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The Revenge of the Bride of the Son of Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual: a Help pageYes, it’s been very quiet at the Web-O-Blog, for reasons that should be obvious to those who’ve been reading it: I’m down to a very short list of things to do at the new Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site and I think that it’s shaping up awfully well.

At left is one of the images from the site’s Help page, where we see call-outs for:

A. The illustration. When you click on it, a larger version pops up in a draggable window (see the second picture);
B. The save/restore panel where you use bookmarks within the stories;
C. The character portrait for whichever character you’re currently following;
D. The menu of options for what you’d like to do next in the story;
E. The Inventory panel, where you can click on an object to learn more about it in another pop-up window. Those are draggable, reloadable, and can be layered with the illustration pop-up in a bevy of ways that are really cool for me, but probably less entertaining for anybody else.

As it stands, I’ve probably only got a couple of more days worth of work on the site itself. But it gets a little more complicated since I’m expecting the second – and probably final – proof of the book version, and it’s only when I approve that proof that the book can go on sale. So I won’t be able to hook up the purchasing links until that happens. The trailer has a similar dependency – I’ll need to re-export it and upload it to YouTube A big illustration pop-up(and maybe elsewhere) and I can’t embed it or link to it until that’s done.

I also need to order some of the books myself, since one way I’m selling them is directly from me.

So there are a couple of possible bottlenecks and a few dependencies yet to resolve. Unless something unexpected happens I figure that the Thrilling Tales site should launch around April 23rd – and very possibly sooner.

Oh. And the IRS. I haven’t quite got around to my tax forms yet.

Anyway there’s as much stuff as I could shove into the site – desktop wallpapers, screensavers, a version of the random Title-O-Tron that you can install at your blog or web site, and… um, I forget what else. It’s neat, trust me.

And someday soon it’ll even be finished!

Update: the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site is now alive (alive, I tell you!) at thrilling-tales.webomator.com

2 responses to “The Revenge of the Bride of the Son of Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual
saundby says:
April 11th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Is that the Davey Crockett cap of the future I’m seeing?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
April 12th, 2010 at 12:32 am

I’ve yet to see a raccoon in Retropolis – but that could be evidence either way, when you think about it.

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