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March 1st: Change Over

Sylum Update!

At this moment the Clan Security Yahoo Group has been deleted along with the old password.  If you’re freaking out right now, because your password doesn’t work and don’t have the new one – go Here.

 

Last Day: New Sylum Security Group

Sylum Security Reminder

Last Day!


As a reminder we’re moving the Security List to a new list.  If you missed the State of the Clan, we’re doing this because Yahoo is an asshole.

In the original security group we had it arranged that an email would go out once a month as a reminder of the password.  Considering they deleted all the files, we figured this would change.  Shockingly, Yahoo fucked that up.  On the 1st of January & February, Yahoo sent out that email.  Problem:  I can’t change, delete, or do anything with it!  There is no file to change, no section in the control panel to change what goes out, and they is no support from yahoo.  Great job there Yahoo.  Which leads to a major problem, when we change the password, once a month an email would go out with the wrong information.

Because of this we came with a new system, that is based on the old.  Sadly, Yahoo is one of the only systems that has a ‘mailing service’ that is basic and free.  Mailing Lists, are clumsy and can be expensive.  While other groups have restrictions on adult content.  And we’re not going password free, due to the nature of our content.

So we’ve built a new Security Group, through Yahoo.  It works just like the old one, you sign up and you get the password.  If you are on the old group you WILL have to join this one to get the new password.  And yes it is a NEW password.

The old group and password will be deleted March 1st – TOMORROW.  So this is your last chance to move over.

All links on the blog, plus the one on the new Front Page of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Reminder: New Sylum Security Group

Sylum Security Reminder


As a reminder we’re moving the Security List to a new list.  If you missed the State of the Clan, we’re doing this because Yahoo is an asshole.

In the original security group we had it arranged that an email would go out once a month as a reminder of the password.  Considering they deleted all the files, we figured this would change.  Shockingly, Yahoo fucked that up.  On the 1st of January & February, Yahoo sent out that email.  Problem:  I can’t change, delete, or do anything with it!  There is no file to change, no section in the control panel to change what goes out, and they is no support from yahoo.  Great job there Yahoo.  Which leads to a major problem, when we change the password, once a month an email would go out with the wrong information.

Because of this we came with a new system, that is based on the old.  Sadly, Yahoo is one of the only systems that has a ‘mailing service’ that is basic and free.  Mailing Lists, are clumsy and can be expensive.  While other groups have restrictions on adult content.  And we’re not going password free, due to the nature of our content.

So we’ve built a new Security Group, through Yahoo.  It works just like the old one, you sign up and you get the password.  If you are on the old group you WILL have to join this one to get the new password.  And yes it is a NEW password.

The old group and password will be deleted March 1st.  So you have 1 week to transfer over.

All links on the blog, plus the one on the new Front Page of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Reminder: New Sylum Security Group

Sylum Security Reminder


As a reminder we’re moving the Security List to a new list.  If you missed the State of the Clan, we’re doing this because Yahoo is an asshole.

In the original security group we had it arranged that an email would go out once a month as a reminder of the password.  Considering they deleted all the files, we figured this would change.  Shockingly, Yahoo fucked that up.  On the 1st of January, Yahoo sent out that email.  Problem:  I can’t change, delete, or do anything with it!  There is no file to change, no section in the control panel to change what goes out, and they is no support from yahoo.  Great job there Yahoo.  Which leads to a major problem, when we change the password, once a month an email would go out with the wrong information.

Because of this we came with a new system, that is based on the old.  Sadly, Yahoo is one of the only systems that has a ‘mailing service’ that is basic and free.  Mailing Lists, are clumsy and can be expensive.  While other groups have restrictions on adult content.  And we’re not going password free, due to the nature of our content.

So we’ve built a new Security Group, through Yahoo.  It works just like the old one, you sign up and you get the password.  If you are on the old group you WILL have to join this one to get the new password.  And yes it is a NEW password.

The old group and password will be deleted March 1st.  So you have about 2 weeks to transfer over.  I’ll be sending out reminders on the blog and the old security group.

All links on the blog, plus the one on the new Front Page of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Sylum Security: Reminder

Sylum Security Reminder


As a reminder we’re moving the Security List to a new list.  If you missed the State of the Clan, we’re doing this because Yahoo is an asshole.

In the original security group we had it arranged that an email would go out once a month as a reminder of the password.  Considering they deleted all the files, we figured this would change.  Shockingly, Yahoo fucked that up.  On the 1st of January, Yahoo sent out that email.  Problem:  I can’t change, delete, or do anything with it!  There is no file to change, no section in the control panel to change what goes out, and they is no support from yahoo.  Great job there Yahoo.  Which leads to a major problem, when we change the password, once a month an email would go out with the wrong information.

