Posts Tagged Work
…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.
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. 😛
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. 😛
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!
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the first Ralynkei comic ever posted! 😀 We haven’t gotten all that far since then( 🙄 ), but this is a new year with new opportunities! Let’s see how well I can do the second time around! 🙂
I’ve given FireForumz enough time, and they still haven’t come back. So I’ve decided to move on. Welcome, now to the third incarnation of the Ralynkei forums, this time hosted by Forumotion! With any luck, it won’t explode on me this time. 😛
- 5,391 wandered into this site somehow.