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    • Depression

    • Posted by Rootfireember on 3 Jun 12
    • Just ... having major issues dealing with my depression and increased mental crap as of late and cannot deal with people anymore, or whatever. Pretend to be normal, happy, relate. any of it at all.

      So I'm shutting down socially. Turned off facebook, stepping back from Twitter, G+ and chat. I just don't feel I have anything I can contribute anymore, and I can't deal with people.

      I don't know when I'll get better, or if I CAN get better.
      My life feels like a tornado. Even with a herd of professionals trying to help. Or who are supposed to help.

      I know a lot of you probably won't believe this or agree with it. But it's my choice, and at least this way I'm sparing you from having to deal with the fallout of my fallout. It's not polite or right for me to impose my madness on you guys; and some of you are clearly sick of my bullshitting and whining, and you deserve a break. Hell, even I am sick of myself.
    • Web Comic Collective

    • Posted by jamiegambell on 3 May 12
    • It's not near live yet, but I'm in the process of setting up a web site upon which myself and other creators will be sharing their creator owned series as webcomics.

      The idea is to have weekly updates with each story, but have enough stories so that the content seems to be updating daily.

      I know this is not really the newest of ideas, but it is something new for me to be trying out.

      However, do people still see webcomics as a viable option for getting their story out? Are we seeing a signal to noise ratio shift, which makes it harder to be heard because it's easier to broadcast?

      Technically:

      I have a couple of shorts up there at the moment, and would love to hear what people think about the page to page navigation.

      I'm using Squarespace, and basically it's a bit hacked together - having a journal page set to one item per page, and in reverse chronological order (oldest first, rather than traditional blogging setting of newest entry first).

      As there doesn't seem to be any seem-less way of transitioning from page to page, it's basically a case of creating "Previous/Next" hyperlinks within the entry.

      Please let me know what you think, thank you -

      http://www.monkeypipestudios.com/samurai-billy/
    • Random Questions

    • Posted by Rootfireember on 5 Apr 12
    • In our current life, electronic copies of books are becoming more and more prevalent, making the physical object -the book - redundant. Some would say it's going the way of the dinosaur- going extinct, becoming a mere curio...

      What do you think the value of a book is?
      What is it that sets it apart from a digital replica on a screen?
      With the creation of books -and now digital texts- for the masses, have they lost something they had when they were rarer?

      Do people still even make hand-made books?
    • The Litany Against Fear - auf Deutsch

    • Posted by Finagle on 27 Mar 12
    • Ich muss keine Angst haben.
      Angst ist der Geist-Killer.
      Angst ist der kleine-Tod, der völligen Vernichtung bringt.
      Ich werde meine Angst konfrontiert.
      Ich werde es ihr ermöglichen, über mir und durch mich passieren.
      Und wenn es gegangen ist vorbei Ich werde drehen das innere Auge auf seinem Weg zu sehen.
      Wo die Angst ist weg es wird nichts sein.
      Nur will ich bleiben.
    • I miss Warren

    • Posted by Rootfireember on 4 Mar 12
    • i miss Warren. And Warren-kitty.
      Haven't seen Warren-kitty since late summer. I think he's living the life of an indoor cat, but I'm not sure; so I worry about the old surly Tom.

      As far as Mr Ellis goes, I miss him here, too. But I also understand he has his own shit to do, and he couldn't be with us forever.

      *sigh*

      Guess I'm still getting used to Si,
      And i don't think he has kitties. :(
    • Cthulhu help me, I'm reading Twilight

    • Posted by RenThing on 2 Mar 12
    • Long story short, a friend of mine, upon hearing my negative opinion of the Twilight series, asked me if I'd even read it, to which I replied no. He then challenged me to read it so that I could then bash it from an educated perspective and I grudgingly admitted he might have a point. Another friend of mine then challenged me to read the entire series in the month of March.

      http://twopens.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/31-days-of-twilight-day-1-in-which-matt-dives-into-twilight-and-comes-up-sputtering/