Monday, December 28, 2009
I need to clarify something.
If you want the download information for HFWC ... I NEED you to follow the instructions I gave out from the very beginning. They aren't complicated instructions, either, so I'm not sure why people are having such a hard time with it.
Send me an e-mail - to my G-Mail account. The e-mail MUST have "How Far We've Come" in the subject line. Not "hi" or "Clois" or "download" or anything silly like that ... I get a lot of e-mail, so if the subject line is not clear I will probably overlook it.
I need the e-mail to contain FOUR KEY pieces of information: your name, your e-mail address, your online username/nickname and the social networking site I would know you from (i.e. YouTube, DI, Twitter, etc.).
I also would appreciate you acknowledging the agreement that you will not share the links or passwords for the file with anyone else. As you all know by now, that was my only main request before I agreed to make this available for download.
I've been pretty lenient so far but that stops now. From this point on I will ONLY respond to e-mails that follow the above instructions.
If you have questions, that's fine ... let me know. Just be sure to put "How Far We've Come" in the subject line.
I already have reasons to suspect that people have been untrustworthy, which upsets me beyond belief. I'm very close to deleting the links and the project completely, in fact. I thought I could trust everyone but apparently that is not the case. :(
At any rate ... just want to make it clear from this point forward that I NEED that information from you if I'm going to send you the links and passwords.
It isn't much of me to ask, considering the size of this project and the countless hours of work I'VE put into it.
It takes about one minute for you to write an e-mail with those FOUR basic pieces of information, it shouldn't be that hard.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Round THREE of download e-mails has been sent. This one I was able to send from my G-mail account because there were only 6 recipients. If you believe you should have gotten the e-mail and you did not, check your SPAM folder and if it is not there please e-mail me.
Also, I notice that some people are using my AOL account to contact me. It is understandable since I have sent you guys a few e-mails from there because of G-Mail's strict spam-rules. But I need to make it clear that I DO NOT use that AOL account regularly. On average I sign into it maybe once per month. So you will not get a fast reply if you try to reach me that way. You MUST e-mail me at my G-mail account if you want to get a reply!
I have been very ill for the past week so I may not be sending out another round of e-mails for a little while. So far everyone who has contacted me, as of this moment, should be taken care of. Just wanted to let the rest of you know that if there is a delay in the next round of e-mails it isn't because I'm ignoring you. It's because I'm not feeling well enough to do the work. Hope you understand. Rest assured that everyone who e-mails me with the information requested WILL get the links & passwords!
Thanks again, everyone, for your support and trust. Hope those of you who have downloaded the video so far are enjoying it!
Until next time ...
Take care! :)
Friday, December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas, Clois Fans!!
The SECOND ROUND of e-mails has been sent out to people who got their request in after I mailed out the first round on Dec. 23rd!
Again, I had to send the e-mails from my AOL account ...
Be sure to check your SPAM folders if you don't see it in your INBOX. If you believe you should have gotten an e-mail and it is not in your SPAM folder, send me an e-mail at supergem3[at]gmail.com and I'll get back to you ASAP.
IMPORTANT!... the MEGAUPLOAD link in the FIRST ROUND of e-mails for Part Six was INCORRECT. A few of you have contacted me about this and I have replied to those e-mails, but to those who haven't had a chance to download yet E-MAIL ME FOR THE CORRECT LINK if you need it. Or just use Rapidshare.
THANK YOU to Vi, who was the first person to alert me to the problem! :)
The Rapidshare link for Part Six WAS correct, so people have been able to successfully download the full video file using that link.
As far as I know, there are no other technical issues with the links or the video. If you do run across any problems, though, please let me know!
As you all know, the video file is password protected and you can't get the video without the other 11 parts ... which is why I have no issue with posting this ONE link here. Anyone who doesn't have the other links or the passwords won't be able to do anything with this link anyway. ;)
A reminder ... there are TWO PASSWORDS. One to open the Word document, and one to unzip the video file. The password you need to unzip the video file is INCLUDED in the Word document - in the last paragraph.
