by Rich Burlew
It doesn't have to be anything big, just tell us something.
I strongly agree with Fidelis, an update would be nice...
half a year has passed since the last update and let's not forget that this project was funded 2 1/2 years ago. I don't want to sound impatient, but there are still many promises left to get fulfilled (season monsters, short stories,...). I know there was a heavy delay due to the thumb injury, but we could at least get another update here, I think
Hrm, quite silent here. What's up?
So, not that I'm waiting for anything, and I'm hoping everything is going ok, but I was interested in an update on how things are going with the workometer and you? My Roy Greenhilt magnet and I are wondering?
Hope you feel better soon Mr. Burlew. I just got over a fairly long and annoying cold myself. I totally feel your pain. And my wallet will probably feel pain soon as well because I'm seeing some sweet merch in those links.
@Giant: That fixed all the security issues.
But - I just noticed something else. The tiniest possible issue - one entire pixel wide. For all three wallpapers (Beach Party, No Encounters, and Winter) - all three of the copies labeled 1366x768 are actually 1365x768. I have no idea if that has any impact on the monitors actually built for that resolution.
I am totally down with supporting the strip by buying a calendar but 8 bucks for shipping?!
Belkar's reaction to walking on snow with bare feet is kinda priceless. :-D
@Peter Cohen: Those two rewards aren't going on the Workometer because they're for one person each, and I'm in touch with those people. They know when their stuff is happening. I may announce them once they're done, but there's nothing really to track anyway.
Woo! Sir Francois under way (as most people asked for in preference to Autumn or Winter) and a bit more plotting done on the story that we were originally promised.
Also both the signed books and the digital portraits are nearly done. And once I see progress in the crayon drawings, I'll have to compile my requirements for my patience one.
Apart from those three categories, there are two personal rewards which I don not see tracked. The character appearance and the mystery box, Here's to seeing them on the chart soon.
Get well soon Rich. I think that by this time next year, you might have got it all done.
@Giant On behalf of the Philippines, thanks for pitching in. I have a few friends that lost one or more family members (one that lost her entire family), and more that lost entire homes and livelihoods. Every little bit helps. /salute
Oh, hey, I just found out that today is something called Giving Tuesday (which I would normally complain about because do we need a special designation for every weekday after Thanksgiving, but I'm all about charity so never mind), which reminded me that I forgot to mention that $2 for every calendar sold and $1 for every holiday ornament is going to Phillipines typhoon relief, through Dec. 31st. So there's that.
@Dale Lythgoe: You mean besides the fact that it's all creative work that requires me to be in the right frame of mind in order to perform a given task, a thumb that does not like to do the same type of work for long stretches without complaining, and 39 years of bad work habits? Nothing.
Basically, instead of worrying that I'm not focusing on one project and finishing it, you should be happy that when I'm struggling with one project I can leap to another rather than staring at a blank page for hours/days/weeks. You can't force writing, especially writing jokes. Forcing myself to only work on one thing until it's done is a good way for not even that one thing to get done.
OK, access restored for 1600x900, 2560x1440, and 3360x2100 wallpapers. Are there any others that aren't working?
@Keith: Mr. Scruffy is a cat, he's probably too smart to play out in the snow where it's cold ;-) I love Belkar's feet turning ice-blue, I bet shoes are starting to sound pretty good to him right about now.
Very cute having the half-Dragon lycanthropic psionic demon snail in the background :)
Thanks a lot!!
Where is Mr Scruffy in the new wallpaper. I've been assuming there was a white cat on a white background joke in there but I can't find his face!
There is a thread on the GiantITP-board regarding potential bulk-shipment of the calendar to Germany ( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php… ). Maybe we will figure something out to save a bit on the shipping.
A shame I live in germany and shipping cocts for the calendar are higher than the price of the calendar itself :(
What is preventing you from focusing on one thing so that is done and you don't have to worry about it instead of shifting from one task to another and getting nothing done?
Feel better Rich! I can confirm that the 16x9 Widescreen wallpapers for 1600x900 and 2560x1440 are not downloading. Also, the 16x10 Widescreen 3360x2100 is having the same issue. All of the other wallpapers are working fine.
Would you give me the permission to include that Crayon Drawing in the Kickstarter Reward Collection on the GiantITP board ( http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php… )?
And as always: Great Wallpaper [and I really need to order that Calendar!]
I hope you get well soon!
Having just climbed out of a sickbed myself it was nice to find the wallpaper waiting for me :-)
Amazon S3 gives me access denied on the 1600 x 900 size wallpaper.
Thanks for the wallpaper!
Access denied issues with: 1600x900, 2560x1440, and 3360x2100
Thank you for the wallpaper, Rich. I hope you feel better soon!
The new wallpaper looks great! Also, I ordered the calendar and am eagerly awaiting it. (I wanted to get the greeting cards too, but $20.95 to ship a $10 pack of six greeting cards is rather hideous, so I had to leave them). Get better soon :)
Amazon S3 gives me access denied on the 3360 x 2100 size wallpaper.
Don't worry. We have "patience and stuff." Get well soon, and thanks for all your work on this!
Hope you have a complete recovery Rich!
Get well soon!
Hey, Rich, I love the new wallpaper. It looks like 3,300x2,100 isn't working, though.
Fantastic as usual!
Wee, progress on the drawings. ^^
That's one great-looking wallpaper, and calendar.
It's awesome, thanks ^^
P.S. I know I usually sit and read the comments for a while to make sure no one's having technical problems with the wallpaper downloads, but the aforementioned bed-going is taking precedence right now. So if there's a problem, just leave a comment and I'll fix it tonight.