Happy New Year! We've got a new RP event listed in the FFXIV RP Directory - the first addition to the Siren server! Please welcome:
- Sandglass Cafe (Siren)
We've got one new character profile in the FFXIV RP Directory - welcome to:
- Kalina Fairhaven (Jenova)
I've also started a new blog adventure for November 2022! Not to mention, I'm undertaking a NaNoWriMo mini-challenge this year, hoping to get some writing done. More to come soon!
Happy Halloween! Just a small update today!
I've finished all of Elftober this year, and have linked to a full gallery in the Art Showcase under a new section called Screenshot Challenge Galleries! Of course, the October archive is also up to date with all the content from this month - it has been a big one!
Lots of updates today! One new RP Event is up in the FFXIV RP Directory - welcome to:
- Magpies (Adamantoise)
I've also added two new pieces of guest art to the gift art gallery! Much thanks to:
I've added one new RP location to the FFXIV RP Directory - welcome to:
- Blackrose Tavern (Balmung)
I've also made some small improvements to the individual Directory pages. If a Directory page was so long that it took scrolling to get to the Events and Locations sections, I added quick jumps to those sections at the top. I also added a new drop-down menu to allow for hopping between servers at the top of every page.
I've added one new character profile and one RP location to the FFXIV RP Directory - welcome to:
- Maha Lucrette (Mateus)
- Drunken Moogle RP Night! (Balmung)
I've also added one new piece of art by M-108 to the gift art gallery!
I redesigned the main page a bit. I moved webrings to the Links page, added the chat box back, and went back to large form for the newest blog post.
I've added one new character profile to the FFXIV RP Directory - welcome and thanks to Ruran Vas of Balmung! If you have a character/location/event you'd like to add, we'd be happy to save you a spot in the directory!
I've launched a new section for Amon's adventures in the Island Sanctuary! Stop by to have some fun in the sun and catch a breeze. Be careful of the crab rave, though.
I've updated the pages in the Miitopia Tales Archive to use the Multiverse image layouts. This makes the pages more colorful and reduces the number of images used on each page. Hopefully it looks a bit more fun, too!
I added new art to my personal art-gallery today! I'm re-learning how to work with traditional media, so I hope I'll have lots of new art practice to share!
I've added three new fantastic pieces of commissioned artwork created by M-108 to the art gallery!
Due to recent happenings in my Animal Crossing game - namely, I may be making more content for this site - I decided to break the AC archives into pages based on year for easier reading!
The Spot of Mummery Blog Archive is now fully available!
Back in April, I began a project that felt almost impossible – so much that I didn’t attempt it before. However, with my trust in outside blogging platforms such as Tumblr and WordPress flagging, I finally decided that I wanted to move my content to a place I have complete control over it.
That meant coding it all into the existing static HTML site that I’d been building already. Over the past months, I’ve worked to pick through my entire Tumblr archive, choosing the most important original content I’ve created over the past four years. Each post I selected, I manually added into a monthly archive page until I’d built out the full month of content.
By “original” content, I mean that I weeded out replies, reblogs, asks, memes, reactions and the like. Only content that I personally created has been archived.
With the archive finally complete, the main site contains not just the story, but the entire original blogging history of Spot of Mummery.
As I noted in my 4th year anniversary post, I anticipate my activity on Tumblr to drop off significantly now that I’ve archived the content I wanted from it. I’ve also put the Tumblr site into hidden mode so that search engines won’t index it, but folks logged into Tumblr can see it from their dash. I’ll still check in if I get Asks and things, but most of my interaction will be focused on my Twitter account going forward.
I also hope that now that my time is freed up from not needing to work on the archives, I can finally get back to writing and journaling! I have a lot planned for Spot of Mummery still, and appreciate all the folks who have supported it through the years of transition while I was building it into the site it is today.
Have a spiffy one!
Even though I haven't been updating the log, I have been steadily building out the Blog Archive month by month. At this point, the archive is only missing 6 months of content. If I can keep the pace of a month a day, that should be complete within the week!
The update for today is that I've completed the archive for the Amon's Adventures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons section! You can find it with the rest of the blog posts, under MiiTopia!
Have a good one!
I’ve reorganized much of the Blog section, putting the blog in the forefront.
- Individual months in the blog section now interlink between each other, providing a forward and backwards navigation through months for easier chronological browsing.
