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ForTheLoss.org, My Blog About My Flash Projects


What’s up guys. How do you like the new site? I’ll talk about what my plans are in a bit, but first let me address a few things.

1) I am aware that the more common translation of the acronym “FTL” is for the loss rather than for the lose.  Personally, I always preferred for the lose*, hence why I named my other site ForTheLose.org.  When trying to come up with a name for my new site (this one), I decided to “keep it in the family” and go with ForTheLoss.org.  (It just so happens that the .org of both of these domain names were the only ones available at the time of purchase, cool right?)

2) I know I haven’t updated ForTheLose.org in a while (other than to tell you about my new site here) and quite frankly it’s because I’ve lost interest in WordPress and web design in general at the moment.  I probably feel this way because I’ve been doing it for too long now, I need a break.  It’s probably temporary, anyway, if history is any guide.  (You’ll get what I mean if you take a glance at the about page.)  I’ll never let that site completely die, so I expect to revive it one way or another in the future.

Yeah, yeah, so what’s ForTheLoss.org?

While ForTheLose.org is my site about WordPress and web design, ForTheLoss.org is my site about my Flash projects – whether it be updates on a new animation I’m working on or a few words about the latest developments on a new game I’m working on.  A few things to note:

1) I am currently working on a new game.  It’s my first real go at using Actionscript to make a game (nevermind the fact that it’s the first time I’ve ever touched Actionscript 3).  I’m not going to give any information about the game in this post other than that I’ve been working on it for 2 weeks now and it’s coming along nicely.  Updates to come soon.

2) The posts and posting schedule on this blog will be alot more laid back than they were on ForTheLose.org.  Don’t expect long, thorough posts about topics I had to research.  Instead, expect posts to contain screenshots, discussions, and updates about my projects with the occasional post about some general animation news or a link to a great Flash creation I’ve come across.

3) I will be making no promises to update this blog daily.  That doesn’t mean I’ll never post, though.  Again, I want this to be more fun than work for me.  Expect an average of 3 posts a week.  Some weeks they’ll be more, some may have less.

To you, the reader

What would you like to see on this blog?  Do you know of any other sites out there that are similar to this?  Any features you’ve seen out there that you’d like to see implemented here?  What did you eat for breakfast today?  Did it taste good?  I personally had a bagel.  It was pretty good.  Then, for lunch, I-…  Alright I’m done.

Anyway, here’s the beginning of what I hope to one day to be another successful blog!

Oh, and if you want to stay updated and help support the blog, go ahead and be one of the first to subscribe to the RSS feed.  Thanks.

* – Since FTW stands for “for the win”, it’s natural FTL stands for “for the lose”.  Win and lose are opposites, while the opposite of loss would be gain.  And since it’s “for the win” and not “for the gain”, FTL must stand for “for the lose”.  You just got learned.

  1. Sean utters: November 29, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Hey man, nice idea for your site there, I hope your game goes well.

    Btw, when going to your site, I put a ‘www.’ before fortheloss.org and I got brought to a dummy page (one of those ones where it’s just related links and shit) so maybe it’s just because the DNS servers haven’t started working properly yet, but you should look into it.

  2. Sean remarks: November 29, 2009 at 3:00 am

    actually, scratch that last remark, the redirect is working now.

  3. 96th says: November 29, 2009 at 3:30 am

    The layout is awesome dude! I just don’t like the footer.

  4. Ralph remarks: November 29, 2009 at 9:38 am

    @Sean – Yeah it’s a little funky still for me to, I still randomly get those “related links” pages.

    @96th – Yeah I thought the layout fit the whole idea of the site well. I wish I could take credit for making it though, lol.

  5. Sean proclaims: November 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    @Ralph – Well it seams to be working fine now.. hopefully it will stay that way from now on.

    What is your game about btw, any clues for us?

  6. Ralph states: November 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I’ll give you the initials of the title – WoW

    …Hmm, why does that look so familiar? Oh, crap.

  7. Sean utters: November 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Rofl, nice. I have no idea what it will be.. unless it’s a spoof, then I have an idea.. xD

  8. Ralph utters: November 29, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Yeah it’s not a spoof, nothing to do with World of Warcraft at all actually, just a funny coincidence.

  9. Paul D'Amora states: November 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I GOT ON THE SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YES FUCKING YES! SUCK DNS SERVERS, YOU JUST GOT YOUR ASS OWNED BY THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS ME!. (yeah I put a period after that exclamation mark, cause’ that’s how I roll son)

    Anyone cool site Ralph. You gotta get on msn some time, I’ve kind of been missing the good ol’ days when you, me, rid, and eternal would all virtually gang rape each other.

  10. Ralph proclaims: November 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Wait. Hold on a second… D-Did Mr. D’Amora just leave a comment on my site with no insults or sarcasm included? Also, a COMPLIMENT?

    Holy shit.

  11. Benje utters: November 30, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Love the new site Ralph, but really wish you wouldn’t give up web design >:C

    Anyway, I love everything about the new layout, except the comments and footer. And I hate the 50% layout for posts.

  12. Paul D'Amora states: December 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I like how your sidebar is freaking gigantic, but there’s only like two things in it.

    (sarcasm, happy?)

  13. Ralph proclaims: December 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    @Paul – ahh, much better

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