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Monday, October 7th, 2002
8:38 am - Question for the people still out there *whispers* hellooooo?

jessibean


mood: curious

Hey everyone ^^;

I do have a reason for writing in this journal today.. an important one. If you couldn't tell by the lack of updates (or art/writing), I've fallen out of Lilywater in the past months. I'm not really sure why.. but the truth is, I love my elves and my world still and always. That's why I'm writing.

I want need to know what kind of things you'd like to see in Lilywater. Yes, the you that's reading this right now. What kind of plot twists, character aditions, information, do you want to see happen, or want to know about?

Post your ideas here.. either in comments, or post to the community itself so everyone can give input ^_^ But please! Help me! *Bows* i'm at your beck and call with this ^^; Thanks guys!

(1 work of magic -- cast a spell)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2002
4:29 pm

ex_jessibean471

Just so the people hanging out here know:

Lilywater is back from its hiatus and back up with a new version and tons of new material

As usual, it can be found at:

http://www.lilywater.com

Enjoy!

-Jessi

(cast a spell)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002
12:23 pm - Mweep! Little happy things.

ex_jessibean471


mood: creative

So today I'm going to start the sketches for the Lilywater t-shirts, because I have some ideas for them ^_^ So far, after looking at both my storyline and what people wanted to see, I do intend to :

1) Make a Rivendel shirt (duh)

and 2) Make a Summer/Stormer shirt (as they're the real main characters, not Riv)

Okay so here's the question: What other specific CHARACTERS would you like to see? Main characters only please, not ones that appeared in one novel for 5 pages (or something). And give me the character and if you have any idea for setting or whatever. The pictures aren't going to have BGs, because they'll look better, but I still think they'll be cute XD So give me your ideas and opinions and off I go to make them!

(2 works of magic -- cast a spell)

Friday, March 1st, 2002
3:35 pm - Spring contest!

ex_jessibean471


mood: happy

{Okay, I'm rewording this entire entry to make more sense. But the contest remains the same}

I'm currently planning a little layout change for Lilywater version 4.5 - a Spring version. The layout will stay pretty similar, but colours and mood will be changed. And as it is with every layout, its time to recycle which character is the star.

Of course, I wouldn't mind Rivendel up there all the time, but that's just me.

So, I'm holding a contest to determine the new layout, and its up to all of you guys to pick how it will look! Here's the idea.

The new version will, of course, revolve around spring. And although I have some ideas in my head, I want this to be something the fans chose instead of the evil webmistress. The task?

Pick out which character from the cast list at Lilywater you think best represents spring. Tell me who, and give me a few lines as to why you think that particular character is the element of the season Spring.

You can either post a reply to this entry with your ideas, or you can drop me an e-mail to QueenElfEmily@aol.com. If you e-mail me, be sure to include your name!

There is ONE thing however: Summer and Rivendel are both inelegable for the contest.

The contest will run until March 16th - the last time I will update Lilywater as version: Bittersweet Innocence. The winner of the contest will receive a personalized drawing of the character they picked, as well as an entire Lilywater layout dedicated to their idea. How neat is that?

And to be sweet, the runner-up will also receive a personalized drawing of the character they picked as well.

I'm anxious and excited to hear your ideas on this, so please participate and give me your thoughts! Looking forward to hearing more!

-Jessi

(12 works of magic -- cast a spell)

Monday, February 4th, 2002
12:34 pm - Short and sweet

ex_jessibean471

As no one responded to the last post, I'll assume an FAQ is not necessary.

(3 works of magic -- cast a spell)

Saturday, February 2nd, 2002
9:44 am - Its me again, requesting feedback again!

ex_jessibean471


mood: creative

As you all well, probably know, Lilywater updated a few days ago. Thanks to all for your opinions on it!

This actually spurred from a few of you suggesting I make a FAQ (there is one, as far as art/site usage goes: its right here).

I think it'd be a good idea if I made a FAQ for questions actually about Lilywater, and not just for the usage of stuff on my site (though that one will of course, stay up too).

The thing ? Lilywater's mine. So I don't have any questions !

What I want to know from YOU guys, is what kind of questions would you like to see answered on an FAQ?

Without your help on this I really can't make one, and I'll just assume everyone knows everything. So please, if you could, respond to this message and give me a few ideas for what you'd like to see?

Thanks!

(cast a spell)

Saturday, January 26th, 2002
5:34 pm - Good afternoon, everyone ^_^

ex_jessibean471


mood: productive

Well, for those of you curious and interested, yes, I will be working on Lilywater updates throughout the week, and it will be updated and revamped by the first of February (I hope)

The theme is staying the same, but will upgrade versions as I'll be doing a lot of editing. So here's what will be added / taken down / switched around and such.

