As always, I’ve been updating the site without really posting about it. Woops! School is busy as usual. I’ve gotten involved in a coed frat which means that a lot of my free time that I used to spend on the internet is spent doing pledge events. On the bright side, I’m having a lot of fun! On the downside, that means less time for me to spend on SGO. But don’t worry! Every chance I get, I post new material, even if I don’t talk about it on the update feed.
I’ve also noticed a spike in the number of visitors (presumably from Tumblr) I’ve been receiving lately. To all my new lurkers, hellooooo! I realize that a lot of you guys are sort of dropping by and taking my resources, which is great– just a reminder, please please please credit me when you do so (“Credit to Shotgun Opera,” for example, will do just fine). It really sucks when someone uses something you’ve worked really hard on and gets the credit for it instead. And don’t be afraid to say “hello” or, you know, “thanks” in the cbox if you take something you like!
Here’s what has been going on for the past month and a half on SGO in terms of updates:
Shotgun Opera’s April SOTM – Congratulations to SunnyWill at Fated to Pretend for being this month’s SOTM. I’ve always been an admirer of her art. Be sure to check out her site and the award info, linked in the sidebar!
1 New Affiliate – I’m so sorry that it took me forever to add him, but say hi to Steve from I Saw It On… !
New Gallery Layout – I finally got around to customizing a new “premade” coppermine layout that was available for download. I decided to make the header Spartacus: Blood and Sand because I wanted to pay tribute to the original (the best!) Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, who sadly passed away last year after a battle with cancer. His death really hit me hard and I’m still having trouble deciding why it did; in any case, hope you guys like the new look. You can check it out here.
New Tumblr Art – I uploaded some crackship art that I did for Tumblr. I also uploaded some old art that I had lying around on my hard drive.
2 Individual Textures – Two different variations of the same base. Here’s a preview:
1 Icon Texture Pack – “Carousel,” with 40 100×100 swirly textures.
3 Large PSDs – This is the first time I’ve offered large PSDs for download on SGO. Here’s a sample PSD pack:
1 Fanfiction – I added the multichapter fanfiction The Sound of Silence, which is for The Vampire Diaries and features Bonnie Bennett, Klaus, and Stefan Salvatore as the leads. You can read it over here.
All resources you can find in the “Goodies” tab.