With an error message that said something about “account suspended,” which was immediately suspicious, because my web host hadn’t sent me any kind of “we are suspending your account” email. (But I’m A Cat Person is on the same host, and had the same issue.)
Well, it turned out it wasn’t a hack. Turns out A Small Orange can just…accidentally put that error on your site now.
I got into a chat with tech support, where the agent was able to fix it. They explained the glitch as “the permission of the website was not set.” What permission? Not clear (although maybe that was an EFL issue). How and why did it come un-set between this morning and this afternoon? No way to tell. Will this happen again? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Last unexpected downtime was less than a month ago.
Long story short, anyone reading this who has a website and is loving the quality of the hosting, please send me a rec. I don’t need anything fancy, just 5 gigs of space where I can install a few WordPress installations and run them in peace.
Comment with a number and any Leif & Thorn character(s), and get an answer! (May be redacted when spoilery.)
1: What’s your OC’s biggest insecurity and how would they react if someone pointed it out to them?
2: If your OC wants to buy a firearm, what it might be for?
3: Does your OC behave differently around different people, if so with whom and how?
4: Would your OC want to involve themselves in humanitarian work ? If yes, then for what? If not, then why not?
5: How would your OC generally react to someone being verbally abusive towards them for no apparent reason?
6: Does your OC have a realistic image of their own intelligence?
7: Does your OC have any irrational phobias?
8: How is/was your OC’s relationship with their parents?
9: Does your OC feel a pressure to achieve or are they content and calm with doing what they can at the moment?
10: Does your OC guard their emotions by being tough? If not how would they?
11: How would your OC react to hearing they’re adopted?
12: What is one of the most primary things your OC feels that is missing from their life?
13: What kind of situations does your OC avoid the most?
14: If your OC gets into a fight with their best friend, would they wait for their friend to make up with them, or would they try to make up with their friend?
15: Does your OC consider themselves a good person?
16: Is your OC good at giving others validation of their feelings and making them feel understood?
17: Does your OC suffer from any mental health issues?
18: What kind of intrapersonal values does your OC have? (values about their self, what makes them feel like a valid person)
19: What boosts your OC’s confidence the most?
20: Does your OC hurt others often unintentionally? If yes, how?
21: Does your OC hurt others often intentionally? If yes, how?
22: How does your OC usually show affection? Are they openly romantic or more restricted with their affectionate emotions?
23: Does your OC tend to hide something about their personality/essence when meeting new people? If yes, what?
24: How would your OC react if they got humiliated by someone in a group of people?
25: How would your OC process the grief caused by the death of a loved one?
26: What is the most intense thing your OC has been battling with?
27: Does your OC practise any kind of escapism? If yes, what kind?
28: How would your OC react if a bully stole their lunch money in high school?
29: How does your OC behave on the face of a conflict?
30: What makes your OC defensive quickest?
So you can go vote for Leif & Thorn. Y’know, if you feel like it. And you’re not busy or anything.
(Voting is once per comic per machine per day — that’s not a loophole or anything, it’s their stated rules. So if some time you’re feeling extra-fannish, you can vote on your computer and then vote again on your phone. Just FYI.)
This plugin has changed my whole posting experience.
Quick background: Because Leif & Thorn has a multilingual cast, the different languages are indicated by different fonts in-strip, and different colors in the transcripts. The colors are put in by wrapping the dialogue in a bit of custom CSS styles. So far, so good.
The catch is, it was incredibly tedious to copy & paste the HTML. Beginning of every line needed a tag pasted in, end of every line needed a tag pasted in, any mid-line uses of a different language needed both tags pasted on either side…it was mind-numbing. I was always looking for reasons to avoid doing it. Say, if a strip was all Sønheim natives speaking Sønska, readers could probably sort out “everyone understands everything” without an extra layer of disambiguation…right?
And then. And then, Visual Editor Custom Buttons.
I went searching for a plugin like this a while back with no success, but a couple months ago the frustration built to a point where I had to do it again, and wham, there it was. Now when I post a new comic, the text editor looks like this:
Open to almost any set of Leif & Thorn characters — twosomes, threesomes, moresomes, flashbacks about deceased characters, futurefic about child characters, canon ships, crack ships, friend-ships. Won’t do incest, but anything else is fair game. Canon AU prompts welcome!