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And It All Came Crashing Down

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

So here’s a funny joke.

Turns out the tablet may never have been broken at all.

Dad took it to work and tried fixing it, never thinking to check if it worked on his computers at work.  To his credit, I was pretty convincing in my “is borked” arguments.  So he gets it to power on, new USB cord and such, brings it back, it won’t work on the laptop.  Take it to the living room, it powers on fine, acknowledges when the pen touches it, but now it’s not relaying that to the computer.

Basically, over the past few weeks, my laptop has lost the following all but completely:  USB support, the ability to consistently read and eject the CD drive, and I think my SD doesn’t work either.  I still have the Internet, obviously, and the the PC is working fine on it’s own, it’s just the external parts that let me, like, put anything on it.

If the tablet gets fixed, I’ll probably have to work in the living room.  Until it gets fixed, I may have to invade LM’s already ludicrously impossible schedule to use his computer somehow, which would be completely evil of me… so I’m not sure how to go about this right now.

What this means to you guys is next week there probably will be a comic.  This Monday’s is already done and set up, the tablet died a couple days later, and I’ve roughed out the layout for the week after, it needs sketching and the line work.  What the lack of a tablet here means is I’ll probably have to work on the next page at LM’s by some manner of magic voodoo, so until further notice, don’t expect any color after tonight’s page.  I’ll try and keep you guys in the loop on this.

Moar con photo!  (anyone know why i simply can’t get these to center?  It’s annoyin’.  Guess i should go eyeball my CSS or somethin’)

She is L

She is L

I really need to start shrinking these.  That sucker’s over a meg if you click it.  You’ve been warned.  D:

All is Well and I Feel Silly

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

So after all that crap I found out there was a driver update and tried installing that.

Tablet now works fine.

My question is, why is it that something without the driver the power light worked fine and the tablet functioned (albeit not correctly) whereas on the laptop that had the driver and just apparently got it screwed up somehow it completely and utterly quit working at all…..?

It’s confusing.  Have a con pic.  LM and I spent two days debatin’ over whether this was a pimp or a red mage.  We both failed, but my title for him compromises well enough i think.  I thought red mage because of the hat, he thought pimp because of the same reason, and the two white mage harem he had going on.

White mage pimp!

White mage pimp!

Accordin’ to spell check, mage isn’t a word.  Get with the program, Webster.

An Inquiry

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

But first, a con photo!  We’re overdue.

It's Kite!  It's Shugo!  They're the SAME!

It's Kite! It's Shugo! They're the SAME!

I was nice and made it bigger this time.  Now you don’t need to click the thumbnail to see it all!

So yeah, no read more tag this time, because I’m bludgeoning you all with my prodding.  All of you who scroll down this far, anyway.  ‘Sup, RSS doods?

“‘Sup?” wasn’t the question, btw.  The question is, seeing how the site is now, what would like more of, updated, whatever, next?  The Guide quite obviously needs work, the game page could I suppose be a bit more informative slash relevant to any non-jargon-chugging readers out there, I still need a real shop page and like commission prices (that said, what would you be willing to pay on a commission?  I need input here because despite looking around to get some sort of idea I’ve mostly ended up a bit confused).  We’ve no fan art or gallery or movies or anything yet on it’s own section or page or what have you.  And all of the music is missing in full.  So we’ve options.  I just wanna know…

What’s everyone interested in seeing?

Commission Poll, Game Blog, and a Flight

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

I put a link up in the forums. I’m working on commission prices and want to know what people think~ Anyone who’d like to leave feedback on that, please do. you might need an account or something, turns out. Thought i had it set up that you didn’t but oh well.

For the time, being, those are my commission prices as listed there, so do give that a gander if you’re interested. I have one atm and thus can probably take on one or two more now that I’ve finally gotten over the hurdle of “what the crap should I even charge people?” that’s been bugging me and being put off for so long. I consider this the hard part, yes. I have issues.

As some side notes, I actually updated my 64Digits blog, should anyone be interested in the progress on HPE and want updates until I get the Games page showing the blog category that presently only RSS readers can get at.  (One of you found it, it seems.)  I’ll figure something out eventually.  Or beg Travis to magically do it somehow.  Everyone loves Magical Travis.

But yeah, not a whole lot to say.  I roughed out the next couple pages of script, worked on Kat a bit, determined Kat probably is even less kid friendly than I originally thought, and know deep down only like 2 of you guys are under 16 or so.  If I’ve more than that, uh… shout out to the little peoples!  Howdy.

