Pardon me, good sir, why did you put that dragon in my koi pond?
Drawn in Manga Studio 5. 😉
There will not be any comic pages until December! I am going away for Thanksgiving time. 😀
I have a word of advice to those who aspire to be programmers: don’t. Just… don’t. Especially if you’re self taught and if you’re trying to make modifications to someone else’s code – and they keep CHANGING how it works. XC I tried the best I could to get the website looking the way it did before the automatic update (have GOT to find out how to turn that off). Thanks to the changes in how the page-width mechanisms work, I couldn’t put those nice borders on the content areas because then they took up too much space and messed up the format, but the easy-peasy way of altering the format seems to have disappeared from the stylesheet. Therefore I am far more restricted in the kinds of customisations I can do with only an intermediate knowledge of CSS.
Spent about 5 hours fixing bugs and trying to get custom things working and having very, very little success. BUT, everything SHOULD be functional, even if it’s uglier than before.
Also, I removed the latest comic from appearing on the main page. I find that people tend not to scroll down far enough to read the latest news when there’s a comic in the way. BUT the latest comic’s text will appear at the top of the blogroll. So you can click on its title to go to the comic. Handy, yes?
And I will try to have the next Eryl page finished and posted this coming Tuesday (10/27). I also have a Halloween wallpaper I’m working on and hopefully that will go up soon too.
Ooookay, it seems wordpress and/or comic easel auto-updated… again. And of course every time it does that it creates bugs and removes some of my custom modifications. Yay. (I really need to learn how to make child themes…)
This time it took away my lovely brown diamond content backgrounds. I will get it fixed soon (when I will also finish the next Eryl page).
If you guys encounter any more bugs / missing images or content / etc., please comment on this post to let me know. I can’t fix it if I don’t know it’s there!
My mum is an interior designer. For decades I rolled my eyes at her elaborate holiday decorations (literally a Christmas tree in every room of the house – including both bathrooms). I sighed in resignation over all of her eccentric design ideas. Me? So long as my room was organised and had plenty of bookshelves, I didn’t give a crap how mismatched my furniture was.
AND THEN THERE WAS ANIMAL CROSSING.
When New Leaf came out, I became obsessed with it. In fact, I am still playing it. And I discovered that I really, really liked collecting furniture and decorating my house.
Still, it didn’t really hit me until a friend of mine across the pond in the UK and I were playing together one day. She walked into my house and exclaimed ‘Whoa! It looks like an interior designer did your house!’
Then I realised, dear God I am my mother after all (in fact my mum also plays New Leaf and was mad that my house looked even better than hers).
So I was understandably excited when Happy Home Designer was announced, since it’s Animal Crossing stripped down to only one thing: interior & exterior design.
About the only impetus for playing this game is sharing your aesthetic sense with others, since there is literally no challenge or point to it otherwise. So in that spirit, I have some QR codes for houses I designed. If you have AC:HHD you can scan those and explore my houses.
I’m changing some things around. Most noticeably, I’ve decided to have the most recently uploaded comic appear on the mainpage. So whichever archive updated last will have its latest comic featured front and centre.
I also added two dropdown menus to the navigation. ‘Select Chapter’ lets you choose which comic or chapter you want to read, and ‘jump to’ allows you to choose from any page in the chapter or comic you’re currently viewing.
I also got around to overhauling the ‘about’ page, which has a new blurb about me, a contact form, a section about each of the comics, and the same FAQ that was there before. I will be adding a bit more to this page soon, mostly shoutouts to those who have helped me with my creative endevours over the years and an image of my e-mail for those who prefer that over the form.
I will also soon add more comics to the links page.
Gah, two and a half months I’ve kept you all waiting for the conclusion of Chapter 4! Now that I’m feeling better, Eryl updates are going to resume on their normal Tuesday schedule.
I am sadly unable to do any finished pages of Ashes. My flatbed scanner fried a few months ago. I’ve been able to scan Eryl sketches on a small portable printer / scanner, but it is too small for the 9×12 bristol I use for Asshes, plus it cannot scan at a high enough quality for finished pencil art. As a nice bonus, there really isn’t any store near me that sells flatbeds. It could be some time before I am able to get one and resume work on Ashes.
But I might… MIGHT be going to do a funny gamer strip soon about Rune Factory 4. :3 I have seriously been neglecting No More Save Points the last few years, even though I have ideas for strips that I’ve had written down for… seven or eight years. If I simplify the art style I use for those, it’s a possiblity it could update weekly. No promises! But I do miss doing funny stuff.