One of the things I am being continuously reminded of is that without money you honestly can't do anything of any kind of worth, especially!? Bringing Your Dreams into Reality. Frankly I'd like to find the fool who believes that you can accomplish your goals without finances and resources in place and in order. The phrase that money is "the Root of All Evil" is an OUT-N-OUT LIE! Because the Root of All Evil begins and ends with PEOPLE. Not whatever currency is created by people to then become the lame-ass excuse to justify A PERSON'S ACTIONS. Quite frankly a suspect person, will reveal themselves in subtle ways when they don't have the money to be able to indulge and reveal themselves to BE, who they really are. Much like the phrase "Adversity REVEALS WHO YOU ARE". Money is the exact same way. When a person acquires or has access to money they REVEAL WHO THEY ACTUALLY ARE.
Why am I typing all of this and posting it and what in thee hell does any of it have to do with the Webshop? I have been for the last week and a half, making an ass out of myself quite frankly. Because I have had to wait and be patient for the means to develop that would give me the opportunity to put out My Ideas and Concepts without having to worry about being told by so-called publishers and such, to change this and change that. Censure this and censure that. Throughout these last few weeks while setting up the Webshop and submitting designs for approval for sale. I also had to go on ahead pick and choose which products to sell on the shop. And then design each piece of merchandise for eventual sale. Each design then has to be checked to make sure that they DO NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY EXISTING DESIGNS/CHARACTERS, ETC! And then be approved by the rest of the guidelines so that they can then be ALLOWED TO BE SOLD. Last week I uploaded 100+ CHARACTERS AND DESIGNED EVERY LAST SINGLE ONE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE MERCHANDISE. -_- This includes tags so they can be searched. Descriptions of the characters. Setting up sale prices. How the characters were to be placed on each piece of merchandise, etc! All of that work ended up going down the toilet, because the designs were REJECTED! >_< And they were rejected due to backgrounds not being trimmed. So I had to find artwork that was ALREADY CLEANED OFF WITH NO BACKGROUNDS! ^_^ Now? Some of you MAY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THAT ACTUALLY MEANS, I DID NOT. So once again I undertook uploading and then doing all the work but this time for ONLY 12 CHARACTERS. I made sure the backgrounds were cleaned off and NOTHING BUT A PLAIN WHITE BACKGROUND AND STRICTLY THE DRAWING! ^_^ Do you see where I'm fuckin up yet? Because I still HADN'T CAUGHT ON YET! Here is an example;
Now!? I'm thinking they mean GET RID OF EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR THE ACTUAL DRAWING HERSELF! -_- Which of course, ruins this picture! So I set about using THE PAINT PROGRAM TO CLEAN EVERYTHING OFF EXCEPT BREEONA!
Rendering the picture TO THIS, mind you this is AN EXAMPLE. But do you SEE THE SILLY-ASS MISTAKE I'M MAKING!? The WHITE BACKGROUND IS STILL A BACKGROUND!!!!!! But because it'd been SO LONG SINCE I DID ANYTHING LIKE THIS FOR PRINT AND PRODUCTION I COMPLETELY KEPT MISSING THE GODDAMN REASON FOR REJECTION! The reason for REJECTION IS LITERALLY BECAUSE I AM NOT REMOVING THE ACTUAL WHITE BACKGROUND AND EVERYTHING ELSE SO THAT IT IS STRICTLY THE ARTWORK! Translation, PAINT PROGRAM CAN'T REMOVE THE BACKGROUND! -_- Adobe Illustrator and such programs, CAN! Thus leading me to why I was typing about MONEY! I have an OLD DESKTOP HARD DRIVE that people have been on my ass about why do I keep LUGGING THIS DAMN THING WITH ME! Well, it's because IT HAS MY ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM ON IT AND I DON'T HAVE MY DISK FOR IT! But because I'd STOPPED DOING ARTWORK ON A REGULAR BASIS!?
