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In Honor of the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST New Live Movie Release

This weekend the new LIVE ACTION version of Beauty and the Beast is being released with Emma Watson in the lead role.  In honor of that release, I'm posting this story link that JackOfSpikes wrote a long time ago called Beauty and the Beast - Spuffy Style ( http://www.forbiddenkisses.com/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=1 )

 

If you haven't read it before, enjoy finding it for the first time.  If you've read it before, I welcome you to read it again.  Have fun everyone!

 

~*~Tasha~*~



Hi All, especially you Tasha, I've gone through a couple of rough years and have finally decided to try writing again , But I need to talk things over with Tasha first. I need to tell you all that your continued support has been amazing, and aided in more ways than you can know. I thank you and Love you, please never believe that your kind words have not been heard. They have.

with love,

Jack

- -AdminTasha on March 16 2017 - 03:31AM []
10 Years Ago & Domain Name Status

Hello everyone ...

I can't believe that it's been 10 years since I purchased this domain name and built the site for JackOfSpikes.  I know that we've all enjoyed reading her stories over the years and continue to reread them.  I know I reread them all the time.  They are great reads, and it helps to tickle my muse a bit at times too.

I can see that people are still posting in the chat box off and on.  I'm glad for that.  I just renewed the domain name for one more year.  I've paid for it every year because I wanted people to have a place to find Jack's stories.  Money is getting tighter and tighter each year.  So, I am not sure how much longer I can keep paying for this site, frozenbloodsicles.com (AriellDawn's site), and crimsonregret.com (BloodyTearsOfLife's site).  As it is, this year I had to forgo paying for private registration.

I will keep doing my best to keep paying as long as I know people are still reading her stories.  There might come a day when I have to move everything to a different domain (one where I'd archive everything from all three sites) to condense things.  We'll see.

Thanks for your support for JackOfSpikes over the years.  I know I appreciate it, and I'm sure she does too.

 

~*~Tasha~*~



- -AdminTasha on June 22 2016 - 05:00PM []
Site/Domain Name Renewed For Another Year

I just paid up the domain name with private registration for another year.  So, we are guaranteed at least one more year to read Jack's wonderful stories from the past.  I really hate seeing all of the different sites disappearing.  So, I am trying to do my part to keep this one paid up.  {Smiles}

 

Thank you to everyone that has supported Jack's stories in the past.  I know it is always great when new readers find the site, but it is truly awesome when old readers come back and check out the stories again.  I know I've reread Jack's stories dozens of times.  She's that good.  Great ideas!

 

Have a great year everyone, and please continue to support Jack by reading and reviewing her stories.  Hopefully her muse will nibble on her ear with new ideas.

 

~*~Tasha~*~

 

 



- -AdminTasha on June 25 2015 - 08:15AM []
Thank you for your continued support

Although nothing new has been posted in a while, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Jack's stories. 

 

I have still been paying for the hosting every year because I don't want people to lose the wonderful work that JackOfSpike's gave us for years.  I will continue to pay for this site's hosting and domain name for as many years as possible.

 

I reread her stories quite frequently, and I'm sure many of you do too.  Please drop us a line in the chat box (or leave a review) to let us know that you do still enjoy rereading these stories.

 

~*~Tasha~*~

 



Just so you know Tasha, I love you too! Jack:)


- -AdminTasha on February 18 2014 - 09:50PM []
Happy Birthday Jack and Welcome Back!

A Happy Birthday to the Wonderful Jack!  Her birthday is officially the 15th, which it is already for her where she lives.  For those of us in the Eastern time zone it is in just a few minutes.

We are thrilled to have you back, and I wish you the best of lucky and joy for the coming year.

Happy Birthday!!

 ~*~Tasha~*~



- -AdminTasha on August 14 2011 - 10:51PM []
You are now on the new site

If you are seeing this news message, then everything went well for the move.  You are now viewing the new site.  Although right now, everything should be the same ... hopefully there will be more updates in the future.

~*~Tasha~*~



- -AdminTasha on February 05 2010 - 12:57AM []
Site DownTime and Progress

I know that I said before that I was going to be moving this domain to another hosting company.  Unfortunately I hadn't moved it yet.  Part of that reason was that I was afraid that it would get screwed up.  So, I have been reluctant to move it.

Well now, I am definitely moving it.  I have tested a bunch of different things and all seems well with the new hosting company.  So, let's cross our fingers.  

Worst case scenario would be that I'd just point everything back to where we were before.  I'm not deleting any files ... just changing where the domain name points to, which should be a duplicate set of files at a new hosting company.

If anyone experiences a problem posting your reviews, entering the site with your ID, reading stories, broken links, etc please let me know right away on the chat box above.  I'll try to check it every day for the next couple months to be sure all is well.

