The Grubstakers' Circle has long needed a lick of paint, and never more than now: with the Patreon running the influx of new Grubstakers is substantially greater. Unfortunately I am plumb out of time, and while taking a minute to correct a small user database error I actually caused quite a catastrophe and had to use some of this time I don't have restoring the Grubstakers' Circle to bare functionality via a backup that was far too old. Beg pardon, and thanks as always for your support and patience.
Working on some T-shirt designs. Trying to keep them unobtrusive and graphic in nature rather than overdoing it with straight up character tees and a bunch of branding because I, personally, am not a huge fan of wearing a bunch of logos around even when I like a property enough to wear derivative shirts. Would love to hear what you guys think. ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
A helpful Goldstaker caught an issue with PDFs downloaded via the Goldstaker Downloads interface arriving mysteriously damaged. I think I've fixed it (it seems to have been an issue with server file chunking/flushing), but I'd appreciate anyone else confirming/denying whether there's still a problem. If so I'll head back to the drawing board: in the meantime, charter Goldstakers can contact me directly for an alternate means to download the PDFs. Thanks for your patience, your help working out the kinks, and of course your generous financial support.
... and I already hate myself for calling this a "beta" but it's really the shortest, sweetest description of the current state of affairs. I have a framework in place, but don't mean to pass this off as a final, polished product. There is a lot of ugly and broken things, here (especially in Chrome), as well as a real dearth of new content, but it's already June, I intended to have this up and running by February, and I really needed a kick in the ass.
So if you're here, chances are you were invited, at the Goldstaker level. I apologize for all of the above, thank you again for your support, and welcome you to poke around and see what's interesting, report what's broken, suggest [hopefully easily implemented] features etc.. Obviously, you're under no obligation, there: I'm just glad to have you around.
NOTE: This particular excerpt doesn't deviate too much from the comic's sequence of events, but I think because of -- rather than in spite of -- its near parallels I think it's a good indication of the novelization's intended flavor, which is a little different than the comic's. Also please keep in mind this is an early working draft, and will probably still have uncaught typos/flow issues/weird grammatical errors (which isn't to say you shouldn't feel free to point them out). ↓ Read the rest of this entry...