Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trip Update

Hi Everyone,
It’s been a long time. ^_^ Just wanted to give you an update on what has been going on with me just in case anyone was wondering. I don’t know how many people saw my last post before I left where I said I would be out of the country for a bit for my job. When I wrote that, I had originally thought that it would be only for a three month stint but it wound up being a lot longer than expected. As it stands, I’ll probably be away for another 6 more months.

It’s really been an intense couple of months. Work has been keeping me busy and I haven’t really had a chance to do any online activities because the internet here is very limited. My spare time has been almost nonexistent too. On the plus side the hot climate I’m living in has given me plenty of opportunities to see a lot of sandaled and bare feet. I’ve also learned some new programs and coding techniques. Hopefully I’ll be able to put them to good use here. 

When I finally found an internet connection where I could check my e-mail privately, I found that I had over 2000 new messages in my inbox. Of those 2000, I’ve gotten through about 500 so please don’t be too upset if some messages have fallen through or I haven’t responded to you. I’ll try to catch up.

I’m really glad to see the site is alive and well. I wasn’t sure if anyone would post or keep it going while I was gone but you guys have gone above and beyond what I hoped for. So far I’ve only gotten the chance to skim a couple of posts while I was away but they look good. A lot of people have been pitching in and posting and it seems like everyone is trying their best to keep the site going and do a good job.

Just a couple of words of advice guys. Please try to be nice to each other especially if you are one of the blog’s contributors. I put a lot of faith in you guys giving you access to the site and you of all people should know how much time and energy it takes to organize a post. (From experience when I was posting some of the tributes took months to cap, write and organize material for.) It’s very inconsiderate to the hard work of a blogger to ask someone to remove their posts. Bloggers thrive on positive feedback and encouragement and comments bashing a post they worked on can be very disheartening to read. I’ve been blogging a long time so I’m used to handling different types of feedback but for someone new a harsh comment can be very crushing. For contributors…if you do get a really obnoxious comment don’t take the bait.

Just for the record the bloggers posting here have two rules (which I e-mailed to them before giving them access to the site):
      1) Please keep material posted on the site PG-13 meaning no hentai and keep your language in check.

      2) Deviant Fetish artwork requires permission from the artist to use here. (You can however link to the artwork in their galleries).

 Both of those rules are on the site to protect it and those are really the only reasons that you guys should request the removal of a post.

In addition to that I had a third guideline…
      3) Be careful about posting younger characters. I haven’t banned it completely but use tact. You can explain why a character like Toph is cool or a great foot scene she had without sexualizing her. The younger a character is, the lighter in tone your post should be.

I hope I cleared up any confusion about what I expect from you guys. Normally I would say that if there is anything you are unsure about posting to e-mail me but since I’m still going to be away for a bit…just be extra cautious about controversial material. If I need to, I'll edit or delete a post that goes too far but try not to let it come to that.

 In general though despite a few minor issues, I’ve really liked the posts that I’ve gotten a chance to browse so far. I think that for the most part everyone seems to be trying to bring their A game. I’m really looking forward to browsing the rest too.

Ok here’s what my current posting situation is. I just finished a major project for work and have a little time off before I probably have to disappear again (maybe a couple of days until the end of October). Provided I’m able to use the internet again...I may try to do a quick post but I can’t guarantee that. I might also just use the time to catch up on my e-mail, web browsing and comment on various posts I like. I might even try for some site upgrade but that is probably wishful thinking. After the 31st, I’ll probably have to go away for awhile again. :-( I’ll try not to go completely radio silent this time though. ^_^; If everything works out, I’ll be back again posting in 6 months.

Anyway I just wanted to keep you guys updated and let you guys know how much I missed communicating with everyone and posting here. Hope to be back soon!
-KSC

21 comments:

  1. :-D My first post in six month and its probably my longest post without pictures in awhile. ^_^; I'll try to make my next post more fun guys. :-)

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    1. It's awesome to see you back on posting here Ksc, even if the next update from you will not come soon! Like The Sole Keeper said you presence is essential in this blog, I think that your post really helped to make the situation more relaxed about the posts and contributions and, generally, to estabilish again the mood that is more suited for the blog. I hope you'll be able to post again soon so we'll talk about the mascotte and the futher development of the character.

      Take care!! ;)

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    2. Thanks very much Bountydog. ^_^ I'm looking forward to working with you in the future. ^_^

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  2. Don't worry man, it's great seeing you back!

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    1. Thanks Tristan. I missed you guys a lot too. ^_^

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  3. Great to hear from you again man! I'm glad to know you're alive and well! Too bad you're gonna be gone for another six months though, I was hoping you'd be around to check out more of what we've done while you were gone. But I'm glad you've at least gotten started at catching up on what we've said and done here!

    I want to sincerely apologize for the chaos that's broken out on here. I won't deny that I've played a minor part in it fighting with the other contributors about what was deemed appropriate for this blog. I've tried my best to stick to your rules and I hope that my work has proven it. Glad to know you're alive man! Keep us all updated when and if you can! We've all missed you and we definitely want to hear all about your adventures overseas!

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    1. :-D Thanks Heretichero. So much to catch up on. I'm really looking forward to reading it all. ^_^

      Minor fighting aside...it looks like you did very good. I'm really enjoying all the tributes I saw you posted so far. You did this site proud. ^_^ Thank you for keeping it going. :-)

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    2. heretichero666 is doing a fine job of keeping things rolling! ^___^ Take care, KSC!

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    3. Thanks man, I'm glad that you're not too upset about everything that has gone on. I hope to post some Halloween stuff or something on here for the Holiday soon! Keep in touch man! We've all really missed you and want to hear all about your trip!

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    4. @ The Sole Keeper
      Thanks a lot man! I'm glad you are enjoying my work!

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    5. Hey how can I send you those pics

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  4. Glad to see your "Alive" on the internet KSC and enjoying this Work trip even if it is leaving you short of Tech. Just be sure to get back to us sometime soon :D

    I dont think anyone minds the LONG post as you got six months to fill in so having a long post is somewhat expected

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  5. Hey man! Missed you bud. Hoping to hear from you soon. :D

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    1. Thanks Melroser. I miss you too. I'll and try and contact you before I go. ^_^

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  6. Hey, KSC!

    Glad to see you back, but a bit sad to know you're about to go. ^___^ Even if you can't post or are away, the web is worldwide, so I really hope you can just chime in and let yourself be heard, felt and read when you can. You're a pillar of this place, and it's great to know you're around. Till next time, bud, take care and keep loving. ^_^

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    1. :-D Thanks Sole Keeper. ^_^ That really means a lot to me. I'll try and pop in from time to time during the 6 months if I get the chance.

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  7. Good to hear from you again! Hope everything goes well for you over there. We'll try to keep this thing in one piece while you're gone. XD

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