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Ground Control 30/08/2013
by RedDwarfIV

I still exist, and yes, I'm still working on this project.

I have finally started actually planning out my story and putting some meat on the plot point bones that were floating in my mind. The chapters at the moment are episodic in nature, usually with an arc being resolved before crossing into the next one - though in some cases, one arc might be kicked off by something that happens at the end of a previous arc. I also decided to get rid of a character that I don't think had much relavence; Guardian. Why would Cowan ask Renaza to look after Teal if Teal already had a bodyguard? And how does one escape one's own bodyguard, and why? The man was a walking plothole.

Also of note is that I'm scrapping the idea of an intro page for every chapter featuring Felix. Until a reader has gotten to know and sympathise with the chatacter, there's no point in building up drama around him - the reader won't care. Instead, I've decided to extend the prologue into its own chapter, and properly setting the scene. It should gice a reasonable idea of who Armathas Research are, what relavence Armathas 12 has, and it should give the reader an idea of what the setting is like. How hard is the sci-fi? What are the GELF and how were they made? What kind of technology level are humans, who do feature in the story, at in the 27th century? What is the motivation for the bad guy?

I think it will explain a heck of a lot more than some cryptic remarks from a character you don't know behaving out of character.

Ground Control 11/01/13
by RedDwarfIV

Hey, RedDwarfIV here.

My tablet PC arrived! Been playing with it, figuring out what works best and what doesn't, and drew a few things - myself as a Keidran saying 'hey, look at my ASUS EP121', a Security Forces Section 2 officer, my cat, and Frame 1 from RA's prologue page. I've discovered that whilst its easier and faster to draw characters on the tablet, inside man-made scenery is slow and difficult. The problem is that when I remove the stylus from the screen, it causes the cursor to 'flick', and straight lines get bent, meaning I have to redo them. And in man-made scenery, there are a lot of straight lines. You may be interested to know that this means I'm finally lifting the hiatus and working on the buffer, though I do still need to finish several fillers and redraw the Tal'Ryth.

I also discovered the Kindle For PC program. It works very well with the tablet. Plus... 4.25 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE! Take that laptop, with your measly six minutes on Power Saver mode.

RedDwarfIV

Ground Control 02/01/13
by RedDwarfIV

Hey, RedDwarfIV here.

The tablet PC was due to arrive today, but it got recalled back to the supplier in London because it hadn't been reformatted back to factory settings [it had been demonstration-only] and was missing its protective case. New arrival date is apparently Friday, though if it doesn't arrive by then, it'll have to come on Monday when no one is home. That means getting a 'please make other arrangements' notice, and more frustration. Oh well, can't be helped. A little bit of frustration in return for £500 saving and no dellivery charge is, I think, not too bad. Annoying, but hey, I'm still gonna get the tablet.

New Years was fun. Visited grandparents. People launched fireworks half an hour too early in my villiage. I removed the hard drive from my ancient Acer and plugged it into a USB/SATA adaptor to my newer Acer, and found nothing more interesting on it than Lemmings 95 and Falling Sand Game.

RedDwarfIV.

Ground Control 29/12/12
by RedDwarfIV

Hey, RedDwarfIV here.

I feel like screaming "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" at the top of my voice. Today, someone put up an ASUS EP121 on Amazon for £499, free delivery. I bought it. This means that this hiatus may be over sooner than I had imagined.

Productivity, ho!

RedDwarfIV

Ground Control 24/12/12
by RedDwarfIV

Hey, RedDwarfIV here.

As we can see the world has not ended. NASA has some amusing quips about why there could be no planets set to collide with us for solar flares to burn us. Oh, and my laptop is fixed, following some helpful advice from those cheerful guys over on the Kerbal Space Program forum. Christmas approaches, and so, therefore, does money toward that tablet PC that will lift this slumbering webcomic from it's hiatus and throw it against a wall to wake it up, before proceeding to repeatedly bash it about the head with a traffic cone to keep it from going back to sleep. Oh, and I did a drawing of Teal threatening Ian and Anthony from Smosh with a Furryiser Mk2 cannon which I'm going to send to them as soon as I can locate their most recent address in all their YouTube videos.

Well, merry X-mas and a happy new year to you all.

RedDwarfIV