Monday, 26 March 2012

Art: Nixon & Anubis Worldhop

Nixon and Anubis UniverseHop by ~AnarchicQ on deviantART

My half of a trade with a long time friend Big Josh. Nixon from his comic REEL FICTION meets Anubis from my upcoming novel Next to Godliness do some universe hopping and end up in the world of REPO! The Genetic Opera. Didn't I say the world was cruel, didn't I?

Reel Fiction

Thursday, 22 March 2012


So today I spent the day tweaking Do Not Tamper With.... I added pages for my finished manuscripts and my works in progress. I removed the wordcount gauges and added them to the individual pages. The links to the pages are on the right. This speeds up loading time.

I removed some things from the sidebar and re-arranged some stuff. I added Facebook and Twitter buttons on top of every post as well as small Pintrest and G+ buttons on the bottom.

I added a good cacheing plug in so hopefully that will also make the site go faster.

I'm also going to give the commission page a massive overhaul.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Anubis by Poo-ky

Anubis Commission
by *Poo-ky on deviantART

This fine piece of art featuring Anubis from Next to Godliness cost a mere $2.00.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Next to Godliness Milestone

I started Next to Godliness many years ago, we all know this. I began writing it in February 2008 and have been working on it, as well as other projects since then.

Today it reached 50,000 words.

I know it's nothing amazingly impressive since it's taken me four years to get that basic word-count while there's an entire month dedicated to reaching that very same count.

I don't care.

Don't worry, I'm not patting myself on the back saying "good job Q" but the fact is that 50K is the scant side of official novel length. Next to Godliness is officially the size of a novel.

This is a milestone because Next to Godliness was only supposed to be 20K-25K, a little, simple novella but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that it was growing in scope.

I've said it on Twitter before and I'll repeat it here. Writing Gods is like herding cats. And Gods will do what they want and often I'm just demoted to transcribing.

Yet, at the same time, I am writing Next to Godliness for me. I'm telling the story I want to read as opposed to writing it because I have to get it out there as a service to my characters. That's likely why I've been much slower and steadier with it.

At 50K it is now almost finished, tonight I wrote a big reveal and tied up the fate (Badum-tish!) of another character. I would estimate that I have 5,000, maybe 10,000 more words before the end. Until recently I had been nervous about the idea of the story wrapping up but I think it was just because I had to write the big reveal, now I have. Everything else is more or less planned out already and it's just a matter of putting it down as text.

So, let's see how much farther there is to go, shall we?

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Art: Paz Spattersona

Paz Spattersona by ~AnarchicQ on deviantART

For my friend.
Offering these for $5.00. Simple image, 3 colours (White is not a colour.)

Monday, 12 March 2012

Post-Con Report

Once upon a time, in the magical world of My Life, I vowed never to attend a furry convention. This weekend I renounced that vow, spat in the face of old promises and I went to my very first one, VancouFur.

I figured that I had been saying for years that the next time I go to a convention, it would be to sell stuff, but it would never happen if I don't just get off my butt and actually do it. So I did.

It was relatively successful. I made sales, enough that I broke even as well as able to keep myself fed the entire weekend. I also gave out a lot of business cards and got my name out there as well as drummed up public interest for Next to Godliness.

Things I learned.

  • I am a dark artist with a dark, unique style. Yes, of course I knew this but it's nice to get re-affirmation.

  • I should be using Paint Tool Sai instead of Photoshop, apparently.

  • There is a market for photo-manipulation and blended prints.

  • There is a market for poster sized works.

  • There's less love for Anubis than I expected.

  • Paypal is a viable form of payment in person as well.

  • Paypal is Satan and no one should use it ever, viva the revolution or something like that.

  • Furries can be surprisingly way, way less obnoxious than Otaku.

  • The Poison Elves fandom is alive in Vancouver. All three of us.

  • Suicide, the gay bondage elf in my head is still relevant.

  • Someone knew my art by the title of the images. BARONESS CAMAZOTZ!! That's not something you just guess!

  • Deadpool is always relevant.

  • Darkwing Duck and Perry The Platypus is always relevant.

  • Pickles the Drummer is always relevant.

  • Holy crap The Maxx is still relevant!

  • Tim Horton's Rrrrroll Up The Rim is the most unhygienic promotional event ever.

  • I love when a non-Canadian sees The Logdriver's Waltz for the first time

  • I was the only girl in the panel for character development. I invoked Deadpool and Eragon (Thank Kips! I namedropped you.)

It was good, a trial run before Vcon, and I'm actually looking forward to going again next year.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

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