- The blog index page now reflects the newest posts of the current month, while a new archive page contains the previous yearly navigation.
- Posts that had individual pages – such as gaming, roleplay and writing posts – are now all archived together in a new section called (you guessed it) FFXIV Gaming, Roleplay and Writing.
- Spot of Simmery and Miitopia Tales are now located on the blog menu rather than the main menu. I’ve also gone through and implemented lazy loading of images on these pages since they are often image heavy.
- I’ve revamped this Update page as the central changelog and implemented social media card coding into it so I can use it as the landing page to talk about large updates like this one!
The September 2020 archives are now live in the blog section!
A new chapter for Spot of Mummery - The Technologist and the Tower - Part 2 - is now available!
The October 2020 archives are also now live in the blog section!
A new chapter for Spot of Mummery - The Technologist and the Tower - Part 1 - is now available!
The November 2020 archives are now live in the blog section!
There's a new piece of art up in the Gift Art section from yesterday's art party - this was from my friend Zel!
I've also added the December 2020 archives to the blog section!
There's two new pieces of art up in the Gift Art section from last night's art party!
I've also added both the March 2021 and April 2021 archives to the blog section!
I've added the Lyrics section to the Fan Showcase today! See the first Lyrics submitted to this section - Dancing King!
Also, the May 2022 blog archive is complete with the new June 2022 coming in strong with Junelezen posts this month!
I've changed the name of the Art Showcase to Fan Showcase today!
I received my first ever poem dedicated to Amon and have posted it (with permission) in the poetry section. Amon is super honored - thank you!
New writing has been posted for the Spot of Mummery story! You can read the final chapter of this section A Little Light Orchestration - Part 3 here!
The May 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
New writing has been posted for the Spot of Mummery story! You can read A Little Light Orchestration - Part 2 here!
The June 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
New writing has been posted for the Spot of Mummery story! You can read A Little Light Orchestration - Part 1 here!
The July 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
The August 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section! I've also started archiving posts for this month - May 2022!
The September 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
The October 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
The November 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
The December 2021 post page is complete and added to the blog section!
I’m finally doing the thing I should have done all along. I’m taking my original content posts from Tumblr and putting them in the new Blog Section to preserve my content. This started out as the "memior" page and has become a full on blog archive. It's going to be a long WIP, but I've currently archived all of this year's content from January - April. Be looking for updates here!
Added new gift art from Raine Higashi to the Gift Art Gallery! Thank you so much for the cute piece of Amon art!
Turns out that WordPress finally got their act together, so I feel more confident in leaving my Spot of Mummery blog on that host. I've switched it again, though it's going to take some time to rebuild the image library in .jpg format in order to conserve as much storage as I can.
That being said, I'm removing the Memior idea - it was only meant to take the place of a blog. However, I'm going to continue posting screens and art at DeviantArt because I'm enjoying that platform for now.
I've been thinking about a solution for hosting all the many, many screenshots I've taken over the years. After looking through a lot of options, I settled on setting up a new DeviantArt account for it.
I've updated the side menu to indicate Art and Screenshots galleries (even though I am hosting some of my art at DA as well).
Due to situations with WordPress.com, I've once again reinstated my Tumblr as the blogging platform for this site. I've moved any content that was hosted on WP to this site as static HTML - this includes Tea and Tomes Archive and Ask Amon answers.
Along with that, I'm developing a new section to archive the most important blog posts from Tumblr to the main site - this is called Memoirs. So far, it's very bare bones, but I will continue to work on it!
I'm happy to announce that I've been through all of the pages in the story archive and the images should now be fully responsive for mobile small screens! I've also gone through and changed the analytics provider for the site, so that was a bunch of code to change, too!
I've been working on updating the new layout to be more mobile friendly now that I have it up on the web where I can play around with it. This is an ongoing process, but hopefully it's far better than it was in the past.
The big chunk of the work I have left to fix will be making images in the Story section responsive. I've updated the newest chapters of the story, but it will take some time to work through the whole thing. Know that it's coming along!
Welcome to the complete redesign of Spot of Mummery!
The goal is to create a more open design that's also (hopefully) more mobile friendly. I'm also in the process of moving the blog from Tumblr to WordPress, but that's going to take a good bit of time to clean up before it's complete.
Enjoy and let me know if you find anything wonky!