For a while now I’ve been kind of meaning to write a long, in-depth post about 4chan. With the recent controversy between them and some significant feminist figures in the gaming industry, I think it’s important that I finally go ahead and do this. Since, let’s be honest: any time there’s a big…
I still love 4chan, I have (through some miracle) met some of my best friends on there. And a lot of my favorite pieces I’ve ever done were inspired by their boards.
My only addendum to Kazerad’s almost overly positive piece on 4chan is that the same “conspiracy” mindset that it extends to other sites or personages around the internet also pops against themselves. The same anonymity which is incredibly important to making 4chan work at its best also fuels it at its worst. And if you’ve been inside the community long enough, or have read one too many plainly copypasta’d troll posts, you can become cynical of anon’s motives.
This shows up most on anything that has reached any degree of popularity. It’s impossible to come up with concrete facts to back up this statement, but after a point there’s the suspicion that many of the posts you’re reading are coming from the same source. This is especially true if you’re reading something you disagree with. And there’s a lot of suspicion among each other that one or a few people are perpetuating a single line over the course of days or weeks or months to create the impression that they represent a majority of the collective.
This isn’t impossible, it just takes a significant amount of time invested in making sure you’re there everyday with the same repetitive comments. They’ll often ignore evidence to the contrary just to repeat their point, and are impossible to be held accountable to. They’re not seeking discussion, they’re only seeking dissemination of their agenda. (Just like many other internet persons with a point to make) And the suspicion that every other post could be this same person pretending to be coming from more than one person can make certain discussions toxic to 4chan itself.
There are a number of conversations where anons just give up trying to correct people who have an unwillingness to adapt their views, the more persistently repeated view point then continues on to “win” the long war. And this method can change things pretty maliciously. In this way, it’s not all that different from how Tumblr or the internet at large can behave at its worst. 4chan users can still be just as unaccountable to facts or healthy discussion as any other site on the internet.
But that’s all I should add on the subject. Anonymity is an important resource for all the points Kazerad had just made.
Being able to exist as a an identity-less anon, with a malleable opinion, with valuable things to learn or add to a discussion, is probably the closest to being a mind free of race, gender, disability, or age as you can get on this planet. For at least that one reason alone, I would say I still love 4chan.
When are you going to start doing commissions again?
oh god… when am I ever going to stop?
Okay that sounds more whiney than anything, but I have been doing tons of commissions. I’ve just kinda surprised myself with how long I’ve been taking on the Patreon “sketch commissions.” I need to fairly adjust the amount of time spent per sketch commission in accordance to how much I’m charging for each one. The main goal is to be sure each recipient is still super happy with each piece. But I should look into reducing the amount of time spent on each one.
That said, I like pretty much every single commission that’s been thrown my way. And lots of people have sent me inquiries on larger pieces that I’m totally still interested in doing. But right now, there are certain projects that require my attention as well as the Patreon Commissions which have first dibs these days. I do occasionally on stream, take up impromptu sketch commissions and those are always fun. And in time, I should get back to the larger color commissions which earned a great deal for me back when I really needed them.
It sounds like my plate is pretty full. But I’m sometimes a bit of a lazy butt. I fully intend to play the crap out of the Sims 4 and Destiny in the very near future.
You know the way you always think, “That book could have been better if this character was written this other way.” Or how about when you say, “I’d like this show more if only they stopped doing this one thing.”
Take every single one of those thoughts you’ve had about other people’s works, and then collect them together. Somewhere in there, once you combine all the “things I would’ve done ifs”, are YOUR stories you were destined to tell ever since you were born.
No one is making the story you’ve got stuck in your head but you. If you wanted these things to happen, you’re going to have to step up and make em yourself.
so are you gonna be like Quentin Tarantino and put subtle references of some of your works in your other works? maybe kick it up a notch and put subtle indicators that they *GASP*, TAKE PLACE IN THE SAME UNIVERSE SOMEHOW. like erm, Tarantinoverse, or even Whedonverse.
I thought I was being pretty overt with the amount of stuff I’d been “sneaking” into each of my comics. Don’t quote me on this, as we’re free to change our minds about this whenever the hell we want in the future. But right now, we play around with mixing some of the concepts we’ve used before. The comic, Drone, may not happen in the near future but that’s the one I’ve slipped the most imagery from into Cassiopeia Quinn. There’s never any sense in letting all the other work go to waste, so finding ways to use them in future work sounds like a good idea to me.
But to have an established “universe” of creations requires a much wider net of creations than I have under my belt. Ask me again in another 10 or so years and we’ll see where we are about building a proper PsudoGunnyverse. We’ll have our own fan conventions and everything.
Um sorry to ask but I'm an idiot. What does 10pm est mean? I mean i know what the 10pm bit means but what is the est? Haha please answer for the idiot who is asking this question. :|
EST is considered a shorthand for the following applicable words: Estimate, Established, or most commonly Eastern Standard Time. Depending on the context clues you find your form of EST used in, one can approximate the word being used.
