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DoggyStyle57

Is it worth continuing Swiss Mix, if it only gets posted here?

Is it worth continuing my "Swiss Mix" fan fiction stories, if new chapters only get posted here on Inkbunny?

I am asking because Palcomix has decided that they will not re-open their Forums. So there will be no more School Days forums, where this story originated as fan fiction for Krezz Karavan's wonderful comic. The only alternative they are offering is Facebook, which I will never, ever use, due to data privacy concerns with that on-line service. Sorry, but I would rather trust a random stranger on the street to hold my wallet, money and car keys, than trust Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook with any of my personal information. The man's callous disregard for his user's data privacy knows no limits, and Facebook's track record for intentionally or inadvertently exposing user's personal information is appalling. Even if I led the pure and chaste life of a Saint, I wouldn't post on Facebook, because of identity theft concerns. There's no way in hell I will associate my real-life information with adult-rated content on Facebook!

I could continue writing new chapters and posting them here on Inkbunny. But I don't know if enough people here care about the story, or want it to continue, to be worth the effort. Swiss Mix only has 25 page views here, and probably far less than that ever downloaded and read the story. I would imagine that most of my story's fans from the Palcomix forum won't even have any way to know that I have an account on Inkbunny, let alone that the story is moving here. I've certainly not heard any indications from very many people that they even were aware of my work on the old Forums. Just four or five of them are here, that I am aware of.

I had a backup site, a forum elsewhere that was not particularly a furry or comic site, but that was allowing me to post Swiss Mix there. But they are moving their servers now, and are off-line. And I'm not certain I want to only post it there, on a site that is not really oriented to furry content or comics.

I've apparently got 200+ people "watching" me here on Inkbunny. Speak up, if you want Swiss Mix to continue. And especially do so if you're one of my fans from the Palcomix School Days forums. If I get a sufficiently positive response, I'll continue the story, and the associated art. If not, I guess I'll direct my creative efforts in other directions.
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Added: 7 years, 1 month ago
 
fishies999
7 years, 1 month ago
well if you dont wanna continue them its up to you. as for myself I'm about to Swiss Mix for the first time =3 (at least i think its the first time O_O not sure) but uhh yea...*starts reading*
ebow92
7 years, 1 month ago
ive kinda been on and off but i think it interesting
Zeroman101
7 years, 1 month ago
ive been readin this from the begining and i gotta say keep uploadin the rest here its really good and i was at the 190th chapter when the servers were so i want to finish readin it
DoggyStyle57
7 years, 1 month ago
Well, I posted the next 20 chapters. We'll see if it gets any decent responses or interest.
makogrey
7 years, 1 month ago
I've been debating that also to post the ending of mine here or not while having no back up copy of the Mako and Maria stories
DoggyStyle57
7 years, 1 month ago
Ouch! Having no backups like that really sucks. I just checked the "waybackmachine.org" Internet Archive, but the Palcomix forums never got archived beyond the index page, and the most recent one of those was in early 2009. Pal protected the site well enough against non-member access that the automated spiders and robots couldn't collect our stuff there.

Fortunately I kept backups of all the Swiss Mix stories and art that I ever did. Too many years working with computers and backups.
JaceFox
7 years, 1 month ago
I'm putting mine up at some point, I had all my story as .txt on my hard drive then copy pasted them to the site. Mako, this can be a new start for your story, use it, I know I am. I may not start my story over, but I'll be working on it. Doggy, continue the story here, and show that despite the blow of losing the forum, we are not beat.
DoggyStyle57
7 years, 1 month ago
Okay folks, for now at least, I'll continue posting the story here on Inkbunny, in the form of RFF file downloads that will cover 20 chapters at a time. Inkbunny is primarily an art site, and I don't feel it is well-suited to posting stories or getting feedback on them. Posting individual chapters here, on a story this big, would make it impossible to read or respond to any comments at all.

It may seem lame for me to even ask, but I AM asking those of you who are still reading this story to please take just a moment to post a reply - even if it's just "I'm reading them, keep writing!". Dumping all this effort into a black hole and getting no feedback isn't very rewarding.

So... are people enjoying my story? Are there things you think I could do better? Is it worth continuing, or should I wrap it up? I have a rough outline that goes until Hans and Heidi are adults, and it could easily continue past that point, if people want that. Or I could wrap it fairly soon, once the inheritance is settled, in just two or three years along the current time line, when Heidi turns ten or eleven.

If you want to see more, speak up. Silence will be taken as meaning no one cares.
Zeroman101
7 years, 1 month ago
Kepp writin man it would suck to have wasted all that time reading this story to just see not get finished keep writin and ill be readin every chapter along the way
JaceFox
7 years, 1 month ago
Keep writing. If Menno makes it here, I'll tell him the same thing. Good Story.
DoggyStyle57
7 years, 1 month ago
Thanks Jace. I haven't yet seen any sign of Menno, Tenkage, or Rune Man, and all three of them have character cameos in the current run of chapters. Wish I knew how to contact them.

FYI - Your Jace Fox and Dawn Fox characters will show up when Hans has his 12th birthday party. I have to wrap the dance arc and the spring break arc first. Hans' birthday comes about a month after the dance, which is what the current chapters are covering.

I'm going to try posting a collection of individual chapters, and see how that works here. I still think though that posting chapter by chapter will make getting feedback and responding to it almost impossible here. But I'll try. I'm starting to write chapter 227 now, so there's 6 chapters I haven't posted here yet.
ProjectDemise
7 years, 1 month ago
You could post your stories on SoFurry.  They got all the bugs I used to hate worked out, making it a breeze to post stories.  You may very well get lots of views there.
DoggyStyle57
7 years, 1 month ago
Well, I'll give it a try there. I just posted the first ten chapters. It's at https://doggystyle57.sofurry.com/stories .Of course, with 200+ chapters written so far, it will take me quite a while to post all of it on SoFurry. I'll see if I can post 10 chapters a day to get it over there.

One problem is I have to reformat all of it over there. Their editor adds an extra line space after each paragraph, and so I have to take out the additional paragraph marks when I post each chapter.
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