Patreon page neutered, further changes likely.

Hi again. Sorry about the slight gap in posts, but I have had a lot to do, and the weather has not been cooperative, which as most all of you probably know by now, that tends to give me horrific headaches. I don’;t have any new visual content for you guys right now, as I have just been to busy/stressed to make anything this month. Some of you may also have noticed that I didn’t bother with my usual black friday gumroad sale this month… and that is mostly just due to me still being totally out of it all month (I honestly forgot until late evening on black friday, and decided it was effectively too late by that point); but it also doesn’t help when I think back and remember that nobody really bothered getting anything most of the time anyway. I may do a gumroad sale for Xmas in December, not sure yet… but there is a whole lot about all of this that I am not sure of at the moment.

Quick slightly positive note, there were at least some votes in the polls this month, so thanks for that – but more is always good, so do please vote in the polls on the right if you have not already done so. Not sure if I will leave one up again, or do totally new ones next month… we will see what happens in a few days.

I will see what I can do next month – I hope to have a couple new side renders for Xmas… but we will see what happens. I don’t want to make any promises, as I have been trying to find the time/energy to finish LITC 6 for months and months now… and the past few months in particular have just been intensely draining on me for various reasons, despite me not making mini-sets anymore; life has just not been cooperative, and I constantly worry about so many things… it is just a mess. Additional side note – deviantart seems to have either shit the bed entirely or possibly malfunctioned, since effectively my entire DA page (including my favorites from other artists) is currently blanket labeled “Mature Content” when not logged in  – when most of it actually is not…? Really unsure wtf is going on there – as there has always been a flag when you submit any image to DA that marks it as such, (which seemed fair enough) but now they seem to have put in some trash algorithm or some such that apparently auto-flagged damn near everything for some retarded reason. Not that I thought much of DA anymore after the eclipse fiasco years back, (much like DAZ, DA was a nice site that got bought by malicious company and turned to the dark side) but this is just a new and intensely sad low for them… I hope it actually is a mistake, or they likely just sank their own battleship.

In other, also sad news, I have had to gut my old Patreon page as previously mentioned, and try to make it SFW – in order to continue using Patreon since I refuse to risk full identity theft for no valid reason. I am not even positive on the status of it just yet… since I cannot post anything NSFW anymore, and therefore cannot give out any real rewards per se, it is just a tip jar at the moment. (I wanted to make it a pay whatever you want tier, but that apparently isn’t an option.) I even removed the old commission deal tiers, since nobody ever bothered with them anyway. (I may bring them back if things turn up, not sure.) I may make additional tip tiers with slightly higher denominations, just to allow for more support if desired… not entirely sure yet – I am still trying to figure out my plan/options.

There has been a ton of stuff to think over with this, and most all of it is intensely depressing. (Still not sure what will even happen to my other content right now…) I will likely edit that page further next month, with different cost tiers of tips or something, but we will see what happens – a lot of this also depends on the Patreon content mods, and if they require me to wipe more stuff to declare my page SFW or not… but hopefully what I have already done is enough. (And hopefully it works at all… I was told it would, but that doesn’t always work out.)

Anyway, if you want to help support/motivate me in making more content, you can check out my redone Patreon page here (as I said, more changes likely coming next month): https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 11/16

Hey. I wanted to stop by and post a quick status update, and let you all know that I am still here… even though I don’t have much to show/say just yet. I still haven’t updated my Patreon page yet either – mostly because I have had migraines for almost a week straight at this point due to the weather shifts/rain from the tropical storm coming through last friday. (Not much to be done about the weather, unfortunately.) Plus, I have another hike scheduled for this friday, and something else to do on Saturday… so I have just been preparing for that when I can. Next week is clear in theory – so maybe I can get something else done besides clearing out my Patreon page… but we will see what happens; I don’t like promising things that I am not certain will happen and/or be of quality.

Thanks for the votes in the current polls though – that is really nice to see, especially since almost nobody bothered last month for whatever reason. More votes are always appreciated though – so do vote in the polls on the right of the page if you haven’t yet. (They should also be in the post below.) I do refer to the poll results, and they do matter – so let me know what you think. 🙂

Likely the last chance for this – and not that this will even matter very, very soon… but if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

New November poll.

