Photobucket issue– Help needed!

So, if anyone’s used photobucket recently, they’ve likely heard of what that site has done to off-site hosting. 

For those that don’t, many of my stories on Archive of Our Own go through photobucket for the images that appear in the chapters. I’ve switched it up in recent stories to a different way of posting that was easier, but all my old photos are through photobucket– and are now being held hostage.

If you see–

– this is what photobucket does to any images from their site hosted elsewhere, unless you upgrade to their Plus 500 plan. 

I’m not against upgrading my accounts from time to time for usability, like I do on deviantart, but the cost of this one is exorbitant. Completely unreasonable for what I use the account for.

They don’t even tell you the price until you go almost all the way through the order.

Because of this, I’ll be going through my archive account and updating the pictures today. 

If you see any of the photobucket p500 pictures, please message me the story and chapter so I can go fix them! With the amount of stories I have posted, it’s very likely I’ll miss some and I want to erase photobucket from my life!

I actually used to try and keep a running word count of the chapters we’d write, but I since had to give up on it because we just have too many chapters to keep up with. Add that to the fact that every time we edit a chapter, the word count changes so I had to flop and give up. Tooooo much.

Luckily, as for what we’ve already got posted, Archive of Our Own is a wonderful website to post your stories. It keeps a running count of everything you post! So I know how much I have posted between all my different stories, and once chapters are posted it gets added to the total.

Current word count of all things posted: 

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That is just some crazy number of words, and I wouldn’t be surprised if what we have saved and waiting to be edited can come close to rivaling it. The horror story is our longest story we’ve written (which is why it takes so damn long to finish editing), and is at least 220k words by itself, based on my last count before I gave up.

If you’re ever curious about what the current word count of posted things is, drop me a line and I’ll dig up the number!