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General JFC / Re: Technical Forum & Website Discussion Thread
« Last post by Sven2 on Today at 12:49:09 PM »
Trishah, unfortunately I can't post any video now. Using simply a link as you suggest, doesn't work. And the YouTube embed tool doesn't work either.

Please advise.
General JFC / Re: Technical Forum & Website Discussion Thread
« Last post by Sven2 on January 14, 2018, 01:09:02 PM »

I spend about five minutes posting a vid the old way, will try the new link ASAP.  Today!!!

Many many thanks, Trishah!!!!! (Can you feel the excitement yet? :D)

Don't worry about the gallery, no rush to fix it.
General JFC / Re: Technical Forum & Website Discussion Thread
« Last post by SaveJFC Admin on January 13, 2018, 04:42:33 AM »
Hi All,

I discovered tonight that our forum gallery was so out-of-date it was a security risk and was not working.  I went threw the steps to move it to a new gallery. It had a function to import the old gallery so I ran that option... unfortunately, nothing transferred.  <heavy sigh>  I'll keep working on it because the images are still on the server.

Also, just for Sven ;), I added a simple audio and video embedding mod.  Here is it's description:
An auto embed media modification for SMF that takes links for popular video websites and adds a player directly into the post or bbc area of your website
So, all you need do is post the link and the video or audio should just show up.

General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on December 25, 2017, 02:05:33 PM »
Questions at Christmas

Whether he was born in winter,
Whether he was crucified,
Lanced with pity by a soldier,
Whether the apostles lied,
I cannot say, we cannot know.
Around us the drifts of whiteness blow.

If he was love is he alive
Even in the deadest night.
Those who in his name contrive
To punish love, theirs is the blight
More desolate than winter fields.
Ask what love the story yields.

What love discerns us from our birth
If any love beneath these stars
Discerns the children of this earth?
Who is the mother of our years?
What is the meaning of our prayers?
What love is certain as our fears?

--David Mason

General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on December 03, 2017, 04:39:56 PM »
The Han River

Steady and full, all surging swells and white gulls in flight,
it flows springtime deep, a green so pure, it should dye robes.

Going south and coming back north, I've grown older, older.
Late night lingers, farewell to a fishing boat bound for home.

--Tu Mu
translated by David Hinton
General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on November 17, 2017, 03:21:55 PM »
Lines Three, Five, Seven Words Long

Autumn wind clear,
autumn moon bright,

fallen leaves gather in piles, then scatter,
and crows settling-in, cold, startle away.

Will we ever see, ever even think of each other again?
This night, this moment: impossible to feel it all.

--Li Po
translated by David Hinton
« Last post by Sven2 on November 15, 2017, 01:30:24 PM »
Skepticism Greets Rumors Of A 'Deadwood' Revival
by Adam Buckman
posted 11/14/17

If some sort of continuation of “Deadwood” actually comes to HBO next year, then it will be more than 10 years since it was last promised.

“Deadwood” fans are no doubt excited by this news, which suddenly appeared on various entertainment-trade sites and elsewhere over the weekend.

However, if previous experience is any guide, the TV Blog counsels against holding one's breath waiting for this to happen.

In addition, the historical record for remakes, reboots and updates of old TV shows is checkered to say the least. Who’s to say that a return to “Deadwood” will accomplish anything other than revealing how much everyone has aged since we last saw them?

The stories about a “Deadwood” arrival -- such as this one on -- indicate that this “Deadwood” revival will more likely come in the form of a follow-up made-for-TV movie than as a full-fledged fourth season of the series.

The stories say “Deadwood” creator and principal writer David Milch wrote a script for a movie that is under consideration by HBO, the original series’ home from 2004-06. If the movie ever gets made, the stories say it will air next year.

To long-time “Deadwood” fans, this tune sounds familiar. Back in 2006, as the third season was just getting ready to start, HBO announced there would be no fourth season.

The timing of the announcement took some of the air out of the excitement and anticipation for the new season, which turned out to be as superlative as the previous two.

HBO's decision to pull the plug didn't play well with the show's fan base, mainly because it appeared to stem from straight-up financial considerations and not about the quality of the show itself.

At the time, the indications were that HBO had decided to divert the money it might have invested in a fourth season of “Deadwood” into other series then in development.

Perhaps to deflect some of the criticism from disappointed HBO subscribers who then vowed to cancel their subscriptions, HBO promised (or seemed to promise) that it would produce one or possibly two follow-up “movies” (actually two-hour episodes) that together would serve as a finale for “Deadwood.”

Back then, there was some expectation that these movies would turn up on HBO in 2008. They never materialized, however. And in the meantime, Milch made a series about a surfing family called “John from Cincinnati” for HBO that lasted just one season. After that, HBO and Milch seemed to be done with each other.

To make this new rumored “Deadwood” movie, HBO and Milch will have to find and sign up many of the show's former cast members.

The stories about the show's revival say the time frame for this new movie will likely be 1879, the year a catastrophic fire swept through the town of Deadwood.

If that is the case, then that year means three years have gone by in the world of “Deadwood” since it got underway in 1876. But for the characters and actors who play them, 12 years will have passed between the last time they were filmed and next year's possible airing of this new movie.

The way these characters might look could provide a distraction to the experience of watching them in their old roles, although Hollywood does have various tricks to compensate for that.

The bigger risk is that a new “Deadwood” simply won't measure up to the pleasures of the old one.

For true fans of “Deadwood” (or any other show that gets revived this many years after it was last seen), any perceptible decline in the show's quality -- real or imagined -- from a dozen years ago will be even more disappointing than the show's surprise cancellation in spring 2006.


General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on November 03, 2017, 02:49:34 PM »
I've Put In Gardens South of the Fields

Woodcutter and recluse - they inhabit
these mountains for different reasons,

and there are other forms of difference.
You can heal here among these gardens,

sheltered from rank vapors of turmoil,
wilderness clarity calling distant winds.

I chi'i - sited my house on the northern hill,
doors opening out onto the southern river,

ended trips to the well with a new stream
and planted hibiscus in terraced banks.

Now there are tree flocks at my door
and crowds of mountains at my window,

and I wander thin trails down to fields
or gaze into a distance of towering peaks,

wanting little, never wearing myself out.
It's rare luck to make myself such a life,

though like ancient recluse paths, mine
bring longing for the footsteps of friends:

how could I forget them in this exquisite
adoration kindred spirits alone can share?

--Hsien Ling-Yun
(385 to 433)
translated by David Hinton
General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on October 25, 2017, 02:52:25 PM »
The Negro Speaks of Rivers

I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I’ve known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

--Langston Hughes
General JFC / Re: Poetry Almanac
« Last post by Sven2 on October 14, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »
Shine, Perishing Republic

While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening
to empire
And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the
mass hardens,
I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots
to make earth.
Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances, ripeness and deca-
dence; and home to the mother.

You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stub-
bornly long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.
But for my children, I would have them keep their distance from the thick-
ening center; corruption
Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie at the monster's feet there
are left the mountains.
And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant,
insufferable master.
There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught--they say--
God, when he walked on earth.

--Robinson Jeffers
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