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Bad News: HR Frozen by BananaSpice
May 9th, 2019, 2:23 pm
It's with great distress that I announce HR will stop updating, yet again. I'm not sure how long it will be and yes I know there are more pages on the old version but hear me out.

So it seems, at least according to AdobeCC, that my version of Photoshop that I've had since, oh jeez, 2011? and gifted by my partner of the time, is not "officially recognized Adobe Software". So I was bombarded with endless popups every few minutes when connected to the internet telling me I had ## days to delete it or else...? I'm not sure what the or else was but I got so fed up with being interrupted I went ahead and deleted it.

"It'll be fine" I thought. "I can just download CC and use the free trial to finish up these edits an figure something else out." Didn't happen. Apparently Adobe wont let me download even a free trial without coughing up credit card info which I have no intention of giving such a sleezy company.

I've tried Gimp, and Sai, and I'm sure there are other programs out there that might work as well, but thus far I've not found a program that will exactly replace Photoshop, or not remove many/or all of the effects and settings I had on the page layers (panel borders, word bubbles, pattern overlays, layer effects, text, etc).

Can this comic be continued without all those things? Probably yes, but it'll take more work than I have the emotional energy for. Not to mention the Comic's endgame is still not solidified more than the vague notion of what we want to accomplish, and the Xiaolin Showdown fandom is dead so there's rarely ever comments/asks/etc about the story to keep us focused and excited to produce more of it.

So I guess until I can either afford to pay the ridiculous monthly fees for Photoshop, Find a program that fully replaces it, or have the emotional energy to redo the whole comic again so the pages match, HR will once more be on extended Hiatus.

Sorry Folks,
Mod Spice