Getting work done on the Universe has always been a big blind spot - a low priority, something I don't feel is viable without at least a "top ten" of readership WHAT THE HELL IS ________ to work from. At this point the vocal readership is split evenly into three camps - those who like the comic just fine, those who roll their eyes every time I mention it, and those who yell "IT'S CONFUSING!". I need to hear from the latter, in detail.
RSS seems to work, FSVO "work." It's not something I use, it seems to do the intended job ("Hey, there's an update!") in the various apps I have on hand, and any further under-the-hood time would probably best be spent on Tags - which aren't something I have much of a need for at the moment. Eventually, probably - right now, not so much.
Chapter and Book writeups I'm going to need to do soonish - the present shape is barely useful to me. I can't imagine how useless the writeups are to a new reader, or a reader with a hazy memory of what happened in what chapter. I like the production information, but a synopsis isn't production details. It's a solicitation, a back-of-the-box blurb, an enticement. That, I can get behind.
So with the exception of chapter writeups, I'm scrapping the previous Q4 TDL and creating a new one - one that consists of that, and one other thing - DCR metadata.
"What?," I hear you not ask!
Simple - Whitehouse -1- through The Operative -4- have strip blurbs. They're on the strip site. A site that I'm going to re-task the hell out of in 2011 - a re-tasking that will in all likelihood be an effective re-formatting. The metadata will be moved here for preservation, though the original strips probably won't. Given the nature of DCR chapter one version one and the original version of the first four pages of DCR chapter two, the blurbs are bound to be more confusing than clear. I'm fine with that.
I put a lot of work into preserving The Dualist's original color commentary - once I've given DCR the same courtesy, I can nuke the .org with a clear conscience. I may even pull in the original round of blurbs for the original 6x8.33 version, just for the hell of it.
The DCR.3 script weighs in at 36 pages, with nine of those laid out. The script has been transcribed, the "workbook" file has been hardcopied, and pre-pre-production is about as done as it gets. Layouts, some kind of assets list and "schedule," then pages - all of which is (still!) on track for Q1 2011.
Pages are, as always, ATC Priority One.