Log in

[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in "Symphony in Fur Minor" Portfolio's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Friday, June 29th, 2007
3:31 pm
To anyone still watching this community--

For anyone who has done a computer piece, I'm now allowing a PRINT of the piece to act as your original.

Again, no other prints are to be made other than this.
Monday, October 9th, 2006
9:42 am
Cd Sales
I've gotten some questions as to how much the Cd's were supposed to retail for.

Going rate is $30, please do not go any lower than this! Those of you who are in the musicportfolio2, if you have any left over when the second one comes out, there will be a "special" I'll set up where they can buy both CD's.

Please remind people that the songs are NOT included due to copyright issues, but song title, artist, and album are included.

You may have "package deals", such as a free print from your stock (NO folio prints!), or a combo such as "get the cd and a badge for $40". You may do this, as long as you make it clear that the deal they're getting is on the other thing, and not the folio. Price may not dip below $30.

For example. "Free badge with your purchase of a Music folio Cd!", making it clear that its not the badge they are paying for, but the CD.

Make sense?

EDIT: Anyone Else not receive their CD's? With the exception of Watergazer or Rosequoll. I want to make sure everone from the first batch already got theirs at least.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
11:39 am
Ok, Everyone, with the exception of Watergazer -should- have their CD's.

If you DO NOT have them, you need to contact me immediately, as I need an address to send them to.

Those of you overseas should have them too-please let me know what this status is.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
4:54 pm
Seeking CDs
I wanted to write here, and I know I'm late but I have a ton of stuff going on, because I haven't gotten my CDs yet for the portfolio and would like to get them before November's MFF con. I am sending you my address again and will keep you posted, and if you need added shipping funds let me know.
Monday, September 4th, 2006
1:35 pm
Ask and Ye Shall Receive
Finally, an Update.

Let me explain the situation here as to why some of you haven't gotten your CD's. I've been going through financial issues, mainly paying for my last semester in school. Since I don't require anyone to give me money to send the CD's out, those of you who haven't have to wait until I get funds. (Thank you -SO- much to those of you who have helped with shipping.) Not to mention, I've had no car to get me to the post office (which is about 20 minutes away), and my mom's schedule hasn't met mine.

I've been extremely busy beforehand scrambling to get said funds, so I haven't been online much, which would probably explain lack of response and updates. For this I apologize. I'm sure some of you have been in the same situation before and can understand.

Needless to say, I have a bit of extra funds, and a way to get places now (YAY) so I can run to the post office. I can do this Tuesday after my classes, or Wednesday after class.

There are but a few Addresses I need yet. I might've gotten it before my mail server switched, which is now deleted, so bear with me.

These are the addresses I'm missing.

Watergazer, I had thought you already sent me yours, but I checked my email stats, and its not there.

If your name is on this list, PLEASE send me an email RIGHT AWAY. Send it to the aimee@skee.net account, as I check that one more.

ALSO, if there is ANYONE who has made an Artist Payment, and didnot make the Folio Deadline,
REPLY HERE. If you are committed to next year's folio, you will be credited (even if the fee might be a little higher). If you will not be joining The Second Movement, you will be refunded. Of course, I hope to see you all there.

Thank you everyone for bearing with me for this project, and for your patience. It was my first folio project, and I admit, it was a little rocky, but next years should run smoother. I've laready learned some good lessons.

Questions? Please ask.
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
8:32 pm
Well, my auction on Furbid-SF ended successfully with three bids and no interference from anyone in charge on Furbid-SF. I never got an email back from Ayukawataur, so I'm just assuming that selling your CDs on that website is ok now. =/ I don't really know though, since there was no real solid conclusion to the matter.

