I've Waterfall'ed

Erin - SFF Artist - I love Robots

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coffee(she/they)
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their name is benis


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coffee(she/they)
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Blinkie from No Follow 「game」
who?
unhelpful process gif
no follow site
twitter nonsense


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posted this
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among us crewmate holding her two children

Among Us: Lime and her beans

Got Among Us when it was free on Epic and you know what? You freaking know what?? It’s great actually, a very fun game, Innersloth is a GENIUS alright.

SO, here’s my Among Us oc, single mom Lime trying her best to provide for her kid Bean and her adopted son Impo who is definitely is a regular crewmate, alright. He’s also a crybaby so you wouldn’t make him cry by saying he’s an imposter right??


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thellere(he/him)
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Ah yes, parasocial relationships enforced by "contract" while destroying the environment for profit

We really are just going peak Ferengi

thellere

Basic example, we can create a NFT of a relationship status “girlfriend” for a twitch.tv streamer Pokimane. This NFT can be sold to a fan or an NFT investor. Devoted fan would get a sense of belonging to a famous person. Pokimane would be empowered by the new technology to manage her relationships with fans and monetize her brand.

Long term, we tokenize relationships for billions of people world wide and provide the blockchain technology to empower billions of non tech people to manage their interpersonal relationships.

We plan to

1) Generate buzz of relationship status tokenization with help of celebrities (e.g., Hollywood actress Bella Thorn is now on OnlyFans, you can be her boyfriend on girlfriend.finance).

2) Incentivize females to embrace the new normal of relationship tokenization and blockchain relationship management.

3) Focus on providing females with blockchain tools that help them grow and manage their brand, navigate romantic and personal relationships.



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posted this
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Perrin

More Krita fun with a comics brush set, this is a Tiefling but I FORGOT her horns sooo... demon gril.


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coffee(she/they)
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coffee(she/they)
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[ID: A digital artwork depicting Narcel, A gray anthro mouse oc with black bangs and icy blue eyes. They wear a black croptop turtleneck sweater and black baggy pants.They have a cryo vision hanging on a gray rope or a chain down their belt. They are heading towards the viewer. They are standing on their leg with other one lifted up in mid motion. One hand is supporting big gray blue claymore up behind their back, and down in another one they are creating an ice crystal. They have a serious look on their face. The background is gray End ID]

My fursona Narcel but as a Genshin oc with a cryo vision and a claymore.❄️


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coffee(she/they)
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fairy queen! 💎


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jellyenvy(she/her)
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lynaiss(they/them)
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They would definitely silently judge you ✨

My old OCs, Emyr and Taelon


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posted this
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Happy robot boy pointing at the audience in a big coat and tight pants

Prince

Here's a snapshot of my OC Prince! I love this guy and in the hell year 2020, this was one of the only pieces I did, he just helps me get outta my art block! Here's the original from 2016, I'm still pretty fond of it~


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posted this
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A roboy boy being carried lovingly by his big robot boyfriend

Carryin'

Just a boy being carried by his bodyguard boyfriend, you know as one does...!


kittyzz
coffee(she/they)
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this oc was one of the first drawings i uploaded here if i remember correctly


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posted this
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Big scary pointy dragon lovingly cradling his smaller dragon wifeLong dragon leaning in for a kiss from her smaller dragon husband

Old Flight Rising Art

I don't draw fan art much, but I am soft for my old Flight Rising dragons so here's some of them being soft with eachother,,,,


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posted this
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Slug girl with a sentient tail looking to the left excitedlyslug girl with a sentient tail lounging looking to the right

Two Closed Species Gorls (2016)

Slug girls??? Slug Girls!!! These two are from a closed specied called Slugoii OF WHICH I own one! The top one is my girl Abeille and the bottom is a failed DTA entry that I still like! I do not know who owns her anymore and the group is kinda inactive now haha. Oh well!


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Drawing of a girl facing left with neon colorsDrawing of a girl facing forward with shining light on her face

Neon Study of Two Portraits

First art post and it's JUST COLOR STUDIES FROM 2018 HAH. Oh well I still like them!

Sources: 1, 2,


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duffledunce
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hello i forgot this site existed here is my oc Angel in a very pretty dress


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jellyenvy(she/her)
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coffee(she/they)
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Nostalgic Clouds 👑☁️
I wanted to do an art challenge where I draw Cloudy in a bunch of different art styles but I couldn't be bothered to do more than one... But I did do one! Ikuko Itou (specifically referencing her Sailor Moon S/SuperS art style)! This was super fun to draw and it's also super cursed (I had to nerf her nose so hard for this!! 😭)
BTW go read my crummy magical girl webcomic


kittyzz
coffee(she/they)
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Sketch Commissions

Yup


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jellyenvy(she/her)
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So Belial is an angel and demon hunter

also he is a huge bitch


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coffee(she/they)
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Community Update - Waterfall 1.3, and The Future™

staff

Hello friends, Waterfall 1.3 has now been deployed. In addition, after a month of putting it off and throwing around ideas in the Discord, this post will finally talk about the potential plans for WF 2.0.

Patch Notes

General

  • Fixed post editing issues.
  • Fixed some error log spam.
  • Fixed video posting giving the wrong message on success.
  • Added a language switcher to user settings.
  • Added Spanish localisation.
  • Added German localisation.
  • General improvements to localisation code.
  • Re-added OpenGraph support, bringing Discord embeds back.
  • Fixed being able to view the blogs of users you've blocked.
  • Fixed features showing you posts of people you've blocked.

Developers

  • Removed redundant files, condensed existing ones.
  • Raven doesn't require Sentry now.

