For those coming here solely for the Death Note news, this pertains to fan-fiction. You're all best to skip this blog entry entirely, and label both that site and the link opposite with a firm 'Here There Be Dragons'.
For the rest of you, let's start there. As promised to Gina most recently, and many, many others over the years, I'm slowly converting my novels into eBooks.
As they were all originally written in text files, this is a bit of a convoluted process. I first have to take each of the chapters and combine them into one big one, via a command prompt. Then use Sigil to hunt down each chapter and reinstate them. Bung in a few titles, then open Calibre to convert them into other formats.
That took Hell of a lot quicker to say than it does to enact!
My cunning plan is to present you ALL with original files, which may then be taken into Calibre, so you may convert them to the format of your choice. That will take you whole seconds. That's how much I love you. Current state of play is thus:
- My Own Way - Done and sitting in MediaFire awaiting your download.
- It Matters - As above.
- All the Way Here - Newly as above, as of last night.
- Poisoned Rationality - Command combined and uploaded into Sigil, but nothing else done yet.
- Watari I - Command combined.
- Watari II - Command combined.
- The Mello Code - Command combined.
- Annals I - Nothing done yet.
- Annals II - Nothing done yet.
- Walls Come Tumbling Down - Nothing done yet.
I'm not seriously anticipating anyone rushing to do that. But perhaps some of the Matt-types out there may take pity. In which case, I've provided the combined files and instructions.
Much, much easier is converting the already processed ePub books into other formats. That same link also has instructions for that. You too could feel like Matt with about three seconds worth of clicking a button. I've set up a FileDrop for anyone wish to donate another format to the cause.
Anyone wishing to troll it with malware should first note this: I'm a TechnoPagan dedicated to the Morrighan as Gwyar. I am Three-in-One and I am legion. I don't forgive and I don't forget. Attempt to hide your ass beneath the TOR and I'll Gwyn ap Nydd it into submission; I know ALL the ways to Hex. Especially when you're attempting to pick on mine. Bright blessings. :D
I've also fixed the Twitter widget, so those wanting to follow the musings of the EHC in action may do so once again.
Only four months in, I've finally got round to linking up Matti's Death Note News (the site you're on), so this is now officially the blog of the It Matters series too. I'll still favour the forum for 'as it happens' type announcements though. Only really blogging about it when I've got something fairly major to put out, or a round up like this.
In short - forum for 'need to know NOW' people; and blog for 'meh, I can wait'.
Most of the other changes were time-consuming and fiddly, but ultimately not that visible. They were all in the background, streamlining the code in useful but not exactly up for display ways. I won't bore you with those.
It was really the night of My Own Way, and a brand new addition. Which leads us nicely to this:
Over the years, people have often laughingly said, 'zOMG! I wish I had THAT on a badge.' I've giggled with them, but never really crossed over into the notion that you could. I've opened a Zazzle store for the It Matters series and semi-Death Note related stuff.
I am not seriously expecting anyone to actually BUY anything based on my stories, so the store is really two-fold:
- A bit of a laugh, populated at the end of the day, usually while drunk, with stuff designed to delight and amuse.
- A place to sell stuff which might actually appeal to a wider audience, thus helping me with the running costs of life, servers and domain names.
Zazzle is extremely tough on not infringing upon anyone's intellectual property, so I can't add anything which belongs to Obha, Obata, Shuieshi, Shonen or Viz. I have to be creative in my own right.
Hence I've made you things, which you may customize into your own Letter. For example, I've used the letter L on a white jigsaw.
Purely randomly, you understand. After all, it could have been an M, MM or I:
Beyond all of this, it was mainly focusing on the section about My Own Way, which is now cleared of dead links - each replaced with live ones - at least on the main part. There are some deep inside which I still have to fix.
And I also reinstated the play-list, which was dead. I've recreated it via YouTube and plonked it in that way.
tl;dr - Enjoy the free stuff; big errors on the website fixed; do loads of ebook work on my behalf pl0x; and buy random crap. Thanks!