Edit: Seems the search is only useable by patrons at this time! My bad!
So my patreon page has been one of a few selected to beta test the new post search feature that will be coming in the foreseeable future. As such, I'd like to invite everyone here to help test it, look for bugs, try to break it, etc. etc. I know not all of you are patrons but there's a healthy amount of public posts and who knows- there may be bugs that only non-patrons can find! Any and all feedback you provide on the search will be forwarded to the patreon developers so they can fix and improve upon any issues that may arise before the full launch. Post any feedback, issues, bugs, etc. here in this blog or on the latest public patreon post on my patreon regarding the beta testing.
The testing will begin at about 3 PM PST.
Thanks for your help!
So the Radiant Guild is a site a few friends and I have been working on for a while now- since around the time Smackjeeves announced that it was going to commit suicide. Its purpose is pretty simple- to be a comic directory for readers to find their favorite comic's new mirrors and places to support it and for authors to get more exposure by listing them together. It's a pretty small site right now but we're looking to expand it bit by bit in time. We just want to help readers and authors alike with this!
We launched on the same day as Smackjeeves' big downgrade and as of earlier today we're officially open to accepting new comics and authors into our listings! The requirements aren't too strict on joining. While we expect a sizeable portion of our listings to be Pokemon comics (funny how the Pokemon comic community tends to stick together) we'll be open to a variety of comics so long as they follow our rules and guidelines.
So what does this mean for authors?
You get a profile page that you can edit to include links to sites that readers can support you at (such as patreon, ko-fi, etc.) Each of your comics will also get their own profiles where you may add links to any and all mirrors. Both of these pages can be edited by you via your discord login. (Our amazing webmaster plans to add more login options in the future).
Additionally, you may submit banners to be used on the site's main page (and your own pages, of course) to help showcase your work some. The banners will be randomly picked from all comics on the front page and randomly from your own comics on your comic/profile pages. The RNG is set so that the main page banners will not favor comics with more banners uploaded versus those with one. Unfortunately we've got a slight bug with the banners where they're being blocked by adblockers. We're looking into it but I'd like to assure everyone that there are no ads on the site! We don't plan on adding any, either.
The site is still pretty new and there's a lot that we're hoping to do with it in the future. Please bear with us as we work out some kinks in the code and design of the site! (At least it's less buggy than Smackjeeves is right now!)
We have a known bug where the form might not submit properly. To see if your form went through, check the following link: www.radiantguild.com/Forms/Submissions
If you have any questions, please ask them here or in the identical comic news update. (The comic page will be deleted eventually, this news/blog post will not.) I'll do my best to answer!
Rules and Guidelines: https://www.radiantguild.com/JoinUs
I finally pushed through and uploaded and scheduled every single existing PRS page to the new ComicFury site. It took a while having to write out tags and transcripts for every page but I think it'll be worth it. The tags and transcripts will allow you guys to use the search button on the site to look up key words, phrases, etc. to easily find past events in the comic. I've tagged every character and species based on appearance or when they're talking on the page- even if they're not drawn (like Echo).
The buffer of old pages is being posted at a rate of a page every other hour. It will continue to do so for about 12 more days until it is caught up. Which means:
New Pages start going up on the 20th!
Updates will be on a weekly Friday schedule as always from that point. I've got an itty bitty buffer that I hope to grow a little between now and the 20th so that we can at least get a few pages out before I inevitably need to take a break. We'll see!
Thanks so much for the patience on updates!
It's official, guys! ComicFury will be PRS' new main site. The new SJ site is just one big dumpster fire. I plan on discontinuing updates there entirely.
I'm a bit swamped with stuff like the DA art thief BS and finals stuff right now but as soon as I'm free I'll be accellerating the updates here on CF to get things caught up even sooner. Once we're caught up new updates will resume on a weekly basis at our normal time! I've got a itty bitty buffer so we should be good.... right?
Also some exciting news! Normally I'd do a page news update for this- and I will- but right now with the update schedule posting so many pages in a day it'd just be drowned out so I'll say it here first. Myself and some good friends have set up a new site to help list the mirrors and author profiles of various comics! It's nothing fancy and is just meant to help readers find other places to read or support some comics! It's called The Radiant Guild! Yes- like PRS' Radiant Guild! You'll notice the logo looks familiar- but not quite the same! There's two links of it on the site layout- one on the left hand side under links and one under affiliates.
Speaking of affiliates- I've added some new ones! I plan to continue doing so in the near future as friends finally give me their affiliate buttons!
In light of the recent SJ fiasco that's going on, I'm moving PRS over here to CF in hopes of finding a new home to host the comic. SJ has been my main host for so long but the direction it is going in is not one I care for. Thus I've migrated here to CF. While I'm hesitant to declar this my new 'main' site for PRS, I'm at least liking what I see so far. At the very least this will be a new mirror for the comic that I'll set up while I figure things out. I'm slowly migrating things over and with the large number of pages in the story it may take some time for it all to be up. The comic will update twice a day here until it's all caught up- or until I decide to make this PRS' new home base- in which case I'll go ahead and upload the rest all at once.
Please be patient while I get this all setup. A new layout for the comic will go up eventually- it's something I've been meaning to do anyway- but for now I've put up the current SJ layout.
Thanks so much for everyone's support and patience!