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Title: Forum News & Updates
Post by: Griffith on February 18, 2009, 03:45:16 AM
The Vagabond Inn is being revamped, here's your chance to take part and have a little ownership over it. First of all, what do you like and what don't you? Do the different sections serve any purpose other then to hide posts, or does it actually make you think, "I should post about characters in the Water Board, good idea." So far, past signs point to "no". =) My big thing here is whether to keep the child boards or just go for a simplified single board where everything goes and it's all right on front street where it can grab your attention, with current or important topics being held up with stickies. At the moment, this idea is appealing to me, and I'm already beginning to experiment, so let me know what you think or if there's some factors I'm not considering.

Any other thoughts, suggestions, ideas, or posts would be appreciated as well. The posts are the life, and this is all an effort to jump start the Inn and get it to a place where it's engines are revving a little higher. I'm basically giving permission to spam this board to spurn discussion no matter how unfamiliar you are with Vagabond, you need only be curious and have an opinion. Tell your friends. =)
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Bekul on February 18, 2009, 04:22:21 AM
Hmmm, well I have sk.net bookmarked at http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?action=unread , which sort of puts /everything/ into a single page (just new posts), which I find really aids with quickly scanning what's new instead of clicking around. I'd say - less time clicking, more time posting! (meaningful and relevant material!)
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Uriel on February 18, 2009, 04:23:24 AM
You speak our language, Bekul!
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on February 18, 2009, 10:16:06 AM
The people have spoken, the slew of child boards are gone and the threads are now free to roam. The Inn is still very much under construction though, so keep your ideas flowing.

More to come, I promise.(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushi.gif)
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 18, 2009, 03:22:33 PM
I agree with Bekul, but I'm going to miss those child boards.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on February 18, 2009, 05:02:45 PM
I'm glad you came to a decision on it.  The new direction the Inn is taking really necessitates a more active, streamlined appearance I think.

However, after looking at the new setup, I do think one child board is needed for new episode discussion. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on March 04, 2009, 08:08:16 AM
However, after looking at the new setup, I do think one child board is needed for new episode discussion. Anyone else?

I'm definitely keeping one child board, as of now it's the loosely defined Lobby, which I'm thinking will develop into this board's site & forum news and just a general Vagabond info center separate from fluid discussion threads, something I think we need for the sake of interest ("don't know Vagabond? check out the info center, FAQ, etc"). Originally (well, for a few hours last night =), the Water Board was the sole holdover with all the episode threads. My issue there was the same as with all the child boards, it put the discussion one more step away from people, and needlessly separated it from the rest of the overall dialogue. I feel like keeping them "archived" like that sort of discourages posting in them once they're "old" (you know, after a week =), and I wanted to try it with them included in the general body, hopefully redefining how they work so maybe folks will keep posting in them after the fact for episode specific events. Anyway, in the old episode threads, under the old "one board" system, people actually posted in the threads, now the norm is 0-3 replies (I notice as I make most of them =), so I'm waiting to see if this can't reverse that trend or start something. So, in my mind, the need for episode specific threads at all on this board is more in question right now than a whole section devoted to them. Also, I'm taking more of an "as needed" approach, like if after a time the need really develops, we'll move on it (so no "Drawing With Water" Vagabond fanart child board because the name sounds cool, though I'm tempted =).
In the meantime, we'll go with the flow. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushi.gif)


UPDATE:

Well, I finally did something useful with that one child board, it's now the Vagabond Inn Information Center (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?board=44.0)! Still a work in progress, including the name (other possibilities include "Vagabond Inn Information Desk" "Vagabond Inn Library", "Directory" etc.). Anyway, very basic right now, I just dumped the info here to get a working model going. Let me know what you think, right now it's mostly made up of information collected from the Viz Volumes, something I think Viz should showcase themselves on an official Vagabond website, though the Inn is happy to host and promote that information for them in the meantime. What wasn't from Viz in the volumes section was some painstaking work from Walter going through the volumes getting all the individual episode titles as well as the publication dates, so thanks Wally. It's supposed to be a nice little place to inform on and promote all things Vagabond. Let me know how it looks so far, and feel free to make suggestions, should certain things be put together? Should certain information be broken up and separated? What else would you like to see.

Some things in the pipelines is the inclusion of larger the volume cover images (thanks to Uriel for already providing some of the JP covers), more merchandise info such as statues and shirts, more links to purchase those items and the series besides my sig, and perhaps a more advanced way to organize and index the various information and sections.

