Magical Girl Stationary!

I made a sketchbook version of the "Dream collect" from the pretty cure franchise, and a push pencil version of the disguise pen from sailor moon! Gotta love magical girls! They have the best stationary! [Author: Kinhime Dragon]
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*.docx Graphics conversion

I have a novel with several embedded illustrations and I am wondering about Calibre's image handling abilities. I have converted my doxc source to epub many times, but only recently have I begun to modify the embedded images in Word (2013) with the image formatting tools in MSWord. Things like image fading, transparency, soft edges. Calibre imports the source document and chhurns out an epub that can't be opened. For instance; FBReader Premium says; "No plugin found to open this document with...
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On Kicking Ass and Using the Right Measuring Stick

Not only is it that time of year again (the one where we reflect on all the things we’ve done, and all the things we hope to do, while simultaneously being bombarded with “new year, new you” messaging, which is all just bullshit trying to get people to buy whatever weight-loss program/tea/diet crap is hip this year) but, it’s also “that time of year” during the actual weirdest year that many of us have ever lived through.  These are strange times. And recently, in talking about These Strange ...
Tags: Crafts, On Kicking Ass, Stories about Telling Stories, These Strange Times, Right Measuring Stick

TFB Review: Salomon Forces Sua Sponte Mark III Boots

Having the proper gear at the range can be the difference between having an enjoyable day out and cutting the day short because you’re so miserable. One thing that has always proved important at the range is high-quality boots. A few months ago I did my write up on the Johnny Combat range boots from […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Salomon Forces Sua Sponte Mark III Boots appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Utah Lawmaker Reintroduces ‘Constitutional Carry’ Legislation

Legislation has been introduced in Utah to allow for “constitutional carry” of concealed sidearms without a permit. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Utah State Rep. Walt Brooks (R-St. George) has once again introduced legislation to allow concealed carry without a permit, and this time he reportedly has a commitment from Gov. Spencer Cox to sign the bill if it hits his desk. Brooks’ House Bill 60 will be on the table when the Utah Legislature convenes Jan. 19. An earlier effort to allo...
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The Auster Secretary is Most Illuminating

Manufacturer Matière Grise specializes in fabricated metal furniture like the slim, clever, and writerly Auster Secretary, presented by Maison & Objet and More. This particular iteration of Auster (named for the author of the dark and daring New York Trilogy) has a sunny aspect—as it combines Pantone’s twin colors of the year, Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. The two make excellent bedfellows: the writing desk has a sedate appearance in the closed position but opens up to reveal...
Tags: Books, New York, Furniture, Desk, Desks, Mom, Maison Objet, Secretary, Auster, Writing Desk, Auster Secretary, Foldaway Desk, Matière Grise

Raise limit for editing multiple posts?

I maintain 5 calibre plugins, all related, so sometimes they get a new version all at once. Right now I have to upload 3, wait an hour or so, then upload the other two. Is it possible to get the limit on multiple post editing relaxed, at least for the Plugins sub-forum under Calibre? Or is there a user status we could request that would give people who actually need it a relaxed limit?
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South Korean SOF Daewoos And NODs

Some photos were posted in a Daewoo gun group on Facebook. They depict Korean SOF soldiers practicing some drills with their Daewoos and NODs. There are some very interesting equipment choices in these photos. The Ultimate Roof Koreans These soldiers appear to be using the Daewoo K1 with collapsing stocks and a red dot. I […] Read More … The post South Korean SOF Daewoos And NODs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Daewoo, Pistols, Rifles, Night Vision, Daewoo K1A, GPNVG

POTD: The MK38 25mm Machine Gun

The U.S. Navy calls their firearms whatever they like, so the MK38 (M242 Bushmaster), chambered in 25x137mm, is a Machine Gun and nothing else. That is the featured image in our Photo Of The Day taken on-board the USS Shiloh in the spring of 2020. Location: the Philippine Sea. The USS Shiloh (CG 67) is a […] Read More … The post POTD: The MK38 25mm Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dies at 59

