Wow, am I at Unity #150 already? It seems like just yesterday I hit #100, but getting to #100 took forever. It’s amazing what maintaining a regular update schedule can accomplish.
2018 fluffy, here. This is a comic I drew as a bit of venting about someone but never quite felt good about posting back then. Now that it’s been nearly a decade since the incident I think I’m okay with putting it online.
In this dream, people were actually actively discussing things in the forum, and it led to a nice inspirational feedback loop which also helped me to attract more readers and get even more ideas for the comic.
(Yes I actually had a dream about my forum. Yeah, I know.)
I need to figure out a better way of doing backgrounds because holy hell I do not like doing them the way I’ve been doing them for the last however-many years I’ve been doing them.
UPDATE: I think I have figured out what to do. I am letting my proverbial hair down!
Update to the update: Man, Wednesday’s is probably going to be kind of surprising. I think it’s looking good though.
Lately I’ve been updating on Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday and/or Saturday (this week is a rarity!). If you’re still following this comic by loading the page directly (and my tracking stats say that’s most of you), you should be aware that I do vary updates from time to time, and if you’re specifically checking only on weekdays, keep in mind that I often post stuff on Saturday and sometimes Sunday. You can always look at the calendar in the corner of nearly every page to see when posts were made (or are scheduled to be made).
Of course, you can always subscribe via RSS or LiveJournal and always see the comic the same day it gets posted, and not have to worry about me posting on multiple days between the times you checked. You also won’t miss news posts, since I know these are so incredibly interesting to read.
For what it’s worth, I try to keep my update slots consistent, when they do happen; Monday and Wednesday will usually be Unity, Saturday will usually be either a sketchbook entry or Womble, and Friday is wide open (Journal comics, fanart, a third Unity, etc.).
While I recently mentioned that Unity had reached #150, I completely failed to notice that I’m about to hit 300 comics overall! (not counting fanart or sketchbook entries). As of today I’m at 294 (at the point of unity-154), so unless there’s any intervening comics from other series, Unity #160 will also be busybee comics #300! (Of course, if you want to count sketchbook entries for some reason — and I certainly wouldn’t — I hit 300 quite some time ago.)
Yet another thing my joint archive makes difficult to work out.
Oh and on the subject, I guess I also missed the second anniversary of starting Unity on February 12. Funny, it’s only been going for (most of) two years and it’s already my longest-running strip by far, both in terms of strip count and how long I’ve kept my interest.
For some reason, Google Reader didn’t pick up the latest comic or newsposts until about 20 hours after it was posted, and LiveJournal hasn’t picked it up at all. This tells me that something’s broken, but I can’t find what. Argh. In fact, it seems LiveJournal hasn’t picked up any entries since the 4th. This is not good.
If anyone knows what might be the problem, feel free to post a comment here. I was messing around with my in-feed ads a bit, but FeedValidator didn’t (and doesn’t) give any problems with it so I don’t think that’s it. Grr.
UPDATE: Looks like the LJ thing was because I broke the redirector for the (really old) URL that LJ was using. Oops. Still no idea on the Google Reader delay though. I’m tempted to just blame FeedBurner for that one.
UPDATE2: The LJ thing is fixed. Sorry to people whose friends pages have suddenly been flooded by a bunch of comics and rambles. Meanwhile, the Google Reader thing seems to just be a momentary Feedburner thing since a bunch of other comics which use FeedBurner had the same problem.
The answer is me!
Herman the Manatee is a lot of fun. Read it if you don’t already.
[EDIT] Whoops, sorry for the duplicate appearance in the RSS feed. I had to move this to a page with a comic so the archives wouldn’t get broken.
I’m not entirely clear why I have a WikiFur entry (okay, so I’m in denial), but since I have one I would certainly enjoy it if people could fill it with beautiful lies.
I think I will give a free signed copy of my album to whoever comes up with my favorite one. If you post a comment here when you write one I can verify it based on IP address.