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Epiphane

Okay, so I was lying in bed last night and realized... there's two me, yes, but they aren't Ellen and EMG, they are Whiny Artist (the anacronym is very appropriately WA!) and Overactive Editor.

A typical interaction, subject: Faerie Magazine.

OE: I could do better.
WA: I'm not worthy!
OE: Lacking content, poor choices of fonts, bad use of negative space.
WA: Why am I not better?!
OE: Ad looks good, but lacks true punch. Outcome of investment uncertain, timing poor.
WA: Waaaaaaaaaaa!

Second example, subject: Enslaved Contest.

OE: Our piece was still fuzzy, shows uncomfortability with digital media, static.
WA: I'm so awful! Everyone is better than me! I should just give up! I never win contests! New Masters was a fluke!
OE: Work harder you drivelling sack of puke! How do you expect to get anywhere?

Got some art time, happy with the outcome.

Had to go in early to town yesterday because my mom got locked out, which sort of disrupted all my scheduling, but oh well! Busy day ahead, best get cracking. The OE says so.

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baba_studio
Apr. 20th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Why is Faerie Magazine bad timing?

I do relate to your QE/WA stuff!

ellenmillion
Apr. 20th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
The magazine just came out with my (rather expensive) ad in it... and the website is broken right now. The new site won't be ready to launch for at least another week or two, probably 3. I'm half-tempted to rearrange the entrance page so that Portrait Adoption is on top, since that's the best-looking part of EMG right now.
baba_studio
Apr. 20th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Oh heavens. I didn't realise. I thought you just meant they launched the magazine at a bad time in general. Ouch! I'm sorry.

I am struggling to get my own Dreamweaver skills up to scratch - we've temporarily given up on finding anyone good here to do the sites (there must be lots of people, but we haven't found them), so I can sympathise.

Have you ever thought of using Moveable Type, or is that a complete red herring? I've heard it's much quicker and simpler to update - but no idea how it sits on top of a large database.
ellenmillion
Apr. 20th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Dreamweaver's pretty cool. (At any rate, it stomps FrontPage into the dust!) I peaked at Moveable Type, but we're going with something even larger I think - the software Jennie's starting with is intended for shopping sites, but she'll be doing a LOT of customization to include some of the weirdo requirements of EMG, including the Portrait Adoption stuff (though that's backburner for now). Honestly, I'm more a cheerleader on this bit of it than anything, so all I can do is marvel at what Jennie comes up with and do stuff she tells me. :P

I'm not willing to share her now, but you may have luck hiring Jennie to do your site after August... she's quitting her job to move up here and help me conquer the world build up EMG to the point of hiring her fulltime, so she might be looking for work like that. She's really phenomenal at this stuff.
baba_studio
Apr. 21st, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Well, I'm looking at Movable Type now, but in fact I'm not sure it really does what we want. As you know, what I really need is to be able to put a proper shopping cart on the site - and make it quick and easy to update. I hadn't realised that Movable Type is so totally about blogging. Sigh!
I really must sort this.

Jennie sounds wonderful - she's never thought of moving to Prague I guess ;-)
winterswitchery
Apr. 20th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
lol I can totally relate.
frigg
Apr. 20th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Well, both Ellens seem awfully critical!
ellenmillion
Apr. 20th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Too true! There may be a kinder gentler Ellen rattling around in my skull somewhere, too, but she's a bit of a pushover and I think the other two are bullies. :P
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