Hi again. I am back with one new poll for November – as I am leaving the character poll up for at least one more month. The old poll asked how people felt about Halloween, but nobody answered until like the day before or the day of… so I think that says more than the couple votes it got. The other poll from last time is staying for a bit longer, as I said above; but there is one new poll that asks if you are looking forward to future story sets… and you’ll never guess why that is up. (More motivation would be great… but after last month, I am not expecting much.) The current polls are also below for convenience.

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As for my status, not much has changed since my last post… and I have another hike scheduled for Tuesday – hopefully this won’t drain me as much as the last one did. (It shouldn’t, allegedly.) No idea what may get done this month in terms of “content” – but I do really need to wipe through my Patreon page and do that at some point this month… (as allegedly next month is the deadline/cutoff – though I am not sure when) which will be as depressing as it is time consuming. I will try and post another status update in a week or so – but we will see what happens.

Not that this will even matter very soon, but if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Happy Halloween, some new side renders posted!

Yo, Happy Halloween everyone. Sorry for the slight gap in posts again – but I decided against posting last week, as there wasn’t much to say yet… and the total votes in the polls here were intensely depressing. One of those things has not changed as of this post… which is definitely not great to see; but I do at least have two (three, kinda) new side renders for you all to see – mostly over on my DA/slushe pages, with the new Halloween one also posted below. Do note that the one render with just Helenya is an old Patreon exclusive render from like… 4(?) years ago – and I likely will have to delete it from my page soon, so I am choosing to post it elsewhere now. (With a handful of other things like it to be sprinkled in soon as well – but this one was Halloween themed, so here it is now.)

Quick, important note: I take the votes in the polls here on the right as a general interest gauge, and/or feedback – so when nobody votes, I find it quite hard to justify making much that month… which is in no small part why there is only one “new” Halloween render this time around, and why the third new render didn’t get finished in time. I have no idea why nobody voted this time around, but do please do that if you care, and/or want to see more of my work. I am already near rock bottom right now in terms of motivation, due to all the assorted factors going on – such as the effective/probable loss of my Patreon page… (not that I ever even made much on it anyway, which is possibly even more depressing) so if I feel nobody really cares about my work, there really isn’t much reason to make/post much anymore. Voting is free, and takes like 5 seconds – I really see no good reason for not voting; especially when both were going to be used in helping to decide what was supposed to be made that segment.

Not much else to say yet – I have not even really started trying to get my Patreon page re-sorted, or anything else with my various other pages; I have just been too busy/out of it. (That hike a week ago finished me off for a few days – my knees in particular hurt a fair bit from all the uphill parts.) I will probably be back with at least one new poll in a few days… but I am not even sure of that anymore. No clue when any other new content will get done; especially with my motivation near zero, in addition to my high fatigue. The plan was to try and finish the writing/composition for LITC 6; but that is not happening in the near future, based on how I feel today. Maybe things will improve near the end of November, and I can work on that… but I definitely have to go through all the posts on my Patreon page sometime in the next month, and “””fix””” all that crap – which is going to be all kinds of sad. However, I don’t have much of a choice, given Patreon’s upcoming nonsensical policy changes. (NSFW pages soon have to submit various “””proofs””” of ID, including a photo – everything someone would need to totally steal/assume your identity, just in order to exist… on top of the already existing rules of no public NSFW, etc.)

Lastly, if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left – I have no clue when you will be able to get the games again once I redo my Patreon, so now may be your only chance) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is really hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 10/19

Yo. I really meant to post something here last night, but I was so out of it that I forgot; sorry about the gap in posts there. Long story semi-short, I have been quite busy with life stuff the past week especially – so there has not been a lot of progress with renders per se. My one hike is tomorrow, so I am really looking forward to that and hope that it will be nice weather, etc. We will see what happens after that, but I am planning to do what I can render-wise this month after I get back from it – and into next week; as I have had a fair bit of preparation, etc to do in the lead up.

