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119248 No. 119248 ID: 395c02

The old thread was getting large, so have a new one! This image was drawn by AQR!

If you're new, my wiki page links to every quest I've made: https://tgchan.org/wiki/Slinko

I also have a patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Slinketza
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No. 124884 ID: 2202fb


Idk about that, i mean his patreon currently doesn't seem like it is generating enough income to live off of.
Speaking of, while i would love to donate, i am currently a broke, jobless (but searching), college student, so i literally cant afford to give anything.
No. 125053 ID: 395c02

>Slink why is one that recesses of this planet a pokemon?
No. 125056 ID: 395c02

Speaking of which.

All patreon characters have officially shown up in DR!

There are no additional slots for new people to take, either.

This should lead to a somewhat smoother story flow from here on, as the focus is no longer on getting everyone in, but in making a narrative everyone can be a part of.

A lot of the pressures plaguing me since mallventure (itself originally a segment to introduce a patreon character whose owner pulled out last-minute) are finally gone.

DR is unlikely to open itself to new people again, especially as the period of my life where every dime counted is moving behind me.

For better or worse, it's time to focus on the story itself now.
No. 125176 ID: 2202fb

Look Stanley, the story!
No. 125183 ID: a48264
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>tfw you try to hide all of your spaghetti but it's just too much
No. 125488 ID: 395c02

Gonna pause DR for a week, as I'm suffering pretty heavy burnout.

DR will resume on the 24th, hopefully benefiting from me not running on fumes as I have been. The next segment should be a lot of fun!
No. 125489 ID: de6d84

No worries man, just take any time you need to relax.
No. 125505 ID: eeb7d9

Sure thing mate, take a rest and don't fry your brain with overwork.
No. 125540 ID: 91ee5f

I just thought of something: What is Ceri’s family’s last name?

We know their first names, Myra (Mom), Sheriim (Dad), and Ceridwen, but I don’t think we’ve ever been told what their last name is.
No. 125554 ID: 395c02

One was never decided. At one point I went back to thread 1, intending to be cute and use the second-place winner of the 'what do we name this dragon girl' vote... only to realize 'Ceridwen' was kind of the only real name anyone came up with. oops.

Rather than come up with one myself, this could be an opportunity to have a faux quest decision while I recover a bit:

Gimme some last names for our dragon family!
No. 125556 ID: de6d84

Mercia - Compassion or forbearance, which could relate the names, albeit maybe a little simple
Ester - Capable, performing large tasks with success
Fernande - Adventuresome
Blithe - Happy, wanting to live life without tradition

Some that're kinda neat from sound: Escanes, Viera

My naming sense is probably not the best, but here's some ideas maybe who knows
No. 125557 ID: 2e0f31

No. 125562 ID: a62780

How about Tethis? I think it'd sound nice.

That said...
I giggled heartily at Blithe, it'd fit too well wouldn't it? Ceridwen Blithe!
No. 125563 ID: afdebc

No. 125580 ID: b1b4f3

Guys remember this is her parents' family name. So it's either Myra or Sherim's original last name. Unless they're SUPER rebellious and came up with a brand new one when they eloped I guess? Regardless it should be something that suits them first and foremost.
Though I guess I don't know much about their races' naming conventions.

No. 125593 ID: 65c9b9

Ceridwen's family name is probably Hugge.
No. 125597 ID: eeb7d9

I am split betwwwn Mercia and Blithe. Really liked those.
No. 125603 ID: ab8afd

Ok, so, this is sort of goofy but I think it works: Merriden.

Originally "Merryden", which is the sort of surname a little hobbitlike furry in a silly fantasy story would have, but this is a silly fantasy story and why not some happy lizards? It would be originally Myra's name, taken by Sheriim when they married. It implies a story, like that when the pressure was on and he suddenly had to think of a name while distracted he went uh uuhm names what's a name uhh and not being able to jump very far at a moment's notice his brain just went to a name that rhymed with his wife's name. Ceridwen.

So she'd be Ceridwen Merriden, daughter of Myra Merriden and Sheriim Merriden. It's cute and would make it hard for people to take her seriously (perhaps explaining why it hasn't been used up until now) but that in itself would suit her pretty well!
No. 125641 ID: 06fdc0

is Sekani an unlockable character in sibling smash 2
No. 125642 ID: 395c02

After a prominent role in the Smash Siblings meta, there was a huge public outcry at his exclusion from the sequel. Hopefully he makes a triumphant return for 3!
No. 125801 ID: 06fdc0

slinko your quest is pink why
No. 125812 ID: 65c9b9

what is the emoji board cheat code Ceridwen?
No. 125813 ID: 395c02

(for those playing at home, wondering why DR turned pink when the konami code was mentioned...

Why don't you try typing the konami code? Like, right here?)
No. 125818 ID: 06fdc0

slinko, you somehow made it worse/
No. 125828 ID: 395c02


I should also say that you can turn it off by putting the code in again.

fun fact: this easter egg wasn't added for DR purposes-- it's been something you could do for a few years now. DR was just referencing it!
No. 125949 ID: b1b4f3

It's almost time for the Picnic!!!! Are you excited I'm excited
No. 125953 ID: 06fdc0

i'd like to say that the art in last DR thread was wonderful, the faces and poses were pretty good; you've really been improving, slinko!
No. 125977 ID: ae9b99

what do you guys imagine might happen at the picnic? I'm expecting the naturals to show up to crash the party for some reason.
No. 125979 ID: 395c02
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O-oh gosh, thanks~!

