It’s okay, calm your browsers

My online presence is like Bob’s Burgers. Except without the incredible puns or anything edible.

If you have visited me before, you’ll notice the website looked a tad different. This update is not as drastic as the last, but I feel like it warrants a quickie post. Even if this isn’t really a re-re-re-launch, as the site never went down, it still reminds me of the aforementioned cartoon.

The important thing is that with each update, the site improves, while still loading quickly and looking good on varying platforms. Although there is more content to be added (as some of the menus at the top of the page have no entries uploaded as of yet), I feel good about the improvements and the new functionality. What I think is most relevant to mention is that, outside of my blog posts, which are written in my own everyday voice, the rest of the site is written in the context of existing within the After Terra universe.

For example, the Com-Net (communications network, which I hope you already figured out by now) is the equivalent of our internet or the extranet in Mass Effect. I am using the names of equivalent social media and connectivity platforms from After Terra in place of our contemporary versions.

When the other tabs, such as technology and locations, are filled in, they will also be within the context of my imagined late 23rd-century future, one in which our home planet no longer exists. Some of the stuff filled in there will be pulled from real life data, some of it will be made up. The point of it all is for fun and to offer a little extra expansion and world-building to those who enjoy the novels. However, at no point do I intend to pull a maneuver such as what many companies do now, that is, to cut content from the main feature in order to drive sales/attention to tie-in material. The After Terra novels are the main events, and I will not cut anything out of them to try to get you to come to my website, or to sell other content that is required in order to understand the main story. What you will see here is all extra, for those of you who like digging into expanded lore and deeper details.

I still will be making blog posts on Sundays, and when I make reviews of media they will post on Tuesdays, and the latter should be happening more often once I get some of this back-end stuff wrapped up. Other updates will be small, as I fill in the entries at the top of the screen with pretty pictures and hopefully pretty words to go with them. Thanks to everyone who has visited me and supported me thus far.

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