Also, more votes in the polls would be really nice… I have stopped by to check the votes here a few times this month and the current number of votes is quite depressing, to say the least; which sure doesn’t help my low motivation. It only takes a few seconds, so please do vote in the polls.

Otherwise, I really hope to be back with some new stuff next week – not sure exactly what, but likely side renders for Halloween, as stated previously. There is also a ton of clerical crap I have to do for my Patreon page, and other stuff for this project sometime soon when I can manage it… so that isn’t going to be fun. (Still not totally sure wtf to even do after the effective loss of my Patreon page, really.) I will see what I can do though – as I have said, I don’t want to give up on this project and/or my art anytime soon; I just had to scale things back a fair bit due to assorted factors. Really hoping things will pick back up soonish – but we will see what happens.

Finally,  if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left – I have no clue when you will be able to get the games again once I redo my Patreon, so now may be your only chance) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Polls for October 2022.

Hi again. Sorry the polls are a bit late again, but it is how it is – really not much to be done at this point. I am trying to recover a bit, as I said last time; but I have not had much success as of yet… especially since I have a bunch of crap that I need/want to do relatively soon. I effectively have not really taken a solid vacation in years, and find that idea weirdly hard to do at the moment; so all I could really manage is signing up for some day trip things later in the month via REI. Hopefully that will help things out a bit – but that is at least two weeks away… so there is still some downtime before that where I need to figure out some other things.

In other news, I did finally hear back from Patreon’s policy team again – not long after making my last post, as I figured. Allegedly I can change my page from NSFW to SFW and not have to do this bullshit “””id verification””” crap – but we will see what happens. They also mentioned that there is no batch post editing… (because I asked) so I would likely have to go through all 400 something of my Patreon posts over seven years individually and delete most of them, or perhaps wipe my page entirely and just start over – if that is even an option. It would be a sickening amount of unnecessary work to go through all that and delete most of it… but if that is my only option, I guess I don’t have much choice – that is better than probable identity theft. Again, its not like I was making much on there anyway… so I guess it isn’t as bad as it could be.

This does effectively mean I cannot give out any notable rewards on there either… as it will be relegated to SFW only, and basically just be a tip jar; but I will see if I can figure something out. Again, see what happens; not at all happy about this whole mess… especially not happy about how Patreon is just waving their hands at the whole affair and pretending like they are completely innocent in this, when they are going along with what is allegedly the demands of mastercard with no real opposition that I have seen. (I detest companies that show a lack of regard/care for their customers; either some or the whole – as one almost always tends to lead to the other.)

Last time, there were two polls – the first asked how you felt about onomatopoeias in adult story sets, and most people seemed to be either neutral or positive… so that will be taken into consideration. I personally am not overly fond of them, but I have considered using some in upcoming stuff if possible… so I may give that a shot whenever I can get to it. The second poll from last time asked about how much clothing you preferred during sex in adult images, and most of you clearly preferred either no clothing or as little clothing as possible – which is good to know, and matches what I tend to see in most content. I am fairly certain it is often done for convenience, in many cases – but it does also help show things off a bit better… so fair enough. Thanks to those who voted, and please go ahead and vote in the new polls as well. 🙂

There are also two new polls up – and they are below and on the right; so please vote in those. The first poll asks how you feel about Halloween in general – pretty straightforward. The second is a classic poll brought back once more – where you can vote for your favorite of my main OCs… and you can pick up to three (3); so definitely let me know your thoughts on those!

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No idea what may come this month, but as stated last time – I am planning on prioritizing the Halloween side renders and such. Other than that, I have a ton of back end crap to try and do at some point – including updating some of my other pages that I have been meaning to for months, like Redbubble, trying to make a side render gallery here, and of course, going through all my Patreon posts in order to try and make it SFW.

Finally,  if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Work schedule effectively abolished.

Hi all. As you can probably tell, I don’t have anything new ready yet; as I haven’t really had the time/energy to work on this stuff yet – this summer was just a fucking mess, and I am still having issues even trying to recover from it. However, I am going ahead with this announcement about tossing out my old schedule entirely – not quite sure of the exact details/plans of how I will proceed from this point forward yet… but that is also kind of the point.

