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it's January 2006... Josh is updating again... [30 Jan 2006|12:48am]

parkrndl
...and I figured I'd peek in here and blow the dust off the keyboard, fire up the monitor, see if this thing still boots up...
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[29 Aug 2004|12:38am]

gerimaple
[ mood | sympathetic ]

on Wednesday 25 August 2004, Josh wrote:

It is, unfortunately, time for me to bring Avalon to a close. It has been on indefinite hiatus for a very long time, during which I had hoped to try some other webcomic projects. But, basically, my life has changed since six years ago, and what used to be the greatest thing in the world is now a burden . . . . I have kept the remaining story a total secret as a motivator, such that I'd have to eventually draw it all if I ever wanted the conclusion to happen. But that obviously hasn't worked. Therefore, I've written up the conclusion, which you will find by clicking here . . . .


Something made me hit the "Avalon" link in my webcomics a few hours ago, and came upon the above-quoted information. Entertainment in any medium has its ups and downs, most especially in the visual medium a good portion of folks still use quite regularly in spite of the interweb - television. Shows get cancelled - usually without warning, and the fans are left wondering whatever was *supposed* to happen to the characters and their lives. That leaves a big void that gets filled with some good and more often inane and very-frequently conflictual fanfic. Infrequently (though more often now) a show gets cancelled with enough warning to the writing team and cast that a proper closing (my old favourite MASH, and the never watched "Friends") is orchestrated. this lets the people whose imaginations were in charge of the universe dictate what the situations were to be. Though it might not be the "series finale" that Josh foresaw when Ceilidh, Joe, Phoebe, and company came to him in the first place at least we *have* a finale which is more than many writers get for their characters.

for time it comes
and time it goes
it makes the strongest tree to bend
kings and queens have no defense
time brings all things to an end ... 

Great Big Sea, 1993

Here's to you, Josh and whatever your next endeavours might be ...

geri
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Geez...it's been so long. ^^; [15 Jul 2004|08:27am]

shadowotenaki
Wow..this place has gotten so quiet. o_O
Where is everyone? ;-;
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New comic next week? [20 Mar 2004|06:16pm]

grassynoel
[ mood | hopeful ]

I heard third-hand that after Josh gets back from the weekend he intends to write some Avalon.

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[17 Mar 2004|09:51pm]

sabrstryk
Everytime I type avalonhigh.com, I want to type avalonishigh.com...

I think it traces back to seeing High School High (funny, but not very good), where the movie takes place at Marion Barry (is) High.
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An excellent solution to the gay marriage issue [17 Mar 2004|02:54pm]

darthparadox
[ mood | amused ]

Saw this on gmalivuk's livejournal... only fitting that marriage itself be the battleground for this issue.

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Announcing... [10 Aug 2003|03:18am]

tcdohl
[ mood | honored ]

Josh and Cynthia Phillips
August 9, 2003




If you feel it necessary, leave your wishes and regards here. Josh will see them upon returning from his honeymoon. More pictures will possibly be following in the future.
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[2003-07-14] "Soap" [14 Jul 2003|07:19am]

markusn
[ mood | awake ]

Gotta love those one-shot comics

Tee hee! Josh doing fanservice! ;)

So Phoebe consoles Ceilidh by subjecting her to trash TV. Might help, that. Though it seems to be an eye opener for Ceilidh... And I assume the 'Mericuns know now what Phoebe was watching.

Waitamminit! Josh has shaded this comic, right? Didn't Ceilidh wear dark panty hose when she arrived at Phoebe's?

OK, picking my mind out of the gutter now.

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3:135 [12 Jul 2003|07:25am]

grassynoel
[ mood | busy ]

.1 Here, Josh depicts Hildegarde's gaunt facial features particularly well. She's clearly a woman who has been under a lot of stress.

.2 This is what I wanted to hear: Hildegarde explaining her change of mind.

.3 We see here that Hildegarde is mad at Alison not for bringing James back, but for being surprised that Hildegarde might prefer life without a man around. Alison shouldn't be surprised that Hildegarde can look after herself, after all the lady is a former military officer, or at least a double graduate of RMC.

That's all for now, I have a car rally to go to.

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Post here if you don't have an LJ account [11 Jul 2003|04:59pm]

staedtler
[ mood | awake ]

The unfortunate nature of this LJ community is that non-members can't create new entries. However, non-members can add anonymous comments to existing entries. So if you're not an LJ member and you want to say something, post a comment to this entry.

If you *are* an LJ member, feel free to create new entries as you please.