Do NOT share the passwords with other fans. If I learn that these passwords have been leaked I'll delete the links, the project and future fans will lose out. I am monitoring the downloads so if there is any unusual activity, I WILL know.
Thanks again everyone, as I get more requests in I will be sending out the information every few days or so until interest tapers off.
Happy Holidays!! :)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I hope you are all doing well! I'm very excited to share this Clois project with you ... and I hope you will enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
All the information you need to download the FULL 5 hour version of "How Far We've Come" has now been sent to your e-mail in-boxes!
I had to send the message from my AOL account, so please be sure to check your SPAM folder in case it was put there by accident.
If you think you should have gotten an e-mail but haven't received it by tonight ... and it is NOT in your SPAM folder ... send me an e-mail and I'll try to correct the problem for you ASAP!
Open the Word document that is attached to the e-mail. The password you need to open the Word file is included in the e-mail.
The Word documents contains links for all 12 of the .rar files. The Rapidshare and Megaupload links are interchangeable so you can use whichever works best for you.
The Word document also contains the password you will need to extract the file once you have all 12 downloaded. Please note that this is NOT the same password that opens the Word file.
Remember, you will need to use a program such as WinRAR to unzip them.
If you have any questions or trouble, please don't hesitate to contact me.
As I've mentioned before, all I ask in return for this is that you DO NOT SHARE the links or passwords with anyone else. If anyone you know wants the download info please just give them my contact information and I will be more than happy to send it to them.
Thanks again for your support and interest, and most importantly thank you for your trust! Hope those of you who celebrate have a fantastic holiday, and I wish the best for all of you in the New Year!
Genine (AKA SuperGEM)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The links are READY!! How Far We've Come WILL be ready before Christmas, as promised! :)
I have uploaded the ENTIRE project to both Rapidshare and Megaupload. Figured it was best to have the backup links NOW instead of waiting until someone writes begging me for an alternative. I hope it will be good enough to use those two sites.
My only trouble right now is with the e-mail situation. Google believes I am SPAMMING you by sending the messages from my g-mail account, so I had to resort to sending the TEST e-mail from my AOL account - firstname.lastname@example.org - which I NEVER USE. Even worse is that several people had that e-mail end up in their SPAM FOLDERS. So I'm trying to figure out a good solution.
At the moment I have created a Google "Group" for the project. E-mails will ONLY be sent by me as it is moderated and restricted, so you don't have to worry about spam or unwanted e-mails coming from the group. In fact, I will probably disable the group after the project is distributed anyway. So you should either have an invite or a notification that you have been added to this Group. If worst comes to worst I will be converting the links into a Word document and uploading it as a protected file - with a PASSWORD - to the group.
The group is here ... you have to be invited to join, though, so if you haven't been added or received an invite yet let me know ASAP!
Either way, I am determined to get this out to you all within the next 24 hours ... thank you for your continued patience and I hope you will feel the wait has been worth it!
As always, keep watching here for updates and if you are interested and haven't already done so - please send me an e-mail or you won't be getting the links! ;)
Getting closer to releasing the links for the FULL DOWNLOAD VERSION of "How Far We've Come!"
Remember, you HAVE to E-MAIL me at supergem3[at]gmail.com in order to get the links. I know I keep repeating myself, but this is the internet LOL. People don't do subtle online. ;) If you WANT to get the DOWNLOAD, you will have to go through me to get it. Which I figure is only fair since I'm the one who has spent literally dozens of hours on this project in the first place.
In the meantime, here is a little PROMO VIDEO to get the blood pumping for ya. Nothing much, just something I did to help spread the word even more that the download is going to be made available.
How Far We've Come FULL PROMO (YouTube Video)
The download links are already in place, I'm just waiting until I have a few more people so I can send one mass e-mail to everyone.
It WILL be e-mailed BEFORE Christmas. In fact, I think I'm going to plan on sending the e-mail either on the 23rd or the 24th, depending. Either way, those of you who ASK shall RECEIVE the download in your e-mail inbox in time for the Christmas holiday on Friday. How's that for a Christmas gift? ;)
The download will be via Rapidshare ... if anyone has a big problem with that let me know now and I'll try to have an alternate in place ahead of time.
