The SDS Challenge — Second Lust Voting Reminder

The writers may be lusting after votes but they ain’t getting many.

If you want to know more about the SDS challenge, THIS Post <<link explains it.

If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins stories for Sin No. 1, Lust, and then vote, your gateway is THIS POST <<link. There, you’ll find links to each of the three stories and a poll for you to vote after you finish them (if you be so moved).

The voting still isn’t what I would call impressive. So far, 9 votes have been cast. That’s out of 60 views (27 views since the last reminder).

There’s a little over a month left before voting closes. Just saying. I mean, it sounds like a long time, but trust me on this, it goes by quick.

I procrastinate in writing, so I can’t complain much about people who procrastinate in reading.

But, let me post some Note 20 Ultra photos that have been processed in Snapseed. It won’t generate any additional reading of the stories, but it fosters goodwill and peace of mind (or so one hopes).

These have been resized for the blog using Pixlr. The original size versions are in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery.

By the way, I’m still using the block editor . . . and let me give you another hint about using the beast:

If you’re inserting a photo or a gallery and you want to change some parameters after you’ve inserted the item, do yourself a favor instead; hit yourself in the head with a 2×4 … OR … delete the item and re-insert it with the settings you want. I speak from experience here; trying to modify a block after it’s been set is just wasting what little bit of life you have left. Delete it, and recreate it with the settings you want.

Warning: the Block Editor is still a pain to work with and can cause stress levels to spikes. Use with caution. Avoid if possible.

I haven’t played with some of the Topaz Plugins for a while (Textures, Glow, and Impressions) so here’s me having tried them out as part of putting Guido Jr. through its paces (it performed marvelously). These are also in the SmugMug gallery with the originals, but they are the same size as presented here. 

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