I've forgotten what the fuck certain terms MEAN AND WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING WHEN THOSE TERMS ARE USED! So I'm sittin here LIKE JOHNNY JACKASS using PAINT to CUT THE BACKGROUNDS OF THE DRAWING OUT! Which THEN CREATES A WHITE BACKGROUND WHICH STILL CAUSES MY DESIGNS TO GET REJECTED! It took me TILL LAST NIGHT TO REALIZE "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!" -_- I need to use my adobe illustrator program TO ACTUALLY REMOVE THE BACKGROUND! People have told me over and over "Why do you keep claiming you're rusty!? Look at this artwork, look at what you've drawn!" WELL!? THIS IS WHAT I MEANT BY IT! I didn't even UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL THEY WERE SAYING TO ME, even though WHEN I WAS ACTIVELY DRAWING AND DOING WORK YEARS AGO...!?
I would've IMMEDIATELY KNOWN, get the Adobe and REMOVE THE BACKGROUND, NOW?! The money aspect comes in BECAUSE IF I HADN'T HAVE KEPT MY OLD DESKTOP, well!? I'd be fucked up right about now! And yes, tax season is here, but DAMN THAT! I'm TRYING TO GET THE HELL OUT OF WHERE I'M LIVING RIGHT NOW! My blood pressure is on a GODDAMN ROLLER COASTER THANKS TO HAVING TO LIVE AROUND FOOLS AND IDIOTS WHO WANNA BULLSHIT 24/7 THEN BITCH-N-MOAN ABOUT SHIT THEY COULD FIX IF THEY SHUT THE HELL UP AND ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GOT TO DAMN WORK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT SHIT AROUND HERE!
So I'm TIRED OF TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE AND BEING AN EXAMPLE THAT THEY DON'T WANNA FOLLOW CUZ THAT TAKES TIME OUT OF THEIR BULLSHITTING-SCHEDULE! So if I DIDN'T HAVE My Desktop, now I'd have to COME OUT OF POCKET! For an Adobe Program where frankly HAVING A SAFE HOME BASE IS RULE #1! It doesn't matter about potential profits if you spend MOVING MONEY ON EQUIPMENT and then GET MURDERED OR WHATEVER!? Cuz THE ENVIRONMENT IS UNSAFE! The day-job provides ENOUGH to cover BASICS but NOT ENOUGH for REAL INVESTMENTS NEEDED ON MULTIPLE FRONTS! So a LACK OF MONEY means A LACK OF ABILITY TO INVEST BACK INTO THIS WEBSITE THE WAY I NEED TO. And something as simple as an Adobe Illustrator program plus ongoing expenses and then situation/circumstances like NEEDING TO MOVE, can become PROBLEMATIC IN A HURRY! Not even gonna get into the fact that it's almost that time to RESIGN with Weebly for Hosting this site! Having ENOUGH CAPITAL TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS, regardless of size, IS CRITICAL! And having multiple NEEDS COLLIDE AT THE SAME TIME, is PROBLEMATIC! Fortunately FOR ME!? I didn't listen to the DUMMIES who kept saying I could ALWAYS REPLACE the Adobe Illustrator Program on the old Desktop. It was bad enough I lost my damn disk/s, and frankly I think one of MY FORMER FRIENDS may have POCKETED THEM! Or worse I was dumb enough TO LEND THEM and then since I wasn't doing anything with them AT THE TIME. Never got them back from whomever, EITHER WAY!? At some point or another, you HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS PLUS KEEP YOUR BASICS IN ORDER. So for those wondering why the hell My Posting had FALLEN OFF it was because I was busy trying to get the Webshop Artwork APPROVED and getting REJECTED! Cuz I couldn't REMEMBER PROPER TERMINOLOGY! And then NEVER HAD A CONNIPTION FIT! Over the fact that I kept USING PAINT PROGRAM to do something IT CAN'T. ACTUALLY. DO! And then freaking out because I've been spending literal days putting all this together ONLY FOR IT TO GET REJECTED! And initially, me thinking, I don't have THE MEANS to REMOVE BACKGROUNDS CUZ I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT PROGRAM/S! Till...?! ^_^ I remembered that I DO have the right program. This time I'm gonna just upload ONE design. Submit it. Then wait till it clears before doing 10 & 12 designs with all the work that comes with EACH DESIGN UPLOAD....
This listing shows the actual damage amount that weaponry and powers of the listed classes do in terms of the technical manual I'd told you all that I was working on when I first started this website. It is also indicative of how far I intend to go with all of this in the future. Where I have been asked repeatedly on whether or not I would ever make some sort of animated version of all of this.
