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31 March 2007 @ 11:31 am
Reference Library  

I've been talking about posting the links I've found over the past several years of researching stuff for my game. I've got stuff on Japan that fanfic writers really, really need to read to avoid cultural goofs. I've got stuff on Ancient Egypt. I've got stuff. I'm losing track of the stuff so putting it up in an organized way on my LJ would seem to be a good way to allowing others to benefit from my Google addiction AND keeping track of it for myself.

But actually organizing the posts and how I would present the information had me chasing my tail. Forthright to the rescue! I realized that her Sesshoumaru Syllabus solves a similar problem so I emailed her to find out how she manages it and she graciously helped me out.

So, instead of doing two or three large posts I'm going to be doing a separate post for each link with commentary on the material and just like Forth I'll do a main post with a general introduction and a listing of the sub-categories backdated to a point before the LJ version of my blog started. The “Reference Library” Link to the right will take you to the main directory which is empty at the moment except for some place holding text but which will give you an easy way to find info by subject.

Anybody know how to change the text header for the Blurb box? 

To avoid spaming my friends, and to give those that are interested a chance to check them out, I won't add more than a link a day.

I'm thinking about copying some of my posts from the Oops! thread at WASIF and adding them in somehow. Oops! is a thread I started in which members are encouraged to post factual errors they find in professional and fan fiction along with the correct information. I think it would fit in with this pretty well. We'll see.

Comments and suggestions will be welcome.

 
 
 
Too Many Voices In My Head...: Procrastinatingalterfano on March 31st, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
sounds good. i'll look forward to the japanese referece stuff. i do like to try to be accurrate and culturally sensitive (knowing i'll flub it up no matter what). Forth got some of her ideas on organization from me I think. I don't know if you've perused my journal, but i try to do the same thing, linking to 'main topic' posts and then from there to others. one other trick, which you may or may not know, is that if you click "out of date order" on a posting, it will not show up on your friends' flists, even if it's in the current day (i wish that worked for communities too, but it doesnt').

good luck. i'll look forward to what you have to offer.

BTW: you want to change the sidebar topic headings? in your 'manage' or 'customize' journal, there is a "look and feel" or "customize" tab. a subnav choice there is "sidebar". you can change it there.

ranuelranuel on March 31st, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
That will get me a drop down box with pre-determined titles but it won't let me get rid of the header altogether or call it something original. Mainly I want to get rid of the "Blurb" header over the Reference Library link.
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on April 1st, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
hm. that's odd. mine lets me change it. it could be your style. i know that i've played around wiht different styles (mine's called "flexible squares", but InuE has a different one). And each one has different elements you can change.