Due to my paying job, Chapter 5 of Finding Pandora's Box will be posted here on Friday morning. A special opportunity for extra hours came up and is preventing me from posting the chapter here today. In my time of inability to post the story though, ask me questions! It is, however, scheduled for posting at pandora.newgaeaentertainment.com today.
One week, time for a new journal entry.
I HAVE A SITE! If you want to be able to see the latest updates to this series as they get published, without waiting for me to get the gallery-site versions uploaded, please visit http://pandora.newgaeaentertainment.com and follow the story there. That is the official home of the Pandora's Box series, and it will always update at 12:00 GMT on scheduled days -- even if the update is an apology for not having a new chapter.
First Comment: Schedule. I am going to adjust my chapter publishing schedule to Monday/Thursday/Saturday. This basically means that, barring a US holiday, the story will go up on da
A few months of silence, and now this. As of today, I am going to be starting a new project:
The Pandora's Box Series
This is a tame BDSM-oriented story. When I say it is tame, I mean that you can expect it to contain nothing more racy or sexually explicit than you would expect in a Harlequin romance novel. When I say BDSM-oriented, I mean that it deals with slavery, both voluntary and forced. I also do not mean to exclude other kinks and fetishes, as these may be explored as the story finds them appropriate. However, this is not a sex story. It is, instead, a drama which might contain passing depictions of sex.
And how will this st
I am going to talk technical stuff here for a bit. I hope you'll forgive me.
I love animated images. I composed a few animated images back in the earlier days of the internet. Not many, mostly because I found it a bit too time consuming, but I did assemble several. When I learned of the differences of PNG over GIF, I essentially swore off using GIF for anything -- except animations. PNG is, by far, a superior image format due to the capability of using indexed or RGB colors, and having full support for transparency on each pixel. With PNG, you can have smooth transparency around the edges of an anti-aliased image, while GIF requires you to s
I am opening myself up for some commissions (yes, I should've posted a journal about it when I posted my Commission Details) to help make ends meet. I posted the guidelines a few weeks back, and am working on my first commission right now. It's all paid up and should be ready by day's end for me on Tuesday, however this particular commission will require you to check out my FurAffinity page, due to deviantArt's content restrictions (this is an explicitly sexy work that dA could take down if they desired it).
In honor of Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season (whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Festivus or even just
I live, I really do. I just don't update this very much. Anyway... I'm setting forth on a project to learn TorchED, the Torchlight Editor, and my learning goal is to make a 100% custom class -- model, skeleton, abilities. It'll be a lot of work, but I'm hoping to use the knowledge I gain from it to improve my total skillset a lot. In addition to that, I'm going to be playing around with some other modding tools, such as the Creation kits for the various Bethesda open-RPGs I have (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, FO3, FO:NV) and the Source toolkit. The upshot of this is that I will be doing a lot of updates here as my work goes on, though a lot ar
So I have some plans in place for updates over the next few months, but nothing absolutely confirmed. First of all, I would like to upload the scripts I've fashioned for my world. At present there are only two (at present I've been using Tolkien's tengwar as one of the scripts, but I expect that I'll be changing that soon), and one will probably not even near completion any time soon (ideographic). Still, I would like to share them.
Secondly, I plan to post updates on Broom, Carpet, and the Village of Household Goods regularly, as I work on that project. The plan is to complete base modeling by 7 February, take a week off, and then to detail
I'm not sure what to say, but I know I have things I want to say. So I guess I'll start there.
I've chosen my classes for next semester, and I'll be taking two courses again: Introductory Drawing and English Composition 2. Along with that, I need to get my portfolio in order for my application to Ferris State University, which is, really, nothing more than a matter of actually putting it together. After that, I should be able to continue courses next autumn in my Game Design program.
But that isn't all I'm up to. I've noticed a weakness in my studies that I need to address -- namely that I develop an apathetic attitude towards my classes af
It's a slow day and a slow week -- it's like everybody here only wants to see my pixel art and not the stuff I draw with my hands. Why is nobody interested in my maps? They barely get looked at and they don't get any attention at all -- even if they are more sketch than final product, I really want feedback on them to help me with direction for the final product.
And they just get ignored... like me. Nobody took me up on my gift art offer for viewer 999, and it's too late now for 1024. I guess I'll just offer something to viewer 1123 and we'll see what happens...
Sorry for the whine, but sometimes I just need to get this stuff off my chest.
So I've been thinking about kiriban and "milestone gifts", and... well, geek that I am, I decided I want some... unique milestones if I ever do gift art. Stuff like 1123, 1728, 2357... etc. Numbers significant to me in some way or other. Of course, the real question is: Should I even do it?
I dunno -- I dunno if anybody even pays attention to my journal, or if you all just lust after my pixels. Whatever. I guess it's really my own choice, so... I guess if anybody is paying attention, I'll offer a sprite or something to whoever can message me with proof that they got hit 999. A screen capture is the preferred proof, of course. ;)
So, I'm working to bring my GPA back up to acceptable levels this semester, but the low course load also means I've had a good amount of time in the evening and over the weekends to work on my art -- sprites, stories, et cetera.
And I've noticed that I'm getting attention -- but no feedback. That makes me feel a little lonely -_-;
Especially when a lot of the faves seem to come from fave collectors, who seem to almost fave every picture they ever see. I may love all pictures and styles of art, but... a fave is something *special* to me. It's something I want to look at again and again, and not lose track of. When I click through to some use
I'm becoming more active around the internet lately. One of my friends drew the pic from which the new avatar comes (you might recall I was sort of faceless before?) and even now, school is gearing up to bite off my tail if I don't keep on top of everything these last few weeks. My updates might be rough for the rest of April, but next month I hope I can put more energy into my art -- sprites, drawing, models. I can't wait to have the summer to start putting my ideas into action a bit more.
Anyway, that's all for this update. See ya around, folks!