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Server move… again

Hey everyone! Nothing new to report on the content front just yet, but I am going to be changing hosts for what is hopefully the last time in a good while. This host works just fine for what I'm currently doing, but the new host will give me more space and make it easier to... experiment with certain other projects I've been wanting to try out.

As such, there's the usual chance that things will be down later this week (Thursday-Friday-ish) as domains propagate and files move and all that fancy stuff. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but if not, you can try checking my Tumblr and see if I've made any progress updates there. Sorry for the inconvenience, and see you all on the other side! Probably with a few new pictures, too, now that the gallery seems to be unborkened at long, long last.

*incoherent frustrated grumbling*


I don't have any excuses, aside from that if it's any consolation the Big Project is tantalizingly close to being done. Actually keeping up with any writing or any progress on anything else at all has been like pulling teeth, although I did at least write six more 649 mini stories in February: Ariados, Pineco, Swellow, Sealeo, Shelmet and Genesect. (Man that is a lot of bugs. Huh.) I was hoping to post them in the usual batch of ~ten, but since it's been well over a month since I wrote those and the other four are nowhere to be found... yeah.

Also, as a sidenote, there still appear to be some issues, mostly on my end, with the fanart gallery (+ the other stuff that uses the same interface like the sparkly lists and the free renders page). It's gotten to the point where I think I might need to change how I'm handling it entirely; I hope not because that's a lot of rearranging and reuploading and rewriting descriptions to do, but it may end up that way. I really need to focus on the final stretch of the Big Project for now, but once I can finally put all this grand opening nonsense behind me I'll hopefully have more time to troubleshoot (and to write, of course). Once the troubleshooting is done I have at least two more pictures to upload to the gallery, too.

In the meantime, if you are continually frustrated by the lack of new things to read, my old affiliate 6th Floor is back under a new name—Lavender Town—and is going strong again, so you can drop by there and check out some creepypastas while you wait for me to not be totally inadequate.

My website is this many! *holds up five fingers*

EDIT2: There we go! Everything seems to be working now. The styleswitcher is located in the footer for the time being, as I said—I'll find a more prominent position for it later—at the end of the menu and you now have both the Giratina style and a new Blaziken style to choose from. (Okay, not that new; it does borrow a little bit from a much older style from waaaaay back when.)

As always, let me know if something seems broken or mismatched. These styles will both look and behave their best in most modern browsers, though they should at least be functional in older ones. In particular I know there was an issue with Internet Explorer 7 and 8; I'm almost 100% sure I fixed it, but if I didn't (and if you really, really, honestly can't use any other better browser at all) then let me know how it's broken and I'll see what I can do about it.


EDIT: So I thought I'd fixed the layout and styleswitcher issues and so went ahead and set up the new layouts... only for the styleswitcher to stop working all over again. (The links are currently at the bottom of the page until I can figure out a better place to put them, although at the moment they don't do anything.) It's late now, though, so for the time being I'm just going to have to leave the site as it is. Enjoy the new (and long, long overdue considering the site's name) Giratina layout for now, and I'll see about fixing the styleswitcher at a reasonable hour so you can use the new version of the Blaziken layout instead if you want. Ugh.


It's that time of year again, when AO's birthday comes immediately after NaNo or some other similarly large endeavor and I have to scramble to scrape together something presentable for the occasion! I wasn't able to scrape together quite as much as I would've liked—namely, I was at least hoping I'd be able to finish the webcomic rec list—but while this does feel a tad underwhelming for a fifth birthday I do have a few presents and announcements! More than last year, anyway, and a lot more than the first two years where I forgot AO's birthday was a thing!

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Oh, dear.

Almost two months, Phoenix? Really? For shame. And we were doing all right there for a little while, too.

Unfortunately I still don't have much in the way of new content (or that new layout); there is a new affiliate, PokEdit, down there at the bottom, though. They've got a cool online Pokémon editing app that you'll want to try out if you're into that sort of thing, so give them a look-see. Aside from that, most of my time has gone toward the Phoenixdex and one of its secret side projects, and as certain things going on with said Phoenixdex and said project are rather important they've been demanding a lot of attention. Oh, and school. School happened. Damn you, school.

The primary reason I'm updating is to let you know that there may be a little more potential downtime in the near future. I'm switching the domain name over to a different registrar (no change in the URL or anything, just the people I'm paying for it), and as with all such changes there's a chance that the site (and the Phoenixdex) may be inaccessible for a little while as everything propagates where it needs to. I'm trying to get that done immediately; I'll see if I can post again before it actually happens, though. Hopefully everything will go smoothly!

As for actual content, I have a few ideas for blog posts that I really need to get cleaned up, so at the very least I'll try and bang out one of those before my break is up.

New year, new… organizational structure

Just a quick little update to mention that I've changed things up a little bit. I've decided that it's not worth sequestering my "blog" updates off away from the front page, partially because the front page gets lonely what with the infrequent updates and partially because this is mostly a personal site and screw it I can ramble about terrible plotbunnies on the front page if I damn well want. Likewise any fanfics that actually get posted (and that's totally going to happen this year, yep) will show up here as well, because making an additional post to say "oh hey I made a post it has fic in it" is somewhat redundant. Longer posts will of course have their content hidden under cuts so you don't have to scroll past an entire chapter of fanfic or a long-winded tirade about interactive fiction just to see what the last content update I made was.

The menu has been updated to reflect this (read: "blog" link has been axed), and now there's a sidebar on post pages so you can filter down to just blog posts, just fanfic update posts or just site update posts (for those of you who do not, in fact, enjoy my rambling about terrible plotbunnies and would rather ignore it) and so on as needed.

Oh, and my email is fine now, in case you were wondering about that. Back to business as usual.

Happy new year, errybody, and here's hoping that the front page is a little less lonely throughout 2012!

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