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February 20, 2013

Blogbuilder 3.26 and 3.27

Over the past month we have released 2 new versions of Blogbuilder, with a number of improvements and long-standing bug fixes:

  • You can now choose a fixed width version of any of the existing blog designs, and also easily move the sidebar to the right side of the page, by selecting from the options on the Appearance admin page.
  • We've added the ability to add social sharing buttons to each of your entries, using the "Show 'Like' buttons" option. This will add Facebook Like, Tweet, and Google +1 buttons to the entry.
  • We've adjusted the layout of each blog on small-screen mobile devices for easier reading.
  • And we've fixed issues including:
    • Adding tags to entries on the 'Admin entries' page.
    • Links disappearing in IE8 on the Create entry drop-down.
    • Listing entries by tags with Chinese characters, and untagged entries.
    • Apostrophes in image descriptions causing problems with inserting images.
    • Departments being listed in the wrong faculty in the directory.
    • Blockquotes not being inserted correctly.

June 14, 2011

Blogbuilder 3.25

We've just released a new version of Warwick Blogs (the last one was nearly 2 years ago!) with a number of improvements and bug fixes:

  • We've improved the RSS and Atom feeds from your blogs, and also added JSON support (add ?json=json to the URL, and you can add callback and assign parameters to do JSONP). For example: http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/news/?json=json
  • We've significantly improved our support for newer web browsers (IE9, Chrome, Firefox 4) and you should find fewer problems using these browsers with Warwick Blogs
  • We've added OAuth support to Warwick Blogs with the following details:
  • Request token: https://websignon.warwick.ac.uk/oauth/requestToken?scope=urn%3Ablogs.warwick.ac.uk%3Ablogbuilder%3Aservice
  • Authorisation: https://websignon.warwick.ac.uk/oauth/authorise
  • Access token: https://websignon.warwick.ac.uk/oauth/accessToken
  • You'll need a consumer key and secret to use OAuth to Warwick Blogs in your own application, you can contact the IT Services Helpdesk (helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk) to request this
  • We've modified the Atom API to allow setting of arbitrary permissions by adding the special elements <blogbuilder:read-permission> and <blogbuilder:comment-permission> - these can be set to webgroups, names of groups on the blog in question, or to the special strings Anyone, Staff, Students or Alumni.
  • We've increased the text limit for the biography and contact details sections of the profile page significantly (32,000 characters)
  • We've added more "Back to Blog Manager" and "Back to my blog" links to the Admin section to make it easier to navigate
  • We've fixed issues with uploading files with spaces in and inserting media into the editor

As always, if you have any problems you can comment below or email the IT Services helpdesk at helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk


September 14, 2009

Bugfix release

We've just redeployed a new version of Warwick Blogs with a few bug fixes and changes.

  • Anonymous users can no longer post web links in their comments, which should hopefully reduce the level of spam we have been receiving from paid-for spam companies
  • The Admin Entries page is now paginated, and should load a lot faster
  • Creative Commons copyright items are fixed
  • Departmental groups are fixed
  • WGA members should now be able to register for new blogs

There are a few other fixes as well, and some general tidying up. If you find any problems, or have any comments, feel free to reply here or email elab at elab@warwick.ac.uk


May 28, 2008

New release

A new version of Blogbuilder was released this morning, with the following changes:

Improved WYSIWYG Editor

TinyMCE 3.0

Version 3 of the "TinyMCE" WYSIWYG editor has been rolled out onto the system. This has a new design and should have an improved editing experience.

This also includes fixes for previously known bugs with the Blockquote and Spellcheker features - these should work as designed now.

PNG Resizing

The long-standing known bug where PNG images were not resized properly and either did not display at all or displayed with an ugly red overlay has been fixed.

