Recently during a restructuring of my patron page it was decided that I should try bringing back the monthly request streams. I've always struggled with doing the monthly requests for patrons and after some thinking I realized the request streams I used to do were always a fun and productive way of getting such things done- after all, look how the charity stream back in February went... it was fun, people got art, and we did some good!
While this is being brought back mostly because of patrons, the original request streams way back when were done as a big thank you for those who have been very supportive of PRS and my work. I plan on keeping it this way so the old rules will be brought back with relatively minor adjustments. What this means is that anyone will be able to request but priority will be for patrons and 'regulars'. The full set of rules and guidelines will be included with the form which will go out when the stream starts.
Currently we are set to stream on Saturday October 8th from around 10:00 AM Central time until maybe 5 PM. These times are subject to change and I may choose to take a dinner break and resume streaming into the night. See y'all then!
Thanks so much for your patience regarding PRS updates these last few months. It's been a bit hectic on my end and I've not had as much time to give to PRS as I'd like.
It's been a bit since the last Asks page went up and at this point I'm going to say there will be no more for this break so I can focus on getting Chapter 13 going. The other day I finished up the script for the chapter and then jumped right into getting thumbnails of each page done so a ton of progress has been made! I expect the thumbnails to be finished this weekend!
I'm not going to give an exact set in stone date for when pages resume but I do hope to get the cover page up for Patrons next week and then hopefully the first actual update page for patrons within two or three weeks after that. This is a heavier chapter than usual art-wise so I cannot promise weekly updates. I'll try, however. Once I have a date for public posting I'll be sure to yet everyone know. In the meantime, keep an eye on the progress tracker on the CF site for an idea of how close I am to having pages finished and ready for posting! The tracker is updated fairly regularly.
Once again, thanks so much for your patience, everyone! <3 Hope you all enjoy the chapter when it is finally ready!
RG Discord Server (I post early updates + WIPs here): https://discord.gg/GmV7Dnkp
Sorry for the break. Life's been crazy! Updates will resume this Friday. I have 2 pages complete and a third nearing completion. Goal is to get the first three pages out on a normal Friday schedule- then post the last two pages as a treat to finish off the chapter!
After that we go to our normal post-chapter hiatus while I get the outline, scripting and layouts for Chapter 13 done... which good news: I've already started on! So this break -should- be shorter than the usual break I take between chapters... but it's also going to be a tough chapter so no promises. As always, there will be asks open during this break to help fill the gap!
Apparently the setting to allow comments on blogs is separate from the one for comic pages. BOTH should be working again. Sorry for that!
Commissions still open but probably not for much longer!
Sorry for the quiet as of late. Life's been kinda rough and I've just not had the time and energy to get things moving again. Budget has been tight and unfortunately my doggo is in need of treatment and the vet bills are gonna be pretty steep... so I'm opening up commissions to help pay for that and then hopefully a little extra.
Additional Examples: https://www.deviantart.com/petuniabubbles/gallery
Sorry I've been pretty quiet lately. Between the whole stalker stuff and just life sucking in general I really didn't have much motivation to draw all that much. Also I got involved with some side projects (Animated Wings and Warrior Cats Animated- the latter of which is a truly amazing project that I'm so freaking excited to share stuff from!) and that kept me busy with art-related stuff I can't exactly share publicly!
PRS will return... soon. Not going to give an ETA because the current chapter is pretty much hard pages left and it'll take a bit to get used to drawing Pokemon again. However, patrons will be getting WIPs in the patreon discord server in the next week or two.
Speaking of patreon- hi yes that's a thing. I'm a bit on a tight budget these days for reasons so if you're considering joining up on my patreon I'd really appreciate it. In fact, I've recently restructured how I do things there to make it a bit more simple to manage so that I can more consistently get rewards and whatnot sent out to everyone! The main changes are as follows:
- Patreon Discord Server is a thing
And most notably, though this isn't a major change but more of a "It's kinda a thing already but we're making it official" situation- It's no longer a PRS focused patreon. I've always posted non-PRS art on the patreon and honestly- nothing will really change in what content I'm posted- PRS will still get early pages on patreon, concepts, etc. etc. I'm just changing the title from "Neko is making PRS" to "Neko is making comics and art".