First though – an “update” on the Patreon situation… there really isn’t one, because they have yet to get back to me after my latest reply last week. I think that my reply to their reply maybe got flagged as spam or something, since I never got one of their automated responses indicating that they even got it – so I sent another one two days ago, that has at least been acknowledged, as of yesterday… but not replied to. (I waited to post this until today, hoping they might reply yesterday, but… nope.) Knowing my luck, they will reply just after I post all these updates… but fuck it – I will deal with that later. I effectively know what the “best” and worst case scenarios are already; I just need to find out which is going to be forced upon me, since I refuse to endanger myself with their retarded forced identification crap for $20 a month.

Anyway, as mentioned above, I am totally getting rid of my old schedule, as things have basically only gotten worse this year, and I have had issues even keeping up with a mini-set every other month since the summer got into full swing and the shit hit the fan. What this means is that I am effectively adopting the schedule that most artists seem to have, which is that I will do whatever I can, whenever I can… which will hopefully lead to more/better content in the long term, once I recover from the past few months. (Hell, some of the highest income artists I have seen basically make just one image a month.) I have not exactly been able to try and actually rest/recover much yet though, due to real life crap that has been going on and the assorted messes related to the Patreon fiasco that is making this so much worse for me. (I also have to deal with the constant guilt/anxiety of not being able to get anything much done for this project in a few months now… but thinking about all that just makes it even worse still.)

I am not exactly abandoning the “mini” set idea either – those will likely just be very infrequent now. (Maybe for like holidays, or ideas I particularly like that don’t fit the main story arc… I dunno.) Originally, the plan with the mini-sets was for them to stay small (the first few were under a dozen renders) and it was mostly just a gimmick to get myself to constantly be making new stuff and trying new things with renders. However once I actually got good at making renders/scenes, they got really big and complicated, and that left me no time/energy to work on “main” content… which which is at least partially the reason why things are where they are today. It is worth noting though, that most of the reason my renders are as nice as they are now is due to the mini-sets… so it was definitely not a waste. (Not that things were really much better support-wise back when I was still doing the main sets or other stuff… but still.)

In the immediate term, I have no idea when I will get back to working on LITC 6, but at this moment, I am trying to get enough energy/motivation back just to do the October/Halloween side render stuff that I do every year in a couple weeks. I have no idea why that is/has been a thing, but I do want to keep that up if I can… so we will see what happens. The other thing some long-time fans may have been expecting around now is effectively delayed until after LITC 6… so again, no clues on that yet either.

As for the Patreon thing, it will likely either become just a tip jar, if I am forced to wipe the NSFW stuff from it; or effectively a tip jar with some tiered bonuses – as it kind of has been for a few months now. (I don’t yet know what I will/can do with my “regular” content if my NSFW Patreon has to be taken down… but that is a mess for another day.) This is of course presuming that I am able to keep my page up at all… but as far as I can tell now, that should at least be possible if I re-classify it – I hope.

I should be back in a few days to go over the polls, and/or post a more official update on the Patreon situation… if/when they ever get back to me. (Kind of hoping that I don’t have to redo my entire page and wipe all NSFW posts manually… but if that is my only option, so be it.) Other than that, I have no idea when anything else will get done – I really, really need to take a significant amount of time off to just recover, and nothing else. Aiming for Halloween side renders at the minimum in the next month… but we will see what happens. We have the remnants of a hurricane coming this way in the next few days… so things will likely be messy as it is; but hopefully it won’t be too bad.

Again, please vote in the polls on the right if you haven’t yet done so; they really do help.

To conclude, if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my current Patreon page likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 9/18

Hey again. I don’t actually have a major update yet, as I am still thinking through all kinds of crap regarding this project – and I am really trying to get my plans straight before making any major announcements. (As the coming changes will likely be major…) I just wanted to post here and give a small update in the mean time. (I do also want to post updates else where soon… but I want to get my plans situated first; not much reason to post such a basic update everywhere.)

