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Day Job!

Sun Sep 9, 2018, 7:43 AM
I am excited to announce that I now have a day-job at a frozen yogurt chain that start today. I am furthering my goal of independent living!

Of course, this will take up time and energy, so comic updates, Patreon rewards, and
other art might be delayed. I'll do my best to keep on schedule, but I appreciate your patience as I adjust to this new experience. 

:3


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Daily Positive Thoughts (Hiatus)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 6:35 AM
Edit September 12th

I am going to take a break from Daily Positive Thoughts for a while... I am just so tired from work that it's becoming difficult to think of original things to say everyday. 


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I am going to try to post some positive thoughts here everyday!

I want to make sure that I continue to think positively, and its one of the great joys in my life to be able to cheer up, help, and inspire others. I'll try to restrain my wordiness and keep the messages succinct, but thoughtful nonetheless.

September 11th

There is always a fight, a struggle. We can not let ourselves give up because something isn't easy- it never will be. To achieve what is right, we must be patient and unstopping.

The struggle doesn't ever get easier, but you- and we- will get stronger.

September 10th

You've earned a nap.


September 9th

Nothing that makes you smile is too small or too silly to be a powerful force. When you find something that makes you happy, hold onto it. Embrace it. Even if other's don't understand- they don't need to. You don't have to explain anything. Your life is made of nothing but little, silly things... give a spotlight to the ones that make you feel stronger. 


September 8th

Not only is being kind and honest the right thing to do, it benefits your life in many ways- socially and professionally. The world is made up of other people, and treating those people with kindness reflects well on you. As much as you can- lift up those around you, and they will return the favor.

September 7th

Only offer your help and support when you feel comfortable giving it. You do not owe your energy to anybody, when sparing that energy would cause you great hardship. Helping others is rewarding on its own, and when you do not feel it is.... don't. Otherwise, you'll burn yourself out trying to help others and grow upset with getting nothing in return. It's okay to take care of yourself. It's okay to say no.


September 6th

Routine is a powerful force that can be positive or negative. When you find yourself in a negative routine- of thought, or of action- that you can not stop directly, try to change other parts of your routine. Change your scenery, change your order. Having the routine, in part, change can help you break out of other parts of the negative routine.

September 5th

Even when we make mistakes, the world continues on.

You will always have the chance to recover and keep moving forward.

September 4th

There is a negative stereotype that optimists are unrealistic and silly. The truth is, there is nothing more likely about pessimism than there is optimism because the future is not inherently good or bad, its your perception of it that can change. Your attitude will decide which parts of the future you perceive. If you decide to choose a good, hopeful attitude for the coming future, not only will you notice the better things...you'll be inspired to work toward them. You don't have to be an optimist just because you think the future just "will" be better... You can be an optimist because you will work to make the future better. 


September 3rd

We are social creatures, and there is nothing shameful about wanting or needing attention and contact. Instead of mind-games and hurtful displays, it is always better to just directly ask for the help or attention you need. You don't need to do something drastic or dangerous to get the attention of others, and these actions are what cause problems, not the need for attention. Be brave and ask for help or contact- the results are a lot more positive.


September 2nd

To push yourself, you do not need to first be upset or disappointed in yourself. You can want to achieve more, and work toward that goal, without thinking your current achievements are meaningless or failures. Many people attribute their success to self-loathing, when they could achieve more if they didn't hinder their mood with negativity. Push yourself! Try to do more! At the same time, realize you are doing a lot and let yourself be proud of what you have done. 

September 1st

If you struggle with the stamina needed to face every day, day after day, find something you look forward to and embrace it. No matter how silly, or how small, if its something that brings you joy, celebrate it! There are bitter people who would insult others for expressing enthusiasm, but this is their own failing. More people are excited to see other's genuine excitement and joy. Whatever it may be, look forward to the future and be full of hope.


August 31st

You shouldn't let a desire to be positive and happy lead to feeling guilty about feeling negative and sad. Somethings just aren't positive, and feeling sad or upset is a natural and needed emotion. You do not have to add a sense of guilt or frustration on top of the sadness. Give yourself time and space to have negative emotions when they come, accept the feeling, and let it move on. Like all things, sadness is only temporary. Allowing yourself to be in the state of a negative emotion is a necessary step toward letting it pass quickly.


August 30th

Don't ignore the "little things" you do right and well everyday. If those little things weren't accomplished, it would make a big problem- so maybe they aren't so little at all. Everyday is made up of many choices. It's easy to focus on things that we feel we did poorly or wrong- take up the challenge of noticing all the simple, daily things that went right. These good choices have improved your life, and you deserve recognition and admiration for them! Great job!



