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December 3rd

If you've kept an eye on my past few news posts, or perhaps taken a casual stroll over to the to-do list, you might have noticed that the date "December 3rd" has been popping up a lot; no further explanation has been given, however. So what exactly is so special about December 3rd? Why did I make that a deadline for all these site updates, and why was I rushing to get it all done at the last minute thanks to NaNoWriMo and school eating up the entirety of my November?

Why, it's dcNET's third birthday, that's why! Hooray, confetti, song and dance, et cetera!

"What's that?" you ask? "Since when? What ever happened to birthdays one and two?" Well, actually, it's a funny story...

...okay, no it isn't. The truth is, I completely forgot when the site's birthday was. (I'm sorry, baby, I'm a terrible person... you know I love you, though, right? D: ) I only checked this stuff on a whim a few months ago; at first I actually thought that it was October 4th, which is when I purchased the webspace and a domain name. Turns out that that domain name was actually a different one, though, one I eventually plan to use for non-fandom, original stuff. dcNET's domain name was purchased in late November/early December—not quite clear on the exact date—and as far as searching through my old website files can tell me, dcNET itself went live on the internet for the first time on December 3rd, 2007. I felt bad for completely forgetting about it for two years, so I decided that I'd start celebrating it this year. And there you go! Birthdaytiem.

The following updates would have appeared sooner in the day, by the way, but I was still rushing to finish some of them and then my mom took the family out to see Cirque du Soleil in the middle of the afternoon. It was a great show and all, and I really enjoyed it, but way to cut into my website's birthdaytiem, Mom. >|

BUT it is not yet 12:00AM where I am, so there is still time! Let the updates begin!

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It’s November again…

...and that means that I'll be diving head first into National Novel Writing Month in an attempt to actually get some serious writing done (since apparently I can never write any fiction unless it's for a) NaNo or b) a grade). As such, you probably won't see me around much this month. Once again, though, the story I'm going to be writing should be suitable for dcNET when I'm done editing it... and editing Incarnadine Harvest from last year... and At Liberty from the year before... and I should probably stop now. I'm depressing myself. (But I am going to try really hard to finish those up one of these days! Really!)

Unfortunately I was unable to finish the ASB for Beginners revamp in time, and it's going to have to take a back seat to the NaNovel; I did make some major headway on it over the past few days, however, so with any luck it'll only take me a little while longer to finish it up once November is over. That'll be just in time for another important deadline, as you might notice if you check out the To-Do List over there. Hm. I wonder what that is, anyway?

Just so I don't leave you all in the lurch while I'm off a-noveling, I did finish creating the prize image for the Pokémon League Swap Meet Puzzle since that was something I could do quickly. If you've already solved the puzzle you'll have to enter the answer again to see it, but you should already know what that is so it shouldn't be a big deal. If you haven't solved it yet, then maybe this'll serve as some incentive to keep trying! I've gotten some positive feedback about the puzzle relatively recently, so I'm glad to hear you guys are enjoying it! (Now, I wonder if I should update the puzzle to include fifth-gen Pokémon... probably not until we get their English names, at least... hmm.)

Lastly, dcNET has another new affiliate. AobaruNet is a neat fansite with fun interactive games and interesting reviews–do yourself a favor and go give it a look!

I think that's all for now. Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it, wish me luck in NaNoWriMo, and I'll be back just in time for December 3rd, whatever that might be!

Gallery unborked

EDIT: Also made a minor tweak to the layouts so that the menu link to the page you're currently on is still clickable; that was a stupid thing included in the CMS by default and I don't know why I didn't fix it sooner.


Yep. The pictures should now be back in semi-chronological order and have their titles, dates and descriptions as best I can remember. (I still have to fix my art threads and crap, but meh.) I also uploaded a new picture, just finished a few hours ago, so there's also that. Yay moar Wargle.

Guide still isn't done; I swear I'm trying, though, because November is coming and I want all of this website stuff done so I can waste all of November on NaNoWriMo.

Gallery mildly borked again

No, still not done with the promised page yet. :( I'm trying!

I was fiddling around with the galleries on the fanart page in preparation for something else I wanted to do; the resultant fiddling has apparently deleted all of the titles and other information about all of those images (dates, comments, sort order, etc.). I guess I should've anticipated that and at least c/p'd some stuff, but I didn't! Oh, well! I'm going to have to try and remember all the crap I wrote and put everything back the way it was from scratch. The pictures themselves are still there, so don't worry about that; they're just missing their titles and all other pertinent/interesting/blah information, and they're not in the neat semi-chronological order they were in before. I apologize if this has inconvenienced you–though it's probably a bigger inconvenience to me than it is to anyone else–and will fix it as best I can as soon as possible.

(There's also the minor problem that I bet this fiddling broke the links to some of my images elsewhere–my sporadically updated art threads on a few forums, for example. Oops. I guess I'd better go fix those at some point, too. The recent ones, anyway.)

There will probably be a SUPER SPECIAL SECRET TOTALLY NOT PREDICTABLE SURPRISE starting later in the month, though, so there's that!

I blame Black and White

Erk, only a few days before my break ends and I've only just started the ASB guide. Whoops. See the title for the explanation. Damn fancy shiny new game news distracting me from everything, feh. I'm still going to try and have it done as soon as possible, of course, as I do have the old guide and several other things I've written as a decent baseline. Now that I have a few other obligations cleared up I should be able to get some work done.

Also re: title, there might be something else on the horizon (I bet you can't guess what it might be, because I'm totally not predictable like that). I still haven't actually committed to doing it yet, and if I do I still have a few decisions to make as to how I'm going to present it, but... yeah. There's also that. :p

Next update will come in a day or two and will contain moar ASB nonesense! Maybe! I hope!

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