Thanks anyway to those of you who were willing to vouch for me! <3 <3 <3
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
3:20 pm
Problems selling in Furbid
Hey Music Portfolio Members! I'm having a problem with selling my CDs on furbid. I received an email from the Furbid-SF administrator, Ayukawataur, asking who made the CDs and who all the other artists are. When I pointed Ayukawataur to this livejournal community, and gave the names of the artists listed inside the CD, I got this email back:

"I ask because of one of our policies.

Restricted Items:
Art CD Collections:
Sales of Artwork on CD, DVD, or any digital medium, is restricted only to
the original artist or authorized reseller. Resellers must provide
FurBid-SF proof of authorization from the original artist before listing
the item or it may be removed without notice or refund of any fees
associated with listing

I need to know if you qualify as an authorized reseller, and how if the
answer is yes.

- Ayukawataur

I have sent an email back saying that I was invited into the project and participated accordingly, and I paid my artist fees to get these CDs and be able to sell them on my own. Has anyone else run into this problem?

If need be, can I count on you all to basically say "yes she can sell the CDs, we all sold CDs with eachother's art on it," or something to that effect? Let me know what you all think!

And Tyreenya, if this is inappropriate to post here, let me know. =3
Thursday, July 20th, 2006
9:34 pm
It makes me want to wag my tail...
When it comes I want to wail "Maaaaaaaaaaiiil!"

Hokay guys,

Those of you in the US who gave me your addies, your CD's went out yesterday. Please let me know when you get them! (Kyndir, sorry, yours goes out next time! It somehow got mixed up with the out of us packages!)

Those outside of the US, I have to wait until payday again. That and the fact that I didn't have any of those little green custom slips.

The addy's I'm missing are:

Tathi (again because my email is stupid)

If you see either of them, have them holler my way, please?
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
4:38 pm
Geez. Amazon sure takes their time.

Everything is ready, however, because of the email switch I made, everything is gone :( Basically, my brother handles the payment to the skee.net account. He had to reset it so that I can still get it at that address, though it goes through gmail (arg. I hate gmail) now.

The addresses I have are:


You may either reply here (comments screened), or email me at the aimee@skee.net account. Sorry this has taken so long to get to those who did not attend AC, but Amazon is a butthead. Hang ups, hang ups.

Remember, if I do not get your address, I cannot mail you your CD's! I would like these to go out relatively soon, so I'm giving you guys a week deadline- you have until the 23rd, or you'll forfeight your share. The sooner you can give this to me, the better.

While I don't require you to pay for shipping this year, I certainly wouldn't refuse any kind of contribution to help :} (Paypal addy is aimee@skee.net)

As always, guys. Questions- please ask.

Thanks for everyone's hard work! I hope to see everyone at musicportfolio2!
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
10:58 pm
Next Year's Folio
First, I'd like to congratulate Wolfnymph as being chosen for the cover for this year's folio. It was VERY hard to choose from, and I feel she did an excellent job on her piece.

Those awaiting CD's: will be shipped out as soon as I can get my order from Amazon. Regretfully, I had to leave the remaining CD's until after AC so I didn't stress myself out. O.o

There will be another folio next year, in which you can find at musicportfolio2. It's open invite, however, there are a number of rules this year. If you are interested, please take the time to read the rules first (on the first post, not the info page), then add it to your friends list.

And please DO spread the word! The more publicity we get this year, the better it will do!

Hope to see you guys on the other LJ :D

This isn't the end of this one until everyone has at least gotten all of their CD's, so please keep checking this one!
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
2:01 pm
Just a brief update-

CD's will be sent out to those of you who don't have them yet, as soon as amazon decides to send me the missing cartridges to my thermal printer.

there WILL be a folio next year- info on that coming up.

Those of you who went to AC- feedback, please! What would you do differently? what would you keep? Comments?
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
11:28 am
Last minute reminders
Con date is soon approaching!

Just a reminder to you all-


Several people have approached me on this, and because this is a debut CD, I do not want any prints. Next year's folio will allow ONE print allowed but ONLY digital pieces. Just NONE this year.

