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Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on October 14, 2005, 07:29:58 pm
Planned Username: FrodoBaggins455
E-mail: shinya1337@gmail.com

Hey, I'm FrodoBaggins455. I'm new around here, but I've seen some webpages hosted by xepher, and I thought the idea of an art focused independent webhost was a pretty sweet idea, so I thought you might be a good match for my site.
Synthetic Rice is an already exisitng site at http://www.fysta.net/syntheticrice, so if you want to see what I would be putting up here potentially, feel free to stop by and look around. My current webhost can't run the site anymore, so I sort of have to move sometime in the near future. I additionally am a regular at http://www.ponju.com if you want to see additional work. My site is primarily an art/webcomic site where I run my main webmanga 'Dream Sequence' and will soon be running 'Alternate', my other webmanga, of which there is a 2 page preview. Dream Sequence is a fantasy manga focusing on the transition between concious and subconcious identities and will probably get substantially darker as I delve more into Takashi's past (it won't get beyond a PG-13, I assure you). Alternate is an anti-utopian manga about Toshiki, a member of the Red Youth army who understands the lies society is manipulating to control the New Proletariat. His partner Kei is somewhat of a unique character, so I won't reveal to much about him now.
I am particularly interested in xepher as it is ad-less (a definite plus, I think ads detract from the overall aesthetic of a webpage and are above all, annoying) and it would give me enough room to write and post my webcomics in the fashion I would like them to be presented without compromising storyline or quality.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Xepher on October 14, 2005, 09:41:36 pm
Webpage is "unavailable." Maybe link directly to some of your art on ponju?
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: griever on October 15, 2005, 02:53:52 am
Nah, just a screw up with the link...

http://www.fysta.net/syntheticrice/

The previous one had the comma inserted at the end of it....

I forgot to add...I really like your art.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Lei on October 15, 2005, 03:57:17 am
as much as the orange is bothering me, wow that's a pretty art style!
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on October 15, 2005, 08:52:29 pm
oh, sorry about the link thing, but griever figured it out, so I suppose it's all good. I'm glad you enjoyed my art though! If you would like to see the art on ponju still, you can find it by either going to Piggy Oekaki or Showcase oekaki and typing 'frodobaggins455' into the search. I have some things posted there that aren't on the site yet.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Nat-chan on October 16, 2005, 08:49:19 am
The layout reminds me of the covers of hot gimmick. Simple but very clean.^^
Nice art, funny "leet page" (very original XD ) and very usefull oekaki tutorial.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on October 17, 2005, 01:23:54 pm
Actually, the layout was inspired by hot gimmick! *give Nat-chan a cookie*
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on November 11, 2005, 08:24:14 pm
Diprotodon
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Xepher on November 13, 2005, 11:58:02 pm
Okay, the art is good, but I'm a little worried about your inability to follow directions. The instructions clearly state the usernames are lowercase only. How about you try picking another username... and remember, it will be the first bit of your site's URL as well. Most people prefer to have it resemble their site's title for that reason.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on November 15, 2005, 03:23:25 pm
oh, sorry about that, I guess I was a bit confused.
new username: syntheticrice
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Databits on November 15, 2005, 03:35:38 pm
Yes, the design is nice, however I think that the text color, including the menu images could use a bit of contrast. Since the entire site is bright orange (I had to turn down the brightness on my monitor :P) and the links are a brighter orange, things kinda start to bleed together a bit. So it's a little difficult to read what the text says without straining ones eyes.

Aside from the site technical stuff. The clean layout makes it easy to navigate, and that's always a big plus. I like the art style you use as well, it's kinda a sur-realistic style blended with an animeish look and feel. Very nice.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on November 16, 2005, 08:20:43 pm
Thanks! yeah, I'm working up a new layout currently that's significantly less "omg-my-eyes-are-bleeding" sort of color ^_____^, so hopefully that will alleviate some of the problems
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on December 05, 2005, 01:30:06 am
Message in the applications post said something about posting a comment if one is still interested in being considered for xepher.net, so this is the reply to say that yes, I am still interested.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Xepher on December 05, 2005, 06:32:32 am
cool... I'm gonna try and get to some of these tomorrow, but no promises
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on December 05, 2005, 08:49:06 pm
sounds great! really whenever you get around to it is fine, so take your time.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on February 02, 2006, 01:37:00 am
okay, so my current webpage is down once again, so for reviewing purposes, here are some back-up sites with my art in case Synthetic Rice is still down by the time I get evaluated.
http://www.ponju.com/oekaki2
click on 'piggy oekaki' and/or 'showcase oekaki', then search for 'frodobaggins455'
http://www.frodobaggins455.deviantart.com
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: FrodoBaggins455 on May 23, 2006, 09:52:20 pm
k, um, this message is in response to xepher's post to say that yes, I am still interested. Also, I have begun uploading my new comic pages for Alternate on DA, so you can follow the link in the above post to see what I have if you're interested. If need be, I can set up a temp site for Dream Sequence since SynthRice is still down at the moment.
Title: Synthetic Rice
Post by: Xepher on June 02, 2006, 07:54:10 am
Approved. You should have an email with instructions. Please follow them.