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.

How I added social network share buttons to my website. | An Author's Guide To Web Building

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FB & Instagram buttons needed - where?

FB & Instagram buttons needed - where?

 #1387742  by Bouyer DhĂ©ron from 
 05 Dec 2017 04:20

Hello I'm Brigitte from France, I would like to put the facebook button instagram but they are not in blockbuilder. Where to find them and how to put it on my page? Thank you ! 

FaceBook provides a code. 

FB Follow Button: ... low-button

FB Like Button: ... ke-button/

FB Share Button: ... are-button

To Embed your FB posts in a page: ... dded-posts

Originally, when I first built my site, I was using the direct codes provided by FaceBook, Twitter, etc. which meant adding 30 or 40 html codes on every single page of my site, which got annoying fast, and thus why many of the oldest pages have buttons while most of the pages a few months later did not have buttons.

I have since discovered a web app (free) called AddThis and have been able to boost my site's social network presence by 7,000% (which is an astounding number!) in the space of only a few weeks.

AddThis is definitely worth putting on your site.

You can get a bunch of icons from about 70+ social networks here: (This is the one I use on my own site, as you can add all your social media accounts to it, and just drop one code into your site and it adds all of them at once.)

This one is for your readers sharing pages of your site to their friends on their networks:

This one is for them following your accounts:

You can do quite a bit of customization with the AddThis code. 

For example you can change what the buttons look like. Make them square or round (I used round) or something in between.

You can use the default colours (I used default colours) or change the colours to white, black, or if you have a paid account (mine is free) you can add custom colours.

You can have the words or just the logos display. (I have words on the share buttons, but just the logos on the follow buttons).

For the share buttons, you only have to select which social networks you want to display (there are 200+ to choose from). You can set it to default (FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Google+, email, +more) or override the default and add all the ones you want. (As of writing this mine is displaying 95 buttons.) You can arrange the buttons alphabetically (default) or drag the buttons to put them in any order you want. For mine I put my most used networks on the top 2 rows, than arranged the rest in rainbow order.

My share button grid from here: Looks like this:

If you are using SBI, like I am, drop the code into a site wide dot and it'll automatically display on every page on your site. Unlike the FaceBook code that requires you to make a new code for each page you want to share, the AddThis code automatically adds your current page to the link when a reader shares the page.

These buttons come in super handy for social network marketing. These are the buttons I use to ping my pages to my social networks. It's why I'm able to post new statue updates of my new pages on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc, without ever going directly to the social network itself.

Pinging your pages to HootSuite via these share buttons (there is a Hootsuite button) allows me to schedule my Twitter and FaceBook links days, weeks, o months in advance, allowing me to still post daily even when sick or gone from the computer that day.

The follow button option is a bit more complicated, but still super easy to set up, as you have to go to each of your social network accounts and get the link to your profile, and then past it into AddThis, to add your profiles. Once your profiles are added, you can customize and arrange the buttons same as you did for the share buttons.

My follow button grid from here: looks like this:

If you are using SBI, like I am, drop the code into a site wide dot and it'll automatically display on every page on your site.

To use the code you have to create an AddThis account (free) then select which tool you want to use (they have several others in additon to the Follow and Share buttons), edit the options as I stated above. Save your changes. Then it gives you 2 codes. 

The first code is a javascript code that you add to your global/site-wide header.

The second code you add to the html block on the page where you want the buttons to display. You can add this code on a page by page basis, or if you just want to add it once and forget it and have it display on every page of your site, then just add it to your sidebar, or footer, or a site-wide dot.

And then you're done.

It's that simple.

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