In this instance, “Stream M-F 10 PM EST” is a very concise way of naming a time for a livestream. M-F is shorthand for Monday through Friday. PM stands for Post Meridian, After Midday, which is used for telling time that differs from the Military or 24 hour standard time keeping. Considering the majority of the designation refers to schedules and time, it would be reasonable to assume that EST in this context refers to Eastern Standard Time which is the time zone for places like New York City and is considered 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time.
But considering I’m sometimes a bit frackin lazy, EST might as well mean Estimated because I walk into the stream anywhere from several hours ahead to an hour late or just whenever I freakin feel like it.
thx for the LOK spoiler. no really, i appreciate it.
Apologies, they were thoroughly tagged but not everyone has Tumblr Savior. Knowing that, I chose to keep it to a non literal representation of what happens in the last few episodes, you’ll find plenty of blogs that straight up post screen caps or drawings directly indicating the events of the last few shows.
But if you were only spoiled by me, you may want to check out the last few episodes of Legend of Korra anyway. Hell, check them out if only to catch a damn fine hour of “television.”
Your artstyle seems very compatible with 3d models. Have you tried doing those?
Is it? I don’t do enough turn around even for my own benefit, it’s hard for me to imagine working some of these drawings into 3d.
I have precious little experience with 3d modeling. When I have the patience to do it though, the patience to learn the involved 3d programs, I tend to be okay with crafting simple things. I may get back into doing this to help me with rendering vehicles across multiple panels with some better degree of consistency.
But drawing over 3d models has the drawback of almost always standing out from the rest of the page. So the benefits might have some drawbacks.
Some sleepless thoughts about video game marketing...
Yesterday we had two very different and very interesting examples of big viral news in the video game world. By now, anyone with their ear to the ground on gaming has heard both of these announcements. And the reaction to each of them couldn’t be more different. Both felt seismic in a different way. One is essentially a trailer reveal delivered in a next generation package, it would have been an applause line already even without the gimmick. The other was an unprecedented un-reveal, stepping back to what we left behind in the early days of the last generation systems.
the amazing /co/ventures is pretty cool. is it too late to join the bandwagon though?
There’s a bandwagon? I kinda think it’s more like a bunch of groupies but our band doesn’t tour, in fact there isn’t really a band so much as it’s open mic night on Guitar Hero at this one dive bar where the owner is really laid back and there’re good drinks but the company of people is kinda rowdy but a lot of your best friends are there and hey there are some cool new faces too. But there are these one or two jerks whose sole purpose in life is making everyone uncomfortable. But you can’t give up the place since you’ve been hanging out there for years and even if Guitar Hero isn’t popular anymore you’re still there belting out set after set…
Where was I going with this.
Oh yeah, sure you can jump in. Just post whatever on /co/ and stuff if you can make your way over to 4chan. There’re weekend threads where the folks there talk about the various board projects but you might have a hard time finding it. Such is the way of 4chan.
I clicked on a comment of yours and it Says your blog was missing, then I looked you up and I couldn't find you but I was spelling it wrong and I was so Scared you vanished please don't frighten me LikeThat again
I am in the hearts of all those who truly believe, anon.
Actually, I’m pretty sure you clicked on a reblog I made where I added a little drawing. I’m not ashamed of the fact that I made a tiny little drawing. I thought it and the post that it was connected to were pretty funny.
But I personally try to limit the amount of reblogs I do and the kinds of reblogs I use. It makes having funny little conversations over tumblr a little tricky though not impossible. In this instance, a reblog just worked easiest.
The only problem was the art was maaaaaaybe just slightly too sexy for my blog. Couple with the fact that it wasn’t my art in the top post, I knew I was gonna delete it shortly after. I try to keep posts on my blog primarily my art. I do reblog fan art from time to time, cause that’s super awesome and I like to share it. But hell, I use my tumblr blog in my art e-mail signature. It’s become part of how I present myself to clients. So if it’s gonna be anyone’s lewd art right at the top page, it’s gotta be mine.
And speaking of lewds, I really do try to avoid going full lewd right over tumblr. Tumblr’s dashboard is super nice for spreading work around, and ostensibly people follow you because they like what you post. But I tend to think part of it is that they trust what you post. From here stems a lot of the problems tumblr has, but that’s another conversation.
I suspect some people who’ve ended up following my blog might have started following Question Duck or some painting here or there I might’ve done. These are very much all ages material. I try to keep that in mind, even as a lot of my work ends up falling into the pin-up category.
If you’re hoping to find more risque material, well… you’ll want to look through my deviantArt, my patreon, my gumroad store, or that site that starts with H and ends with foundry.
has the cassiopeia quinn comic started? I can't find it on hiveworks. Will it be free?? Where can I read it?
Not just yet, right now plans are being finalized and I’m looking forward to seeing the website myself once we’re really ready to go. We’ve got lots of pages all set though, and for readers who like things all at once we’ll have a first issue ready for digital sale much sooner. On the website, pages will be free, ad supported of course.
make a "what should i draw" click and drag 3.0. please omg
Actually, 3.0 already exists! Tumblr happens to like spreading the old outdated models. But I should still like to update 3.0 to 4.0 at sometime in the future. Anyway, check it out! Glad you’re liking it.