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.
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.