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|News for 05.07.2006:|
Last Monday while doing laundry my back went out... I could not move... it took many tears and ten minutes to get my phone off the floor to call Terrence. It was horrible. I was crying, afraid that I would need months of rehabilitation... I remembered the time I had to learn to walk again after having my hips straightened as a young girl. I was genuinely afraid. Terrence came home and helped me to the Emergency Room, which took forever. They gave some a Motrin shot and after an X-Ray it was determined that my two lower bones in my spine were too close together. They gave me some really strong pain killers and Ibuprofen to take. Unfortunately the Ibuprofen did absolutely nothing so I had to take the stronger pain killers that week, causing me to be quite woozy most of the time. It's a good thing I had scripts for ND- otherwise it would not have updated because I could not think straight with the meds (as it was, I could barely sit up in my chair for most of the week without being in extreme pain). I tried to keep the comics going, but for the most part I was bed-ridden (If I was on my back, I had to stay there till Terrence got home to help me up) until my doctor's appointment on Thursday.
When Thursday came I got doubly bad news- turns out I have arthritis in my back AND I have diabetes... which means I now have to turn my entire life upside down... I have to learn how to deal with the pain AND eat three meals a day (I have never been the kind of person who can eat a full meal... I eat small meals throughout the day, something that so far my stomach has rejected.
It's a lot to deal with... I ended up in tears at the doctor's office.
Yesterday was my first day off of the pills and off of bed rest. My back still hurts like crazy but I can clean the house again and work on comics.
And that, my friends, is why the updating schedule was so bad last week. Those of you who have been around the site for a while know I HATE not updating on time and it takes something really big (and unplanned) to cause me not to update. Unfortunately my life since I-CON has been running like some cheesy Spanish Novela (the short of it is I have a lot of dying relatives right now and everyone in my family is one tether from snapping more than they are now... it's not pretty and this is only the half of it).
I'm trying my best, people. But I have a lot on my plate, not counting my comics. If I didn't have the comics, I'd still be losing my mind with stress. Add 15 comics a week plus coloring work... and all I can say is, I'm doing the best I can- cut me some slack... don't donate if you don't like it... just please don't e-mail bitching to me about how you don't like it, because I don't like the comic not updating properly either.
And I want to say thank you to everyone who did donate, especially those who donated this month for showing your faith in me, because I need it right now. We're still a little behind schedule with the daily commentary and wallpapers, but I'm trying to make sure that you get extra special things. As I'm sure you noticed, I put a lot of detail into the wallpapers this month, at least for ND and Spare Parts. The intricate YSIF one is coming up.
|News for 05.04.2006:|
Isabel aggravated an old back injury on Monday. They gave her some painkillers, so she's not feeling up to comics right now. We've got another doctor's appointment early tomorrow so we can get her fixed. And she'll probably insist on making up the comics, even if I try to talk her out of it. And our kitten Buttons appears to be doing well. We got her X-rayed and they didn't find anything unusual.
|News for 04.31.2006:|
First off... we made the goal for the month of May- which means Namir Deiter will update seven days a week, You Say it First updates six and Spare Parts two. Thanks to everyone who donated (especially to one person in particular... I owe you, my friend... I owe you. If I could bake, I'd send you cookies). Bonus content (such as wallpapers and bonus story info) will be up in the next coming days... sorry, the Buttons the kitten issue (which was paid by your loving support- thank you all!! ;__;) threw me for a loop. As for Buttons... she's still not feeling well from all the hydrogen peroxide they gave her. If she's not better by tomorrow night we get to take her to the vet and pray there is a way out of this that won't cost thousands.|
We're having a 24-hour sale on May 1st. Discounts on Spare Parts, The Shokora Diaries, Undoubtedly Kawaii, and the Namir Deiter 2005 Yearbook.
Ok, I JUST found out Free Comic Book Day is May 6th. My ever-loving hubby told me it was around October... yeah, we didn't know. After last year I wanted to do something really special and fun for the 2006 version, but it looks like once again I will have to do something really quick and cheesy! Hooray!
Want to know how to get the free comic book day book sent to your home? Unfortunately I don't have the power of free distribution in comic book shops... so you all will have to pay for shipping (boo me if you like).
There are several ways to get the book...
If you donate at least $1.20 (and live in the US or Canada)- you will get one of these books sent to you plus the wallpaper as usual. No fuss, no muss. E-mail me if you live outside of the US for the price... I don't have them on-hand. This is to offset shipping and just a little bit of the production.
If you donate the $10 to get the bonus book for the month- the Free Comic Book day book will be sent free of charge along with it (plus of course your one month account to NamirDeiter.net, home to daily comic commentary, sketch days five days a week, comics two days a week plus oodles of wallpapers!).
If purchase at least one of the books from the ND Unlimited Story in the month of May you will receive the free comic book day book free of charge.
I hope to have the book ready to be shipped no later than the end of May... no earlier than the 6th (sorry... still got to write, draw and make the things). The book will only be available for the month, but will more than likely become web content in a few months from now (but as a bonus incentive to donate and/or pay for your shipping... it'll be a story from an all new series. Ooooohh!). Of course page count is still undecided.
Also, all of April's donation books have been sent! We will work on buttons for donators soon!
Also... an update on Namir Deiter Book 2!
...ok, we have now heard back from all the books editors (yes, my grammar is so horrid that I need more than one) and Terrence is making the changes as I type this. We are also working on getting our ISBN numbers to work for us (which means we might be able to sell the books through Amazon... if we ever get the chance to look into it). I hope to have the book to the printers by the end of the week... which means we are now one week behind schedule. Nuts.
|News for 04.30.2006:|
Our cat, Buttons, ate a piece of thread. This can be deadly, because the thread can...well, it's unpleasant. That's all most of you need to know about it. We spent most of tonight in the kitty emergency room. She seems to be doing fine, but it cuts into our comic-making time and Terrence has to wake up in five hours to go to work. The comic will be up tomorrow.
|News for 04.25.2006:|
Big thank-yous are in order toBill Holbrook for mentioning Terrence's I-con report. If you're here to check it out, we've got permanent links here (table and sketchbook sections), here (Badges and Panels) and here (David Kyle, The Dinner, George Takei)! (Thanks again, Bill!)|