1254 Predicktable.


He does have a type…

In my various Mass Effect playthroughs I romanced Liara, Tali, Ashley, and… Miranda. I think I even did Jack at one point, but didn’t pursue the file. I just wanted to see how the relationship played out. As far as my waifu is concerned I’d probably go with Liara. It’s not an easy choice though since she disappears through most of the second game and Tali is right there being adorable. Honestly, it’s really hard to decide between the two. Ashley gets annoying after a while, and while I like Miranda I have trouble with her belief system sometimes. I’m not sure how that plays out in the third game since I’ve only played a few minutes of it. I don’t actually know who your final options are when it comes to the finale. Like I said though, when it comes down to it, it’s Liara or Tali depending on how they change in the third game. I like that Ashley (or Kaiden I suppose) comes back for 3, but by that time it’s just to far along for me to get invested in them romantically again. In fact I’d probably save Kaiden if I ever started over just to take away the option in the future. He was a pretty good hand in a fight as I recall.
You know, I feel like I might have seduced Thaine at one point. Can you do that as male Sheppard? Maybe I just watched a video. I know I tried out some bi-curious options in ME and Dragon Age, but I forget how they played out. No… that’s not true. I remember the elf, Zevran, from Dragon Age pretty clearly. Anyway, I never played as a female Sheppard, so I don’t know how any of that plays out first hand. I’ve seen a lot of Garrus love on tumblr though…

In spite of the perpetual upheaval in my life I went ahead and added a creator goal to my Patreon. If the thing ever hits $1500 a month I’ll go back to updating Monday through Friday. I feel pretty secure in the knowledge that this will not happen for quite some time, if at all. With other, more popular, artists “draining the pool” so to speak, there isn’t much water left for the little people to swim in. Anyway, with that much money I could actually live like a normal human being. Not a rich human being, but I’d be making a little less then when I was an assistant manager in a retail store. That is more than enough for me if my job no longer involves doing menial tasks for these animals in people clothes we call customers. That amount has not been adjusted for inflation. I haven’t been a manager for at least 6 years, so I’m not sure what the average rate would be now. It would probably be zero dollars since there are so many fewer stores open. XD T^T

I thought about offering this for a long time before actually committing to it. The last year has pushed me so much that I think I finally have the speed required to maintain quality and produce more, especially if I have enough money to upgrade my tools. Besides, if I can’t do it all the time I can just not do it and fart out filler, or whatever, like other artists I won’t name. He said bitchily.

Nina’s sweet ass, in the sidebar, is the link to my Patreon at the moment. I’ve been trying to get around to making some new buttons for that stuff, but comics, you know?

An-Y-way, after that I dunno. I so rarely get feedback about what people want I’m not sure what else to offer. (Which is basically the same thing I said when I started the Patreon thing…) I’d like to seriously get the second volume of the book done. Done by someone other than me that is. I’d also like the first story to be collected into a single electronic book. One that matches the requirements for the various online publishers. (Or at the very least ONE of them…) After that I stopped following page size rules, so I dunno how that’s gonna work. Seems to me that it shouldn’t be a thing on the electronic end at the very least.

This is one of those things where I get kind of annoyed about people who say the internet is the wild west of new media; that there’s no gatekeepers. That’s total bullshit. There absolutely are, they’re just more subtle about it. Sure, you can slap a pdf on your site and rig up some kind of payment thing, but if you want reach you have to go to Amazon, Apple, Google, and maybe Comixology? My point is that there are gates and people keeping them. On some level I’m okay with that too. It’s their right to enforce rules for their services. If you can’t, or won’t, meet them then you don’t get to enter a business partnership. Even if you don’t go to those places there’s still the issue of payment to contend with, and it pretty much boils down to Paypal, which runs its business like a capricious god. All it takes is even a hint of rule breaking FROM ANY RANDOM DICK and you are screwed out of your money. That is a level of power I’m not comfortable with, which is why I don’t keep more than a twenty in my account if I can avoid it.

Whatever though, I’m done thinking about that for now.

I started a perfect playthrough of State Of Decay: Lifeline and it was abnormally good. I got 3 powerhouse characters and absolutely tore up the map even before saving the 3rd or 4th high value target. Then something went wrong… When the HVT mission spawned all the locations were infested near the usual place. Apparently that broke the game’s mind because the mission spawned outside the map area. At least as far as I know it did. I wandered all around the edge of the map and couldn’t find a way to get to the target. This disheartened me so much that I just restarted from the beginning again. Except I didn’t have the heart to play anymore, so I just saved and quit right after that. As much as I love that game it is plagued with game breaking glitches. Some of them are pretty entertaining, but there are a few that really dial down the fun factor. That mission is the one that glitches the most. I’ve failed it through no fault of my own at least 3 times. My theory is that in order to keep the glitch from happening you need to make the tavern next to the spawn point an outpost so that the location can’t become infested. That means that you need some foreknowledge to ensure success. I actually try to secure mission spawn points early anyway because if you don’t things can go wrong exponentially faster, and the NPCs do not have the zest for life they once did. If things start going south they lay down to die at the speed of light. Which made the glitch even more unfortunate because my team had 3 people that could clear zombies out like they were harvesting grain. Oh, and I also unlocked the hoodie ninja, which is a random NPC that has exceptional skills and a hoodie.

I may try to delve back in tonight, but I dunno. I feel like I really have the DLC figured out and can totally dominate the living dead this time, if I can summon the desire to do so. I already got all the achievements for it. Breakdown… not so much. They are not as fun to complete and I may never get them done. Killing zombies with a car door starts to lose its charm after the 100th some odd time.