It's the first Ponies and the Pleistocene! Let's see how this works.
I work at the Waco Mammoth Site, one of only six in-situ fossil sites in the U.S. It is exactly what it says on the tin—it's in Waco, and it has mammoths!
Our mammoths are not woolly mammoths. It seems that as long as Texas has been in its current location, it has always been hot, so it wasn't a good place for woollies. We have Columbian mammoths instead, which were second only to steppe mammoths in size. The males averaged 14 feet (about 4 meters) at the shoulder! They lived during the Pleistocene epoch, going extinct only 10,000 years ago.
Minty is standing across from Mammoth Q, our male who we nicknamed Quincy. He is located under the platform, and the mural is based off his measurements.
As I make these posts, I will talk about some of our different fossils, how these animals died, and different aspects of my job. This will act as filler art on weeks when a comic isn't possible. I'm excited!
Minty normally is very charitable. It's just that cinnamon rolls are at stake.
I posted Monday about the state of change I am in and the future of this comic. I got far more comments (and support!) than I expected. I am weighing options, but one possibility stands out. A reader suggested that on weeks when a comic update isn't feasible, that perhaps I should update about my work. This appeals to me, and I'm not sure why it hadn't occurred to me.
What would I call these segments? Mammoths and Minty? Ponies and the Pleistocene? I'm not sure yet. But I did want to check for reader interest before I tried this.
As for scheduling, I will attempt to maintain the Wednesday updates for now. If it becomes clear that Wednesdays simply no longer work, updates most likely will move to Mondays.
When I first began KT in 2006, I didn't expect it to last long. It was just to amuse myself and my immediate circle of friends. To my surprise, it got somewhat popular, peaking around 2010. It has been slowly declining since then. Comments on social media have decreased. Traffic to the website has decreased.
At the same time, I recently was promoted at the paleontological site where I work. I have more responsibilities, and I work longer hours. After seven years of reliable, weekly updates, I find myself having to skip weeks or update a day late.
So I am left with a choice. I very much want to continue the comic--I still enjoy it, and I'm not quite done with my story. At the same time, it's clear that the current set-up is not working. Long-term, I have to decide if it's time to start winding the comic toward the end I have had in mind all along. More immediately, I have to decide if the weekly update schedule needs to change. That's where you come in.
Poll #1912400 KT Schedules
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 96
When should KT update?
|Keep to the Wednesday schedule, even if sometimes, it's late|
|Switch to Mondays, so maybe it won't be late as often|
|Switch to Tuesdays, so maybe it won't be late as often|
Hey, y'all! Updating KT on Thursday this week. Very sorry!
I realize I've had more delays the past few months. I'm working on a solution.
Now, Minty. If you get one, you'll lose an entire room of your house to those things.
I just upgraded my phone. (Minty insisted.) I transferred my Friendship is Magic game for iOS onto the new phone. It saved my progress! Color me surprised. I cannot, for the life of me, remember my GameLoft Live password, however. Requests to send me a new one don't go through, and the support team has not helped. I can access my old phone's files on my computer. If anyone knows whether there's a file which might have my password saved in it, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll have to make a new GL account, and you all will have to send new requests.