~*~Tasha~*~



- -AdminTasha on February 04 2010 - 11:58PM []
Update
OK, as I said on the tag, the newest chap of SC is nearly finished and I am hoping and praying the Tasha will beta it for me. I thought to tied you over I would add a couple of stories (WIP) that I have started...be warned  - these stories have not yet been beta'd so lack of grammer is all on me! Hugs.

- -Jackofspikes on September 26 2009 - 09:44AM []
Sorry
I would like to apologise to you all for my disappearing act...it was unintentional. We had a storm and it blew up my hard drive...it's taken me this long to replace my well loved computer. I hope to get back on track soon and deliver the next long awaited chapter of SC....please, please please forgive me for taking so long...I truly hope that I am NEVER away so long again....'cause withdrawal sucks big time!

- -Jackofspikes on July 11 2008 - 04:25AM []
Congratulations Jack - Spark and Burn Awards Round 4

Congratulations to Jack who won two awards at the Spark and Burn Awards (Round4) site.  Her story Second Chance won the Reader's Choice award for the Crossover category.  She also won runner up in the Best WIP category.

We all know how wonderful Jack's stories are, but it is really nice to see others recognize that as well.  A big thank you to everyone that voted for Second Chance.

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on May 16 2008 - 12:07AM []
Anonymous Reviews - Turned Off

Hello Everyone,

Because of some evil person or spambot, I have had to turn off anonymous reviews on this site.  There were close to 300 spam reviews for one of the stories here.  It took me a considerable amount of time to delete them all. 

Although the reviews no longer show up in text, for some reason the review count of that story was still that high when I checked it afterwards. I do not know if this will correct itself later or not.  It's pretty obvious when only a handful of reviews show for Cinderfella and Goldilocks but the count is listed in the mid 200's.  I am hoping this will right itself.  At least I know that the reviews are deleted.

Jack enjoys hearing from every reader that wants to take the time to leave a review.  Even after turning off the anonymous challenges link (again because of spam), we had hoped to keep the reviews open.  Unfortunately we can't do that now.  I don't have a half hour to hour every day to delete spam from the site.

Please don't let this stop you from reviewing.  It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the site.  It's well worth it.  You can even add stories to your favorites to get an email note when they are updated.  We hope that you all will be understanding of the situation.

Sincerely,

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on May 11 2008 - 01:56AM []
New Story Category Added!

With the arrival of Jack and Mary's "The Order of the Light", a new category has been created on the site called Crossovers. Order of the Light is a crossover between the Buffyverse and the movie Van Helsing. If you haven't had a chance to start reading it yet, I encourage you to do so. It's very good, and it has at least 9 chapters written already (I know that because I'm beta'ing this story for them). It is being written in response to the Fang Fetish Awards Round 8 Challenge Story.

~*~Tasha~*~



- -AdminTasha on December 19 2007 - 11:05AM []
Updates

Okay, here's the plan - Trust has two more chaps and I've half completed the next one, but it's a tough one so it's coming slowly...sorry. SSS has at the very least ten more chaps and although they come fast when I write them, finding the time at the moment is a tad difficult. SC has a long way to go, so it's gonna be another long one.

I'll focus on Trust and SSS first, while at the same time keep updating SC, then when I've finished Trust and SSS I'll start on the sequels, but I have to warn you all now - my bunnies are multipying and I will probably get distracted by new ideas and will most likely add new stories as well.

On top of this I also have numerous joint projects in the works, so please don't think I'm not writing, it's just that some of this stuff has yet to be posted.

On top of that I have RL and an incrediable son who is always going to be my first priority.

I hate keeping you guys waiting and your continuous support means the world to me. I thank you for your patience and promise to update as soon as humanly possible.

Hugs,

Jack



- -Jackofspikes on September 11 2007 - 07:32AM []
Sorry about this

Hi guys, I'm really sorry to say this but my son has just returned from a visit to his biological father and apparently I'm still being stalked. Given this information I ask that any details on my personal life, including my recent illness be no longer discussed. IM or email me for news, but please don't mention anything personal on the tag.

Thank you,

Jack



- -Jackofspikes on July 13 2007 - 07:57PM []
Problems with Links for updates CORRECTED

Hello everyone ... Some of you might have noticed that when you received an update notice from the site that the link would say it wasn't right when you clicked on it.  I fixed the problem.  Now, if you have signed up to receive an update when Jack updates a particular story, you will receive the right link.  I apologize for the error.  I figured out why it was sending an incorrect link, and I fixed it.

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on March 05 2007 - 09:09AM []
CHALLENGES - You must be signed in to submit

Hello everyone.  I found a way to block all of the "SPAM" messages that were being posted on the challenges page.  Thanks to watcher junior for the post (http://efiction.org/forums/index.php?topic=3962.0) that let me know how to modify things.

The only setback with the way to prevent the bad messages is that we can no longer accept anonymous challenges.  If you try to post a challenge without logging in, it will tell you to please log in.

Jack really does want your challenges.  It doesn't take but a few minutes to sign up for this forum to be able to leave a challenge.  Thank you to those people who have already issued a valid challenge.  We look forward to seeing more in the future.

