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…And I suddenly realized that I really need to do something with this place, don’t I? 😛
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.)
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!
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. 😛
Yesterday, I stumbled on ankewehner from Livejournal, who was taking art requests. I requested a picture of Raenur and Ferim, gave some refs, and left the rest up to the artist. I must say, I’m very pleased with what I got:
This captures the two of them perfectly, especially since I’m always imagining the two of them dancing in some way. =3 And seeing someone else’s rendition of characters that I’ve created inspired me to pick up the pencils and get back to comic-drawing all over again! =D
Now, if I can get my scanner to work with my new computer, I can actually upload those comics…
…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!
I’ve been getting a lot of comments about my last Twitter update in the days since I posted it. For those that missed it and/or have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, here’s what I posted:
Let it be known that I don’t care for public restrooms…Especially when people explode in them…
This was posted after a horrifying incident in a library restroom. Let’s just say, I didn’t know you could shoot the walls with your ass. 😯
This has started a pretty funny discussion in my Easter post on this site. But imagine my shock when, as I logged into Twitter, I found that I have a follower called “Restroom_Assoc”. :surprise: Equally amusing was the reply I found on their page:
@Kyetsu Want to do a webcomic on our site? 6000 unique hits in an average month. More when we get on national media.
I have nothing to say to that…Srsly. 😕
As far as updates go, I’m being patient with FireForumz right now. They’re supposed to be bringing the site back on new servers sometime in the next few days. Once that happens, we can start building up our little community again. 🙂
And I’m hoping to have new comics up by the end of the week. I’m finishing some up now, but I have to wait until I get paid again to post them, since I pay for scanning. 😕 One of these days, I’ll have my computer fixed, and I’ll invest in my own scanner for it. That’ll make my life a lot easier.
- 5,316 wandered into this site somehow.