Because of this we came with a new system, that is based on the old.  Sadly, Yahoo is one of the only systems that has a ‘mailing service’ that is basic and free.  Mailing Lists, are clumsy and can be expensive.  While other groups have restrictions on adult content.  And we’re not going password free, due to the nature of our content.

So we’ve built a new Security Group, through Yahoo.  It works just like the old one, you sign up and you get the password.  If you are on the old group you WILL have to join this one to get the new password.  And yes it is a NEW password.

The old group and password will be deleted March 1st.  So you have about 4 weeks to transfer over.  I’ll be sending out reminders on the blog and the old security group.

All links on the blog, plus the one on the new Front Page of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

Sylum Security: Update

Security Update

As mentioned earlier that the Yahoo Groups are going away … ish.  They are basically turning into a listserve.  There will be no online group, where you can upload files or access older emails.  Well for the Sylum Security this isn’t an issue, not really.

So we decided to basically keep things the way they are.  I’ll send out emails at the first of the month with the password, as a reminder.  When we do decided to update the password (Warning!  This will likely be next year!) we’ll send out plenty of notices via the group.

You will still need this password to access the Sylum Wiki along with fanmixs/videos.  When you request access, we’ll be using this as your statement that you’re over 18 and fully understand what you’re getting into.

If you already are part of the Yahoo Group!  Great no need to do anything.  If you’re not – go here and request access for the password.

Thanks for the patience as we tried to figure all this out.

Note:  Those of you that have access to the old Sylum Yahoo Group (ahh the memories).  Though the group was closed, I left it active for archival purposes.  As they are removing all the content, it’s kinda pointless.  So by end of year that group will be deleted.  So the only group you should be apart of is this one Clan Security and that’s only for the purpose of distributing the password.

Sylum Security: New Information

So Yahoo Group is going the way of the dodo.  Not really surprised, but it makes it quite difficult to give out passwords if the system doesn’t work anymore.

The Yahoo Group will not be deleting most of the files until December, so we have some time but not a lot to rework the system.

We’ll be looking into how to handle the situation and will keep you updated.

 

Update: Website & Blog

There has been some updates to the blog and the actual website.

First – The Blog: 

  • I’ve moved some things around in the menus, to make things easier to find especially if you’re on mobile and can’t see the sliders.   So the wiki has been added to the secondary header, as well as ‘Donate/Support’ Sylum and a few links on how you can do that.
  • Link to the Archive has been added to Sylum Information along with a secondary link to the old archive.

Second – The Website:

  • We’ve removed the Art & Music pages as everything that was Sylum Canon was moved to the new Archive.   So the only links from the main website is the: Blog, Wiki, Archive and Store.
  • The Old Sylum Archive – is still active and a link can be found in the headers and on the sideline of the blog.  Make note now – this will not be surviving much longer, as we are getting down to the last stories being moved over.   If there is anything you want from that archive start getting it now.  I will tell you this – anything labeled AU/Non-Canon on that archive will not be moved.  Also any of the old Stargate and H50 storyline will not be moved as they’ve all become Non-Canon.  So get it now …

Sylum Blog: Updates


Just a quick post that there has been updates to the Blog.

Likely most of you haven’t noticed 🙂 that’s how sneaky we are.

Small updates: cleaned up pages, old sections removed, and links updates.

We’re always making sure to keep the blog clean, updated and easy to navigate.

Sylum Website: Updates

Quick update for the website.

Last year website address started to change from http to https for security reasons.

We have the ssl certificates for the website, blog, wiki and new archive.  The only thing you’ll need to do is to check your bookmarks.

Make sure it says: https://www.sylumclan.com

As for other Updates:

All Aesthetics have been uploaded to the Sylum Art Room: Aesthetics

All Artwork from Advent & Spring Fling has been uploaded to the Sylum Art Room.

All Videos/Fanmixs from Advent & Spring Fling has been uploaded to the Sylum Music Room.

 

Website Update: Art & Vids

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on the website.

The Art Room has been updated!

The Music Room has been updated!

If you haven’t check out the Sylum Website in a while, should check it out.  We’ve streamlined it, after removing the Guest Archive.  Take a look, wander around the Art  and Music Rooms, plus check out links to the Sylum Stores.

Our Resident Artist, Taibhrigh, does a great job keeping the website updated and looking good!

Blog Update

So there’s been some updates around the Blog!

There’s a shiny new countdown to show how many days to Advent – obviously I like to torture myself.

Pirate Appreciation Day along with Ernesto Appreciation Week has been added to the Header Menu under: Sylum Events.

Afternoon Fic has been to the Header Menu under: Sylum Information

Also check out the Camelot Hunters in the Gallery!!

