skullstho
posted this
Time ago

quarantines over, absolutely nothing can top this


skullstho
skullstho
Time ago

I never imagined an internet without Qinni posting on it.
I thought I'd go the rest of my life looking at her new work and admiring it.

I keep looking at every piece I can find, treasuring it more than I did the first time.
I didn't know then, but I do now.

Thank you Qinni, for sharing your visions and talents with us.


skullstho
paskariu
Time ago
coffee

for every reblog this post gets i will give my boy 1 (one) smooch

skullstho

Please smooch the cat for me.



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thellere(he/him)
Time ago
mto

Why is every post on here I see from the dev team written so fucking angrily? Super unprofessional from what I've seen.
Not sure if this is supposed to be a professional website or a fun project run by a couple friends 🤔

skullstho

In Thell's defense, as long as I've known him (2014 ish, and we aren't close) he's always just been massively blunt. It's caused miscommunication between he and my partner before. It was all worked out and everyone is on good terms again.

I think it's fair to be honest about how stressful trying to create a new social media platform is. It costs a lot of money, time, and effort for 5 people to do. Waterfall isn't making enough money to have someone be their media manager, unfortunately. I can see how that feels so limiting when you're trying to give more and more to the community but can't. Financial stress is the absolute worst when you want to build a project.

I feel like tumblr really gave us so much for free, but the reality is that it's expensive and we're not going to be able to go back to a no pay platform that allows for 18+ content unless an angel investor ponies up.

(Please...please random angel investor...)

I know he can come off as very harsh, but the community here is the most loving, sweet, and responsive. I actually deleted my professional wordpress blog just to stay here. There's so many unique and interesting artists.

TBH I was so delighted to find your work!
I will definitely follow you anywhere you are, but it was nice to see you float into my peripheral! I'm finding so many new artists and communicating with so many artists that I feel I can't do on other platforms.

I think Waterfall's strength regarding dev crabbiness is that it's allowed them to keep a tight knit and friendly atmosphere. People with ill intent to post and cause trouble need not apply because it WILL be handled.

Either way I'm glad you're giving Waterfall a shot, I'm happy you're here, I'm happy you're voicing this opinion (it's all just feedback for a very early site and every bit helps), and that you're giving it a fair shot. If it's not for you, that's okay too.


mto

I feel if they open up other revenue ways than a commission board they might have more money to work with.
And I'm saying this because people who do commissions are often not the ones with big funds so every penny counts.

I really wouldn't care if they had ads on the site if the ads were in a sidebar 🤔
Or add a donation page, maybe add custom emojis or whatever people can pay for to get? I think putting eggs in multiple baskets is a good idea for when one way of revenue isn't working.

(And if these things already exist maybe boost those a little more because I wouldn't know)

As someone who's also really blunt I think it's important to be careful with posting stuff and blaming an audiene never works to get progress it just alienates people.
Like, I know that's shitty and they're doing their best but that's how the social media game works.


skullstho

Oh yeah, I hear you 100%.
I agree too, I just know it's coming from a place of pure frustration because so much personal time and money went into everything.
I am the High King Emperor of being blunt and having to tone it back too. 😂
I think they weren't blaming the audience so much as going "I'm not sure how to get this payment ball rolling," even knowing people WANT to pay.

Custom emojis would be...such a good idea.
I literally make the bulk of my commission money on emotes for Twitch that I'm shocked I hadn't thought of that.

I know they're working on themes and a subscription service, but as far as I know that's not implimented yet? It's just time consuming to create and put everything together.
Tumblr kicking off 18+ content really put so many community creators in the worst place. No one was prepared to take the bulk of people who were leaving.

It's all so unfortunate to me.


thellere

Hopping on because I just saw this - if I've come across as blaming the userbase, that definitely wasn't intended and I'm sorry it came across like that.

To go back to the first point though, whether this is a professional project or not - I guess both is the answer? Up until the 6 month mark this was very much a personal project to prove a point and then it got popular and people wanted an app so it sort of had to become semi-professional for legal reasons.

That brings up a point though on how the public perceives us, because it seems that people don't want the cold, clinical corporatisms (which I honestly can't do anyway so that's fine), but at that same time, people... don't want the staff of a site to have a personality? I'm not really sure which direction we're meant to be going in with that since it seems people want neither, all things considered. People said they wanted a face to the site, but having a face to the site inherently means personality is there as well.

With me answering asks on my personal blog (this one), a degree of bluntness and casualness is to be expected - it's my personal so I'm not going to go hard on being professional, and I don't like bullshitting, so if someone asks me stuff, I just try and say what's what because not doing so is, to me, dishonest. It's definitely not intended to be written angrily, usually when I get an ask on here about the site I try and answer it as neutrally as possible. Maybe some of my stress is leaking in and making it lean angry? I'm not sure, I'lll work on it.

