Hi again. I am back with the first post of the month – which has the usual new poll info and the previous poll results. (And some very recent bad news – I was ready to post the new polls last night until that second bomb dropped and pushed this back into today.)
Last month, there were three polls – the first asked how dark you prefer your adult content; and unsurprisingly most people leaned towards the dark end of the spectrum offered. Nobody said they preferred cuddly content, but there were a few scattered votes for semi-consensual and lighter options; and those will still be done from time to time. However, it should be rather obvious at this stage that I tend to work somewhere within the mid-dark area here; so the S/M sexual slavery option, leaning a bit on either end of it at times. (Most people voted for that, so that is good.) The second poll asked how you all feel about micro adult games – and most of you say it totally depends; with a few votes in favor… and none explicitly against. I will keep this in mind – I have a few ideas regarding this that I hope to work on next year sometime… if I can get the time/interest to warrant it. The last poll asked if I should make a demo of this new game, and all votes were for yes; though there were only a third as many votes here as the top poll for some reason – so I am not quite sure how to take that. (I will see about this later.)
There are also the new polls – there are three again. The first is a returning old poll which asks about your breast size preference in adult content. The second asks how you feel about established characters changing hairstyles – likely not permanently, but at least temporarily. And the last poll is just a fun poll asking which of the options given would be your ideal christmas present. (I wanted to do another special poll this month, but almost nobody voted in the last one; so I am not going to bother.) Preferably vote in those and let me know what you think about all that.
In addition to those polls, there is also a mini-set poll for my mid-level patrons up on my Patreon page – to decide the contents of this month’s mini-set; which will be open for another two weeks (until the 18th) if anyone is interested.
As for the bad news… that is twofold. First, I am sure most of you have already heard about tumblr’s upcoming policy change banning porn as of December 17th; which is all kinds of upsetting. However, when blogger (google) announced something similar in the past, they went back on it (rather quickly too) – so we will see if this actually comes to pass. (If google backed off, I can’t imagine tumblr will actually do it; that would be akin to sinking their own ship – as porn is mostly what tumblr is used for from what I know.) Worst case, I have my site here already; this is of course much more damaging for people who only have/use tumblr – but it is disappointing none the less.
Second, I was just told last night around 8 PM that the voice work I arranged for back in August – and have been waiting almost five months for… is no longer going to be done; as the voice actress apparently has better things to do all of a sudden – and no longer wants to bother with my project(s). I am not going to get into how completely unprofessional and downright cruel this is to do to someone after agreeing to do it and making them wait for almost five months; and I suppose it is partly my fault for being so nice – and constantly waiting and putting up with excuses… but this is still all kinds of disappointing/depressing. (This is why I try to do everything myself; I only get outside assistance when absolutely necessary.) I have already not been having a great time recently (due to assorted factors); and my motivation for all this was already really low – this was a shotgun blast to the back that I did not need at all. Of course I attempted to contact her again to try and get her to reconsider, but a full day later I have not gotten any response whatsoever; so things are likely going to stay as they are now. (I do not think that I can trust her anymore anyway after this – even if she does change her mind; but it was worth a try.)
I already had talks with another voice actress fall through last month; which was bad enough – but this really screws me quite a bit. Of course, the voice work was far from critical – and I will have to look into finding a replacement soon enough; but this is still shocking to just have happen all of a sudden when I had no doubts before now… as far as I knew, everything was fine. Sorry to disappoint some/all of you in the short term; but I promise none of you feel as bad about this as I do – with me having written probably over a hundred emails and wasted countless hours (probably days) composing those as well as various scripts (and checking voice tests) over the past several months.
I don’t know what I will be able to get done these next few days anymore – I feel genuinely sick right now for all sorts of reasons and I just cannot do anything useful at the moment… I will see how things are in another day or two. I will do the best that I can, but things are not going well at all right now; and this new development is almost certainly going to affect things. Despite progress on this new game being way behind what I was hoping for, I was still confident in all this until last night when I read that email. I hope to be back next week or so with some other update or something… I do not know what/when exactly.