RUDYTUES.DAY IS 1 YEAR OLD! i can hardly believe it. an absolutely immeasurable amount of work has gone into its creation and i have a lot to say about it so here's the brick:
i began construction on this site upon realizing that the current social media landscape is not viable for a long-term online presence. i had a vague list of things i wanted: a home for my webcomics, a gallery and an art log, much needed link aggregation, my own newsletter; but above all, something that was wholly mine and could not be taken from me. something sleek, sexy, intimidating, professional, demanding your submission to engage with it, with my signature whimsical touch. i realized too that my skill level was the limit, and if i really, really wanted to, i could do anything a computer can do.
so i got to work.
i poured countless hours into self-education and spent every spare second building or thinking about building this site, ever aware that i only had more work ahead of me. i dedicated myself to this project, this last, desperate effort to survive, unlike anything else i had ever invested myself in. it changed me. i became smarter, more clever, more confident, more autonomous, more certain than ever that i could do more than just survive: i could flourish and become eternal. i could and i have.
this site will never truly be finished. i will touch and tweak and wrestle with it until my body quits. it is a living, breathing thing, constantly growing, constantly developing, becoming more and more refined, like me. it is a testament to myself alone and the work i have done to make it exist. i couldn't be happier.
there are 22 of you here now receiving and sometimes opening these newsletters. i can't put into words how much i appreciate you all joining me on this journey. i have so many blessings to count and people to thank but this has already become miserably long-winded, so here's the actual news:
- started construction on my comics and toybox subdomains. the first has a new display font, a blurb, landing pages for the symposium and WRATH, and two unfinished character bios. the second in its current state is a bunch of assorted pages. both need a lot more work but are coming along very nicely!
- pushed a big fucking commit. i don't have any plans at the moment to make the repo public but i'm hoping to push commits every time i send out a newsletter at the very least so i can keep better track of my changes.
- filled out my gallery including works dating as far back as 2014. i also broke sketches and studies up into separate tabs with sections for digital and traditional art.
SOME LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING
- moved mailing list to buttondown which is a mailing list service that allows you to build your emails (like the one you are reading) in markdown. there are tons of other features included in their paid plans so if i ever break even i'll take it for a spin but for the time being you can check it out here
- created an official logo. this should appear in the header on tablet and desktop.
- restyled the news section and added an archive link. i forgot to send out the last newsletter so i encourage you to click here and scroll down a bit if you wanted to read it.
- lots and lots and lots of code clean up, little cosmetic changes and bug fixes you can't see. things now work mostly!
- my money laundering scheme is in its final stages! the yearly income i anticipate is negligible, even in recouping the costs, but isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen? you'll be the first to agree.
- i am putting a hiatus on art log updates until i get around to the astro rebuild. unfortunately i have no timeframe on this.
AS FOR NOW
i started a new job that will be much heavier on my time and i'm unsure what my creative output is going to look like until i adjust. at this point i am hoping to move more towards developing my user experiences now that i have a solid foundation to build on.
if you have read this far, god help you, i appreciate you more than i could ever put into words. this has been an intense, chaotic and liberating experience, one i would never wish on anyone, and i only have more work ahead of me. i hope you can stomach it.
hello everyone, possibly my biggest site update again, so big that i've had to rewrite this several times over the past few months. with that in mind and my lists being longer than ever i'll make it quick:
- created two subdomains for my comics and toybox. neither are presentable but you'll never hear the end of it when they are.
- created an age gated landing page. this makes the site overall feel much more professional and cozy.
it had a hit counter but the api broke so we'll see on that one.
- created a gallery section. newsletters will come with gallery updates going forward but for now you'll just have to check it out for yourself. this was easily my biggest endeavor and i'm hoping to put together an easily accessible template to share at some point so keep an eye out for that.
- created an rss feed. i am still trying to balance my communication methods but assume you'll get rss updates alongside the newsletter and as needed to accommodate any long-term projects or "get you all caught up."
