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Okay, so here's what I've learned so far: 



:bulletblack: Bad news for me is that people really don't want to donate to this thing. Though I did get the $50 I asked for as a baseline amount, that was in a single donation from one person (+1 ally slot), and obviously that's not a sustainable model for the future! 

:bulletblack: What I did notice is that quite a few people were interested in getting hold of the slots for VFQuest. 



Now if people don't want to donate, that's a completely reasonable position to take--nobody likes giving something for nothing. But it does put me in a bind, because I can't justify putting in the time and work on it for free. I already do Victory Fire for free twice a week after all. Unfortunately, though I live as simply as I can, with the best will in the world I do need to eat and pay my minimal expenses (internet mainly; can't do without that if I'm posting comics!). 



I have a few different options from here. 

:bulletpink: I can go to another site and look for commission work. This will inevitably cut into the time I have available for doing stuff here. VFQuest would definitely stop after this first run, and Victory Fire could end up going to once a week, once a fortnight, or in the worst case scenario simply have to end. This has the highest likelihood of a workable income for me but it would not be a fun situation for any of us here, obviously. I love making these comics for you guys and I'd hate to have to stop and spend my time drawing stuff I don't even like for $$$.

:bulletpink: I can offer more VFQuest scenarios, for shorter (1-area or 1-room puzzle) runs, with the intent of completing each one within a week - thus I'm getting my little bit of necessary income solely off the paid slots rather than donations. The onus would be on the readers to purchase all slots reliably, or this absolutely wouldn't work. This one involves the most amount of work for me.

:bulletpink: I can end VFQuest after this run and offer more traditional style comic, "YCH" and single image commissions here on DA. I'm dubious about the likelihood of success with this one. There's a lot of people doing it here, and most of them are undercharging spectacularly for their work and time, meaning it's very difficult to attract buyers if you don't do porn

:bulletpink:??? Option 4, some sort of combination of above? I might need more than 24 hours in a  day to keep up with that though… 




What would you guys like me to do?

What kind of endings do you like to read about? 

44%
128 deviants said Bittersweet endings that leave me feeling hopeful.
30%
87 deviants said Happy endings.
12%
34 deviants said Bittersweet endings that leave me feeling a little sad.
11%
32 deviants said I reject your ending and substitute my own. Fanfics forever!
3%
10 deviants said Despair.

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Death2gaming Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Good luck with VFQuest 
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IncognitoIcecaMember Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh hey! Thanks for le llama.
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ZarfireNightshade Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I love your work! Thanks for the lama!
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Airenee93 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thanks for the BAdge~ :D
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Zackis23 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thanks for the Badge! :D
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PandaViolet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I broke night reading your beautiful comic ; w; it's one of my favorite comics I swear, everything about it is beautiful
Characters, art- all of it I adore it
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Coyote-Luxraen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for the llama!
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IndigoWarrior1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :iconllamadummyplz:

Love your comic, keep up the good work! ^^ And Happy New Year!
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PyriteCove Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!! Merry end of 2014! =u=
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StevieG213 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member
Thank you for the llama and happy new year!
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