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• This is related/relevant. Feb 28, 2017 at 13:14
• I'll never pull this solve off. I just wanted to say I really love this idea. Feb 28, 2017 at 14:39
• @qwertyu63 - thanks! But the solution is, in my opinion, actually pretty easy :) Feb 28, 2017 at 14:40
• I'm guessing the link in the comments is some sort of anagram? Man does my brain hurt. Feb 28, 2017 at 14:45
• @TimothyG. - nope. Mwahahahah. Feb 28, 2017 at 14:46

Clicking the (all white) image in the post gives:

This is a gif that temporarily highlights five letters. Putting those into a stack.imgur URL gives:

The second image:

Five of those diamonds have numbers in them. (In the case of "9", it's a tally mark for some reason.) This leads to:

The third image:

The first letters of each word spell LITERATURE STACK EXCHANGE: THIS IS AN AD FOR IT. :/

• Wow. I'm blown away by this. I opened and closed the first image so many times and failed to notice that the letters do that since its too fast. Even if i made it to the last image, I wouldn't be able to make sense of it. Amazing. Feb 28, 2017 at 17:56
• "This is a gif that temporarily highlights five letters." I'm confused. I get a png that doesn't temporarily do anything. Mar 1, 2017 at 8:20
• @DavidRicherby - the .png ending doesn't matter - it's actually a gif. The red letters only last for 20 milliseconds, so... Mar 1, 2017 at 8:42
• I don't understand the second clue. Mar 2, 2017 at 20:54
• @MouseEvent: Look at the bottom of the "2" diamond. There's a faint number 1, meaning 2 is the first character. (Similarly, "g" is the fourth, with its number also at the bottom.)
– Deusovi
Mar 2, 2017 at 21:02

Is this just a promotion for literature.stackexchange.com? Clicking on the first link, the letters to the imgur file blink red. Next, you can order the letters that have numbers present in the corner of their diamond (I can't see the third letter, but you only have to check five to find it) to find the next image. Finally, taking the first letter of each word in the book says "Literature stack exchange - this is an ad for it."