WF 2.0 Planning and Discussion

Right now, Waterfall has a bit of an identity crisis on its hands. The site is positioned as a Tumblr alternative, with its only really unique feature being the art theft prevention system, which itself has been adopted by DeviantArt now, and exists in a kneecapped form to begin with due to artists not being able to agree on how it should work.

But it's in the name - Tumblr Alternative. As this implies, if Tumblr fixes their issues (which, given the quality of life improvements made to it since their last buyout, basically boils down to "officially allowing NSFW again" at this point), there's no reason to use Waterfall, or any of the other platforms that positioned themselves as alternatives, with the exceptions of those holdouts who use them specifically because they're not one of the Blue Monopoly Sites.

Because of this, I've advertised Waterfall even less than I used to before - people who've been around know that I don't like active advertising and prefer word of mouth, but I've not even been happy enough with the state of the site to encourage that lately.

So, I think Waterfall needs to become it's own thing, not just a Tumblr alternative. This'll be a long post, so I'll be putting this under a readmore. Everyone is encouraged to read it and share their thoughts, and Patrons will get polls on specific areas of feedback too. But anyway, readmore time.

First it's probably worth going over some of the notes I've taken over the last few years. Some are observations, and some are things I think I've just handled wrong with Waterfall, and should have done differently.

Observations

  • Despite being modelled after Tumblr, the majority of the site's users came from Twitter. Probably because sharing stuff there is a horrific experience, on Tumblr it's still moderately decent.
  • The smallest visible change is appreciated by users a lot more than the largest backend changes - making corners slightly rounder was noticed and appreciated more than any other update, including the one where I cut loading times by 80%.
  • Frequent art uploaders interact significantly less with other people than those who don't draw often - as a rule, they only produce their own content, they don't help spread what others have produced unless there's a pre-existing relationship.
  • Many artists use the site as an archive, with no intention of joining the community itself.
  • There's a lot of tribalism based entirely on whether somewhere lets you draw naked children or not. It's weird.

Mistakes

  • Marketing Waterfall as "for artists". See above for one reason, but also, it stopped regular users from signing up due to a miscommunication of what the site was for.
  • Artist-centric philosophy led to artists having too much sway over design and functionality considerations, which caused deadlock on various aspects (how the features system should work, the arguments that led to v3 of the Art Theft system being cancelled), reduced community cohesion, and reduced developer motivation
  • The site was open from the beginning. This is a surprising one, but when you look at the facts, it makes more sense. Having the site be closed drums up hype, because people want in. While it's under development, only a subset of loyal users who are invested in the site see the WIP and broken bits, and they won't mind as much since they actively chose to be there. Having the site be public access from Day One means people saw the broken bits, and never came back. This limited WF's growth in a way that may not have happened if it was restricted access.

With this in mind, it gives a few options, as well as considerations for how to proceed going forward. The first one is obvious, albeit controversial - whatever happens, there needs to be less focus on artists. Even ignoring the CM debacle, they've had too much sway in design while, in terms of what's actually useful to growing the site and community, contributing very little. This isn't to say things that are useful to them are going away - they still play a part in the ecosystem, and I intend for whatever form WF2 takes to have the art theft system (it'll be v3 this time, despite people arguing for the less effective one) and uncompressed uploads. It just means focus will shift to regular users, since they're the ones who actually spread content, and there's not a point to allowing art to be uploaded if there's no audience. There'll still likely be some artist specific features regardless, just because pretty drawings are nice to look at.

For the rest though, we need to figure out how to proceed. There's three major options I can think of.

First, continue as we are, with WF2.0 being the next major update. Given this is changing the entire way the site works, this may be a problem - people joined for a Tumblr-like, to make the site suddenly less of a Tumblr-like might alienate those users. It also doesn't deal with any reputation WF built up in the first few weeks for being a buggy mess.

Second, as above, but rebrand the site. Content stays and site gets a boost from a new name.

Third, however, is to make WF2 be a new site entirely, with a new name. This way, Waterfall co-exists with it so those who want to keep using it can do so, and it can still be worked on alongside the new site since it's open source, and I don't intend to stop hosting it any time soon. It also allows for solving the problem of a reputation, since all the bugs can be solved with a closed audience before gradually opening it up. This'll likely be patrons and prominent members of the community who are invited over. It also means that several technical concerns can be ignored - there's no need to worry about existing data and losing information, or figuring out how to generate any extra information that's needed on posts/blogs/etc for whatever the new format ends up being, outside of writing an importer for existing WF, Tumblr, and Twitter content.

In truth, I'm leaning towards the third option - the rewrite was pretty painful when I had to take into account existing data. To reiterate, going with the third option does not mean Waterfall dies - it will remain up as long as people use it, and I'll still be developing for it, as can members of the community. However, I think we all agree Waterfall needs to become its own thing to survive, so one of these options is the way forward.

As the community, I think it's important that you guys get looped in on this discussion and get to air your preferences, opinions, concerns etc, and argue for your preferred of the three options. Feel free to reblog or comment, or if you're in the Discord, discuss it there - I likely won't respond to everything, but I will read it all while I make my decision. For now though, I'm retraining to be an ESL teacher so I have a better shot of getting off plague island (the UK), and working on some paid projects. This'll take maybe another month or so (a couple weeks at the earliest), at which point I'll be making my final decision on the way forward.


New stuff I posted to my RedBubble store! All of these illustrations are individually available on a whooole bunch of items so please, do go give them a looksie!

📼 Walkman Pastel / Toy / Goth / Moody
💿 CD Player Pastel / Toy / Goth / Moody
🎮 Console Pastel / Toy / Goth / Moody


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hexabeast(They/Them)
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Hollow Knight

Quickie speedpaint from 2018 that I went back over and touched up recently~


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hexabeast(They/Them)
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Peaceful

Artfight from 2017!


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