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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

wait a sec...

Just re-engineering things a bit...

Monday, April 03, 2006

Spring Break

Sorry about the two week delay. Had finals, followed by a week of vacation, which is Horvatian for saying I took the tests, ran home, and slipped into a coma for a about a week and a half.

Of course, it's not like I wasn't thinking or anything in my coma, because I took the break to think about things (d'uh). And what it came down to was this: Should I keep going full steam ahead, or should I drop everything and steer Pylon into a different direction? Quite the quandary, at least, in my opinion. Being the stubborn kid I am, I'm just plowing along with this current story, but I harbor doubts. Maybe that is a good thing. Or bad. I don't know.

Also, I'm working on a cast page, which is almost finished, believe it or not! The hard part is trying to sum up the character into a sound byte, without getting too many useless details, but still getting good background. Also, I'm lazy.

So, back to abandoning this blog like the appendix it is.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Taking this week off to work up a buffer of sorts, because school work is starting to kill me. Also, finals are coming up again.

The good news is that it's the start of the story, anyway, so consider it a cliffhanger of sorts.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Good And Bad News

Ok, let's go good news first. I'll be able to manage to shove a strip up on the regular 3 a day schedule. It's managable for me at this time.

The Bad news is that it's extremely likely few will be colored, if any. It just takes too freakin' long sometimes, which is time I don't have. It's not going to be like the original strips, but don't expect anything like I've recently been putting out.

Just an update in case you're wondering what the hell's going on.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Old Ways...

Comicgen has a new way to update. Instead of using a ftp program to upload a picture, and then updating, you can use a nifty litttle device that uploads and posts the comic in one fell swoop.

But, I haven't used it once. I don't particularly like it much. I liked using SmartFTP to upload everything, and THEN going and updating the page. Using FTP made me feel like I'd accomplished something, that I had most definitely updated beyond all doubt. Now... I feel like I could throw anything up there real quick, and it'd be the same. I feel like it cheapens the process somehow.

I suppose it does attract newcomers, though. More people will sign up because it's easier and simpler than before. But still...

Anyway, I guess the entire thing is a moot point anyway, since Comicgen supports both methods. Eh, whatever.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Been a while...

So... it's been a while since Pylon's been updating. It looks like we're back in the clear. I removed the stinking pile that was the tagboard, I fixed the glitch where the Keenspot brand wasn't on the page, I've been messing with actually hand inking the strips (it don't look too pretty, but cut me some slack, I'm still playing around with it), and the update ftp on Comicgen is finally healthy again.

So, it looks like everything's gonna turn out alright.

So, all you people who were worried that Pylon was ending (all 3 of you), relax. Barring the apocalypse and the four horsemen riding in on a golden chariot while the universe collapses into a gigantic black hole, it'll be updating.

Now, any bets on how long this lasts?

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Messing with the comic format themselves. Most noticable in the sudden loss of color a short while ago. So, it may look a little weird or a little large sometimes. Just bear with me, hopefully it'll be painless. So far, this one way promises to offer nice looking comics with minimal interference into other things. Which is good. But it takes some getting used to. So, for the rest of Janurary and probably Feburary, expect odd changes here and there.

Also, I want to change the site design itself. It's way better than the default scheme, but not by much. Also, it has to be done entirely in html, one of the rules at Comicgen. So, not matter what, it'll probably be a large, unwieldy mass of code. Joy.

Also, I want to do a Cast page as well. The hard part is getting time to draw and make a page for that, too. It'll probably be more necessary as the strip itself gets larger, and that's just the internet strips. If I did one for the 'paper' strips, I'd have around sixty or so characters to the internet one's palty seven.

So, A lot of crap to do, and I don't know when to bother to do it.
Of course, here is the comic that spawned this blog.