<no images for you!>
Things will be quiet for the time being while I figure out some image hosting solutions. I've been using Photobucket for years and while a fee for 3rd party hosting makes sense this 400$ is fucking ridiculous. I've paid happily for extra bandwidth in the past. I've been using their hosting service since 2006. After some hunting about the issue on the web I checked my spam folder and sure enough there was a notice about some features on my account being disabled...
I'm bulk downloading all my images and plan leaving the site for good.
It's going to take some time but I intent to get everything sorted here.