I managed to compile a config to make Lemmy work with Apache. It took some time and a lot of googling. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it seems to work. I removed most of the information specific to my instance, but you’ll most likely still need to at least tweak the paths to make this work properly.
After seeing what Game Freak did to Zapdos in Pokemon Sword/Shield I remembered an old USSR cartoon called Крылья, ноги и хвосты (“Wings, legs and tails”). It’s a rather bizarre crude looking short cartoon about an ostrich who showed a vulture that legs are better than wings. With new Zapdos essentially being made an ostrich and running really fast in the game a picture like this was a given. After quite a long time in my list of ideas I decided to commission this piece from a pretty much unknown artist Calcatrix, because you need to support lesser known artists, especially local ones.
- VK: https://vk.com/calcatrix_18 (primary, she’s most active here)
- FurAffinity: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/calcatrix/ (less up to date)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/calcatrix1 (less up to date)
- Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/calcatrixart (not really helpful to Russian artists anymore)
- Furry Network: https://furrynetwork.com/calcatrix/ (looks abandoned)
I’ve had an idea of having a sticker pack for a number of years. It took quite a while to assemble a list of reactions to include in the pack, but when I finally did (and also had money to spare) I commissioned Nix to draw me one. It has 30 stickers (was supposed to be 31, but one is missing as I’m still trying to find a reference for it), although actual reactions take only about half of the pack. The other half is effects of Thalasin.
A little while ago I was thinking about possible ideas for commissions. One of them was my pokesona as a Postal Dude, because I love Postal game series. But I didn’t want to commission ZiPo for that, I think his art style wouldn’t fit the theme, even though he likes Postal games as well. Nix was out of the question too, I mean, come on, cute Postal Dude? I needed something more crude. And artists I didn’t know personally wouldn’t be too happy with my lack of a reference sheet. But it so happens that my friend Jim has just the right style.
Back in May, during a Friday evening I was having some beer as I tend to (when I’m not on medication) while watching Markiplier’s sonic.EYX video. I liked how Tails looked there, or rather I felt a strong urge to comfort him. That’s how I came up with a prompt for this commission. ZiPo was glad he finally had an excuse to draw Tails because he had been wanting to for a while. I still had to wait almost five months because life happened, but here it is.
Originally ZiPo didn’t draw the sneakers because his reference images didn’t have them. I don’t know why he used these particular images or how it happened to be barefoot Tails, but I kinda liked how he drew the paws, so I asked to add the sneakers as an additional version rather than the only one.
Well, a couple of days ago I had a fun evening. Kinda proud to be a wannabe prepper.
Anyway, I came home after work at around 7PM, tired and hungry, inserted the key into the lock, turned it - and the key broke off with a half of it still being inside the lock. Nobody was at home and wouldn’t be for days. Great.
This one is pretty straightforward: my pokesona looks lovingly at yandere Twilight who’s in a schoolgirl outfit. Done, of course, by Nix. Did I mention I absolutely love yanderes? Although just the obsessive types, not the possessive ones.
For the longest time I had one avatar: a Terriermon with byakugan, a spiked collar and a tattoo. ZiPo came up with it for me after I told him how much I liked Terriermon from Digimon Tamers. But in 2016 I came up with a pokesona, Glaceon, an OC I could call my own. This is my attempt to show they are the one and same - me. I liked duality images kinda like this one from Poor Yorick, so I wanted something like that. ZiPo proposed the idea of a broken mirror and a butter knife which I liked. The mirror also means that the image is flipped, so the tattoo on Terriermon’s head is on the wrong side and reversed. Anyway, the result looks cool as fuck.
I was watching Sonic Boom (amazing show, very self-aware and funny) and started liking the character of Tails. He’s kinda like male Gadget Hackwrench. Then I saw this art and thought to myself: what if Tails meets his genderbent self? Cue Nix who drew this. Genderbent selfcest FTW.
In the first couple of episodes of DuckTales reboot Webby gave me very strong yandere vibes. Her elimination skills coupled with almost maniacally forcing herself on her cousins gave me that idea. So I asked Nix to draw Webby being yandere. Don’t know why she never published this piece anywhere despite posting something as grotesque as Rainbow Dash on a meathook.