More to come, but in the meantime, let me know how it looks.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on March 05, 2009, 05:05:48 PM
It looks great, and it's quite a comprehensive list  you've assembled here. I'd say even moreso than the information we have in a similar section for the Berserk Encyclopedia. :isidro:

While looking through all this, I was thinking a character section with a brief description of each named character (ideally listed in either alphabetical or even order of appearance) would be extremely useful. Just this morning, I couldn't recall Ogawa's name and ended up looking like an idiot by calling him "what's his face." The character section could have saved me from that embarrassing episode  :azan:

The guys who do Vagabond's wikipedia entry have an exhaustive character list, but it's too detailed and nuanced to be of any real use. It's like trying to read Ulysses.  I think a 1-2 line description, similar to the entries in the Berserk Encyclopedia glossary, would be far more useful for our purposes.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on March 06, 2009, 11:09:37 AM
It looks great, and it's quite a comprehensive list  you've assembled here. I'd say even moreso than the information we have in a similar section for the Berserk Encyclopedia. :isidro:

Haha, well, you're part of it is the heart of it, and really the only real original work that wasn't cut and paste besides the covers/formatting BS.

While looking through all this, I was thinking a character section with a brief description of each named character (ideally listed in either alphabetical or even order of appearance) would be extremely useful. Just this morning, I couldn't recall Ogawa's name and ended up looking like an idiot by calling him "what's his face." The character section could have saved me from that embarrassing episode  :azan:

Yeah, I know I use the Berserk encyc all the time to spell check on names and such. Plus, it's a little ridiculous that there's no mention of characters such as Otsu and Jotaro currently. =)

The guys who do Vagabond's wikipedia entry have an exhaustive character list, but it's too detailed and nuanced to be of any real use. It's like trying to read Ulysses.  I think a 1-2 line description, similar to the entries in the Berserk Encyclopedia glossary, would be far more useful for our purposes.

It's definitely on the to do list, and thanks again for the help, past and future. Which reminds me, need an official credits/thank you section by the time it's about finished.
Title: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 22, 2009, 09:43:43 PM
We're experimenting with some different colors with the Inn's theme, while maintaining the classic SK.net look. There'll probably be further alterations, but what do you guys think so far?
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 22, 2009, 10:07:05 PM
Lookin sharp so far. I think a darker green for the main background would complement the green in the 1st and 3rd post backgrounds though.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 22, 2009, 10:16:25 PM


I agree, I was thinking of an olive green. Besides green is my favorite color. :guts:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Uriel on May 22, 2009, 10:30:48 PM
Would I be cast out for saying I don't like it?
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 22, 2009, 10:35:23 PM
Would I be cast out for saying I don't like it?

I doubt it Uriel. That's why we were asked what we thought about it. What would your recommend?
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Uriel on May 22, 2009, 10:46:50 PM
Dunno, it's just a couple of shades of sepia tones... on the green side.. not sure how to remedy it, but if the masses like it, I'm 100% cool with it =)
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 23, 2009, 02:26:48 AM
Would I be cast out for saying I don't like it?

Nah, this is really thrown together. I literally just took a screen of the SK.net theme and added yellow variant in photoshop. I think it takes some getting used to (I like it more now than I did initially), and it was a way to do it easially without contrasting too much with the blues already present. But feel free to submit you're own, guys! I'm not married to it."



Update: How do do you like my "Inoue on the Web" theme? :guts:

I almost feel like petitioning to be their official message board. :ganishka:


http://www.itplanning.co.jp/what.html

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/inoueinn.jpg)
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: CowTip on May 23, 2009, 02:36:41 AM
I sort of liked the blue better, but that's just me.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 23, 2009, 02:42:18 AM
Update: How do do you like my "Inoue on the Web" theme? :guts:

I almost feel like petitioning to be their official message board. :ganishka:

You VagabondKleptomaniac jk. It does stand out with the other colors. How about it making it to grayscale to see the results. I just don't have any pic at the moment. But the pic does make it feel like an "inn". Another pic I thought about for the "inn" feel is when Musashi is taking a bath and Sekishusai's grandson is with him.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 23, 2009, 07:29:44 AM
I sort of liked the blue better, but that's just me.

Which blue do you mean, the regular SK.net colors or the the greenish-blue one I had earlier? I think I prefer a lot to the green fiend I had up at first.

