November Update: I Lived
November 1, 2022
Good evening, friends. I hope everyone's weens were pleasantly hallowed yesterday. I didn't do much myself, but I did get to mark the last day of AWWAT.
All my AWWAT stuff will be posted here soon. Some stuff will either be delayed or not shown here at all because I'm still working out how I want to handle my works that feature gore or adult themes, but you can find that stuff ofer on my Tumblr or Furaffinity for now.
Oh, yeah! I have a Furaffinity again. I don't interact with the community over there because there's a lot of stuff I do not want to see, but if you really like my furry stuff, it's over there. Lots of adult content in particular. If you're not an adult, try this one instead please.
In other news, I also have a public suggestion form now. All the guidelines are right there in the form itself, but you can basically suggest anything as long as you're not being a real freak. You can even drop off your character links if you want! I love drawing the weird guys from your brain.
I think that's all I needed to say today. Have a cool November.
October Update: I have to draw every day or I die.
October 2, 2022
Happy October, everyone. I hope this update doesn't scare you.
I've officially survived Hurricane Ian because I am a strong boy and very powerful. However, this means I must live to face my next challenge: AWWAT22.
More Readable Prompt List: 1. Mine | 2. Disgrace | 3. Wreck | 4. Burst | 5. Air | 6. Bedroom | 7. Aisle | 8. Space | 9. Court | 10. Addicted | 11. Eternal | 12. Sleep | 13. Sharp | 14. Mouth | 15. Lover | 16. Glove | 17. Feel | 18. Rotten | 19. Gun | 20. Frigid | 21. Beat | 22. Worry | 23. Past | 24. Cautious | 25. Fill | 26. Hands | 27. Company | 28. Clothe | 29. Price | 30. Cry | 31. It's Halloween!
For those unfamiliar with this thing I force myself to do every October, it’s my alternative to Inktober (because those guys kind of suck). I choose the prompts by randomly generating three words and picking the one I like most, and I choose my subjects by spinning a wheel containing the names of OCs, as well as those owned by my best friends and girlfriend. It’s a random new punishment every day!
This year, I’ll be posting everything to my Tumblr on the day I finish it, then updating this place every 3-7 days with multiple images.
If you happen to like the prompt list, you’re more than welcome to join in! And if you’re doing any kind of October art hell, let me know so I can look at all your pretty pictures.
Fall into hedonism this year. If you want to help me live a life full of eating grapes and gazing longingly off of my balcony, I’ve updated my Throne with plenty of items that will assist me in this endeavor. If you buy me the silk robe, you will not get a picture of me basking on my chaise lounge in it, but you will receive a cool photo of my cats or dogs.
That's all for this month. Have a sexy October.
Woah That's Sparkly
September 21, 2022
Added some neat new glimmer graphics to my freebie page. They're all made from pictures I've taken at random, like this cool butterfly that was in my mudroom recently. It looked like this before I improved it.
If you enjoy my trash, remember that you can donate to my Throne at any time, or buy from my Redbubble if you want to put my trash on your body. Or maybe... your wall.
That's the small poster from my shop. And those are my real feet. Woah!
That's all for now. I hope everyone is having a nice one out there.
Talk To Me
September 16, 2022
If I may direct your attention over to the sidebar (or that thing above you, if you're on mobile), you may notice some weird little box with words in it. And guess what? You can put your words in it.
Yes, with the unfortunate demise of my guestbook, I have finally slapped a chatbox on this website. Use it however you want to; just don't be a freak.
This update box is also bigger now. That's prone to changing, because this feels loud.
September 14, 2022
Hey, you. Do you like free stuff? I like free stuff. I also like to make free stuff. Check out the free stuff I made for you here. I'll be updating it with more stuff every week. Go wild with it.
September 2, 2022
Happy September, everyone. I've decided I'm at least going to do beggining-of-the-month updates for this site because it gets me on a better schedule. Here's what's happening this month:
We're stepping into the social age. I finally have a Tumblr that you can follow if you want. I'll be posting similar updates there, as well as solo posts of my artwork. I'll also be reblogging artwork from others, so maybe you can see some of your own stuff on my page. This is the only social media I will ever have. Appreciate it.
I'm also working on some new pages for this site. I'm not going to say what they are, because I scrap ideas just as rapidly as I conjure them and I don't want to commit to anything by announcing its conception. We'll get there when we get there.
I think that's it for today. Take care of yourselves, alright? And eat enough. It makes you feel better. Maybe go book a flight with your local airport. That also makes you feel better. Avgas is so expensive right now. Please help us feed the airplanes.
