calibre, open Preferences, click on the little Plugins puzzle piece, then select Get New Plugins at the bottom. A whole list of plugins pops up.  I mostly use FanFictionDownLoader and Count Pages. 

I set up a separate library for fanfiction and have regular books that I used Calibre to remove the DRM with in another library.  You can do it later also.  It's pretty easy to move stuff between libraries.

Then you want to configure the plugin - we start talking about it here:
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You can download from TWCS and Twilighted as well, but you need to put your password in.  It won't automatically update, but what I do is highlight all of them & select Update existing fanfiction books.  It will go through all of them and update any that need updating.  IMPORTANT!!!!  Always select "only update if new chapters"  This way it will not wipe out any stories you have if someone removes everything but the first chapter.

And you really don't have to do all this.  But it is nice to have the info when it will download it.
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Yes, I use it all the time.

Okay, in Calibre, open Preferences, click on the little Plugins puzzle piece, then select Get New Plugins at the bottom. A whole list of plugins pops up.  I mostly use FanFictionDownLoader and Count Pages. 

I set up a separate library for fanfiction and have regular books that I used Calibre to remove the DRM with in another library.  You can do it later also.  It's pretty easy to move stuff between libraries.

Then you want to configure the plugin - we start talking about it here:
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You can download from TWCS and Twilighted as well, but you need to put your password in.  It won't automatically update, but what I do is highlight all of them & select Update existing fanfiction books.  It will go through all of them and update any that need updating.  IMPORTANT!!!!  Always select "only update if new chapters"  This way it will not wipe out any stories you have if someone removes everything but the first chapter.

And you really don't have to do all this.  But it is nice to have the info when it will download it.
OK, I have copied and pasted this post so that I can digest it a bit more and look at the configure post you linked.  Thanks, ella, you are a star.  I am going to direct bigbink to this post cos she wanted to know as well. :-*
 
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Yes, I use it all the time.

Okay, in Calibre, open Preferences, click on the little Plugins puzzle piece, then select Get New Plugins at the bottom. A whole list of plugins pops up.  I mostly use FanFictionDownLoader and Count Pages. 

I set up a separate library for fanfiction and have regular books that I used Calibre to remove the DRM with in another library.  You can do it later also.  It's pretty easy to move stuff between libraries.

Then you want to configure the plugin - we start talking about it here:
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You can download from TWCS and Twilighted as well, but you need to put your password in.  It won't automatically update, but what I do is highlight all of them & select Update existing fanfiction books.  It will go through all of them and update any that need updating.  IMPORTANT!!!!  Always select "only update if new chapters"  This way it will not wipe out any stories you have if someone removes everything but the first chapter.

And you really don't have to do all this.  But it is nice to have the info when it will download it.

Oh! I did not know about that "only update if new chapters"! Thanks for this, off to edit my settings!
 
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Matron, I have to ask as it driving me mad.  What is the guy in your avi holding?  I can't enlarge it enough to see.

Also, who is he?
 
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Hello lovely (and chronically chatty) ladies!

I haven't read Quiet Storm, I think I read one chapter and decided it wasn't for me. I read We Could Run by CaraNo after it completed yesterday but I wasn't that impressed. Edward was really unlikable and I couldn't sympathise with him.
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I actually hoped for a non-HEA (and coming from me, that's huge!) just because I didn't want to see Bella with him. Definitely won't be reading it again.
 
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Matron, I have to ask as it driving me mad.  What is the guy in your avi holding?  I can't enlarge it enough to see.

Also, who is he?

I'm not sure what he's holding myself! I thought it was a football, but when I blew it up, it's not a football. Maybe a hat?

And I have no clue who he is, some random tumblr hottie.
 
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OK, I have copied and pasted this post so that I can digest it a bit more and look at the configure post you linked.  Thanks, ella, you are a star.  I am going to direct bigbink to this post cos she wanted to know as well. :-*
I'm happy to share.  Someone else got me started on it, then RD Mickey started talking columns, then the guy who writes the program updated it to pull all the info. 

So I really love it now.  ;D
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I'm happy to share.  Someone else got me started on it, then RD Mickey started talking columns, then the guy who writes the program updated it to pull all the info. 

So I really love it now.  ;D
I looked at the post you directed me to about how to configure it, sad to say I did not understand it.  Maybe it will make more sense when I have the plug in on my screeen.  I hate being techno dumb :(
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I looked at the post you directed me to about how to configure it, sad to say I did not understand it.  Maybe it will make more sense when I have the plug in on my screeen.  I hate been techno dumb :(

Although I have not ventured into the world of Calibre, I've found that with new programs in general, you have to get in there and get your hands dirty (figuratively speaking) before the instructions make any sense.
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Hello lovely (and chronically chatty) ladies!