You VagabondKleptomaniac jk.

Haha, it's no joke, ripped it off banner and all. :guts:

It does stand out with the other colors. How about it making it to grayscale to see the results.

Actually, I really loved the bright colors in that banner, the green and the white look beautiful with these earth tones. I would have kept it if it wasn't such a direct copy of Inoue's site (though that's kind of what I want).

I just don't have any pic at the moment. But the pic does make it feel like an "inn". Another pic I thought about for the "inn" feel is when Musashi is taking a bath and Sekishusai's grandson is with him.

Well, I think the current theme fits the bill nicely. Though I really liked having the equivalent, at least appearance-wise, of an official itplanning Vagabond forum, and it just looked great, exactly what I envisioned for a Vagabond discussion board. If only we could get Inoue's blessing, because I'm really still considering it. =)
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 23, 2009, 01:40:00 PM
Wow, I woke up and everything has magically changed!

I think it's CLOSE to perfect now. New banner looks great. Now it's just got some fine tuning. The "reply" buttons on the main forum are white on the light-gray-gold background, so that should be changed to something with more contrast. Possibly just black text.

And we should probably change the rolling Schnoz picture in the box I'm typing this post in to something like In'ei and Sekishusai's ghosts  :badbone:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Xem on May 23, 2009, 06:16:32 PM
Nice interior designing skills! I haven't started reading Vagabond but this is lookin' good! I agree with Walter about the Shnoz and the reply colors. I say hot pink!

edit: This is minor, but weird. If you click the banner at the top to get back to the Inn, then click the Skullknight.net index button, you remain with the Vagabond Inn title at the top of your browser for the rest of the SK.net forum... but only if you click the banner first. WEIIIIRD.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 23, 2009, 06:42:16 PM

edit: This is minor, but weird. If you click the banner at the top to get back to the Inn, then click the Skullknight.net index button, you remain with the Vagabond Inn title at the top of your browser for the rest of the SK.net forum... but only if you click the banner first. WEIIIIRD.

I tried it, but I didn't get it. EDIT:  my bad I tried it a second time, and I did get what you were mentioning.

Looking good so far in the remodeling. are you sure is up to code?? :serpico:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 23, 2009, 07:42:27 PM
That doesn't happen for me at all. I think that's your browser's cache fucking up or something. I tried it 4x.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Xem on May 23, 2009, 07:48:15 PM
I just cleared my cache and it's still doing it to me. My steps exactly are:

 - Click Vagabond Inn

 - Click a thread

 - Click the top banner

 - Click the far left Skullknight.net index link

 - Vagabond Inn - Index remains as the title for the browser as well http://skullknight.net/vagabond/ remains in the URL area.

Maybe it's my browser? I'm using the latest version of Firefox.


EDIT: I think it's the http://skullknight.net/vagabond/ webpage that's doing it. I tried starting from Google and typed that in, then clicked the far left Skullknight.net index link and I got the same error.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 23, 2009, 07:50:30 PM
- Click the far left Skullknight.net index link
The HOME button? I'm trying it exactly as you say, and it does not do that. Even tried the SKnet main tree link and it doesnt screw up either.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Xem on May 23, 2009, 07:53:03 PM
Skullknight.net > Skullknight.net > Vagabond Inn (Moderator: 宮本 グリフィス) > New colors!

I click what's typed in bold.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Aazealh on May 23, 2009, 07:53:10 PM
edit: This is minor, but weird. If you click the banner at the top to get back to the Inn, then click the Skullknight.net index button, you remain with the Vagabond Inn title at the top of your browser for the rest of the SK.net forum... but only if you click the banner first. WEIIIIRD.

That's not weird at all, it's because the URL is masked. It's not related to cache or anything. However like I told Griffith myself I would recommend not using such a link.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 23, 2009, 07:55:11 PM
That's not weird at all, it's because the URL is masked. It's not related to cache or anything. However like I told Griffith myself I would recommend not using such a link.
If it gets Aaz to post in the section, we're keeping it!
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Aazealh on May 23, 2009, 08:09:15 PM
Alright, I fixed it.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 23, 2009, 09:34:42 PM
Thanks for improving the place, guys. Any continued help and suggestions are welcome! Oh yeah, and don't forget to post. :slan:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Rhombaad on May 23, 2009, 11:04:24 PM
Looks great, Griff! :serpico:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 28, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
Thanks, I guess we're pretty much set on this theme for a while, save for minor tweaks here and there.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 28, 2009, 07:16:23 PM
yeah as I said earlier, I think the white on gold/brown doesn't work so well because it's not high-contrast enough. I like all the fine-tuning changes you've made though, such as the butterflies in the background of the post box. Nice touch! All it's missing now is Mr. Poo Bird :guts:
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 29, 2009, 07:52:19 AM
Thank you, the butterflies were actually trickier than I thought, and yeah, the white on gold text will probably just change to black. Wondering how to incorporate Mr. Poo Bird though... maybe Mr. butterfly will lose his place in the banner. =)

