Thanking me for favs/watches in or out of character, though I don't usually respond to these!
Commenting on my characters and bulletins, though again I'm not always good at responses!
Favspamming characters/images - I don't mind notification floods!
PMing me or commenting on my profile with any questions you have about my OCs, my threads, etc.!
Making sections/tables inspired by or based on the ones I've made for my profiles.
Drawing NSFW art of my OCs without my permission.
Referring to my OCs with fetishizing terms or slurs (like trap, loli, shota, etc.)
Stealing or heavily referencing my OCs in any way, including just using my OCs' art for icons, faceclaims, etc.
Asking for characters who aren't marked as being for sale/trade.
Being a jerk!! Be a nice person who cares about others. It's the cool thing to do!
What's up gamers, it's ya girl Iso and I have like a thousand OCs! Literally! So not all of my characters are uploaded here yet and probably won't be for a very long time! Aside from adoptables (since I like to prove my ownership) I don't like having incomplete profiles lying around, so I only upload characters once their profiles have been finished. I put a lot of thought and love into my OCs, so my profiles tend to be... long. Big time long. I also typically don't upload OCs unless they have avatar art I think is both accurate and shiny, but sometimes I make exceptions with OCs I really want to upload since I'm poor and art is expensive!
I really like making threads and showing off my OCs, so you'll probably see plenty of me around the forums! I'm pretty friendly and love being nice to others, so don't feel shy about interacting with me!
Reading about OCs is my favorite thing, so I typically reserve my favorites for characters with completed profiles to notify the creator that I took in all of their hard work! If I'm just faving for the design/art then I'll use image favorites! If you ever post a bulletin about working on profiles rest assured that I've read 'em, but I probably won't fav them until you've announced their completion! If you update things even further, I might even unfav and refav, whoa!!! I do that with literature uploads a lot, too. Individual chapter/collection favs when!!!
ANYWAY it's been a hot minute!! Things have changed a lot for me over the past couple months, so I figured it's about time I make another one of these!
part one: the life stuff and also the art stuff
The biggest thing is that I finally moved out and I've been living on my own. It's been... a surprisingly easy change since I'm pretty solitary anyway LOL it sucks not having cable or air conditioning and this apartment is Really Not The Best but it's been perfectly fine so far so that's cool!
The other big thing is that I got that job I mentioned interviewing for in my last bulletin!!!!! I work at a library as a shelver now which rly was pretty much my life goal because the workflow and setting are both so ideal! Only bad thing is that it's not full time, but I Am at least getting paid enough that I'm making more than I would be working $11 bucks an hour full time, which was about what I was stuck settling for when I was applying to jobs for months. City jobs don't mess around, baby!! They even started me higher than the base pay and everyone's always going on about what a hard worker I am and my boss keeps bragging about picking me and how well I did in my interview so it makes me feel very warm and fuzzy inside!!!
Though things still aren't super stable, I mentioned in my last bulletin this job would fix all of my problems and I mean it fixed a lot BUT. I am an idiot who didn't account for 1/3 of my paycheck getting taken out for taxes and the pension I didn't ask for so UHHHH I gave myself a little wiggle room in my budget there but not quite that much. Fortunately I hadn't yet signed up for cable or quit my other job yet (where I work one day a week, usually 5:30 on Sundays) which is good bc I can definitely not afford either of those things!! Or much, really, back to the ol' livin paycheck to paycheck and I'm still kind of seeing if I can even pull that off but. Hopefully I can!! Otherwise that would be bad!!!!! But I probably can if I'm extremely careful, and if I Really need to then my current job will probably let me work both days of the weekend. It would suck never having a day off (except holidays bc city job baby!!!!! oh god please dont let there be another government shutdown) but... that's life for ya.
I lied there's another thing that's causing some strife; at my job I'm in charge of getting books from the book drop bins in the morning. We recently changed this at my request (gotta use my clout early babey!!!) so now book drop is also being done in the afternoon and evening by the people in those respective shifts BUT the first couple weeks it completely wrecked my left wrist (AKA the one that holds big piles of books while the other hand puts them on a cart) and I'm still recovering, which has been tricky because both jobs require me to use my wrists all day and so do all of my hobbies, and I only get one day off so it doesn't have much time to rest. So I haven't been doing too much typing lately; they were getting better throughout this past week so I'm optimistic despite my wrist flaring up again this weekend. But it definitely gets in the way of me trying out commissions or anything like that, which is unfortunate because it would really be helpful!! Also dying bc Art Fight is a month earlier this year..... why....... I will so not be ready in any sense........ life is hard.......... though I haven't done much art lately too because my tablet doesn't like my new laptop much because TL;DR trying to find the driver was An Ordeal and it's glitchy so it abruptly stops working after roughly 10 minutes so I have to keep unplugging it and re-plugging it throughout any drawing session so it's like... lies down...
