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Two things I meant to post about last month but never did for whatever reason:

- On October 12 my friend and I went to the State Fair of Texas! That was fun. I was stressed about it because I'd never had a guest over other than pathvain_aelien, but it turned out well for the most part. :)
- On October 19 pathvain_aelien, ellaina02, and I went to a VR show!... VR demonstration? What would the right term be?

And some things I thought of to post about more recently:

- The Irregular Webcomic! forums are GONE?! Possibly FOREVER?! Which means the mezzacotta, Square Root of Minus Garfield, Lightning Made of Owls, and Comments on a Postcard forums (all of which I read a lot more than the one for IWC itself) are ALSO gone?!
While I didn't like the fact that those forums often had a lot of drama in them, with so many people overanalyzing everything (more so than in Square Root of Minus Garfield itself), arguing about what is or is not art/humor/etc., and so on, and as such haven't been to those forums in a while, there were also just enough forum threads I DID find interesting or amusing that I wanted to eventually go back and read what I missed. Now I might not be able to do that! That was such a big forum, even archive.org probably won't have EVERYTHING!
And that means that since I've linked to that forum sometimes, I'm gonna have to go back and fix ALL of those broken links to point to the archive.org versions. I WAS up to early 2018 in my slow journey to fix everything I needed to fix in my entries... now this sets me back to late 2011! :(
EDIT: Also, does today's mezzacotta (not IWC) comic show up for anyone? It doesn't for me. Nor does this one. It looks like if you put in the date for any comic that has not already been generated, it fails to load it. :(
This is the THIRD TIME (at least) that this comic has been broken in the past few years! I'm scared!

- On a happier note, yesterday I was flipping through a random catalog and in the section for bedroom sets, one of their bed designs is named after Enya. ENYA. That is awesome. Maybe I should pick that the next time I need new bed sheets!
(Also, that same catalog had a section on video games, which makes this probably the first catalog I've ever read to mention Mario AND Enya. This of course made it even better for me. I have a long history of getting disproportionately excited whenever there's a Mario reference AND an Enya reference in relatively close proximity.) :)

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remmingtonglock
Nov. 18th, 2019 08:43 pm (UTC)

Who is enya? At 1st i thought you were talking about the band lol

matt1993
Nov. 19th, 2019 12:41 am (UTC)
I WAS talking about that Enya, actually! :)

Specifically, when I say Enya I usually mean the singer. I know some people seem to say "Eithne" if they're only talking about the singer (as that is how her name is originally spelled, but it's pronounced the same) and "Enya" to mean Eithne plus the people who work with her - but when I say "Enya" I usually just mean Eithne. This is probably the most times I've spelled her name "Eithne" in a row. :)


I don't know if they named that bedroom set pattern after THAT Enya, but I don't know who/what else it would be named after!
remmingtonglock
Nov. 19th, 2019 03:32 pm (UTC)

That is interesting.  I didnt know that.

matt1993
Nov. 20th, 2019 03:16 am (UTC)
:)
matt1993
Nov. 19th, 2019 01:16 am (UTC)
And if you were wondering why I get so excited when I see a Mario reference and an Enya reference in close proximity, well:

Short answer: I'm weird.
Long answer: For a long time I've liked the idea of combining lots of things that I enjoy, especially if they are very different from one another. I used to write a webcomic that ended up being a crossover between several things I like, two of which being Mario and Enya... it wasn't the best, but I nevertheless used to enjoy creating it. I used to be obsessed with backwards music (including backwards Enya), especially if the backwards version sounds like it's mentioning video games. Things like that. See also: short answer. :)
remmingtonglock
Nov. 19th, 2019 03:32 pm (UTC)

Weird is awesome ❤️

matt1993
Nov. 20th, 2019 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks!
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 21st, 2019 06:51 pm (UTC)
They will probably all come back up, don't worry about it.
matt1993
Nov. 21st, 2019 11:22 pm (UTC)
I'm still not convinced that mezzacotta will be back up.

EVERY TIME I manage to stop worrying QUITE as much about websites and stuff I like going down, another one inevitably goes down. :(
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 23rd, 2019 06:20 pm (UTC)
It might, it might not, but you can't live life worrying about what might go away, just enjoy it and if you like on in particular, save it so you have it if it does go down. That doesn't mean that you need to save everything, though.
matt1993
Nov. 25th, 2019 04:59 am (UTC)
It might, it might not, but you can't live life worrying about what might go away, just enjoy it and if you like on in particular, save it so you have it if it does go down. That doesn't mean that you need to save everything, though.

Well, it's too late to save most of the mezzacotta archive now - the glitch that's happening is that new comics (i.e. that haven't been generated and saved in their cache) cannot be generated as long as they have at least one line of dialogue.

I know it's impossible for any one person to read or save all 3,652,425,000,737,022+ mezzacotta strips, but I enjoyed going to the site to see some of them by picking random dates in the archive that probably no one's seen yet. And now I can't do that anymore - only the ones that enough people have looked at still work. Which is sad because this was the one webcomic I thought I could count on to ALWAYS have more content for me to see and (due to its randomly-generated nature) NEVER have anything that upsets me. Now I can't rely on it anymore. :(
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 25th, 2019 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
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