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blobcat(they/them)
Time ago

Community Update - Waterfall 1.1

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Waterfall 1.1

The site's first update since being open sourced! Much of this update is from community contributors, so a special shoutout to @blobcat for doing a lot of the legwork! Patch notes are as follows:

DEFECT FIXES:

  • Fixed an issue preventing account deletion
  • Logout option has been re-added
  • Two-factor authentication is available again
  • Fixed a security issue with tag searching on blogs

DEVELOPERS:

  • Sentry is now optional in development environments
  • Set-up documentation improved
  • Improved Raven Comments

Waterfall 1.2 will follow soon with additional fixes and improvements, and then it's on to designing 2.0.

For any features or requests, please use the GitHub, and feel free to try your hand at implementing something too!


Community Update - Waterfall is now Open Source!

staff

It's been a long time coming, and I finally stopped procrastinating.

Waterfall is now Open Source.

What is Open Source?

Open Source means that the full source code of the site is available. The idea behind Open Source is that anyone can inspect, modify, and commit their changes to improve the project. Think of the saying "two heads are better than one" - while I'm certainly not a bad coder, I'm not an expert either. Someone will, undoubtedly, look at the code and find something I did wrong. With Open Source, they can just fix it, and let me know about it - and then bam! Waterfall just got improved. Except instead of two heads, it's the entire planet able to help if they feel like it.

Why make Waterfall open source?

I've made a few posts on my personal blog about how I hate the current trend of the Internet - that trend being "there's like seven sites". I miss the old days where people could set up their own forums and stuff. phpBB exists for those, and Mastodon exists for Twitters, but there's not really been a good Tumblr thing you could spin up yourself. Then I realised I made Waterfall and oh shit, I can just publish my code so people can do that.

It also means people can verify statements on things like "the site doesn't track you", etc etc. It also opens up the floor to others to contribute and improve the site in ways I couldn't do on my own. Additionally, more people working on it means I have more time to work on other things, so it benefits me too.

Waterfall is still Waterfall - but this way it survives forever, and, if we're lucky, might get a little of the old Internet back, where niche sites can carve out their own little corner instead of there being just Reddit and Twitter.

This also means anyone can run their own little version of the site. I'm nicknaming them cascades. In theory, anyone can run their own little private version of Waterfall. In reality, you'll probably need some technical chops about you - it's not an easy thing to run, and needs some beefy stuff and knowledge behind the scenes. The preferred option is you help improve Waterfall proper to make it better for everyone, but if - for example - you want to run a private little thing for you and your friends to roleplay as your D&D characters, that's a perfect use for it. Larger scale stuff is not recommended though - Waterfall got expensive pretty fast as people started joining. This site is still the "canonical" instance, and as stuff gets pushed to the repo, the site will be updated with all the new features.

The code is licensed under the Affero General Public License, which means if you run a private instance, any modifications you make to the code must be made publicly available. You're also not allowed to pretend you made it, change or remove the license, and you have to list any changes you made too.

How can I contribute?

Check the repo! In particular, CONTRIBUTING.md contains some stuff to get you started. There's now also a developer channel in the Discord. I look forward to working with you all! Developers who consistently contribute good code might get a little cash every now and then as thanks, given the Patreon is still a thing. Don't worry if you're not a coder - feature suggestions, bug hunting, and helping write documentation are all good ways to contribute too. If you do want to take a crack at it though, check the issues - some are specifically marked as good options for beginners.

What can I contribute?

Check the issues and see what needs doing. At the moment, the code is in a transition period of "this is just Thell and has caffeine dependency", moving towards "this is a serious open source project now". The code is a mess and very much reflects that only one person was maintaining it, so commenting code, cleaning it up a little, and writing more tests are all things that need doing and are things I'll be working on over the next few days.

If you have good ideas for features - go ahead and implement them! Throw in a PR, and it'll be merged in and added to the site after being reviewed.

After that - Waterfall 2.0 is going to be a thing, designed from the ground up (while maintaining backwards compatibility, of course), designed from the beginning with this open source, self-hosting stuff in mind. Feel free to join the Discord to get in on the design stage of that.

As always, join the Discord to discuss!

foreverdawning

quick!! somebody make an app!



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intrepid-inkweaver(Any Pronouns)
Time ago

Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panic

How superstition collided with public health concerns to create a modern monster


Sakura Endo by Minori Nakada for OVE Magazine — July 2018


foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

Twilight

Will I ever shut up about Twilight? Unlikely.


jadeskywalker

Despite everything that happened within this decade.

I still think Luke Skywalker is terrific. He is still the symbol of hope and optimism to me. Always.

Is Luke Skywalker Terrific?

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foreverdawning
angelicaphelion(they/them, en/end)
Time ago


"Got any hobbies or special talents?"

"... I mean regular ones."


foreverdawning
thellere(he/him)
Time ago
thellere

Open sourcing the site was a breath of fresh air and I definitely needed to do that

Anyway now it's open I can do DEV STREAMS and subject you all to the ordeal of watching me hesitate for 30 seconds before sighing in defeat

Also I'm gonna start doing some more advanced projects just because I... have the time now lmao

I'm gonna make my own SQL engine for fun and learning


Twilight Fan-Zine for Charity (EDITED: 5/20/21)

foreverdawning

Hello everyone! I am one of the co-runners of the Twilight Move to Higher Ground Fanzine. We've been working for months and the zine is going to be released this February 12th. Here is the post we made about it on our official tumblr page here.

How it works: You will donate an amount of your choosing $3 or more and send proof of your donation to the official fanzine page or to our email (found on the tumblr page).

I will be reposting the message made on the official page below.

