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Vid: [The Mighty Ducks] November Rain – REMASTERED

8
Jul 2007

This vid has been remastered, using higher quality clips and editing the bits that I was never particularly happy with. Things have changed a little, and it is now one vid instead of two. See below for download details.

Vid Title: November Rain

Artist: Guns N’ Roses

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Clips from: D1, D2, D3 and Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses

Summary: This is an AU vid, in which Casey and Bombay were married and Charlie is their son. This vid (or vids) deals with their break-up and Bombay’s self-destruction that follows it, not to mention Charlie’s reaction. See the Notes for more details.

File Size: See below (by the download links)

Format: Real and Windows Media

Notes: I can’t exactly remember what my thought process was, but I eventually challenged myself to make a video based on Without You by Del James (bear with me on this), using only footage from The Mighty Ducks, and the Without You music videos by Guns N’ Roses (for the non-rabid GN’R fans, that’s Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged).

The story of Without You is ultimately about the self-destruction of a man who appears to have everything, but still manages to screw it up. Theoretically Gordon could be that man, he’s rich, he’s well educated, he’s loved, and he could screw it up easily and lose everything. This vid tried to explore that. I have had to use footage from Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses because, obviously, Casey and Gordon never got married in the Ducks fandom (but did in my mind, I love that pairing), and so forth. Any questions, hop over to the forums and ask there. I’ll answer in great detail, I assure you.

If the vid didn’t make sense, try reading the commentary.

Feedback: Always welcome. If you liked it, tell me. If it didn’t make sense, let me know, your opinion will not break me. I have never actually had any feedback on this vid, despite there being over 300 downloads. Was it really that bad?

New Version:
YouTube link removed, thanks to a scary Cease & Desist from BabyCow about my Boosh vids.
[Ducks] November Rain - Remastered - Real (49.7MB) (1894)
[Ducks] November Rain - Remastered - Win (14.1MB) (1883)

Old Version:
Vidding Commentary
[Ducks] November Rain: Part I (8.13MB) (2171)
[Ducks] November Rain: Part II (12.9MB) (2117)

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Pinkness!

28
May 2007

I have once more given this site an overhaul. It kinda looks like a raspberry exploded here, but I like it all the same. Now I have a pretty Denise Richards banner, and the layout works with all sizes of browser from 1024×768 upwards. It probably still looks alright in 800×600, but since few people use that setting any more, I haven’t knocked myself out making it work.

I’ve also moved all of my fanfic over to my automated archive, which cuts down on coding hassle when I fall in love with another fandom, or even write something new for a fandom I’m already a part of… it might happen.

Inevitably some people will hate the layout. Don’t care. It’s my site, not yours. I have learnt by experience that asking for input actually unleashes hell, you get demands from little fuckwits who believe that because they enjoy using someone’s site, that the owner of the site actually owes them – and if the user hates something, the webmistress should change it. Don’t care. I love pink, I love Denise Richards, am generally happy with the new look, so all is good.

Edited to Add: This site looks much better in Firefox. It’s useable with Internet Explorer, but gorgeous in Firefox, so bear that in mind. Also, why on earth would anyone stick with the ugly that is IE when they could have FF at no cost?

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Vid: [The Lost Boys] Save Yourself

8
Feb 2007

Vid Title: Save Yourself

Artist: Stabbing Westward

Fandom: The Lost Boys

Summary: Michael and Star. Not exactly a love story.

Rated: 15, same as the movie

File Size: 18.1 MB in Real, or 9.8 MB in Windows Media Player

Format: Real and Windows, but please don’t upload this video elsewhere. It’s such bad manners.

[Lost Boys] Save Yourself - Real (18.1 MB) (1334)
[Lost Boys] Save Yourself - Win (9.8 MB) (1380)

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Icon Tutorial – Pale but Contrasty Images (The Lost Boys)

31
Jan 2007

The Lost Boys – Pale but Contrasty Images – Tutorial by thestalkycop

From this: Tutorial by thestalkycop to this: Tutorial by thestalkycop or this: Tutorial by thestalkycop
This tutorial assumes you are comfortable with making new layers and changing their properties (to screen or exclusion, for example).
Continue reading »

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I am back!

30
Jan 2007

I am back, having survived surgery and all that. If you run into any problems, just hollar (my email address can be found on the side menu).

Holy fecking god, this hurts a whole lot.

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I’m Away

15
Jan 2007

I, Sarah – the webmistress and goddess of the site – am away. I’m in hospital from 16th January for three to ten days. If you have any problems with the site that honestly cannot wait a couple of weeks, please contact: Carla

Thanks,
Sarah

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Paint Shop Pro Gradients

11
Jan 2007

I made a bunch of gradients for Paint Shop Pro 7. They actually work in later versions of PSP too. I’ve since upgraded to PSP9 and they work perfectly. I belive you may have to actually import them in any version of PSP above version 7. There is a tutorial here which will help.

PSP7 Gradients by thestalkycop
[PSP Gradients] Sands (11.4 KB) (1344)

PSP7 Gradients by thestalkycop
[PSP Gradients] Dark & Murky (11.7 KB) (1189)

PSP7 Gradients by thestalkycop
[PSP Gradients] Blues (9.66 KB) (1184)

PSP7 Gradients by thestalkycop
[PSP Gradients] Purples & Pastels (10.2 KB) (1195)

Or download the complete set: [PSP Gradients] Complete Collection - Blues, Dark, Purples & Sands (43 KB) (1225)

Enjoy!

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New Look!

7
Jan 2007

Well, I’ve finally updated. Nothing huge, but at least I’ve tarted up the look of the site. We’d been stuck on “Dark Jensen” for about a year. Now we have “Noir Boots”, the spangly boots of Noel Fielding, aka Vince Noir.

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Guns N’ Roses Mood Theme for LiveJournal, etc

7
Dec 2006

A simple Guns N’ Roses mood theme for Live Journal, Dead Journal, Greatest Journal, etc. Pics are 102x52px in size. Instructions are included in the zip file.

Teasers:
mischievous stressed

Note: This mood theme is not the one being used on this journal, or any of my other websites. You can preview the theme available for download here

Guns N' Roses Mood Theme (428 KB) (1390)
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