The Chicken Smoothie Post I Didn't Want to Publish
August 16, 2022
Before I say anything, let me say this: I love Chicken Smoothie. It’s a fun game. I’ve been playing on that site for years. There are some amazing people playing alongside me, and it’s really an incredible type of space compared to the rest of the internet.
However, it is not without flaws. And these flaws make me feel that I cannot continue being fully active in Chicken Smoothie in good consciousness.
I know the opinions that will be shared in this post may be considered controversial, and I may risk warnings or bans from the website, as it appears that any criticism of their rules and staff are not taken well. I can only hope that my concerns are met with civil discussion and potential change, rather than being ignored completely or seen as a personal attack. I am not mod-bashing. Hell, I’m not even going to name the mods I’ve interacted with. I just want to let others know why I’ve made my decision, and why they may consider doing the same. I'm not angry with anyone, just disappointed.
(Also, the usual disclaimer: I’m Russian and not all there in the head. If my sentences sound mean, I assure you that’s just because I’m not very good at English text tone. I will try to use exclamation points liberally to make things seem friendlier, but I never mean to be rude or unfriendly.)
So, let’s get to it.
I received a board warning recently, which isn’t a big deal in itself. In fact, it isn’t my first warning. My first was… this:
…Yeah. My cruel bullying and harassment. I’ve changed, I assure you. Never again would I ever use the Chicken Smoothie trade system to bid a horse and a clown ghost on an auction for the equivalent of ~$0.06. I promise.
But anyways, this one was different. Because this one prevented me from being able to share the link to my own website. This one. You know, this unsafe and rowdy land.
I figured this was a reasonable request at first. I had read that rule when I decided to share the links to my shop and donation method, and I figured they would be perfectly fine since no personal information would ever be shared between me and other users. Redbubble only gives me access to the exact amount of money someone has spent, as well as the nation (or state, if within the US) that the package will be sent to. These are necessary for tax purposes, and they don’t violate Chicken Smoothie’s rules, as nations and states are perfectly fine information to share. Throne Gifts gives me even less— just the amount you’ve donated to them in order to get me a gift.
And I get absolutely nothing from visitors to this website. That little view counter at the bottom of the page is the most information that you’re sharing with me, and it isn’t even really accurate.
In Chicken Smoothie’s written rules, there was nothing I could see that made these things violate that, but I complied and took the links down. I’m not one to argue with mods because I know some of them don't have the best trigger discipline with the ban button, and I would like to be able to keep playing my silly little virtual animal game.
I planned to replace the buttons for these links in my signature with links to other websites, but now I wasn’t really sure if my interpretation of the rules was even correct. So, I sent a follow-up question:
Alright, that seems to make some sense. “All websites where goods can be purchased.” seems reasonable, I guess. Hey, wait, what’s that-
Oh. Yeah, let’s not get into that. Whatever.
This response made me question myself even more. I knew Flight Rising sold merch and gems, and Toyhouse sold a premium membership, so now I wasn’t sure if I could add those to my signature. Everyone else seemed fine with them, but if what was stated in this message was really the rule, they shouldn’t be allowed. So, I sent another message.
(I didn’t think this ask was unreasonable or rude, and I still apologize to the mod I interacted with if it came off as such. I did not mean to offend you at all. If there was a better way I could have worded this without making it offensive, please let me know.)
Huh? “All website where goods can be purchased.” was a lie this whole time?
The last few lines of this were a bit snippy, so I didn’t press, but I did review the rules. And it never discusses sites with a “sole purpose of selling goods”. And what about Throne and my personal website? These are an anonymous creator support platform and a digital portfolio. Yes, this website has a link to my shop. But Flight Rising has a link to Hivemill. My website by no means has the sole purpose to sell goods. If it did, the only art on here would be the art in my shop. Hell, I wouldn’t even have the fursuit, resources, or Art Fight sections.
But let’s continue. This is the part where I apologize to this mod because he was obviously getting a little upset with my messages, which is fine, I guess. I do personally believe that you should have patience with whoever you’re dealing with, especially when they aren't trying to be mean to you, but I’ll assume he was having a bad day or something. It happens.
At this point, I also made a post under one of my art threads saying that the mods had removed my links, but you could still message me on Discord if you wanted the links. This was apparently also a crime.
Mmm. This reminds me of something. Ah-
Whatever, I guess that rule doesn’t apply to this situation for whatever reason. I wasn't going to push it at the risk of recieving further punishment.