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. Dickey’s publicist at Penguin Random House, Emily Canders, told The Associated Press that the author died of cancer Sunday in Los Angeles. She did not immediately provide other details beyond listing four daughters among his survivors. Dickey was an aspiring actor and stand-u...
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Background Image w/ Text on Top

I've used InDesign CS6 to layout a print book. (Yes, I know I need to get new with the program, but I've got a lot of space to clear up and am still running Windblows 7) The print version looks great, but I made one vital mistake. I placed an image behind every chapter number. Image attached. I'd like to keep it the same, if at all possible. I know that my version of ID can't handle taking care of this and can only anchor images to text within, above, or below. I'm trying to use Calibre to edi...
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Does the Kindle not recognize some diacritics for exact match in dictionary lookups?

Hi, I've been slowly going through the process of making my Slovak-German dictionary fully functional with the ability to look up words with inflections, and I've recently run into a problem. Slovak is a language with a great deal of diacritical markings, and the Kindle seems like it may treat some differently than others. The dictionary seems to differentiate between normal accent marks and umlauts just fine, such as áéíóú. But when it comes to some of the more unusual diacritics in Slovak, it...
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Rare Sofa by Renzo Zavanella

Rare Sofa by Renzo Zavanella was sold at Phillips for £32,500. ~~~~~ Chairs! gje The post Rare Sofa by Renzo Zavanella appeared first on Chairblog.eu.
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Create Bookshelf on PC

Hello Everybody, I have a Boox Note Air. I want to create bookshelf on the device library in the form of a folder. It is possible to do it on the device but it takes time. Therefore, I want to create folders on the PC and transfer them to device and see it on the device library, is it possible, if yes how?
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This Basketball-Football Mash-Up Is the Table Sport I Didn't Realize I Needed in My Life

Despite America’s apathy for soccer, foosball remains a popular staple of pubs and college dorms across the country. But Hasbro thinks the game has the potential to supplant billiards, air hockey, and even beer pong as America’s most popular tabletop drunken pastimes by combining foosball with basketball to create a…Read more...
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ReAnimus Press new releases [2021] - SFWA Grandmasters and more!

New from ReAnimus Press: STATION IN SPACE by James Gunn https://ReAnimus.com/1648 (available in both ebook and paperback) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L4S9M2J Sign on as mankind conquers the last frontier, the final challenge to human ingenuity. Here is a novel of danger, despair, and pleasure as men and women begin to populate the first... Station in Space. Lots more new books from ReAnimus Press - see the list at www.reanimus.com/new
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This Basketball-Foosball Mash-Up Is the Table Sport I Didn't Realize I Needed in My Life

Despite America’s apathy for soccer, foosball remains a popular staple of pubs and college dorms across the country. But Hasbro thinks the game has the potential to supplant billiards, air hockey, and even beer pong as America’s most popular tabletop drunken pastimes by combining foosball with basketball to create a…Read more...
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Calling All Creedmoor! Federal Grows their Gold Medal Berger Offerings

When it comes to long-range target shooting, and long-distance hunting as well, two of the most popular cartridges on the block are from the Creedmoor family in 6.5 Creedmoor and 6mm Creedmoor. Keeping in step with those trends, Federal Premium has expanded their Gold Medal Berger lineup of ammunition to include more 6.5 Creedmoor and […] Read More … The post Calling All Creedmoor! Federal Grows their Gold Medal Berger Offerings appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Set custom sort order for individual series

Hello all - Is it possible to set custom sort orders for individual series? For instance, I have about 40 series and I view them all in cover grid layout. I'd like to sort some series by Title, some by Date, and others by Published. Currently, if I want to change the sorting order for a series, I click on the "AZ Sort" button and select my sort but then the other series I select defaults to my previous sort selection. I am wondering if there is a way to save a sort order for a particular seri...
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Barnes and Noble gift cards

I got a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas. Does anyone know if a way to convert it to an Amazon or Kobo gift card?
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‘Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi’ Review: An Intriguing and Ambitious Start to a New Era