Comments and suggestions can be made in response to this entry, by email to blogs@warwick.ac.uk or on the Blogs feedback forum


March 26, 2008

Blogs in People Search

Writing about web page http://search.warwick.ac.uk/people

As some of you may have noticed, we are currently trialling a new People Search application as part of the Warwick website search at http://search.warwick.ac.uk/people - these results also appear on general searches on the Warwick website.

As part of the results for this, we display the user's Warwick Blog or e-Portfolio if they have one, and so if you have a Warwick Blog (or an e-portfolio), you'll find that your blog appears in search results, which may or may not be something you'd like to happen.  For example, a search for Mat Mannion reveals a Warwick Blog:

Mat Mannion

If you don't want your blog to appear in search results, you can turn off "Show in blog directory" from your blog's Settings page. Click here for more detailed instructions - it may take up to a week for the directory to update and for your blog to be removed from results.

If the wrong blog appears for your name, you can leave a comment on this entry or email us at blogs@warwick.ac.uk - this usually happens because the wrong blog is marked as your "personal" blog; we can change which blog is marked as your personal blog for you.


February 12, 2008

Flash player issues

SiteBuilder and Warwick Blogs use various Flash players in order to play multimedia e.g. MP3 audio, FLV videos. The most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player (9.0.115.0) has a bug that is causing all of these players to break. Technical details of this bug from Adobe can be found here.

As this was a minor Flash Player update most users will not have the affected version (9.0.47.0 for example works fine). We hope that Adobe will release an update to the player soon to fix the problem.

If you are experiencing problems playing multimedia in SiteBuilder or Blogs, try going to this page and see which version you have installed. If it is 9.0.115.0 you can install the previous version using the links below, which should fix the problem.

Internet Explorer 6 & 7

Firefox


January 25, 2008

AV Recording

A new version of Blogbuilder has been released today. This includes a number of corrective fixes (in particular, to adding and removing users to groups on your blog). This release also includes a new feature, allowing users to record audio and video into their blog entries. This is inserted in the same way as other videos into blog entries.

For more information, please see the FAQ Can I record a video or audio file in my blog entry?


January 11, 2008

New release

We've released a new version of BlogBuilder today with a few new features.

New Aggregation Views 

Recent Entries (final design)Firstly (and most visibly to most users), we've created a new design for our aggregation pages, as we thought the old design was now getting more than a little dated. Hopefully, this should make entries easier to read. We've also added some new ways to see different kinds of entries:

  • Entries by students
  • Entries by staff members
  • Entries by alumni
  • Entries in "personal" blogs
  • Entries in "academic" blogs

For the moment we are adding blogs to the list of "personal" or "academic" blogs as we go along - if you think that your blog fits this category, please email blogs@warwick.ac.uk.

Comment Moderation

You can now choose to moderate comments on your blog entries, if you wish, from the Settings screen in the "Admin" section of your blog. Moderating comments means that they won't actually appear on your blog until you've approved them.  You can choose to moderate the comments of all users, or just users who are not logged in.

More information can be found here.

Skipping over entries

On the "Recent entries" page, there's now a little box at the top of each entry showing the date and time of the entry.  These boxes have an extra, very handy function; if you don't think you'll want to read a particular entry, clicking on its date/time box will skip you straight to the next entry, and leave your mouse cursor perfectly positioned to do the same thing again should that be what you want.  This makes skipping through "All recent entries" looking for things which might interest you much easier.

As always, we welcome any comments or suggestions about these new features; please feel free to comment on this entry. 