After months of planning and organizing, the Higher Ground Twilight fanzine is finally ready! This is a 26 page mini digital zine full of artworks from Twilight fans. Including paintings, fanfiction, and even a printable coloring page!We are really excited to finally get to present this zine to the public! All proceeds will be going directly to the Move to Higher Ground project, an initiative which seeks to secure the future of the Quileute tribe by moving their at-risk community out of a dangerous flood zone to safe ground.

We recognize that the Twilight series has many issues with depicting the Quileute people in a racist manner, and we do not condone these depictions. We believe it is only fair that us Twilight fans take a moment to give to the people who were hurt by this series. Alongside the proceeds going to the Quileute people, we are providing a list of anti-racism resources for self education on the subject in the zine itself. This page will also be released free to the public so if you can’t afford to donate you can still have access to the compiled list of resources to educate yourself.

Now for the big question: How to buy!

It’s pretty simple make a donation of at least $3 to https://mthg.org/ and keep some form of record of your donation. This can be a screenshot or an emailed receipt to forward or however else you can prove you donated! Then send this proof to our tumblr, our Twitter (@ZineTwilight), or our email (twilightmthgzine@gmail.com) and we will send you the pdf file!

We also have an option to send it as a gift! (With anonymous gifting available) just simply send proof of donation and contact info of who you want to send it to! It would make a perfect valentines gift for any Twilight fan!

The official release date is Feb 12th and we will start sending copies that day! However you can start putting your orders in now!

Even if you are not interested in the Zine itself we still encourage you to donate to mthg.org as it is an extremely important project that deserves your help.

Thank you so much,

Higher Ground: A Twilight Charity Zine staff

Edited 5/20/21: We are no longer accepting donations. Enjoy the zine here and continue donating to MTHG.



foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

Twilight Fan-Zine for Charity (EDITED: 5/20/21)

Hello everyone! I am one of the co-runners of the Twilight Move to Higher Ground Fanzine. We've been working for months and the zine is going to be released this February 12th. Here is the post we made about it on our official tumblr page here.

How it works: You will donate an amount of your choosing $3 or more and send proof of your donation to the official fanzine page or to our email (found on the tumblr page).

I will be reposting the message made on the official page below.

After months of planning and organizing, the Higher Ground Twilight fanzine is finally ready! This is a 26 page mini digital zine full of artworks from Twilight fans. Including paintings, fanfiction, and even a printable coloring page!We are really excited to finally get to present this zine to the public! All proceeds will be going directly to the Move to Higher Ground project, an initiative which seeks to secure the future of the Quileute tribe by moving their at-risk community out of a dangerous flood zone to safe ground.

We recognize that the Twilight series has many issues with depicting the Quileute people in a racist manner, and we do not condone these depictions. We believe it is only fair that us Twilight fans take a moment to give to the people who were hurt by this series. Alongside the proceeds going to the Quileute people, we are providing a list of anti-racism resources for self education on the subject in the zine itself. This page will also be released free to the public so if you can’t afford to donate you can still have access to the compiled list of resources to educate yourself.

Now for the big question: How to buy!

It’s pretty simple make a donation of at least $3 to https://mthg.org/ and keep some form of record of your donation. This can be a screenshot or an emailed receipt to forward or however else you can prove you donated! Then send this proof to our tumblr, our Twitter (@ZineTwilight), or our email (twilightmthgzine@gmail.com) and we will send you the pdf file!

We also have an option to send it as a gift! (With anonymous gifting available) just simply send proof of donation and contact info of who you want to send it to! It would make a perfect valentines gift for any Twilight fan!

The official release date is Feb 12th and we will start sending copies that day! However you can start putting your orders in now!

Even if you are not interested in the Zine itself we still encourage you to donate to mthg.org as it is an extremely important project that deserves your help.

Thank you so much,

Higher Ground: A Twilight Charity Zine staff

Edited 5/20/21: We are no longer accepting donations. Enjoy the zine here and continue donating to MTHG.



cyanwtf

i've still been toiling away and doing my fanfic thing

cyanwtf

i just want it to be done without writing anything. but the backstory between jacob and bella is so intricate.


foreverdawning

I've been perusing the fic in my spare time. I think it's coming along nicely.



Bella getting over Edward and moving on with her life

“I’d never felt so happy and so off-balance at the same time.”

Source for images (1,2,3,4)

foreverdawning

i very much want to do a continuation of this fanfic



cyanwtf

so far midnight sun is exactly how it was a decade ago. i'm just now getting to the parts that weren't written when it was leaked.

foreverdawning

so this is my blog, that i made when i was locked out of this blog i'm using now. i was so sad when that happened.



foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

GUESS WHAT

i'm back online kachow!


Gucci Cruise, 2019


foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago
An Anonymous user asked:

If I could hug you, I would. <3

Thank you :)



foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

I've taken a step back from Twilight fanfiction (not forever, just haven't been motivated) but I have been writing a lot of Sims fanfic (I know! I'm shocked too)


Ironic Rider - Digital Oil Painting

So, this is a bit of a troll, but for number 22 in this series, I chose Robert Pattinson as Kamen Rider Kiva because he’s played a vampire and he’s also the Batman. LOL With this painting, I’ve officially finished all of the Heisei Riders and the one current Reiwa Rider. Woo! Now onto the rest of the Showa Era Riders!

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Please buy my books!


foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

I've been working on some fanfiction recently and I'm really excited to share that on ao3 and on here!


foreverdawning

anybody else here a twilight fan?

foreverdawning

i truly am shouting into the void



foreverdawning
posted this
Time ago

midnight sun

midnight sun

midnight sun

  1. midnight sun
  • midnight sun

can't believe it's coming this year


mermaid


rivendell

– PAOLO SEBASTIAN Couture Spring/Summer 2020


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