Posts Tagged Darkened Heart

Happy birthday to me: Restarting Darkened Heart

4 May 2012

My birthday was this week, and as a present to myself I’ve decided to give me a ton of extra work! (more…)

Darkened Heart Discussion for October

18 October 2010

The monthly Darkened Heart discussions will stay at the top of the page. New posts appear below this post.
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Darkened Heart Discussion. Oct 10th, 13th, and 15th

11 October 2010

I have to admit, I’m rather surprised that I almost forgot about these bottles. They’re rather the point of Lee’s box. If you’re wondering why I didn’t list the labels or put them in the transcript, it’s because each bottle will be showing up individually in the next thee posts. So there’s plenty of time to get into the details.

I thought posting on M-W-F would be a lot harder than a weekly schedule, but I’m finding the opposite to be true. Sure, it’s more work, but it also makes the storytelling a LOT easier. I can present a prop, describe it, then get into the actual consequences of the discovery. Lab results, intern crazy time. S’good stuff.

Discussion Post for Darkened Heart, July 23rd

22 July 2010

Back to another text update. I like these scan-based updates. I get to do a lot of infodumping while displaying some of the better work from the boxes.

Discussion post for Darkened Heart, July 16th

15 July 2010

Absinthe is fascinating stuff. I once went on a multi-week research bender about the drink and how it rose to popularity only to be banned. At the time, I was looking for a suitably dramatic drink to celebrate the anniversary of getting dumped. Instead I blew past said anniversary completely, because I was so buried in research.

I can’t imagine why such behavior might have had a negative impact on my ability to keep a relationship. Nope must be that my significant other was “crazy”. Yeah. No blame here.

The photo is of an actual bottle of Absinthe Montmartre 65, I completely redid the label however. I’ll get a transcript of the label itself at some point in the nearish future, since I don’t recall what I wrote on it.

Discussion post for Darkened Heart, July 9th

9 July 2010

Feel free to post any out-of-universe observations here. Critiques welcome.

I dropped a bit of a hint with this page. Namely, I foreshadowed the presence of Lee’s missing documents. That’ll be important in a few months.

Discussion post for Darkened Heart, July 2nd

2 July 2010

Another post, and a shiny new thread in which to discuss it and/or pick it apart.

I’ll start the commentary myself by admitting that I’m a little disappointed with this one. In the future, I think I’ll put in a lot more content with the posts of individual bottles. Some of the bottles are interesting enough to stand on their own, but these smaller sample sets need something more. Maybe an inset scan of the label, and/or some close up shots of the interior of the bottle.

Unfortunately, I’ve already finished principle photography on this box, so there’s not a lot I can do at this point. When we get on to the next box, I’ll do some work to spruce these types of posts up.

Google Analytics is a fantastic waste of time

28 June 2010

Hello visitors from Perth and Brisbane! Greetings from Washington DC! Stuttgart, Geislingen, good to see you, how are things? British isles? There’s so many of you here that it’d be silly to list all the cities. I hope you’re having better weather than we’re getting here in the colonies.

Dear Canada, your retention rate is surprisingly high. You drop in and you actually stay to read. You must like words, which is great, I also like words, we should sit down and read a lot… over tea… yes, tea sounds good.

As for the US of A, its nice to see you folks, my neighbors, I’m glad that you… okay, that 65% of you are totally digging the site. Don’t worry about it, 45-percenters, no hard feelings. I realize it’s not a typical webcomic, not everyone’s going to enjoy the story I’m trying to tell.

Oh and Soldotna? You have an awesome town name, I just thought you should know.

Discussion post for Darkened Heart, June 24th.

25 June 2010

S. Horne, Letter 1
Welcome to the “behind the scenes” section of the site. The latest page from Lee’s box is scanned and uploaded. If you have any out-of-character questions or comments regarding the Darkened Heart, please feel free to post them here.

Discussion post for Darkened Heart, June 18th

24 June 2010

Now that I’m getting the word out about Darkened Heart, I’ll be putting up a post here once a week. Anyone interested in discussing or criticizing the page from June 18th, please post your thoughts below.

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