November 15, 2007

BlogBuilder Update

We have released a new version of BlogBuilder today on blogs.warwick.ac.uk. This new version is mainly a bug fix release, tidying up some loose threads that have been hanging over the past few months. However, there are a few improvements that users may notice:

  • We have upgraded our image editing software to the latest version. This should offer increased quality and usability when using this feature. Read more about image editing
  • The code that runs at the backend of lookups for music, books, DVDs and games has also been upgraded, so writing reviews should be improved. FAQ
  • When writing a comment, clicking the preview button will show the correct number of your comment, and will also show you all previous comments - so you can refer back and quote previous comments, and also see if there have been new comments since you started writing FAQ
  • We have also upgraded a lot of core libraries included in Blogbuilder, which should hopefully improve performance for users

Comments, bugs and suggestions can be posted on this entry or the blogs forum

Update 9th Nov: These features have been postponed until further notice

Update 2 15th Nov: These features have been re-deployed with problems with blog forms and comments hopefully resolved


October 18, 2007

Three years on

Warwick Blogs has been running for a little bit more than three years now; we had a pilot period between about May and September 2004, then we went live in October 2004, offering a blog to every student and staff member who wanted one.  That means that Warwick Blogs has now run for three consecutive academic years, so it seems as though this might be an interesting time to look at some statistics for those three years.  Here they are:-

Blogs Authors Posts Comments Commenters Photos
04/5 2,362 2,242 35,983 88,231 8,602 48,709
05/6 988 1,721 32,411 70,261 7,344 45,954
06/7 800 1,396 24,254 31,829 6,340 16,111

Essentially, usage is declining.  Can we hazard any guesses as to why?  I can think of three reasons, though I'm sure there may be others:-

  1. In the first year, we marketed the existence of blogs very heavily, with posters, fridge magnets, beer mats and anything else we could think of.  We went to some time and trouble to get these promotional materials dstributed widely; into academic departments, University House and the residences.  We had an enormous banner made and put it up in University House so that students who were queuing to register might see it and remember it.  Then in the second year, we did a little bit of the same sort of stuff - but nothing like as much.  And in the third year we did no marketing at all (and we haven't done anything in this, the fourth year, either).

  2. This is just a theory, but I think there was a moment when we were first getting started when blogging was, relatively speaking, a new, shiny, interesting thing, (and our own system was itself new and shiny), and I wonder if we benefited from that timing.  But nothing can stay new forever, and there are now many more alternatives to having a Warwick Blog; you can have a blog in any number of good and interesting systems, like Vox or Typepad.  Or you can Twitter instead of blogging.  Or...

  3. ... you could have a Facebook account, and I suspect that this swamps number 1 or 2.  For social networking within the academic community, Facebook is all-conquering, and we observe a startling number of students who have a Facebook account before they arrive or get one soon after they start. And if you already have a Facebook account then it's not immediately obvious that you need another place to write about what you're doing, or another place to share your photos (hence the precipitous drop in the number of photos uploaded; they've all gone into Facebook instead).
One interesting trend that we observe as this academic year got started, though: the proportion of blog entries which are essentially academic in nature seems to have risen sharply.  It's too soon to say yet whether this year will continue the overall downwards trend from last year, but it's very noticeable when looking at the recent entries for the last week or so that (a) most of them have some degree of permissions set on them (mostly "Staff only", presumably because they're entries written at the behest of a tutor), and (b) they're almost all course or study related.  Perhaps this is also a consequence of the Facebook explosion; institutional systems such as ours end up settling into a different niche (ironically, the one we had thought we were originally building for), the area of study and personal development-related blogging.  Time will tell.


September 24, 2007

Comments Re–enabled

Follow-up to Comments Disabled from Blogbuilder news

Comments on Warwick Blogs entries have now been re-enabled. We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Changes that you may wish to note:

  • The default anti-spam question has been changed (so unless you've changed it yourself, yours will have too)
  • The bug in Textile that allowed arbitrary attributes in img tags has been fixed
  • Javascript event handlers are now disallowed in all HTML elements 

September 22, 2007

Comments Disabled

Unfortunately, during the course of today blogs has been under a malicious attack from a user posting comments under the pseudonym "Dr. Deall". These comments, when viewed in the browser, cause the user to be redirected to another website which may cause distress to the user.

