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I can’t wait for folks to see the novel and to find out what they think.
I wanted to share a sneak peek of how things are coming along with Circles.
I figured this is a good image to share that gives away no plot lines.
Working 100% digital this time. Trying to keep the feel of the comics, and putting in more time and detail I was unable to before. Trying to keep it familiar while moving forward visually.
The book is trucking along slowly. I have most of the pages thumbnailed and many of them already sketched out and different levels of inked etc etc.
More updates to come as things progress but for now things are truckin ahead.
Writer Kyell’s Website
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One of the better pieces about the Furry Fandom I’ve seen.
Okay, so while I was home sick yesterday, I watched an episode of Bar Rescue. Most of the time, these shows feature a bar or restaurant that is awful and in need of help. In this case, however, it was a bar called Piratz Tavern. It looked like so much fun.
As the show progressed, it was clear the host had no intention of helping them maintain their current theme. He savaged the place and turned it into the “Corporate Bar & Grill”. It was hideous, and I felt my heart break a little.
I was thrilled to read during the end piece that they only left it like that a few weeks before turning it back into Piratz.
A check on the website told me some shocking things about the shoddiness of the new “Construction”, expensive machines that were put in without licenses and had to be surrendered, expensively leased bar tech that had been handed off to them.
I think this is shocking, and I would think that the staff of Piratz was just being grumbly if I hadn’t read many similar complaints about this show and shows like Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant Impossible.
I thought a lot about why the story of Piratz hit home for me so strongly. There were a couple of points that made sense to me. One of the servers was trying to learn how to behave in a non-theme restaurant. When he came over, he kept greeting the “customers” with a good evening, a welcome, and then he’d ask, “What brings you here this evening?” The person teaching server etiquette kept criticizing him and finally said, “Try to talk like the people who walk by your bar.”
Given that the bar is awkwardly located in the middle of multiple corporate highrises, it was clear what she meant. “I hate those people,” the server groaned.
"Those people are going to make you money," she replied.
It was then that I knew what the problem was. For the folks hosting the show, the only possible measure of success was wealth. For the people running the bar, the only possible measure of success was being happy and doing something they loved.
This dichotomy, between the traditional measure of success and the way some people (including myself) measure success, is sort of at the core of living in the society we live in. I am, by most measures, successful. I own a house, am married to a great guy, have an okay amount of money, a job I enjoy, etc. But that’s *my* success.
I wouldn’t be happy wearing a tie and schlepping to work in a business office. Instead, I work at home, often in my pajamas, and talk to people on the phone, helping to make their travel dreams come true. It can be stressful and miserable at times, but, overall, I love what I do. I’ll never be rich, but I get by.
And for me, and the people at Piratz, I suspect, getting by is just fine.