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A lot's happening right now.  None of which is actually making videos.  I'm kind of taking an unannounced break while I get some other work done.

So, what is going on?  Well, I'm actually working on putting all of my stuff up on my site.  And you've already seen some of that, since it's all getting crossposed and queued to Tumblr, as well as put up on Pinterest. I figured I should start actually using all these tools I have, so for the next vague amount of time, this is what I'm doing.

The reason I'm doing this is to make sure that everything that should have been posted gets posted.  A lot of stuff has been falling through the cracks lately, so I'm putting together a system to make sure that doesn't happen.

This means a lot of little changes across a lot of sites as I work toward making them all connect together a little more easily.  Unfortunately, I still cannot seem to get PayPal to reliably deliver content, so purchasable patterns will remain on Commiss.io.  Patrons will continue to have access to all patterns, and I think I finally got you guys updated yesterday.  All patterns will eventually be posted here, and crossposted to Tumblr and Pinterest.  Most videos will be getting the same treatment.  Over the next little bit of time, you'll be seeing posts in huge batches.  Once I get the backlog all taken care of, you'll start to see posts go up in a more organic sort of way.  Videos, with related patterns following, basically.

At the rate things are going, I expect to be mostly MIA for about another week.  It's not difficult work, but there's a lot of work to do, and it's stupidly tedious.  I'll be back when it's all done.

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