2011-02-27 [Akayume]: S'oke. :D I am just eager because I actually contributed something for once. XP As opposed to all the years I've been here and haven't contributed anything.
2011-03-03 [Kaimee]: You can continue contributing if you like :P
2011-03-03 [Akayume]: I shall. :D
2011-05-05 [Kaimee]: I'm so glad someone asked! x)
It's a variation of Liza Pro (by Type foundry http://underwa
Each letter has contextual alternates, which means there are many different versions of each letter, which are used depending on which letters are used in conjunction with it!
Which means if you wrote something like "Ho ho ho", every single letter would look different.
My explanation was horrible, but there are some great examples at their site :)
It's huge fun to play with, and amazingly versatile :D It's not a free font though, and I own the full license through my design business, so I can't share it with you :(
2011-05-05 [Kaimee]: We'll be using it on our lovely upcoming cover too (a sneak peek will be posted soon!) so you can admire it some more :)
2011-05-05 [Akayume]: It's so pretty! I absolutely adore it! <3 Depending on how much it is I might actually pay to acquire it. >.>'' Yes, I like it that much. X3
2011-05-05 [Kaimee]: Well, if you use Adobe Illustrator it's well worth the cost, because you get the full range of amazing options available, which other programs wont have complete access to :(
2011-05-05 [Akayume]: Ahhh. I have paint shop pro *is oldschool* :P
2011-05-05 [Kaimee]: Oh wow o.o That is old school! :P Well, it will still work for you, maybe google "ligatures" and "contextual alternates" to see if paint shop pro supports them?
2011-05-05 [Akayume]: I could also wait until I update. XP I have the means to, but I am super lazy and have not yet. XD even though psp has a special place in my heart since I learned most of what I know on that program. :P
2011-05-06 [Kaimee]: Aww, I know what you mean. I started on Corel and opencanvas, and the switch to mac adobe software was sad, but made more sense for my work. Oh well! We should probably stop chatting on an official page now :p
2013-01-16 [Ravendust]: So... any news on when the next issue might make an appearance? It's been over a year, I'm mostly just curious at this point xP
2013-03-08 [Paul Doyle]: When an artistic e-community's own e-zine is dead, it's probably safe to say the entire site is dead, not just in traffic but also dead in creative spirit. What a shame.
At first I thought it was merely stupid ET drama (and talented yet overly temperamental personalities) that killed this e-zine (along with the ridiculous decision to reduce the "official" status of both this function and the Elftown Academy. If ET does get a full-fledged reboot (if it isn't, in fact, put out of its misery in the not-too-distan
2013-03-08 [Flisky]: Our editor actually had a lot of real life issues going on, so this is one of the items that is being revamped. Since it is difficult to redevelop something with so little help, it is taking some time.
2013-03-08 [SilverFire]: I'd like to point out that issues regarding the "official status" of both this and the ET Academy are more complicated than your comment would indicate, and I'd, perhaps naively, also like to think that favouritism hasn't played a significant role in deciding anything on ET for a rather long time.
Also, the Herald's publication has always been erratic, and barely holding on, so if we took that as the bench-mark for the whole health of ET then the site has apparently always been a rather sickly thing. :P
This website undeniably has seen better days, and it looks increasingly doubtful that it will ever see such days again. There's just too much incompatibilit
2013-03-08 [Mortified Penguin]: *coughs loudly and hatefully*
Yep. Nobody willing or capable to help out. Nope, not a single person.
*goes back to reading his self-help book, Passive Aggressive Pick-up Lines, and sighs dramatically*
2013-03-08 [Mortified Penguin]: Wait...
"You know, a Datsun is pretty cheap and somewhat reliable. But whatever. It's not like you care about quality or anything."
Goddammit, this is Passive Aggressive Pick-up Trucks...
*tosses the book into traffic*
2013-03-09 [Paul Doyle]: From my perspective (historically, an often critical one and frequently correct despite the inevitable backlashes) the days of blatant Elftown favoritism in the contests and pretty much everything else, have long since gone by the wayside. Yet the evidence is still there, easily seen in most of the major official contests between about 2005 and 2009. That stuff came and went . . . but so did most of the people who really enjoyed participating in these events.
Yes, I personally stopped participating in these contests---ori
In the right hands, with the right publicity and the right care (and a drastic graphic facelift!) people might enthusiastical
People who say they have "outgrown Elftown" possibly didn't belong here in the first place, or they're making an excuse so they don't have to be present on this website anymore. The creative fire never dies, and it never abides by whatever's considered "appropriate" by the ignorant outside world.
2013-03-09 [Mortified Penguin]: I think I understand what Paul is saying. Elftown needs new people in charge of contests and stuff. People who are dedicated and knowledgeable and can bring new, exciting things to the site. The kind of person who runs successful wikis about Mazes and Diners and unrelated things like that. I agree wholeheartedly with this.
2013-03-28 [kians mummy]: God, it's been so long. :)