I’ve written Elias using Sally’s blog a couple of times when it was still active, and the response both times was OVERWHELMINGLY positive from the fans. Like Sally, I don’t write him completely, 100% in-character; my version of Elias is still true to his roots (in my opinion), but I’ve developed him to the extent that he does have differences from the source material.
However, I’m not explaining this to turn down your offer~ As a matter of fact, I’m telling you because I would love it if our characters talked once in a while. X3 It may or may not work, since I write my character blog(s) in a different format from most people, but if we could work it out I think the boys would have a blasty-blast.
[Hello there to all of Sally’s followers! I can’t believe that you guys have not only stuck around, but your numbers have actually increased. Man, you guys are troopers! For those of you that don’t know me yet, just call me Sally-mun.
My last update on the blog, which was posted several months ago, discussed the fact that this blog would be on hiatus while I worked on various projects, sought professional employment, and hoped to regain my mojo for this character. While those things are still true, there are a couple of important things that have changed.
First and foremost, I want to let you know that I do have intentions of resuming this blog — but there will be some changes around here when we’re up and running again.
Those of you that know me personally and/or have been here for a long time may already know that Sally’s blog often paralleled my own life, and that I would frequently use her character as a sort of catharsis for myself. This all worked out without much incident for much of the blog’s run, but things changed when my cat got sick and eventually passed away. Not only was I overwhelmed with grief, but as was my manner of coping, I invented a parallel for Sally to experience (which for her was the loss of Nicole). It got me through my difficult time, but it also left the canon of the blog in a place I didn’t really want it to be in. All plot ideas aside, I realized that writing in the wake of what I’d established constantly reminded me of the loss of my cat, and I didn’t want to continue that.
Now, there was a part of me that believed that I might regain my spark for this blog once the Archie comics finished the story arc that had been going on for the last couple of years. Perhaps, I thought, once Sally was deroboticized and I began to have doses of the genuine character again I might have a new wave of inspiration and get back into gear, Nicole’s changes be damned. However, we all know now that this never happened, and the Penders lawsuit forced a reboot of the series. I currently have no judgements on the reboot because I haven’t read it; I need to read Lost Hedgehog Tales first before I can move on. After that, I’ll probably binge on the new incarnation of the comics and see how they’ve turned out.
So, where does that leave us?
It means that when I get this blog up and running again, there’s going to be either a partial or complete reboot. I haven’t decided yet which it’ll be, and it’ll most likely hinge on what I think of the new comic canon. If I think I can work with it, I’ll do a complete reboot and start over, with the previous posts preserved in an archive fashion. If I don’t want to adapt the new format and stick to what I’ve always done, I’ll just rewind to before the loss of Nicole and pick up where I left off minus the stuff relating to the loss of my cat. Whichever it turns out to be, Sally will be back on your dashboard in the near future!
The only other changes I should bring up are the nature of the posts. I won’t be able to post as frequently as I used to (life takes priority over Tumblr), and I’ll probably focus more on answering asks than having her tell personal stories. They’ll still appear, but the balance will shift to favor the former over the latter. Answering messages comes to me more rapidly than Sally posting about her day-to-day business, so I may as well focus on that to give you guys a steadier stream of content.
Also… *sigh* YOU GUYS WIN. Elias has a blog of his own now. It’s currently empty, but it’s set up, and it’ll become operational at the same time as Sally’s. This is another reason why Sally’s posts will be less frequent, as I’ll be managing two characters instead of one. I know it’s probably a bad idea, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to it.
So that’s all for now! Sally will be back soon enough. Thank you all for sticking with her this long!
Since I know a lot of my followers were fans of Sally’s blog, figured I should repost this here.
Did I mention that Fini-mun got me my favorite gift for Easter this year? Fini-mun got me my favorite gift for Easter this year.
AUGH THERE’S A NEW VEGETA PLUSHIE ON THE MARKET
AND IT’S SO CUTE COMPARED TO MY UGLY OLD 90’S UFO CATCHER
I’m sorry I can’t hear you over the sheer torrent of my own fangasming.
Rest assured that I’m very, VERY well acquainted with DBZ.
It’s not the biggest collection in the world, and the rarest game he has tops out at around $600, a far cry from the thousands of dollars some rare games are reported to be worth.
So what makes his collection so special? It’s all about the aesthetics, dude. Norton’s 5,200-game collection is meticulously alphabetized and displayed so everyone can enjoy it in all its spectacular glory. “I suppose I’d have to consider myself a Nintendo fanboy. I grew up in the 1980s. Nintendo and Mario was everywhere, there was no escaping it,” Norton recalled. “From Sunday morning cartoons, cereal, underwear, bed sheets and lunch boxes.
Nintendo makes fantastic games and has enduring franchises. It is without a doubt my favorite company.” “I’ve acquired a ton of games, but I don’t feel like I’ve spent a ton. Most people don’t realize that many of these classic games can be found for $1 - $4 each,” he dished. “It’s all about finding the right deal at the right time. Hunting out your local area. Finding extras games for cheap and trading online.
To me collecting has become a fun game in and of itself.” “I’d say I have most of the rare games for most systems,” he went on to say. “To be honest it may be easier to mention the hard-to-find games I don’t have.
For the NES I own a complete licensed set, except for the very hard-to-find Stadium Events. My Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Gamecube sets are complete as well, except for the two mail-order Super Nintendo competition carts. I also own a complete set for Virtual Boy, Sega Game Gear and Sega 32x. I’m working on finishing up my Sega Master System, Game Boy and Game Boy Color sets.” X
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?
When all attempts to get the people of the world to raise their hands had failed, Vegeta busted out with Michael Jackson’s Earth Song.
Works every time.
… unless you’re not Michael Jackson.
Happy Earth Day from AVP!
Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit
Trust me, as a girl that’s grown up struggling to fit into “boys clubs” all her life, it never escapes my attention when the female characters are excluded from the coolest roles. At least we have Burning Blaze, but she wasn’t one of the primary characters in 2006, so…