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109181 No. 109181 ID: cc08c7

In which we talk about a bird dealing with inordinate amounts of stress and mind warping horrors.

Critique and tips appreciated.
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No. 111649 ID: cc08c7

Shit uh, it's been a while. I'm not gonna make any excuses, I dropped the ball hard and haven't updated in forever and I know I really should have. I'll try really hard to update this week and at least get through the rest of the first part. I'm really really sorry.
No. 111653 ID: 143250

No sweat. Life happens.
No. 111656 ID: 3ce125

Updating regularly is a skill you can learn. Keep trying!
No. 113155 ID: cc08c7

Holy shit. We're back folks.
No. 113158 ID: ca0e20

Alright! More cute birds! =D
No. 113160 ID: cc08c7

Hopefully I can continue the cute birbing more often after the current fight is finally done. I think in the future I'll handle battles differently depending on what kind of boss she fights.
No. 113168 ID: 7b95d9

...I still think part of this is outside influence. Some things just don't add up.
No. 114295 ID: ca0e20

Do you have another spot where you post your art? =3
No. 114296 ID: 36de2e


I've been trying to post more stuff to my Tumblr lately. I kinda consider the drawthread my "main" spot for Art but Tumblr's gotten more recently.

No. 114298 ID: ca0e20

Oh dang, I didn't realize that you had the drawthread with that one title card with the rabbit, lol. I might follow that since it seems more centered around your art. =P
No. 114854 ID: 36de2e

Going to attempt updating again tomorrow, we're basically done the Prologue and we'll be heading into the first chapter soon. I just don't know if I should make a new thread for it now or after the first chapter is completed.
No. 114984 ID: 36de2e

Okay so, life update and a kinda explanation.
I went to an eye doctor yesterday and found out my eyes are damaged by my Type-1 Diabetes, so I need to see a specialist to try to fix the damage and possibly reverse it. I also have to start taking better care of myself and my blood sugars.

I don't know if this will really effect the slow Quest updates but I'm going to be going through some life changes and thought it was fair to warn you guys in advance. The Quest isn't on hiatus or anything, I'm just figuring out my shit and trying to get my life together before things get worse.

Basically I've been under a lot of stress lately and the Quest stuff has kinda been put to the side. I will try to update as soon as I feel the urge again and I'm really really sorry.
No. 114993 ID: 3ce125

That really sucks, and a harsh lesson on the dangers of diabetes. I hope it's reversible.
No. 114994 ID: ca0e20

Ah, sure hope things works out for the best!
No. 115182 ID: 36de2e

OKAY SO GOOD NEWS I GUESS? Went to a specialist on Friday and apparently my eyes might not be as bad as the first doctor said. We're still going through with the plan to get healthier though, but I thought it'd be fair to update you guys on it. They also took photos of the inside of my eyes that the doctor will be looking at on the 18th. I'll try to update sometime this week hopefully, and I want to thank you guys again for being patient with me.
No. 115375 ID: 9be73b

>She can now combat the creatures of the other world
>'other world'
>not 'her mind'

I actually don't want the qm to confirm or deny this just yet. I want to feel clever for just a little bit longer. Just wanted to point it out.
No. 115387 ID: 36de2e


By the next chapter what's "going on" will be explained more.
No. 115388 ID: 91ee5f

I like the fact that under that sweater, Charlotte is an EXTRA THICC birb! XD
No. 115389 ID: 36de2e

So, with the next chapter I'm wondering if I should stick to the original style of the Quest (The little cut and paste characters on simple backgrounds) or if I should try doing full anthro pictures like I've been doing with Beach Day/Chest Day stuff. Critique/advice is more than welcome.
No. 115390 ID: 9be73b

Id say keep the cut and paste for normal questing, full anthro for EPIC BOSS FIGHTS. Or general AWESOME actions.
No. 115391 ID: ba506f

you could do both, with the cut out style used for fight scenes to kinda give it an RPG feel, or you could use the more cutesy cut out style for less intense or "cute" moments and have the full pictures for more serious or action pack moments... Or if you don't mind me throwing one more idea in your face you could use one style when we're in the "real" world and the other while in the "dream" world to help with the surreal feel.
No. 115392 ID: 91ee5f

>Or if you don't mind me throwing one more idea in your face you could use one style when we're in the "real" world and the other while in the "dream" world to help with the surreal feel.
That sounds good!

I think full anthro characters would fit in best in the "real world", while in the "other world" the cut and paste characters would fit in there!
No. 115393 ID: 91ee5f

Kinda like how the in "real world" Charlotte normally sees herself as full anthro, while in the "other world" she sees herself all tiny and afraid, since the cut and paste has all been tiny characters.
No. 115397 ID: ca0e20

Yeah, since it's similar to how I do it, I was gonna suggest doing anthros for "important scenes", which can range from the scene being important for the story/character or even if it's cuter/funnier that way. Keeping the copy paste for faster updates.

But the already suggested realworld/dreamworld is a neat concept.

I guess I'd add that you can do both. Have a copy paste anthro and copy paste small cute for the world difference, but also draw out important scenes. You can still draw out important scenes with the smaller Charlotte when she's in the dreamworld.

