Been about 2 weeks since I've moved and I've been having a blast.
I'm so happy to finally be independent again. And this time with no neighbors on the other side of the walls. XD
The neighborhood is much more run down than I would like, but the house itself is quite nice for the price I'm paying. There are a couple Items I wish were better in the house, like a soft spot in the floor, among other odd aberrations here and there. But overall its everything I hoped it would be.
I'll be rather short on funds for the next few months while I find the right furniture items needed to have guest over and storage solutions and such, along with a few bills I'll have left over from the move itself.
I haven't been online too much lately due to all of the unpacking and organizing going on, and have been quite sore from all the heavy lifting. It's been especially nice though to be able to move more than 3 steps in any direction I choose. ^ o^
In the next weeks I'll be continuing to plug away at the sketch Request queue from the Celebration event. As I slowly run out of things to unpack the streams will grow in length again until I'm back in the full swing of things, then I'll start attacking the Crimson Dames Novella project again with great ferocity.
Please do your best to share links with friends and over social media, and if you really love what I do please consider becoming a Patron.
Thank you all again for your patience while I get my new home organized. ^ _^
I'd been trying to make the push to finally moving out on my own again around maybe October once I'd been able to save enough to do so efficiently.
Though like usual events have transpired that have shifted the time frame to be much sooner than I originally expected.
The Land Lord have been doing some big renovations and has been looking to put the house on the market around October. Meaning he'll need access to my room to get it up to speed.
And politely asked if I could try and perhaps move up my moving day to before September.
Is a tad panic inducing as I don't have anything lined up yet. Though he was gracious enough to let me have August rent free, which will very much help along the process.
That being said I'm still in need of additional funds to really make things go as smoothly as possible.
Thus I regretfully must inform all of you that my output will begin to slow down as I near the moving.
I fortunately purchased a lot of packing supplies last month and have already begun packing up my room a bit more each day. I'm hoping I purchased enough boxes but with my luck probably not, tho I am a Tetris master so I should be able to make the best even out of what I got available.
I also got a new Dragon Shield project I need to take on and finish up before the end of the month as well. which will also help things along.
As you can see though there is a lot on my plate now that will slow down how much work I'll be able to put into fulfilling the sketch rewards for the celebration.
I'll have the celebration event continue as planned. The event will end next 15th, which is also the hard cut off time for celebration related requests, if you don't know what you want be sure to at least put in a reservation into the queues before then.
Hit me up if your unsure about what you might qualify for.
All of the requests will be fulfilled but the time frame will likely be deep into September before everything is said and done.
Here's hoping that the celebration even also doubles as a house warming celebration.
Oh yeah that all being said if you'd like to contribute becoming a Patron would be a huge help right about now. It would also be the ideal time to sign on as you'll get a bonus sketch of some sort as well as boost the contest prize pool for the discord. ^ _^
Please help spread the word by sharing links to my creations and posts where ever you can. I need as many new eyes introduced to my works as possible. ^ o^
Thanks again I love and adore you all and wish me luck!
I added some Rewards pages to the Patrons section.
They include a page for...
Roll For Loot
and Celebration Event
Which should better explain the Roll For Loot contest Rules, and the process for claiming a sketch.
Along with what I'm now calling the Celebration Event.
Which will activate from time to time during special times when I want to give my Patrons a little something more personal. ^ _^
Please be sure to tell me if they don't quite make sense or if u find any bugs or inaccuracies.
Somehow tho I suspect they wont be enough. .o ,
Phewa man this took a lot out of me! This has been one hell of a journey getting my website to this state of being. A lot of time and money was sunk into getting everything just right. There are still a couple rough edges here and there but their beyond my current coding ability to correct alone at the moment.
Please explore the new layout and tell me what you think! I'm eager yo hear from everyone's feedback
Especially if you should find any weird aberrations that need adjusting.
As a special thanks for everyone's patience in waiting for me to finish this project I'll be awarding sketch rewards to the bulk of my Patrons, and most engaged fans. as well as host a special deal for current patrons still using Patreon to support my work.
This month and probably a ways into the next I'll be providing my current patrons (to include any new arrivals) with sketch requests based on their patronage Tier.
Copper Tier Patrons will each be allowed to put in a request for a "Bust Sketch" Primarily a head shot of any particular character or creature of their choosing.
Silver Tier Patrons will be rewarded with a full body regular sketch of a single character or creature of their choosing.
Gold Tier Patrons will be rewarded with a a regular full body sketch request and a new addition of sketchy colors.
I will also be awarding engaged non patrons with sketches in a case by case basis.
I will also be offering existing "Patreon" supporters with a regular sketch request if they should transfer their pledge to the websites overhauled patronage system. I will also offer a refund of the initial Patreon funds for the month if u should choose to swap over to the new system, that way it wont cost u any additional funds. Just be sure to tell me/remind me if you want said refund because I'm sure I'll be overloaded with stuff to track very quickly and might forget otherwise.
Please refer to the following link in order to claim your sketch requests.
I predict it will take a month or two to knock out all of these sketches, after which I will return to working on my ongoing Novella Project.
Oh I almost forgot! all people who've ever submitted some fan art /fics of my characters will also be awarded a sketch request. It'll work like this. If u ever submitted at least 1 story or image you will qualify for a single sketch request, after which everyone will be qualified for an additional 1 per set of 3 they had submitted in the past. I might add a dash of color if for those qualifying with sets of 3.
These are a limited time offer. For now I'll make the hard cut off for the 15th of August, but might extend it if peeps show enough interest.
Also for sure please help me to spread the word about this major celebration. My hope is that as peoples interest is piqued that It will help me to add to my moving fund. I want to move to a new apartment in the next month or so, so the more funds we can raise in that period the smoother that transition will be.
Thank you all again for your support, you all mean so much to me and I wouldn't be able to create as freely without your support.
Got this more cleaned up finally, I'm going to be using it as a page loader for my website which I'm hoping will be at a good stopping point tonight.
Thank you all so much for bearing with me, this has been a major uphill struggle to get my site overhauled and I'm hoping the work will have been well worth the effort. ^ o^
I'll be dishing out some special gifts to patrons in the upcoming weeks to thank you all for your patience and continued support.
I'll also be offering a sketch requests to all patrons who opt to transition to using my sites patronage system.
Which will allow your contributions to go much further!
I'll announce when the site is ready to go later tonight. I hope the effort will have been worth the time and money.