I pointed out how long it took for the TIE Anime short done by an actual animator on youtube, for him to get it done. And I let them know that it is something that I would leave to actual animators when it finally gets far enough along for that. But animation is not cheap and it is time consuming, especially if you're doing it BY YOURSELF.
Which is what the creator of the TIE Anime did.
My point and purpose behind all of this is so that the readers will eventually be able to actually FOLLOW THE STORIES AND UNDERSTAND THE TECHNICAL JARGON that the characters are talking about and that the reader is reading. My ultimate actual goal at some point or another is to actually turn all of this into a VIDEO GAME!
In my high school days I used to create RPGs for the sole purpose of moving away from D&D and even the original & Advanced Marvel Superheroes and dull-ass Champions. In 9th grade myself and another student created a Transformers RPG. And we played that instead of the actual store-based and bought systems. I then created a Star Wars RPG near the end of that school year. When we all came back 10th grade an official Star Wars RPG was in the works and was out by end of 10th grade and I got a lot of kudos for having created something CLOSE TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY PUBLISHED!
This is another reason why everyone keeps telling me even now to simply just take all of My Ideas to somebody ALREADY ESTABLISHED AND GET PAID! -_- While they in turn now own MY. IDEAS. AND GET PAID ZILLIONS MORE!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH, no. I just turned 45 and I love the fact that whether YOUNG OR OLD, I get told the same thing REPEATEDLY.
Just. SELL. OUT! >_< Nobody wants to START AT THE BOTTOM! Evvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvverybody wants THE MONEY! No thought about what happens next. NO THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS NOW, started AS NOTHING, AT THE BOTTOM!
With all of that typed!? I will be fleshing out the above chart and inserting examples of what and/or who, has such powers and weaponry at their disposal! Mind you I am sitting here with the PHYSICAL PAPER STARING AT ME. Where it includes the Body Armor Grades. I'll do that tomorrow. It's been a VERY LONG DAY. Goodnight.
I've been asked for months why am I not selling my character artwork on tee-shirts? It's taken me some time, because my main concern has always been about getting stories up and out. Where I had spent the lionshare of my time chasing after a means to put my stories out in ebook format only to learn that it isn't actually possible and to my knowledge is actually illegal. Something that still grates on my nerves and baffles the shit out of me for all this supposed free-enterprise crap that gets kicked around, BUT!? I've been writing and actually DO HAVE MATERIAL that could be posted up but quite frankly I have a particular pattern that I've finally decided upon, SO!? As you can see. Nada. Nothing. Nichts. Nill! No stories are up yet, ironically because the completed ones are actually B-Max stories!
And I decided when I finally got my DEFINITIVE FORGET ABOUT IT, regarding ebook formats, UNLESS!? I sell through Amazon. Which I posted about some time ago, so I simply decided to lay out how I wanted to show different parts of the world and it was at that point that I opted to start with Tansoba in Nigeria instead of continuing forward with B-Max in Imperial America!
Throughout the course of all of this I have constantly been asked about selling my artwork on tee-shirts and after doing some digging I've found what I needed AND NOW!? I will be able to open a Tee-shirt Webstore that I'll be attaching to this site! I'm also finding that My Day-job while helpful in allowing me to be able to work on material here? Writing out these stories and having access to my laptop and files is a whole 'nother story. Like I've typed to you before, I'm learning this all as I go. BUT!? I finally agreed to terms after reading over everything over the last week and now I'm in the midst of designing the shop and the tees and I intend to have everything up and running over this weekend! WOO-WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
So it is nearly 1:30am EST and I'm trying to finish typing up this info and get my ass to bed because I need to get up at 5am EST so I can get my workout in and then head off to work! BUT!? One of the things I typed to you about before was the fact that I was sorting out THE ENTIRE HISTORY AND TIMELINES OF ALL OF ELLIS-FAMILY! Now, as I have typed before, Ellis-Family only came into existence because Lady Mango-Ellis had no choice but to get involved in the patronsponsorship-program of MAD so that she could do her damnedest to get a MAD Human-Hybrid made with biophysical-abilities high enough that would qualify him to be a Witch-Doctor. As I have revealed in a previous creator's corner post, Lady Mango-Ellis had encountered a Witch-Doctor named Asad, who helped save her ass after she'd been nearly killed by an NCF-Reaver!