I do not yet know when I will have new side renders or anything ready, as I was once again quite busy/tired this past week… and still just out of it overall; but I am hoping to have more time/energy/drive to do whatever I can in these last two weeks of the month. (I still want to focus on LITC 6 if I can… but that is a big if; especially as I am still effectively planning to scrap my old schedule entirely – but again, more on that soon.) Sorry to the few of you who actually check this page regularly, and/or care about my work… but I am just spent at the moment – the past two months really just sucked for me; and now it seems that assorted other factors are complicating things, such as the whole Patreon situation.

Speaking of the Patreon situation – based on the information they have given/posted, I currently think that I may be able to wipe the NSFW stuff off my page and turn it into a tip jar or something… but that is a maybe; hopefully I can confirm that this coming week. (I still don’t think it is a good idea to give out dangerous levels of personal information for no real/valid reason; so again, I have no plans to go along with their new “””age verification””” crap they are soon going to force on all 18+ pages.)

Also, please vote in the polls on the right if you haven’t yet done so; they really do help.

To finish off this post,  if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my current Patreon page likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

New September 2022 polls.

Yo everyone. Sorry this post is a bit later than usual, but I took the holiday weekend off, and I am just now trying to get back into everything. (Whatever that means at this point…) My dental issues have all been resolved (for the moment) – so that is better at least; but the weather is acting up a bit right now (humid, rainy)… so we will see how that goes. I am kind of just sick of everything at the moment; it has been super draining to just deal with all the complications popping up lately, let alone work on LITC 6. Even doing things that are supposed to be relaxing feels a bit meh – fairly sure I need to step back a bit before getting back to major work on render stuff. (I know some of you probably think I just haven’t been doing anything; but I have been trying when I can – just mostly failing and/or treading water… even I can’t deny that I am too spent/tired to make progress right now; the last two months have been quite crappy for me overall.)

I am still trying to figure out what is going on with the Patreon forced age verification garbage – but as things stand, I may have to suspend my page at the end of the year if things don’t change. As previously noted, I am not overly concerned for a handful of reasons… but it still seems like a crappy move on their part. I will likely have more updates on all this a bit later.

In other news, I am currently planning to abolish my old schedule system entirely, and make mini-sets rather infrequently when I am particularly feeling the need to (holidays, and/or every few months maybe… I don’t even know); and instead just do whatever I can, whenever I can – while focusing on side renders and story sets… with no specified goals/time limits. I am not 100% certain on this plan yet… but I am about 88% certain. Something has to change, as things are just not working out – nor have they been for many years now; at the very least this new plan should be a lot easier on me… and hopefully lead to better quality renders in theory. I still want to make renders and NSFW stuff – so I am taking rather drastic measures to try and get back on a better track with this project, and hopefully get things to a more sustainable place. More on all this later as well – when I make a more official announcement… this is just a heads up and/or advance preview for those out there who actually read these posts. (Someone seems to… I think.)

As for the polls – there were two last time, one asked about how I should sort a side render gallery, and the other asked about your favorite type of hybrid character. The character poll was no contest, unsurprisingly – and those who cared to vote overwhelming prefer catgirls… as I also do. 😀 As for the other poll, one person suggests sorting by character, and the other wanted me to sort by fetish… so that is still somewhat up in the air; as I think I would have to make too many galleries (manually) if I did it by fetish, but that does seem like a good plan – I will have to look into that a bit more later.

There are also two new polls up – and they are below and on the right; so please vote in those. The first poll is new and asks how you feel about onomatopoeias (sound effect bits, i.e. – *smack*, *whoosh*, *spurt*, etc.) in adult comics/story sets; and the second is a repeat of a very old poll, asking how much clothing you prefer in your adult content. Do please let me know what you think of those – especially the first one… as it will be relevant quite soon.

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Also, some longer time fans of mine may realize I haven’t mentioned one other thing that they have have been expecting around now – that is because there is only one real option left there; and I don’t plan on getting into that until I finish LITC 6 (for obvious reasons, if you even know what I am talking about here)… and even then, I am not totally sure when that other thing may get done. (Or perhaps even if, at this stage…)

Finally,  if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle $15 tier, and I currently plan to just have it remain like that for what little time my Patreon likely has left) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.

Status update: 8/25 – Compounding issues, probable Patreon problem.

