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So, I got my old tablet back from a friend(we swapped tablets, he got the newer one with horrible sensitivity since he only uses it for Osu!). The old one has excellent sensitivity, but I found out it wasn't working anymore. When I pressed on the pen, I learned something annoying. The top half comes off, exposing the electronics and making pressure impossible to put onto it.

I pulled the sucker apart, and found out a couple more annoyances. The copper wire wrapped around the pen-nib holder seems to be getting old, something I can't change, but it's not really a problem. The back button for right-click isn't functional at all, thanks to the entire part coming off, meaning I can't do right clicks with it. I thought this was workable, until I saw it didn't have a spring.

Most tablet pens utilise some for of spring action on the pen-nib, so it can't take pressure based on the tightness of the spring. This time, there wasn't one. So, I tried cannibalizing a spring from an old push pen we had lying around, but I couldn't make it fit properly. I gave up hope of using sensitivity(I discussed making the comic without sensitivity, which would be pretty difficult given most linework looks better with weight), until I plugged in the tablet a little bit ago. The computer wouldn't recognize it, so I restarted. No dice. Now this got me worried. I mean, I understand a pen not working, but the entire tablet? C'mon. To make a short story abnormally longer than it needed to be and than summarize, here's the result. I got the tablet working again, found out it didn't need a spring(thank goodness, but now that poor old pen..), and restarted the service, which for some reason the computer didn't think of doing from the outset. Lo and behold, the sensitivity works again! This means I can finally start drawing fully again, now that I have the old hopefully-reliable.
I've been trying to draw up the next comic update for a really long while now(pretty sure it's nearing 3/4 of a year now), and since then I've realized something. My tablet is really annoying to deal with.

I started with a wacom tablet, and while I liked using it mostly, it felt really small and the cord seemed to be starting to fail, so I wanted to get a new one. due to budget issues, I couldn't afford one in the standard ranges of low-mid range tablets, like those in the 70-100 dollar area. I got one that for all intents and purposes, has been lauded as one of the best of the cheapest tablets. It has a good size, the feeling shouldn't be too odd, the pen should have a lot of range in terms of pressure.

What I got was a tablet that's hard to use in pretty much every way you can think of. The pen uses a battery and has a massive deadzone so I have to press hard before anything happens. I've also realized that since the tablet is about twice the size of the actual drawing space, it's also clunky. And to top it all off, the driver installation was a plethora of problems, mainly since you have to remove all other tablet drivers before it gains pressure sensitivity.

So I'm sorry I haven't been able to get a new update(or any digital picture I would consider good) posted. But that doesn't excuse the months where I could have drawn it but didn't, thinking I had more time to do it. That's not fair to anyone, especially those who were interested in it/still are interested.

I'm planning on getting my old one back(I lent it to a friend, but since he accidentally gonked his laptop, I might be able to get it back today), and I'm considering how I'm going to go about drawing up the next one. I have most of the rough down(even that's a hassle thanks to the tablet I'm using right now), so I'm not starting off with nothing.

Also, their clothes suck and I'm going to fix that.

EDIT: My pen's busted. :/ Hoping it's the driver, but I'm pretty sure the spring is busted. Working on it today.
Tablet test by Nanemae
Tablet test
Eh, not sure what to think of the new tablet I got to replace me old one. It's a bit insensitive.
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Scrapped Armor Set by Nanemae
Scrapped Armor Set
Last picture of these. The armor here is okay, but it just never caught me in a way that would make me want to draw it over and over.
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So, I got my old tablet back from a friend(we swapped tablets, he got the newer one with horrible sensitivity since he only uses it for Osu!). The old one has excellent sensitivity, but I found out it wasn't working anymore. When I pressed on the pen, I learned something annoying. The top half comes off, exposing the electronics and making pressure impossible to put onto it.

I pulled the sucker apart, and found out a couple more annoyances. The copper wire wrapped around the pen-nib holder seems to be getting old, something I can't change, but it's not really a problem. The back button for right-click isn't functional at all, thanks to the entire part coming off, meaning I can't do right clicks with it. I thought this was workable, until I saw it didn't have a spring.

Most tablet pens utilise some for of spring action on the pen-nib, so it can't take pressure based on the tightness of the spring. This time, there wasn't one. So, I tried cannibalizing a spring from an old push pen we had lying around, but I couldn't make it fit properly. I gave up hope of using sensitivity(I discussed making the comic without sensitivity, which would be pretty difficult given most linework looks better with weight), until I plugged in the tablet a little bit ago. The computer wouldn't recognize it, so I restarted. No dice. Now this got me worried. I mean, I understand a pen not working, but the entire tablet? C'mon. To make a short story abnormally longer than it needed to be and than summarize, here's the result. I got the tablet working again, found out it didn't need a spring(thank goodness, but now that poor old pen..), and restarted the service, which for some reason the computer didn't think of doing from the outset. Lo and behold, the sensitivity works again! This means I can finally start drawing fully again, now that I have the old hopefully-reliable.

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:iconroyavi:
Royavi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nanemae is online :3
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Nanemae Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Indeed I was. XD
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:iconroyavi:
Royavi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jup :)
and u still are online
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Nanemae Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
And still drawing, too! :D Trying to redo Xeln's hair. I despise it as it is.
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Royavi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u changed ur icon D:
u should upload more art instead XD
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Nanemae Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahahahaa, yeah, I should. Btw, just got back from a vacation. I'm all set up and raring to go. Even have a couple more ideas in my head for some new characters. I'm just having the last bit of trouble coming up with exactly how I want to portray the next scene. It's a bit of a puzzler.
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Royavi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jeah you totaly should do x3

i should upload things to X__X

i have a lot things to upload x3
but it would be  a spoiler for my new project X__X

i just finished my storyboard 93+ pages
and working  on characters and places for my new story now

ö.ö
but like i said it would be a giant-spoiler XD
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Nanemae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Cripes, nicely done. My story has the bones up, and it's starting to fill in, but I've got a long ways to go before I'd call it done. Nice to know someone else at least has their stuff together. :XD:

Can't wait to see it when it's done. :D
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Driphtyr Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, chap!
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm just surprised that I made it to 20. :XD:
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