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I choose Coyotzin's guide too. As for how scary, it's up to you, though dressing your characters up doesn't sound too scary to begin with. And as for giving blood, it's one of your duties as a citizen of most countries.

If we're going to have the most visited guy host the event, we need to figure out who it is. Since the guide rest at the start of the month, we should judge on the webalizer visits daily average for last month. I got 51, which I believe puts me comfortably in the middle or the lower end, and so safe from more work!
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I had another idea for the guide, but that needs a bit of research into reference material, and that is to make it look like a Victorian/Western train usher person, the one that asks for tickets and yells "all aboard" in period movies :) It's not that much a departure of what I already did.

For Sept. I averaged 203 daily visits but I'm seeing a growing trend (yay!) since I got snarked.

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Hee hee... I like Coyotzin's. He looks like a very polite ghoul, somehow.
JexKerome wrote: ..we should judge on the webalizer visits daily average for last month..
Where do you find that?

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Why not find some way of hosting it on Space Jams?

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Hey, I was gonna suggest the exact same thing.

Anyway, though I'm going to work to make my contribution (and therefore version of the tour guide) look all scary spooky, it's gonna be humorous, too. I don't see that the two have to be mutally exclusive.
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Last event (summer), the owners of both spacejams and keenevents mysteriously disappeared as we tried to contact them. Then when everything was ready and the event site launched they mysterously reappeared, asking why we hadn't hosted the event in their sites, so I for one am unwilling to contact them again. Once bitten, twice shy and all that.
I also tought that if we're going to host it in one of our sites, we should do it not in the most visited, but rather the least. That way the guy gets the most hits, but people who like our individual works will still click over to our comics. Grace, if you're with us, care to share some webalizer info about the keensummer event?

One the guide, I think Coyotzin's model is good as it is, and no further research is needed. I move to make the final design.

Which brings me to name and logo. We need mores ideas, people!

Finally, I see that we really need the webalizer info on a sticky of its own, as it is obvious few people find it inside the Help FAQs. Not to mention that that way the powers that be could also throw in meatier info on what the numbers really mean.
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For those who can't find the info, the logs can be accessed as:

http://members.keenspace.com/<NAME OF YOUR COMIC HERE>/logs/

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Well, I just read that over and I think...

...you're all freaking crazy.

I mean, you've got A LOT of good ideas. But you also have A LOT of good ideas. All those details are going to make it more and more complicated to organize and well, Halloween is approaching pretty fast. You might really just be better off doing a simple costume bit, really. Not that I'm downing the idea or anything, it's a good one, it's just gonna be hell trying to make it cohesive.
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What complicated? All we're doing is drawing our characters like they're in a room of a haunted house (complete with tour guide), then stick 'em all together in an image map. The details - what font to use for the guide, what size each room image should be, etc. - are really all rather minor. As long as everyone gets their drawerings done within the next couple of weeks, everything should be just fine.
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Luprand in the conservatory with the spookiness!

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I'm going to do a more definitive version of my logo design for your consideration. Anyone know where to get a free , good looking bloody or gory font? the ones in blambot don't quite fit the bill and I'm reluctant to drag my net on the 'Net.
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Hm maybe I'll do on , too :)
So let me get this stright: We put our own characters in costumes and stick them in a haunted house room and the skull tourguide-guy does what exactly? stand around?
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JexKerome wrote:Anyone know where to get a free , good looking bloody or gory font?
Doesn't have to be bloody or gory, does it? You can use... grr, I forget what the font is called, but it's the one used when someone writes "Ye Olde Tavyrn" or whatever. Gothic, was it? I am probably horrifically off. I can't go on photoshop to tell you the name, since I'm in my school's computer at the moment. Spooky font should do nicely.

Though if you're asking about sites with downloadable fonts, I'm afraid I don't know of any.
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http://www.halloweenfonts.com/
I have downloaded fonts form this site before. It has a hugh selection of spooky fonts.

This was the first time I ever heard of Space Jams. Which isn't suprising since I hardly ever visited the forums, til now. Is this site advertised anywhere?

My average for Sept was 41. My average for Oct is 48.

Since there are so many of us, I don't think it would matter much if we had a few repeats of the same room, but just in case I call dibs on the scariest room of all...the haunted Bathroom!



To clear up any confusion... this Halloween event is suppose to be like walking through a haunted house, and each artist's pin-up represents a room in the haunted house. You can have your characters dress up, or react with spooks. It is up to the artist on how they want to deal with the room as long as it is Halloween related. The idea of the guide is to tie this event and the rooms together. I plan on having the guide make a comment about my room, but I guess a person could have him stand and present the room with body language or tell a story about the room as guides do.
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Spacejams is advertised nowhere beyond the Games forum, since it's kinda an in-joke thing (though anyone who knows the address can see it, of course).

http://spacejams.keenspace.com


I'll contact McDuffies about this, though don't hold your breath.

I'll also check out that fonts site when I have the time. A gothic font would be fine, but since I'm going a la Phactorri and making different versions of the logo, each one with a different name, from the ones suggested here, I also want to play around with the fonts. Jim's 'Keenspooks', for example, would look nice with a nice gothic font (maybe the Addams family movie font), while "Keenspace Horror Picture Show" could use the same font they used in the movie it's ripping off. And so and so forth, blah blah blah yakkety smackety.
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JexKerome wrote: Grace, if you're with us, care to share some webalizer info about the keensummer event?
I gotta start paying more attention...

anyways, the keensummer event was quite awesome, visits doubled, even tripled on a few days. And the great thing is that most of those people seemed to have stayed, because there hasn't been any big drop in numbers since.

SO, i heartily recommend hosting this thing to anyone. :wink:
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Good for you, Grace. Now you only need to update ;)
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JexKerome wrote:Good for you, Grace. Now you only need to update ;)
your mom needs to update...
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*Crosses off "Tick off a canadian girl" from his list of things to do before he dies*
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