Also I should draw Charlotte proper one of these days. Not just the side of her head. =P
No. 115398 ID: 4854ef

While that does seem like a good idea, it'd make it noticeable to us if something suddenly jars to the dream world or anthro world given the amount of mind-screw that's been going on.
No. 115399 ID: ca0e20

Doesn't have to be a hard rule. It can just be an unwritten rule that can be exploited and broken later.
No. 115400 ID: 3ae33e

Doesn't have to be a hard rule, could just have it be what realm she thinks she's in. For example if she's in the dream world but still think she's awake it will stay in the real world style until she figures out she's dreaming and could also have it if she sees something weird or to many weird things she'll start to think she's dream causing an art shift even though she's still in the waking world
No. 115473 ID: 36de2e
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Posting some "concept art" I guess for an upcoming character.
No. 115863 ID: 36de2e

Health Update: Went back to eye doctor and got some laser work done to help stop the bleeding in my eyes (Which hurt like fucking hell and left me sore into today) and there's going to be more treatments to help deal with my problems. Not sure when I'm going to start the next part of the Quest but just wanted to update on what was going on.
No. 115880 ID: ae9b99

Don't push yourself. Take all the time you need.
No. 115886 ID: 91ee5f

I agree!

Your health is more important than our entertainment!
No. 115887 ID: 9876c4

If our entertainment concerns you, please know that I am entertained by, and fully support you not bleeding from your eyes.
No. 116162 ID: 36de2e

Update: Still dealing with health stuff. If things calm down over the next week I'll try to update again. Thanks for all the support and understanding while I try to get my shit together.
No. 116262 ID: fd7d8f

Don't let your anxiety get to you, get well soon!
No. 119083 ID: 36de2e

Quick update thing, I'm not dead or anything, just been busy and trying to find the drive to do this again. I'm hoping to start a new thread sometime right after Christmas.
No. 119085 ID: 91ee5f

No. 119089 ID: 4324ce

No. 119485 ID: 36de2e

Quick update, I'll try to get the new thread started tomorrow. It's my birthday today and I decided it was a good time to get motivated again.
No. 119486 ID: 3abd97

Cool, welcome back!
No. 119488 ID: 91ee5f

>Quick update, I'll try to get the new thread started tomorrow.

>It's my birthday today and I decided it was a good time to get motivated again.
And happy birthday!
No. 119531 ID: 3cb691

Guessing something came up?
No. 119668 ID: 36de2e

Unfortunately yes. I got a really nasty flu and today is the first real day I've felt well enough to post the update on here because I was genuinely frustrated and ashamed in myself for disappointing everyone again. The past 7 days have been the sickest I've ever had in my life and I can only hope for your continued patience. I know it sounds completely ridiculous but I'm being 100% honest here.
No. 119669 ID: 3ce125

Flu is serious business.
No. 119684 ID: 91ee5f

Getting rid of that flu is way more important than updating your quest to entertain us. So don’t worry about it.
No. 124070 ID: 7281b0

I feel like I need to seriously explain myself, as well as my super long absence and the current state of my Quest so here goes.

After the flu fiasco right before I was going to continue, a couple things happened that made it personally difficult for me to continue.

1. I was embarrassed that I failed my readers because of something completely out of my control, and made myself look like I was just bullshitting you guys when I promised the updates.

2. After it happened I felt like I seriously fucked up and needed to re-evaluate how I was going to do the quest, and hard.

In real life I actually do suffer from an anxiety disorder, nothing like it's portrayed in the quest (obviously) but it's there and it fucks with my life in more subtle ways that I've been struggling to cope with since high school. Combined with crippling low self-esteem it makes doing a quest like this a little stressful, especially if I feel like I'm doing something wrong or not conveying things properly, or my art isn't up to a proper standard.

I've basically been really anxious about continuing. I really do want to, but my own personal issues have been seriously holding me back and I feel like if anything I should explain myself to you guys properly.

Eventually I will continue, I still want to do this, but it's gonna be a bit tough until I can push through this personal shit.

Thanks for understanding, hopefully I'll be able to pull myself together asap for you guys.
No. 124076 ID: 40197f

Whatever you have to deal with, it's understandable. I just wish the best for you. Like anyone, everyone deserves peace in their mind.

I myself will patiently wait for the return of the cute corvid. But take the time you need. =3
No. 124077 ID: 896ddf

I wish you wish you the best of luck and most importantly...

No. 124078 ID: b1b4f3

Don't feel too bad about being late. Happens all the time.
No. 124082 ID: 622939

Yeah, dont worry too much. It happens.
No. 124083 ID: ae2184

I feel like an authority on never updating so let me give you a couple pieces of unsolicited advice:

1. You may feel that the longer time you spend without updating the bigger your next update should be. This is a trap. Ignore the time passed between updates. Consider someone reading the quest in the future as though it were a finished document.

2. Sometimes you can be very pleasantly surprised how willing and patient your audience can be. Taking long breaks out of nowhere is just a fact of life for this thing most of us do as a hobby. (I have little to no experience of the professional Patreon driven quest world so my advice here may not hold as strongly there.)

3. don't believe in you, believe in me who believes in you ah fuck it just believe in your own ability, you do cool stuff.

4. There is no art quality threshold for questing. Your art is clear and communicative and charming and I love it. If there was a threshold you'd have already exceeded it. But there isn't and readers will excuse off panels, off days, off weeks, off months. I just finally realised this myself, at time of posting I updated one of my quests with effectively no art at all due to circumstances. Dedicated fans will be okay with this and here's the secret protip: they're better for suggestions anyway!

5. there's more important things in life to worry about than questing just do like whatever
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