We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. As a measure to stop more of these comments being posted, we have disabled all commenting on blogs until we can be sure that this cannot happen again. Again, we apologise for this inconvenience - we will be working to re-enable commenting as soon as possible.

Once again, we would like to apologise for any distress or inconvenience these comments have caused. 

UPDATE (24/09) - Comments have now been re-enabled


August 10, 2007

Studies of relationships; comic style!

OK, here it is, the return of (Dah-dah-dah-daaaaaaaaah…)

Bowdy’s Guide To Webcomics!

As I’ve been on Drunk Duck for ages now, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you a couple of my favourite titles. A long standing one of which is *Rainbow Carousel”.

Created by an artist called Wyldflowa, it has both an individual style and some of the most endearing characters I’ve ever seen! The main story is about a boy called Bubblegum who has just been moved to a new area by his mum after their divorce. First of all we see him arriving at a new school where the most popular girl there immediatly takes a shine to him. Shame he doesn’t shine the same way…

The current arc is involved with him going on a date with a black elf he met in the park who works at the carnaval where the fabled Rainbow Carousel is. What it is and what will happen on it I don’t know!

One of my favourite things about this comic is how down-to-earth it is while being based in a fantasy version of reality; the authors own candidness about her own life probably has a lot to do with it, but the scene where when Bubblegum’s mum wants him to go on the date and gives him condoms to take with him just in case is wicked. It’s just as embarassing as most English kids would find it and yet that highlights one of the things that’s so wrong with society!

Plus all the guys are soooo pretty!!!

This girl is going to go seriously far, so I think you ought to check her out; www.drunkduck.com/rainbow_carousel

The second is also a predominantly homosexual piece, called Lama Glama. I only started with this a few days ago, but it’s amused me so very much that I think everyone should get in on the fun! Fans of Boy meets Boy who can appreciate a little more corsenessin their bishie’s will love it!

The comic itself has just started out;three brothers and their mum from Mexico have moved to Canada, taking Jaoquin’s best friend Brandon with them. The youngest brother is (to those who know him at all, i.e. not his parents or older bro!) out-and-out gay, and a bit of a ho, bless him. Joaquin is currently coming to terms withthe fact he at least has gay tendencies, but as he hates everyone except Brandon and his brother, we can’t be sure if he’s totally swinging the other way or if he’s gonna stick in the middle. The current page where he’s going on his first gay date is sooo funny! http://www.drunkduck.com/Lama_Glama/?p=259158

Well, it amuses me. This comic hasn’t really gotten to the heart-felt bits yet, but the characters are immediately likeable, the author’s sense of humour is great, and I love it for the amusing asides and backgrounds too!

He’s also created a great spin-off section, “Loins of Justice” where he puts character profiles and pages on which his slightly perverse imagination has run wild…the great thing is it carries off the tongue-in-cheek vibe perfectly, and had me in stitches. Especialy seeing Jaoquin dresses up as various Disney females…so..funny!!!

Anyway, these are how I reccommend you spend your days. I have to go to the bank and pack some more!


July 27, 2007

Happy Birthday to It!

Yay! Sarah, you always cheer me up (not to mention boost my ego! _)

Here just for you is the picture, more gothic goodness from the MIL girls;

Happy Second Birthday

Also, if you pop by Deviant you’ll see a Maelstrom related image, probably my single longest-to-complete piece. I nutured that thing into life, and my God (literally) it’s beautiful! http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60754954/

Well, that’s all for today…Man I wish my folders were finished…


July 26, 2007

The Past Four Years

Are currently spread out around me as I try to figure out what’s actually useful and what’s not…

So here’s a little pause for thought, as it were, while I decide which folder to attack next…

I think the saddest thing I’ve found so far is the tattoo I designed for a friend of mine who I haven’t seen for over a year now. Seems it’s harder and harder to meet up with people these days. I won’t tell you how many messages I sent out yesterday, but only the lovely Miss Hayley Belle has replied and forthwith taken it upon herself to alert the great and good of Cowplain (or at least those weirdos we went to college with!).