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning. Written by Charles Soule, the new novel Star Wars: The High Republic –  Light of the Jedi kicks off the entire transmedia experience known as The High Republic. Set a couple of hundred years before the events of The Phantom Menace, the entire High Republic era is designed to give us a view of a more frontier-like galaxy, and of Jedi who are at the h...
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SLx MD-20 Budget-Friendly Micro Red Dot from Primary Arms

Primary Arms has just announced the release of their latest offering to the optics community – the SLx MD-20 Micro Red Dot sight. The SLx MD-20 aims to be one of the mmost budget-friendly red dot sights on the market and boasts some incredible features and specifications. SLx MD-20 Budget-Friendly Micro Red Dot from Primary […] Read More … The post SLx MD-20 Budget-Friendly Micro Red Dot from Primary Arms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Be Prepared For a Real-Life Jurassic Park Escape With Nerf's New Line of Dino Blasters

There’s a real simple formula for selling to kids: grab any toy imaginable, combine it with A-list dinosaurs, and you’ve got an instant hint. Nerf has finally done the math and thundering out this spring is its new DinoSquad line of dart and water blasters, which are just about the best honor an extinct species could…Read more...
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I see that another indie author, this time Marc Alan Edelheit, author of the Stiger books, has gone the Patron route. He's taking a somewhat different approach than Glynn Stewart did. He's basically giving access to the author and various goodies rather than pre-release copies of the eBook. I signed up as a patreon for both. For me, the point isn't to get goodies, it's to make it so my favorite writers can keep putting out books for me to read. As far as I can tell, the whole point of goi...
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It is Easy to Steal an Election, but Impossible to Hide the Theft

It is Easy to Steal an Election, but Impossible to Hide the Theft, iStock-1154438278 U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Suppose you want to insert fraudulent votes so your favorite candidate wins an election. You can overcount your candidate’s votes. You can delete your opponent’s votes. You can shift votes from your opponent to your candidate. Each of these acts leaves a telltale mark. The fraudsters thought they were safe because we wouldn’t look. They thought the election was over when the mainstrea...
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How to Wear a Tank Top With Style and Class

When you are surfing the Internet looking at lists of essential women’s clothing items, it will be difficult to find one that does not include the reliable and trusty tank top. Tank tops are an incredibly versatile piece of clothing that can be used as the centerpiece of … The post How to Wear a Tank Top With Style and Class appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
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Cutting Edge CuRx Monolithic .22LR Bullets

At the beginning of the past year, we reported about the prototype machined copper .22LR bullets that were being developed by Cutting Edge Bullets. Fast forward a year and the company has just released the first product in their new line of machined .22LR bullets dubbed CuRx. Let’s take a closer look. This first member […] Read More … The post Cutting Edge CuRx Monolithic .22LR Bullets appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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2020 Strikes From Beyond the Grave

It was a lot easier to hoard ammunition when I didn't shoot as much. 2020 was a slow year, and I still burned up a little over six thousand rounds of my own 9x19mm, not counting the couple of times I was lucky enough to get a class with Other People's Ammunition. These days it's a situation of "Beggars Can't Be Choosers" and so my favorite brand of range ammo has been whatever's in stock. For test guns, I only shoot factory ammo for a number of reasons. If I pull components out of storage and...
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New York: Citizen Body Armor BAN Proposal to Start Off 2021

AR500 Valkyrie Body Armor, img ar500 Instagram New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- A new bill introduced to outlaw body armor in New York would make it illegal for civilians to purchase body armor and could find them guilty even if they have owned body armor for years. If the bill is passed, body armor owners would be required to turn in their life-saving gear at law enforcement agencies such as local or state police, FBI, or DEA. Failing to surrender their “body vests” within 15 days of the effect...
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Gun Deals: Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD 9mm Just $426.49 FREE S&H CODE

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD 9mm No Safety Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman’s Guide has a sale going on the Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD 9mm handgun for just $426.49 after coupon code “GUNSNGEAR” at check out and with FREE shipping . Compare that price to the $450.00 most everywhere online, if you can still find it, so this is a great buy on...
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