slugbox

Aug 27

zoe-fuentes said: You were/are part of the artists on staff for that Pocket Pussies yes? Is that game just not happening? I'm sure you wouldn't know the fine details, but I'd just love to know if someone screwed me out of my money yet again. Cause the updates being ultimately vague and appearing once every blue moon is quite disheartening. I just thought you might have some insight being part of those who made the art for the game... at least initially.

BEATS FUCKING ME. Thank you for understanding that I don’t know the finer details. I haven’t talked to anyone on the project since last year. I also don’t publish most of the asks I get about it. But as time rolls on and it becomes more and more clear what a debacle this whole thing is growing into, I lose more and more patience and care less and less about being calm and professional regarding it. I’m basically at 1% patience and care. In fact, the only resurgence the game had was when I brought it up earlier this summer and caused a little stir they got huffy about. But it’s been well over a year now, with only two quasi-screenshots I’ve seen that I can no longer find.

When they offered me the “role” of like… “Art Director” my only suggestion was to NOT have me do all the art, because I didn’t want to do all that art, and because if they hired lots of outside artists, they could get their funding. It was a small game, and I could help make it happen. It was a neat little idea. I didn’t want to direct anything. I wasn’t and didn’t want to be the director. I can help get this thing funded. I can get artists on board. But I assumed that they’d have, you know… image guidelines? Dimensions? Specifics? Not really. Specifics that were promised to me and others never came to light. Hell, they even sold the main character’s appearance to someone AFTER PEOPLE HAD ALREADY DRAWN THE MAIN GUY SEVERAL TIMES LIKE MAYBE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT? I tried my best to coordinate the dozens and dozens of artists as best I could, but with work being handed out to people with no solid guidelines or deadlines, no clear path, and lots of talk about runaway success I was pretty quick to be like… welp this is gonna crash and burn.

I tried to do damage control, reign in the chaos, etc etc. I was trying to manage so many artists and questions, but had no answers since I wasn’t even in control. I inadvertently contributed to the mess, along with other artists being excited. And without pay, I might add (aside from being paid for two sets of drawings like every other artist), because I did NOT want to be obligated to follow through when it was becoming increasingly clear this was going south. But with so much publicity because SO many artists were involved, they KEPT getting money. But a project with THIS many people being added WITHOUT any warning and WITHOUT CLEAR GUIDELINES OR DEADLINES… No… But I still didn’t leave the hopeless situation because… well, because I was fucking dumb. I was fucking stupid. I tried to do what I could and blindly believe that if I got enough steam going then they’d get on the ball in SOME WAY but nope. … Ugh…

And there was so much talk about multiple releases (on platforms that don’t allow this content wtf) and animated attack motions and all this stuff like… what…? Really…? Who’s going to animate and draw all of this? Me? Fuck no. I don’t know anyone that can or will. So after months of struggle that was becoming more and more pointless I just bailed at the end of 2013. Honestly. I bailed. Just stopped emailing, talking, etc. I just wanted to see what they’d do. And they must have known how bad they fucked up (or didn’t care), because they didn’t contact me further at all. 

And now I don’t know what they’re doing. I’ve talked to a few of the people who gave larger sums of money, and helped them with what I could, but nearly 60k in funding and what does anyone have to show for it? At all? Two sort-of-screenshots? Prototype sculptures (FUCKIGN SCULPTURES THIS GUY WAS LIKE OH HEY I AM PROMISING FUCKING FIGURES AND PLUSHIES TO BACKERS LOLLLL HOPE WE GET MONEY BTW HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST TO MAKE ALL THESE LOLLLL) that haven’t been made or delivered in any way?

Who knows. Sadly, kickstarters succeed and fail simultaneously all the time. It’s the risk. I was pretty bummed my name ended up being a frontrunning name for the game. That’s my fault. It sucks, but people have been very understanding at least. I learned a lot. Mostly that I have more influence than I thought I did, and unfortunately, I picked a bad horse. And my name steamrolled other names on board and some guy got $57,000 and no one’s seen shit. There’s a reason I haven’t kickstarted Cteno merchandise yet, even though I desperately want to. Even though this was in no way my fault, I have to face the bad rep I have on that front now. Even though it wasn’t my fault, it’s a stigma that’s gonna be on me. Which is my own dumbass fault. It’s like when Hasbro puts Michael Bay’s name on stuff so everyone blames him, even though Hasbro is the one who designs and dictates Transformers movies. Except unlike Michael Bay I don’t get paid. 

The game has a pretty [nice site], for some reason. Even though it’s basically just a lot of the art they have overlaid on top of iPhones, and doesn’t say anything but to give them more money. Delmorpha, the game director, has a couple blogs and social media sites and stuff around. He’s not hard to find. Mostly he just promises the game is happening. Which, hey! IT MIGHT! I MEAN IT COULD STILL HAPPEN. I HOPE IT HAPPENS. That’d be neat. But even if it does come to light, a freshman college student could have made this game happen in a Semester. Without $57,000.

spazzeon:

Look at my ridonk tan lines where I was wearing my shorts

Oh

spazzeon:

Look at my ridonk tan lines where I was wearing my shorts

Oh

grandifloruart:

Cteno-chan sketch for Slugbox~Oh gosh I am really struggling to draw anything else thank goodness Slug has such beautiful OC’s, otherwise artblock would get the better of me.

This makes me really happy and fuzzy inside.

grandifloruart:

Cteno-chan sketch for Slugbox~

Oh gosh I am really struggling to draw anything else thank goodness Slug has such beautiful OC’s, otherwise artblock would get the better of me.

This makes me really happy and fuzzy inside.

Target had some older PS3 bundles on sale and I have their little discount card so I just pulled the trigger. I’ll get a PS4 next year. Anyway. This bundle came with all the stuff you need to broadcast your own sexy cam show.

For real though wtf do any games even use these? They look and feel like very robust sex toys with many settings. The big one even has a rubbery ball on the end of it. They came with the bundle along that stupid Mickey Mouse game. I’m just gon wait for Persona now…

Target had some older PS3 bundles on sale and I have their little discount card so I just pulled the trigger. I’ll get a PS4 next year. Anyway. This bundle came with all the stuff you need to broadcast your own sexy cam show.

For real though wtf do any games even use these? They look and feel like very robust sex toys with many settings. The big one even has a rubbery ball on the end of it. They came with the bundle along that stupid Mickey Mouse game. I’m just gon wait for Persona now…

Made a super rootbeer milkshake float with lots of nuts awww yea.

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Anonymous said: What would be your ideal romance?

nasurin-ophelie:

"Er, well, I haven’t really thought about it I’m much more interested in money ! P-Plus the cards show me that love isn’t in my future, from what I can divine, s-SO — ! " she nervously flicked through her cards, holding a single one up to her face

shiroxix said: Actually, I much prefer the PS4 version of FFXIV. It runs better, has better connection and loading times... and it looks way better than the PC version we have for a gaming PC we built less than a year ago.

Huh! Well I don’t know murch ‘bout them fancy compupers fer city folk, but that sounds promising!

whistlefrog said: Totes jelly of the notes on your console funeral pic, bruh.

Dude no it’s a plague upon my dashboard.

dasfilichen said: My PS3 just died last week, and yet my PS2 is still chugging along like an old warrior! We adopted a new little PS3 for him.

I’m thinkin’ bout adoptin’ a new one mahself.

Anonymous said: So you won't take a commission even if the price is right?

I’ll do anything if the price is right!