And I know it’s been talked about to death, but “CS is a children’s website” is really an iffy statement after these many years. CS’s average user age has grown with the site. Even if we supposed the average site age was very young, I really don’t see how this is protecting them. Is a child more damaged by a link to a reliable online marketplace or portfolio site that, y’know, the outright scams and mature content other users have posted about for years? Is me linking to a website where you can buy my art really so much different from the several-hundred-dollar adoptables being made and sold on CS, where actual personal information is being exchanged between users? I fully support those artists and I believe it's a very good thing that they're able to profit from their work, but whatever rule allows them to do that should allow me to at least give people links to my website through an external chat website.
I guess I say all of this to say this:
Chicken Smoothie is too much of a mess for me to continue using. The rules are not consistent, and moderators are led to use their own personal interpretation of those rules to police the site. It isn’t fair to the players, and it isn’t protecting anyone. Chicken Smoothie doesn’t know what it is, it seems. Is it a casual website that lets people do what they want? Is it a strict and secure children’s game? What are the real rules? Are those rules perfect? Should they never be added to, removed, or changed? Can a minor use a PayPal with their full name visible to pay for a $300 character, but not buy an art print through a third-party company? Should your staff not be kind, if they may be interacting with children regularly?
It has been known for a long time now that the staff of Chicken Smoothie is not fully competent, and I really don’t mean this to be rude. I find that it is in my best interest now to avoid CS, as it has become too restrictive and confusing for me now. There are many other issues with the site that I may not have experienced firsthand, and I encourage others to share their experiences. I really hope that speaking openly about this will bring change, though I honestly wouldn’t doubt that I may receive a message asking for this to be taken down. I love Chicken Smoothie, but I’m tired.
If you’re also looking to move away from CS and are looking for a different casual pet site to focus on, I recommend 4dopt! I’m Voskhod (1820) over there. It’s a really awesome game where you can create your own species and items, or just collect the ones created by other users. The Discord is really great and the staff have been amazing every time I’ve interacted with them.
Chicken Smoothie moderation is really inconsistent and can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. When asked simple questions, they become aggressive and are of little help. They put their personal emotions and interpretations of rules above whatever the real purpose of the rules may be, and they do nothing to actually protect the groups they claim to be protecting.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading my little rant here, and I hope everyone has a very lovely day. I hope my future updates will only be good news!
EDIT: I forgot to account for the fact that this is the internet and some people have the reading comprehension of an ape, so I've updated the TL;DR to hopefully make things a bit clearer. Allow me to emphasize that I really don't care if I can share my links there or not. I have other places to share them. That's literally not an issue for me. I do care about having consistent rules, helpful staff, and the ability to ask for clarification without getting confusing, unkind responses.
August 5, 2022
Howdy once more, everyone. My last post was about sending me presents, but today's post is about sending you presents. That you buy. With your own money. Because I get a small cut out of it.
That's right! I've launched a RedBubble shop. I'll assume that most people who have found themselves on my site are familiar with RedBubble to some extent, but if you aren't, here's how it works: I upload my art to my RB shop and choose how it appears on various products. You look at my shop, find a design you like, choose what product you want it on, and buy it. RB handles your order (I never see any of your personal info- only what you bought and what country/state it's being shipped to!) and makes your stuff. Once you receive it, your payment is split between the manufacturers and me. It's a really great way to support me monetarily while also putting some of my art in your home.
That's all for now. I'll be heading back to university soon, so updates will either slow down or speed up. Who knows. Not me. I'll talk to you all later!
Can you hear me now?
July 21, 2022
I've got some good news and some bad news today.
The bad news is that the GuestBook is officially gone. Broken. Beyond my control. Never to be seen again. I apprecaite all the kind comments that were left in it, but it is simply gone now.
The good news is that this means I'm making myself move into the 21st century to amp up my engagement. I'm moving at light speed to bring images to your eyes. In fact, I want to put so many images in your vision that you could swear they're moving. That's right. We've got motion pictures. I'm not just xXCool_Guy_69Xx the Twitch commenter anymore. No, no. I'm xXCool_Guy_69Xx the Twitch streamer. This is the dawn of a new age.
If you support my endeavours as a mediocre artist with a whopping one Twitch follower, you can actually help me survive in a slightly better state by funding little presents for me over on Throne Gifts. In exchange, you'll get a virtual hug and a big thank-you message. I would drive to your house and bow to your feet, but I value privacy and I can't afford enough gas to drive more than 50 miles.
