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19 Mar 2012 23:59 #26703 by Raa
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JonX wrote: With the SSH website, it really is normally updated on time. Yep, you're right that I've a basic CMS and this snaps things into place, but I guess that even if 10 out of 52 updates are late, the perception is that the site is constantly late.


If it is 10 out of 52 I would/have been ok with that. The problem it is closer to 30 out of 52 sorry to say. When the sites is updated, there is 4+ updates at once with back dating so it "looks" like they been there. I pointed that out to you once before and you said it was how you keept track of updates. I understand how life gets to people. It is why I was a member for 2+ years even with the late of updates.

I'm sorry to hear about the trolling. That does not help anything and just make people feel like doing less and less.

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20 Mar 2012 02:01 #26704 by five_red
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JonX wrote: The annoying thing is that I've some really good stuff here on hard drives. The problem is the time to process it all, and also the time to clear my inbox. I'm not keen on outside help (apart from DF Fan and Daubster), and with the videos I'm beholden to others.


May I make a suggestion -- throw an idea out there to see what others think? Part of your problem may be you don't really make maximum use of the material you have. The photo-stories, which comprise the bulk of the output of SSH, are only put out as pre-packaged comicstrips. It must take forever to produce each page, with layouts, speech balloons, etc.

Other sites, notably the Steeles and HeavenlyHeroines, also put out the raw camera shots, including the 'cutting room floor' photos unused in the photo story. This gives the appearance of better value for money at (what I assume is surely?) little extra effort to the site producer. The stand alone shots are high resolution than the ones scaled for the panels of the packaged photo-story, and we get multiple variations/attempts on the same shot (often the unused photos are better, as stand alones, than the one selected for the packaged story).

You must shoot dozens of photos for each story -- hell, you probably shoot over a dozen for each page -- if you're struggling to find the time to get packaged material out, why not take the camera images from a recent story, ImageMagick a logo into the corner of each one, zip them up, and put them on the site as a stop-gap update while you catch up with the packages stories? I'm sure it might help take much of the disappointment out of a full photo-story update being late.


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20 Mar 2012 03:53 #26707 by JonX
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Hey five_red, thanks for the suggestion.
I actually setup a section on the website for that, but the upload function is all rubbish and never had a chance to get it right.
But... I'm going to give it some thought this week. You're right that there a lots of images. On a photoshoot day I can sometimes shoot about 3000 to 4000 images!!
But of course, not all of them are usable - and it does take time to colour correct all the good ones.

CAN I ALSO MAKE A QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT.

My hosting company has just decided to terminate our contract because of the 'adult content'. So, all the websites are down and I'm looking for a new hosting provider.

Essentially I need:

- VPS
- with something like Plesk or cPanel
- Access to command line

Any recommendations?

I've two days to find a host before they kindly delete everything from the servers! How nice of them.

Jon

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20 Mar 2012 04:08 #26708 by fats
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JonX wrote: Hey five_red, thanks for the suggestion.
I actually setup a section on the website for that, but the upload function is all rubbish and never had a chance to get it right.
But... I'm going to give it some thought this week. You're right that there a lots of images. On a photoshoot day I can sometimes shoot about 3000 to 4000 images!!
But of course, not all of them are usable - and it does take time to colour correct all the good ones.

CAN I ALSO MAKE A QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT.

My hosting company has just decided to terminate our contract because of the 'adult content'. So, all the websites are down and I'm looking for a new hosting provider.

Essentially I need:

- VPS
- with something like Plesk or cPanel
- Access to command line

Any recommendations?

I've two days to find a host before they kindly delete everything from the servers! How nice of them.

Jon


hostgator is my recommendation.

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20 Mar 2012 05:15 #26712 by five_red
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JonX wrote: But... I'm going to give it some thought this week. You're right that there a lots of images. On a photoshoot day I can sometimes shoot about 3000 to 4000 images!!
But of course, not all of them are usable - and it does take time to colour correct all the good ones.


I wouldn't bother colour correcting them, or cropping them, or whatever. Just remove the totally blurred ones and use the rest -- if you put out just 10 to 20% of those 3000 images as they came out of the camera, I suspect people would be happy enough. Obviously I don't know for certain (and that's why I'm throwing it out as a discussion point) but I suspect when it comes to photos of smoking hot babes dressed as superheroines, quantity overrules quality (providing quality isn't totally awful!) In other words: I'm guessing 300 raw pics are better than 3 cropped/corrected ones.

Why? Well, having seen a handful of examples of 'raw' shoots, I personally think there's often a certain candid (if that's the right word) charm to unpolished studio images, which gives a viewing experience quite separate to the packaged versions. The polished photo-story pics are obviously meant to represent the 'in character' heroine (as if she's real), while the candid pics (particularly the ones were the model breaks character) just show a beautiful woman dressed in a hot costume. I suspect there's a demand for both types, and there may be some advantage to NOT cleaning up too much (at all?) the candid versions, because you might detract from their charm.

