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Hello everyone! Avencri here!

I want to give special thanks to Mihari for helping me big time with this page. I was struggling with the dialogues and had some panels that were sort of not needed. She did a great job on this page. ^^

Well if you follow my twitter you might know that a lot of stuff happened to me in the past months.

First of all, my videocard blew up during easter vacations. Since i needed a new videocard i decided to upgrade my whole rig using my savings. Sadly Newegg doesn’t ship to Mexico so i had a friend get the stuff and then send it to me. Sending a package from the US to Mexico takes about a month… so i didn’t have a computer powerful enough to work with for several weeks.

When the pieces arrived, i realized that i made a crucial mistake. The new motherboard was smaller than the previous one, so the cables from the power supply weren’t long enough to reach the motherboard and i forgot to get an inner casing for the new SSD i got. So i ordered from a local shop and it took 3 days to deliver.

After connecting everything, i realized that my fans were not working. The new cables were different from the ones i had. So i had to look for a Sata to Molex adapter for both fans. The local shops didn’t have them so i had to order them from the capital of the country. So it took a whole other week for them to arrive. Except… they were female to male cables, i needed male to female ones. So i had to call the shop and they took another whole week for the right cables to arrive.

Finally i had my computer in working condition!

Except that by that time i noticed several lumps in my jaw. After several days of them not showing any signs of going away i went to consult the doctor. He wasn’t really sure of what it was, he just said that my lymphatic nodes were strangely swollen. So he gave me some antiinflamatories, a steroid inyection and some vitamin B.

The thing is… after visiting him the lumps actually started to get bigger and harder. So i visited again and this time he looked really nervous and told me that if i didn’t improve i would need to get several clinical analysis. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics. But after several days things did not improve.

So then i went back to my hometown to visit the family doctor i have known for years. He was also perplexed so he had me take a blood test. The thing was expensive, over 100 dollars. But the test came back normal. I had no weird stuff in my blood (also no high sugar and no high cholesterol, yay). So he said that maybe it was just a big infection, but it could also be something more malignant. He had me take some echos just in case to discard a tumor.

I kid you not guys, those days i spent them very afraid at the possibility. My friends are witness at my state then. Luckily the echos (which were also over 100 dollars) came back showing that i was well for the most part… just those dammed lymphatic nodes. So the doctor gave me a new prescription for some really REALLY expensive and hard hitting antibiotics. Luckily these actually worked and i started showing improvement.

At the moment the lumps are slowly but progresively getting better. I had a really big scare, spent a huge amount of money (ouch) but apparently i am fine. And then i go to work at the office this monday to find that they had  massive lay offs for us. I was lucky to have kept my job, but i lost 4 of my best coworkers. I guess i should be grateful that i still got a job, specially after all the stuff i mentioned before.

Anyways, comic is posted. Tina of the South is also almost ready to update. Thanks for reading the comic guys.

Version 5.0 & Patreon!

The Eye has been upgraded to the lastest version 5.0 Katbox theme. If you notice any bugs please report them using the contact form on the nav menu, or by dropping us a line on the forums!

In other very important news. I have also opened a Patreon account for The Eye of Ramalach: http://www.patreon.com/Avencri

The account is set  based on my comic updates, not on a monthly basis. So the whole funding will only be received after i post an update of The Eye of Ramalach. Which is now set up to be a bi monthly comic. This basically means that The Eye will be posted every two weeks from now on.

As you can see, the new updates of Tina of the South have been set up as a milestone within the site. So the donation button for new pages will be gone from Katbox and new updates of Tina of the South will be achieved via Patreon.

The Tina of the South milestone is divided into two pieces. A $75 milestone that will pay for 2 updates of Tina of the South per month, and a $125 goal which will allow me to post every week. My plan is to have Tina of the South and The Eye of Ramalach alternate when at the $75 goal.