LTBSA: STORIES WANTED!

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Post by bububub2 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:31 pm

Nice! I enjoyed seeing some of these stories! One point of order but it isn't a big deal, I'm the AmberBub, and Bububub2.

Those are both my screen name, I don't mind which my stories get filed under but I have two on there now under different names.

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Post by Leem » Sun May 31, 2020 3:39 am

bububub2 wrote:
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Nice! I enjoyed seeing some of these stories! One point of order but it isn't a big deal, I'm the AmberBub, and Bububub2.

Those are both my screen name, I don't mind which my stories get filed under but I have two on there now under different names.
Yeah, the earlier one was posted before I took over. I'll get it sorted out shortly.
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Post by zapped! » Sun May 31, 2020 11:32 am

Some good reads in there. Thanks to all the writers who submitted stories and to Leem for all your hard work. Honestly never thought I'd see another update at The LTBSA...
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Post by Leem » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:35 am

OK, well, there's still quite a few stories in the inventory which I'm aiming to post once I've got them all formatted - this can be a bit time-consuming, especially in the cases for which only raw text files are available. Rest assured, though. I'll get it done as soon as I can. I'm thinking from now on it'll be a good idea to update weekly until the backlog is cleared... or if! Seconding thanks to everyone who's contributed, and everyone who's complimented my humble efforts. Next update will probably be over the coming weekend.
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Post by anthryax » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:37 pm

Very pleased to see LTBSA returning to active status. Thanks writers for all your work and thanks Leem for yours

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Post by window dressee » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:57 pm

Thank you for the effort to maintain the LTBSA!
and a weekly streamlet of new stories is even preferred (from my side) over a tsunami-like wave and then a loong pause ...

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Post by Leem » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:26 pm

The latest update features 7 new stories including two by new contributor StatStat, plus one of my earlier stories with a previously unposted illustration by MCTek. Enjoy!

http://p-synd.com/LTBSA/index.html
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Post by zapped! » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:49 pm

Nice June 13th update! Guess the lawn will have to wait. :lol:
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Post by Leem » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:06 pm

zapped! wrote:
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Nice June 13th update! Guess the lawn will have to wait. :lol:
Why not? Mine's been waiting for years......!
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Post by FreezAntix » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:07 am

Are you accepting stories daily or more on monthly schedule? I have a few more that could go up after some editing but I don't want to just shoot them over whenever and overwhelm you.

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Post by bububub2 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:07 am

Just gotta say, shout out to Fenchurch for the story "Look at Me". I quite enjoyed it, very few people go with a classic gorgon peril surprisingly, so seeing that scratched an itch I've had for a while. The only constructive criticism I'd offer is a bit more physical description of the actual transformation would have been appreciated. In no way though does that lower how much I enjoyed it, just wanted to give some feedback because sometimes with stories you never get anyone saying anything!

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Post by Leem » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:51 am

FreezAntix wrote:
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Are you accepting stories daily or more on monthly schedule? I have a few more that could go up after some editing but I don't want to just shoot them over whenever and overwhelm you.
Well, up until now I've been posting weekly because of the expected rush when the site officially reopened. Now the rush is over I'm anticipating a more steady influx of submissions, so thinking a monthly schedule would be a good idea. That could be flexible, though, according to how many submissions I actually get.
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Post by ClasMyrddin » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:30 pm

Is there any way to reliably access the site? A VPN maybe because I haven't been able to get access it for a while now.

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Post by Leem » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:32 pm

ClasMyrddin wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Is there any way to reliably access the site? A VPN maybe because I haven't been able to get access it for a while now.
Yeah, it's a long-standing issue. Somebody mentioned a piece of software that can be used as a workaround, but I can't seem to find the original message. I'll get back to you if I can find the info.
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Post by ClasMyrddin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:49 pm

Leem wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:32 pm
ClasMyrddin wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Is there any way to reliably access the site? A VPN maybe because I haven't been able to get access it for a while now.
Yeah, it's a long-standing issue. Somebody mentioned a piece of software that can be used as a workaround, but I can't seem to find the original message. I'll get back to you if I can find the info.
Thanks for responding, I'm gonna try a vpn and see if it isnt a region issue.

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Re: LTBSA: STORIES WANTED!

Post by Leem » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:47 pm

Well, submissions seem to have dried up for the moment, so if anyone has any unposted stories lurking on their hard (sic) drives, why not dust them off and send them in? Submission guidelines here: http://p-synd.com/LTBSA/submits.html

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Post by zapped! » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:44 pm

I had no doubt in my mind that would happen. If I may make a few suggestions: do an update only once a year. Take story submissions throughout the year, but stick to a solid cut-off date and make no exceptions. This will force writers to “get to it” rather than putting it off. Post a reminder of the imminent cut-off date every now & then. Leave yourself enough time for preparation between the cut-off date and the update itself. Make the update at a time near a familiar holiday so people will be thinking in the back of their minds: Oh, Halloween is coming up; that means it’s time for an update on the LTBSA! When it comes to writing, I will always consider the LTBSA my 1st home. I don’t want to say that it’s become irrelevant, but there are A LOT of different avenues for posting work these days, and most of the remaining authors in this genre have spread themselves out over a wide area.

You're doing a good job, but the amount of submissions were always an issue with the LTBSA (especially in the later years).
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Post by Leem » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:25 pm

Hmm... still mulling over this one. If I was updating that far apart I'd have to make it a date I wouldn't have trouble remembering!

Given the widespread postings you mention, it'd be nice to be able to track down some of those doing so and invite them along... In the meantime, I really need to get under the hood at the site and start updating the Author and Story indices.
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Re: LTBSA: STORIES WANTED!

Post by FreezAntix » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:46 am

Maybe update by Quarters, so 4 updates a year? I have some stories I've been wanting to send in but I have to edit them and then format them. I have a least two non-Tuckerverse stories sitting in the pipe. So hopefully I can find the time to clean them up and format them soon.

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