After her encounter with Asad, she'd finally gotten the chance to interact with someone who honestly had not just personal power but actual standing-power within MAD. It was Asad who ended up revealing to her the fact that 3rd-Tier is ruled and run by MAD-bitches who have reached their DePleau, degrading-plateau. And that all of them were always the oldest and most worn out MAD-bitches of whatever base and place 3rd-Tiers like Mango were stationed at. He was impressed by her resolve and the fact that the Reaver was clearly impressed by her as well, because she decided to leave her alive. Note that this is a marked constrast where these are Earth-Mangs making decisions on who they spare and who they feel should get a chance to keep on living. The biggest reason for this is because Earth-Mangs that live in the Black-African Safe-Havenships HAVE REAL LIVES AND RIGHTS AND DO NOT SIMPLY EXIST SOLELY TO FIGHT UNTIL DESTROYED. This is in stark contrast to IACF ARC-Mangs who are intentionally mixed with animals so that they standout among the citizenry of the Imperial American Empire;
Mango, Melissa, Mango. Was left with the fact that Asad had clearly decided to clue her in on how things work, but it left her with more questions as to why he would do that!? But he hadn't done shit about the fact that these obviously burned out MAD-bitches were running 3rd-Tier and simply grinding up new batches of MAD-bitches because they could! Or so, that was what Melissa originally believed. She would eventually get her chance to finally meet one of the 3rd-Tier Lady-Generals of Common Core MAD-Lagos Point. And she would see quite quickly that what Asad had pointed out to her was quite correct, too a fault! Lady Supawn Puree. Is a 0-Gen MAD-Lady and an established 3rd-Tier Lady-General! What I have been typing out, fleshing out, and putting in order. Is exactly how the pecking order works among Mang-Androids and who is in charge of what, why, when! And I've even started working on the actual LANGUAGE of Mang-Androids. The process of how they are created. Why they are the weakest of the Earth-Mangs but the most numerous and easy to produce. And how Melissa Mango had to rise from the bottom of 3rd-Tier and the fact that to do it!? She had to confront and ultimately defeat enough of the 0-Gen MAD-Ladies who ruled-n-ran 3rd-Tier MAD-Lagos Point! This also gave me the chance to flesh out THE HISTORY OF MADTRONIX BY DEFAULT! As well as to compare-contrast MAD-bitches to other Earth-Mangs but also to their MAD-bastard counterparts of the MAD Human-Hybrids. All of this ends up coming together to show THE ORIGINS OF MANGO-FAMILY, which Mango Melissa built off of the butts of a core group of 0-Gen 3rd-Tier Lady-Generals. Where she had to confront, outwit, outthink and ultimately EXPOSE EACH OF THEM AS INCOMPETENT! To get her shot at gaining not only a step up on the ladder of power within MAD-Lagos Point, but also?! Power over the 0-Gen MAD-bitches she defeated, creating the Foundation for Her Mango-Family in the process. A process that would cause this collection of burned out bitches to become the Gulash-Family of Mango Melissa......
