I won't take a lot of you guys' time here, so, ah... let's see. I should think back on stuff that happened to me in the past revolution of the earth ('sup, science.)
I posted a video that got over 100,000 views on YouTube. I'm STILL not sure how/why I made that animation, but it attracted the full force of the Undertale fandom, and lemme tell ya: those kids are a little nuts (I got a comment on the video that was, plainly and without context, "potato.") At any rate, that was a fun achievement and I learned some cool stuff.
I jumped into FurAffinity and boy howdy, that exceeded my (very, very, veeeeeery low) expectations. But hell, screw the stereotypes--even if turning off the SFW filter makes the front page of FA look like a goddamn kaleidoscope of hairy diaper sex dungeons and people crawling out of Charizard's anus, furries are actually super-nice and welcoming. The chupa comic racked up 250 watchers in no time, and I made some cool friends (a few of them very talented artists!)
Speaking of furries burning in hell, I submitted an animatic to the LetsPlay Community animation contest. Didn't place, but raccoon!Jeremy is now my headcanon and you can't stop me.
I started a Patreon! I'm very happy with the response it's received so far, and I'll always appreciate my patrons, seriously. While it's not enough to quit my day job, that kind of support helps in ways that can't be counted.
It's cool, too, to take some steps towards being financially independent. Even if Patreon in particular isn't the answer to that, I'm still working towards improving my quality of life (and my artwork!)
Also cool that I can make extra income without resorting to drawing furry porn on FA 24/7. Y'know, just throwing that out there.
Speaking of Patreon, some of y'all know I love it as a platform for supporting artists. I don't have a lot of cash to throw around, but I try to chip in a buck or two to some'a these very rad people (innnnnnnnncoming plugs):
- GeekyFriedRice : You guys know @kriss , eh? Sweet, funny, uplifting personality, geeky as hell? Makes hilarious gaming streams and highlight reels!
- LoZelda : Much like Kriss, @LoZelda is a gat damn pillar of our community, and hosts awesome streams, to boot.
- nerdgasmz : Come for @nerdgasmz 's funny-as-balls RWBY comics, and stay for the shiny drawings and promising animation. Gotta love it.
- WAmirul : @wamirul is a gat damn hidden gem of an illustrator, animator and concept artist who lives right here in our community.
- Rogzilla : Have you SEEN what this glorious motherfuck @Rogzilla can draw? The man is a damn pro.
- Luke McKay : Does this need an introduction? @lukemckay is on Patreon! Making comics! Holy shit.
- Dylon : A wild @Dylon appears. Try to watch "HOW TO BEAT SUPER MARIO BROS IN 200 EASY STEPS" and not fuckin' die of laughter.
Phew, that went longer than I expected. But hey, are you a gentle community member with a Patreon? Tell me 'bout it!