Well, it was just in the nick of time, but our tax refund came in. No exaggeration, we had $9 in the bank for a week, and were hoping the t.p. and diapers would hold out until then.
Anyhow, Uncle Sam to the rescue. After juggling a few things and looking at all the numbers, I was able to renew the RelativityComic
super-status today, so we'll have a pretty group for another year. I would like to give a big shout-out to InkyRose
for her point donation towards the upgrade. I sincerely appreciate it.
The group is back to it's old layout, but it still looks a big bare. I had modified some of the widgets for the non-super status, so the front page will need a bit of snazzing up. I had planned to do some work on the folders and layout anyway, so expect a bit of a facelift in the next week or two.
With the refund, I usually put aside a nice amount of money to have as a commission reserve for a few months. Unfortunately, this year there are a lot of bills and future expenses we have to save for, so the fund will be much smaller. It won't mean a halt to the art, though. I did manage to earmark for a few pieces which I hope to show-off in the upcoming months. And I still have a lot of old art which needs to be uploaded, so the gallery won't be bare. But you have probably noticed that things have slowed down quite a bit, and will probably stay that way for a while. Which is good in many ways, as I'm eager to focus my full attention back on writing.
In related news, the re-launch of our website was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came by and left nice comments about it! We are still working on a few other sites and should be re-launching them very soon. However, I'm still knee-deep in coding chaos. But the end is near. The Relativity sister-site should be up in the next couple days, along with a few other sites we're working on (such as Chasers). Then it's full-speed ahead with writing and pixelling (namely my way gigantic to-do list). I am determined to catch-up on both up in the coming weeks.
Hope everyone is braving winter's return. I hope it's brief. My family ended up sick...again! I'm currently battling an earache and sore throat. Hopefully the warm weather will be here to stay, soon, and we all can just get better.
A special feature. I'd like to showcase some recent work phil-cho
did for me. It's the awesome characters of Know-Kname
. Check them out...