kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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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…


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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pspspsps

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.


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i-like-your-boots-simon-spier
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Space Ace

[ 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]


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naiad(she/her or they/them)
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kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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Plague doctor Twig sitting and waving over a combined maverique and agender flag.

kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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Grey and Twig, surrounded by various tropical fish of different builds and sizes.

*briefly re-emerges from the rubble*

All the fish are drawings of fish from real life. Can you name them all?


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farraigeart
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pride time with ollpha!


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supermario(he/him)
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Written text saying Coffee's
Price sheet labeling my basic prices. Headshots are priced at lined $20, flat color $40, shaded $60. Half body is priced at lined $40, flat color $60, shaded $80. Full body is priced at lined $60, flat color $80, shaded $100. A tired little chibi me asks
Examples of my work including a sketch headshot, and shaded icon, a shaded half body, and a shaded full body work.

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.

Message me if you're interested!

Check out my art tag if you want to see more examples of my work!

Wanna help but don't have a lot of money? Buy me a coffee, every little bit helps!


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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A school of fish, floating above a dock, following a person in a white sundress and hat walking along a dock.

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kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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kvistwig

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.

kvistwig

I'm part of a maintenance crew but my extra specific job is closing up shop and acting something like a security guard.



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idioticsilverware(they/them)
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babushka

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:

  • Translating (ENG<->RUS, both fictional works and technical papers from IT sphere)
  • Proofreading (in Russian and English to some extent, not a native speaker but can point out some mistakes non-natives usually make)
  • Creative writing / copywriting (mostly in Russian, can do shorter texts in English)
  • Drawing icons (commission me here)
  • Video montage/video editing (can also add some basic special effects, text, and subtitles)

Things I haven't done before but I think I am capable of:

  • Captioning (in Russian)
  • Write poetry on a set theme (in Russian). I mostly write poetry for myself but I don't mind writing it for someone else
  • Help with basic programming homework (i have an IT degree, trust me)
  • Talk to you in Russian if you need some language practice

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.


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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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.


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kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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kvistwig

really hoping my background check goes through this time, I've needed a job for a while 😞

kvistwig

It Went Through! 🎉



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stabbsworth(all the pronouns)
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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.

Patch Notes

General

  • Fixed post editing issues.
  • Fixed some error log spam.
  • Fixed video posting giving the wrong message on success.
  • Added a language switcher to user settings.
  • Added Spanish localisation.
  • Added German localisation.
  • General improvements to localisation code.
  • Re-added OpenGraph support, bringing Discord embeds back.
  • Fixed being able to view the blogs of users you've blocked.
  • Fixed features showing you posts of people you've blocked.

Developers

  • Removed redundant files, condensed existing ones.
  • Raven doesn't require Sentry now.

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.

First it's probably worth going over some of the notes I've taken over the last few years. Some are observations, and some are things I think I've just handled wrong with Waterfall, and should have done differently.

Observations

  • Despite being modelled after Tumblr, the majority of the site's users came from Twitter. Probably because sharing stuff there is a horrific experience, on Tumblr it's still moderately decent.
  • The smallest visible change is appreciated by users a lot more than the largest backend changes - making corners slightly rounder was noticed and appreciated more than any other update, including the one where I cut loading times by 80%.
  • Frequent art uploaders interact significantly less with other people than those who don't draw often - as a rule, they only produce their own content, they don't help spread what others have produced unless there's a pre-existing relationship.
  • Many artists use the site as an archive, with no intention of joining the community itself.
  • There's a lot of tribalism based entirely on whether somewhere lets you draw naked children or not. It's weird.

Mistakes

  • Marketing Waterfall as "for artists". See above for one reason, but also, it stopped regular users from signing up due to a miscommunication of what the site was for.
  • Artist-centric philosophy led to artists having too much sway over design and functionality considerations, which caused deadlock on various aspects (how the features system should work, the arguments that led to v3 of the Art Theft system being cancelled), reduced community cohesion, and reduced developer motivation
  • The site was open from the beginning. This is a surprising one, but when you look at the facts, it makes more sense. Having the site be closed drums up hype, because people want in. While it's under development, only a subset of loyal users who are invested in the site see the WIP and broken bits, and they won't mind as much since they actively chose to be there. Having the site be public access from Day One means people saw the broken bits, and never came back. This limited WF's growth in a way that may not have happened if it was restricted access.

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.


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stabbsworth(all the pronouns)
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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.


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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my little brother is going through his "no is my favourite word" phase and trying to figure out what he wants is a handful.


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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Two bead lizard fishhook earrings. The lizards are dark green with light green backs and feet, with glow in the dark eyes.

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kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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kvistwig

ah, my social battery is DRAINED drained

kvistwig

This site is usually the first for me to stop using regularly when I start to withdraw



kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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ah, my social battery is DRAINED drained


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sidh(she/her)
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In an act of big-brained natural progression I anthropomorphized my ipod by merging it with my fursona


kvistwig(It/Its \ they/them)
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reunited with tablet.

tablet my beloved


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i-like-your-boots-simon-spier
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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


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coffee
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*holds a pirouette cookie like a cigar*

ravioli

Ba da bing

Ba da boom

ravioli

🤌 linguini



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supermario(he/him)
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An object head who has a lightbulb for a head. They wear a coat, a scarf and a newsboy cap.
Larry, a robot from Time Squad, lies dramatically on a piano as lights shine down at him and petals rain from above.
A bust of Bowser. He grins toothily at the viewer.
Karen has her arm slung around Karen 2.0 from Spongebob Squarepants. Karen says,
Mallow from SMRPG says,
King Boo has a smug look on his face as he says,

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.


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mier(él/they/them)
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