02.02.2009 - 'Blade of Souls' project stopped
this step was very hard for me after all the work over years at this project, but I made the descision not to continue this comicproject anymore.
The reasons for that are very complex. The two most important reasons are on one hand the feeling to have walked on wrong ways with the artwork and design from the beginning. On the other hand there's also a consequent reduction of reader-interest, which recently arrived a new sad ground zero record. Just image you want to tell a good story and noone is listening you... frustrating, isn't it? But though the time for changes, innovations and a fresh wind has come for me. Anyway my head will stay above the sand and I will concentrate my activities on another comicproject (which was even planned for longer) from now and also contains the changes I actually need.
Naturally the Lytherion-guestbook is still open for your critics, praises, thoughts or simply some words concerning this news-entry.
News and updates concerning the new comicproject will be announced in the forum as far as given.
I want to thank all my readers, who stayed loyal over all the years and want to underline my sorrow for the descision in front of my fans. But within me I also feel, that this descision was the right one and there surely will soon be new food to see - more fresh than ever..
Well, there has been a long time since the last news-update and so I wanted to pipe up once again.
The weekly update-schedule works fine so far and the story is right moving forward into a hot phase. As each time I don't want to spoil the suspense and not to detail, yet. But I like to say: To stay tuned is worth it! Moments of truth and revealments are coming closer with great steps...
Furthermore there's a little chancement up to the Lytherion-partners. The Dreamland Chronicles will not longer be supported in any way by the Lytherion-project. I don't want to expatiate upon the reasons publicly at this point. However, I warmly want to recommend Dragon Heroes (http://dragonheroes.fanyart.com/) by the czech authoress Iva Vyhnánková to all my loyal readers. A view is definitely worth it!
Lytherion Legends is back so far! Well, it is still a construction site here and some things do still not work as I wished them to do... for example this news-system
As you can see the site's whole layout has been redesigned and also the site-structure has been revised. Technically there have been some improvements.
What exactly is new here?
- New layout and simplyfied navigation/structure
The design/layout is the most obvoius part. The structure of the website has been compressed for a better understoodment and exspecially the comic-navigation has been improved.
- With the next chapter all comicsites will be released in full-color
Yes, it took long for me to prevail it against myself. Also it is another break in the style, which I originally wanted to avoid. I doubt, that I will have the time and also the condition to re-release all 125 previous sites in full-color as well and with the next project I definitely will do that from the beginning. So what brought me to that descision? When I started with "Blade of Souls" I never paid any attention to coloration-techniques and so it was planned as a b/w-styled comic. During the creation of the comic my mind changed and I also wanted to improve it. And coloration was the answer I had been searching for. So stay tuned.
- You can find much more background-informations about "Blade of Souls", the characters and me
A new FAQ-area has been added and also the "Story & Characters"-section has been amended by some informations.
- Changed partner-system
Randomly two partners or personal recommendations will be displayed on the main frame-site
- Improved language-support
The technical displaying of the languages will now be on-the-fly on each site
- Revised comic-translation
Some parts have been re-checked and re-written. I hope, that the english translation of the comic has significantly lost translation-bugs and is more understandable now.
- The forum and art-gallery will now be external
The integration of the forum-software brought many problems with including-processes. It is not as beautiful as an internal solution but on the other site it WORKS
- New update-schedule
I guess I would not have to tell anyone, that the updating schedule jumped the track in the last year. That stops from now on. I attempt to release one new site weekly as it was in the beginning of this project.
What is still planned?
- The news-system is still a dummy. I intend to integrate a news-software, where you can comment all new entries
- To keep you informed for new sites not only forum-users will recieve a mail any more. Using the RSS-feed in the nearer future will help to keep you all up to date.