As for multiple eggs, I am working on that, it's just hard to do things quickly when you're rolling solo and don't have an initial budget. With the CM I probably am a bit more frustrated than usual because when I first pitched it, literally 300 people said they'd either sell on it or buy on it thanks to the bonus protections it gives, so I considered it worth the time investment and spending money I didn't really have on getting the legal stuff in place, so yeah, I won't lie, I am a bit annoyed at that. Not at the users, specifically, more at myself for making it such a big time sink for myself.

This all seems to basically be boiling down to communication, which, as Skulls said, is really not a strong point of mine and never has been. Again, I definitely didn't intend to come across as blaming the userbase, sorry.


skullstho

Seriously Thell, I wanna help!

I always sell Waterfall to artists as 90% artsts and 10% everyone else. Let's work on getting that other 10% too!

I understand the purse strings are tight rn, but if there's anything that you feel I can do for you: I'm ready coach, put me in. Message me if you can think of a job for me to do.
Be that setting up a site for some Waterfall merch (shirts, stickers, etc ) or helping with Waterfall's publicity. Of course if that's just more a hindrance I'd understand completely, but I want to put the offer out there.



skullstho
mto
Time ago
mto

Why is every post on here I see from the dev team written so fucking angrily? Super unprofessional from what I've seen.
Not sure if this is supposed to be a professional website or a fun project run by a couple friends 🤔

skullstho

In Thell's defense, as long as I've known him (2014 ish, and we aren't close) he's always just been massively blunt. It's caused miscommunication between he and my partner before. It was all worked out and everyone is on good terms again.

I think it's fair to be honest about how stressful trying to create a new social media platform is. It costs a lot of money, time, and effort for 5 people to do. Waterfall isn't making enough money to have someone be their media manager, unfortunately. I can see how that feels so limiting when you're trying to give more and more to the community but can't. Financial stress is the absolute worst when you want to build a project.

I feel like tumblr really gave us so much for free, but the reality is that it's expensive and we're not going to be able to go back to a no pay platform that allows for 18+ content unless an angel investor ponies up.

(Please...please random angel investor...)

I know he can come off as very harsh, but the community here is the most loving, sweet, and responsive. I actually deleted my professional wordpress blog just to stay here. There's so many unique and interesting artists.

TBH I was so delighted to find your work!
I will definitely follow you anywhere you are, but it was nice to see you float into my peripheral! I'm finding so many new artists and communicating with so many artists that I feel I can't do on other platforms.

I think Waterfall's strength regarding dev crabbiness is that it's allowed them to keep a tight knit and friendly atmosphere. People with ill intent to post and cause trouble need not apply because it WILL be handled.

Either way I'm glad you're giving Waterfall a shot, I'm happy you're here, I'm happy you're voicing this opinion (it's all just feedback for a very early site and every bit helps), and that you're giving it a fair shot. If it's not for you, that's okay too.


mto

I feel if they open up other revenue ways than a commission board they might have more money to work with.
And I'm saying this because people who do commissions are often not the ones with big funds so every penny counts.

I really wouldn't care if they had ads on the site if the ads were in a sidebar 🤔
Or add a donation page, maybe add custom emojis or whatever people can pay for to get? I think putting eggs in multiple baskets is a good idea for when one way of revenue isn't working.

(And if these things already exist maybe boost those a little more because I wouldn't know)

As someone who's also really blunt I think it's important to be careful with posting stuff and blaming an audiene never works to get progress it just alienates people.
Like, I know that's shitty and they're doing their best but that's how the social media game works.


skullstho

Oh yeah, I hear you 100%.
I agree too, I just know it's coming from a place of pure frustration because so much personal time and money went into everything.
I am the High King Emperor of being blunt and having to tone it back too. 😂
I think they weren't blaming the audience so much as going "I'm not sure how to get this payment ball rolling," even knowing people WANT to pay.

Custom emojis would be...such a good idea.
I literally make the bulk of my commission money on emotes for Twitch that I'm shocked I hadn't thought of that.

I know they're working on themes and a subscription service, but as far as I know that's not implimented yet? It's just time consuming to create and put everything together.
Tumblr kicking off 18+ content really put so many community creators in the worst place. No one was prepared to take the bulk of people who were leaving.

It's all so unfortunate to me.



skullstho
mto
Time ago
mto

Why is every post on here I see from the dev team written so fucking angrily? Super unprofessional from what I've seen.
Not sure if this is supposed to be a professional website or a fun project run by a couple friends 🤔

skullstho

In Thell's defense, as long as I've known him (2014 ish, and we aren't close) he's always just been massively blunt. It's caused miscommunication between he and my partner before. It was all worked out and everyone is on good terms again.

