Hey, it's the last day of 2017! That means it's time to do my year in review thingie! Isn't that a swell ol' time? I believe that this has been one of my slowest years of productivity, especially in the tail end of the year. BUT it's basically an annual tradition so may as well get along with it already!
The start had a few things going for me. I had written a fair bit at the start of the month, and this is around the time I started commissioning more stuff, with
as my first ever transformation commission (and the first of many Nafster transformations). The month also yielded the unofficial end of the whole "Dust" series. I can't say anything for sure, but I may revisit the idea. As far as the other creator of the universe I can't speak on if they have any interest in doing more.
Then came TF Month, which was probably the biggest spike in activity from me. I revisited EVERY one of my series and added in a new entry, and managed to meet the story a day goal. Each one I was proud of, and I look forward to continuing both the series and the event itself in 2018!
I would end up doing a few collabs with :iconOrbrother: in the middle later half of quarter 2 of the year. I would also commission a few pieces of various character, obtaining more art for them. By this I would also meet now good friend :iconiiTryano-Chan: who I would later do very stream shenanigans and a collab with.
I would greatly step up my stream game, getting official art for it as well as adding the ability to subscribe for $4.99 a month and gain emotes as well as a plethora of other benefits. Sadly with the new job I obtained in the tail end, the introduction of this would falter as I had lose much time to stream, something that will change when I leave said job early in the year (within the next 4 months).
Starting in July, I would begin what I dubbed "The Nafster Project" where I would have the titular sona transform into my other characters, each with their own bit of art to go with it.
I want to make special note of this
, while it is simply a birthday gift for a friend, it is what I get the most favorites on far past its initial posting. I just wanted to make a note of that for some reason. And to be fair, it's a good lookin' pic.
I would roll out 4 new characters at the tail end of the year, those being Dianne
, Michael (and first not-sona male character!)
(same situation as Michael), and Janet
. While only Derek has had their series starting, I am still testing out various personality types with the characters, and we will see how they grow into fruition. Fun fact: Dianne is the fist and only character of mine to have a graphic on their shirt.
I would celebrate my three years on DA with a picture
featuring a handful of friends, though not everyone, and I wish I could of afford to included everyone.
I also created a discord server, discord.gg/uc8cS44 Vino's Van which has blossomed quite well in my opinion.
And that's about it. A little shorter and less in depth than previous ones, but hey, hopefully next year that will chance when I shift focus drastically. The full time job cuts into my time greatly, mixed with the long commute and 9 hour work days I'm gone about 12 hours a day. I will be leaving that and going back to part time somewhere else, and continue to write as I return to school. That's my year, lots of downs, lots of ups. But regardless I'm excited for what the future holds!