Rogue Ink

August 14, 2008

Good Ink, Inc. Now in Website Form.

Filed under: Writing — Tei @ 5:33 pm

Hola, denizens. Many exciting new developments have recently . . . ah, developed. Including, apparently, my inability to pick up the thesaurus and look up a pseudonym for ‘develop’. It’s just so very heavy, you see. First and foremost:

My living room has been painted.

No, seriously. You don’t know how big a deal this is if you haven’t seen the pink-and-green-and-fuschia monstrosity that has been prowling the walls since I moved in, but suffice it to say that cartoon characters has ceased to show up at my door thinking I’m the headquarters for Looney Tunes. It is very exciting.

Also very exciting is the fact that:

Good Ink the website is up.

Please go forth, my loyal denizens, and check it out. It’s at the link in the title there, or this link right here, or at Though it WILL take the www away in the URL. I don’t know why it does that. I’ve always been sort of fond of the www myself. No other abbreviation takes twice as long to say as the term it abbreviates. It is a brave trailblazer, the www. It spreads out and takes its space up at the table. I am sad that it does not seem to admire me as much as I do it.

Do me an IMMENSE favor. If you want to say nice things or point out some minor flaw, go ahead and toss it into the comments. Like, if I typo’ed something, that’s fine. If you want to do an extensive critique, PLEASE send me an email instead. I’m totally down for criticism but I’d rather my flaws weren’t busted out on the interwebs, okay? Thanks, you’re a doll. Dolls. Dollies? Oy. Anyway, it’ll give us an excuse to try out the NEW EMAIL, which is taylor AT goodinkinc DOT com OR tei AT goodinkinc DOT com. Either works. I shall be interested to see who chooses which. I’m pretty sure your choice in this matter says something devious and insightful about your psyche. Red pill or blue pill? Bwah ha ha HA!

And finally, the realm of exciting news concludes with the following:

I have acquired the Internets.

Or I shall, come Tuesday. This means several things: my usual habit of coming up with a blog post at about one in the morning, rambling feverishly about grammar for a half hour, and posting it while brushing my teeth can commence once again. You remember way back when, when I posted every single day? That was because I had the series of tubes RIGHT THERE in my HOUSE. At the moment, when I want to do a late-night post, I have to write it up, get in my car, drive to the CLOSED internet cafe, park, set up my laptop on the passenger seat, cut and paste for awhile into WordPress, and post, all the while being extremely grateful that I live in Boulder and not Brooklyn, because that laptop would’ve been stolen at gunpoint a LONG time ago.

I don’t know about you, but that is not the sort of activity that gets ME psyched on a Wednesday night. Which is why I’ve been silent. I am, at my core, LAZY. This is why I chose a profession that involves a lot of sitting around all day, typing and slowly losing my ability to see anything farther than three feet away from my face.

So! The internets are forthcoming! If anyone knows any way that one might acquire wireless if Comcast seems to be the only provider for one’s house location, I should be interested to hear it, for Comcast currently has a 1-800 number that dropped me into the ether repeatedly every time I asked for internets, which would have had me SCRAMBLING for another provider if ANY OTHER ONE had been available! Is there some secret coalition of internet providers that I don’t know about? Enlighten me, denizens. Your wisdom shall unveil blogging at cut-price, and that pleases a rogue.

Right, so, the long shot of this is that when blogging is easier, y’all get more blogging. Hurrah for home wireless. Long live Rogue Ink! Hurrah! On to the next quest!

Which is, I believe, a blender. I need one of those. Also an ironing board. These quests are getting kind of . . . yeah. Anyone want to send me a dragon or a chimaera or something?

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  1. Congrats Tei! It looks great, and totally written in your recognizable voice. It gave me a big smile to see Harry’s katana logo there πŸ™‚ I’m glad you took up the courage to use it after all!

    I did chuckle a little after seeing the colors on your homepage though πŸ™‚ I mean, after reading your earlier comment on your living room colors πŸ™‚ I know, they’re not the same…but you put it fresh in my mind πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Lodewijk — August 14, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  2. HOORAY!!

    I will possibly comment more later, but for now I’m chatting with you…

    Comment by Steph — August 14, 2008 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  3. That’s (wait for it…) SHARP! Very nice looking site.

    Comment by Scott — August 14, 2008 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  4. Congratulations, Tei!

    I had the same reaction as Lode did to the colors… you *did* put that image fresh in our minds. πŸ˜‰

    If I emailed you, I would definitely use the Tei email. Not sure what that says about me, but it’s definitely because that’s how I’ve always known you – as Tei. πŸ™‚

    Heh you’re not the only one with crazy late posting habits… my posts tend to turn up around that time as well. Always makes me smile to see one of your posts show up, while I’m scrambling to get one of my own online. πŸ˜€

    Comment by Allison — August 14, 2008 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  5. um. you make me laugh. also, you can get the dsl internets and still use your wireless modem as a connection to the series of tubes. qwest anyone? it’s not as fast, but maybe their phones work. i mean, just since they’re a phone company and all.

    Comment by dreambird — August 14, 2008 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  6. I was SO HAPPY to see this come across my google reader. How exciting!!!!! It looks really great, I am very happy for you. Congratulations and the very best of luck to you!

