I have no idea when I will be back to writing, much less back to opening the box & answering asks
I've been having the time of my life reading my books, watching videos, playing games, meeting with friends.... relaxing from the burn out. However, I still feel very unmotivated to write after the squeezing for content I went through
There's important things going on in my life out of tumblr, and I want to attend them fully, as well
If I do end up writing and posting something, it'll be at a pace I'm comfortable with. No longer at the hurried one I took on in my naivety
Thank you all for sticking with me and for understanding
Thank you for your support and for reading, enjoying my writing
Thank you for sharing your ideas with me and allowing me to write a little something with and about them
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment we shared
But, for now, I will remain in indefinite hiatus and do as I please with my blogs & writing
May we meet again.
P.S.: If anything happens with Post+ and my stuff gets flagged or taken down.... well.... You can find some of it on my AO3 (it's linked in my pinned) That's where you can find writer Zack
Note that you will only find my writing, not asks (March event requests will be uploaded at a later date)
Depending on what happens with this paywall stupidity, I'll give you other places to find me, in case we're kicked out of here and you wanna keep chatting with me
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Hi hi! Just a heads up that I’ll be going on a cc posting hiatus in August, September, and possibly October, as well. I’ll be on vacation the last two weeks of August and then again mid-October.
I also wanted to use these months off to work on some things for my blog. I’m so behind on the goals I set for myself due to all my time being spent in Blender. Some of those goals are posting more, releasing my story, and posting lookbooks.
During this break, I’ll try and work on some cc here and there, post wips ($3 patrons only), and ask for testers ($3 patrons only). In this way, I shall have plenty of cc and cc packs ready when I do come back~
Patreon billing cycle will be paused until I’m back. You will not be charged and you do not need to unpledge unless you want to.
Less than 24 hours to our first day of Digiweek 2021!
Who’s excited? Because we are!
Already have an idea? Awesome. Done and put them already in queue? Wow, you’re as fast as Rapidmon! Still lack of something? Don’t worry, we’ll be here waiting for you. Good things take time. (And yes, spoiler alert. We know every content will be fantastic.)
So the question is: when should you post your creation? Do you need to adjust yourself with a certain time zone?
No, you don’t. Have yourself a good night sleep, do what you need to do first. We understand that we have participants from all around the world, so feel free to post according to your own time zone. If someone from Australia has posted for Day 2, fear not our dear American friends. We know that you’re still in Day 1; no need to rush.
Still stuck and have no idea? Perhaps you can try to read our prompt walkthroughs again. Who knows it might help you this time.
Lastly, we kindly ask you to always follow the rules. We appreciate your enthusiasm for content creation, and we want to make this celebration suitable for everyone. Therefore, anything that violates our rules will not be reblogged.
April Fools Day (April 1) is one week away. To that end, I just want it known now, well before the day, that this blog will NOT be posting any jump scares, fake announcements, freak-out posts, fake hackings, fake emergencies, fake news, and “gotcha!” stuff on April Fools Day. We’re staying safe and chill around here.
I’m honestly not into April Fools Day, really, unless the jokes are obvious and silly--like Rickrolls and Dad Jokes. Rickrolls and Dad Jokes are just traditional.
Excited to announce that I’m working on an official upcoming Danny Phantom graphic novel! Woo! I’ll be writing and illustrating the book, with color and background assistance from the amazing @arkrevner!
NOTE: This isn’t art from the book, I just wanted to draw a ghost boy to celebrate! :)
There are very few things on the list of ‘will make spud contemplate canceling the comic entirely’, however, I would like to congratulate some of you for finding one. You see, I have a minor issue with individuals deciding that they won't get answers from me, so the wave of harassment from entitled anons decides to flood people I care about.
It is becoming blatantly apparent to me that upon my break some fans of the comic have decided to go into the inboxes of my friends and family and send lovely messages such as:
Upon stating that they would in fact, NOT betray my trust if they knew about anything they received lovely messages such as this:
This here? This is unacceptable.
This is childish.
The fact that I need to make any kind of statement on this is utterly and completely ridiculous.
The Archive of Our Own Reaches Three Million Registered Users
We're happy to announce that we have reached a new milestone at the AO3: we now have three million registered users! Click through to find out more and to download our celebratory wallpaper for your phone or desktop: https://otw.news/archive-own-8c116.
Yes... I plead guilty for not having posted any updates for so long... So here I am to do just that.
