[li]Are you the type of person who has a secret file full of right-clicked graphics just waiting to be dumped into Photo Shop?[/li] [li]Do you have sketchbooks full of concept art to go with your WIP? [/li] [li]Do your readers feel let down if a chapter is updated without graphics? [/li] [li]Is there an iMix named after your fic for all the world to see on iTunes?[/li] [li]Have you gone above and beyond simply writing a trailer and actually made one with music, photos and video clips?[/li] This is a place for all those extras to shine. If you're the type of writer who uses multimedia to help the reader experience the epics inside of your head, let's fess up and admit to all of that extra work that makes our stories more than just words on the page. You might be asking why not split this up and send the art to FanArt and the trailers to FanFilms? Easy, these are the things that we do as writers to promote and expand our stories, why not keep it close to the readers and our fan fiction family? There are a lot writers here who are adding some really excellent "extras" to their work and just as many eager to give it try. This will be a place to share our creations, have fun with the occasional challenge and talk about the audio-visual side of fan fiction. To get the ball rolling, tell us how you incorporate multimedia into your fic. Let's go easy on the images for now, but you can definitely post links. I suppose I'll go first: Hi, my name is oqidaun and when I'm not being an OC Revolutionary, I'm addicted to making cheezy trailers to go with my fan fiction. I started off about six years ago using PowerPoint sideshows to bring together images to set the scenes for my LOTR and Matrix stories. I then moved to webpages with clickable chapter graphics. The rise of MP3s and better audio editing inspired me to have embedded links in my stories to the thematic music--that was in the happy decadent days of the Napster free-for-all. When I became proficient with Windows Movie Maker I started making trailers in addition to keeping up with chapter graphics and soundtracks. Now, I've made the big switch to Apple. Currently, I am learning the ropes on iMovie and I've replaced Photo Shop with Gimp. I lost a lot my stuff this past November when I lost my computer and all of my back-up drives. Unfortunately I was in habit of posting things online for a short period of time and then pulling them off. Bad idea! What's left of the older graphics can be found at [link=http://www.circusfiretragedy.com/imagination_words/neverending_stories.htm]circusfiretragedy.com[/link]. I'm also a YouTube [link=http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=oqidaun]junkie[/link] and here's a link to my current trailer [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2tLkwzW-vo]The Keeper of Secrets: Death is in the Diamond[/link] Anyone else or am I just the only one around here this obsessed?