Government conspiracies, Aggies, Mountain Gods, and mutant bees.


layout issues

by rogan
So, having looked at "Rinse Cycle" on the site, it occurs to me that the flow of this page cannot be accomplished because the page is too tall for the display.  This is an old problem that was first brought to my attention at Macworld, when the editors realized that stories were "below the fold" on the front page, and readers would often not see them because they kept clicking on the stories they could see. Simply put, there's too much information to fit on the screen, and the eye wont be lead below the bottom of the screen.  
This makes me think that maybe I should be making the layout more suitable for online. Which is sad, because I really wanted Bee Police to be as close to a print comic as possible. 

It's been a while.

by rogan

I just noticed, I haven't said anything here for a very long time. (maybe a year) ... Well, lots of stuff has been happening in my life that I won't go into, other than to say that it's been affecting my ability to focus on this comic. It's going to take a long time to finish Bee Police, but there is an an end or maybe two or three. Yeah, I'll pick one.


a five year mission...

by rogan

I was just looking at my copyright info. It seems I've been doing this comic for six years now, and about a week has gone by in the comic. THere's so much more story I want to tell here, but I can't seem to get it all out fast enough. I tought this would get easier as I went, but I feel like I'm actually losing my skills faster than I'm gaining them. I'm really frustrated right now. I might need to take a break and do some EDITING and other background stuff that never seems to get enough of my attention.

Nothing is changing as of this moment, but It MIGHT.

New Layout!

by rogan

Hey, it's all different! I've gone and changed things because as much as I LIKED the old layout, it was really clunky and wasted some bandwidth with the amount of dead css and redundant coding. Thanks to Kyo's Simple layout system, I was able to get a complete face lift of the site in just a few hours! I hope you enjoy the new site!

Break time!

by rogan
I am taking a much deserved break. Yes, I deserve it. Bee police will be back on the 14th of July.

little ramblings in the night

by rogan
A while back, when I couldn't get to sleep, I would fill notebooks with my horrid scrawling handwriting. Now, as I sit reading one of those notebooks, I'm sort of amused. Here's one of my late night rambles:

The boy squatted on his haunches, with his head tilted slightly sideways, hands on his knees. He stared intently at the flashes of light reflecting off the ripples as they danced their way down the creek.

He had been told that there were no nymphs in the creek. They lived in larger streams and lakes. Nonetheless, he was sure that if he sat still enough, and looked very carefully, he might see a small one. After all, small fish like small creeks, and large fish live in large ones. Surely small nymphs did the same.

So he squatted, intently staring, mindless of everything but the water flowing by. So intent, he didn't hear the sound of any footsteps, or the crack of any little twigs. He scarcely noticed any shadow on him, until he startled at the sudden touch upon his shoulder.

As he bolted upright with a yelp, all the other things he had been told raced through his mind. Things, like "Never go out alone", and "there are big nasty things out there that eat little boys" rang in his ears like warning bells.

The sound of giggling suddenly drowned out the bells, and he hazarded a look over his shoulder, at the dreaded giggling monster that would shortly eat him.

Deviant Art

by rogan
I've decided to put up some stuff at Deviant Art:
Misaka Mikoto from A Certain Scientific Railgun.
Tsugumi Shirasaki A Good Librarian, Like A Good Shepherd

rediscovering anime

by rogan
I started watching anime during the dark ages, when fan subs were non existent. There was ONE company releasing titles in the US. Their selection was terrible, and they insisted on dubbing titles in a way that completely changed the stories. This was back when all we had was VHS tapes, and all we could do was cry when our copies of Urusei Yatsara became fuzzy and warbly.

Luckily, as time passed and technology became better, Anime became even more popular, and there was this explosion of companies importing titles. Yet, still they kept messing with the stories, editing the video, and sanitizing it for a mainstream audience. Pure, uncut anime was rare, and expensive.

I could not afford monthly treks to Japan-town in San Francisco, so I eventually stopped watching it. The stuff on TV was okay, but again, horribly chopped up and dumbed down for children. I gave up hope...

lots of things happened, jobs, moving, family, debt. and Netflix. Yes, Netflix. I was at a point where I could not stand renting movies, going to movie theaters, watching live tv -even on a dvr. All the stuff that was coming out could have been brilliant, but I had been inundated by too many home alone movies, sad ripoffs of terminator, and romantic comedies that were neither romantic or comedic. NOTHING was being made as well as it had already been made. If only I had a way to just see that stuff again.

And I said "Duh!" Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, all have video streaming. I'm sure there's stuff I didn't see before the black curtain of despair dropped on my TV. So, yeah, I got a Netflix account, and there was tons of stuff I had forgotten existed, and there was ANIME... Shows I didn't recognize, others I remembered.

It's not all there on Netflix, but What IS there is enough to get me started. Eventually, I'll have to dig around to find more, but for now, It's like I've rediscovered a part of me that I buried.
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