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@thiskurt "What is this talk of release? My code is not released, it /escapes/ leaving a trail of broken testers in its wake!"
- reason #7 why you don't hire Klingon developers

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I'm drawing comics for but haven't posted any yet. Anyone have some tips on how to easily take pictures of comics and get them posted? Usually I end up with weird shadows or odd photo sizes...

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Hey #4theword-ers!

My Nano entry for the 4-for-4 contest is up!

app.4thewords.com/#/read/alder

Go check it out (and vote, and link me to yours, etc).

💚 💙 💚

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Whenever I sit down and just think about stuff I feel irrationally guilty that I'm not actively working. THIS IS BAD!!!

It's very important to remember that in creative work of any kind (this includes things like programming tbh), the more time you spend getting your thoughts in order, the smoother your execution will be. Even just taking a walk and letting your brain air out a little can be invaluable. 100% efficiency does not mean 100% active work.

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Quick tip for traditional media artists:

Used Toffifee packages (or many other chocolate packages for that matter!) are perfect for use as cheap disposable paint/ink/etc. palettes. :)

Incase you need some extra places to mix colours!

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I'm still salty about this tbh, I had to end up making a comic about it.
THANKS KATHLEEN

In other news, I've been sticking pretty well to using my

I ended up getting a dotted leuchtturm1917 (in red, of course), and some pretty pens as a Christmas gift from my sister. Hopefully I will actually do the things I keep making lists for... :)

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I'm going to try and do a next year, so I'm practicing with a mini-journal this month.

So far so good. It's only been 2 days though. I'm notoriously bad at doing journaling, though.

But I have such a love for notebooks! (To never use)

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made myself as a animal crossing camper! =3=
A pangolin of course .
#mastoart #creativetoots #animalcrossing

Regarding Flattr - it does sound like a nice complementary system, but as a user I'm a little wary of using browser trackers to auto-generate flattrs. I prefer to know a little more directly of where money is going without having to manually change how I flattered someone. :/

As a creator type, it does seem like an easy way to get a little bit of change, but not enough to really replace anything like patreon.

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So, it does seem that Flattr took the opportunity to tell us why it can be a nice complement to #patreon.

i recommend reading this post:
blog.flattr.net/2017/12/patreo

#flattr #tipyourfriends

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Patreon fee update: what it REALLY means for creators 

The update claims creators will now get 95% of *pledges*; this is true but misleading.

Before, 100% of patron payments were counted as pledges. Now, 97% MAX of patron payments are counted. With the flat fee of 35 cents per transaction, this means you will only get roughly 63% of the money your $1 pledge patrons are paying.

If almost all your pledges are $1 or $2, you aren't getting 95% of your patrons' payments - you're getting more like 70%

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