NOVEMBER 7TH 2020
I split off my artwork gallery from my fiction gallery! :D There's now a Fiction link up in the navigation bar, and I also wiggled the order of the links around for, hopefully, easier navigation. Feels a little more balanced now.
So far, Masquerade, The Summoning's excerpt, and a new short, As Long As Possible are on that page - I hope to have one or two more shorts from the Black Stag - White Doe setting done to round it out before 2020 ends, but! For now I'm very happy with it, and I'm happy I've been able to write two things to share this year at all.
OCTOBER 6TH 2020
I added the short story Masquerade to the gallery section, above The Summoning's excerpt! Eventually, I'd like to expand to having a page dedicated to just cataloging short stories I've written that are free to read. I'd like to start writing and sharing short stories again without a pay gate - though, as always, any financial support that helps me keep the lights on is appreciated more than I can properly express. ♥
AUGUST 29TH 2020
I added a guestbook to the bottom of the homepage, haha. That's all. ♥
AUGUST 28TH 2020
Having a news page was always something I thought about in the early aughts, when I was a kiddo on the internet in the days before mainstream content aggregation websites and corporate social media sites. Like Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook. Pinterest. Probably many others that I'm forgetting. But they're all pretty forgettable, if I'm being very honest in how I think of social media and the mainstream internet. It's all very yuck, to me.
Social media seems to only bring out the worst in me. It brings to the surface the kind of person that wants to snap off "witty", scathing, authoritative remarks about subjects that, while I do have a lot of knowledge about, are not suited for discussion on a site with a 280 character limit and no limit to how far it can spread out of context. Or sites that explicitly shove inflammatory things on your feed because the algorithms encourage engagement above all else. "Engagement". The word just makes my skin crawl.
To that end, I've been looking towards the past and doing what a seems anathema to a lot of folks online today: learning how to code as a hobby, and putting a lot love and elbow grease into coding this website as a home base. Especially in the last couple months. It's a professional site to be sure - but it's not meant to be a shiny place to show industry professionals, for industry jobs. Maybe I'll make a really simple secondary website for that, if I ever decide I want to put my foot in that particular door.
But this site - is meant to be for me. Elegant but maybe a little messy. Constantly in flux, but not chaotically so. At least - I hope not. I have an image to maintain in some respects, haha.
Not every news post will be a behemoth like this one; this is just getting the party started and providing some context. Also, I have to have a certain amount of text to push the content box down the whole length of the page because the CSS is a little itty bitty bit spaghetti and I'm just too damned too lazy to fix it.
On to the actual news bits: this page is very obviously brand new as of the date up top, but! I've also added a new Sketchlog page, shuffled some of the art around in my Gallery to that page, and I want to bring attention to the recently added Subscribestar Guide - for those adult content creators who need a place to call home that won't boot them the second they dip into more unconventional territory with their fiction.
A bit of an older update, but I've also added my Terms of Service and my Commission Prices pages back here too, for those folks that are looking for that kind of info. :)
That's all for now! ♥