EelKat Wendy C Allen - zdark Fantasy Author

2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided

After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.

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 #1388028  by Eddy from 
 09 Dec 2017 06:44

Is having a Site Map a MUST, Necessary or not so important in each of my sites.

I see many successful sites do not have a site map, and I thought it was a MUST.



I'm not sure if it's important from an SEO standpoint, but I know that personally, as a browser, whenever I find a site I like and want to read more of, the first thing I look for is their site map/index/archive, so that I can find more articles I want to read.

If their site is very big and it's difficult to link to all pages from one page (for example it's difficult to list more than 500 links on a page), than at least they should have a "Top 100 Best/Popular Pages" list. Or even a set of pages, each one an index for each category, and one page to list all the index pages. I don't care how they go about it, so long as they have made some way for me to locate their pages. 

And if they don't have some sort of map or index or archive, or if I can't find it easily, I'm prone to leave their site without bookmarking it. 

I'm an author and I often am researching for my novels. If I'm writing a murder I need to know the details of how specific weapons/poisons/etc work. If I'm writing about Scotland or Persian or someplace else, I need to know the culture, folklore, cuisine, traditions, etc. If it's a Historical time period I need to know that info as well.

Well, because I'm on a tight publishing schedule I'm limited to how much time I can spend looking for certain pages on a site. I expect the webmaster to have laid out their site in such a way that I could browse it quickly to find what I'm looking for.

Then I'll need to go back to their site many times over the course of the writing of the novel (4 months or more) and thus I bookmark the sites that are useful. But if the site annoys me by not being easy to find pages important to my research, I'll get frustrated and not go back to the site and look for info elsewhere.

Thus, I prefer sites that make it easy for me to find their pages, thus, as a web browser, I prefer sites that have some sort of method for making it easy to find their pages. Thus I prefer sites to have a site map index.

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