Introduser det Kvistr
I'm Kvistr (or Twig in a casual setting or you can't pronounce Kvistr) and I'll be your polymath-in-training mutual with a random assortment of only occasionally ominous knowledge, and also the most foolish smart person you know!
I do art (most of which is related to this big overarching universe I'm making), animate sometimes, once in a blue moon I might do music, and I love to be big brained. I might even try to stimulate the social economy here by making memes…
anyone know where I could buy some french ear wire that's like. solid medical grade titanium or gold? My friend has a nickel allergy and stainless steel sometimes has nickel on it.
[ ID : A digital drawing (bust) of Luke Skywalker, in his orange pilot getup. He is loking towards the upper right corner, a small smile on his lips. He is holding an ace flag on his shoulder. There is a trans flag on his helmet, and the Alliance Starbird is painted with the aro flag colors. The backgound is a dark starry sky. /End ID]
Another PD with a Pearl
combined the maverique and agender flags
*briefly re-emerges from the rubble*
All the fish are drawings of fish from real life. Can you name them all?
Hi my name is Coffee and I would very much like to get out of Georgia ;O;
To make a long story short my family has gotten toxic to be around and I'm trying to raise as much money as I can to move out and get to Colorado. Right now my goal is $1000 cause that's the minimum I'll need to cover gas and a U-Haul trailer.
Wanna help but don't have a lot of money? Buy me a coffee, every little bit helps!
*Drops this and dissolves into a pile of rubble*
Hi. Babka here again. I... need some extra money, and I'm willing to work for it. I don't expect to get anything from here and I will be posting a similar post to a Russian network where it hopefully reaches the right people. I am writing this one mostly as a preparation and a posting exercise.
Who I am: someone who has a full-time job that doesn't fully cover their medical expenses.
What I need: ideally, some one-time small tasks I can do in my spare time on weekends.
Remote work I can do and have done before:
Things I haven't done before but I think I am capable of:
I can also make epoxy jewelry of basic complexity.
Hit me up if you are interested!
This post is going to be here for a while while I'm thinking of something else to add.
had a mini horror movie moment at work cos some guy was still in the building but we didn't know so we had everything locked up but heard a door slam. Tense.
Community Update - Waterfall 1.3, and The Future™staff
Hello friends, Waterfall 1.3 has now been deployed. In addition, after a month of putting it off and throwing around ideas in the Discord, this post will finally talk about the potential plans for WF 2.0.
WF 2.0 Planning and Discussion
Right now, Waterfall has a bit of an identity crisis on its hands. The site is positioned as a Tumblr alternative, with its only really unique feature being the art theft prevention system, which itself has been adopted by DeviantArt now, and exists in a kneecapped form to begin with due to artists not being able to agree on how it should work.
But it's in the name - Tumblr Alternative. As this implies, if Tumblr fixes their issues (which, given the quality of life improvements made to it since their last buyout, basically boils down to "officially allowing NSFW again" at this point), there's no reason to use Waterfall, or any of the other platforms that positioned themselves as alternatives, with the exceptions of those holdouts who use them specifically because they're not one of the Blue Monopoly Sites.
Because of this, I've advertised Waterfall even less than I used to before - people who've been around know that I don't like active advertising and prefer word of mouth, but I've not even been happy enough with the state of the site to encourage that lately.
So, I think Waterfall needs to become it's own thing, not just a Tumblr alternative. This'll be a long post, so I'll be putting this under a readmore. Everyone is encouraged to read it and share their thoughts, and Patrons will get polls on specific areas of feedback too. But anyway, readmore time.
With this in mind, it gives a few options, as well as considerations for how to proceed going forward. The first one is obvious, albeit controversial - whatever happens, there needs to be less focus on artists. Even ignoring the CM debacle, they've had too much sway in design while, in terms of what's actually useful to growing the site and community, contributing very little. This isn't to say things that are useful to them are going away - they still play a part in the ecosystem, and I intend for whatever form WF2 takes to have the art theft system (it'll be v3 this time, despite people arguing for the less effective one) and uncompressed uploads. It just means focus will shift to regular users, since they're the ones who actually spread content, and there's not a point to allowing art to be uploaded if there's no audience. There'll still likely be some artist specific features regardless, just because pretty drawings are nice to look at.
For the rest though, we need to figure out how to proceed. There's three major options I can think of.
First, continue as we are, with WF2.0 being the next major update. Given this is changing the entire way the site works, this may be a problem - people joined for a Tumblr-like, to make the site suddenly less of a Tumblr-like might alienate those users. It also doesn't deal with any reputation WF built up in the first few weeks for being a buggy mess.
Second, as above, but rebrand the site. Content stays and site gets a boost from a new name.
Third, however, is to make WF2 be a new site entirely, with a new name. This way, Waterfall co-exists with it so those who want to keep using it can do so, and it can still be worked on alongside the new site since it's open source, and I don't intend to stop hosting it any time soon. It also allows for solving the problem of a reputation, since all the bugs can be solved with a closed audience before gradually opening it up. This'll likely be patrons and prominent members of the community who are invited over. It also means that several technical concerns can be ignored - there's no need to worry about existing data and losing information, or figuring out how to generate any extra information that's needed on posts/blogs/etc for whatever the new format ends up being, outside of writing an importer for existing WF, Tumblr, and Twitter content.
In truth, I'm leaning towards the third option - the rewrite was pretty painful when I had to take into account existing data. To reiterate, going with the third option does not mean Waterfall dies - it will remain up as long as people use it, and I'll still be developing for it, as can members of the community. However, I think we all agree Waterfall needs to become its own thing to survive, so one of these options is the way forward.
As the community, I think it's important that you guys get looped in on this discussion and get to air your preferences, opinions, concerns etc, and argue for your preferred of the three options. Feel free to reblog or comment, or if you're in the Discord, discuss it there - I likely won't respond to everything, but I will read it all while I make my decision. For now though, I'm retraining to be an ESL teacher so I have a better shot of getting off plague island (the UK), and working on some paid projects. This'll take maybe another month or so (a couple weeks at the earliest), at which point I'll be making my final decision on the way forward.
really hoping my background check goes through this time, I've needed a job for a while 😞
Commissions are open!
basically trying to bolster my income since i'm no longer employed due to sexual harassment experienced while as an outbound call center agent.
so, basically, come commission me, i have about three slots open and i'm also willing to haggle.
i can also do video editing and ukagakas! those cost much more than what's on the sheet and are also highly variable.
my little brother is going through his "no is my favourite word" phase and trying to figure out what he wants is a handful.
I wanted to make these for like a week now. One of the lime beads broke but that's ok.
ah, my social battery is DRAINED drained
In an act of big-brained natural progression I anthropomorphized my ipod by merging it with my fursona
reunited with tablet.
tablet my beloved
Some Everhood fanart! Because I really love the game and its characters :o
I wish I could play the game myself, but from what I have watched and heard, it's really good :D
Gosh, you can tell these are old by the layer of graphite covering some of them. Anyways, here's the first batch of I don't know how many.
Any "erasings" you see are me covering up my handwriting or drawings from the next page.