Friday, January 18, 2019

grOw/cinema, Ep. X, complete! Release next week!

The final frames and cover art were completed this week for Episode X of grOw/cinema, which is titled "Celestial Spheres". As mentioned in a previous post, this episode is a shorter chapter at 50 frames, but has a solitary focus. This issue's themes include: blueberry inflation; blueberry juicing; breast expansion (huge); tight/stretching clothing (some); vag expansion; sex (MF); and features some miniGTS, MILF, giant breasts and nipples, and lactation.

There is still the usual review of the issue for proofreading in text and art, the follow-up corrections, the creation of the final PDF, and then on to the art and programming of the website and ecommerce store. I'll be taking Monday off for an extended holiday weekend, so I hope to have the release ready to go by Wed., Jan 23 (afternoon, Eastern Standard Time) (or, at the latest, Thurs., Jan 24).

Hang in there! We're just about there!

Friday, January 11, 2019

grOw/cinema, Ep. X, frame 42 complete!

I was able to finish up to frame 42 of 50 (and completed most of frame 43) this week (12 3/4 frames since last Friday). This is actually great progress, considering what a rollercoaster of a week it's been. 

You may have read about last weeks hard drive failure. That has been corrected, with a new, external hard drive for backing up my files; plus, the erasure and reformat of the failed drive and copying of files back to it. Add to that, I've had some delays due to more "real life" work getting in the way.

AND... for the past week, I've been dealing with a stomach-clenching, acute gastritis. While it's luckily now going away, let's just say the after-eating stomach pain was quite uncomfortable. Eating lighter, a visit to the doctor, and some meds, are getting me back on track.  (Ugh.)

Well, because of all of the above, I am not sure if I will be able to complete the issue and release next Friday, as I had hoped. I still have 8 pages to go, drawing and coloring the cover poster, proofreading and correcting, finalizing the PDF, programming the website and creating the required graphics, as well as setting up the ecommerce store.

For now, I would say, instead, to look for Episode X's release early the following week (Jan 21-25).


Friday, January 4, 2019

grOw/cinema, Ep. X, just about 60% complete!

The New Years holiday, as well as my typical "new year" "real life work" that usually pops up not withstanding, I made pretty good progress this week. I was able to complete 9 full frames, and about 90% of a 10th frame. Nearly 30 frames out of 50 for this issue are now complete! Depending on the complexity of the next 20 frames, as well as if any "real life work" gets in the way, we could see a release in as little as 2 weeks! Here's hoping!

I also had to deal with a back-up hard drive near failure. I say "near" because it is not a physical failure, but one of data file structures. This could be almost as bad, as it requires reformatting the drive! So, I put in an overnight order for a new duplicate hard drive, which was delivered today. I am currently copying one drive to the other (about 3.7 million files [ 1.4 TB])! I will then reformat and copy it back to the original drive. Thus, always having 2 copies in case one fails. (The odds of both failing at the same time are astronomically high.)

On that note:  take time to back-up all your important files, including grOw pruchases!  Purchase records only go back so far! And, a back-up soesn't mean putting your favorite files on another drive. It means putting it on a duplicate drive, so that there are always at least 2 copies on 2 different drives, in case on fails. :-)  Hard drive fails are not a matter of "if it will happen", but "when it will happen."  Don't take the chance!  (Note: I also use cloud back-up with Carbonite -- which I recommend -- for 1 low yearly cost.)