On the front end of things, I've also updated my resources tab to include a fursuit section! This includes some of my favorite suppliers of fursuit parts, as well as some awesome tutorials. I hope it can help out some beginner makers, because I know how overwhelming everything can be when you're starting out.
As always, thank you for supporting me and my artwork. It means a lot to me.
July 17, 2022
Sorry for the post delay lately! I've been hard at work on some new stuff, and the site will be under some heavy construction soon. Let's talk about it!
Let's start off with some of the fun stuff! I now have five species available on 4dopt, which is a free pet game website where you can collect and customize animals created by various artists. I plan on having more available soon, but you can already find these guys when exploring, hatching eggs, or creating brand new pets:
Onto the second note of the day: A new subgallery! I've added a new section to display ArtFight works specifically. These works include characters that are owned by others, so check out their links if you want to learn more about them.
Finally, let's get to some planned stuff.
I'm happy to announce that I'm currently on the waitlist for Throne Gifts, which is a website where you can help support me monetarily by donating towards gifts for me. I'm really excited for this, because people have been asking how to support me for a long time, and this is the first website that I've found that actually works for me. I've considered using others like Patreon and Ko-Fi, but I greatly value my privacy. In other words, Throne Gifts is the only website I've found that doesn't give strangers on the internet my full name and address.
I also plan on making my 18+ art more accessible to those who can legally view it soon. This may take some time, as I want to thoroughly ensure that this artwork is not accessible to minors or those who do not consnt to viewing it. For now, though, remember that you can type voskhodart into the search section of certain adult-oriented furry websites to find my adults-only artwork.
That's all for today! I hope everyone is having a great summer out there.
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May 5, 2022
New banner. More to come soon. I hope I can do more now that I'm out of classes for the summer.
If you're a fan of indpendent little pet games on the internet, consider checking out 4dopt.com! My user ID is Voskhod (#1820) and I'm working on a lot of cool little dudes right now. You can own them in various colors and patterns. What more could you want?
March 23, 2022
I've been thinking about giving this site a total facelift. I'm tired of the sleek thing it has going on right now. I want it to fit in with the rest of my funky VHS stuff. I would like to keep the same layout for the sake of accessibility, but I might start some construction on this place this weekend.
March 13, 2022
I recently started another fursuit project. This time, I'm using a base made with my own hands. (Well, not my hands. My 3D printer's hands. But I own the printer so I own the hands of it too.) If this project goes the way I like, I might be more willing to open up fursuit commissions in the near future. Check it out in my gallery if you're interested.
February 14, 2022
Thinking about setting up a Redbubble. Is that something people like? Do you want to wear this junk on your body? You should.
February 7, 2022
I've recently joined an up-and-coming art sharing website called Buzzly! It reminds me a lot of old DeviantArt.
I won't be directly linking my account since it does include mature artwork, but you can look me up over there at your discretion. (This artwork will be hidden from users under the age of 18, and you will be banned from Buzzly and blocked on all other platforms if you are discovered to have falsified your birthdate to access it.)
If you also have a Buzzly, let me know! I would love to follow some people who might already be familiar with my own work.
New: Resource Page
January 5, 2022
Are you an artist? Do you want to be an artist? Do you like to generate random pictures from the Internet? Do you just really like 3D software?
Sick! Because I now have a page full of resources that you can check out! These are all things that I personally use when making my artwork, so check it out if you're into my stuff.
January 4, 2022
I've been hard at work updating some of the code here to make things a bit easier on the eyes. I've got a packed semester coming up, but I've been getting into a few new digital mediums, and I'd really love to produce some cool stuff with them. I won't say anything else, but here's a neat edit that I made today. Original piece can be found as an October 2021 Original.
If you're an artist trying to get into funky stuff like this, Photomosh and HitFilm Express are great tools!
December 31, 2021
Happy New Year! Hope you're all having a safe one out there.
I did a lot of things this year, like download over 100 mods for The Sims 4. The Sims 4 is a $60 with $700 in DLC available, and I have not spent a cent on it in the four years that I've owned it. I wish you that kind of luck in the year to come.
Anyways, here's the cool graphic. The fancy new 2022 page of my Originals gallery will be live later tonight.
December 22, 2021
Howdy! Listen, I know it's kind of a mess here, but it has images, and that's all I'm trying to provide. I love images so much.
Closer and closer...
December 15, 2021
Things are almost done here. Hello, future readers.