Additionally most new posts will be done via discord instead of patreon so that people who pledge for different reasons (say dragons vs prs) can mute the corresponding channels to focus on the content they're most interested in. I'll still post to the patreon page- but more for nicer stuff, requests, and less for sketches and doodles specific to PRS, Nightfall, Warrior Cats Animated, etc.
Anyway- here's the patreon if y'all are interested! https://www.patreon.com/Nekomata
I really appreciate the patience and support y'all have given me over the years. <3 Bear with me for a little bit longer while I try to get PRS moving again. No promises on consistent updates- but I'm going to try!
The PRS site here on CF will be going down for an unspecified amount of time sometime this weekend. Long story short, I've got a creepy as hell stalker who won't leave me the hell alone and I'm getting very tired of playing account whack-a-mole. I figure since PRS is on hiatus this won't really disrupt any updates- if anything, it'll just extend the hiatus a bit while I focus on other things. This is just a heads up so people don't freak out and think the comic is gone forever or anything. Just a few weeks. My deviantart will be temporarily deactived and my twitter will be privatized as well. Sorry for the inconvenience, guys. Please bear with me and be patient!
PRS will get an update tomorrow then resume the hiatus for a few more weeks!
Hey, everyone! It's been a while since I've done a proper status update.
A few weeks ago y'all remember the issue with people being spammy about typo corrections and whatnot on PRS page uploads. I know I was overreacting some but I don't regret that. For the most part I think the message has gotten across clearly but I'll probably still be posting the rules with each page now. The majority of people were overwhelmingly supportive of me and the comic during that mess.
There were some people whoever that I decided to block for being spammy, rude, etc. And I'd like to talk about that for a minute.
I don't block often. I really don't. I hate doing so and maybe that's why things wore me down as much as they did. It was always a last resort option for me in the past. A few months back I blocked someone who was a fairly toxic presence to me on discord and you know what? I realized that it's okay to block for your own mental health and sanity. Before I had always tried to just... work around it somehow? I don't know. It helped.
So when the spammy comments started becoming too frequent on DA/CF/etc. I decided that it'd be easier to just block the worst of the spammy commenters. Not all of them- just those who crossed the line a little further than most. One person in particular apparently did not take that well. They apparently got... obsessive after the block. I'm not sure that's the best word to describe it but anyway... they had someone ask me about their block, uploaded a screenshot of my response, decided to block evade with a new account (which I also blocked), and then started posting "F--- Petuniabubbles" type stuff. It was unpleasant. Now every account that watches me on Deviantart that is less than a week or two old has me anxious that it's this person trying to block evade again and I hate that. I don't like suspecting those who probably just want to see whatever I upload here.
Which I guess brings me to the point: No one should have to be afraid of backlash over blocking people. People should be able to block whoever they want for whatever reason they want. If someone starts acting in a way similar to my recent experience then all they have done is prove they deserved to be blocked. For those who know someone blocked by an artist: Please don't play messenger for them. Don't ask to give them second chances, don't ask why they were blocked. By doing so you may be encouraging creepy or abusive people to continue acting the way they were. If it weren't for everything that happened post-block I might have unblocked this particular person after another week or two (I tend to unblock the more spammy people after a few weeks in hopes that they get the message not to do so again).
I'm mostly just getting this off my chest cause I feel like venting. I'm fine and this isn't a situation where I feel like I'm being actively stalked or whatever. The worst that has come out of this is I'm now suspicious of new accounts watching me which I kind of hate.
Also apparently people think I'm a guy? I'm so confused over that but okay?!
Anyway- thanks for putting up with my quick ramble. Now for the part of the post y'all actually care about: After next week's PRS update there will be a brief hiatus. This is entirely unrelated to the above and more just something that was bound to happen anyway. The second half of Chapter 12 is a lot heavier on the art side and due to anxiety/depression swings I've run out of buffer. So I'd like to put a pause on updates until I can at least get 2-3 more pages done for buffer. Page 12-11 is done but it'll be posted after the break since I'd rather break at the end of one scene instead of at the start of another! I'll keep y'all updated on ETA for return.
Just to reiterate: There WILL be an update NEXT week. Just not for maybe 2-4 weeks after. In the meantime Nightfall info dumps will continue (as I've a buffer of those to last a few months) so if you want to check out my non-Pokemon comic (or rather, information as pages aren't in production yet), click the below link!
Thank you all for the amazing support and patience that you've so kindly shown in me. <3 I really appreciate it.