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Ten years of this nonsense

I'm still having some difficulty processing it, to be honest. Ten years. Ten years ago was when the Demented Chicken Network first saw the light of day, tossed up on some inexpensive hosting while I was lounging around in my dorm during freshman year. And having written that I've just realized that this website, as dcNET and Altered Origin and all the miscellanous constituent projects that popped up here and there and were eventually folded back in, like Insubstantiality (my sporadic "blogging") or 493 (the one-shot pokédex project that survives today as 807 mini), has been with me for almost my entire adult life so far. Oh, man. That's... that's a thing. That is a thing. I don't know what to do with this information.

I'll figure it out eventually, I suppose. In the mean time, how about a few birthday updates so you visitors can enjoy yourselves while I'm over here having my mind blown?

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Knockin' a little dust off

Long time no see, friends! Haven't made much headway on the larger projects yet, unfortunately, but I figured I could at least put up some new fanart I've been forgetting to upload for ages. Check out the two new(ish) pics there, and, just so there's a little something in it for you, the Rayquaza piece is also available as wallpaper suitable for your smartphone! I need to do a bit of thinking about how I might want to make them more readily available going forward, but for now, here, have some links:

Normal Rayquaza on black: 720x1280 - 1080x1920
Shiny Rayquaza on white: 720x1280 - 1080x1920

A few small changes

A quick update to mention two things:

  • There was another backend software change, hahaha whoops. This should not have affected very much on your end, but a few tiny things may be different here and there, and there are still a few hopefully-unnoticeable bumps that need smoothing out. If anything's broken or weird, let me know.
  • Comments have been entirely disabled again for now, as almost nobody was using them and they're honestly more trouble than they're worth. If something comes up in the future that makes adding that feature back a worthwhile idea I'll consider it at that time. For now, if you need to reach me, you can use any of the methods on the contact page.

Since the traditional resolution post didn't go up on January 1st, I'll be posting it tomorrow instead, along with a few new drabbles. See you then!

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