SOME LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING
- made it purple! as eric andre would have wanted.
- made the preview meta tags work. you will never know how painful this was for me.
- recreated the chain assets in the header and made them responsive.
- created a "back to top" modal.
- updated the mobile menu icons.
- added a favicon.
ART LOG UPDATES
- 03.17.2023 :: take flight
- 12.09.2022 :: earth mother (kinktober 2022)
- 10.11.2022 :: honey and cream (kinktober 2022)
- 08.07.2022 :: malby doodle
- 02.06.2022 :: genesis
- 10.14.2021 :: ghost lollipop (kinktober 2021)
- 09.09.2021 :: mlm blowjob study
- 05.18.2021 :: a doodle
- my money laundering scheme has run into another issue since my last update for which arrangements have been made and are in progress. it's been a year and a half's work but just a little bit longer and everything will come into place; i can assure you it will be worth the wait.
- additionally, i am now a volunteer for bobaboard! i will be recreating their homepage and am thrilled to be a part of this project.
there are a few more touches i would like to make to the site but in its current state i'm satisfied to turn my attention towards some other projects. going forward i'm going to try to make a habit of sending out updates more regularly so you won't end up with email bricks.
please let me know if you run into any issues with the site and as always, enjoy!
hey everyone, just a heads up i've been banned on twitter. you can follow my back up account @wifefactory and i have updated my site links accordingly.
real update soon. thanks!
hey everyone, pretty big site update today. most notably:
- designed and built site cards. this is probably the most visible difference and should make the site feel nicer and easier to use.
- started fleshing out about page. it now includes a site section with a sitemap, changelog and credits.
- created a footer navigation.
- created an art log with dreamwidth. i still have to rebuild my gallery but there is now a card on my gallery page that will update when my journal updates. eventually i will have a direct link but i need to build an age verification page first.
my to do list keeps growing with each update so i won't get into specifics. just assume there is a lot of work to get done and there always will be.
however, i am pleased to announce my money laundering scheme is closer than ever! i'm hoping to have it done by the end of the month but i've been working on it for a year now so we'll see if it pans out.
i also have an archival project in the works scanning my grandfather's erotic photography! this is probably the most exciting thing happening in my life but i'll have to save that for another update to give it justice.
i'm testing the newsletter function today but i'm also in the process of building an rss feed to push smaller updates and spare your inbox. thank you for reading this far and as always, enjoy the site!
happy belated new year everyone! i'm happy to announce that this site is as close to done as it's going to get right now. i hope you enjoy using it! now, to keep things brief...
HERE'S WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO :
rebranded as rudy tuesday! my updated contact information and socials are as follows:
- email: rudy @ rudytues.day
- fediverse: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ao3: rudy tuesday (inactive)
rebuilt the whole website! i would like to thank my parents and kevin powell. some changes:
- created a news section! going forward website updates will come with an email update.
- built a gallery including works dating back as far as 2014 using knife's gallery template!
- built a links page! please reach out to me if you would like to swap banners.
- built an about page! this is my most recent addition so please mind the mess.
- added a contact form! you should try it to make sure it works.
- in addition, this is hereby a worksafe website but i also created a separate site for... you know.
HERE'S WHAT'S TO COME :
- more work on this site including:
- an about page with a bio, q&a and site information.
- a page for my projects.
- an updated gallery with an additional section for commission work.
- some more graphics.
- a completed comic of some description.
- collaborative work of some description.
- my nefarious money laundering scheme.
i hope your year will be as successful as mine!
hello, this is a soft-launch of my new website.
thank you for your patience while i sort out the padding.
added a darby headpat counter under "extras."this has since been moved.
- finished coding the sidebars for the home page which are now responsive and have viewports for darby to look through once they are open.
- figured out how to make css dropdowns for my top navigation bar (which would be much more exciting if the flex wrap worked).
- most of the responsive features don't work but they didn't have any of that when i built my first website in 2010 so a little patience please while i catch up.
- site created and loosely designed.