I've always wanted to do this

Postby Shiro on Sat Feb 03, 2001 6:45 am

<I>strip naked and roll around in jello!</I><P>No, I'm kidding. What I really want to do is a Keenspot mini-comic. They look really fun, and I've got my pages loaded very far in advance right now, so I could make one. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any sort of information page or submission page. For example, I know that they only update for a certain amount of time, but I don't know how long.<P>Since the people in here seem to know a lot more than I do about what goes on in the 'spot and the 'space, I'm gonna put it to you.
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Postby Shiro on Mon Feb 05, 2001 6:02 am

I looked around at some of the mini-series, like on Dave Kelly's site, and I noticed he's got them on a suck-o server with only one link, which goes back to his page. I think that's what I'm going to have to do. <P>So I'm changing the question to this:
Which server is the least evil?
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>
<LI>Crosswinds
<LI>Tripod
<LI>Geocities (which should rhyme with "atrocities")
<LI>Angelfire
<LI>Homestead
<LI>FortuneCity
<LI>Something else I don't know about?
</UL>
I found a website listing the 100 best free servers on the web, but I don't know how reliable the site is. For example, one of the servers listed was called JesusAnswers, and the reviewers gave Crosswinds five stars. <P>For those of you who don't know, I used to have Ancient Messages on Crosswinds, and it was an unholy experience.
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Postby Gwalla on Mon Feb 05, 2001 11:28 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shiro:
<B>For those of you who don't know, I used to have Ancient Messages on Crosswinds, and it was an unholy experience.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Frankly, most free servers suck eggs.<P>The best way to get a Keenspot miniseries going, I would think, would be to make sure the powers that be over there know of your existence. That generally means posting on Keenspot fora and doing fanart for strips you like.<P>------------------
"Truth hides on the other side of a two-way mirror
In countless documents sent straight to the shredder
That might finally give us the whole of the picture
But until the day we decide to dig a little deeper
We know that truth will hide
Under fallen rocks and stones
At the end of a disconnected phone
Down an unmarked street
And buried, deep beneath your feet."
- Asian Dub Foundation, "Truth Hides" from <I>Community Music</I>
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Postby ToonQueen on Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:31 am

I have both Crosswinds and Tripod, Crosswinds has unlimited space but Tripod is more liable. Sometimes Crosswinds is down, I have never seen Tripod down yet. Tripod has a 50mb limit
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Postby Reinder on Tue Feb 06, 2001 11:53 am

The first thing you'll have to do is ask. Give them a good proposal, some sketches, and a link to your strip. The miniseries spot is open to everyone, but there can only be one at a time.<P>------------------
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Postby Gwalla on Wed Feb 07, 2001 4:32 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by reinder:
<B>there can only be one at a time.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Sota like Highlander, only different.<P>------------------
"Truth hides on the other side of a two-way mirror
In countless documents sent straight to the shredder
That might finally give us the whole of the picture
But until the day we decide to dig a little deeper
We know that truth will hide
Under fallen rocks and stones
At the end of a disconnected phone
Down an unmarked street
And buried, deep beneath your feet."
- Asian Dub Foundation, "Truth Hides" from <I>Community Music</I>
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Postby Reinder on Mon Feb 12, 2001 1:20 am

So how many packs would you need to fill a modest tub? Just curious.<P>------------------
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Postby Shiro on Mon Feb 12, 2001 2:01 am

Says here on the package that 1 pack makes 2 cups. I don't know how many cups fill a tub, but I'm sure it's a lot.
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Postby Dedos on Mon Feb 12, 2001 3:01 am

And.... you don't even want to KNOW how they make gelatin. But, mm... mm.. it sure is good. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">
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Postby Reinder on Mon Feb 12, 2001 6:52 am

Uhm, yeah.
Now, about this Jello thing. You can't get that where I live, but I've heard of it. It's some sort of gelatine pudding, right?<P>------------------
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Postby Shiro on Mon Feb 12, 2001 8:27 am

