Still Alive! There’s New Fanart, Too.

And with my usual terrible ability to ever think of anything to say in my news post section, it appears that a few months have passed without much of a word from me. Sorry about that, guys. I just have a habit of working in silence and not realizing that I’m doing it.

I’ve had a busy summer and autumn and its kept me hopping, but unfortunately not much of that has been on the website stuff I’ve planned. Such is the trial of being an adult: there’s always something that needs attention and not much of it is fun, necessarily. Maintenance and work and paying bills and the like. You all know how it goes. =P

But winter’s approaching, and as a matter of fact, it even snowed today, just so it could prove that point to me. With the colder weather comes a bit of a slow-down in the amount of stuff I have to keep on top of in my everyday life, so maybe we’ll see some progress on a few of those half-finished projects I keep babbling about without actually saying anything (I’m so delightful that way).

I do want to pop in here and tell you guys one thing, though, and that’s that you are all a delight. I mean that. It’s been especially apparent with the chatter going on in the comments section over the past few months, but its always been rather true. All of you bring such a smile to my face, and you’re just so genuinely enthusiastic that I couldn’t ask for more or better. It would be a shame if that went without acknowledgement. I love telling stories to you guys because you’re the best audience I could hope for. It’s been on my mind for a bit now that I need to say that. You make this worthwhile.

And on a final note, there’s been another bit of fanart submitted, this one by Tim Matthews, also known as that fellow who cosplays my characters with such skill.

No seriously, I never dreamed that there’d be fanart even, let alone cosplay; this is an amazing place to be in my creative career. And here I need a gallery to showcase both. You guys are fantastic!

But yes. You should go check it out. =D 

And until next time! I’ll try to not let quite so much time pass between babblings  here. :)

New Extras Section: Cosplay!

I was recently reminded that I have a whole new section of reader creativity to showcase, so I went and added a new section to the Extras (edit: renamed it Fanworks & Extras!) page! It’s really awesome seeing what you guys come up with.

On that note, if anyone has sent me fanart in the past and I’ve forgotten to post it and you want to see it up there in the gallery, please, send it my way again. In the past few months I had a lot going on and I know a few pieces got lost in the void, but I want to get anything I can up there for all to see. :)

Edit: Added two more pieces of fanart that I’d previously missed. If there are any more out there, send them in and up they’ll go. :)

The Comic Shouldn’t Be Up Yet…

… but I suppose it is anyway. Whoops. O_o The time looks like it’s set correctly on my site now, and I thought I fixed it last night, but I guess for the most recent comic post it was still confused and posted it six hours earlier than usual.

Oh well. Bonus for you guys! I suppose it makes up for the site being offline for most of yesterday.

Shiny New Site Design!

Wow, that was a lot of work. This place was, however, sorely in need of an overhaul. I needed something cleaner, and easier to update, and less cluttered. I think I succeeded on all fronts and I hope I didn’t break anything in the process. If you do find anything that doesn’t quite work, let me know, would you?

I did have to remove some things that I’m sure will, actually, be missed. The first was the encyclopedia. While it was a cool idea in the beginning, over time I just found it impossible for me to keep up to date, and so I finally got tired of it hanging over my head. I feel a story should be able to stand on its own merits anyway, so none of that information was necessary, per se. Still, if anyone else feels they want to pick up that project and continue it – I know there are sites out there designed for wikis and the like – I do still have all of the content from it saved offline, and I’d hook you up with it and give you my blessing.

I also streamlined the wallpapers section. There were a few things in there that just weren’t up to my current standards of quality, and I wanted to keep fanart out of it. I hope to produce more for that section as time permits.

For the rest it’s as you see. And… I’m exhausted. XP

There’s more to come in the next few weeks and months now that the new site is up and running. Look forward to a few more surprises. :)

Hiatus… Again

I’m just not having a good year for this. x_x

For those of you who have read the author bio, you know that I have a feline helper minion named Aleksi. He’s been my constant companion for three years and an all around delight.

Until now!

This year, this past weekend, as a birthday gift to me to surprise me when I came home from visiting my parents, he decided that it would be wise to swallow something entirely inedible, not just partially as he sometimes does (for example, feathers off his toys that pass right through but give me a heart attack). No, this time was going to be a real show. A feat of stomach strength. This time he wanted to truly prove what he was made of!

Alas. Whatever it was (I’m not brave enough to dissect the culprit, yet), it unfortunately won the battle and instead he wound up with it blocking his intestines.

Not to be thwarted by a miscalculation, however, he is now using the mishap as a way to demand all of my attention for the next week while he heals from a very expensive birthday gift of emergency surgery. Again, just to prove that he is the king of thoughtful, he also made sure to thwart every attempt the vets made to put an Elizabethan collar on him, finding ever more ingenious ways to remove it until they just stopped bothering, and so now my roommate and I have to take shifts making sure he doesn’t lick his wounds. I occasionally apply a make-shift soft collar that he tolerates, but by and large, he’s going to need babysitting until he mends, and that… kind of gets in the way of comic work. It’s tough enough having to go to work.

But he just wants to make sure he spends the maximum amount of time with his favorite humans, because he just loves us that much.

I suppose this is what I get for not paying him for his “employment” with me.

….

….But no, seriously, I’ve kind of spent the last four days stressed out of my gourd. Haven’t even started the next page when I should be half-way through, because I was too busy making sure he’d recover. I love this little fluffball, even when he bites off more than he should have chewed.

Hopefully next week he’ll be robust enough that I can get back to work here?

Updates for this one pop up from time to time on my Tumblr.

I hope this is the last time this year that something like this happens. Sorry again, guys. You deserve cookies for your patience.