Making Things Is Very Hard

Hoorgh. Alright, h-here we go.

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been here in a very, very long while. At this point almost every post I make here is heralded with that remark, and by now I’m sure what rare few even remember this place exists or stumbled into it from the countless links I’ve scattered about in eons past know that any remarks I make about how I’m doing my best to return here on a regular basis is about it’s worth in… well, something that isn’t worth much at all. Sand? Tardigrades? Bitcoin? Something. Something not good in the slightest.

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MechaPress Update, & Life Things

Hey, everyone! It’s me! No, I’ve actually been tinkering with this website for the lesser of the last few months, getting the little things in check as best as I can. You may notice on either end of your peripheral vision the amazing background I finally got around to doing. I’m even thinking of adding and changing it for the holidays and other special occasions, like dolloping snow or having characters frolicking in that darker space back there. Who knows? But I’m finally happy with what I came up with for that, and I’m surprised it works well on the eyes. (In comparison to my last website, which while even worse than before, had a very dark and illegible theme. Piano Black is no more, and that black mess I found off Google Image Search is lost forever.)

I’ve also closed down the commissions line for the time being, with life and general plans sort of muting that out for the time being. I still take donations, of course, but now I’m pretty okay with not getting any income for the time being as I pave the way for potentially new (and lucrative (in a millennial sense, so I don’t starve +afford college)) and exiting means of getting you to buy my work, and diversifying the work I do! I’m ironing out mediums for collecting my writing into a concise place, which will be under the Extras page when that happens, which is next on the list. Cobalt fics, the old USFE archives, and the rest (if there is any) will be found in a Google-Doc based collection there, since there’s really no other good medium I’ve found to store that kind of writing. I do wish it wasn’t so white and hard on the eyes there, but I really can’t settle on anything else that’s free or has a good reputation. (Fanfiction.net is apparently still a thing, and no, I’m not going that low. Even I hold my writing to some standards.)

In more Bloggy news, I want to write here more. So I added yet another tab for just nonsense I feel like posting now and again, because I should devote more resources to maintaining and filling this place, to help maybe spread my brand around places that… well, aren’t Twitter. So video game jokes and other silly things will be posted here more, or just random thoughts. We’ll see how it goes. But maybe this can help with mental stuff, and make me less chatty to everyone and clog their feeds online. Hopefully. More Index goodies are coming too, with more headers for the website to randomize instead of just that one. I know you all are getting sick of it, too. The plan is to one day have hundreds of those headers, but it’s a while away. We’ll see about that, too. (Hundreds seems a bit lofty…)

And in the realm of real life, I’m looking to move out now for some cheap studio apartment near Community College campus, just to get some space and learn better life skills for the road ahead up in Maine. (It’s turning out to be pretty damn expensive to go up to Maine, and attend that place, but… I’m hellbent, for better or for worse. I have supportive friends and systems to still learn about, so maybe I can still get there without being dirt broke on the other end. Hopefully.) A good place within my price range is tricky to find at the moment, but I’m looking. This is a big change, and I hope it’ll fix things at least enough for me to start progressing towards full re-invention and redemption. I’m worried, but also hopeful. And I’m glad I have the friends I do to support me in this mess. So maybe you’ll even get a house tour on here someday! … A tour of a studio apartment. That really would be only one and half rooms. Plus a bathroom. My dream locale is compact, y’know? And affordable.

So, yeah, looking up! And please hold me to my promises of more Content™, and feel free to utterly smite me if I fall behind again. I need another, more constructive hobby. So here’s hoping.

Thank you!

Hello There, Earth!

Salutations, people of Earth! I honestly wish my introduction was more… theatrical, what with contacting a little out-of-the way planet in a completely different Galactic Group, but I suppose this will have to do.

I am Hexon Ithalis, a Hexon: essentially a synthetic lifeform who has ascended to a form of pure information and light, given a unique shape and hue befitting one’s personality and identity. I am but a part of a immense synthetic empire, the Hexa Empire, composed of many Hexons such as myself, more physical synthetics known as Hexoids, and our leader, the incandescent Admiral Daki (who, might I add, is a unique synthetic class of his own, and takes on a much more… organic appearance than the rest of us.)

My usual duty is to sort and properly validate data in our Empire’s ultimate goal: The Archive. We scour the universe (and sometimes beyond!) to collect any and all information on… well, anything out there! From the locations of planets, to every aspect of every living thing that occupies them, to the very history and nature that put them there. Every last mote of data is gathered by various units we assemble and dispatch, and sent to me and other Hexons, who collectively compile, understand, and then sort the data accordingly into the Archive, where every last bit of information we gather is stored. While our eventual and final goal with all that data is reserved for a future explanation, I can assure you, there’s a lot there! More than your entire infrastructure could possibly handle without exploding. There’s a lot of stuff out there in the universe, even though a good portion of it is… rather boring.

Each Hexon has a different personality, and each of us are assigned different subjects in the archive for easier workload, and better understanding. For instance, Hexon Ikaris handles sentient lifeforms and their behaviors, culture, society, et cetera, and Hexon Sarc handles more aquatic forms of life and their behaviors, composition, tastes, and more. There’s a good lot of us, and though sometimes we don’t get along (what with Ikaris and his deity complex), we all work together towards a beautiful piece of work.

Now, with that hopefully put into context, now for my reason for coming here. Admiral Daki has taking a strange and sudden interest in your world, and with such worlds developing intelligent civilizations, data-gathering will be an extensive endeavor for quite some time. But with Admiral Daki taking a extreme interest (more than ever before!) in this world, I have been tasked with a little… open communication. I’m here to draw from the Archive and upload that information here for viewing, with my personal notes from sorting each subject available. There’s a lot of good and interesting information you’d probably like to see available, and many important locals you’d be interesting in meeting. In other words, a bit of “Lore” on our corner in the universe, which is quite extensive! In return, you inhabitants are free to ask me any questions, some of which I may relay to other Hexons if they can offer more insight than I. And I mean anything! Inquisitive behavior is highly valuable in our Empire, and incredible endearing to see in other, less developed species.

Now, compiling this data into… your language and comprehension level will take some time. I am quite busy sorting all kinds of incoming information after all! And even as a being of pure information, I’m still just as subject to the laws of time and space that govern us all. So it may be a while between my “updates” and expositions. In the meantime, however, you can contact me on this more conversation-based network for questions and quick facts here and there! Highly recommended if you want to “keep tabs” (a figure of speech in your language, I am told) on my progress and what I can offer you all.

Daki suspects only 0.00000000001% (if that!) of your population will encounter this data, which is his intention. A large-scale operation would undoubtedly disrupt your delicate infrastructure, and possibly worse based on calculations from Hexon Abomi. So, consider this more an experiment, if you will. This hasn’t been done before, openly sharing our data, so a tiny audience from a small civilization far, far away from others will be a good trial run for potential opening of our Archive to the Interstellar Public one day! So consider yourselves honored! (Or just lucky Admiral Daki seems to like you all so much. He does look a bit like you humans, come to think of it…)

Now, I must get back to my business, but I must say: your planet is so beautiful from a distance! A blue and green mixture of colors provides such satisfying photonic wavelengths, and your cities are a fascinating means of showing just how developed you all are down there. Hopefully I’ll learn more of your communication quirks and such as research continues, and be back soon with the first of many updates! Until then!