The Daily Blink http://www.thedailyblink.com A World of Warcraft Webcomic Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 He Fought For The Users http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/11/he-fought-for-the-users/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/11/he-fought-for-the-users/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/11/he-fought-for-the-users/ On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.

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On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.

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On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.

Hiatus. http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/06/hiatus/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/06/hiatus/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:18:49 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/?p=830 Here now, some answers to questions:

Q: Why haven’t you been posting at all?

A: A combination of things, but mostly just a lack of time.

Q: But isn’t that why you reduced your schedule to once a week?

A: Yep, the hope was that by changing the schedule, I’d have a chance to continue with the comic, my day job, and everything else in my life without going insane. That hasn’t happened, and I’ve had to make hard choices about where to direct my energy, meaning the comic has been on the short end of the stick. (This has made the last strip a bit embarrassing given its content, but I suppose that leaving it up is an appropriate self-punishment.)

Q: So, is The Daily Blink done?

A: For now, yes. It doesn’t make sense to continue hoping that *this* week will be the week that everything comes together and I suddenly have time again. However, I also hate to ever say that the strip is DONE done. Back in the first year of the comic, I took a hiatus when I wasn’t playing WoW or feeling like I had much in the way of content to offer. Four months later, I found my drive to produce strips again, Mike joined on, and it was immediately afterwards that the site experienced the most traffic it’s ever had. So, never say never, but this won’t be a thing that happens unless I can fully commit to a release schedule.

Q: What else are you working on that The Daily Blink gets the shaft?

A: A lot of things, but nothing that I can announce (or are worth announcing). Some of it might be relevant to your interests, some if it will almost definitely not. I’m not sure how things will shake out, but I know that I’m excited about what I’m pursuing. I also know that it’s generally a good idea to make sure you have your next big effort ready to go live before closing up shop on the previous one, but I honestly just don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything at once without causing each of those things to come out looking like crap.

Q: Is the site going away?

A: No, it’ll stay up, as will the Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. However, if you would like to stay up to date with what’s going on with me, your best bet is following me on Twitter at @chrishanel.

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A huge thank you to everyone who has supported The Daily Blink and helped make it the joy that it’s been over the last three years- including CP, Michael Owen, Jasmine Hruschak, Holden Hill, Blizzard Entertainment and their infinite ability to take a joke, donators, cheerleaders, retweeters, fans nice enough to walk up at Blizzcon and say “hey, cool stuff”, fellow artists and content creators willing to lend an ear and help make the strip better, and everyone cool enough to be supportive through the last few weeks, and understand how difficult it can be to end one of the most successful creative projects I’ve ever worked on. Whatever comes next has a very high bar to meet, and that’s not such a bad thing.

-Chris

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A Shift in Comedic Resources http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/a-shift-in-comedic-resources/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/a-shift-in-comedic-resources/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/a-shift-in-comedic-resources/ It's up to all of you now... if the strip is still going in 2016, make sure I make good on this promise... so that I can delay it again until 2019.

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It's up to all of you now... if the strip is still going in 2016, make sure I make good on this promise... so that I can delay it again until 2019.

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It's up to all of you now... if the strip is still going in 2016, make sure I make good on this promise... so that I can delay it again until 2019.

Ready Level One http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/ready-level-one/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/ready-level-one/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/ready-level-one/ First book in years that has me wishing intently that I was inside of it.

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First book in years that has me wishing intently that I was inside of it.

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First book in years that has me wishing intently that I was inside of it.

The Lore of Lore http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/the-lore-of-lore/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/the-lore-of-lore/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/the-lore-of-lore/ New guy's buying the first round, right? Let the hazing commence!

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New guy's buying the first round, right? Let the hazing commence!

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New guy's buying the first round, right? Let the hazing commence!

Mistbusters http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/mistbusters/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/mistbusters/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/05/mistbusters/ I dunno Jamie, we've proved our point, but I think we need a bigger explosion. TO THE HEROIC RAID

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I dunno Jamie, we've proved our point, but I think we need a bigger explosion. TO THE HEROIC RAID

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I dunno Jamie, we've proved our point, but I think we need a bigger explosion. TO THE HEROIC RAID

The Daily Blink: Now on Wednesdays http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/the-daily-blink-now-on-wednesdays/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/the-daily-blink-now-on-wednesdays/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:08:25 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/?p=820 As of this week and for the foreseeable future, The Daily Blink will be releasing once a week, every Wednesday.

I really want to act as if this isn’t disappointing news due to the reasoning behind it, but I know for many it won’t be seen as anything else. However, the decision stems from there being too many irons in the fire — some of them pretty exciting — and needing to find the right balance that doesn’t end with a mental nervous breakdown.

What does this mean? Other than the schedule change, not so much. The title of the strip becomes incrementally more detached from reality, I get to average a few more hours sleep, and I have time for some of the other projects currently sitting on my desk. Nothing I can really brag about just yet, but I can at least say that what I’m working on is relevant to your interests and will hopefully be worth the sacrifice.

The Daily Blink’s readers have been amazingly understanding about changes like this, and when the strip took a multi-month hiatus awhile back, everyone picked right back up like it hadn’t gone anywhere. Even if there’s a reduced amount of content, I didn’t want to have to make that call again; it felt like it wouldn’t be right in the face of everyone who has supported the strip and donated over the past year. Hopefully I can do you proud with what updates are still happening and whatever else I can offer in the meantime.

Thanks everyone!

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Tonight’s Blizzcon Dance http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/tonights-blizzcon-dance/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/tonights-blizzcon-dance/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/tonights-blizzcon-dance/ I just cut right to the chase and use my forehead.

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I just cut right to the chase and use my forehead.

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I just cut right to the chase and use my forehead.

Very Bad Robot http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/very-bad-robot/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/very-bad-robot/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/very-bad-robot/ This hovertext brought to you without commercial interruption by-- wait, this defeats the purpose.

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This hovertext brought to you without commercial interruption by-- wait, this defeats the purpose.

Blah http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/blah/ http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/blah/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Chris Hanel http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/blah/ Be safe.

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Be safe.

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Be safe.