A Community/Rick & Morty/Dan Harmon Fansite (Community season six doesn't suck)

Site Content/Redesign Progress

Here’s all the stuff I’m working on for the site..

New Design

This is coming along still, I’m trying to come up with some of the icons/other graphics for it. As well as make sure there’s no errors with the color scheme/CSS so you don’t have disappearing text and whatnot. I don’t think any of this will be ready before the end of the year, I’m still wondering if the version 7 update for Template Toaster will be out of beta soon and if I could implement fixes from that before actually putting the new design up. I’m also thinking of having two color schemes, so one could be a “night” or “dark” theme if users want that. But that would take a bit longer to do since it’s more testing and designing.

I’m also still trying to think of a good new logo design.

Forum/Other Features

Since I’ve shut down the other site I had my Xenforo license in use at, I can finally just go ahead and install it here. But before I do that I need to both renew the license ($40 for a year) and I want to get an SSL certificate for the site. In the simplest teams, that just means you would see https in the URL bar. This isn’t a top priority right now, since that would also cost more money (although I think there’s a different plan with my host that gives one SSL setup for free for the first year or something). The other advantage of getting this is that it would help with Google rankings, the site is already doing OK there for the most part but anything that helps get traffic here is good.

I’ve been messing with a user profile plugin thing on the test site, it’s not going to do exactly what I want but for now it might be good enough. At least to let people pick their favorite Harmon show or whatever.

Site Content(Community/Rick and Morty/etc)

This is the biggest thing that I need to work on right now, there’s still a TON of content missing from the site. I’ll try to detail it all below so you can all see what a failure I’ve been at keeping this site up to date.

RICK AND MORTY

  • All of the individual episode pages for season three need to be added
  • I want to go back and redo the episode pages for the first two seasons to make them look consistent across all the seasons, and be better looking as well.
  • Quotes pages for season 2 and 3 need to be made, which will definitely take a while to do. I probably also have to go back and check the season one section as well.
  • I want to make a section with detailed character listings for every major character in the series.
  • A page with various video clips/character compilations, these are all over Youtube but since there is a Youtube channel for the site I’d like to make them myself if I ever get the energy.
  • GIFs. I need to make more of them as currently I had only made some for part of the first season. Now I also either need to host them directly on the site or find an image CDN provider. This also applies to Community as I no longer have a paid Photobucket account.
  • Put up an actual, detailed, show page linking all the various sections.

Community

  • Redo every episode page to look the same as the Rick and Morty ones, which will take quite a while.
  • Add the rest of the sixth season quotes pages, as well as going through all the previous pages and checking for any typos or errors.
  • Add more detailed descriptions to the character page, as well as the rest of the non-main cast characters.
  • Add more recurring gags, with video.
  • Clean up the merchandise pages so they’re better organized.

HarmonQuest

  • Basically everything.
  • Episode pages for both seasons.
  • Quotes pages.
  • Character descriptions.
  • An official merchandise section if needed.

Great Minds

  • Redo the existing episode pages and add the rest of the first (and only I guess) season.
  • Quotes.
  • As much as I’d like to I don’t think uploading the episodes themselves would be a good idea. Don’t need this site getting shut down lol.

There’s probably a lot more I’m forgetting, but that’s a major part of it. I would like to really get this site turned into a good resource for information on all of Dan’s shows, not just a top search result for rick and morty merchandise. Also remember we have a Discord server so you can come and chat about the site or Dan or whatever.

Quick Update About The Site

A couple weeks I wrote a post about what I wanted to do with the site, and one of the things I mentioned was the forum. I mentioned I wanted to switch the forum from VBulletin to Xenforo but didn’t have a license available to use, since I was using my current one on another site. Well, since then I’ve decided to close that forum down so that license is now available for me to use here. I still have to pay to extend it another yet but that’s only $40 I think.

So now at some point I’ll be trying to get that installed and transfer everything over.