UPDATE: Wally's dream come true, white text on the the gold bars are now black.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on May 29, 2009, 06:53:51 PM
UPDATE: Wally's dream come true, white text on the the gold bars are now black.
Excellent! But the a:hover text still goes to grey whenever you mouse over it. Near perfect!
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Griffith on May 29, 2009, 08:58:51 PM
Should be perfect now. :badbone:

Let me know.
Title: Re: New colors!
Post by: Walter on June 02, 2009, 03:39:27 AM
Parfait, mon ami! :serpico:
Title: Vagabond Emoticons
Post by: Griffith on July 21, 2009, 09:56:27 PM
Thinking about a new way to do new episode threads, basically just having one giant ongoing Episodes Thread that we keep updating as the new episodes come out. Let me know what you think.



All episode threads have now been combined into a single perma-stickied Current Episodes Thread (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=8267.0). Episode 278 will be the first new episode "broken" in the thread as it now exists, though if you hurry, you can be the first to post about any current episode in the thread, I recommend 277. =)
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on July 21, 2009, 10:21:24 PM
I dig the idea of a unified Episode thread, and as  you already know I think the emoticon idea is stellar. Make it happen!  :guts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Drakull on August 06, 2009, 08:09:56 AM
I like the new vagabon inn, colors are fine

I don't read anything on this forum, cause I just started the manga 1 month ago, I bought the first 25 volumes on the bay and I'm on the #22 actually, that manga is amazing ! I like the fights, I like the characters, I like the conduct of the story, the graphics are astonished !

Berserk and Vagabond best mangas ever !
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 06, 2009, 06:52:37 PM
I like the new vagabond inn, colors are fine

I don't read anything on this forum, cause I just started the manga 1 month ago, I bought the first 25 volumes on the bay and I'm on the #22 actually, that manga is amazing ! I like the fights, I like the characters, I like the conduct of the story, the graphics are astonished !

Berserk and Vagabond best mangas ever !

Agreed! :guts: You think the manga is amazing now wait till you read volumes 23-30.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 06, 2009, 07:43:09 PM
I like the new vagabon inn, colors are fine

I don't read anything on this forum, cause I just started the manga 1 month ago

But you can post HERE (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=8788.50) to post your thoughts on the volumes you read.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 07, 2009, 07:41:41 AM
I dig the idea of a unified Episode thread

Yeah, there were some drawbacks to combining all the threads, but I think this is more appropriate overall.

Thanks Drakull, and welcome. As Branded suggests, you can feel safe posting in the new readers thread as spoiler tags are in full effect, and you've pretty much already advanced beyond where the discussion last left off in there. Share your thoughts.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 07, 2009, 04:14:01 PM
Thanks Drakull, and welcome. As Branded suggests, you can feel safe posting in the new readers thread as spoiler tags are in full effect, and you've pretty much already advanced beyond where the discussion last left off in there. Share your thoughts.

Hehe, the lack of discussion is party my fault. I finished vol. 11 a while ago, but haven't been able to afford any more, as money is a bit tight right now.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 07, 2009, 07:16:49 PM
Damn, what a place to have to stop at too. If you can rustle up the cash, I'd suggest trying to get up to 13 where there's a nice natural end/break in the story.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 07, 2009, 07:25:18 PM
Damn, what a place to have to stop at too. If you can rustle up the cash, I'd suggest trying to get up to 13 where there's a nice natural end/break in the story.

Haha I know, it ends right on a cliffhanger. I just got paid this week, so I may shell out some dough and pick up the next two volumes.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 07, 2009, 08:27:11 PM
If you can afford to, I'd definitely recommend it, since it's a much more satisfying and organic stopping point.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 08, 2009, 04:45:57 PM
If you can afford to, I'd definitely recommend it, since it's a much more satisfying and organic stopping point.

