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23 September 2010 @ 05:27 am
Day 18 - Favorite beginning scene in a book

Hmm, this is a tough one. I don't really have a favorite, but rather a particular kind of beginning scene that definitely draws me into a book. It's hard to explain.

It's sort of like with books like Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden or Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell where there's a certain kind of narration of description going on to grasp your attention to the story, to get you engaged if you will. Something either strange or interesting to pull you in, with Memoirs it's told in first-person like an autobiography -- similar styles to this would be of Foxfire by Joyce Carole Oates and Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, both which are also favorites of mine -- so you're immediately drawn to the story, and it almost seems like there's something personal about how it's written that you have to continue going to understand fully, because it is written like an autobiography. With books like Nineteen Eight-Four there's a sense of description that I love, you get a sense about what the world is like, something is sort of off and it isn't until a little further into reading that you understand, through the narration, which is being said about this world that fully engages you.

Yeah, like I said it's hard to really place into words what I mean. But I think it's understandable? idk, lol.
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23 September 2010 @ 07:23 pm
Tinypic is no longer accepting uploads from international locations, and links are turned off. If you have content on Tinypic, you can still view the URLs and the content, but only on Tinypic. To upload, share, or link content, please go to Photobucket.com to register an account. You will need to upload your content again to your Photobucket account, but you will be able to share and link your images and videos. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you enjoy Photobucket, our premier image and video site.

In case anyone was wondering about what was going on. I really shouldn't say I'm surprised, there's been some issues with that place for a while now especially with the added CAPTCHA they did, but the main reason why I uploaded to Tinypic for the majority of the pictures I post is because it's easier and faster to upload than Photobucket (which I only upload for certain things) and that they originally didn't allow the links to break. Unfortunately their policies have now changed to no longer being accessible.

Anyone got suggestions for other image hosting sites? I hear Imgur.com is better, and LJ Scrapbook is an option too, I'm not fond of Imageshack, tbh. There has to be more out there though....
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