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KichigaiKitsune

You know what? (also, an update)

I don't think I do enough fun stuff here. I think it is about time I start throwing out sneak peaks, competitions and stuff (if I can think of any possible competitions...). If for no other reason than to assure people I'm not dead.

This is one of the quietest weekends I've had in the last year or so, as everything winds towards the Christmas holidays. I doubt it will last, so my plan is to buckle down and get some writing done.

I also haven't forgotten about bringing SDY here; honestly, the reason I'm hesitant is that the story is relatively old, and doesn't reflect the current quality of my writing. Not to mention the fact it is unfinished and I don't plan to finish it anytime soon. Given it's the naughtiest story I have, it would also be the first impression for many new prospective readers - so the first thing that people would see would be my less-impressive chapters of an unfinished novel. I dunno...

Starting to consider getting a few commissions; although I haven't decided for sure. I also don't know exactly which artist/s I'd like to ask. I believe
Aogami
Aogami
would suit my characters best, but I thought I'd leave this out here to see what people recommend. After all, aforementioned artist is being swamped with commissions, and the things I want to commission are a tad more complex than the usual.

I want to have something for you guys before Christmas; I doubt I'll be finished Astray within the next 9 days, so it'll be something else. Here's hoping! Don't hold me to that!

Oh, I'm also now a "proud" Linux "gamer." Beta tester for Steam on Linux. Stop laughing; it's actually freakin' excellent. Linux honestly is just a better OS for gaming, much more lightweight and robust. The games that have been ported to it are working shockingly well, despite graphics card manufacturers occasionally being dicks to the Unix-like community. I'm switching workspaces and alt-tabbing out of full-screen 3D games in ways that'd force my Windows into a crawl or a crash on the same hardware, but it all works perfectly and without any delays here.

Still quite a ways behind Windows, and even Mac, in terms of the amount of games on offer, but things are going to get real interesting, real soon. Valve obviously is not content with the status quo. Choice is always good, so... fantastic.

Speaking of good news... I've been out of the loop with WoW for some time, and only now did I realize what the top guilds are. The old guard have come full circle.
Method, Blood Legion, Vodka and DREAM-Paragon.
Things are how they should be once more...! BLOOD LEGION! WOO! :D ILLIDAN, REPRESENT!
Sigh, to think I wanted to get back into raiding in Pandaland. Thanks, dickhead friend who got me to make my phone an authenticator, which then got Coke'd to death by my neighbor.

Current Projects -
Tai's Story related short story + revamping the main story (final edit) - won't be long!
Astray ch7 - the end is coming! Remember that, as with Tai's Story, the final chapter is going to be quite large and cover the epilogue as well, so this will hopefully be worth the wait.
Soulflower - not forgotten about this one. As with Astray, this is the final chapter; so it takes a little while.
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
 
Tumelo
5 years, 9 months ago
I really don't mean any offense at all to Aogami, but I'm getting a little tired of seeing their style everywhere. In no way do I mean that as an insult, or to mean I dislike it - they're definately one of my favourite artists around here! Seriously! Just... getting kinda tired of it.
Fuck! Don't hit me! Aogami is a great artist! I don't mean anything bad by it-! OW! D:

Anyway.

Now I'm nice and injured, I'd recommend
MassDriver
MassDriver
or
Harmarist
Harmarist
as they're also among my favourites. :3

Though I have no idea if they're doing commissions right now. So. Bleh.
KichigaiKitsune
5 years, 9 months ago
Actually, was recently looking at those two. Harmarist is a great artist, but I don't think his/her style suits. MassDriver's might, though!

Again, this is all just contemplation for now. I keep no money in my PayPal account and have never commished anyone before. This would be a big deal for me if I went ahead with it.
kitaness
5 years, 9 months ago
I can sympathize with getting a little overexposed to Aogami's style. Even I feel that way sometimes.
He's just so much more reliable than anyone else I've ever worked with in the fandom. He schedules shit accurately, then gets it done. No delays, no taking a bunch of commissions and then immediately putting them on hold because of "an emergency", no falling out of contact for weeks/months at a time, no hissy fits, no drama. Not that I haven't worked with other artists that were good communicators and had good customer service, but Aogami is the only furry artist I know at this point in time that I feel I can depend upon to complete large projects in a timely manner.
KichigaiKitsune
5 years, 9 months ago
So I assume I can chalk you up as someone who recommends him, then? :P
Zer0
5 years, 9 months ago
I would personally recommend Aogami. She's fast, relatively cheap, knows how to take minimum or confusing input and get exactly what you are looking for, and she's cheap for the quality she provides. Seriously, $25 and an hour later I had my character drawn exactly the way I wanted and it took very little input on my part, and the quality is what you'd expect from people who take several hours or even days and charge quite a bit more. Plus she uses a private live-stream so you can have her make corrections while she is drawing. It also helps that she is very personable.

In any case, that's just my recommendation. There are plenty of other artists out there who are very good, but seeing as this is my only commission I can really only vouch for my experience with Aogami.
kitaness
5 years, 9 months ago
Aogami is a boy :o
KichigaiKitsune
5 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, I thought so too... Are we mistaken? I've been caught off guard by people's nationality/gender online before. Not that it's a huge deal, honestly.

Either way, I've heard other people echo those sentiments; Aogami is highly regarded, and I've loved his/her art for years, back on SecretMoon.
kitaness
5 years, 9 months ago
I have done business and chatted with Aogami quite a lot over the last year. He's male :P
KichigaiKitsune
5 years, 9 months ago
Thought so! Yeah, got all those commissions you got from him saved! I think it was one of your commissions that made me realize just how damn good he was; or at least how much I like his character design.
Zer0
5 years, 9 months ago
Honest mistake! I just kinda assumed... I hope I didn't offend anybody ;_;
Alfador
5 years, 9 months ago
This is why I got the physical authenticator, because it's probably a lot more robust than a smartphone. Also, I my phone isn't quite that smart. (Also also, you can contact Blizzard to verify your identity and get the authenticator removed--which may be a good idea even if you don't intend to keep playing, as otherwise they'll happily continue any automatic billing you've put in place and can't cancel because you can't access your account without an authenticator... actually a better idea would be to keep the authenticator and cancel the billing in that case, because inactive accounts without authenticators have a habit of getting compromised...)
Jancit
5 years, 9 months ago
Gah! New Tai's Story content, Astray coming to a close, and Soulflower's finale? I think I'm gonna die of a heart attack or something xD
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