Rant Corner #6

I’ve been sitting on this for close to a week, but it just has to come out. So here goes.

Ever since 2004, I have used this picture storage site called Photobucket. I just uploaded my pictures and hot link the to my web site to save space because I am so broke at the moment. Everything’s been going go.

Until this month.

For some reason, some “genius” decided to stop allow hot linking to third-party sites. This blocked out pictures with an image saying you need to go to this link to upgrade your account. In order to have your pictures back on your site/forum/blog, you have to pay up to $400 a year.

Are you kidding me?! This is a joke, right?! NOBODY WANTS TO PAY $400 TO HOT LINK THEIR PICTURES! What makes it worse is that Photobucket changed their terms of service without any warning whatsoever. People are pissed! There are many complaints on their Facebook and Twitter pages. I even signed a petition for them to change their policy back. Photobucket has done nothing to address their problem or fix it. Now, I understand needing money to keep the site open, but $400 is not a reasonable price to charge for ANYTHING online. $50 or lower is reasonable, but not $400. It would be one thing if Photobucket said, “Hey everybody, we’re going to be doing this” ahead of time. But they didn’t even do that.

I’m on Imgur now and will have time fixing all the pictures on my site. (Even more so since the files on Webs won’t load and I can’t get the upload function to work. I keep asking for tech support to help, I haven’t heard anything back from them since last week. I might go into that for another rant if nothing changes.) I even have my pictures backed up on various CD’s. But the problem is figuring out where the hell everything goes on my massive and forever-growing site. Argh! Photobucket and Webs keep creating more work for me and tech fail that are driving me crazy! Can I just have one day without tech fail and have my web running and functioning how I want it?! Is that too much to ask for?! IS IT?!

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Book Pimping, Planning, and Some Bitterness

I finally finished re-formatting my books. Everything is up and ready for sell. Now, I can go on and publish new material. I already have a new book in mind. Anyone up for volume three of Hapless Cupid? Of course you are! Lucky for you, I will be editing volume three and publish it. (Yay!) Also, I am planning to fix up the web site. I am thinking about separating my fanfics from my original works. There might be three different sections on the site: fanfics, published work, and non-published work. Plus, there might be better playlists and working music. This will taker longer to do the work than this blog did. Wish me luck…

And now for some disappointment. Today, Comedy Central has decided to cancel The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. I am not amused by this. They canceled it due to low ratings. I say, that is crap and get out the petitions. The final episode will air this Thursday.

Now it’s time for some book pimping…

Book #1:

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Title: Sins of Women

Summary: Despite the success and good fortune that Madis Kairis has been blessed with, he still has one glaring problem in his life. All of his relationships with women have taken a turn for the worst in one way or another. One tragic scandal leads Madis to confide his and their “sins” to a therapist in an attempt to win back his wife. To better understand himself and the women in his life, Madis compares everyone to tarot cards in the major arcana. Starting with himself as the Fool in the deck, he tries to unravel where he went wrong with his relationships.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01433W2B4

Book #2:

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Title: Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

Summary: Ain’t Rest for the Wicked is composed of eight short stories revolving around four generations of the Braxton family living in New Orleans, Louisiana. From Calvin “Cal” Braxton’s relationship with his black girlfriend nicknamed Sweet Thing to the death of his great-grandson in 2052, follow the whole patched-up Braxton clan through life and drama through ninety-nine years of Southern chaos.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016JCW7IU

Look out for new material and a new-looking web site in the near future. Until then…

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God Save the Queen, the UK Screwed Up

Yes, the people voted to leave the EU yesterday. Yeah, Britain is screwed. The stock market took a nasty blow. Now, things are a mess for my other favorite country. Scotland and London wanted to stay. Now, Scotland might try to leave the UK again. It’s a crazy time now, my friends. However, it’s parliament that has the final say with the Brexit. Even that’s not good because they are in a mess too. It’s just really hectic and people in the UK are looking up what happens now.

Affirmative Action is here to stay. It looks Abby will have to stay mad and study like the rest of the human race. #StaymadAbby. #Beckywiththegoodgrades.

My new battery for Pinky came in today. Maybe still will stop my overheating problems. Love Addict will be re-published soon. Just hang in there. For now…

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