Sincerely,

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on January 17 2007 - 02:09PM []
Challenges Page Update

I have found a way to delete the SPAM challenges in larger groups by going through a process with my database.  It is still a bit of a pain, but at least I don't have to delete every single one individually.

I will still be keeping my eye out for SPAM in the challenges page.  I haven't found a way to modify who can and can't leave a challenge yet.  We wanted it to be open to everyone, but the SPAM really isn't wanted for other things.  I'll keep everyone posted. 



- -AdminTasha on January 16 2007 - 08:47PM []
Someone is SPAMming the Challenges Page

Someone or someone(s) have found a way to place SPAM messages on the Challenges page of this site.  Today I had to individually delete 4 pages worth of entries that were ads for inappropriate things.  I am NOT happy about this in the least. 

If this is something that continues, I will be forced to remove the Challenges page as an option for this site.  I don't want it to come to that, but it takes a LONG time to individually delete, acknowldege the delete, and return to the renewed page for every inappropriate entry that I have to get rid of.

I will attempt to contact the efiction 2.0 forum to see if they can help me either find the loophole that allowed this to happen, a setting to block it from happening again, or the core file where all challenges are listed so I can remove the ones that are wrong, en masse.

I will post another note when I know more.

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on January 16 2007 - 08:17PM []
My Fics
For those of you that are wondering, other than here my fics can be found at Elysian Fields, Just Rewards, Vampire's Kiss, The Spuffy Realm and The Crypt. I'm sorry to all of you that have been looking at BSV and not finding me.

- -Jackofspikes on December 15 2006 - 11:24PM []
CONGRATULATIONS JACK!

Jack won several different awards for When a Slayer Cries and Fixing the Factors at the Seven Seasons Awards (http://community.livejournal.com/seven_seasons/).  Congratulations to you Jack and to your fellow writers on Fixing the Factors.

 

When A Slayer Cries won or was a runner up in 3 different categories (Chipped Hero, Villain, and Something Blue).  Fixing the Factors was a winner or runner up in 3 different categories (Long, Villain, and Showing Some Initiative) as well.  Jack was also awarded a participation award for the submissions to the Season 4 Challenge.

This is awesome Jack, and we salute you.  All new awards and nominations are listed on her awards page.  She has a new nomination for Fixing the Factors at the Spark and Burn Awards Round 1.

 

~*~Tasha~*~ 



- -AdminTasha on November 17 2006 - 03:22AM []
All WIP's and COMPLETED Stories have been uploaded

All of Jack's completed and WIP stories have been uploaded to the new archive here.  I will leave the old ones up for now, but I won't be updating them with the new chapters.  I will just add update notes on the old site to let people know that a story has been updated.

Since the tag board is the same on the old and new areas, anything posted on the tag board will show up in both places.  So, I will try to make sure that notes are left on the tag to let you all know of updates as well. 



- -AdminTasha on October 06 2006 - 07:26PM []
Skin/Layout All Set - Uploading Started

I think that I'm finally happy enough with the layout. I managed to figure out how to get in the tag board, review graphic, and counter still. It took me a few hours again today to go back through and tweak things. Most of the titles (except for the very top of the page) are actually graphics. I had to make those too, as well as the dividing line above and below the tag board.

What does all this mean? Well, I'm happy enough with the layout to start the major portion of the uploading. Until now I only had Beauty and the Beast - Spuffy Style uploaded to test out the pages.

If you happen to find this page before it is released to the public, please feel free to still join and leave your reviews. Reviews are always welcome.

 



- -AdminTasha on October 05 2006 - 06:21PM []
Phase 2 of Testing Today

Instead of getting all of Jack's stories uploaded, Phase 2 of testing was worked on all day October 4th. As you can see it is already well into October 5th, and I'm still going at it. {Chuckles}

The skins, or layouts, that came with the program  were great looking, but they didn't work well for posting the lovely story banners that Karyn (and others) created for Jack's stories. So, I worked today on making one that does.

I still have some things to check and tweak here and there, but hopefully the extra day or two that it is taking me to get this up will be worth it.



- -AdminTasha on October 05 2006 - 03:01AM []
The Testing Phase Has Begun

According to the wishes of the wonderful author JackOfSpikes, her webmistress (me) is looking into using eFiction for maintaining Forbidden Kisses. It will be a lot easier for JackOfSpikes to update her fics herself when she wants to tweak things.

As of October 3rd, 2006 I am in the testing phases of getting this site up and running with the new format. There is a lot more coding to learn and figure out to make it look how I want it to.

As of today, only the 3column skin is completely fool proof. It is the default that you are given for the site as well. I'm currently working on 3column-061003 which is a modified version of the 3column skin. More customizations, images, and skins will be available as I figure out the coding for it all.

I'll start uploading all of Jack's previously written chapters and fics hopefully by the end of the night.



- -AdminTasha on October 03 2006 - 07:58PM []
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