I apologize for having been pretty much gone during 2020. It’s been a weird year, to say the least, and I’ve gone through an extensive list of changes myself.
(If you’re curious: I moved twice (now I’m back home in Lithuania, living in my own place!), I’m meddling in new projects professionally, I relearned to drive, I ended and started relationships (I have a girlfriend now!!🥰), I reconnected with my family and old friends (after having been away for years for college), I’m exploring different hobbies, rediscovering myself, and overall just slowly going through changes while also navigating this global situation.)
As a consequence, I’ve had little time/energy/interest for this Harry Potter world. So I apologize for what seems like a sudden abandonment of the fandom. However, Harry Potter - and drawing - will always be a huge part of my life and I would love to be able to return to this as soon as it’s a possibility.
This HP world, with all of you included, has provided me with shelter for years when I needed it, and while things are a little different now, I do miss it. So I ask for your understanding, and I am wishing for an eventual return of mine ❤️
I really hope you are all safe, healthy and well! I miss you! ❤️ And happy holidays!
I have decided after a lot of back and forth to take a 2 week hiatus from the comic.
There have been some things in my life recently that have begun to have an effect on my mental and physical health and require me to take a step back. Usually, I will try to take a small hiatus between the chapters but due to not taking one this time around I've been working without a buffer and it's begun to take its toll on me.
We'll pick up on pages again next Sunday, September 6th.
I need to take some time for me to breathe. This does mean no stream today, but I may do some later in the week for patrons and public depending on how things go.
I’m not sure how to say this because I’m trying to temper my excitement with the knowledge that some folks might be disappointed (or even angry). I guess I should start with:
I’ll be taking Like Real People Do down from AO3 in 48 hours.*
If you want to go download it before it’s gone, now would be the time.
But why? You ask. Well, that’s the exciting bit.
As I was writing LRPD, it sort of ran away from me into something that was a lot less fan fiction and a lot more original fiction. And then I had so many ideas about future stories I could write (Martel and Okezie, Matts and his future queer partner), but I didn’t think I could write them on AO3 because, well, they wouldn’t be fic! I also, simultaneously, realized that academia was not the pretty pastoral walk in the park I expected. After talking to my therapist about what I actually wanted to do with my life, I reworked LRPD into a piece of original fiction and started sending out queries.
I’m DELIGHTED to report that I’ll be signing a publishing contract with NineStar Press. Not just for LRPD, but for a whole series of books about queer hockey players. I am so excited.
Some questions you might have:
Why are you removing the fic version?
That's required as part of the publishing contract for copyright reasons. If I could legally leave it up, I would!
They’re publishing all 150k words??
Yes, but LRPD will be separated into two books that, in their current form (as I undertake revisions) are about 80k words each.
When will it be published/where can I find it?
I don’t have a date yet, but it should be within 6-12 months and I’ll keep everyone apprised of things via Tumblr and IG. You’ll be able to find it at bookstores or amazon or directly from me if you want a signed copy!
Will you still write fic?
Of COURSE. Most of my fic is written purely because I love the source material, and it’s so immersed in that material (Sherlock, Bond, Harry Potter, TOG, The Mandalorian) that I couldn’t (and wouldn’t want to) scrub it. I like playing in these universes and I have no desire to stop. The awesome thing about potentially being an author full-time one day is that I can likely write more fic if I don’t have a standard day job (especially one like professor-ing) taking up the majority of my time.
Will you do a book tour?
Possibly. It depends on initial sales and some other things, but I’ll definitely do some signings in Austin/Dallas/Houston, etc. provided there’s interest.
Why would you Betray Fandom by scrubbing fic and then selling it?
I fully support writers scrubbing their fic and publishing it, provided they tell me where I can buy the new version and give at least a day's advance warning before they remove the fic online. I have and will continue to support fic writers traversing the line between fic and original fiction because I don’t see anything wrong with that.
I’m tired. God, I’m tired. I've been working 60-70hr weeks and trying to squeeze in 30 minutes of writing before I fall asleep each night since my weekends involve either More Work or Hiking/Climbing. I'm barely getting a chapter of fic finished per month. My schedule is definitely better now than it was 3 months ago, but I'm still super busy and have little time to write for myself. This is a chance for me to get paid to do a thing I love that will also, hopefully, facilitate me living a healthier, happier, life. I’m going to take it.
*I'm going to try and remove the individual chapter content while still leaving the work up so I have access to all the comments because they basically sustained me through graduate school and I don't want to lose them. Does anyone know if that will work?