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Keenboards dead? [11 Jul 2003|05:20pm]

markusn
Anybody have access to the Keenboards?

Just to repeat what I posted this morning: wish that the Keenboards were run by the team of LJ. Now that's dedication
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[05 Jul 2003|10:18pm]

ziggy32
[ mood | good ]

umm, this is my first post...hello!

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We've been expecting you [18 Jun 2003|03:44am]

tcdohl
[ mood | content ]

True to his notice (not a promise - a notice), Josh has updated Avalon. This is a general notice to the stragglers, infrequent readers, genuinely unaware and those people who've taken the comic off their bookmarks and bragged about it to prove some point or another: that for the moment, the comic is updating, and it's kicking ass with our without you - so why not get back on that train while you have the chance?

Seriously, there's an update, and a better-than-normal-given-the-circumstances chance of daily updates for the next while... I implore those reading this to check it out and keep doing so, and as usual, inform friends and any other fans who don't use LJ to come back. Read the comic, post in the forum, browse the Lynch Vault and fanart sections again - you won't regret it. And if the comic does go through another prolonged no-update period, feel free to come back to this post and laugh in my face, it's all good - if so, i'll just post again the next time updates start so you won't be left out. Avalon's chronological ending isn't that far off, after all, and whatever your feelings on the comic's schedule, I don't think any fan would want to miss that.

In closing, i'm very happy the Iain-Alison pairing has been officially shot to hell by today's update. Officially. Thank you.

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Avalon Rocks! [22 Apr 2003|09:55am]

polarbee
[ mood | happy ]

Well...it's been quiet so long in here. :) Avalon still rocks. Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled friends' page.

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I finally figured out how to post in here ^_^; [13 Mar 2003|01:44am]

shadowotenaki
[ mood | blah ]

Ok, so the first order of aAvalon business should be that we all make guest comics or some kind of thing to keep the site alive or something of that sort. Although it's not up to me though.... o.O; Oh well, I won't be able to in about a week because school starting and all that. Which means I should probably starting making my comics like crazy so they could be ready to update when the time comes.

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how neat indeed [02 Mar 2003|11:55am]

peachiemoon
[ mood | dorky ]

yay an avalon lj community! woo hoo

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State of the Community [10 Jan 2003|03:57am]

tcdohl
Effective today... or yesterday, I guess it's yesterday now... effective whichever, avalon_readers is going to start experiencing changes and improvements with the intention of making it suitable for comic discussion (and that includes getting the word out that this community exists). For starters, i've become a moderator, though staedtler ultimately has final say in how this community is run - I just get to play with all the options and he's the one who draws the comic, so it's a very fair deal.

There'll be more coming, but here's what we've changed so far:

- Updated the community LJ icon with Avalon's current "blue leaf" logo
- Changed the comment tags
- Adjusted the journal's colour codes slightly to make text easier to read
- Changed the IRC mention in the user info to irc.aniverse.com (warning: the Nightstar channel no longer has any affiliation with Avalon, and they bite strangers)
- Deleted old entries not pertaining to the comic or associated interests
- Added over fifty interests and comic references to the user info

Future plans include a rewriting of the bio, a suitable facelift of the layout, and whatever else sounds good, probably including a set of rules similar to what's in the forum right now (on-topic discussion only, etc) if Josh thinks it's necessary.

This community was started largely to be a playroom for a select few people, but I think it now has real potential to become a thriving center of discussion about Avalon, much like when the forum was down halfway through last year. I've noticed that many people are members but not watching the journal, or watching the journal and not members - do both, post and talk about the comic, and tell as many people as you can about Avalon and this community! There's only four months in comic-time until the end, and that's not much time to speculate on what'll happen - get others involved in the comic before then, and if you or someone you know stopped reading for a while, stick around and see if you can't get back into it. I really think it'll be worth the effort.

If you have any suggestions concerning the community, post them here or in any future entries where I announce changes. Heck, just post here if you're reading at all, so we know you're alive.
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You all awake? [09 Jan 2003|01:22am]

tcdohl
[ mood | ecstatic ]

The comic's back. Come on out, take a look, enjoy, and discuss.

And damn it, tell your friends! If you don't have any, make some, and then tell them!

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recent guest strips [19 Jul 2002|09:03pm]

confessionalbox
I don't know about anyone else, but I love Tae's recent guest strips. The art is amazing, and it is good to see some expansion of Nancy's character. anyone know if Tae is going to do a solo comic?
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAW! [13 Jun 2002|07:37pm]

jchaos
3-1 Detroit! 45 Seconds left in the game! Give the Red Wings the cup, this game is ours!!!
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