I ordered both the volumes. Damn you, Griff!
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 08, 2009, 05:22:35 PM
I ordered both the volumes. Damn you, Griff!

And when you buy 14, you better buy them all the way to 20 too  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 09, 2009, 03:07:06 AM
And when you buy 14, you better buy them all the way to 20 too  :ganishka:

Why stop at 20 buy them all Rhombaaad. :SK:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 09, 2009, 05:39:33 AM
Why stop at 20 buy them all Rhombaaad. :SK:

Haha, I'll get 'em all eventually. :guts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 10, 2009, 06:51:35 PM
I ordered both the volumes. Damn you, Griff!

Muahahaha! And as always, let us know what you think of them. :mushiguts:

And when you buy 14, you better buy them all the way to 20 too  :ganishka:

Actually, those volumes break up rather nicely into small groups: 14+15, 16+17, and then 18-20. You could even make do buying 14 and 15 individually, 16+17 together, 18 by itself, and 19+20 as another pair. Though, I recommend the former grouping if possible.

Why stop at 20 buy them all Rhombaaad. :SK:

Yeah, I did that with Berserk, quite a chunk of change all at once.

Haha, I'll get 'em all eventually. :guts:

That's the spirit, and it's not like there's any rush since there's such a layoff between new volumes now. Let us know if you want any more recommendations on which volumes to order together at a time.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 11, 2009, 02:54:08 AM
That's the spirit, and it's not like there's any rush since there's such a layoff between new volumes now. Let us know if you want any more recommendations on which volumes to order together at a time.

Will do! I'll follow your guide above for the next several volumes.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 11, 2009, 03:19:11 AM
Will do! I'll follow your guide above for the next several volumes.

Wise choice listening to Griff. :puck:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 11, 2009, 10:10:12 AM
Will do! I'll follow your guide above for the next several volumes.

Cool, and while were at it, I might as well group the rest, we can always revise this later: 21+22, 23, 24+25, 26+27, 28, 29, 30, 31+32.
Yes, I'm already tying 32 in and there's not even one episode out yet! :mushilaugh:

Wise choice listening to Griff. :puck:
That's why he's a VIVIP: Vagabond Inn Very Important Person! :mushiguts:

Actually, I should come up with some silly titles and such for the Vagabond Inn specifically, and change those Beherits if possible. This even happens to be the designated thread to talk about this, so... Wally? Aaz? Care to weigh in?
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on August 12, 2009, 12:44:38 AM
Yeah it's definitely possible to change the beherits. What would be a good equivalent though?
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 12, 2009, 01:51:18 AM
Yeah it's definitely possible to change the beherits. What would be a good equivalent though?

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif) :schnoz:

But seriously, we could use emots, particularly unused ones like Kojiro, or maybe little suns to denote one's invincibility?:mushilaugh:

If all else fails, there's always the old star system.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 12, 2009, 03:15:04 AM


How about some katanas or sloggos? Show your bloodthirst!
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 12, 2009, 03:20:02 AM
(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)

Hahahaha these could make for good Inshun emotes. I would still like a Ito emote kind of like the badass emote of SK. :badbone:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 12, 2009, 07:10:16 AM
How about some katanas or sloggos? Show your bloodthirst!

Hmmm, this is what my initial research yielded...
(http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/k/katana.gif) (http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs49/f/2009/163/5/9/Double_Katana_Emoticon_by_violentsamurai.gif)(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs8/i/2005/273/7/c/KATANA__D___The_Emoticon_by_StarKirby.gif)

and

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_K0_DmTeKr_o/Sf7GIHn2vFI/AAAAAAAAAgg/yfukShoB8Mg/s400/ninja_babe5.jpg)

Avert your innocent eyes, Mushi! :mushihuh: :mushiooh:

Hahahaha these could make for good Inshun emotes.

Haha, those were Inshun emotes by Wally, but he eventually gave up and turned them into footballs.(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)

I would still like a Ito emote kind of like the badass emote of SK. :badbone:

Actually, I've thought about that, only I was thinking Ito's would look something like this: :mushiguts: based on his trademark grin. Specifically the one he's sporting in volume 18 when he says, "We're just observers."
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on August 12, 2009, 10:53:42 PM
I've changed it to stars for the time being, and also to test if it were possible. It is.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 13, 2009, 04:29:10 AM
Would making the beherits (or stars) into SD Mushi faces be possible? I don't know if you could get the face small enough to do that, but it's an idea that I had. :mushigrin:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 13, 2009, 08:19:59 AM
Well, here's an attempt at just that, same size as the Beherits:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushistar.jpg)

There's very little difference between those two examples obviously, so tell which "feels" more right for now.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 13, 2009, 09:06:56 AM
Well, here's an attempt at just that, same size as the Beherits:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushistar.jpg)

There's very little difference between those two examples obviously, so tell which "feels" more right for now.

