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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ 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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Just curoius...what do you listen to in the background while working?

 #1392128  by Cate 1 from [NO DOMAIN YET]-[Saratoga Springs] 
 07 Feb 2018 13:21

I always need white noise while working. When I would study in high school and college, the noisier my environment, the better! (Probably because I had four younger brothers and needed to drown out THEIR noise...)

Now I'm known for always having the TV or music on in the background while I'm at home, driving the car, in my office at my day job, etc.

What do YOU listen to while you work on your SBI! site?

I'll get the conversation started by sharing that I'm currently streaming the '80's on 8' channel from Sirius XM, while taking advantage of a snow day to work on my future SBI! site. 


I have a playlist on YouTube that I put all my fave songs in, I let that run in the background. It's mostly German industrial metal. Rammstein, Oomph!, Eisbrecher, and Blutengel, along with Feuerschwanz, Saltatio Mortis, Nightwish, Avatar, Die Antwoord, David Bowie, Tin Machine, Alice Cooper, Ghost BC, Insane Clown Posse, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Lordi, Liberace, Dropkick Murphys, and Rob Zombie

Because this question was asked by one of my site readers, I went and made a set of "What I listen to while I write" pages, that are "Top 10 songs" from each band, with the YouTube videos embedded into it. I only just started making them last month.

Here's the ones I made so far, if you don't know the band, you can listen to them...

https://www.eelkat.com/my-top-10-favorite-bands.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-alice-coope ... ideos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-avatar-music-videos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-blutengel-music-videos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-die-antwoor ... ideos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-eisbrecher- ... ideos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-feuerschwan ... ideos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-insane-clow ... ideos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-oomph-music-videos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-rammstein-music-videos.html
https://www.eelkat.com/best-rob-zombie- ... ideos.html

I'm going to be making more of these pages later this month and next month, because I haven't covered all my fave bands yet, only those.

Funny thing is, these pages are COMPLETELY off topic to my site, and are just there as sort of an "added interest" for the "about me" section... but, since making them, last month they've been my top trafficed pages for 4 weeks now. They just shot right to the top and Google has been sending these pages way more traffic then any of my site's on-topic pages have gotten these same weeks.

It's weird. I always hear how "top 10" music lists are among the best pages to make, but my site wasn't music related so I never made any before, and I only did it this past month because one of my readers had requested it. I was completely side swiped by how much traffic these pages are getting from Google.

I think, after seeing this, I'd almost go so far as to recommend ever site owner make an "about me" index page, then make lots of "my top 10" pages linked to from it. Even though they are off topic to the site, they help tell your site visitors more about the person behind the site, and these top 10 pages seem to way outrank my regular site pages in terms of Google traffic. (I don't normally get much traffic from Google, most of my traffic comes from social media link clicks... I may get 100 page views TOTAL across ALL pages from Google in the entire month... but these top 10 pages with YouTube videos embedded in them, get that many views each page, each day from Google. I definitely recommend others try doing something like this to help boost their overall site traffic.)

I keep hearing how Google gives rank boosts to sites that embed YouTube videos because Google owns YouTube and wants to promote it... I don't know if that true or not, but it certainly looks like it could be. I'm definitely going to be putting more YouTube videos embedded into my over all site pages after seeing this happen.

I wonder too. After this happened, I did a Google search to see how many other sites had "Top 10" videos for these particular bands, and, the answer was ZERO. These bands are very niche and don't have a lot of fans outside of Germany, so I'm wondering if having an English language site talking about them, had something to do with it? I mean: Rammstein, Oomph!, Eisbrecher, Blutengel, Feuerschwanz, Saltatio Mortis, Avatar, and Die Antwoord...; I'm LITERALLY the ONLY English language site in the search results with pages about these bands. I don't know, I may have just stumbled onto an untapped niche here. Most Americans don't seem to even know German Industrial Metal exists, so no English language sites are made about them. Their own home pages are in German. Their fan pages are in German. I think my site being English language might have something to do with why these pages are getting so much traffic, even though they are not on topic to y site niche.




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