Beautification and Preparation–Plus, new poll!

So I was working on the website, adding some cool little things here and there.  Basically, I finally gave titles to Part 1 and Part 2 (meaning that new readers or those re-reading Eikasia now know when a story arc begins and ends.)  I also added some stuff to the main page or the “new readers” page, to help people navigate the site easier.  First, I added a list of direct links to where both Part 1: Tributaries and Part 2: In Sight, In Mind start.  Second, I added some navigational tips regarding the links at the bottom of each post and the drop down menus to be found in the sidebar.  Even if you’ve been reading since the beginning, the tips I put up might help you out, so give ’em a looksee.  Another change I did to the website was in the categories.  I shifted Tobias Stories under Intermission as those are the only places we ever get to see them, and gave “The Wind and the Web” its own spot in the tree so that readers can find it easily.  I gave it a title just like I did the story arcs.

Why this sudden interest in adding these little fancy touches?  Why the change to organization, the concern for navigational ease?  Because Part 2 is nearing its end!  That’s right.  Which means a new story arc will soon begin, as well as yet another intermission, so I’m getting the website ready for it.  I’ve been at this for over a year now, and in four months I’ll have officially reached the two year mark.  I’ve been gradually figuring out the ins and outs of maintaining a website, and while I’m still working things out, I think Eikasia has come a LONG way from how it originally began!  (Imagine this:  no “new reader” page, no FAQs, no contact info, no post-to-post navigation links, no drop down menu, not even an RSS feed!  AHH!!  It was like the dark ages in 2008!)

And here’s the question that I’ve been wondering for ages–AGES I tell you.  Would you guys consider paying to see extra content for Eikasia?  And I’m not talking about something I scribbled during a coffee break at work.  I mean high quality stuff–stuff I have to PAY to get done, but would delight me eternally to do if I just knew it wouldn’t hurt my bank account so.  You see, I won’t make much money out of this at all, so while I have no idea for prices to set up, know that they wouldn’t be very high at all.

See, I’m talking about having 10-30 page comics done by some of the best artists on the web, I’m talking about sexy pin-ups that you can ogle at, and detailed maps to make the story that much more alive.  I’m talking about awesome animated shorts, beautiful wallpapers, and exclusive stories of 9000+ words…stories likely containing all the things I’d be afraid to post willy nilly in case my 13-year-old nephew reads it one day!  I’m talking about stuff you might actually want to pay for, be that one-time, or in a subscription so that you can have access to anything new I put out when it comes out.  The poll is available in Eikasia’s side bar.  Please let me know what you think!

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