Feedback on all of this would be most appreciated ^_^

#1 - whee, lots of things will be removed. I'm taking advice you all have given me (mostly Mattie, thank you ^^) and basically, anything not related to the main Rains of Destiny storyline will be taken down. This includes mostly artwork - my holt/EQ works, the Life in General sketches, etc. All non-related Lilywater gift art I've done will remain up there. I'll just make a gifts-out section again. I'm confusing myself ^^;

#2 - all shounen ai / yaoi content that isn't Johan/Rivendel will be moved to Engel av Kj�lighet when it opens, on Valentine's Day. With the exception, really, of Jakah and Rin, who were lovers LONG before my main storyline, the only real canon couple in RoD is Johan and Rivendel, so they get to stay. In case you didn't know, Engel av Kj�lighet will be my shounen ai page. 'Tis why its getting moved.

#3 - my other art.. I don't know. I might add an art section to Whispers in the Rain, since its my personal site, and put my other art plus photographs and the like up there. What do you guys think of this?

#4 - everything about Magelus is getting taken down, as Magelus now has its own site (that you all should go see.. XD) .. this is to avoid the confusion that Magelus is part of Lilywater, which it is um.. not

#5 - a commissions / prints section will be added as most of you liked this suggestion. I'm working on that now, and therefor, all my full CG works on Lilywater are being replaced with ones with higher JPEG compression so cheap asses can't print them off themselves.. XD

#6 - a separate story section will be added - also after Mattie's suggestion (Mattie, you're my muse!) . It will be an updated bi-montly (about 500 words an update) story series, mostly lining out the lost time period between the Alarian Crisis and Child of the Butterfly.. it'll be fun XD

#7 - "you will be taken to a place made entirely of spoons.. I like spoons..." -Gir

Anyway, that's it as far as my ideas go right now. So what do you guys think of this, and do you have anything to say/add/eat/etc?

Thanks for all your support as always!

-Jessi

(4 works of magic -- cast a spell)

Sunday, January 20th, 2002
10:37 am - ohayou gozaimasu, minna!

ex_jessibean471


mood: rushed

Well here we are, yes.

I just gave the Lilywater Live Journal its own layout, so be sure to check it out! its simple, but cute, IMHO ^_~

my real reason for posting here today, is I'm looking for ideas.

As you probably know/heard/whatever, Lilywater is on a short hiatus for me to gather my thoughts. And that's where you come in. Lilywater is well.. very little without your support.

So I want to know what you guys want to see on Lilywater when it returns.

The Magelus section will be shortened off - it will still be there, but Magelus is getting his own home page shortly, so it'll basically be a big link to that ^_~

I am thinking of adding a section for wallpapers, winamp skins, and browser skins (if anyone uses these. I do, but that's a personal thing). All those little extras that can be fun.

Also, I've had this suggestion from some, but I'm asking for an opinion.. Lilywater costs money to run, by paying my web hosting company, buying art supplies, etc. (yes, art supplies are expensive). I don't want to put up one of those Amazon honesty things or a pay pal "tip" jar. I have, however, been told that my artwork is good enough where I could get away with putting up a section for commissions and selling glossy prints of my CGed work.

What do you guys think about this? I trust your opinions, and I'm curious as to if you'd think people would really be interested in such a thing, and also how much you think I should charge. Lilywater is getting more and more hits every day (thank you!) so it could be worth a try?

And finally, I want to know how you all like the new layout of the galleries - with the smaller icons and such. I will be making the HTML windows into pop-ups as soon as I remember the code, which I think will be more organized. Also, do you like the style HTML i use?

And I've been told the layout looks good on resolutions other than 800x600 (what I use, sorry Becca ^_~) , which makes me quite happy ^_^

Anyway! Please give me your feedback/ideas/critisism/whatever , and thanks in advance.

And much love and thanks for your continued support!

(9 works of magic -- cast a spell)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002
12:45 am - An announcement

ex_jessibean471


mood: accomplished

Hey everyone, 'tis I

Thanks to a new host through the people at drak.net, Lilywater is once more back up and running! Whew.

If you see anything funny, though - especially the backdrop not loading - please let me know! I checked as much of it as I could before I went cross-eyed ^_~

Enjoy!

-Jessi

(1 work of magic -- cast a spell)

Monday, December 31st, 2001
9:27 pm - Greetings!

ex_jessibean471


mood: happy

Hey there everyone!

Welcome to the official Lilywater live journal community! Thanks all for joining. You guys rock my socks.

A big, huge, lovely thanks to the wonderful catchmyclover for creating this community! It was a great surprise and a wonderful one, so lots of hugs and love and stuff.

Feel free to post any and all things Lilywater - art, stories, what have you. Also, if you have any questions about Lilywater, post them here! I love to answer stuff like that. really ^_^

Right now, the site is down, unfortunatly, as the wonderful horrible folks at Digital Crap Biz have deleted my server. Whee! I'm checking into a new server now and hopefully Lilywater will be back up shortly into the new year! I'll be sure to let you know when here ^_^

Anyway, post away, thanks for joining, and lets all have a great time here!

-Jessi

(3 works of magic -- cast a spell)


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