I will be handing out he sample folders, however, I will require them to be turned back into me.

I know its you're art, but this is my folio, and my rules. Don't make me get mean. Not following community rules will result in punishment
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
4:30 pm
Portfolio pages
All updates that I have received so far have been applied to the portfolio pages.

The main reason for this post is to mention that due to the lack of air conditioning and the amount of heat my webserver generates, it's being shut down. However, I've moved the necessary files to my actual webserver.

The portfolio files can be found here: http://lothaekor.net/Portfolio/01.htm

Sunday, May 28th, 2006
11:25 pm
Last Call for Edits and Verification.
Okay everyone,

I've put up all of the individual HTML pages for each piece. I want you guys to go through and make sure that I didn't goof up somewhere, or to send me any edits that you want made to your page before the CD is finalized.

You can start browsing the pages here: http://lothaekor.bounceme.net/Portfolio/01.htm Please note that there are no images included! I'm strictly looking for people to find their page (It's alphabetical by artist name that I was given) and tell me if there's 1) Something wrong with it, 2) something they want to change or add to it. Use the Next ( > | ) button to navigate the pages.

Responses can be made here, or sent to me via e-mail: lothaekor@lothaekor.net

I need all modifications submitted to me by June 3rd, 2006 at 5pm EST! After this point, the CD is going for replication.

Thursday, May 25th, 2006
10:59 pm
Seeking Input For Portfolio Layout
Hello Everyone,

I have volunteered my time and skills to Tyreenya to help compile the final CD into an easy to use format. As is the norm with most Artwork CDs, I have decided to use HTML to make a gallery where the pieces will be displayed.

Through discussions with Tyreenya, we've decided to go with a layout that resembles one of the many MP3 players out there, and in general, I think it'll work well given the theme of the portfolio. You can see a sample template layout from which I will be building up the CD's pages here. (This is on a personal web server, so if the link doesn't work, try again after a few minutes. My internet connection likes to disconnect every so often.)

In the top left corner, we have an icon that is associated with the artist of the piece, or if I am unable to obtain one for an artist, may remain blank, or have a title logo. If you want an icon with your avatar to appear in this space, send it to me at lothaekor@lothaekor.net The maximum dimensions of the icon are 110x140 and it must not contain any inappropriate content or it will be rejected.

Next, at the top and to the right, we have the title display. This is where the title of the song is listed, along with an artist/album (if known) and the piece's artist name and website. If you have a website that you want displayed here, please comment here or e-mail me!

The player's buttons will be used to navigate through the pieces in the portfolio. Next track and Previous track will scroll through the pieces, the Play button will take you to a larger version of the piece (if available) and the eject/stop buttons will take you back to the main listing. There are no planned functions for the pause button.

Beneath the player, the image is displayed with in another frame. For those pieces that are long, a resized version will be used instead, which has a link to the full sized piece.

Finally, at the bottom, I would like to add any additional notes that people have for their pieces. Things such as the mood of the song that inspired the picture, the creative process, and all that. I do have to request that we refrain from posting lyrics in the notes. While I would consider it fair use under the copyright law to include a small portion of lyrics, the RIAA is very sue happy, and I'd rather not take any chances here. (And because money is being made, that'll make the portfolio even more of a target.) Let me know if you have some text that you would like displayed on your portfolio page.

Please note that I'm still adding and changing a few things in the layout, but in general this is how it will look.

What I am looking for is:

1. Overall comments on the layout: Are there small details that bother you about the layout? This layout is fairly set in design, but I can fix smaller issues before the CD goes to print.

2. Display issues: I have tested this layout with Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer under Windows with no issues. Firefox under Linux is much the same. Konqueror under linux has a small issue with the player layout, but who uses Konqueror, eh? :p What I need is for people with Macs to let me know if there are any display issues with the template page.

In addition, let me know if anybody still uses 800x600 for their screen resolution. I've designed the page for 1024x768, which is probably the most common resolution these days.

