I am of the Brotherhood, and I don’t care who hears it. I’m told you think we’re bandits. That we live just to steal babies and…turn them into us. Make them stronger.Continue reading “Fomorians In Their Own Words: SOB”
Category: Connacht Disaster Zone
New secondary site: basic version ready
Well, after my first holiday to Dublin in a few years – almost three years to the day – I came down with Covid. After managing to dodge the dreaded lurgy for over two years, I finally got it. Yay.
I had got the secondary site uploaded before that, and managed to get it mostly working. So, you can find the backup on GitHub Pages here. There are some caveats:
- I have only linked 3 stories so far
- Mobile browsers won’t be able to view the full PDF in the browser, but you’ll be able to download then.
- The styling doesn’t match between mobile or desktop browsers.
I could probably put Vue on my CV now, if I think frontend development might be worth going back to. I’m still not sure about that.
New side-project: new site written in Vue
Work has been sapping my will to do anything after hours due to the intense frustration of getting SNMP to just bloody work. SNMP stands for “Simple Network Management Protocol”, and it seems to be used for things like managing embedded systems or sending alerts when something goes wrong. The problem is that it’s based on top of UDP (User Datagram Protocol), which unlike TCP (Transmission Control Protocol, or what most applications like browsers or email clients are ultimately built upon), doesn’t attempt to be reliable. This means that, depending on the protocol version and what alert/notification type you send, there might not be any sign that it went wrong!
Tales From A Fomorian Detention Centre is now available!
My second short story collection is now live, both on this site and on Buy Me A Coffee.
New artwork, upcoming story collection
I never got around to filling out the sketch of Kergioo/Debraa that I used as the feature image for Serpentoid Site Scouts, so that is finally filled out and uploaded.Continue reading “New artwork, upcoming story collection”
Diarmuid morosely looked up from the lukewarm sink that held two stained metal plates, and narrowed his eyes as he beheld the stocky younger boy with the fangs and green patches of skin next to the draining board. “What is it, Grady?”
“Me name’s Tomás. Nurse said you could use a hand.”
“I could. And mine’s Diarmuid. Not Red, or Red-Eyes, or freak…” he trailed off with an irritable sigh. Grady briefly exposed more of his fangs as his mouth silently worked, before he picked up a tea-towel and began to wipe the plate that lay on the draining board. For a few minutes, neither spoke as Diarmuid focussed on scrubbing the plates and tried to ignore the sidelong glances the other boy gave him. Eventually, he couldn’t take it any more.
“Go on…you want to say something, just get it out.”Continue reading “Washing-up Wrangling”
Serpentoid vs St Patrick’s Statue
Happy St Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, here’s a mini comic in which Kerigoo and Debraa, serpentoid soldiers of fortune, are less than impressed with Kerigoo’s sister Sectaa.Continue reading “Serpentoid vs St Patrick’s Statue”
Upcoming St Patrick’s Day Comic
As of the time of writing, one of the images in my site header is a humanoid snake trying to look adorable. That’s part of a St Patrick’s Day comic I have planned. Here’s three of the five panels, without any text:Continue reading “Upcoming St Patrick’s Day Comic”
More redone portraits
I seem to be going on a bit of an artwork refactor bend lately. These are intended to go with my next compilation, whenever that will be released, and I have a few more planned.
I’m aware that these aren’t perfect comparisons. In the case of the first one below the fold, I forgot to save GIMP’s .xcf file for that one, so I had to start from scratch anyway.Continue reading “More redone portraits”
Character portrait redux
A few weeks ago, I decided to try a different art style for my character portraits. Since I’m drafting another short story compilation which involves the girl below, here’s a comparison of one I did a year ago and a redo in the new style.Continue reading “Character portrait redux”