Part of me’s wandering if I should use facebook more to root them out, but a certain group aren’t on there, and although one of them has kept in vague contact over the last few months, seems hes out of credit. Or something.

So, I made the actualy decision today that, housemates willing “Bowdy’s BBQ 2007” will be held at our new abode in the Midlands. Yes, we have a new abode, in Earlsdon. It’s very nice, thank you, and we’ll be moving in mid-August.

This is of course, no offense to any of the old pose, and I’m hoping a number of them will be able to make it up to see where these past four years have been spent. But it does mean that I’ll be a tad more central and hopefully a fair few will be able to make it from the many groups of friends I have created over these years.

It’s funny how those groups change, how emotions shift; some of my friends appear to be growing up very quickly, some appear to have regressed, some have been much better to me than I probably deserve, and some I’ve tried to the point where I’m giving up. Then, I suppose that’s where we start making all those little differentiations, isn’t it? Friend, aquaintance, something in between.

Anyway, now I’m just stream-of-conciousing.There’ll be an arts upload tomorrow, including the “Happy Second Birthday” image for MIL, which, I note also passed without anyone else noticing, even though it was part of my MSN name!! Ah well, I’m proud.

I think some of this is overlap/throwback from the events of the weekend; we went to Maelstrom, which was ace, even though my character ended up upset for about 50% of it, and the two people she could possibley have discussed it with rationally weren’t there/available! Poor little Sha…


July 10, 2007

Preview

Yay! the banner’s back! (I couldn’t see it for a while)

Well, here’s the “coming soon” page-the comic will now be moving to Drunk Duck, although there’ll still be specials on here sometimes and general rants about my life…not now though…too tired!

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59498721/

Later!


July 07, 2007

Working on it!

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59208215/

Here’s the lineart for the new cover, currently colouring it! contains a link to a height comp-AJY is so small!!


July 06, 2007

Update! (at last?!)

Yo, Blogfans, long time no see!

Well, the end of term was hectic as you like! Tried to do everything and see everyone and as such the arts got a bit neglected to say the least!

BUT all that will soon change! I have planned Chapter 10 (again!!) and am working on the cover, I still know I have some late commissions to do and will be starting “Her Secret World” shortly. Although the origonal artbook got lost in the move, my vanity had me put three character designs up on deviantArt, so they are safe! Hurrah!

The downside is my scanner is under Rach’s bed, so it’ll depend how well the designs go as to whether I plug it in now or wait till I get home in a week and a half.

Also, the comic will soon be moving perminantly to Drunk Duck.This will make life better for everyone as the archive is actually usable and the layout is better, although not too personalised yet! There will still be some previews and bonuses on here for you guys, you who have been with me for so long…sob

OK, not getting mushy-Graduation will have enough mush for all!

Time to crack on then…


June 11, 2007

MAEL–FROTH!!

So, this weekend saw the senior section (i.e. the ones with no more exams!) of Warwick LARPS attend Maelstrom, a Live Action event which occurs four time a year at various sites around the country.

This was mine and Casp’s second event and everyone else’s (Laura, Dan, BJ and Izzy’s) first, I don’t know how many times Tori and Sacha have been, but I’m jealous! Anyway…

I won’t worry you too much with plot, cos to be honest there’s far too much and you really have to be there to understand the sheer awesomeness of 800 LARP-ers in about 10 different races and variations thereon, three in-character fields and one man walking round in a 15 foot dragon costume!!

Add to that Messangers from the Gods materialising in your gazebo, battles raging outside the door and everyone having about three alterior motives never mind the ones they actually display to those around them and you have an incredible weekend!

The other ace bit is I have no responsibility in the system, and even in this group! I just ditz around learning Sourcery. It’s great.

Six weeks til the next one…


June 08, 2007

Thank you!

