Dec. 9, 2011
We said we'd keep in touch every two weeks, and that means right about... now. We're still working on that pesky paperwork-and-banking issue, but meanwhile, we thought you'd like to know about some other behind-the-scenes work we're doing.
The main thing right now we've made progress on is web design -- we've got a wireframe and the rough sketches of a design, and we're in the process of making a site that actually looks like that and behaves the right way even now. We're hoping to be able to open up at least our placeholder site in the not-so-distant future.
We've also had some long internal discussions about how exactly to do some of the stuff we've promised, both on a practical level (how can new people subscribe? Can we hook up MailChimp to SquareSpace's member management feature?) and on a narrative one (which parts of the story should be free, and which will be locked to paying subscribers?) We haven't made all of those decisions yet, but we've ruled some things out, so it's a start.
And finally, we've been working on getting an illustrator on board -- but nothing is set in stone yet, so pardon our secrecy just a while longer.
And last of all, to reward you for your patience, we thought we'd give you this.
(con't from page 12)
And why exactly does the modern girl find Prince James so compelling a
figure? Is it the winning smile, his always-polished attire? Is it the
charmingly open demeanor inherited from his Texan mother, or his
perfect gentlemanly discretion? (No scandals from the White Palace on
Of course not -- no American girl could fall prey to such shallow
fancies. No, our dear prince is more than just that. Beneath his royal
exterior, James is a man driven by a desire to see his country remain
pure to its spirit, eschewing the populist follies of Europe and the
Southern continents. No future king has ever shown such fervent
dedication to our founding ideals. Though if we're very honest with
ourselves, it certainly helps that the cameras love him as much as we
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