Actually this is a pretty good idea Rhombaad & Griff. Although I think the higher the post rate for the member there should be a different face of Musashi, like the beherits. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 13, 2009, 03:38:50 PM
Well, here's an attempt at just that, same size as the Beherits:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/mushistar.jpg)

There's very little difference between those two examples obviously, so tell which "feels" more right for now.

The second one definitely feels right to me. :mushigrin:

Actually this is a pretty good idea Rhombaad & Griff. Although I think the higher the post rate for the member there should be a different face of Musashi, like the beherits. What do you guys think?

That'd be pretty cool. For each additional Mushi, the faces could change.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on August 13, 2009, 04:05:27 PM
That'd be pretty cool. For each additional Mushi, the faces could change.
Im afraid that's not an option. It has to be a repeated image.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 13, 2009, 04:52:40 PM
Otherwise admins would definitely have a 5 frame transforming Beherit. :guts:

Hmmmm, I think I'm going to try out some other things like little katanas or Buddha statues.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 13, 2009, 04:57:49 PM
Im afraid that's not an option. It has to be a repeated image.

Sorry for the confusion, I meant that once you move up to the next beherit/mushi/star that all of the icons change. For example, you start out with Mushi sad face, then when you get two icons both change to Mushi tongue, etc.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on August 13, 2009, 05:13:55 PM
Sorry for the confusion, I meant that once you move up to the next beherit/mushi/star that all of the icons change. For example, you start out with Mushi sad face, then when you get two icons both change to Mushi tongue, etc.
That... actually MAY be possible, now that I think of it. I checked, and it appears I can change the star that's used per usergroup, which would mean I can have a different image when you move up in the ranks. I'll give it a shot tonight.

However, I should note that it's never been attempted, so don't get your hopes up. :mushisad:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 13, 2009, 07:13:38 PM
However, I should note that it's never been attempted, so don't get your hopes up. :mushisad:

I'll try not to. Goodluck on the attempt and hopefully it will all work out.  :mushiguts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 13, 2009, 09:40:16 PM
(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/katanaemot2.png)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/katanaemot2.png)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/katanaemot2.png)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/katanaemot2.png)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/katanaemot2.png)

A rough gif prototype implemented to the left. Shall I continue down this path?
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Aazealh on August 13, 2009, 10:16:22 PM
A rough gif prototype implemented to the left. Shall I continue down this path?

Make them much smaller, like a cute, chibi version. Admins should get bloody blades. :beast:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 13, 2009, 10:58:19 PM
Went ahead and implemented the smaller prototype, and added Mushi-style handguard... for mods only. :badbone:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: TheBranded1 on August 13, 2009, 11:02:46 PM



Looks pretty nice  :guts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 13, 2009, 11:12:03 PM
Looks pretty nice  :guts:

I figure we could always keep improving them too, but right now I'm just having too fun messing with mod and admin stars. :mushiguts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 13, 2009, 11:17:26 PM
Why don't you make the swords like red or gold for the people with higher post and admins of course, and just keep the silver swords for the people with fewer posts.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 13, 2009, 11:21:51 PM
Admins should get bloody blades. :beast:

Awww man, I want bloody blades, too... :sad:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Walter on August 14, 2009, 01:28:15 AM
Lookin' sharp!  :mushilaugh:

Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 14, 2009, 01:33:39 AM
Hahaha, I like the football Inshuns that Walter & Aaz have.
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 14, 2009, 03:35:50 AM
Why don't you make the swords like red or gold for the people with higher post and admins of course, and just keep the silver swords for the people with fewer posts.

Doesn't really work that way currently, there's just a type for regular members, for mods, and for admins.

Awww man, I want bloody blades, too... :sad:

You want the same stars that Aaz and Wally have then, eh? (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif):mushigrin:

Lookin' sharp!  :mushilaugh:

:mushiugh:

Hahaha, I like the football Inshuns that Walter & Aaz have.

