sashayed (sashayed) wrote in shoebox_project,



i'm rushing from thing to thing today so this is gonna be short, but dorkorific can't be recovered at the moment (ETA 2: omg yes it can, it's me again, GO TEAM. all is back under control there as of now. but i'm still feeling a little freaked, so, you know, whatever; i'm gonna keep using sashayed mostly, for now. ANYWAY) as it was explained to me today in an email from abuse, "The problem here is that is apparently allowing old usernames to be recycled. Someone can register an old email that was validated on an account, and request an email reset. This appears to be the case with your account 'dorkorific'." but it appears that, until something else goes wrong, i now have control over the community, so, you know, EAT IT, EVERYBODY ELSE.

if any other entries DO appear here, and they link to external sources, PLEASE don't click on them. (the only non-lj site i'd send you to is the incredible lomara's .pdf files of the shoebox chapters, an awesome resource which you can find linked somewhere in cult_sbp.) when we get the entries back, ladyjaida and i will both confirm that we've done so.

to anyone who DID click on those links, this is the important thing, via copperbadge, to whom this also happened:

A number of people found keyloggers on their computers after they clicked the russian poetry site link. A few people actually attempted to translate it (the poem is about eating shit, apparently) and are regretting it. We are advising people to go to and download the free Spyware Doctor and run a scan, also running a scan via Housecall if they don't have an installed antivirus program on your computer.

i'm so sorry about all of this, everyone. and, okay, i lied, since i have no time to do anything similarly helpful there will be just one link: to copperbadge's amazingly useful entry on his version of this whole ordeal. (MAYBE HOVER OVER IT WITH YOUR MOUSE BEFORE YOU CLICK JUST TO MAKE SURE I AM NOT LYING, THIS IS A GOOD HABIT FOR THE FUTURE TOO.)

so basically, 1. download a solid antivirus program; 2. check any hotmail accounts you have to make sure they haven't lapsed, 3. change your passwords and set a security question, and 4. don't click on anything you're not sure about.

love you guys. more to come!

ETA ONE THING: this happened to me because i, stupidly, wasn't monitoring which email addresses were linked to my account. i don't think this is unusual, with longstanding ljs, since I hadn't used the hotmail account in question for years and years and years; but even though it's pretty normal behavior, it's (obviously!) not good. so it's worth it for all of you to check and make sure you aren't giving a vulnerable email access to your journal:

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I'm glad to see it's back up also, checked randomly today while looking for an R/S fix;

I should say, I became a fan while the lj was down, btw, via and thx to the pdf site.... Being broken does not stop SBP :0 omgWIN.

Of course now I'm spoiled - for three days I read it straight thru, every spare moment I had, then for two days I cried (pretty much literally) because I didn't have more. As the ordeal gets sorted out, I look forward to dancing in joy when I find out what happens (????!!???!!112 XD lol...) next. ;p
is shoebox gonna come back? like all the older stuff? cause i have friends that i told about it and they were like....its not there...... :'( :""""(
i love you guys soooo much, just so ya know!
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Sooo.. I'm not sure if this is connected or not, BUT IT COULD BE.

A friend and I both had/have the virus "Virtumonde" on our computers, and the only link I can think of was this. We visit similar sites and everything, but since I -know- we both clicked on that link and whatnot, I'm guessing there might be a connection.

So, here's a site that explains how to get rid of VIRTUMONDE (because it is a sticky bitch of a virus) in case anyone else has it:


March 16 2009, 03:49:20 UTC 9 years ago

I know you posted that 2 months ago but I got that virus too. Either we go to the same sites or there is a connection. Most likely the latter.
Due to the losertastic filtering system on my computer I missed this entry, but you gals are awesome!

Thanks for the post!



February 20 2009, 15:36:34 UTC 9 years ago

when are you going to update?!!?!?!?!?!
is there going to be an update anytime soon? i miss shoebox so bad.

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All Shoebox in pdf form =) Read and enjoy its majesty! and mourn that we haven't had an update in far too long =(
I miss shoebox. Will you guys be back soon?
D= is shoebox dead?
I know it's probably too much to hope for as I'm sure you guys have a lot of work ahead of you fixing up this mess, not to mention busy things from that pesky thing we call the real world, but I just thought I'd let you know I still check back here constantly, hoping desperately for an update. So if you ever have the time, just remember I'm as hooked today as I was years ago, and I'm absolutely sure I'm not the only one. Thanks for brightening my life with your work, I look forward to future additions, if ever they make their way to us.
This is probably one of the worst times for me to start reading your guys's fic, but IT'S JUST SO GOOD THAT I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF!
I'm reading it on pdf, btw. Brilliant person, whoever thought to do that to your fic *pets*

Anyways, I just really really REALLLY wanted to praise your Chapter Nine. I loved your explanation for the whole snape, remus, sirius, james incident with the whomping willow (could I have picked a more complicated way to explain that!? :P), and your James, Sirius, and Peter animaguses WERE FRIGGIN BRILLIANT!
I can't remember how long its been since I laughed that hard.

...Okay, I can, but not at fic. I SWEAR!
hey, do you think there's any way you can send me the pdf? (Or direct me to a place where I can download it) I've been wanting to reread this for ages and can't find it anywhere.


8 years ago

Hi guys. I have been reading Shoebox for a long time, probably three years now, and I am still as in love with it now. I desperately hope there is more to come. Even if there isn't, I want to say thank you for creating something so brilliant and so wonderful. I have really enjoyed the ride, and hope more is to come. Thank you so much. <3
Shoebox cannot! be dead.
Please don't forget us
Although you may be busy
Shoebox owns our hearts



July 8 2009, 02:04:32 UTC 9 years ago

I agree with you all. I've loved The Project for years and am still completely hooked and check for updates. Thanks for all the work you guys have put into this, it has not gone unnoticed. It has become a part of many of our lives, a passion from which we'll never recover. Just don't break our hearts...we're still hopeful! I hope you are rewarded in some way in your lives for the joy you've brought to all of ours. To undying loves!
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