I have made a decision that every day this coming year, I will take at least one photo and post it here. I have found myself being lazy and not going out with my camera. I am going to make myself go out there and do something.
If any of you would like to join me in my attempt, feel free to join me. I have started a group to get people to do this together.
I read your worries about which Film and developer to choose to start with. A good combination for starters is Kodak D76 developer (can be used with nearly all Kodak BW films) and the Kodak Tri-X 400. This combination is not very "squeamish" if you know what I mean. On digitaltruth.com you can find the times and dilutions. For further questions you can ask me.
I would be more than happy to tell you what the purpose behind the llama badges are. I just hope you will give me the time to find out therir purpose myself first, then I will pass the info straight along.
I just noticed in your journal that you thought it was stupid and wanted to avoide it, so I thought the best thing to do was to send you one.