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1  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Looking to commission a few CF guest comics on: October 19, 2014, 11:44:31 PM
Tentatively closed, and as I've had three offers.  Still working out details, so if someone wants to be a backup, feel free to let me know.

2  Other Realms / Random Topics / Arm updates on: October 19, 2014, 05:24:50 PM

Very many people ask me how my arms are doing on a very frequent basis.  Here is a status update and general arm facts.

- There are a great many ups and downs, and progress cannot be measured on a day to day, or even week to week basis.  Doctors' appointments and tests are scheduled many weeks apart, so there are usually no new developments except on a month to month basis.

- Comparing this month to last, the right arm is definitely better.

- For the past two months or so, I've been extremely light on the right arm.  Whether it is actually healing or just feels better because I haven't been using it is up in the air.

- It has been suggested that there may be a pinched nerve in the right elbow or something.  I have an appointment with a specialist about this and will likely need more tests to confirm.  I probably won't know for sure for another several weeks.

- Much of my inactivity is actually due to my left arm.  Doing my day job, drawing, and especially one handed typing all with my left are extremely taxing and cause it to hurt sometimes, so I have to cut back while the right is still in " no use" mode.  (I write longer posts such as this using voice recognition, by the way.)

If in the upcoming weeks I receive adequate evidence that not using the right arm is helping it heal, I will continue to do so.  However, if not, I will go back to light usage like I was doing in August and save strain on the left.

I will try to provide an update at least once a month or so!
3  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Looking to commission a few CF guest comics on: October 19, 2014, 04:12:57 PM

As part of a strategy to rest both tendinitis-stricken arms AT THE SAME TIME and also avoid playing buffer catch up like I did in July, I am looking to commission two to three canon Crimson Flag guest comics.  These are actual pages in the story line that will appear on the site in the normal story sequence (tentatively looking at upcoming pages 328, 329, and 330).

This will only be posted here as I'm primarily looking for artists who are actively involved in the community and interested in my work.  There is quite a lot of talent here, and I'd actually prefer a different artist for each page if only to see a variety of interpretations of the cast.  However, if I only get one taker who is interested in taking two or three, that is fine as well.

Interested parties please note the following:

- You should be available for work and be able to get started soon.  In fact, if someone gets back to me in two days and is interested, I can send out the info for 328 pretty quickly.

- Once you receive all necessary materials, details are worked out, and you are paid, I will expect a finished page within two weeks.  This is a hard deadline.  For comparison, it generally takes me 10-12 hours to complete a page.

- You will receive a template with all the panels and speech bubbles already in place, which you will be able to draw underneath, along with thumbnails/layout diagrams and panel descriptions, character references, etc.

- I will need a sketch to approve before finalizing.  If I am horrible in asking for revisions, the deadline will obviously be relaxed.  But I'm usually not bad. 

- You are free to draw the characters in your own style.  However, if you get a page with Lucian, you will be required to draw his hair correctly.

- As you will be receiving secret information on future comics, a vow of silence is required.  ;)

If the above did not scare you away, please take a look at the last several comics and determine a ballpark price quote.  E-mail (kendo -at- or forum PM me your quote and we'll discuss!  Please don't be shy in determining a quote.  CF is an extremely important project to me, and considering I am asking for premium delivery above, I have no problem paying.

Thanks, folks!
4  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: BlueDragon62's Artwork on: October 14, 2014, 11:03:52 PM
5  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Comic 321 on: October 12, 2014, 09:56:09 PM
Actually, Tod was not involved with the coloring part.  Essentially I was not terribly confident with fur patterns in my earliest gray fox coloring attempts!  (See all Virmirs, Lucian, proto-Julian.) Hence the simplification.  By the time I colored Julian for the first time a few strips in, I decided to give him at least a little red under the clothes for consistency.
6  Other Realms / Random Topics / The Complete And Accurate Technical Support Log Of Family Member #716 on: October 11, 2014, 11:03:55 PM
The following is a log of technical support given to Family Member #716 via phone and usually involving Teamviewer, a useful remote assistance program in which I am able to control the other person's computer. Family Member #716 has been named as such for purposes of identity protection. Family Member #716 has an extremely long history of technical support requests, spanning many years.  But details of these surreal encounters have muddied overtime.  Thus to preserve such experiences, I will make efforts to record these events as they occur from now on.

I have seen Family Member #716's laptop in person one time.  It is a beaten, battered thing.  Keys crusted with dust and grime. Scratches and scuffs denting its edges.  One feels the need to wash his hands upon touching it. Family Member #716 repeatedly insists that it is only one year old, when it is in fact at least four or five (although only in use for 1 to 2 years, following the death of a far worse condition machine which was finally put out of its misery by a leaky roof).

The following log is presented as accurately as possible.


October 10, 2014

Family Member #716 has a problem.  Family Member #716 is unable to access FireFox.

I inquire what happens when Family Member #716 attempts to access FireFox.

Family Member #716 is unable to describe what happens beyond it not working.  Requests Teamviewer session.

Upon Teamviewer-ing in, I discover that FireFox is working perfectly, however its home page has been changed to

"When I try to go to FireFox, this Ask keeps coming up!  I haven't been able to pull up my email or do anything for two days!"

Solution: Uninstall Ask tool bar and reset home page to google so Family Member #716 can google webmail and other sites instead of of using Ask.  Attempted to explain the concept of using the address bar as a temporary solution to access google, however this was likely lost.

As a side note, Family Member #716 had apparently installed the toolbar while trying to access google maps, but found the wrong site.
7  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: CZM offline on: October 03, 2014, 10:53:07 PM
Later, CZM!  Good luck!
8  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Comic 318 on: September 20, 2014, 10:56:47 PM
Never thought there would be a need for scenery/speech bubble censoring, but I have been wrong before.

There is no scenery/speech bubble censoring in this comic, though!
9  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: F.O.Y. on: September 13, 2014, 10:34:51 PM
Hate it when this happens!

He he, thanks again for writing this! Very highly amused. Gray Fox Wink

*gives her belly a smack for good measure!*
10  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: The Coonie Coin (and the Amazing Adventures of Azariah Raccoon) on: September 01, 2014, 11:17:25 PM
Interesting start! Looking forward to seeing what coony adventures await you. Gray Fox Wink
11  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Car Wash on: September 01, 2014, 10:04:31 PM
Caleb, stuff needs to happen in stories. Like, giant pizza robot attack or something. Trees.
12  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Houdini on: September 01, 2014, 10:03:27 PM
This is pretty good! It starts out like your average cut and dry TF story, and I was expecting things to resolve that way. And then you follow through with his experiences post-TF, and throw some twists as the end which are pretty cool. It's just the start of this guy's journey. Good stuff!
13  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Stopmotion on: September 01, 2014, 09:26:49 PM
Need a new thread as what follows doesn't quite fit in the other topics.

Take it away, VirBot!
14  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Freezing on: August 30, 2014, 08:44:41 PM
Ha ha! This is aweeeeesome. I love the crazy-TFs as defense.  I think I totally make sense as a general-king.

But the eeeevil mage got away! This must be resolved once and for all! Part 2 MUST be written!
15  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Chase's July Pairings on: August 15, 2014, 08:19:04 PM
This is great. No changes from me!
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