So! DR7 is done! After the struggles in 5, and figuring out where I want things to go in 6, I think 7 is when I get my stride back.

I have high hopes for 8, because we no longer have to introduce new patreon characters. We can take everything we have and build on them to make the best story I'm capable of telling which hopefully people will find okay oh no who put this spaghetti here.

Anyway, someone wanted to see the stat screen, so here??

I might talk about the stats more later. Of note is the fact that there's now spreadsheets keeping track of things instead of relying purely on the graphics and remembering things. So organized!
No. 125983 ID: 8e1ef2

That's our thing, you're not allowed.

No. 125984 ID: 395c02
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No. 126004 ID: eeb7d9

We are going to like, clean this chart, is a mess.
No. 126005 ID: 395c02

Oh right, future plans.

I got extremely burned out near the end, and I don't think a normal 1-2 week break is gonna cut it. I need a big, proper break from things to recharge.

I'm not giving a hard date for DR thread 8, as it's better to do it when I feel ready rather than force myself to do it at X time. But I do know I need at least a month away from our blue-ish dragon-ish hero.

So the plan for now is I'm going to rest until NOVEMBER 12th. On that day, I'll determine how I'm feeling and if I need more time or if I'm ready to go. I'm going to say now that the odds are decently good that I will need more than a month. The burnout is very strong.

I'm not going to vanish completely, however, as I hope to spend the time doing SQ updates. But I'm not doing anything for a couple weeks at the least. SQ will be kept at a slow pace, as resting and other art obligations are my priority right now.
No. 126006 ID: de6d84

Take your time man, your efforts everywhere deserve it. Still hype as hell for Slissa Quest so that'll be fun!
No. 126009 ID: eeb7d9

All right, sounds good. Have your rest, you deserve it, Slinko boy.
No. 126056 ID: 575ec0

>SQ updates slowly at all

Error: The class "Sq Update" is obfuscated and is not compatible with "Rest".
No. 126066 ID: 396f54


Holy crap, I can't breathe.
All jokes aside Slinko, take as long as you need, you've earned it a hundred times over.
No. 126089 ID: 395c02


SQ is gonna be on a low stress setup (whereas DR kept shooting for 3 a week even if it was failing a lot near the end). I'll do it on my own pace, and if I don't feel like it for a bit I'll just not.

I already wrote an update though-- I think I might be less burned out on questing in general and just a bit burned out on DR itself. It didn't help that I felt pressured to continue doing DR at all costs, something I hope can be fixed going forward by just offering bonuses to patreon people on the 'off months'

But yeah. A lot of my time has been spent chilling and sorta regaining my artistic mojo. I'm already feeling myself bounce back a bit, so I'm hopeful!
No. 126090 ID: de6d84

[Hype intensifies]

Best of luck on finding something that works out for less burnout, Slinko.
No. 126386 ID: 5b4e02

Hey Slinko this thing you made is really good. Thanks for giving me something good to binge, I'm gonna have to be around for Thread 8 once you've got your stamina back! <3
No. 126457 ID: 395c02

Time flies! And I actually took a break, what a concept.

I super appreciate the nice words, and the patience everyone has shown! Things are starting to gear up, but as I kinda expected I'm not fully 'there' yet.

Work on DR8 is progressing, but it'll be a few more weeks before everything is ready to go. I hope to hit the ground running, putting out content I can be proud of and hopefully you all will enjoy.

Let's tentatively put DR8 starting on the 26th, assuming I can get done the things that need doing.
No. 126458 ID: de6d84

Continuous best of luck, man.
No. 126459 ID: b1b4f3

I await your return, questing pillar.
No. 126540 ID: 395c02

Some bad news.

Due to insurance shenanigans, I'm without a certain fog-clearing pill until December 03 (...and there's a bit of 'fingers crossed' on me getting pills at that point).

With an addled mind, my ability to be productive has dropped dramatically, and since DR8 has some Things planned, I can't quite say what the overall delay will end up being.

Due to all this, I'll be reducing my normal year-end break to just a few days around X-mas, since I don't exactly need a big ol break at this point. Once DR8 begins, it'll run with minimal interruption for a good while.

Certainly not feeling burned out anymore, at any rate. Just need my brain to turn back on...
No. 126552 ID: 40faf8

Aww, hope you get things sorted soon, Slinko :(

you should eat other people's brains to heal your brain, isn't that how it works?
No. 126555 ID: de6d84

Dang, we'll be hoping for the best with you, Slinko.
No. 126556 ID: 91ee5f

Take all the time you need!
No. 126657 ID: b0eafe

(hopeful) Return soon hype
No. 126756 ID: 06fdc0

hi slinko, i hope things are going better for you now!
No. 126758 ID: 395c02

An update: Work on DR8 is underway and things should be up and running soon! I got new pills thankfully, it's just taking me a bit to get back into the groove because of the giant downtime.

As I said before, I'm skipping my usual Year End Break (except for a few days around christmas) because I got a break and then some.

As much as being a mental zombie can be counted as 'a break'.
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