    Comment by wendikelly — August 14, 2008 @ 8:21 pm | Reply

  7. Oo, that is stab-at-the-heart gorgeous. Great to see that logo!

    Looking forward to seeing you back in my feedreader on a regular basis …

    Comment by Lucy — August 14, 2008 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  8. @Lucy: “Stab at the heart gorgeous”. I don’t think I’ve heard that one before. Thanks!

    Comment by Harrison McLeod — August 15, 2008 @ 12:40 am | Reply

  9. Well, it’s about time we got to see the new digs! Very nice!

    Comment by Matt Tuley, Laptop for Hire — August 15, 2008 @ 12:46 am | Reply

  10. Tei! I LOVE your new site! It is 100% you. I even sent you an email. πŸ™‚ You are missed and you could have written “new site, later dudes” and I would have been happy. Comcast had the monopoly on our market and then AT&T moved to town. Tweet comcast at @comcastcares, I’ve heard the response time is phenomenal. I had them, now use AT&T. You might also look into an access card (i.e. Sprint), although they can be a bit pricey.

    Comment by Karen Swim — August 15, 2008 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  11. Tei,

    So pleased to finally see Good Ink. The copy really shines!

    Looking forward to having you back on my daily to-read list.



    Comment by Kelly — August 15, 2008 @ 5:34 am | Reply

  12. Hi, Tei –

    Looks fantastic! Sharp and clean. Best of luck with Good Ink!

    Comment by Rebecca Smith — August 15, 2008 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

  13. Aw, you guys. Look look! I’m even back in the comments! Will this madness continue? We can only hope . . .

    Lode: Okay, so picture – a toad. A dark-greeny brown fits-in-with-the-reeds pond toad, not like a cool bright green tree frog. Got that? Okay, NOW picture the bright green tree frog. Now picture that shade of pink they decorate little girls’ rooms in. Now picture Pepto Bismol. These are the four colors that combined to make up my living room. If Harry ever designs a website with those particular colors, I highly suggest he commit hara-kiri.

    Scott: Ooh, you punny guy, you.

    Allison: Race you.

    Dreambird: I’m GLAD I make you laugh. That is what I try to do. Also, I considered the DSL solution, but then what would I do when I needed to watch Doctor Who on YouTube? Priorities, people.

    Lucy: Thanks, Lucy. Good Ink: Stabbing hearts. I like it.

    Harry: Cookies for you.

    Matt: Yeah, yeah. Aren’t we glad we showed up at all?

    Karen: Okay, this was part of my aggravation with Comcast in the first place. If the 1-800 number doesn’t work, I have to find another less obvious number. Or email them. Neither of which I can do if, you know, they haven’t already PROVIDED ME WITH THE INTERNETS! GAH! Though I will keep the Tweet in mind for future customer service issues. ‘Tis good to know.

    Kelly: Thanks! That’s good to hear.

    Rebecca: Thank you indeed.

    Thank you all! You’re wonderful! Glad you came back! You’re so loyal and true I may cry! Or drink! Drinks all round! And extraneous exclamation points!

    Comment by Tei — August 15, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  14. Tei- Not only does it look good, it makes me want to HIRE you. And tell everyone I know too. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Janice Cartier — August 15, 2008 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

  15. @Tei – I pictured it after googling for Pepto Bismol (I had never even heard of it). It ain’t a pretty picture… “Fear and loathing in Hansel und Gretel’s gingerbread house”

    There’s no need for Harry to commit Harry-kiri just yet, your site looks great. Oh wait…I said that already πŸ™‚

    Comment by Lodewijk — August 15, 2008 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  16. Wow, twin. That’s a lot of ink. πŸ˜‰

    Glad you’re alive (and haven’t been kidnapped by the Looney Tunes).

    Comment by Amy — August 15, 2008 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

  17. Your non subscribers eat paste, got me to subscribe. Good job.

    Comment by Writer Dad — August 15, 2008 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  18. Can I be sad? I’m going to be sad. There is no blog. There is no subscribe to comments. And that makes me very, very sad.


    *sniff sniff*

    Comment by James Chartrand - Men with Pens — August 16, 2008 @ 1:38 am | Reply

  19. I’m with James on this one. Subscribe to comments is essential! (I know it can’t be done on, time to move on…)

    Comment by lodewijkvdb — August 16, 2008 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  20. Janice: You should totally hire me. I’m awesome.

    Lode: It was NOT a pretty picture. Now it is, though. Looks like home. Shame I’m sick and now swigging the Pepto Bismal. From external to internal. Damn it all.

    WriterDad: Heh. Gotcha!

    Amy: True. It was like a food fight. But with ink.

    Jamie: I’m sorry, honey. If it makes you feel better, I just want you guys to design me a whole new BLOG. TWO sites. Excitement indeed.

    Comment by Tei — August 17, 2008 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  21. Tei? Um? WHAT’S WITH ALL THE CAPITALIZATION? I don’t recall you ever using it so much before. Is this the result of a blender-free existence?

    Also, why does “capitalization” look not only misspelled, but not even like a real word?

    Also-also, I miss the magic soup. But I don’t know if I want to bribe you/Andrew for the recipe, or just have it one of those beautiful mysteries that I can only have when I’m around you. Except it’s so delicious. And you’re so far away. But you make it all full of love-juice, which sounds dirty and AWESOME (you’re not the only one who can capitalize around here). Dilemma.

    Also-also-also, I’ve commenced turning your blog comment board into a random love note box. I do hope nobody minds.

    Comment by Tessa — August 18, 2008 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

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