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24 July 2016 @ 04:26 pm
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Hello again.

We promised we'd be back with the BtVS re-watch on fantas_magoria in 2016, and here we are (if rather later than planned).

After a short discussion between your friendly neighbourhood mods, we've decided not to include AtS in our re-watch, except for the crossover episodes, of which there are four in season 1 of AtS and one in season 2. This is in part due to having no clue where to get AtS screencaps, but mostly due to having not enough time to do both shows justice. Sorry if this disappoints anyone.

We aim to post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so see you in a couple of days with the first BtVS season 4 episode, The Freshman.
Bogwitchbogwitch on July 24th, 2016 03:41 pm (UTC)
I can probably make AtS screencaps. Anything you need. (so long as my laptop behaves and let me make them from DVDs).

Edited at 2016-07-24 03:43 pm (UTC)
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 24th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

I think we'll need screencaps for In the Dark, I Will Remember You, Five by Five and Sanctuary in season 1 AtS, because now I think about it, we should probably do both episodes in the Faith arc.

When we get to AtS season 2, we'll just need caps for Darla.
Bogwitchbogwitch on July 25th, 2016 07:32 am (UTC)
I will see what I can do tonight.
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 26th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
I hope you got my email? Don't put yourself out too much.
Trepkostrepkos on July 24th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
See you soon!
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 26th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
Dannachasingdemons on July 24th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 26th, 2016 08:36 am (UTC)
About time, isn't it?
Restfield Placerbfvid on July 25th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
You can find AtS s1 screencaps here: http://screencapped.net/tv/angel/index.php
Season 2 is partially screncapped, too, currently up to episode 4.

Glad to see you back =)
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 26th, 2016 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for that. Believe it or not, I'd forgotten about that site.
Restfield Placerbfvid on July 26th, 2016 08:50 am (UTC)
The only caveat - season 1 looks fine, but in season 2 they messed up aspect ratio, so you have to resize caps to 16:9 yourself (change it to 1024:576 pixels, or any other 16:9 size you prefer).
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 26th, 2016 08:56 am (UTC)
Er...heh! I would, if I had the least idea what that meant.

I daresay we can work it out. It's only one season 2 episode that we'll need anyway.
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 26th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
I would, if I had the least idea what that meant.

Oh good, I'm not the only one - I mean, I understand the concept of aspect ratios but how to fix caps with messed up perspective? Not a clue (Lady Midnight's caps are horrible messed up esp the later seasons.)

Anyhoo I saw rahirah / SU Herald mention that the rewatch is starting up again so yay!
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 27th, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC)

First post is up now.
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 27th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)

I'm irked that Amazon does not offer Buffy in Prime, which means I can't watch the series anymore (unless I renew with Netflix or sign up with Hulu but I really don't have the money to throw around) So I'm going to enjoy it vicariously through y'all. :)
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 28th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC)
I don't think Netflix have it any more either. :(
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 28th, 2016 11:21 pm (UTC)
Restfield Placerbfvid on July 29th, 2016 10:29 am (UTC)
You simply change the size of the image in your image editor, without "constrain proportion' option enabled (or whatever it's called in your program).
With screencaps I usually use bulk resize with Irfan View , it's free image viewer. Here is the tutorial: ofzenandcomputing dot com/batch-resize-images-irfanview
For 16:9 caps (Buffy seasons 4-7, angel seasons 1-5, or 2-5, depending on the source DVDs) destination size should be 1024 x 576.
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 29th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. Though I think my head just exploded.


Does LJ have its own image editor?
Restfield Placerbfvid on July 29th, 2016 02:08 pm (UTC)
LJ, sadly, doesnt. But you can use the aforementioned IrfanView. It has basic editing options, like resizing (the regular resizing, too, not just more complicated batch resizing from the tutorial above). There you open your picture, go to the menu Image -- Resize/Resample, enter desired size (width 1024 height 576 in our case), units: pixels (though it should be already enabled by default), remove checkbox from "preserve aspeck ratio", and click ok. To save the resized image go to File -- Save as, and save it wherever you want. Or "File -- Save (original folder) if you want to replace your original image.
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on August 2nd, 2016 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info. It's very helpful. I daresay I can make sense of it if I stop being lazy and try. ;)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 31st, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
Don't feel bad, I think mine did too!
Restfield Placerbfvid on July 29th, 2016 10:21 am (UTC)
I did upload the remaining s2 episodes here: http://atscaps.piwigo.com if you need them. The site will definitely exist till aug 25, but may not after that, if I decide that I don't like the hosting. You can download any caps caps in advance if you like (there is automated bulk download per episode or per tag or per custom search).
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 29th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
Thank you. That's really useful.

I had a look. Those are really great caps. Thank you so much.

Edited at 2016-07-29 11:35 am (UTC)
lusciousxander: LOL by quietdiscerninglusciousxander on July 26th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
So glad you guys are back. :)
Shapinglight: BtVS ABCshapinglight on July 27th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)

Glad you're glad.