Don’t forget to browse through the Sylum Wiki … there’s always new images going up and bios being updated.

Coming Soon: Still working on uploading older fics to Bj Jones!!

Sylum Canon Updates

Everyone Look Here

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Now that I’ve got your attention.

If you’ve read through Demons & Angels along with Roads Untravelled – you know that there have been some canon changes.  Most of the changes were already announced – basically the main one being the introduction of John as Meridia.

Now if you haven’t read the updated Demons & Angels or Roads Untravelled – stop now or you will get spoiled.

Go finish it and then come back and read this! Go on.

Okay now for the rest of you ….

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Yes the Caine twins are no more.

*holds up hand* before the whys, buts, and questions …

This was not an easy decision.

This went around and around and around for weeks.

Hashed out, talked out, and flailed at.

We discussed it from every point of view, every character view, storyline view, basically gave it a 360 degree look over.

We started off looking at the space between Clan War and Family, and the ‘bullshit’ storyline that was CSI: Miami … nothing was working.

Marisol should never had been added, let alone the very idea that Speed would allow his Mate to marry someone else … yeah no.  Horatio wouldn’t be pushing for kids because hello he’s still adjusting to being a Vampire.

And they just came off a Clan War!

Adding to it – the Delkos are Catholic.  It would’ve gone against Maria’s, Marisol’s sister, faith to be a surrogate.

So starting off just the ‘how the babies even got here’ storyline was starting to fall apart.

We worked, plotted, argued going around and around to try to get it to work but nothing was falling into place, without some major handwaving and ‘don’t look at the person behind the curtain’.

Yes, we will always have some elements of ‘you didn’t see anything’ but most of the time we strive to make the story threads tie together natural, and the characters have proper motivation.

Plus we started to realize – Speed and Horatio were being removed from storyline!  Why? Because they were taking care of babies.

They could’ve just leave them with someone?

…. really?  Then what is the point of the kids in the storyline anyway?

But what about DEAN!?

Face it this is probably what most of you were concerned about.

And in all honestly – this was our biggest question.

But think about it – the very fact the ‘twins’ were being kept not for their parents but for another character, indicated something wasn’t working.

In the end we were able to give Dean the motivation and character he needed, to help him with his Turning.   (The Winchester stories are being updated at this moment, and will be reposted soon … indicating this change)

Who the hell is Bradley?

Ahhh good question!  We already established that Ellis had a child … we had planned that it was going to be Dino’s son, and he would’ve appeared in storyline down the road. With the ‘twins’ being removed … we adjusted this to make the kid Horatio’s and bring Bradley in early.

Still giving Horatio the ability to be dad w/out sidelining two of our major characters – as Bradley is six years old and being raised by the Herriots as they adopted him when he was a baby (Yes we will be showcasing that conversation between Speed & Horatio in upcoming story).  And as we have already established Cassie – y’all remember her right – she’s the same age as Bradley, and as they are both are being raised at the manor by the Clan, they have someone their own age to grow up with.

Remember, most of these changes have come because of the rework through Clan War – As we update the old storyline we’ve found major plot holes, dangling threads, and what the fuck was that … and when these get fixed it impacts story (already written and some that weren’t) down the road.

The challenge has been fixing the old, setting up for the new, while continuing working on stories showcasing where we’re going – hence canon adjustments and sometimes ‘mix/matched’ storylines.

We’ve added notes to Family and Evolution that there are canon changes that some storyline will not mesh with the most recent stories – we will not go in the either series and adjust – we’ll be doing an edit job once we get to that section of the timeline.

So yes you’ll see stories with wrong info, but we’re working on it!

Now how are you going to know when old story is updated?  I will always post a Throwback Thursday or make special posts to showcase updated stories.

But Elizabeth is Ellis returned and it ties to the Jack the Ripper story and Dean!

Jack the Ripper storyline with Dean is not related to Elizabeth or Ellis.  Ripper has his own motivations with Dean, that goes far beyond Elizabeth and/or Ellis.

But Ellis returned in Elizabeth!

The only reason we had Elizabeth was because Ellis died …

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The Matrix has been reset!

Blog Maintenance

Blog Updates!!

 

WordPress and all the plugins were updated yesterday, which means something has likely broken or will!

Today’s post was posted on the blog, but wasn’t sent via email or onto the social media accounts, not I’m not sure if this is because of mix up in settings (via also the Coffee House Friday got posted late) or if the ‘share’ plug in isn’t work.

So this post is a test to see if email gets sent out, along with social media posts.

*waits patiently*

In the meantime if this works – make sure to check out Sylum Vault: Last Chance for Ernesto Olivetti Collection

Now to see if this works

*sends prayers to St. Isidore of Seville*

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