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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2009 edited
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    [edited - links had expired, site re-launching]
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    I already read Will Couper's short story - but I didn't realize it was your site. :)

    Go back for another look in the morning, at faster download speeds.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2009
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    Oooohh...count me in for contributing something or other!

    I didn't realize it was your site! I'm gonna check it out later today and let you know!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2009
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    Cool, thanks guys, some feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Re: Will's story - all contributors keep the rights to publish their work for Weaponizer elsewhere, so perhaps Will has it posted on another site?

    The intention's to keep it open source, open to all, and most importantly free. For instance, one writer combined several stories into a novel he is now pitching, so I took them down at his request. It's a balance between online mag format (they usually charge) and something like Livejournal / Blogger that I was aiming for... a place for folks to see their work, and to get it seen by others. Thanks for checking it out.
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    @ Texture: nope, it's nowhere else. I wrote it for Weaponizer.


    Will
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2009 edited
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    [edited - links expired, site re-launching]

    Last upload before we relaunch in July. Thanks for all the submissions, Whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthorjohnplatt
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
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    Not to mention my story, "Auction Item Number One." Hope you all enjoy it.
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      CommentAuthorSonny
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
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    I'm very grateful to be in the presence of all these guys and gals. There's some pretty cool shit/good writers @ Weaponizer, I'm just happy to be a part of it. I especially like Fran Frett-Hollinrake's works; but really almost everyone featured has more talent in a quarter of their brain than I do in my entire being. Like I said, I'm simply happy to be a part of something. Thanks Bram.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
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    Thanks for your contributions guys. This month's stories are my favourites for a while. Hope you'll all be back in July for the re-launch!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
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    I'll keep this brief...

    My fiction site, WEAPONIZER, has re-launched today:

    Weaponizer Logo 09

    There are, as mentioned on this thread before, a bunch of Whitechapel types writing for the site, all of whom have given me some brilliant work. Read all about the changes here.

    Rather than posting a bunch of links, I'm going to ask anyone who is interested in fiction to please follow the WPNZR blog. I'll be adding all new content, and indeed all of the content from the last 18 months, to the RSS Feed, to make it easily searchable. Another advantage of following the blog - we're about to launch a sister site, Black Lantern Music, which will offer free downloads from a wealth of noise, dubstep, techno, electronica and hip-hop artists. We will add links to all of these downloads to the RSS Feed at WPNZR.

    Highlights coming up -

    Interviews with hip-hop geniuses Juice Aleem (up today), Anti-Pop Consortium and Thavius Beck.

    Fiction from Dan Black, Will Couper, Will Ellwood, John Royal, ICAM and myself (to name but a few!).

    Art and comics from a variety of talented individuals, starting with the awesome Andre Navarro, whose fantastic splash pages from the Splash Page Art Thread inspired me to start hosting comics and artwork on the front page.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for your support. The Whitechapel community is a continuing source of inspiration to me - it makes me really happy how many of you have either contributed to or supported Weaponizer. I'll be on Twitter sending out links to new content, feel free to hit me up there or with an email if you have any comments or suggestions.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
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    I just submitted one.

    I've now got The Shitting Fear.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Thanks for the submission Fauxhammer. No fear, you're in good company!
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    Don't worry Fauxhammer. You'll be treated right.


    Will
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      CommentAuthorSonny
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Looks great! Clean, simple, efficient. It'll be a surprise when I see what piece of mine you're including, I have no clue. It's great you'll be posting art now too. Does that include paintings, photography, mixed media, etc. in addition to comic art?
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Cheers Sonny. Will leave it as a surprise whats up next! Up for lots of different visual arts - anything that will hold attention for a few weeks! Oldhat is giving us some photography for November. I'm not archiving the art stuff as yet though.
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      CommentAuthorruzkin
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Submitted! My first flash fic piece in... maybe three years? Fun to get back into it, hope you enjoy.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2009
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    ruzkin, that submission was truly awesome. Look out for it in a week or so!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    Okay, so the re-launch of Weaponizer has been a big success, and I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading all the new submissions from my fellow WCers. The biggest deal for me has been incorporating visual elements - we kicked off with a great 2-page splash art thingy from Andre Navarro, this month we've got Robin LeBlanc (oldhat) sharing a very beautiful photo she took. I'm currently looking at adding webcomics to the site as well, will keep you all posted on that.

    Now we're on to the next phase, though - which is making the site look more sexy.

    As such, I would like to announce the WEAPONIZER LOGO DESIGN CHALLENGE!

    Our current logo is (fairly obviously) an image from the net, with some stock font-age. It's okay, but not great - it was always meant to be just a place-marker. I would like to get a new logo on the site - and I want one of you talented Whitechapel peeps to design it, if you're game.

    What's in it for me, I hear you cry? Well, hopefully there would be some renumeration involved - I'm planning to start a CafePress store selling tees with the logo on, and whoever wins the challenge will of course get the lions share of the profits from any such sales. Also, I'll post all the entries on the blog, with links to your respective sites, so hopefully there will be a bit of cross-traffic for you. This is how it works - you license the logo to me under Creative Commons, but anything we use it on which makes money (tees, CDs, gigs, books, whatever) would give you a profit share (the details of which I can discuss with the winning entrant).

    This is a WC-only thing at the moment - I've been so mightily impressed by the work done on the R/R and other art threads, that I really think this is the best place to look for a new logo. I'm not going to open it up to the general public unless you lot are completely uninterested in having a crack at it.

    DESIGN BRIEF

    I'm really into retro rayguns - but your design doesn't necessarily have to be one of these.

    Things to avoid - real weapons (tanks, bombs, guns). Been there, done that - I'm much more interested in future / unlikely / fantasy weapons now.

    Black and white preferably, or using a limited colour pallette (sticking with the orange / red / blues of the current logo where possible).

    That's it! I'm really excited to see what you come up with. Thanks once again for supporting the site.
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      CommentAuthorYoav
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009 edited
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    @ Texture. Retro rays guns. Nice brief. Hope Sizer has seen this, he's just posted the most amazing bunch of logos on the artists thread. Maybe there's time for one more this year!

    Even if they are vague are there any hints as to the typography / font feel?
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      CommentAuthorYoav
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    Thought I'd get the ball rolling. None of these are quite right and there's something great to be done if designing the gun from scratch, maybe typography on the gun, or a figure carrying it...