Other than that, I’m still working on a new design. I’m kinda stuck on it right now, can’t decide on some of the color scheme. I’ve been testing a few things (have a separate site up for that) with plugins and whatnot.

I might start adding more actual content to the site before all of that is ready, at least I should if I want this place to get more traffic.

Discord server and plans for the site

Hey, it’s your favorite useless webmaster snesfreak. I haven’t posted much lately (shocker) but I am attempting to get things going again.

First off, I setup a Discord server which you can join with the button to the right or this link.  I’ve been messing around making emotes so hopefully some people show up to chat about Dan and his shows (live chat during Harmontown would be cool.)

Now as for the site, I have some plans I’d like to get put into action.

I need to redesign the site, completely. I have a couple options:

  1. I could buy a professional WordPress theme which would probably be about 50-60 dollars.
  2. Or, I could buy a program called TemplateToaster (full disclosure, that’s an affiliated link) and design the theme myself. This would be $150 for the professional version, which is what I would need.

I also need to either make or pay someone (why does everything I want to do cost money!?) to make a new logo, the current one was fine when this was primarily a Community fan site. But it’s now focused on everything Dan’s involved in (that’s the intent anyway lol.)

The forum.

I really want to try to get that going again, it used to be fairly active but not so much right now. I want to switch it over to Xenforo as it is much better than VBulletin (especially the version I use).  Also, the license for VBulletin isn’t mine. I’ve been using a member’s license since we installed it, I’m not even sure if I could get into contact with him anymore. I have a Xenforo license but I’m using it on another site, and don’t want to give up that forum.  A license for Xenforo is only $140, woo!

After getting that, I would like to get the XenWord plugin to completely integrate the main site and forum together. That’s another $80 for a lifetime license (there’s a dev license for unlimited site installations that’s $120 but it’s only a year of support/updates.)

I’d also like (and I have no idea exactly how to do this in WordPress, have to research plugins I guess) to setup the site so users can rate every episode of the shows, post their own reviews, list their favorite quotes etc and have it all shown on their user profiles. This would be a long term thing, and cost more money of course.

Now the last thing, actual content lol.

This is a big issue with the site right now: It’s horribly outdated.
This is another long term thing I have to work on, getting the site updated with pages for all the seasons and episodes it’s currently missing.
This won’t cost anything (except maybe my sanity) but will take forever.

The main issue with most of this is how to pay for it all, because while I do make money from this site it’s not enough for me to spend a ton on software right now. I do have a Patreon page (that I haven’t promoted at all and won’t link here unless specifically asked) but I don’t expect anything from that. Really all I can do is try to save up money for each thing as I need it, and hope my income from here remains steady.

I don’t really run ads on this site besides the Amazon listings at the bottom of posts and on the sidebar, but I still hope that people aren’t using an ad blocker. There are Amazon CPM ads that I get a little (not an understatement) income from. I’m trying not to beg for money directly (hence why I won’t link the Patreon page) but the Amazon and other income really helps and I’m always happy when I see more sales coming from this site.

That’s all for now I guess, I hope to see some of you on Discord.

REMINDER: Special Adult Swim Live Stream With Dan and Justin Tonight at 9 PM ET

It will be live steamed on adultswim.com, there’s a countdown on the sidebar to the right as well.

Oh, and while they might show the second episode…don’t get all pissy if they don’t. They are very likely to announce the premiere date for the rest of the season, and Dan DID say that they were basically done animating it on the last Harmontown.

It was something like “They’re drawing it! Well, they’re actually finished drawing it now.”
He was complaining about people harassing him on Instagram I think, you know the people that constantly tell him to “GET BACK TO WORK ON RICK AND MORTY!!!”
He said something like “The people that made it take too long were done with that part a long time ago!”

I don’t remember the exact quotes, and don’t feel like trying to find them lol.
But yeah, stop harassing him and Justin you fucking morons.

It will be here soon, they’re not delaying it till November or next year or whatever people constantly say on Reddit.

They took too long to write it, that part was over a long time, they’re done animating it.