Basically I'm just trying throw ideas out there to maximise the gain from the material you already have, without it taking any real extra time. At this point it would be cool if other people chimed in to confirm or deny my theory :)

Any recommendations?


Did a quick search for "adult web hosting", and host90 seemed to be recommended as an adult-friendly option. Not used them myself. Their TOS explicitly says legal adult material is welcome. You didn't say what your bandwidth requirements are.

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20 Mar 2012 05:55 #26715 by Sarge395
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I have been on record as saying that I would love to see the 'raw' unedited photos in higher resolution many times before. I would also like to see the storyboard images in higher resolution. Those raw sets in between regular story sets would go a long way towards filling in the gaps and being more on time with updates.

Sorry to hear about the web server issues. Looks like you'll be offline for a while.

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22 Mar 2012 14:24 #26747 by JonX
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Hey all,

Thanks for the suggestions.

Sarge is right - he and others have said to publish the raw photosets for a while, but I never really thought people would be in to that?

But... yeah, you're right that the Steeles have been doing it (albeit with effects added in, and also it follows a storyline too), and both websites are doing pretty well still.

You'll notice that all the websites went down earlier this week. This was because my previous hosting company didn't like the content, and so gave me 48 hours to get off.

Therefore I've just moved, and there is a hell of a lot of work to do with uploading the files, the db, etc.

But, I can say that I've nearly got SuperSexyHeroines.com back up. The only thing now is for CCBill to go in and check their password files to ensure everyone can login okay.

The other websites I'm working on later today when I finish work. But you can read a little more about the migration on my blog (which is also up), and you can see a little preview of a movie that I'm working on!

http://superheroinenetwork.com/blog/

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21 Apr 2012 21:01 #27032 by supermorgonen1
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I saw the preview of your next upcoming comic, i must say, that girl is beautiful!

A little suggestion, what about a doublelift?
Long time since I saw that and you're doin a great job Jon! Would love to see that :)

Cheers Morgonen

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22 Apr 2012 20:31 #27038 by www1969
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The new comic certainly sounds interesting, and I'm looking forward to it. However, did anybody else find it odd that the third installment of "Lightning Girl" is being called the end of the story? It sure looked like a cliffhanger to me. I mean, the last panel shows the girl getting up and the guy saying "Is she coming back for more?" Seems like a pretty odd place to end it.
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22 Apr 2012 21:02 #27039 by AlbertC
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I think the same old problems continues in this website. Lack of respect with costumers (I was one of them) and false updates, with retroactive dates which are not related to reality

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23 Apr 2012 05:31 - 23 Apr 2012 05:33 #27048 by Esteban
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I decided to subscribe again recently, had the same thoughts about the Arrogance comic.
I didn't actually expect the update to happen on time, but I think if one only subscribes once in a while, there can't really be a reason to complain. Sure, it can be frustrating to wait in vain for the updates - and I think it would be worth considering to just stop announcing them. I like the blog posts where you get preview pictures of what Jon has in store next, that's really cool. I think these posts would cause much less trouble if they didn't contain statements about the targeted release date.

However, no matter when the next update comes: I love the newer content so far. I hadn't subscribed in quite a while, and back then I found the stories and concepts somehow repeating. But now, everything seems much fresher, new ideas have made their way into the comics, and Jon accepts suggestions and even whole scripts contributed by externals. Also, it's great that he keeps on hiring those great models with their gorgeous faces - one of the reasons that keep us all coming back over and over again. I, for example, found Emma Glover as Dark Star in Time Travel one of the greatest appearances in the history of his page. Okay, I know this is quite a strong statement and many of the other comics were at least just as great (to name a few, Mind Over Matter, One At A Time (my god, Jon, the only thing that one lacked was a slightly slower death for the superheroes ^^), Genna X,...), but Time Travel's first chapter really knocked me over.

Keep it up Jon! But maybe stop announcing updates - you and I, and the other guys, we all know that your schedules don't work ;)
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12 May 2012 20:58 #27282 by www1969
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Just a heads-up than Jon has updated his site with new material. Taking the suggestion of several people here, this three-part update is a raw photostory without the comic book-style word balloons. Hundreds of pics, in the high quality we've come to expect, and the girl and costume, as always, look fantastic. The captionless approach takes some getting used to. The simple story isn't hard to follow, but the lack of structure that the dialogue would provide is just a little off-putting at first. And a lot of the pictures are so insignificantly different as to be redundant, but too much of a good thing is never a problem. On the blog side, there's yet another long apology/explanation/promise that points to some future plans.

