Absentia: The Eighth Doctor (Doctor Who)

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Robin
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Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:34 pm

HO-LEE CRAP SO I FINALLY DID SOMETHING ON THIS SITE AGAIN

I have been staring at this layout for several months thinking "It's so cool, but it needs...SOMETHING. But what?"

Then...I had a brainstorm this evening. Check this ish out. OMG I think I finally nailed this layout (after an embarrassingly long time)!!

(This layout has already been tested in the latest versions of IE/Firefox/Chrome on my PC and everything looks good to me, but as always, let me know if something looks strange, is unreadable, etc.!)
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:40 am

Gosh, Robin! I love what you've done with the layout. It's elegant and readable and - most of all - that subtle dynamic with the changing images ties everything together!

Reading through a couple of your articles, I finally managed to nail in my head how your style reads to me. Your essays remind me of informational blogs that do a bang up job of keeping readers entertained while cranking out so many details. Anyway! I admire your ability to organize content, because I could never sit down and explain something from the ground up for the patience I lack, and you strike me as doing it in a way that's nonstandard in a good way. Does that make sense?

I think for that reason I like the "why the TV movie doesn't suck" article a lot in addition to how vividly you paint the history that newcomers would probably have a harder time catching onto. My personal favorite must be the "character arc meanings" section, though, because I love to parse character arcs and you don't miss anything.
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:49 pm

Jae wrote:Gosh, Robin! I love what you've done with the layout. It's elegant and readable and - most of all - that subtle dynamic with the changing images ties everything together!

Reading through a couple of your articles, I finally managed to nail in my head how your style reads to me. Your essays remind me of informational blogs that do a bang up job of keeping readers entertained while cranking out so many details. Anyway! I admire your ability to organize content, because I could never sit down and explain something from the ground up for the patience I lack, and you strike me as doing it in a way that's nonstandard in a good way. Does that make sense?

I think for that reason I like the "why the TV movie doesn't suck" article a lot in addition to how vividly you paint the history that newcomers would probably have a harder time catching onto. My personal favorite must be the "character arc meanings" section, though, because I love to parse character arcs and you don't miss anything.
YAY THANK YOU!! :) I'm really happy with the new background color and texture--it just adds that little bit of polish that had been missing.

Also, I'm glad that my articles are informative without being dry/boring--I definitely wanted to include a lot of info on this subject, since it's not very well-known even within the fandom, but I was worried it was "info overload," LOL. Glad to hear you've got some favorite articles already! (I plan to add in pictures as I can find them to help illustrate my points as well, so that will hopefully help the flow of info even more)
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:16 pm

Ahhh, the layout looks so great~! The background really pulls everything together! I can't wait to see your new article ideas! :music:

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:43 pm

The layout looks great, Robin. :) I'm just browsing around now as there's some pages I haven't read yet. You have such an engaging style of writing, and everything flows so well. Looking forward to more!
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:50 am

@Megan A: Thank you! I'm hopeful I can finish at least a few more articles before the end of the event, though I doubt at this point I'll finish the whole site. (Real life y u do dis to meeeee LOL)

@Emma: Thank you! I'm glad the writing style is easy to get into :D hoping I will have time/brain energy to polish up what I've got and add more soon!
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Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:45 pm

New article: Eighth Doctor's Companions!

I've not added every single one of them yet, because I still need to read and listen to more of the media for each companion...but since I have so much experience on the TV Movie, I figured I could go ahead and release profiles for the two TV Movie companions.

Also, I'm working on my Wacky Theory (TV Movie symbolism) article, and having trouble with how to format it. It's currently formatted like this:
  • Story/plot point = real life event that this could be based on
  • Character attitude = attitudes of real people involved with the film
  • Story/plot point = real life event that this could be based on
  • Character attitude = attitudes of real people involved with the film
  • Story/plot point = real life event that this could be based on
  • Character attitude = attitudes of real people involved with the film
...but the long list point format is so clunky and hard to read through. Any advice on how to visually format this to be less imposing would be awesome.
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:30 pm

I have not watched Doctor Who, but my friends rave about it! I am excited to see another Live Action shrine!

Your introduction is great as usual, and I love the layout and presentation. Great job with this so far, Robin! <3

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Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:07 pm

@Todd: THANK YOU! Glad you're liking it so far!!

I still need to work on my text formatting :( I keep trying to format my articles with long lists and that just ain't working for readability purposes. Bleh.
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:32 pm

WOOOOOOOOOO I ACTUALLY DID WORK ON THIS SITE AGAIN *dramatic gasp*

Two new articles this time around:
- PTSD, the Eighth Doctor, and Me
- A Wacky Theory about the TV Movie

I'm still working on formatting these two articles, especially the Wacky Theory article. Let me know if there's a better/easier way to format the comparison table? I've been tinkering with this for like 2 months and this is the best I could come up with thus far. LOL
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