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Last Update: 13 Days Ago Fans: 449 # Comics: 227

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Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 09:01 pm
@maplebee: moar testing
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maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:44 pm
@maplebee: anotehr test
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maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:43 pm
@maplebee: test3
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maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:38 pm
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maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:38 pm
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Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:38 pm
I'm fucking around with code this evening, so if the site looks bork for the next while that's why.

SJ allows for nested comments now, so if I can figure out how to get it integrated into my existing code it should make the comments section a lot nicer.

In the meantime things could get weird...
Comment on Touch and Go of Bright Stars
maplebee, 05 Sep 2014 07:44 pm
Hi guys,

Just wanted to let you know that comic updates are going to be sporadic again. If you don't already know, I work as a supply teacher as well as holding down a part time job. The school year has started again and I've been lucky enough to snare a couple weeks full time work - maybe even as much as a month. Supply teaching is too unreliable to give up my part time job, though, so I have to work both. (Hopefully next year I'll be in a place I can do only supply teaching...).

The next two weeks are 60+ hrs each for me, then probably at least 50+ after that (if we hire a newb at the part time) until the current supply job I have finishes. Regardless to say, this doesn't leave me a lot of energy for the comic even when I can find a few scraps of time.

If you've contributed to the Patreon - thanks so much! We're sitting at $40/mo, currently, which keeps the site ad free! Patreon is kind of mucked up on the backend right now in terms of collecting pledges (they're updating some procedures), so I don't know if they'll get collected for August? I'll definitely check in with it and make sure those of you who are owed rewards get them when the pledges are collected!

Thanks as always for your patience with the comic. You guys are the best readers out there to stick with me the way you do :D
Comment on 4.44 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 21 Aug 2014 03:35 pm
Rory is getting some real practice at pulling himself together.

If you missed it last week, I started a Patreon for the comic. Currently it's at $25/mo, which means Bright Stars will stay ad free next month! If you want to see more of the comic, consider pledging - with enough support, I could double the update rate. You don't have to be able to pledge much - if every person who's faved the comic through SJ pledged $1, it would guarantee 4 updates a month!

Oh, and a heads up: there won't be a page next week. We're at half staff at work next week and I have to cram in 50 hours to cover shifts.
Comment on 4.43 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 13 Aug 2014 01:51 am
@YersiniaP: all of the pledges are there so you can pledge for them as you please, on a month-by-month basis - it doesn't have to be ongoing every month. So say you usually have like, a $5/mo pledge, but one month you can afford a $30 pledge, then you'd pledge $30 for that month, get the commission, and you can drop back down to your regular pledge the following month.

So basically you'd get that level of reward for any month you pledge for it, but you don't have to always pledge at that level :)
Comment on 4.43 of Bright Stars
maplebee, 09 Aug 2014 10:35 am
@Niggle: a kaon (kaont = plural) is a Veo hour, which is a bit longer than an Earth hour.

I think Patreon has the power to be leveraged much like Kickstarter, where even the $1 contributions add up. If each of the people who have my comic faved on SJ pledged $1, it would guarantee 4 pages a month; if each of the unique hits who read my page according to my analytics pledged $1, it would more than guarantee 8 pages a month. It's just a matter of whether people feel like contributing, even in a small way.

@Angel_Sin: thank you so much! It was really exciting to wake up to an e-mail that I already had a patron!

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