3. Resolution of images: Current choice is 125 dpi for the final image. It should give good enough resolution that if someone really likes the image, they could print it for their wall on a normal letter sized page, but not so good that they could print a poster from a piece. Is this acceptable? Too high? Too low? If you want to see the effects of resolution on a picture, I've prepared an image (TIFF - 4mb) that has the same image in 6 different resolutions. If you print it off, it should give you a good idea of the differences between screen and print.

4. Additional Information: Any section above with bolded text. If there is anything that you want to add to your page, I need to know ASAP. I'm on a very tight deadline here and I want to have this portfolio CD built and tested by the beginning of the month.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask them! If you have input, I'll welcome it. (But I won't go scrapping everything at this point!)

--Lothaekor, resident tech-head.
11:16 am
more thinking
ok guys... we have more thinking to do.

Current standing- I have 32 artists, not counting the ones who are either trying to still get pieces to me, or sending me their hi res. I said that the folio would not be sold if we had less than this, but its almost done so we'll go on with it.

Is it still fair to charge $30 for a LE CD with only 32 artists?

Also, a list of Claimed CD's- who's going to AC, who's notCollapse )

Current Mood: stressed
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
2:51 pm
Who's your favorite?
Time is running out- and I'm not sure if I'll have time to make a proper poll.

That said, of the pieces you have seen, What are your top favorites?

Comments screened, so no feelings are hurt.

Other news:

Dani-kitty, please send me that file ASAP!

I'm missing responses from Berbalang and Beeejaay. C'mn guys. There's no reason why you -shouldn't- be checking this community if you're in this project. Unless something serious happened, I'll be forced to leave you out of the folio.

Got the right CD's in for the folio- They're silver on top, and when they're printed, they look gorgeous! I'll try to scan the CD itself and show you guys :D
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
11:25 pm
I need late pieces!
Your late pieces are due in tomarrow by midnight. Otherwise, sorry, but I can't guarantee that they'll make it in the folio.

anyone who needs to send me their hi res- please use aimee@skee.net

also, do you want to vote who gets to be examples, or shall I just choose?

There WILL be a folio next year...provided that it doesn't bomb this year. More info on that later.
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
3:18 pm

**Edited as I hear from them**

Yours are the only pieces missing from the musicportfolio.

Please let me know ASAP what your status is on said pieces or whether or not you're dropping out.

I hate to be a bitch guys, but you have until TUESDAY to get a piece in. If I don't hear from you by then, I assume you dropped out. Sorry, but I've been well beyond leniant on this and I need to get it together already.

Dani-kitty, have you heard from your school yet?

X-posted to my own journal

**Edit Note: Heard from- Shivra, Dani-kitty, Meezer, Pegasus 316, Redcam, Scully, Berbalang
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
6:56 pm
A real update soon, honest!

For those of you who still owe art- I'm putting up a poll later this evening or tomarrow on voting who we will use for the examples for the folio. So if you still owe me your pieces, GET THEM IN! Submissions are long past due, and soon I will be cutting off the deadline of ANY submissions. Really guys, I have to get this to the appropriate people so that we can actually have a folio! I don't want to be mean, it just has to be done.

Some of you have prodded me about my own piece for the folio- yes, I have one ;P For those of you curious, its posted on my deviant art site. It's "Dark Angel" by VNV Nation. The lyrics that inspired me are there too :}

If you haven't already, check your name on the list in the previous post to see if that's how you want it. If you've already commented about it, it has been changed on the master copy.

Also, if you haven't already, PLEASE let me know if you are:
1. going to Anthrocon
2. Have someone else handling your CD's (this INCLUDES pick up- ie, if someone is going to Anthrocon that can pick up your CD's for you, but not necessarily be selling them)
3. Will not be attending Anthrocon, do not have someone else handling your CD's, and need me to send them to you.
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com