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To compound my annoyances, I also still--STILL--can't upload my fic's latest chapter to AO3. Support finally got back to me and recommended I restart my WiFi network, clear my cache/cookies from my browser, use a different browser, start my browser in safe mode, none of which worked.

The weirdest part is that it seems to be a certain section at the end of my chapter that's causing the problem. If I remove that scene, everything is fine. So I thought to simply divide the chapter into two parts (it's pretty long, so it'll do fine), figuring maybe the size is making things wonky. The first chapter uploads fine, but not the second which contains the problem section.

I tried stripping all the fancy stuff by pasting it into Notepad. No good.

I tried retyping the problem section into AO3's chapter text box. No good.

It's only when I reach a very specific point in the problem section that I get the error message.

The next thing I want to try is using a different WiFi network. Since my apartment complex's clubhouse WiFi never works, I might go to Starbucks at some point this week and try.

I just don't understand how mere text can interfere with my internet network. The person from AO3 support said it has to be something on my end because their side is fine. I believe them, but I don't understand. It's almost like something doesn't want me to post that section.

I'd hate to completely rewrite the chapter from scratch in hopes it might work. I don't have the mental energy to do that, and I want to be done with this fic.

EDIT: OH MY GODS I CAN'T EVEN UPLOAD IT TO DREAMWIDTH.

EDIT 2: I narrowed it down to a single paragraph! Then I narrowed it further to a single sentence! Once I removed it, I could post the rest!!!! WHY DID THIS HAPPEN, I DON'T UNDERSTAND??????

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