Even as I sit here now typing and listening to this music. I have a partially completed first drawing sitting in my bookbag, in the sketchpad. Of a Nigerian Counterstrike Forces ARC-Mang B-Trooper. The B-Trooper, Basic-Trooper, of the NCF. Is one of the pictures that I decided I needed to get done to really start highlighting the fact that of the Counterstrike-membership, the NCF is actually one of the more deadly and dangerous because of the fact that Nigeria initially was able to gain her independence from the British Empire thanks to PAGCO-Nigeria and MADtronix-Nigeria. So there was no Nigerian Counterstrike Forces, at first. However like everything there was and is more to the story and the defeated Black British-Nigerians who stayed loyal to the Crown didn't just simply dry up and go away. While most fled Nigeria some stayed behind and others ferried back-n-forth secretly to help undermine the newly created Nigerian government. These dissidents would become the core of creating Nigerian Counterstrike Forces. But in a twisted and mangled way, present-day Britain and America and France would have rather have had it so that things had failed, had they known that The Children of these dissidents. Would ultimately decide that Their Parents were wrong! And it was better to work in a convoluted 3-way with PAGCO-Nigeria and MADtronix-Nigeria, instead of wiping them out, while being weakened in the war with them! ...Thus allowed any of the aforementioned foreign powers to simply waltz in and take control of the battered and torn carcass of a shattered Nigeria. And so we get the present-day Nigeria that has its NCF having not only the ARC-Mang technology and secrets given to the Original Dissenters who secretly seized key political positions and brought the NCF into existence! Only for Their Own Children to inherit their mantle and mission and immediately cease hostilities with PAGCO-n-MADtronix Nigeria! And once again drive their own parents either out of Nigeria once and for all or into the grave by simply slaughtering them! The bottom line being that The Children of the Dissenters correctly understood that the entire scheme was for Their Parents to continue to be blinded by the need for blood and revenge against PAGCO-n-MADtronix Nigeria, and their now ruling rebel friends that had driven them out during the War for Independence from the British Empire! All the while the British Empire was covertly sending in her own agents to assess the situation and lay groundwork for an invasion by the Motherland directly! At the same time the French were also jockeying for position because they wanted to gain control over Nigeria so they could use her to attempt to recapture their own lost French West African Colonies! The American Empire by this point was more concerned about the fact that they didn't have any direct colonies in Africa and never really had. The fact that, Etherton and Pagan, were for all extents and purposes, "Black Americans". Was something that they were tired of being beat about the face and neck with by their European Allies. And a chance to let all of these fools and fuck-up's go at each others throats!? While they could unleash the likes of Empress Tiamat to simply lead their massive ARC-Mang Dragons to invade Nigeria! Just like they'd already done in Southeast Asia, was something that had many of the top brass salivating over! Because by sending them to Nigeria they could really turn them loose and let them blast Nigeria back to the fuckin stone age where she belonged! The collatorel damage and loss of life numbers were astronomical!!!!!! And many within the deepest darkest chambers of Imperial American government and military were looking at the fact that they could depopulate the country using Empress Tiamat and her EXP-ARCs! Then begin a nice-sized mass-migration of White Americans on every level to the decimated remains of Nigeria! Where they could use ARC-Mangs for labor alongside of LOYALIST Imperial American Altered-Humans!
While the Dissidents, who are the Founders of NCF. Were all too obsessed and all too eager to get revenge and eradicate every semblence of everyone who'd driven them out of their homeland in shame and humiliation were wrapped up in all of that!? Their Children were paying attention to the fact that the open warfare was already causing massive damage to Nigeria and her innocent people. Never mind that all of the technological advancements that had been built by PAGCO-n-MADtronix Nigeria were now going up in smoke and ash and ruins! Due to the wild open warfare between them against the newly founded NCF! Which had stolen technology from both PAGCO-n-MADtronix, thanks to the fact that they'd successfully infiltrated them and the government on the R&D and bioengineering-levels! This is the heart of why the NCF is so dangerous and successful. Because it is a successful amalgamation of all three Earth-Mang types and the biotechnology that all of them normally are kept separate from each other in the various nations that they compete against each other for control over. In the end it was a poorly done move by either the British or the French. To leak the fact that the monstrously successful invasion and subjugation of Southeast Asia by the EXP-Imperial American Forces! Were being repositioned for an invasion against one of the most powerful West African Nations! The Children of the Dissenters knew that if Empress Tiamat and those monstrous Imperial American ARC-Mang monsters!?!?!? Touched Nigerian soil!? Their first concern was that Pagan himself might finally join the battle! Which would just result in the obliteration of Nigeria! The devastation caused by Empress Tiamat and Her Forces against a multitude of Southeast Asian countries!? They literally wiped out and took over entire chunks of countries in weeks! Slaughtering their human-defenders and from what the news was reporting, civilians as well! And then installing martial law for whomever or whatever was left! The Children of the Dissenters collectively decided that having a homeland and figuring out how to coexist with PAGCO-n-MADtronix! Was better than having those Imperial-American monsters invade and essentially cause the end of Nigeria and everyone and everything inside of her! The irony is that this would alter a number of people's destiny's including the aforementioned Imperial-American monsters who would ultimately be exposed to have always been expendable cannonfodder for the Empire. That would ultimately end up being shipped decades in the future, to Camden-New Jersey where they would become the soldiers of Crusader Base and one Byron Maxwell....