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12 May 2012 21:34 #27283 by Esteban
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I don't know if it's because of the approach or because of the story itself, but I didn't really like it. I never had an account at mandisteele.com or one of the other sites of that kind, so this was my first "encounter" with this raw style - or how the steeles display it. The good thing is that there are many nice high-res pics with more detail and that there are several shots for every setting. That way you get the feeling that you can choose your own favorites, but on the other hand it feels a bit untidy and flooded.

Maybe it's because, imho, nothing really happened in this comic. The first chapter deals mainly with introducing the characters. The heroine has a crush on Jon, the two guys meet outside and the bigger one gets jealous, attacks Jon and starts beating him up. The next chapter shows the heroine changing into her costume, confronting the big guy and lifting him up. In the third chapter, she mainly holds him bent over and then throws him away. Ok, something did happen, but it felt like 2-3 strength feats in a thousand photos. I don't know how comic books like "Time Travel" would have worked with this style, because I imagine it to be quite hard to illustrate the whole "I come from a future where you defeated me, but in this time you don't even know me yet" setting with photos alone. But on the other hand, far more stuff happened in that comic.
So, I'm not completely sure if it's because of the style itself or the very compact plot that was stretched over three chapters that make this comic one of the not-so-good ones for my taste.

Anyways, I really liked shots like the close-up of the heroines stomach when the fist of the big guy hit her there. Those "superiority-shots" really work better with the new style, because there are no bounding boxes or text bubbles that block out half of the image. That said, I think Jon rightly put this one into the photo shoots section. It feels like a photo shoot, but with a hint of story. So maybe one shouldn't expect a good plot when viewing this one, but unfortunately I did ;)

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13 May 2012 09:05 #27288 by www1969
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And another thing...

I know we're not supposed to take these things too seriously, but the guy doesn't notice that his girlfriend and Superbabe both have the same strange tattoo on their middle finger? That makes him dumber than Lois Lane ever was.

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13 May 2012 09:23 #27289 by AlbertC
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yeah, makes sense. But he looks like a dumb, doesn't he?

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13 May 2012 14:33 #27296 by JonX
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So, I'm in the mood for another poll.

This time to find out your Top 5 favourite SuperSexyHeroines.com comic books of all time. In the last 7 years I've published 70 comic books, and I'm really interested to know what the top 5 comic books are.

You can choose up to 5 comic books
I will close the poll on 1st June 2012 and publish the results soon after

Happy voting!

http://superheroinenetwork.com/2012/05/poll-your-favourite-supersexyheroines-com-comic-book/

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13 May 2012 18:16 #27300 by Esteban
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He's at a bar and probably drunk, furthermore love makes blind. He's not necessarily an idiot ;)

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14 May 2012 04:26 - 14 May 2012 04:27 #27303 by Revan
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www1969 wrote: And another thing...

I know we're not supposed to take these things too seriously, but the guy doesn't notice that his girlfriend and Superbabe both have the same strange tattoo on their middle finger? That makes him dumber than Lois Lane ever was.


I doubt he was looking at her fingers much.. :P
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21 May 2012 20:18 #27378 by Spulo
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The current poll is for your favourite SSH.com model and since it's only had one comment so far I thought it was worth mentioning here too. Be interested to see who everyone else likes.

superheroinenetwork.com/2012/05/poll-you...yheroines-com-model/

So in random order, the three I voted for;

1) Gemma Hiles. Just impossibly beautiful and looks terrific in any costume, she's perfect Supergirl material. I'd post more but seeing as she's leading the poll at the moment I'm sure other people can and will be along to praise her.

2) Danica. For much the same reasons as Gemma, that she looks absurdly good in the costumes, but more than that - 'A Super Wish' proved she can act, and act really well. That's maybe not something you can say about all the models who also appeared in SH videos, but she wasn't just merely 'ok' she was brilliant. Really sold the wonder at her transformation and the thrill of what she had become while looking both stunningly beautiful and thoroughly formidable. Seeing her come back to do a photo set would be great, but seeing her in another video would be an instant purchase.

3) Monica Harris. There's a name that's not mentioned much, probably because she only did a couple of shoots a very long time ago, but she's always been one of my faves. She's another insanely beautiful woman who can act too; when she's 'angry' she really looks like someone you would not want to cross, ever. I loved that. It'd be great to see her back, maybe to do a video; I somehow get the feeling she'd love powers of her own, for real, so in a video she might get into the whole thing the way Danica did.

It also doesn't hurt that I've met her and she's lovely. :whistle:

There's so many other good ones, though - so who's your fave?

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21 May 2012 21:24 #27379 by yohashuan
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Danica is far and away the #1. Easily the hottest girl I've ever seen on one of these "we pay girls to wear a superhero outfit" sites.

Emma Glover is probably my #2. Cute-style & very pretty face combined with a seriously bangin' body.

#3 would be the Asian girl that was featured a while back in one of those "supergirl vs supergirl" stories, but her name & stats aren't listed on the info page. Would love to see her again but I imagine she was a 1-and-done.

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