Suppose now is as good a time as any to dig up another con photo…



Dude was into it.  Gotta admire that.

So yeah.  Listening to Flight of the Conchords.  Gym has introduced me to… well, it’s fairly awesome.  I don’t listen to much anything with profanity if it can be helped but I forgive them because they keep it fairly mild sans like one song that seems to be making fun of poorly censored music, so in it’s own way even that’s awesome.  They like ooze awesome.  It amuses me so much. <3

Coloring Contest!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

It’s a coloring contest!  Rules are here, and you can post your entries there or here or email or whatever.  Preferably, put it on the forums.  Usernames help with giving the points and all, and points get levels, and levels get RP, which at present can be used for commissions, and sooner or later hopefully some other things too.

Contest image thing!

Contest image thing!

So yeah, feel free to give that a shot or something.

New Song – Shadowfox Theme

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

And you can like totally check it out by clicking here.

Former RP members may actually recognize this one.

If anyone voted on that poll that was up something like three hours after the comic updated Monday, sorry, the last results i saw was 2 votes, and those were mine and LM.  I’ll try and get it up again, preferably with a server that won’t decide to crash a few hours after I get the bloody thing up.  Do keep your eyes peeled.  If you never saw it, I put it in under the calendar over on the right.

Post Ratings and Contest Winner

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

First of all, I’ve added a post rating plug-in to the site, which should allow you all to rate individual pages and blog posts and what not however you see fit.  For anyone lingering about but not necessarily leaving comments and the like, it’s a quick, anonymous way to let me know how I’m doing, and also kinda replaces the old, old BS rating system from way back in the day on the F.C. site.  For anyone curious, the plug-in is called “Outbrain.”  Here’s hoping it all works out well.

Second, the coloring contest winner (and only entrant this time around) is LM, with his entry which you can see here.  While you’re there, his gallery consists of a BoF comic that seems to have died and lots of bizarre HP fan art.  Bizarre doesn’t mean bad, just bizarre.  You read HP in the first place, so I’m willing to bet it’s all right up your alley.

This makes two contests in a row I’ve only got one entry for, but at least they’re both from different people.  Maybe next time we can turn the heat up to two?  Who knows?  On the bright side, it’s made judging the entries really easy.

And, last but not least, we haven’t done any of these in a while.  Let’s have us a con photo.

Really blurry.

Really blurry.

LM was still getting used to the camera for a lot of the con, but if you squint, it’s totally Zelda.  Totally.

At this rate they probably will last until next year…

Little Updates are Easy and Quick.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I tweaked a couple site settings, one of which is how users without avatars are displayed.  Supposedly, the new ones go by email, and so far it seems to be working well, as Zeph’s is green and Mage pulls a nice violet dealy that reminds me of Lourdes.  I’m easy to please.  the best way to see an example of this is by going back to the last time we got a decent number of on-page comments over at the ol’ filler strips by Mr. Scythe himself.  While you’re there, why not rate the poor guy’s work?  Little feedback never hurts, y’all.

Not much else to say.  Stressful week, and the pages keep getting more and more complicated, and I keep wondering more and more if I’ll make any given week’s update, never mind get that buffer I was after.  They really are getting very time-consuming, as I want them to be as good as possible…

New Song Lyrics – Darkness Rising

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The music section is something else still missing from the new site.  A large part of that has been my own wondering how exactly to go about it.  A lot of it has been me thinking i could do things by blog categories and link that way, but as of yet i don’t know how to link to a blog category, since… well by the looks of things this one just goes by “blog” and that does make things a smidge difficult, I’ll admit.

Anyway, the lyrics can be seen over here at dA.  It’s the first draft so sooner or later something will probably end up changing, but for now I’m oddly pleased with them.  it usually takes a couple weeks or more for anything awkward to really stand out to me, so you know, feel free to help me along if rhymes are your thing.  I’m by no means an expert, here.

And to give this blog a reason to exist, let’s have us a jolly ol’ Kumoricon photo.


I don't think that I, having made a site like this, need to explain why I think this is awesome.

New Guide Entries – J and Mopoko

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Not a huge update, but one that’s taken its sweet time happening.

I’ve added Guide pages for J’Aime and Mopoko, as well as updated Hiaté’s.  Family relations are now listed when applicable, and I’ve refined the skills and Guide lists a little.  I’m pondering if it’d be worth it to upload character reference sheets up there too.  Depends.  Anyone think those would be useful?

Otherwise not a whole load going down.  Keepin’ busy.