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It’s been a long time since I posted in here, hasn’t it? I’ve been going through some personal stuff that took priority over the site. It didn’t help that my laptop finally died…Well…kinda died. The charge port came loose in it, and it couldn’t charge anymore. At the cost to fix it, I might as well put the money to a new computer.
And I do have a new computer! Okay, it’s really a used computer, but it’s new to me, so it counts! And it works! So I have it set up so I can actually work on the site more. And I’m certainly working on this site! I cleaned up the sidebar a lot. There was a bunch of junk clogging it up that I thought was a great idea at the time, but now that I’m older and wiser, I realized that it’s just useless stuff that needed to go. I’m liking the look a lot better! I also cleared out all the spam comments that were all over the place. Next up is cleaning up and editing all the pages of the site. I’ll probably start working on that when it’s not almost 5 in the morning.
And as a final update, I have a new Twitter account for the site! I decided that Ralynkei needed its own Twitter, mostly for quick updates that don’t warrant a full blog update. So if you have a Twitter account, go ahead and follow me there!
More content is on the way!
I haven’t given up on this place. Really, I haven’t.
I have been working on updating some parts of the site that needed reworking. i even updated the logo!
It might not look that different unless you directly compare it to the old one:
There were several things that I wanted to change up, most notably that the characters in the back were cropped off at the bottom. Now everybody is a complete drawing. I even have it set up so I can single out each individual silhouette.
I have no reason to actually do that, but it’s pretty cool that I can do that. 😀
And I have some other things I’m working on. Comics are being planned and made, and I have some other ideas on projects I want to work on. I’m not saying too much now, mostly because it’s stuff that will take a while to work on, and I’m not sure which ideas will actually pan out, to be honest. 😛 So I’m leaving it as a big ol’ mystery for now.
…And I suddenly realized that I really need to do something with this place, don’t I? 😛
Zazzle is currently updating the whole site layout. They’re also updating how the individual shops display, so they’ll look nice and shiny and able to display on any computer or device. I’m sure it’ll be well worth it in the log run.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in my store being momentarily unavailable. I don’t know how long yet. Hopefully, it’ll be back up soon. I’m poking around the site right now, trying to find out what’s going on.
In the meantime, though, I officially started a Ralynkei shop on Cafepress. (and one for Studio of the Silver Fox in general.) I was weary about it at first, but I’m starting to get used to it. I’m even getting a bit of a liking for it.
I don’t have much going on there just yet…Except a thong with the Ralynkei logo on it. I did it because that was a thing that I could do. So there. 😛 I’ll have more stuff for sale as time goes on, as well as a better-looking layout, with icons and color schemes. I gotta pace myself with these things before I overwhelm myself again with too much work to get done at once.
Speaking of sites updating, WordPress seems to have gotten one as well. It’s all in my dashboard, though, so I don’t think anybody reading this can actually see it.
I’m still getting the hang of it, since things aren’t where they used to be, but that shouldn’t take long. What I’m more interested in are the new features they seem to have added. I have a checkbox to mark my posts as “super awesome”. And now I got a case of “what does this button do?!”, so of course I had to click it for this one!
So, yeah. sites are being redone, one store’s temporarily down, you can buy a weird thong on another one, and I’m generally attempting to be more productive about this site than I have been. I think that covers it for now.
The Twitnews panel on the sidebar got updated. I noticed a new feature to display it in an official Twitter widget, rather than the plain text it was displaying before. I rather like it, actually. It’s fancier and shinier.
Also, I figured out how to make sharing links appear on posts. So now you can link to Facebook, Twitter, and a bunch of other social sites. Enjoy your new sharing abilities!
All I got to do now is update my Twitter more often…And update a lot of other things, too. 😛
So I’m starting to dabble a bit With CafePress. My loyalties are still with Zazzle (*hugs Zazzle*), but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to poke around at the options they hav-I can design underwear here?! O.o
I’m not sure how I’ll work the store system if I decide to do designs on both sites. I might just have a dropdown list on the site with “Shop at Zazzle” and “Shop at CafePress”, because trying to get the individual links up for two separate sites will be way too much of a hassle for me and for anyone trying to buy something.
Completely unrelated note: It’s been a while since I made a Ralynkei-based video on Youtube. Kinda thinking of doing a new one, especially since the last one is a full 4 years old. Thing’s almost as old as my cat. If anyone want to throw in suggestions on what I should put in such a video, feel free to toss ’em in here! 😀
So who knows? There might be a lot more excitement coming in here soon!
I decided to finally do something about our lack of a chat room. For those that weren’t here for Chat Room Round 1, I had a Meebo chat room set up for a long time, and it was a lot of fun. But then Meebo stopped all chat services, so that was the end of that.
After doing some searching and researching, I found Parachat, and gave them a try. I love it so far. It has limited features at the moment, and I may one day upgrade to a version with more bells and whistles (I.E.: Customized avatars and additional rooms*), but for now, I like what I have.
So go ahead and click here (or in the tab at the top of the page), and give it a try! 😀 And tell me what you think of it!
(*Edit: Found out through experimenting that I can apparently make more rooms in the chat itself. 😛 I just can’t have more preset as default rooms, if that makes sense to you folks.)
Happy New Year!
Remember the motto throughout this year: Keep in the excellent give good results!
So more often than not, I’ll get spam comments instead of someone actually reading my posts/comics and wanting to comment. But I still shuffle through my spam folder every time I log in, since every once in a while, someone’s posting a legit comment that got caught up in the spam filter.
That said, though, many of the spam comments are actually pretty funny to read.
There was “You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined out the entire thing with no need side effect , folks can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.”, which kinda makes some sense if I reread it a few times, and I’m 98.46% sure it was meant as a compliment.
And then there’s “I will immediately grasp your rss as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.”, which I initially misread as “I will immediately grasp your ass“. And then I reread that line, and was both relieved that someone wasn’t trying to feel me up, and mildy disappointed that they didn’t think I was sexy enough. (I might be exaggerating that second part, just a bit.)
But this one, by far, is my favorite:
I like that. They are clearly telling me to keep “the excellent” in my site, and that by doing so, I can “give good results”. A very positive message that we should all follow. That’s going to be my new motto! 😀
So let’s talk about spam now (the food variety). DO any of you like spam? If so, do you have a favorite kind and/or method of preparing it? I like making sandwiches with grilled turkey Spam. Exactly what else goes on the sammich depends on what I have available and what I’m in the mood for. The good ol’ lettuce-tomato-cheese combo is a good standard.
And in a search for the “Spam Song” to finish this post off with, I ended up stumbling on a recipe for Spam Musubi that I want to try out sometime…
Also, this video makes me want a Spam Slicer. 😀
And then a poll!
In case you can’t tell, I’m now getting addicted to random blogging, as well as comic-working. Not that this is a bad thing, you know. 😛
I found an option in WordPress to make it show snow on the site. Just for the lulz, I turned it on. Should be showing snow until January 4th.
So, who enjoyed their Christmas? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, how did you enjoy the day that almost every store in the universe was closed? Discuss now!
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