Storm Palace Theme

Posted January 22nd, 2010 (6:35 am) || Comments Off

I’ve finally gotten tired of looking at my blog’s theme. I really think it look great, but it wasn’t entirely mine. I had based the design off an existing theme by another author, and by “based the design” I mean “started with his code” and then modified it to my needs. Now I probably could have easily took the look of it and redesigned it all from scratch, but why bother if it’s just going to look the same in the end? So since I was going to all that bother anyway I decided to make it look a bit different.

The Storm Palace is a zone in City of Heroes and is part of the Shadow Shard. The Shadow Shard is the location I based the previous theme’s look on, but I think the Storm Palace better suits me and this site. My character in the game has a new outfit, so I went with that for his image at the top of the site.

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My Internet Bill is Due Today

Posted December 19th, 2009 (1:07 pm) || Comments Off

Anyone need some semi-professional web design work done? Perhaps a logo or other graphic for your home business? I need $100 today to pay my internet bill and I’m willing to do what would normally cost a lot more for relatively cheep!

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Alien Elves and Burger Joints

Posted September 8th, 2008 (6:30 pm) || Comments Off

After creating a WordPress theme for DeAnna for her Sims 2 legacy story website, I have found myself once again playing Sims 2 myself. I had forgotten just how addictive that game is! Inspired by DeAnna, I’ve started my own legacy family. I named my founder Kemian Starsong, and he’s an elf. Kinda. You can’t really have elves as something non-human, so he’s really a normal sim (human) with pointy ears. As far as I’m concerned, that’s an elf.

Since I can’t play boring sims (not that elves are boring), I’ve decided I wanted to spice up my legacy a little. There are handicaps that make it more challenging, but I want it to remain fun, not just challenging. So instead of a handicap, I’ve opted to pursue a legacy of mutant alien/elf hybrids! One of the fun bits in the game is there is a tiny chance of being abducted by aliens when stargazing through a telescope, and if this happens to a male sim, he comes back pregnant. Although this is just a tiny change, one of the new expansions allows sims to choose certain benefits as awards throughout the game, and one of these benefits, available to Knowledge sims, is the ability to summon aliens. This all but guarantees aliens will arrive and abduct my sim. So far so good. I’ll have to sit and wait for the next generation to see how well this works. Hopefully I can keep it up for the entire legacy.

In other news, I’ve been making a place called Culver’s may usual lunch spot before work and they’ve noticed. Today they gave me and my coworker, John, preferred customer cards which entitle us to a 5% discount. And this isn’t some weird coupon we come back and use once; it’s permanent. We get 5% off FOREVER! I’m really liking Culver’s now. Well, really liking them even more anyway.

And damn, now I’m hungry.

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New Theme!

Posted August 28th, 2008 (9:53 pm) || Comments Off

Well, at least the blog hasn’t moved…

The theme is almost done, but it’s done enough to go live. All I really have to do is update a few images.

With any luck I’ll start making time to post here more often. I have absolutely no idea if anyone is reading any of this, but I have noticed my quality of life seems to improve the more I talk about it. Or at least, it seems to improve and that makes it more bearable. The original purpose of this blog was to be a place for me to bitch, complain, crack wise and otherwise vent. I think it’s time I resumed that practice.

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Star Patrol

Posted August 22nd, 2008 (4:52 pm) || Comments Off

Instead of finishing up the theme for dustraven.net, I’ve been working with star-patrol.net, the website for one of the Super Groups I founded in City of Heroes. So far so good over there, but it’s mainly just the main website I’m working with. A WordPress theme is going to have to wait a while for Star Patrol.

I have not forgotten my personal blog, however! I should be able to find more time this weekend to finish things up and get the rest of the images created. I think I’m happy with the layout so I’ll be leaving that alone.

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