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POSTED BY: LAMBYTOES
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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:18 AM

LAMBYTOES


Okay, I've got some random questions that I've never got around to asking, so I figure nows as good a time as any. So...

1. What exactly is a filk?
2. How do you make screen caps of firefly episodes (or anything, really)?
3. How do you use a custom avatar?

I think that's it.

If you'd like to answer any of these questions, or ask your own, please feel free to. :)

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You're pretty much down to ritual suicide, Lambie toes.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:39 AM

REDHEAD


A filk is a fan song with lyrics written by the fan and the music is a piece of popular or well known music ie I could take the song "the ants go Marching one by one" and create a Firefly filk like this:

The Fans go marching one by one HURRAH, HURRAH
The Fans go marching one by one HURRAH, HURRAH
The Fans go marching one by one
They're all part of the 76th Battalion.
And they all go marching down, to the Con, to get out on parade. Boom, Boom, Boom...

That would be very bad filk but, for an example, it makes my point.

Also for questions on fanfiction you can find a glossary at NewsOfTheVerse.net fan site page.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:43 AM

LAMBYTOES


thanks:)

Quote:

Originally posted by redhead:

The Fans go marching one by one HURRAH, HURRAH
The Fans go marching one by one HURRAH, HURRAH
The Fans go marching one by one
They're all part of the 76th Battalion.
And they all go marching down, to the Con, to get out on parade.

That would be very bad filk but for an example it makes my point.



I don't know what you're talking about, that's an amazing filk!

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You're pretty much down to ritual suicide, Lambie toes.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:57 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Screencaps have always eluded me; you need some kind of special software to get them. I'm sure google would have some suggestions.

Custom avatar? That there's my specialty. Get a photobucket account, upload whatever you want to use, and paste the HTML code (it's clearly marked) into your tagline here. Most picture posting here requires only the URL, but the tagline is a special case and needs the coding. Easy peasy.


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A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:07 AM

LAMBYTOES


Thanks a lot. I was getting bored with the default ones. But I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to use a custom one!

You came to my rescue! lol.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:11 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


"We will rule over all this land..."

No problem! I found the limited selection here kind of irritating, too. (don't forget to set your avatar choice to 'none' in order to avoid having two)


Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:38 AM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


If u have a PC, Windows Movie Maker comes with Windows Xp. You can get screen grabs with that.

Should be under your "All Programs"

After you import a movie (.avi, .mpg, etc.) into your collection, where the actual video shows for previewing there is a camera icon that will take a still.

Hope this helps.


There are many other professional programs, Sony Vegas being one.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12:10 PM

LAMBYTOES


Thanks pdcharles, I'll do that then. I think per-maybe-haps I'll have to do that tonight.
Thanks again!!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 1:19 PM

MSG


Ok if anyone figures out how to do the screen cap thing...let me know as I want to do a slide show thingy with U2's Elevation and the images from Firefly I see in my head when I hear that song( ok the fact that I'm a nut job does not alter the fact that it's a great song and goes well with our BDH's)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:04 AM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


Quote:

Originally posted by msg:
Ok if anyone figures out how to do the screen cap thing...



Hey there Ms G.
If u have a PC, a couple posts up may help. That will do the screencaps. ...and it comes with windows. Not sure what a MAC has. :(


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Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:15 AM

FLYVOTE


Quote:

Originally posted by msg:
Ok if anyone figures out how to do the screen cap thing...let me know as I want to do a slide show thingy with U2's Elevation and the images from Firefly I see in my head when I hear that song( ok the fact that I'm a nut job does not alter the fact that it's a great song and goes well with our BDH's)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs




This is very easy to use, and is free:

http://www.ultraedit.com/index.php?name=Content&pid=202

You can size the part of the screen that you wish to capture, and click to send to a file.



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Thursday, June 7, 2007 8:56 AM

FREDGIBLET


Quote:

Originally posted by msg:
Ok if anyone figures out how to do the screen cap thing...let me know as I want to do a slide show thingy with U2's Elevation and the images from Firefly I see in my head when I hear that song( ok the fact that I'm a nut job does not alter the fact that it's a great song and goes well with our BDH's)



I actually have a music video of Firefly set to that song.

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