I haven't read Quiet Storm, I think I read one chapter and decided it wasn't for me. I read We Could Run by CaraNo after it completed yesterday but I wasn't that impressed. Edward was really unlikable and I couldn't sympathise with him.
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I actually hoped for a non-HEA (and coming from me, that's huge!) just because I didn't want to see Bella with him. Definitely won't be reading it again.

I agree. I didn't even save it.

Authors keep getting bolder...not necessarily in a good way..
 
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Although I have not ventured into the world of Calibre, I've found that with new programs in general, you have to get in there and get your hands dirty (figuratively speaking) before the instructions make any sense.
I was terrified of Calibre at first.  Every time I updated it I lost everything, so I understand what you are talking about.  I am worried about messing with the program if I can't make the plug in work, and loosing everything, again.  It's taken me ages trying to find my way around this site and I still don't understand most of it, but as Mr Leo said in the disney film, inch by inch life's a cinch, yard by yard it's very hard, so I will just keep at it till the penny drops!
 
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I looked at the post you directed me to about how to configure it, sad to say I did not understand it.  Maybe it will make more sense when I have the plug in on my screeen.  I hate being techno dumb :(
It kind of freaked me out at first too.  But RD got me started, then I went crazy.  You don't have to add all the columns I did.  But I do recommend doing the ones that allow you to get the most from FanFictionDownLoader - so like chapters, words, summary, complete, characters.  Things like that.  It was so exciting when they first filled all the info in for me!  :cheer: :dance:
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I've been reading Quiet Storm by sexylexicullen.  I'm almost halfway through and I'm not sure I really like any of the characters, other than Aro and Edward, Sr.  Does it get better?  I mean, she's in a second sequel...someone has to like them.

I can't flounce.  My OCD won't let me.  Please tell me there's hope.

I liked the first and second of the Storm series. The third, not so much. There are errors but personally, I like a rough around the edges bad boy Edward so I am very forgiving of author's mistakes.

Also, thank you for redirecting. I think I posted like five comments back there. Usually I'm a one or two a week post person. I guess I was blinded by Kellan's abs and ass.
 
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I was terrified of Calibre at first.  Every time I updated it I lost everything, so I understand what you are talking about.  I am worried about messing with the program if I can't make the plug in work, and loosing everything, again.  It's taken me ages trying to find my way around this site and I still don't understand most of it, but as Mr Leo said in the disney film, inch by inch life's a cinch, yard by yard it's very hard, so I will just keep at it till the penny drops!
Well, you can back up your library first or create a new library to experiment.  You can always move the stuff over to your old library if you want.

Also? If you are downloading into epub, you can highlight what you already have & ask it to find the URLs then update the URLs.  There is a couple of check you have to undo to get the stuff.

Under Standard Columns and Custom Columns, I normally only get things like the Category, Characters and description the first time I download it.  So I check "New Only"  You have to uncheck everything if you want it to pull the info on stories you already have.

Needless to say, it doesn't work if the stories are no longer on FFN or whatever site.
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I liked the first and second of the Storm series. The third, not so much. There are errors but personally, I like a rough around the edges bad boy Edward so I am very forgiving of author's mistakes.

Also, thank you for redirecting. I think I posted like five comments back there. Usually I'm a one or two a week post person. I guess I was blinded by Kellan's abs and ass.

I've learned to tolerate SPaG errors in fanfics, although that took me awhile.  But it's nice if I like the characters and care about what happens to them.  I haven't reached that point yet in this story for most of the characters.  I haven't given up yet.  At some point I will, and then I'll just skim to get the gist of what's going on.  That's what I do since I can't flounce.  I don't have panic attacks like Astro does over WIPs, but I am physically incapable of flouncing.

Hey Astro!  Does it help to know that I have the epi to Heirs and Heirlooms, so the story is finished even if the epi hasn't posted?  2amlovesick is proving to be very reliable.
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I liked the first and second of the Storm series. The third, not so much. There are errors but personally, I like a rough around the edges bad boy Edward so I am very forgiving of author's mistakes.

Also, thank you for redirecting. I think I posted like five comments back there. Usually I'm a one or two a week post person. I guess I was blinded by Kellan's abs and ass.
I PM'd Drypen, but I don't know if she is around or not to lock it.  It may take a day or two.  Anyway, glad you found us!
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I liked the first and second of the Storm series. The third, not so much. There are errors but personally, I like a rough around the edges bad boy Edward so I am very forgiving of author's mistakes.

Also, thank you for redirecting. I think I posted like five comments back there. Usually I'm a one or two a week post person. I guess I was blinded by Kellan's abs and ass.
Yer, a lot of us have had a touch of brain fever after seeing the Kellan pics! ;)
 
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