Finally got to Small Favor searching for your ref, & from what we know about Demonreach, I don’t think the Denarians took the Archive just to set off some Nukes. They obviously knew what Demonreach was, so I think they meant to use the Archive to crack open the Well below. They’d get a virtual army of old gods & evil things to make them even stronger; spooky.
Also, have you read about the FANDOM App? We can get the Dresden Files on there, another ditch attempt to make the Wiki more accessible & visible. We just need an 1067x600px image (liek dis). Any specific images you have in mind? I was thinking we might just resize Demonreach.png to suitability.
They both have to be cropped like that to work. I think the one with Murphy came out better (it had a great width-to-height ratio & so I didn’t have to cut as much when cropping) & it captures more of the action of the series. Plus for new readers, Murphy & Dresden are going to be doing this kind of stuff right off the bat :P
You don't really lose anything important in Dresden+Bob. But you might be right: Murphy/Dresden does more to keep the series going than Bob, even if I wouldn't dream having the skull out of the series.
Though, side note, I think the image from the front of Skin Game does a lot to advertise the vibe of the series (or any of the covers really). Not sure what permission you need to use certain images though...
Copyright might prove problematic; I’m not sure. Do either of you think the Skin Game cover, or any cover, is better than both of the above? If so, identify the cover you want & I’ll crop it out for comparison when I can. Getting the image behind the words might be a tad challenging though, since there shouldn’t be text in the image we use.
That’s why I don’t want cut one out unless either of you think a specific cover is clearly better than the two images I already cropped. Although I did ask Mira Laime if FANDOM is allowed to use them, so when I hear back I’ll let you know.
Yeah, I think the covers are good for getting people into the series (I suppose that's why they are covers, right?) but I have no idea about image rights stuff. Just thought it looked cool and maybe an idea. I did download the Fandom app today and had a look at what other pages have used and tbh, I don't think any of the covers would really fit the theme. The hockeystick one would probably be better in that respect. So take that second image as my vote for now.
Personally, I do like the hockey&skull picture - it's simpler, neater, undistracting. I have, however, to concede that Dresden is a doer rather than a thinker and that the Dresden-Murphy tension drives the series a lot more than Bob ever will, so I think it'll have to be #1. The removal of the vampire/ghoul in front would be appreciated but it's probably wishful thinking.
Read Fistful of Warlocks for the first time. I’d stopped rereading the series midway into Proven Guilty, going to read the new side stories in chronological order as I go through the rest of the series starting with White Night.
Stephen King once wrote that short stories can be compared to a quick kiss in the night - though occasionally they can focus some details that in a novel would be lost, they're nothing really serious. There's nothing wrong in shorts being just a big of light and silly reading: it's often what they're meant to be.
I was going to do them preloaded templates after I got out of the shower, but while I was in I was thinking of what the Seven Laws script would be like, so I went ahead & wrote it down before I forgot it. I timed it in text-to-speech, & it comes out at roughly the same time as w:c:tes:Dragon Priest Mask (Skyrim), but before I could save I realized I needed to make sure everything I wrote was verified since changing the video after it goes up can be a huge pain, & so I hoped over to Seven Laws for verification only to notice all the refs it needed!
Well, it definitely doesn’t need refs anymore at least :}
Ye, although we will probably have to ensure that any page that gets a video has all the refs it needs, both so that we can be sure our scripts are accurate & so that the readers on those high-traffic pages know it’s accurate too. Your thoughts on the script I wrote? Suggestions?
I feel that “professional” implies “businesslike” instead of “governmental,” & they are effectively a government unto themselves. The rest I’m A-Ok with, will have to run it into the voice-to-text ti make sure it’s still within the right time constraints.
Yes but when ‘organization’ is the identifier, there are many types of organizations not necessarily related to wizards. It is an organization of the strongest practitioners. I mean just say the two sentences out loud to yourself:
The Laws of Magic are restrictions placed on the human use of magic by the White Council, the organization of the most powerful practitioners - the wizards.
The Laws of Magic are restrictions placed on the human use of magic by the White Council, an organization of the most powerful practitioners - the wizards.
Does not the second one flow better? With ruling body it’s not so necessary tho, since a ruling body is always specific to one thing.
Hmm, in the White Council's lede, it states "a large worldwide organization of human". Gotta concede your point - among vampires, Jade Court is barely mentioned, so I imagine that other large organizations are possible, just not mentioned.
Then would you be ok with User:Ursuul/Sandbox as a final draft? The first sentence kept bugging me, sorry :/ I just ran it & your version through voice dictation & they’re both within the time limit I think.
No I mean, I use a program on my computer to have it read the text to me so I can time it. I had to put those punctuation points in to make sure it read the text correctly & paused where a human reading the script would pause, the actual script being handed to the Video Team likely won’t have those markers & will just be a plain numbered list.
aaaaand the day is wasted, I had hoped to do so much but a portability problem came up on Diep (you can see where FANDOM Staff had been editing in an attempt to fix it) that lasted for several hours & we never even managed to solve the problem, so time -> wasted :(
I know. It won’t be a priority until after the Spotlight begins, as long as the most vital preloaded templates are done by April First it won’t be a big deal, we can do it afterward. Still bummed though.
Dude, you’re awesome. I finally got some time to look at them, but you’re basically done; they were working this whole time, when I thought the inputboxes weren’t even primed yet. Beyond a few tweaks, they’ve been done, excellent job!
OK, then you've got your answer; you'll need another one. I'm not sure, this not being my field, but it might be you need a more minimalist wordmark. Perhaps a good starting point might be a version without the red waves.
One thing you'll probably have to do is going over the commented instructions; I realize that creating a new page is a complex job, even for me, who has built it! :-P I'm concerned with both unhelpful instructions and unpolite language, even though "please" and "thank you" should be kept to a minimum.
I've added one navbox per template, and it is the most basic for each form. The category it carries with it is therefore the one to stay. For the other ones, hard to say; it depends on a number of factors known only when the page is created. I expect there's going to be a lot of going over new pages, before they are up to standard.
EDITED: The new category/navbox navigation system is hybrid, and it's going to need to be checked by an indipendent set of eyes. Once that is done, it may be easier to find other categories/navboxes to add to the "NewTemplate"s.
So they are basically going to completely redo the migration, this time with a closer attention to detail as opposed to just flipping a switch, so hopefully this time the process will be considerably smoother. Again, still do not recommend that you edit old posts (old as in, used-to-be-in-the-forum old) or the existing Categories, since FANDOM & I will be trying to doctor them, but you can make new posts at your leisure.