August 29th

Every statement, every action, does not require your personal reaction. Learn the importance of silence and of stillness. You do not have the responsibility to have an opinion and plan for everything that you encounter. It's okay to say you don't know, and it's okay to say nothing. Not only does this free a burdening sense of guilt from yourself, but it allows the people with something sure to say to be heard clearer. We can not be expected to personally react and respond to every stimulus. Save your energy for topics and situations where you have something nice, or productive, to say.


August 28th

Online social media can be, and often is, an information overload. When we expose ourselves to negative thoughts or worry on a regular basis, this filters our perception and creates negative thoughts in ourselves. Obviously you can't-- and shouldn't-- avoid all negative thoughts. What you can do, is to make sure to also include plenty of positive thoughts and messages on your time-lines and dashboards. Take some time to carefully craft your online experience- limit negativity to a reasonable amount, and add positivity. Like our body, our mind is made of "what we eat." Don't underestimate the power of your intake on your mind and mood.


August 27th

Be mindful of the fact that your current emotions color how you see the past and future. It is more difficult to imagine yourself feeling a totally different way than you feel now than it seems. When you are feeling frightened or upset, the intensity of these emotions in your past and in your predicted future are heightened. If you are mindful of this effect, it is easier to remember to come back to how you view the past or present when you are feeling calmer or happier in the now. Focus on fixing the reality around you in the present, and the difference it will make in your remembered past and imagined future is great.

August 26th

Young Folk- I understand the frustration of being told that your problems and concerns are caused by your youth. When people say this, it comes across as belittling and invalidating of your issues. The only you that exists now, is the you that exists now, and what is important to you now is important to you. That is what matters. When people, especially older people, say things like this what they are often trying to do is give you hope that the pain you are feeling will subside with time. Take their comments with a grain of salt- and remind yourself that your feelings now are valid, even if they might change as time goes on.

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Leaving Griffia

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 5:12 PM
I need to leave Griffia. 

I honestly can't afford developing emotional attachment to characters and stories that are expensive to obtain. I don't participate in the ARPG, so there is no reason I can't just make my own characters to tell stories. I know I've done this all before, and while I hope I can stick to my word this time, you never can be sure. I am hoping that I can sever my emotional connection to the group.

I will be leaving the Griffia Discord Chat, as well. I don't talk much in there anymore, and it'll be easier to let myself let go of Griffia if I am not a part of that server. If you want to talk to me, you're always welcome to PM me (Lucheek#2627) or join the Wool Wolf or Aushpash servers.  

I do want to say, though, that none of this is because of the Griffian community or moderators. The community has never been anything but welcoming and kind to me. I know the moderators work incredibly hard to do the best they can. I'm really oblivious to whatever this "toxicity" is that I keep seeing in journals and statuses- and let me be very clear- I don't want to know. Don't tell me. I think the kiss of death really is the expense/value of these adoptables- when there is this much money flying around, it's much easier to get people angry quick. 

I know a lot of people don't think adoptables "shouldn't" be so expensive, and that buying them is a "waste." I don't agree. Artwork is, and should be, valuable, as is the time and energy it takes to create and maintain an ARPG. Buying adoptables supports artists, and if it makes you happy...that's what matters. I hold no ill-will against Griffia. I simply have to realize that I, myself, can't maintain this hobby and it's better to detach myself from it.

<3



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Lucheek (Aushpash Artist Tracker)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 10:28 AM
:iconaushpash:

Aushpash Bank


MY CREATURES


Thuriblim #001 (Gen1)

Thuriblim #002 (Gen1)

EARNED PATCHES


Not Applicable

INVENTORY


Nothing yet!

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Aushpash GA Applications Closed!

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 2:13 PM
     Thank you to everybody who applied- your interest in the group and species means a lot to me. I have no doubt that as Aushpash (hopefully) grows, that I will be looking for more Guest Artists but right now I think we have enough. Even if you were not chosen, please don't feel discouraged to apply again at some future point. 

:iconaushpash:

As a reminder, the group IS OPEN!! You get 5 free MYO's as well, so even if you weren't chosen you can create creatures...and earn a nifty patch too!!  

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Daily Creature Leftovers FLAT SALE

Mon Jul 2, 2018, 5:57 AM
The June Daily Creature designs that have not sold yet are now all FLAT SALES for $5 USD!
First come, first serve!


  Daily Creature Auction 14 (Open) by Lucheek  Daily Creature Auction 12 (Open) by Lucheek

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Species Communities / ARPG Features

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 8:44 AM
I wanted to spread the word about some species communities and upcoming art-based role playing groups! 

