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Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on February 13, 2006, 11:17:41 pm
Desired Username : joystickink.xepher.net
E-mail address: wei_lung2000@yahoo.com

Current site location: http://student.fgcu.edu/rachinqu/website (http://student.fgcu.edu/rachinqu/website)

Joystick Ink is a(nother) web comic that I use to bring some of the random and humorous ideas that pop into my head to life. Most of the comic "issues" follow the adventures of Chow and Andy, the main characters. On occation (also, for most of the early issues) I do stand-alone issues, but more and more I've been trying to build some continuity with a running plot. As of late I have been updating on the weekends, but sometimes I just don't have the time. Still, I am slowly making my way to the once-a-week schedule.

Currently, I'm hosting the site from my student webspace at school, but I would like to the move away from the long, hard to remember URL, and I am already shopping for domains. I've been reading DMFA for a while now, as well as JAWC, so when I noticed the Xepher box I came over to the site and fairly began foaming at the mouth at the idea of a decent, well-mannered, no commercial/banner/pop-up/spam-farm hosting service. If it's good enough for those sites, it's more than good enough for mine.

So, I know you may be thinking "another buddy-comic...whee..... :/ " But I believe that as long as a story is interesting enough to read, it should be available for the reading. That's why I've been shying away from the "video-game comic" feel of the site. I love gaming, but the battle to tell the same joke about a new game each week will be just as epic without my contribution thank you. Instead, I want to explore my ability to tell a story and grow characters over time, and I want to be able to make those stories available to the web community as a whole.

personal notes:
-I'm embarassed about the art in the early comics...I know everyone starts somewhere...but geeeze! Anywho, no need to waste typing time on letting me know about them.

-The FAQ page may give you a decent feel of my writing/creativity or, conversely, my lack of it. That's up to you to decide.

-Excited as I may be, over the thought of being green-lighted, I look forward even more to any critique you guys have for me. It's hard for me to judge my own site accurately, I believe.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: golden-crystals on February 16, 2006, 05:48:39 pm
Nice layout. I wasn't going to use this word, but looks cute! ^^;
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on February 17, 2006, 12:48:01 am
Quote from: golden-crystals
Nice layout. I wasn't going to use this word, but looks cute! ^^;
Aw, it IScute :o ::Dies of embarassment::

Seriously though, thanks for the comment and the view.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on March 03, 2006, 02:37:25 pm
Thanks for visiting my site from time to time guys, I know my updates have been....well, lacking recently. I have a crapload of things going on right now, and when I don't have time to move ahead with a comic issue, I tend to just do art work for my DA (http://http:wei-long.deviantart.com) gallery.

I know, this is procrastination at it's worst....
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on May 26, 2006, 07:00:02 pm
well, in the time since the applications were closed and now, I reworked the site a bit and got my comics to a more standardized size (the old ones are still huge-tastic). The art is (I think) coming along, but more importantly I'm starting to get my characters established and I'm finally delving into a little storyline. Wish me luck and give it a critical look if you get a chance :) I'd love to know what you guys think
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: griever on May 27, 2006, 04:26:03 am
I'm on cursed dial up, but I clicked two comics that weren't in a row and I can see a big progression. ^_^
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Xepher on June 02, 2006, 07:58:57 am
Okay, you're in. You should get an email with instructions. Please follow them.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on June 02, 2006, 03:25:50 pm
Quote from: griever
I'm on cursed dial up, but I clicked two comics that weren't in a row and I can see a big progression. ^_^
Thanks! I'm trying to grow, but it's scary changing one's style. I need to start doodling like a fiend, I think. Hopefully in a few months you'll be able to say that again!
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Munerift on June 03, 2006, 01:20:31 am
Yippie... welcome~! *tackles* I think we might of moved in next door to each other! =P
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on June 04, 2006, 11:35:33 am
Quote from: Munerift
Yippie... welcome~! *tackles* I think we might of moved in next door to each other! =P
Thanks for the warm greeting!

Lemme return the favor by passing this along. (http://www.deviantart.com/view/30470626/) I saw in your DA gallery that you seem to like the 4-legged companions with the pointy ears and the late night moon howling and such, so I figured you'd enjoy it. I did it for another friend with an affinity for wolves.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Munerift on June 04, 2006, 08:34:47 pm
Oh I love the style! You did a good job. =)
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on June 08, 2006, 05:59:06 pm
Quote from: Munerift
Oh I love the style! You did a good job. =)
Why thank you! I'm glad you like it. I'm a big fan of the Dark colored lines style
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on August 23, 2006, 04:12:07 pm
Ok, so I finally got my stuff organized and over to the xepher servers, so if you wanna check it out without the long painful URL that I was having to use before:

joystickink.xepher.net

With the excecption of the cast page, I've got the whole thing running right, and I've got some forums at

http://joystickink.xepher.net/forums

This outta keep me running until I finish the real revamp of the site...which is in full swing as I type this. Again, thanks Xeph, for making this so painless, and giving so many people a place to be and to grow.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: dragyn on August 23, 2006, 10:33:14 pm
Heh...you might consider editing your post and putting the http:// part before joystickink.xepher.net so it realizes that that's a link.

Here...I'll do it for you.

http://joystickink.xepher.net

There ya' go!
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Aetre on August 24, 2006, 03:25:31 am
you featured vg cats.

you li'l suckup you...

you get my vote.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on August 24, 2006, 12:35:12 pm
Quote from: Aetre
you featured vg cats.

you li'l suckup you...

you get my vote.
Sir, I went to the trouble of making my own bannar that would fit my need to link to that whimsical site. What I'm saying is I share your love of them to the point of fault. If I had known that would put me in your good graces, I would have changed my avatar as well.

Anywho, Thanks for the comments ^.^
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Aetre on August 25, 2006, 03:03:27 am
i'm an admin on the vgc forum. hence why i said "suckup." :p

ah well.
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Chow on August 25, 2006, 01:43:01 pm
Cool!

Is that a voluntary service, or is there an actual staff position? Does Scott even have an "office"? I have to admit I'm fairly in the dark as to the size of "VGCats Corporate" since he doesn't really mention it in the posts
Title: Joystick Ink
Post by: Aetre on August 25, 2006, 11:38:03 pm
combination volunteer / selected. the forum's linked to the main page. it's not open for new members now, but it's still publicly readable.