This is going down as one of those strips that I'm just not overly proud of.
I wanted to change some of the dialogue, the line art is sloppy, and I'm getting tired of recycling backgrouds. However, for some reason last night Photoshop and me just weren't getting along and this piece of crap took me houuuuurrrrrrssssss. I reached that point where I just wanted it to be over with and said to myself that I'll just try harder on Wednesday's strip.
I think a trip to YouTube for some Photoshop tips might be long overdue.
I tried as hard as I could to keep the spoilers to a minimum. There are enough videos and discussions online about the event I'm referring to that I don't feel like I'm stepping over any boundaries. It's just vague enough for those "in the know" to be able to enjoy the "joke", while also allowing those who are in the dark to just scratch their heads. There's so much about "RW" that I want to discuss here, but I'm already treading on thin ice, so I'll just keep quiet for now.
Fuck. As I'm typing this, a better concept for today's strip just popped into my ADD addled brain, but as I said, this just took too damn long for me to wanna change/fix anything. I'm just throwing it out into the ether and promise to do better next time.
I've recently installed GetClicky on the site (a traffic analyzer) and it's probably the worst thing I could have ever done. Every time I'm at my computer watching something and not working on the strip, I have a window open with the website's traffic. Every time I see the number of unique visitors go up by one, I get all excited. I was at 392 yesterday as midnight was closing in and I found myself chanting, "400! 400! 400!"
Yeah, I know that number is laughable by other webcomics standards, but considering how little promotion I've been giving the site and the fact that it's been only been up for a month, I'm pretty happy with it. Especially considering the only real promoting I do is posting a strip on Reddit.
Also, for anyone who hasn't seen it before, this is one of my favorite Game of Thrones related anything on the Internet. I find myself singing it randomly throughout my weeks for no reason. Watch it now.