Hey guys, a big thanks to Helen, Holly and Casper and Aisa and George on Facebook for their help-I did use some of it in the exam, it was genuinely useful! (Then again I almost quoted ROFLcats in my exam…)

It went well, nothing unexpected, and the most important thing is IT WAS THE LAST ONE!!! I’m free, free at last!

And shattered!

So, Monday will see…actually, I don’t know what Monday will see, probably a froth about Maelstrom, which is where I’m headed for the weekend. Then I’ll be starteing my “back to basics” training, although I will be sketching the boys for “Her Secret World” at various intervals over the weekend…when they’re not in make-up…

Thanks again everyone, you were a real help! Oh, and there is a new shiney thing over on Deviant, check it out! xxx


June 04, 2007

Blogs, culture and controversy…

Hey, Blogfans!

Remember those heady days not so long ago when we first stepped into the blogosphere and blogged every little detail of our Warwick (and not so Warwick) lives? The days when Sam Hates was just germinating, and the likes of Dan Lawrence and Holly Cruise just finding their satirical feet?

Well, it has been a good 2 years and more now for some of us, and others use Live Journal or various other programmes, and as I’m sitting my Culture and Controvery exam on Thursday which contains a question related to modern technologies and language (and possibly the learning thereof), what are peoples views on this little section of our vast, hypermedia-rife world?

I’d greatly appreciate responses from anyone who reads/writes/hates blogs and online journals;

What are they good for?

What are they not so good for?

Should they be encouraged or not?

Do you think there’s scope for them as learning tools for students or is PDP just another word for “Ranting about my own miserable existance”?

You won’t be quoted directly, I’m just curious, and if you don’t want your opinion shown here, you can always email me via the address in the Life of Bowdy section.

Cheers m’dears. There’ll be a pretty icture on Deviant soon, as some kind of reward!


June 01, 2007

Exams; The Block

Thanks for the support Casper! But it’s not just me, most of the English Specialists had to get through it, and the Scientists have their last three yesterday,today,tomorrow (including Carrie) so well done/keep it up to everyone! We’re doing so well!

So, Curriculum Maths was…interesting…Section B had changed a bit from previous years, but we were prepared and I think it went alright. Pedagogy I’m also quite confident about, although the EAL question was tricky as I didn’t think English Co-ordinators had as high a responsibility for integration as the EAL Co-ordinators do, but I got down the info I’d learned-felt quite hazy afterwards (it was the first 3 hour one) but Carrie made me a coffee and we soldiered on-she’s been a star because she revises in the kitchen a lot and although I don’t really have a revision-buddy for my subject, just sitting out with her really helped me get down to some good work, so big hugs and thanks to her!

On Wednesday, us English-ers were chatting and figured that Thursday, having done so much we’d feel like we’d finished, and would wander off with the elation which would have to be tempered down in order to work on the Language (or the alternative nineteenth century paper) for late next week.

However, the questions were all so horrible that we all came out downcast and unsure how to proceed. Personally I did manage to answer them, but they weren’t really discussing the book in relation to it’s genre, but one was character based and the other asked if Atwood’s dystopic predictions (bearing in mind The Handmaid’s Tale is set now-ish) are right! my back-up book was asking whether it had anything to teach third generation feminist novels or if it was obsolete! So much for a back-up…

After the initial shock, the Atwood question was quite revelatory; at the moment the predictions for women are (thankfully) inaccurate but there are some parallels with motherhood (as I was explaining to Matt in the pub; sorry dude, you did ask!) also, it could possibly happen, what with money being basically electronic and it being predominantly men in power. So, come on girls, get into politics, or your sex is doomed!

So yeah, with a bit of perspective, I (hopefully) didn’t do too badly, it just looked and felt shocking at the time!

But, on the plus side, one more to go, and Jo and Jubes are visiting this weekend, so much fun is to be had!

Everyone come to “Hippy” Crash tonight!! Do iiiit!!!


