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Promo – World Building Wednesday 56

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

Today, we will hear a story  of the Orcs, from the perspective of the Brogh – why do the Orcs, though Viking inspired, have nothing to do with the ocean?

Click here for the full post! ❤

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 52

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
As promised in last weeks post, where we looked at general Orcish tent design, this week we’re looking at the Chief’s tent – how its different, and why (with Onna’s family’s tent as an example).

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 51

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week, as you might have expected, we are looking at a basic redesign for Orcish tents (to be used in all previous page correction and future pages). Full design work and notes available to all my patrons – click here for the full post!

And to see examples of what comes with pledging me, click here.

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Page 94 production paused due to unintentional cultural appropriation

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Page production is on hold until further notice, and I have an apology to make.

When I first designed the Orcs of Tock’s world, I chose to have them live in yurts because I simply and ignorantly thought yurts are lovely and wanted to draw them. I did not consider their history and cultural context at all, and in doing so have paid a striking disrespect to the cultures they come from.

It doesn’t matter that Tock’s story takes place in a Faerie setting away from that context – human inspiration still needs to be taken responsibly, and I wasn’t thinking or acting responsibly at the time. I did not intend to appropriate anything, but I have, and I am truly sorry, especially to anyone who may have been offended by what has been depicted in the comic.

I intend to correct every page that features the yurts, which will take some design adjustment and redrawing. More information on my timeline for that asap. In the meantime, bonus art and weekly bonus worldbuilding will be up as scheduled on Patreon.

Thanks very much to all of my readers for your patience while I correct this issue 💗

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Tock has some confusion.

Thanks for your patience with updates, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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‘Tock Daydreams,’ and Happy Lesbian Visibility Day!

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Finally got this done!!! It will actually be featured as the cover for issue 2, BUT I couldn’t resist sharing it today, in honor of Lesbian Visibility Day ❤

So, a special shoutout to all my fellow queer lady-loving-ladyfolks. It’s been some time since I came out, but I continue to be grateful for my journey and all parts of my identity, including this one. When I was growing up in the 90’s, it was a lot more dangerous to be openly myself. I stayed closeted for a while, and then only opened up to select people as I felt necessary. And only when I felt safe. That got better as time went on – as I found a community of other LGBTQ+ people, as I fell in love and gradually became more accepted by my family and other people in my general communities (thank the Gods that we are   e v e r y w h e r e ).

That said, there is still  M U C H  progress to be made. I feel like my culture pretty well accepts cisgender gay men and lesbians who fit into it’s accepted heterosexual “norm” (find one person, get married, have babies), but genderqueer visibility, nonbinary visibility, trans visibility, pansexual visibility, asexual visibility, etc. etc. etc. is just beginning to be addressed, let alone respected. And even though I feel safer in general, there are still SO many places in my country and the world where it’s still not “okay” to show my own love openly.

We are still worlds away from the constant fear I felt about my sexuality when I was first figuring it out, so on this day I can’t help but be grateful for the progress we HAVE made – and hopeful for even more. Safety and visibility for ALL people sooner and sooner.

(And don’t forget – less than one week left to preorder issue 2!!)

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 37

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week we’re looking at how Orcs handle weapons, and how that’s linked to their Clan names (picture featuring Onna, btw, who dual wields axes – including one that looks less than Orcish, but we’ll get to that eventually…. ❤ ).

Full post available here!

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