So do I. :mushiguts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 14, 2009, 05:20:02 AM
You want the same stars that Aaz and Wally have then, eh? (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif)(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/Inshun3.gif):mushigrin:

Haha, nah, I like my swords just fine. :mushilaugh:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Griffith on August 14, 2009, 08:11:13 AM
Haha, nah, I like my swords just fine. :mushilaugh:

Okay then... but check out Aaz's now. :mushiguts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: slan69 on August 14, 2009, 08:17:27 AM
Okay then... but check out Aaz's now. :mushiguts:

Hot damn, those are some sexy Dragon Slayers.  :mushiguts:
Title: Re: Vagabond Inn Renovation
Post by: Rhombaad on August 14, 2009, 04:24:37 PM
Okay then... but check out Aaz's now. :mushiguts:

Haha, that's awesome!
Title: Re: Forum News & Updates
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2010, 06:53:10 PM
I've taken the static, and therefore locked, Information Desk threads (Welcome, FAQ, Volumes, and Merchandise) and added open thread versions of them to the board at large for updates, discussion, questions, comments, suggestions, and contributions; so, you're more than welcome, and encouraged, to post in them.

For example, I was thinking the open Welcome thread could become a place where people might introduce and talk a little about themselves or how they got into Vagabond, etc.



I combined the Conversations on Vagabond thread with the Current Episodes Thread (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=11028.0) because it proved redundant and I can just add our conversations there in the future; furthermore, I added episode discussions which pre-dated episode threads, so now all posts following and analyzing Vagabond episode to episode are consolidated in one place.

Fun little history to pour over, though we're missing a lot of people from back then... might have to hunt them down! :zodd:


P.S. Going out of town until Tuesday, keep the fire burning! :badbone:



Look alive, as you can see on the menu, the Vagabond Inn now has Chat (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/chat/flashchat.php) and... it's very own Drawing Board (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/vagadraw/index.php)! Both implemented care of you friendly neighborhood admin, Walter, so be sure to thank him by going and drawing something for him.

Also, just created a Creation Station style thread for the Inn: Painting with Water (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10404.0).



UPDATE: I've brought the Volumes (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9973.0) and Merchandise (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9971.0) sections up to date, including info up to episode 300 and purchase links for volumes 32 and 33, as well as 8 and 9 of the VIZBIG editions:

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9973.0
http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9971.0
Title: Re: Forum News & Updates
Post by: TheBranded1 on September 11, 2010, 10:27:01 PM


Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Forum News & Updates
Post by: Griffith on January 19, 2013, 06:58:36 AM
A minor and major update, depending on how you look at it. The minor: new simpler, sleeker banner (you might recognize it as one of my old Vagabond Inn sigs). The Major: re-branding as Skullknight.net/Vagabond, or essentially just the "Vagabond" board of SK.net, which is exactly what this is. To reflect this, the new banner bar color scheme is the same as the main forum, along with the inclusion of a sexy Vagabond-style alt SK.net logo, to more clearly mark it under the SK.net umbrella, while remaining a unique little place where IncantatioN is keeping the lights on (more on this later perhaps). It was this or an edgy new slogan like "Get INN or get OUT!" but we've clearly already made that choice, so a new approach was in order. Plus, I was just tired of the old one and wanted to make a simple but significant change, and this is much more unified and appropriate for the site overall. I had a more elaborate banner (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/skullknightdotnetSLASHvagabond.bmp) in mind (get it? =), but its not quite as polished for this purpose. For now, hopefully some actual Vagabond (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10392.msg218105#msg218105) will breath new life into the place.


Title: Re: Forum News & Updates
Post by: IncantatioN on January 19, 2013, 02:45:22 PM
Looks so AWESOME :D. I like the one you had in mind and the current one looks so smooth (nice n thick brush strokes), definitely. Musashi's bigger in the image and it really pops out so well. My favorite part of the banner is the freehand writing of the site link heh, did you do that yourself?
Title: Re: Forum News & Updates
Post by: Griffith on January 20, 2013, 06:59:42 PM
Looks so AWESOME :D. I like the one you had in mind and the current one looks so smooth (nice n thick brush strokes), definitely.

Thanks, it works for now, if I come up with something better I'll update.

Musashi's bigger in the image and it really pops out so well. My favorite part of the banner is the freehand writing of the site link heh, did you do that yourself?

Haha, nah, it was a was a nice brushstroke font that closely resembled the English Vagabond logo, which is also what I used for the buttons on this forum.