First Blog: Video Games and Taking the Net for Granted

I’ll tell you right off the bat, that title is going to be a little misleading.

Hey guys! Welcome to my blog!
I guess I’ll speak…err, write candidly and just let you all know that I am extremely excited about the launch of my new website.
For the last month, I have been working closely with some very talented designers and I have to say, there is a helluva lot more going on in this website developing stuff than I ever thought.
As someone who surfs the web regularly, I just kind of took it for granted. AmIright? I mean, it’s just there, at our fingertips, on our phones, our tablets, our PCs. We login, we search, we click, we download, we tweet, we facebook, we stalk, we…. wait, what?

Anyway my point is, who stops to think about the endless hours of tedious work behind it all? *raises hand* NOT ME!

Well, not until now.

For starters, one of the things I found out:
Developing. It sucks you in…for like… hours. No easy task for someone who can’t sit still for an hour, let alone “hours.”
You see, I’m a hands on kinda gal, and finding myself more than a little intrigued and quite eager to learn, I just went with it.
Seriously folks, there were mornings when I woke up with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning and literally ran to my desk to start working. OK, maybe I didn’t actually run, but I’m telling you, I had the bug. Found myself staying up much later than usual just to make a few extra changes, upload some more content, or try to figure out why my darn margins kept moving every time I went to full screen.
Sounds crazy, but I couldn’t sleep until we figured it out.

I’ve also found, it’s like a video game; Highly addictive and difficult and first, but gets a little bit easier every time you play… once you learn where all of the hidden keys, portals, and weapons are.
Having said that, I still haven’t made it past Level One.

Alas, I remain optimistic!

As someone who grows tired of the same scenery after a while, I imagine things will be changing around here quite often. I’m not sure what exactly, but the site will be updated regularly.

And while I’m on the subject of not knowing things, I’m also not sure what kind of direction this blog is going to take. I may be having a “deep thoughts” kind of day, or more likely, a tasty recipe to share; Perhaps some random notes from a day on set, or some freaky yoga move that I may have almost killed myself trying to attempt.

Folks, I just don’t know. This is after all, well… my first time.
So be gentle with me. 😉
That goes for you too, grammar/punctuation police.
🙂

hugs-
DM

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28 Comments

  1. William D'Emilio

    just saw Dragon heart…yeah I know I’m not much of a star chaser even if it is a dragon’s with Sean Connery’s voice ..but I must say you created a lot of excitement even when you weren’t in action scenes.. it must be the fiery personality hotter than a dragon’s breath

  2. I’m not sure why but this website is loading very slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem
    still exists.

    • DMDC Administrator

      Thanks for the feedback. What browser are you using?
      We haven’t received any complaints thus far, but we will certainly look into it.
      Please check back and let us know if the problem continues.

  3. Scott

    Congratulations getting the new website up! It looks great!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you! There’s no such thing as too much Dina 😉

  4. Wowdane

    Site looks great and full of info. So congrats!
    I absolutely KNOW how it feels, when you’re working on setting up a site. Done it myself a “few” times, when I was younger. 😛
    My only complaint is how you list everything with images.
    It’d be nice to be able to have an option to only list with text. For some it takes a lot of time to load images.
    Also in shop to have the option to show “All” – not just 8 of 30 😉

  5. Great site. Glad I caught Starship Troopers on tv a few weeks ago to remind me how great looking and talented you are!

  6. Burke Mccrory

    The site looks really good Dina you should be very proud. Probably one of the first additions you might think about making is a FAQ, about the standard questions you always get asked, like which food you like, how tall you are, what music you like, what your favorite movie is, where you are from, etc.
    Otherwise just keep up the great work both here and in your movies.

  7. Great site! I’m glad I caught Starship Troopers on tv a few weeks ago to remind me about your great looks and talent. Congrats on the new site.

  8. I know how you feel – welcome to the new creative media! Well, not so new – but it’s getting better all the time, so it feels new almost daily. The site looks good, keep it up – and keep up the screen time too, we’re always happy to see you bring life to a new role!

  9. Jim

    Hi Dina. This is a very well designed site and the content is strong. It is very clearly a labor of love. I look forward to following your blog, and your upcoming projects. Congrats!!

  10. Jim

    Congrats on a well-designed site! Clearly a lot of thought, effort and creativity went into it. I look forward to following you blog Dina.

  11. Jaime Martinez Sarracino.

    Since I saw the movie Starship Troopers, I fell for you, your blog is great. Hello from Mexico!!! 🙂

  12. Jason

    This site is everything I always wished I had the talent to make it. Congratulations!

  13. Aaron

    Congrats. Everything is looking great! Maybe it’ll help if you make laser gun noises as you are developing. Okay, maybe not. 🙂

    Best of luck!

  14. Julia K.

    The website is perfect but there’s only little thing (sorry, I don’t want to be rude), you forgot to add my favorite role and the one who made me your fan in your filmography – “Lauren Logan” (Miss Match).
    Just in case you need a video for the portfolio page I have a compilation of your scenes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rocketscientist07

    Sorry again and congrats for the website, it’s really awesome!!

  15. Philipp

    Hi Dina,
    Your new website looks fantastic. Very well done.
    Did you think about adding a webshop for autographs to your website?
    I’m looking forward to read more of your blog posts.
    Have a nice day.
    All the best, Philipp

  16. Denise H

    It looks really cool! Especially the movie posters and this blog!! Looking forward to see it become more and more awesome!

  17. Thomas Krueger

    Looking forward to it!

  18. The site looks great! Well done on the blog too!

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