May 28, 2007

Exams; the story so far

OK, so the first two have gone fine, nothing unexpected and the science was so open that really you could pour everything you’d learned onto the page and should (hopefully) get some credit!

Today was Dave (Housemate Dave)’s birthday, so much fun and celebration (and food) was had but we’ve also bent ourselves to Mathematics (Curriculum style). We discovered via the lecture notes that section B may not be as we had anticipated, but have figured that as long as we know why children have certain misconceptions and can adapt those to whatever question we get we should be fine.

My main concern lies with Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday (pedagogy, or “How I will one day be Literacy Co-ordinator) contains questions for which my research is…lets say patchy…so, luckily as tomorrow’s exam is in the am, I have all the pm to revise in the library to make up for it! I also have a “How to be a Literacy Co-ordinator” book here which I may read before bed.

The other thing(s) I may read before bed are any of my feminist literature books. Again, know the books, just need some critical support. Alsom, am fairly confident about the nature of the question on each. “But this looks easy” you cry “What on Eath is she complaining about?”

You know that feeling when you can stare and stare and read and read and it just doesn’t stay?

You also know that feeling when you don’t want to confuse yourself by revising everything at once but you have 3 exams in 3 days?

And that feeling when you’ve had so much pizza and cake that it’s probably done more damage than all the beer you could drink ever and your head is full of cotton wool?!!?

Yeah, that’s me, right now. At least I have my new insane mage character to use in the LARPS forum to vent every so often.

Also, here’s a list of things I’d want to be doing but feel I can’t cos I have to prepare for these £6^£*&”)(”$(k-ing exams…

drawing pretty, vaguely MIL related bonus-come-anatomy studies (OK, so it’s Isaac topless, so sue me!)

Also conducting studies leading to the “Her Secret World” work-Dan, Casper and B.J. I need to see you about those, perhaps Sunday night, post adventure?

Making some actual progress in Chibi LARPS or The Tales…

Putting up something to celebrate my 1000+ on deviant

Trying to figure how to save my falling viewing figures on DD, although apparently comic viewing figures fall in he summer anyway

Planning chapter 10

Finishing the commissions that are two months/two weeks over due!!

And that’s just for starters!

Bloody exams…roll on Thursday…


May 24, 2007

MySpace

Thanks Sarah! OK, the MySpace should be findable at http://www.myspace.com/claireb23, as that is apparently my URL-let me know how you get on!

Also, for anyone who I haven’t jumped on and informed yet; I have a job!! I will be teaching at Templars Primary from September! Yay me!

So, Curriculum English tomorrow, I’ll let you know how it goes…


May 22, 2007

This is the end…

MIL9v

MIL9w

Of this chapter!

Wow, 23 pages, longest one yet! Any opinions would be greatly appreciated, big thanks to Casper and Sarah for their support, as always! And check it out, the top page is verging on fan-service!! (I have less shame than usual…)

What I’ve decided to do is go “back to basics” for a bit, do more studies and practices, so the story is taking a pause here for a while-not to mention I managed to lose the plan I had for chapter 10, no idea where it’s gone! And I kinda have these things called “exams” from Friday to Thursday? I mean they’re not that important, but I think I’m supposed to pass at least!

Plus I have a back-log of commissions (b-day presents and a prize) and a whole load of new ideas-Chibi LARPS needs to actually get to the piss-taking story stage, and I’ve always wanted to do a strip to accompany The Carter Manouevre’s “Her Secret World” and last night the plan just fell onto a piece of paper in front of me! So, keep ‘em pealed!

Also, for anyone who’s interested I got a music MySpace yesterday, and have put the recordings of Heron, Trigger and Time Apart that Jason and I did before Christmas. They’re quite amusing! I need some pics for them too…

Anyway, gonna go revise and practice and panic some more…I think I’ll use this more for venting over the next few days, which I know is dull, so consider this fair warning!

Much love x