Hi again. So things have continued to be quite messy on my end – I got that root canal late last week, (with notable pain beforehand) and then had the base crown work done the day after, which left me really out of it for several days. Then today, I woke up with a wicked headache from the weather again… so shit has not improved much overall, and I am basically back where I started. As you can likely surmise, I have therefore not made much progress with renders and/or LITC 6 since my last post – so sorry about that, it will almost certainly get bumped into next month; but unfortunately, I think I have a bigger problem on hand right now.

For those who are not yet aware, I got an email from Patreon a couple days back that they are planning to very soon force all 18+ creators on Patreon to submit government photo IDs and pictures – allegedly at the demands of mastercard, their payment processor. This is a similar situation to a year or so ago when OnlyFans tried to ban adult content, again – allegedly at the behest of their payment processor… but at least they backed down from that since it would have destroyed them, kind of like when tumblr banned adult content. Allegedly, this is being done to fight ‘illegal content’ – but as most of you will realize, their plans will have a very, very minimal effect on that… while endangering/irritating everyone else; just like most video game DRM.

I could easily do it of course – but this is just the latest in a long line of steps against 18+ creators that Patreon has done… and honestly, I consider this dangerous and gross invasion of privacy the last straw. I never made much on Patreon anyway, but if their plans do not change, I will likely have to permanently suspend my page there; I cannot abide this sort of thing just on principle, really – it is just so stupid and dangerous of them to require this. (Or, it is just cowardly and weak of them to bend over for the credit card companies so easily and completely.) I did send them a long email today outlining how stupid and dangerous this decision was – but I don’t expect them to change their minds just because of me… however, if a ton of people also complain – then maybe they might go back on it, much like google and onlyfans did. The real problem with all this is that even if they do go back on it now, they have laid their cards/plans on the table – and it is effectively just a matter of time until they do something else to marginalize (or straight up ban) NSFW creators again. So while I would likely stay if they change their minds, I am definitely going to accelerate my plans to cultivate other options.

To be extra real with you all about this new requirement – when I first read about it, I was actually far more concerned for some of the artists I support on Patreon, rather than myself… which I suppose you can take several different ways. I have long heard other NSFW creators warning against leaning too hard on Patreon, etc (or any one thing) – for this very reason… and that is partly why I have my gumroad page, and others; plus, I have been considering listing some of my stuff elsewhere if need be. (To get more exposure, if nothing else.) Strangely, I just don’t feel overly concerned for myself about this – likely because I have little left to lose there, and I never made much with it anyway.

I have no idea what I will do if I am forced to suspend my Patreon page – but I can make my other content available via gumroad if nothing else… at least in the mean time. (All the mini-sets are on there anyway.) I was already in the middle of a fairly radical rethink of my whole project here, primarily because what I have been doing just has not really been working out, for whatever reason – so this actually may not change much.

In the mean time, I will do what I can for LITC 6 whenever I am next able to work on it properly – but as noted above, I can almost guarantee that it will get pushed into next month; for quality checks if nothing else. (I have forced myself to do a lot lately, when I have been far from 100% – so that means I have to go back later and go over it again…) As for next month’s Patreon thing, I will just have it be a choice of whatever mini-set for the middle tier again… if it is even still up at that point; I am not 100% sure what the situation is with this forced ID crap – but I have no plans to do it.

As mentioned last time – very low votes in the polls so far… so please vote in those; they are both things that I would very much like feedback on, as I have plans for both soon. 🙂

Ending note (which may soon no longer be relevant) if there is any chance anyone out there would actually like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or get access to one of my latest/best mini-sets, (this month gets a choice of any mini-set of choice for the middle tier, not sure what next month will be yet… I may change things and still not do a new mini-set – not sure yet) like the remaining finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made, (the micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page; not sure what else may come in the future at this point…) check out my Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Any interest, comments, follows, likes, votes, or support really does help. It is hard to keep making new stuff when nobody seems to care. Following me on DA/slushe/pixiv/twitter/whatever doesn’t cost anything – and that all does help spread the word about my work… so please consider doing some of that if you haven’t already.