Tag: The Dossier Series

5
Mar

Dossier 009: Into Ruin – Coming Soon

Dossier 009: Into Ruin - Promo 01I’m terribly sorry this took until the end of the week to get posted up, but setting these three characters up turned out to be very difficult. The new female character (who is clearly based on Cortana from the “Halo” video game franchise) took several days to texture and set up materials for. Those circuits… Good lord, they took forever to get right. But I am very pleased with how she turned out.

25
Feb

More Kendra on the Beach!

Kendra on the Beach 04Are the winter doldrums getting you down? Well, let’s get you all warmed up, shall we?

Got a few brand new images of Kendra on the beach set from Dossier 002: Wish You Were Here. This mini-set was commissioned by your favorite (and only) site moderator Xipomus. So be sure to drop him a “thanks” in the comments! The concept was that Chad had taken several other photographs of Kendra on the beach, similar to the promotional images for Wish You Were Here that we posted last year. These images, however, were a bit too risque for Chad to post publicly. So think of these as ‘leaked’ private images from Chad’s collection, if you will.

On to other news. Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion Part II is on hiatus. We’ve started pre-production on Dossier 009: Into Ruin. It is going to feature a character from the comic fiction of Dark Rift, including a new character that will be reminiscent of a popular video game character. I personally am very excited for the backstory this particular dossier will provide, and I hope you all will appreciate the insight into the character as well. More news (including a release date) and some promo art coming next week, so standby for all of that. Today is Thursday, so the weekend is almost here! Talk to you again soon.

10
Feb

SSL Certificate Being Reinstalled

UPDATE FEBRUARY 13TH, 2016 @ 4:24 PM PST: SSL certificate finally replaced. You should no longer be getting warnings of untrusted connection from your browser. Happy Surfing!

Please be aware that we are currently awaiting our yearly renewal of our SSL certificate, which is required to secure the website and store (you’ll notice the https instead of just http in the URL found in your web browser’s address bar). The certificate has expired as of yesterday, but your data is still encrypted! My web host made the same bullshit mistake for the last two years, auto-billing me for an annual SSL certificate but not automating the installation of the certificate. So I am in queue to have my new SSL certificate installed, but I was told it could take 24-48 hours. If you were around this time last year, you’ll remember that the release of Dossier 006: Fire in the Ice had to be pushed for almost three days due to this same exact clusterfuck.

Supposedly, my web host claims they usually send email reminders a week before the SSL certificate expires so I can purchase a new one and make sure someone on their end installs it before the old one expires, but they claimed (this year, at least) that “they are redoing their infrastructure, and a lot of our automated emails aren’t going out”.

18
Jan

Back on Project

Hey everyone, I’m terribly sorry for the long delay since my last post. I’m sure you’re all curious about the status of Part II of Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion, but let me just drop a quick note about my current health so you understand why there’s been such a delay.

I’ve been off of work for nearly a month, and that has been a hard thing to deal with. That time was spent at doctor appointments and therapy/counseling and just generally fighting through my anxiety. I’ve managed to bounce back from the depression, but I still have a near unmanageable amount of anxiety and it’s incredibly, horribly distracting. It’s been a rough beginning of the year so far, and I still have more doctor appointments this week including an MRI for my liver and a full cardiological workup by a specialist to try and narrow down why I am having chronic chest pain. It’s hard to sit down and work when you’re so distracted and full of worry that you can’t focus, but despite this I have spent the last week rewriting a good portion of the end of Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. I wanted to add more flavor to it, since it kind of gets a little stale at the end in my opinion (the dialogue, not the action). I’m still not 100% satisfied with it, but ideas and inspiration come to me frequently, so I might just be at the grocery store, holding a can of peas, and suddenly go, “Oh, it would be awesome if so-and-so says THIS!” and quickly jot a note down on my phone. So I am confident you’ll enjoy the conclusion, both the action and the dialogue.

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