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Messages - Corycaly

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Here is my facebook page dedicated to my drawings and cosplays. ^o^
https://www.facebook.com/Corycalycom/

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MR Pub / Re: KagePen
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:45:55 PM »
What a sad thing to learn. He used to be a regular member some years ago. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace.

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Music / Death of the Cranberries lead singer: Dolores O'Riordan
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Cranberries died this afternoon.
I don't know if you remember this band but I'm sure you must have heard some of their songs such as Zombie or Just my imagination.

She had a very unique and powerful voice. This album has sold more than 40 000 000  albums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

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CosPlay / Re: My Cosplay and Photography
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:47:46 PM »
Very clean and nice pics! I wish you could come in France to photoshoot my cosplays. T__T

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break Room / Re: binge watching
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:18:36 PM »
I have several shows I like to binge watch:
Great Teacher Onizuka, FullMetal Alchemist, Haikyu!, Yuri On Ice.
Non anime: X Files, Lucifer, Sherlock.

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I forgot to mention I gave money to other projects years ago: I liked the artists and the project idea and loved the result. I like the idea that the artists gets to do the project exactly as wanted, without editor interference. I also prefer to give my money directly to the author because I know exactly how it will be used. It also helps them to make a living out of their art.

Concerning the 2 projects I'm currently supporting: Both were made by artists I knew before this project. Both created their own series.

I think I discovered them either on deviantart or at Paris Japan expo yearrrrrrrsss agooooooo.

The first one is Orpheelin. I've always admired her art, the precise lineart, her awesome stories and universes. I gave money to her project campaign years ago for her book. I received it exactly as I expected it. It was a great adventure because she always kept us updated about the project and always answered to comments, questions.
I didn't hesitate to give money again for her 2nd project. This time, it's a bit late but we know exactly why and we are still getting regular updates and news. I have full confidence in the author. I know the project will be totally awesome.
She recently  signed a contract with a professionnal editor to work on a famous french comics series. I know it will be great!
Will I take part in another campaign from her? YES.

The 2d author: I think I discovered her at a manga convention but I'm not sure anymore. I love (loved?) her self published serie and wanted to get the new volume of the serie. I already got some problems with her before the project: orders not received (because they weren't sent of course), or incomplete. All problems were solved after some yelling.  Despite it, I still decided to give money for the new volume of the serie because I truly believed that this campaign would be organised and serious since it depended of a big site similar as kickstarters.
Now, 6 months later, I still get nothing and get more and more furious and deceived each day. I feel betrayed because she gave priority to other amateur projects, added new ones...when she was complaining that she already lacked time for the campaign project. Zero communication about the campaign project, zero news, no answer to comments or questions since the day she got the money. The worst: the lies when she pretended to be nearly done when It was absolutely not the case.
The result is simple: I will never buy anything from her anymore.  I may sell all the books I have from this author. 

Conclusion
Communication, dedication and  trust are essential. You have two similar situations ( lateness in a project) but two opposite results. You have to take very seriously the project, the time and efforts you'll need for it, and of course the link with the people who gave money. If you neglect one of those elements, all goes down. It's very hard, if not impossible to gain trust from client again if you messed up like the 2d author did. Your reputation depends on it!

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MR Pub / Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:59:42 PM »
I had tp wait some days because of the fever, the coughing, sniffing and tiredness but I'm impatient to go back!
The program has lots of varied exercices and machines. I loved the ones I tried to far!

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MR Pub / Re: Milestones
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:50:40 PM »
Hasitha gets an allergy every time he sees something yaoi on ecchiworld. He's soo happy that there hasnt been any yaoi content for months there.

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MR Pub / Re: Milestones
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:28:24 PM »
Congrats to all of you!

I don't go to ecchiworld anymore since Hasith threatened me with bodily harm if I posted any yaoi stuff. LOL

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Music / Re: What are you listening to
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:26:32 PM »
Today, I am listening to Great Teacher Onizuka ost. I love the manga and the anime, the music is quite good too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMA8_FCuOuc&list=PL4D35D384F2AD7483

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Anime Talk / Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:25:23 PM »
I'm currently rewatching GREAT TEACHER ONIZUKA (GTO) on youtube.
I discovered that anime 12 years ago when I  was a student. Decided to watch it again...from a teacher point of view this time!

It is impressive how that anime aged well. The stories, the characters, the dialogs are still actual. I recognized myself as bot student and teacher. All episodes have hilarious moments and impressive emotionnal scenes too.
None of the characters are empty or useless.
The music is great. The animation is quite good too. Each episode is full of energy.

Conclusion: I wish I could do half the things Onizuka does to his students lol
It's too bad that the anime stopped halfway the manga.

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I'll speak from a client point of view since I often give money to kickstarters projects (or similar projects from other sites). I had great and bad experiences.

Making the project means you are serious about it: you must know before launching it what you will do, how and when.
People give you money to make it happen, you can't suddently lose interest or be lazy because people trust you to work for real.
It's not at all the same as an amateur project because here, people give you money and expect something back. If you fail making the project people paid for, your reputation will be killed.

I don't know how many projects never get noticed and fail. What I know is that when they truly succeed, it's truly a great adventure...when the authors are serious. Keyword here is communication: people will ask questions, will want details, will worry or simply post comments. You will need extra time to answer them.
You can't stay silent for ages because people will be deceived and once again your reputation will suffer.

As a client, I am currently supporting two comics projects. They are both late but my impression is vastly different. In the first case, the author took time to explain why she's late (pregnancy and extra details to the art). I know exactly what is going on, it's easy to get news and to follow the project. It's reassuring and satisfying to take part on such a project.

Concerning the 2nd project: all communication stopped the instant the author got enough money. No answers, no news! I had to find out what was going on by asking questions to a fan page, whose admin had lots of pb to get answers from the author. I gave my money in may 2017, was supposed to get the book on july 2017. Still haven't received anything yet. The worst is that the author loves to communicate about her new projects and make new ones...leaving us in the dust.
Conclusion: her reputation will be tarnished and I don't think I will buy the next volume of the serie.

Patreon is a different system which may suit you better: you don't have to make a ultra big project, you can go at your own rythm. It's a more "relaxed" system that works better if you have little contents to post regularly.

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MR Pub / Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:10:33 PM »
I started sports again! I had the help from an instructor who made a special program specially for me! It will help me to improve my back hips and abdomen muscles.
He taught me how to use the machines and which movements to make. ^o^

Problem is that my cold became a full bronchitis today: no sports for some days for me. T___________T

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MR Pub / Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:02:09 PM »
In one hour, I will go to my first sports session of the year!
I hope to keep my motivation steady (and to not catch the cold that so many of my students have currently T__T)

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CosPlay / Re: My Cosplay and Photography
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:00:59 PM »
Welcome back Sai!
Those photos are good! Clean and nice!

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