I think it's fair to be honest about how stressful trying to create a new social media platform is. It costs a lot of money, time, and effort for 5 people to do. Waterfall isn't making enough money to have someone be their media manager, unfortunately. I can see how that feels so limiting when you're trying to give more and more to the community but can't. Financial stress is the absolute worst when you want to build a project.

I feel like tumblr really gave us so much for free, but the reality is that it's expensive and we're not going to be able to go back to a no pay platform that allows for 18+ content unless an angel investor ponies up.

(Please...please random angel investor...)

I know he can come off as very harsh, but the community here is the most loving, sweet, and responsive. I actually deleted my professional wordpress blog just to stay here. There's so many unique and interesting artists.

TBH I was so delighted to find your work!
I will definitely follow you anywhere you are, but it was nice to see you float into my peripheral! I'm finding so many new artists and communicating with so many artists that I feel I can't do on other platforms.

I think Waterfall's strength regarding dev crabbiness is that it's allowed them to keep a tight knit and friendly atmosphere. People with ill intent to post and cause trouble need not apply because it WILL be handled.

Either way I'm glad you're giving Waterfall a shot, I'm happy you're here, I'm happy you're voicing this opinion (it's all just feedback for a very early site and every bit helps), and that you're giving it a fair shot. If it's not for you, that's okay too.




skullstho
skullstho
Time ago

Acolyte Brii has donated to our gracious cause.
Her monetary contribution allows me to present my first icon.

It is exactly as The Ancient Fruit Forebearers described, whispered in my dreams.
Visions of an apple, readily supplied for us to gaze into and question the mysteries of the afterlife and it's many, complex, and winding roots beneath the soil.

What allows us to bite an apple?
To puncture it's flesh and taste it's inner nutrients?
How do we choose the apple that sustains us?

Did the apple call and choose us instead?
Yes, it must be so.

We are a part of the apple we consume, and it is a part of us.

Would you like to donate to our cause in expanding the iconography of The Ancient Fruit Forebearers?: Behold

Do you have questions?
I have answers.


skullstho
skullstho
Time ago

I Want to Draw an Apple for You

If you are interested in a unique piece: Buy an Apple

FAQ

Why?
-You want a drawing of an apple. I would like to give you one.

Can I pick what kind of apple?
-You can tell me your preference for apples, but that may or may not be reflected in the final piece.

I personally think Pink Ladies are nice.

Where does your inspiration come from?
-
The Ancient Fruit Forebearers speak to me and I create an icon in their likeness.

What if I don't want a drawing of an apple?
-That is absurd.

Can you draw something other than an apple?
-Leave, heretic.

Wait a minute, are you a cult?
-No, and frankly I am perplexed by the question.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Acolyte Megafauna has graciously donated to our cause of increasing the amount of existing iconography for The Ancient Fruit Forebearers.

Off I went to seek answers for their quandries, a meditative journey of the spirit. Trance like and deep.

It is exactly as The Ancient Fruit Forebearers described, whispered in my dreams. A delicate apple revealed itself to me, pristine with spots of yellow and it's shape enveloped by a sweet, reddish pink. A stem grew out, and from that stem a large thing grew. At first I believed it to be a leaf, but then I realized it was the Tongue of the Ancient Fruit Forebearers.

Our tongues long to wag. We yearn to speak without thought and without contemplation. Words drooling and dripping from our tongue. Slobbering all over those who can hear us.

The Ancients deny this indulgence.
As a bright and future seed for the world to partake in, give beautiful and green leaves. Leaves that form our tongues and make thoughtful and intriguing conversation.

One foul word can ruin the collective bunch of your deeds.

Would you like to donate to our cause in expanding the iconography of The Ancient Fruit Forebearers?: Behold

Do you have questions?
I have answers.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Essence Of Evan - A 1-Bit Comic

skullstho

My good, good friend Jason joined Waterfall!
Please follow him for them good, good pixels and some game development!



skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Acolyte Geekosupremo has generously donated to our cause: Expanding the iconography of the most holy. Their donation is graciously accepted and raised up.
I have provided an image.

It is exactly as The Ancient Fruit Forebearers described, whispered in my dreams. The endocarp of every apple is it's central core.
When we pry its skin and eat its flesh, we gaze upon opportunity. What is a seed, but a vision of the future?
What is a seed, but potential in it's earliest form?
The Ancient Fruit Forebearers long for us to know them, and to understand that they see us. They see all of us, in every iteration.
The past, the present and the future.

We are but seeds; Made in their image and created to grow and nourish ourselves, and one day the Earth.
As we feed the soil with our decomposing forms, we are reborn as they are.
Over and over, the pip creating the tree, creating the blossom, creating the apple, creating the pip.