I don't think anybody really knows WHAT Jello is. Somebody once told me it was made from horses' hooves. Let me see if I've got any in the kitchen...<P>Okay, the package describes it as a "gelatin dessert." It's this wobbly flavored substance you feed to your relatives at family functions. The jello company makes pudding, but the actual Jello is just solid gelatin with some sugar in it.<P>(of course there's sugar in it. There's sugar in EVERYTHING in this country.)<P>The white trash side of my family makes lime Jello with cantaloupe and colored marshmallows in it. It's gross beyond belief.
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Postby Gwalla on Sat Feb 17, 2001 3:45 am

There's always room for Jello.<P>------------------
"Truth hides on the other side of a two-way mirror
In countless documents sent straight to the shredder
That might finally give us the whole of the picture
But until the day we decide to dig a little deeper
We know that truth will hide
Under fallen rocks and stones
At the end of a disconnected phone
Down an unmarked street
And buried, deep beneath your feet."
- Asian Dub Foundation, "Truth Hides" from <I>Community Music</I>
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Postby Shiro on Sat Feb 17, 2001 5:08 am

Okay, I've been staring at this post for a while, and I will probably regret this, but I'm finally gonna ask.<P>How <I>DO</I> they make Jello?
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Postby Dedos on Sat Feb 17, 2001 11:27 am

Well, I originally heard it was like horse hooves, but here's what I found on the net..<P> <A HREF="http://detnews.com/menu/stories/33131.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://detnews.com/menu/stories/33131.htm</A>
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Postby Shiro on Sun Feb 18, 2001 10:23 am

<B>* First, the animal skins are washed and bathed in hot water to remove the collagen. Once extracted, the collagen is soaked, filtered and purified, converting it to gelatin, Kraft spokeswoman Cathy Pernu said.<P>* The gelatin extract is then evaporated and dried, and sent along with flavored powders to Dover, Del., and San Leandro, Calif., for packaging.<P>* Oils that are left in the hot water baths are sold for pharmaceutical and industrial use. Any remaining solids are removed and sold as compost.<P>As the hides are washed in large 70-foot vats, bits of fat, hair and skin come off into the water, said Mary Persky, an environmental analyst with the state Department of Environmental Protection and one of the few outsiders who has seen the inside of the plant.</B><P>Now that's just FREAKY.
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Postby Yvonne on Mon Feb 19, 2001 5:02 am

Damn. And I used to LIKE jello!!<P>Well, ok, I still do, and I'll still eat it. It's hotdogs and sausages that freak me out -- I haven't eaten them for about four years now. Which is a bit hypocritical, really ...
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Postby Shiro on Mon Feb 19, 2001 5:51 am

Hey, that's all right. I went to school with a girl who only ate meat that came from "ugly animals."
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Postby Gwalla on Tue Feb 20, 2001 2:35 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shiro:
<B>* First, the animal skins are washed and bathed in hot water to remove the collagen. Once extracted, the collagen is soaked, filtered and purified, converting it to gelatin, Kraft spokeswoman Cathy Pernu said.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Gelatin is collagen? FAKE LIPS ARE MADE FROM JELL-O! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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In countless documents sent straight to the shredder
That might finally give us the whole of the picture
But until the day we decide to dig a little deeper
We know that truth will hide
Under fallen rocks and stones
At the end of a disconnected phone
Down an unmarked street
And buried, deep beneath your feet."
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Postby Lesath on Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:33 am

Nasty. I will never eat another piece of Jell-O again. And maybe that's why people are so attracted to fake lips. They're like free Jell-O!
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Postby Shiro on Tue Feb 20, 2001 6:57 am

Calm down, everyone. Collagen injections in fake lips come from another fatty part of the body (the butt! people would literally be kissing your ass!) <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"><P>Or at least that's what I've heard. I might as well post that story about the rat in the fried chicken bucket while I'm at it.<p>[This message has been edited by Shiro (edited 02-20-2001).]
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