Updates

It’s been a long time coming, but my Michiko book has finally seen the light of day for publishing! Last touches were put on it this Sunday, and it hit Amazon’s Kindle market not too long after. Still going through announcements in all of my known channels with this joyous news.

You can get your copy to read below:

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Thanks again for all those who backed the Kickstarter project, those on deviantART, and everyone else who’s shown interest in this work. Enjoy!

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Thought I’d drop in quickly and give you an official update on Michiko Bates and the progress it stands. I’ve been directing posts regarding art to go on the Tumblr periodically, but aside from the Kickstarter backers, haven’t really made an official statement in case something else gets majorly delayed. I think its safe to do so at this point.

Despite the Kickstarter failure, we still prodded on. Continued writing, continued drawing and whatever else. Now one year later, we’ve made a lot more headway that what we had originally planned. What had started out as a 40,000-50,000 word novel with 10 sketches turned out to be a 70,000 word novel with over 22 illustrations.

Continue reading Project Update: Michiko Bates Book #1

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As autumn starts filling the skies with shorter sunsets, the ground with yellowed grass and leaves from trees, I realize just how long I’ve been putting off posting. I had composed a few things as a backlog for continuing with my blog on a full-time basis, but have not due to a pressing family issue currently going on in my life. When it clears I’ll hopefully be back to my good old self.

Dawnstar has progressed greatly over the 15 months that I had hired an illustrator to help me with the art. This was the biggest burden on me for completing the game, and after all that time coming to a point that I have a complete set of art assets for the project. Hannah has been nothing short of helpful and a great person to work with.

Continue reading Project Update: Dawnstar Chronicles

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It only seemed like it was about 6 months ago since I sat down and bought janeilh.com. My Kickstarter came and went, the new year started, and now here we are in 2015 almost exactly one year later.

I had seriously considered letting my site go offline due to to the costs to let it continue (it had hit the 1 year limit and was expiring), but I believe that would be greatly counter-productive to what I’m trying to achieve with it. At least it shows up on the first page when you search my name.

So janeilh.com continues to live. And is also the first time I’ve had my own website with my own domain name for longer than a year. Happy 1-year anniversary! May we look forward to lots of new content and updates for the next year ahead.

 

Janeil H.

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Hi guys.

I’ve been slow setting up my new site, I know. I didn’t even get to sit down the past two weekends and put what I want on it. But the e-mail’s up, and the domain’s up so you can come here at least. I think the biggest hair-puller was getting an image slideshow to work…

First thing’s first, I am moving forward with my first public publishing project, the Michiko Bates Chronicles. And I need your help. I’ve started a Kickstarter, and I would greatly appreciate the traffic and any support you can offer. Link is below. I only have about two and a half weeks left, and I’m finding out that my introvert ways and lack of social networks are biting me hard in the rear for outreaches like this. I also started a tumblr posting some of the images and such with the project, so follow that too.

That said, I’ll hopefully have this updated by the end of the month. I’ll be adding things daily and taking the time to do so. Please subscribe and keep a tab on things.

Night.

 

Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956273198/michiko-bates-chronicles

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/michikobatesbooks

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**AUTOMATED MESSAGE START**

So, while browsing my site you might’ve noticed a few posts that are a bit older than my regular stream of content. Some stuff that may not match up with my current style of writing, pictures or even art.

These are backlogged posts that have been manually added to janeilh.com starting in 2018 and backdated to their appropriate time when they were created or relevant. These are mostly images and art pieces from an older period when I was bouncing around on places like Xanga, Myspace and Freewebs. But you might find some imported blogs, creative writing snippets and status updates.

This is also content from years past that I’ve created or have accumulated in the years, but have never posted either due to a personal “classified” statue, had no platform to post it on or did not feel it was wanted or belonged. Most of this content is photos I’ve taken throughout my life, though it may include other types of content such as videos, screenshots and such.

This is primarily for historical purposes if not nostalgia and sentimental value. Think of it as a curated, historical archive that you can scroll through and get a glimpse into my past, seeing interesting things, visages and sights that I’ve encountered in my earlier years. I view it as how I would’ve had a website in those days and realizing that dream I wanted, if I had the tools and creative freedom I had today.

And who knows? Maybe something I saw 10 years back may be just the thing someone wanted to know about that era.

If you’re scrolling down page by page to see what I have going on, anything under this post has been backdated non-organically. This post serves as a milestone as to when my site actually started up and entered the online world, both for me and anyone reading this.

This was posted February 11, 2018.

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For the first time since I graduated from college, I broke out my Bamboo tablet to try to work on something; a commissioned fanart of Michiko when I had just started the project. I managed to fit my Christmas tree on the desk, and had plenty of room to fit what I needed. It’s good to be home for the holidays; work has been nonsensical and stressed the past two months.

 

I’ll upload a completed image of that work when I get it done.

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I don’t quite remember where this was exactly, but it was somewhere in norther Florida on the way up back home. Dad had stopped for food and bathroom, and while I was waiting saw these ancient things. Pictures had to be had as I was surprised to just see something so old still being used there normally, everyday. I still had my Gamecube but everyone keeps jumping over them like some retro Hot Pocket.

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The first thing that came to mind were the Red Flag stories of “going downtown”, where the populace was SAMs and other aerial threats. That’s exactly what came to mind when I saw this going into New York; this was the first time seeing the big city on a GPS, so it was very enlightening to say the least. If anything, it made me more excited.

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This time and day was the first time I had gotten my first ever domain, janeilharricharan.com. I had used some of my school money and had my brother help me set it up. I never had my own website before; I so bad wanted to blog and share all my art on it.

 

While this was a small step, it was a big one for me. I remember even going out and buying a double mushroom and cheese pizza from Pizza Hut to celebrate the occasion. No free hosting, no nobody telling me what to post on it, no running out of hosting space. I was thrilled.

 

Lineart courtesy Christina Weinman.

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