Gaze into this image and understand that you are The Seed.
And as you gaze upon this image know that The Ancient Fruit Forebearers witness your epiphany.

You are the apple of their eye.

Would you like to donate to our cause in expanding the iconography of The Ancient Fruit Forebearers?: Behold

Do you have questions?
I have answers.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Acolyte Brii has donated to our gracious cause.
Her monetary contribution allows me to present my first icon.

It is exactly as The Ancient Fruit Forebearers described, whispered in my dreams.
Visions of an apple, readily supplied for us to gaze into and question the mysteries of the afterlife and it's many, complex, and winding roots beneath the soil.

What allows us to bite an apple?
To puncture it's flesh and taste it's inner nutrients?
How do we choose the apple that sustains us?

Did the apple call and choose us instead?
Yes, it must be so.

We are a part of the apple we consume, and it is a part of us.

Would you like to donate to our cause in expanding the iconography of The Ancient Fruit Forebearers?: Behold

Do you have questions?
I have answers.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

I Want to Draw an Apple for You

If you are interested in a unique piece: Buy an Apple

FAQ

Why?
-You want a drawing of an apple. I would like to give you one.

Can I pick what kind of apple?
-You can tell me your preference for apples, but that may or may not be reflected in the final piece.

I personally think Pink Ladies are nice.

Where does your inspiration come from?
-
The Ancient Fruit Forebearers speak to me and I create an icon in their likeness.

What if I don't want a drawing of an apple?
-That is absurd.

Can you draw something other than an apple?
-Leave, heretic.

Wait a minute, are you a cult?
-No, and frankly I am perplexed by the question.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

I never imagined an internet without Qinni posting on it.
I thought I'd go the rest of my life looking at her new work and admiring it.

I keep looking at every piece I can find, treasuring it more than I did the first time.
I didn't know then, but I do now.

Thank you Qinni, for sharing your visions and talents with us.


skullstho
posted this
Time ago


**I'm Going to Japan!

So to celebrate, I'm offering 20% off EVERYTHING in store!
Trying to get some extra cash for a few odd expenses here and there.**

*Spend 35$ USD or more and get free shipping! (Ooo...aaaah)*

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Feb 12-25

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skullstho
skullstho
Time ago

For my birthday, the Crypt Club Kids and I raised 247$ for the New South Wales: Rural Fire Service.

That smashed my goals for the day (I thought I'd get at most 25$), and meant I have to give away 20 games and 2 emote commissions.

Nine game codes have been given away already; This is the first emote commission!
My friend Jasonblox6 won and asked for a shiny umbreon emote with some variety of heart.

I picked the pecha berry because it's in world, and heart shaped enough.

I have a timelapse of this piece up and available to view on my Youtube.
Hit the subscribe button if you'd like to see more of those from me!


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Commissions and such.

Hello!

I'm currently offering commissions.
You can check them out [HERE] .

15$ Digital Portrait Sketches

25$ Digital Bust Sketches

35$ Colored Sketches

I'm pretty flexible and like drawing anything.
Even your pets!

Humanoid, horns, animal ears? No matter: I love to draw it all!
Being trusted with people's precious OCs makes my kokoro go doki doki. <3


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

For my birthday, the Crypt Club Kids and I raised 247$ for the New South Wales: Rural Fire Service.

That smashed my goals for the day (I thought I'd get at most 25$), and meant I have to give away 20 games and 2 emote commissions.

Nine game codes have been given away already; This is the first emote commission!
My friend Jasonblox6 won and asked for a shiny umbreon emote with some variety of heart.

I picked the pecha berry because it's in world, and heart shaped enough.

I have a timelapse of this piece up and available to view on my Youtube.
Hit the subscribe button if you'd like to see more of those from me!


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

Wishing you all a happy, prosperous, and peaceful New Year!

It's the year of the rat, so here's one nestled between oranges, red envelopes, and money bags! Are you a rat in the Chinese Zodiac? Lucky, lucky!

Created in Procreate over a few days.

Downloadable Card Available Here:
[xxxx]

Time Lapse on Youtube:
[xxxx]

Stickers of the cute ratto will be available in my shop soon!


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

skullstho Birthday Charity 2020 Shirt Giveaway

For my birthday I asked for donations to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Association.Together...

Birthday Charity Stream 2020 Giveaway!

My community and I raised 247$ for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Association! This is going to help Australian volunteer fire fighters to continue doing their important work.

This smashed all my donation goals during my Twitch stream. Later this month I'll be doing a giveaway for two, custom emote designs.

For now, I'm giving away a t-shirt from my store and a sticker! It's free to enter.

Check it out!


skullstho
posted this
Time ago

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posted this
Time ago

Heard ya like MEMES. Heard ya like BUTTONS.

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Please follow my shop to see when I upload stickers.


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