Hope everyone is having a festive and fun week and that you will enjoy and appreciate the project once it is complete. Thanks again for all the support, it's the main reason I'm doing this for you all - as a big THANK YOU for your kindness over the years!
The links are almost ready!
Just a reminder! If you want the download info for "How Far We've Come," you MUST e-mail me at supergem3[at]gmail.com with "How Far We've Come" in the subject line. I need your e-mail address, your nickname and where I know you from. Thanks!
With any luck the entire thing will be uploaded and e-mailed to those who want it before Christmas.
There are 12 .rar files, 200 mb each ... it's over 2GB altogether. Large file, I know, but that's too be expected considering it's over 5 hours long. That's also why it is taking so long for me to upload! Hope it will be worth it though.
Just want to stress again that I will NOT be making the download links PUBLIC, and hopefully no one else will either because if I find out they have gone public I'll delete the files and that will be it. Don't anticipate that happening but that's why I want to e-mail the links instead of just posting them all over the place. Hopefully everyone understands WHY I'm doing it that way.
So please do let me know if you're interested. I've got less than 10 people so far but that's OK ... it's better than only 1 or 2. At least I know I didn't put dozens of hours into it for just 1 or 2 people to enjoy LOL! ;)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Clois fans!! It's time! I finally finished the final version of "How Far We've Come!" Yep, that's right. Everything from Crusade to Pandora, all in one big and glorious video. It's almost like a beautiful, epic 5 hour movie all about our favorite couple! I actually added a few MORE clips to it as well, so it's a little bit bigger than originally thought. It started out at 4 hours long, now it is over 5 ... 5 hours and 11 minutes, to be precise!
So here is my big question ...
Is anyone interested in a downloadable version of it? I'm rendering the file now and I'm trying to see how much I can compress it. May end up having to make it into zip files, not sure. Either way, it will be huge ... over 1GB, unless I can manage to convert it and get it down to a smaller size somehow (if anyone has good suggestions for this please let me know).
I am very willing to make this available to my fellow Clois fans, because YOU are the reason why I started this project to begin with. It kills me that I can't share the entire thing on YouTube.
I won't bother spending more hours uploading it unless people really want it, though. So if you are interested, PLEASE let me know! Think of it as my Christmas present to you all. ;)
I don't plan to post the link publicly because I don't want someone snagging it and trying to take credit for it somewhere down the line. Of course I don't expect anyone HERE to do that, I hope that's a given ... but there are always lurkers and it is THOSE people I worry about. I have literally put dozens and dozens of hours into this ... and with all the despicable video theft that has been occurring in the online community lately, I really don't want my hard work to be stolen. I'm sure you all understand.
In short - if you want a download link - please send me your e-mail address. You can e-mail me at supergem3[at]gmail.com (replace [at] with @) or DM me on Twitter if we're friends (I'm EquusFemina). Please be sure to put "How Far We've Come" in the subject line so I don't overlook or accidentally delete your message. Include your name, online nickname (if applicable, so I recognize you) and your e-mail address. I'll make a list and I'll get the link out to you all via e-mail once I have it uploaded!
I'd appreciate it if, once I do this, you guys don't share the links amongst yourselves, or post the link somewhere for anyone to find on the net. If I find out that the link has been distributed to people I don't know I'll just delete the link and then, unfortunately, everyone will lose. Sorry for being anal about it, but like I said ... and as I'm sure most of you are aware ... a lot of video theft has occurred and this is the one project I REALLY don't want to have stolen by some random person.
As for my "At the Beginning" Music Video that YouTube won't allow, I'm working on finishing that as well. Some of you may have noticed the preview clip from it that I uploaded last week, and if you have you know that it is blocked by YouTube. So it will also be a downloadable file. I'll post more here about it once it's complete.
Thanks again for the support, feedback and everything! I hope many of you will contact me soon about the download link, and I REALLY hope you'll enjoy the finished project once you get a chance to see it. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to all! :)