:iconpurretarpg:

PurretARPG was a group I founded, but had to hand-off to somebody else because of personal reasons. For a while, it was on hiatus.... but, now it's back! Bored-Tigecko has been adding new lore and events and is currently running a fun design contest! 

 > 4 Sons Design Contest <

Purret is still under heavy construction, with many of the ARPG functions on hold or in transition. I know Bored-Tigecko is looking for moderators to help build the community. So, if you're interested in becoming involved in ARPG management, I would definitely suggest checking Purret out! I believe its a great way to get started and experience, and has a lot of potential to grow into something big! Oh, and did I mention the species are OPEN- you don't need to pay to play!

:iconunidrakpalace:

Unidrak Palace, or Sakhengell Archipelago, is a closed-species based community and upcoming ARPG by ShiroTheWhiteWolf and BlacksmithFox . There isn't a whole lot about how the actual mechanics will work, but I know the creators are putting a lot of effort into creating something that functions well. 

The species in the game are exceptional! There are multiple species, on varying tiers, and many share a dragon-like theme.  My personal favorite is the Gearco, who have extendable claws and magical auras. I think Shiro has a great eye for design, and I think you will be hearing a lot more about Gearco and Sakhengell Archipelago in the "CS Community" in the future. 


Aussie, what about your current species? 

My currently active species are all part of the world of Aushpash!

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Like Purret, every species of Aushpash is open and free-to-make. You can edit their designs at any time or even sell adoptables! You're all guest artists now!

I have not had a lot of energy to be working on Aushpash, though. The very, very, basic ARPG-esque mechanics I wish to implement are not up-and-running yet and I can't promise they will be anytime soon. Not only do I have no plans for more complex mechanics, I specifically want to avoid them! 

Aushpash is a incredibly casual community. If you're not interested in mechanics, and just want to design silly little creatures, I'd love for you to take a look. 


That's all I have for now. I'd like to continue making Species and Species Community features in the future. I think there are a lot of really creative and exciting designs out there, that suffer because they aren't well-known yet. So, if you have a species or species community you are working on, feel free to tell me about them in the comments! I'd appreciate no begging for features, but you are absolutely welcome to ask me to take a look. I'm exciting to see the products of my watcher's imaginations. 

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Species Features!!

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 7:50 AM
If you are looking to get into some new species, here are some that I think are super neat. 
I will add to this journal as I find more!!


OPEN OR SEMI-OPEN SPECIES



Dranaero
:icondranaero: 

Dranaero is a semi-open ARPG-based species with incredibly customizable SEAHORSES. SEAHORSES!!
The group has a team-based mechanic which I always think are super fun! 

[Dranaero] NPCs - Pearl Court Teachers by Lyunaire   [Dranaero] NPCs - Coral Court Teachers by Lyunaire

Kiichii
(No Group)

Kiichii are a fully open species based on stuffed animals and Tamagotchis! They are super adorable.

some Kiichiiz I made by StardustDreamdust  kiichii subspecies by StardustDreamdust


CLOSED SPECIES


Mondua
(No Group)

Monduas might just be a one-off, but I would love for them to get enough attention to become a full species. They are technicolored, draconic ant-eaters!! ANT-EATERS!! 

Mondua adopts CLOSED by Lighterium

Swool
:iconswoolspace:

Swool are inter-dimensional sweater creatures! Super cute.
Swool 02: Ugly Christmas sweater OPEN by lalacat2000  Swool Guardian 1: Aurora Borealis by Captian-Cardshark 

Strudels
:iconstrudelcafe:

Strudels are food-based sheep-dragons who are super cute. I really like cute things, okay? Their designs are simple, but recognizable, which I always think is a major plus for species. 

(SC) Get Well Soon! CLOSED! by loppyrae  (SC) Little Peep! CLOSED. by loppyrae

Yaints
:iconyaints:

Yaints are dragons with designs that vary a lot depending on their "element." What I think is really special about this species is the variety of body-shapes, which is an amazing character design feature I'd like to see more in species.

yaint doodles by battlephase bunch of yaints ! by exitoricanQueen

Thuriblim
:iconthuriblim:

Thuriblim are based on esoteric angelic lore, with an interesting mixture of creepy and cute.
OTA adopt - Thuriblim #12 by Du-sk 13 - Thuriblim - Pact and Promise by Du-sk



I will probably add more species to this list as I discover more! 
Feel free to tell me about species your made or like, or types of species you'd like to see.
However, please do not try to guilt-trip or beg me to advertise your species! Let's keep this fun okay?

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Holiday Wishlist

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:46 AM
<3

1. Friendly chats on Discord!!

2. Thoughtful comments on my artwork

3. Please check out the web-comic collective I'm part of and read some of my friend's comics!
Wool Wolf Webcomics 

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