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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!
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.
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.)
Disregard the crappy banner made of crap. I’m messing around with how it shows up on the site, so it’ll look tacky until I settle on one that works. 😛
I was having a small issue with the navigation bar at the top of the new layout. When you hovered over the “Comics” tab, you would get a dropdown list of all of the comics I’ve posted so far. Okay, that’s great for right now with a grand total of five comics, but that’s gonna cause a lot of issues later down the road when I have over a hundred comics posted (I do plan on getting to that point some day…), and each individual comic gets listed in the dropdown list. It’ll just look like an unorganized mess. 😛 So I’ve done some tweaking, and finally figured out how to take off the dropdown part, making it just a normal tab that links to the comic list. Looks a lot better that way.
Also, I do apologize for not fixing that sooner. I do have a real job (okay, two of them) that tends to prevent me from working on this site as much as I want to. And when I’m working almost 60 hours this week alone, I’m about as dead as roadkill up in here. 😛 But I’ll get there…eventually.
Yeah, my regular readers might have noticed that the site suddenly changed. Change is not a bad thing, of course. 😉 Among those changes:
- I decided it was time to update the general look of the site, and I found a new theme/layout that I think works better, mostly because it has more space. The old layout was good, but it left comics looking cramped and therefore hard to read. D:
- Facebook page! I officially started a Facebook page! Check out the sidebar on your right to read the posts, and don’t forget to click the “Like” button!
- I’ve momentarily lost the header logo, but it should be back soon! It needed to be fixed, anyway! 😛
- Sadly, Meebo is no more. D: So we lost the one-on-one chat, as well as the chat room I had. Nothing can really be done about the single chat, but I’m searching around for a new chat room for all of us to share!
And things to look forward to in the future:
- Comics! And then more comics! I have a lot of them in the works as I type this!
- I’m playing with some ideas for keeping the store up-to-date a lot better. Consequently, I’ve been neglecting the store page. Feel free to go to the Zazzle store page directly, though. 😉
- Prolly a whole lot more as I figure out the new WordPress widgets I have to play with…
Keep checking in from time to time, and see what else I decide to change! And now for a poll!
Edit: I found out after posting this that I apparently reached a WordPress goal of 45 posts. This bring up two questions:
- I had goals to accomplish here?
- I’ve been that inactive?!
Learn something new every day, I tells ya. 😛
Apparently, I never updated about the fact that I sprained my wrist several weeks back. (Story here if you want the deets.) But, I did, and now it’s healed to the point that I can get back to drawing. I’m still having some issues with the tendon in my thumb, but I can at least hold the effin’ pencil now.
Of course, that doesn’t help the fact that I’m now three weeks out of practice, and therefore everything I draw right now is coming up like crap. So I’m working on a bunch of practice drawings before going back to comic art, not only because it helps me re-train myself to draw, but it also acts like a physical therapy for the afore-mentioned tendon issue. =P But worry not, my dear readers, for there are arts being made, and comics being plotted out! I just gotta get them to actually look right…
Until then, enjoy my…ranting? =\
…All not updating this site and whatnot. 😛
I guess I should start this off by saying that despite comments left in my previous blog and on my forum (and on my Wikifur article, for that matter), I am not dead. Nor do I plan to be any time in the near future. I’m not going into details, but the situation was taken care of, and hopefully, we won’t have any more scares like that in the future.
But now let’s talk about site updating. As I type this, I’m planning and working on new comics. Okay, it’s more like *types a little* *stops to work on comic* *types a little more* *stops to work on comic more*, but you get the idea. 😀 I think my motivation to do this went way up today when I logged into my Zazzle store and discovered that someone bought the Arjur’s Epic Quote Mug that I made way back after the first comic and almost forgot about. Funny how the first product I make becomes the first product I sell. ^_^ After discovering this, I promptly did the following:
1) Fell over
3) Came back to life
4) Was happy that I have a full $1.82 credited to my Zazzle account =3
I must celebrate this success somehow. I’ll find a way.
Speaking of updates and my store, I really have to give the store link on this site a major overhaul. It needs to be more organized, and I have to update the new stuff I’ve since added, like the variety of items featuring a cute picture of Raenur and Ferim. (Yes, each word is a different link.) I’ll be working on that, so don’t be surprised if the appearance of the store page looks dramatically different all of a sudden. 😉
And with that, I’m off to draw some more!
Now that about 90% of my offline dilemmas are taken care of (including getting my truck repaired and legalized 😛 ), I can start devoting more time to this site, the blog, and of course, the comics. I’m still in the process of fixing the mangled comics #3 and #4, as well as working on new ones to post. 😀
Now to start making this drawing schedule work…
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