Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the goings on of the site!
I’ve signed up to Google Adsense in hopes of chipping away at the cost of hosting Crazy Sunshine. Most viewers will probably block these ads, but after some calibration they will start displaying things that might interest you! Stuff like videogames, comics and computer-related stuff – so give them a click if they look interesting! They are centered around location, so I can only really monitor what is displayed in Japan at the moment. If anything weird shows up, let me know!
Tags & Archiving
I’ve disabled tags within comics and instead added a new, awesome Comicpress feature that allows you to view comic archives based on more comic-related, specific tags. You’ll find them underneath each comic. Currently you can view archives based on; story arc, location, and specific characters within each comic strip. It took a while to go through all the old comics, so give me a shout if there’s anything or anyone I’ve missed!
Okay, now for some feels. A constant growing concern of mine is how long ORIGINS is taking to finish. The current chapter, Install, is almost over, and there’s four more chapters still to go. I want to keep these remaining chapters as short as possible because my real life is about to get a heck of a lot busier, so I hope you understand!
But there’s more to it than that. I feel like ORIGINS was too big of a project to pull off in the middle of my time here in Japan. I feel like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, and wasted my chance at enjoying living in another country. Personally, I think the entire storyline up until the end of Install is boring and sadly feel like I have completely wasted my time spending every hour of my free time drawing and writing it up. I am in no way fishing for compliments (please don’t), but with only half the storyline finished over the course of an entire year, combined with the reduced amount of readers to the site has shot my motivation and left me feeling like I’ve let everyone down, including the characters and world that has taken years of my life to build up.
Don’t worry, I’m gonna keep going and blast out the remaining chapters this year, and once I move back to making gag strips, I fully expect to only have about five readers left, but that’s okay. ORIGINS was just a story I wanted to tell, and in the end once it’s over, it’s over. I just hope those of you who did enjoy the ride will stick around!
tldr; Webcomics are hard. Thanks for reading!