GET HYPED!

“Rick and Morty Live Stream” With Dan and Justin – June 29th


I’m not sure what this is about, but uh… itshappening.gif

Anyway, it seems to be a live event with Dan and Justin, though the in-person tickets are already sold out.
The event page says it will also be live streamed on adultswim.com.
Times:
June 29th.
9 PM ET
6 PM PT

I’d say it’s same to assume this has something to do with season 3.

Dan Explains Why Rick and Morty Season 3 Took So Long


Dan explained on Twitter just now what happened with season 3 and why it took so long to write
The twitter thread starts here.
These are his tweets copied exactly as he wrote them.

A hungover thread where I address Rick and Morty devotees because I feel bad for any fan worrying about any show-threatening issue:

Justin and I are very regretful about the season taking way too long. I want to explain “what happened” because it’s way less dramatic

Than you might ever imagine. Post internet TV audiences are so used to finding out there’s an intriguing/confusing/intense reason 4 delays

And Christ knows if you’ve ever seen MY name on the internet I’ve only got myself to blame for an association with intrigue/confusion/drama

But the truth in this case is so very boring. I will put it to you as objectively as I can, though we aren’t talking about an auto plant

The reason S3 took long is because it took long to write, because it was S3 of a show that we were scared to make worse than S2 or S1.

It’s a common yet odd phenomenon. Tail-chasing, perfectionism, overthinking? One prob is that any description you pick for it

Is going to have a falseness. If I say “we overthought” someone else could say “well, no, we thought the right amount,” it’s like talking

About religion or something. It feels I think, to writers, sacreligious and ineffective to open the creative process and poke and label.

But don’t worry about the content, because, the reason overthought slows you down is, you just do way more versions of stuff than needed.

You usually end up back where you started. So as far as I can tell, although I’m too close to it, it’s just another good season of RAM

That took way too fucking long to write because it just seems like the same stuff that took way less time to write. That’s it. Boring answer

As I speak, more articles are coming out about me and Justin fighting. Because it’s a less boring reason for a season to take long,

And because I’m Dan Harmon, so it’s a smart fucking first guess, it just happens to be hilariously not true even in the slightest.

If you do know of me at all you know that if Justin and I HAD ever fought, not only wouldn’t we be able to keep it secret,

We’d be all too eager to share it with you.

Also, that’s not what would make the show slow down! Fighting probably would have been a good idea, it might have sped us up.

So that’s it. I shouldn’t have started a thread when i need to pack for airport, but that’s it. We took too long writing. Totes regrets.

And we look back and we talk to each other about how we can avoid it happening again and I’m pretty sure the reason it won’t is cuz

It happened. That’s how it works. You do something you don’t know you’re doing and then you’re like oh I did that and then you do otherwise

I don’t know if any danger to the show itself that comes from you believing justin and I are fighting and the show is gone forever, BUT

Like I said it breaks my heart to think of some kid reading one of these clickbait pieces after all the energy that kid has put into fandom.

The show by my metric, which is people seeing my tee shirts and saying “I love that show” has like the craziest reach of anything I’ve been

A part of. So..it makes sense that when you take something that loved and delay it this long and let the internet simmer, you get this stuff

And we’re flattered by it and thankful to you and can’t wait for you to see S3 and also JUSTIN IS A PIECE OF SHIT I’M GOING TO FIST FIGHT

End of threaddddddd so hungover

As anyone that listens to Harmontown regularly can tell you, what he said about being “eager to share it” if him and Justin were actually fighting is 100% accurate.

And just to make it clear since some people apparently think they’re STILL writing the season:
They’re not.
The writing was done a while ago, the animators are finishing up the season and it’s up to Adult Swim when it premieres exactly.

SO STOP TELLING DAN AND JUSTIN TO “FUCKING FINISH THE SEASON!”
And calling THEM “childish” then telling them to “fuck off to another industry” says a lot about YOU, Reddit jackass.

That is all.

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