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The Scriptorium / Re: Sound FX and Automatopia
« on: June 24, 2012, 10:37:14 AM »
sigh, can't even spell Onomatopoeia when I quick search it on google... YOU HAVE FAILED ME OH MIGHTY GOOGLE!

Muninn - I like the idea of using a different font, I think the only reason that I haven't is because I'm lazy and need to search for free fonts on the net that would work with it.  Or pony up the cash for paid ones.

Duskglass - What would you have used?  That's the best that I could think of after like half an hour of typing crap in, deleting it, making people look at me funny while I make the sound effect...

The Scriptorium / Sound FX and Automatopia
« on: June 24, 2012, 02:45:21 AM »
So I just had someone comment on a sound effect that I made up for the latest page (Seen here: calling it unorthadox.  I didn't really think about it much when I typed it in past, 'What would a large magically sealed door sound like when being opened?'

So that made me want to ask all of you: What do you do when you don't have an obvious spelling for a sound effect?

Bonus question: Do you think what I have in there makes sense for what I'm trying to convey?

The Tinkerer's Workshop / Re: Wordpress 3.4/Comicpress 2.9.4
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:30:36 PM »
So I looked, and in the One-click install application management section, I have it set to Update automatically.  Guess I have no leg to stand on in my annoyance.

Changed it so that they notify me that it's available.  Anyone that's using Dreamhost might want to check on this to make sure they're not auto-updating if you're not ready for it.

Go to:
One-Click Installs
Manage Installed Applications
Select the Domain you have your application installed on
Edit the "Upgrade Action" section

The Tinkerer's Workshop / Re: Wordpress 3.4/Comicpress 2.9.4
« on: June 18, 2012, 04:55:48 PM »
So Dreamhost decided that I needed WP 3.4 and upgraded me automatically... Not sure how I feel about that since everything is okay.  Think I'm still going to hold off on CP2.9.4

Webcomic Talk and Squee / Re: So Controversial!
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:48:07 AM »
This is how the majority of vocal America feels about it's Sexuality.  As soon as it makes someone uncomfortable, people freak out.  When it comes to violence however, we don't bat an eye.

Strange culture.  I live here and I don't get it.

The Tinkerer's Workshop / Re: Wordpress 3.4/Comicpress 2.9.4
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:40:12 AM »
Ugh, this is what I was afraid of... Screw that.

I don't think there are any major changes right now with Wordpress.  I'm just going to keep it as is and suppress my OCD need to not have anything in my update section.

Down boy, DOWN!

The Tinkerer's Workshop / Wordpress 3.4/Comicpress 2.9.4
« on: June 14, 2012, 03:25:50 PM »
So yeah... the new Wordpress is out, and Frumph made a new version of Comicpress to go with it.

Just wanted to see if anyone out there has experienced issues with the new builds.

I dunno. XD I used to have a similar setup to dusk's current one, and... sometimes I think I actually get LESS comments now than I used to, now that I've moved the shoutbox onto the main page instead of keeping it tucked away.

You know, I don't really know about using shoutbox.  It's a common complaint of Mith's that we often talk in the Tavern Chatter rather than posting in the forums.

This is one of the reasons that I'm afraid of starting a forum on our site.  I don't want people to stop talking in the comment section.  While it can be a bit clunky, we get some silliness in there that I think would be lost, mainly because some people just don't like interacting in forum boards.  Not that it's going to stop me, many of the readers have been begging for one since we mentioned that I was going to run so web based RPs... maybe that's why...

Well anyways.  You don't have to go to extremes to build a relationship with your readers, you just need to engage them somehow.  It can be as simple as having a poll on your website, having a Q&A week where you answer their questions directly (Make sure to do shoutout's on the page so they feel special), or even just making a huge deal in your page blog about new fanart that you get.

The fanart thing is something that Naarie goes out of her way to do and I think that's bolstered some people to make some since Naarie posts about it on the main page, but also we link to them in the gallery so that they get full credit and a way for someone to find them if they like it.  It's little things like this that make them feel special and build a bond with your readership.

But be careful and don't get too close, you want to maintain the reader/writer barrier so that things don't get... awkward...

The Town Hall / Re: State of the community: June 2012
« on: June 06, 2012, 12:00:00 AM »
Very true, and it will be somewhere for people to go and get advice for starting a webcomic beyond the vanilla, "Just do it" that every webcomic artist answers with.  I know that for me and Naarie it was really hard to find a single stop shop for getting started in webcomics.  We had to piece together everything before starting.

The Town Hall / Re: State of the community: June 2012
« on: June 05, 2012, 04:14:49 PM »
The only thing that I can see from having the Academy subforum is that some of the information might become redundant with what's in the Tinkerer's Workshop or Scriptorium.

Events and Conventions / Re: Fanimecon 2012 (San Jose, CA, USA)
« on: May 26, 2012, 12:58:10 PM »
Woooo!!! At Fanime now with Naarie.

Anyone else around?

Only recently have I been going to cons with the intent to buy stuff in the artist alley.  I've found that the dealer's hall just isn't stocked with stuff that I want to get.  Probably because I can get it all online cheaper.

With my experiences as a buyer, I find that most are just forgettable.  Maybe it's just the cons that I go to, but most people aren't very adept in the ways of salesmanship.  They're either over the top and off putting, or closed off and invisible.  No one has really found the happy medium in the cons that I've gone to that makes me want to pony up the cash to buy stuff.

When it comes down to it, I'm pretty stingy with my cash, because I have to really want something to go out of my way to buy it.  I've actually found that most people in the artist alley don't have much desperation to sell their stuff, but that may be because 80% of artist alleys are just people getting a table and setting up a sign that says they're selling commissions for $X and then sitting behind the table, ear deep in their sketch book not interacting with con attendees.  There's an over saturation in these cons that makes it so that there's nothing worthwhile to buy in my opinion, but that really comes down to the con and what they allow people to sell.

On the other end of it, stay out of my freaking walkway.  I don't want you stopping me when I'm browsing and dragging me over to your table, even if your stuff looks nice and I would have bought something anyways, it makes me disinterested and even more stingy with my cash.

The Tavern / Re: Giving Away Nerdy Stuff
« on: April 28, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »
I'll take the Fate Stay Night figures.  95008 is my zip.  Paypal ok?

The Tavern / Re: What do you do when you don't feel well?
« on: April 19, 2012, 05:57:33 PM »
I like sleep! I feel like I get some of my best ideas while I'm drifting off to sleep... And then I promptly forget them, of course.

Beer and Pizza before going to bed always makes memorable dreams for me.

Events and Conventions / Re: Intervention 2012 (Rockville, MD)
« on: April 19, 2012, 05:51:52 PM »
This sound really cool.  I like that there's something starting out there for digital mediums.  Something about going to small press expo's that make me seem out of place a bit.  Wish it wasn't on the east coast though, either that or wish we were bigger and had a few cons under our belt to justify going out there.

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