BUT back to the point my new job is nice and I'm extremely grateful for it but things are still really tight for me, esp since my commute is half an hour so I have to buy gas nearly every week and breakfast is Mandatory bc of how laborious it is so now I eat (thunderclap) three meals a day which is like 3 extra bucks a day... and I need to find money to buy an air conditioner and that's gonna chew up my electricity... so you might see me attempt commissions in the future anyway or open a ko-fi or something but get the impression you're supposed to do something in return for ko-fi's or it's like Patreon where you're supporting a creator and thus you have to be consistently making things or something?? So I dunno, but I figured I'd mention it in case anyone has advice or experience with either of those two things! If I opened anything though it'd probably just be $10 experimental chibis (i have not drawn chibis in 20 mil years.) and experimental bust/icons akin to these.
OKAY let's get outta all this money and life jazz. Let's get to the part you're really here for...........
part two: the original the donuts part
As you may have noticed if you're (not like me and) up to date on your inboxes, I've started doing something I call mini bios! I'll start explaining by linking the two I've made as of this bulletin: Cel and Elemon!
So, what's with mini bios? I was thinking about Cel and how badly she needs a profile here - she's been around for over a decade and holds the rare distinction of being important throughout that entire time period and being actively RPed with throughout - but I just couldn't get through the block of having to write her RP history and having to solidify Lilesque's timeline enough to put down a full backstory. So I saw this template and was like... y'know what? Mini bio time. That's got the right amount of meat for me to feel comfortable posting publicly without it just being a WIP.
Basically, mini bios are like Iso Profiles Jr.. They're a halfway point between the placeholders of my adopts and my full profiles. They're an overview of the entire character and basically provide the most necessary information; when I link them you should be able to come away with a good idea of who they are, what they're capable of, and what their role is. You might not have the encyclopedic knowledge that comes from one of my full profiles, but it's a perfectly acceptable amount of info!
I say that because mini bios are okay to fav! Seems straightforward, but I know with WIP bios I always emphasized repeatedly in bulletins and elsewhere to Not favorite WIP characters, so I just wanted to make it clear that mini bios aren't like that! If I felt uncomfortable with mini bios getting favs I'd just disable favs since we can do that now! So don't hesitate to drop those lil stars if you happened to like/read them! They're complete profiles, after all, just lacking in the sheer amount of detail present in my "regular" profiles.
You might also note based on these two that I've officially stopped caring about art vs dollmakers. I just don't give a fuck anymore, I'm too poor for all that shit!! Commissions and adopts just aren't happening in my current financial state; I'd either need this job to be full time (extremely unlikely; the person who just got promoted to a full-time position was part-time for 20 years so.) or for like... my girlfriend to somehow immigrate and have a job and live with me and be making enough to cover her bills as well, SO combined with me not being in a good place to make art of my own physically or financially (new tablet with proper driver... money...) I just. Can't really care about that kind of thing if I ever want to upload my OCs here! Yeah they'll get less clicks and lil stars and make my character page less immediately appealing to potential new followers but man... who gives a hoot my friends... not me. Not anymore. You're gonna be seeing a lot of Dreamselfies and Rinmarus and Picrews and you're gonna like it. Or at least tolerate it, ideally.
So now that I have essentially nothing holding me back and mini bios are absurdly easy - Cel's and Elemon's took me maybe 2-3 hours max and they had a ton of info to condense and links to write - let me know if there are any characters of mine you'd like to see uploaded here! Whether they're adopts you want to finally see real profiles for or OCs you've seen me mention (be it in other bios or offsite on Twitter or Curious Cat or something,) feel free to mention them and I'll keep them in mind! Elemon was a request, for instance, so The System Works! Ideally I'd like to have at least one up per week, but you know me and consistency. Still, I crammed two out already this week and it was fairly effortless, so expect to see them around.
This means that most of my profiles will probably be mini bios from here on out, with full profiles usually evolving from those or from other pre-existing profiles. You'll still see full profiles now and then, it's just that the long gap between them will be filled by plenty of mini bios! Maybe someday I'll even have all of my OCs uploaded to my main! Imagine. But, yeah, I hope you'll enjoy them! And feel free to steal the idea tbh it's already lifted so much weight off of my shoulders to let them into my life!
EDIT: OH forgot to mention that mini bios I probably won't favorite to be in the featured rotation and they won't be displayed in my profile layout; I'll save those for the full profiles to try and make sure the ones I worked the hardest on are the most visible!
part three: other toyhouse things
UHHH what else. I caught up on my character notifs recently, but I haven't really been keeping up with forum notifs and the character ones are up to almost 200 again, but I'm checking them slightly more often than usual so there's that...? Between work and playing ACNL again and having 10 million websites to check and two mobile games to play every day and RP posts to make I keep having issues managing my time RIP but if you've been following me for more than like two minutes you're probably well aware of my inconsistency anyway.
I messed around with galleries a bit; Dicro and Istra both have galleries that'll reflect how large ones will be organized from here on out! Really digging this change since it helps me organize things better and just makes things neater! I won't go through and make All of them like this, since most of my OCs don't have enough images to justify it, but I figured it was worth noting! Next thing I'd like to work on at some point is finally doing folders and flattening and whatnot since that'd be useful for pretty much all of my settings! Like it'd be nice to split Lilesque into the different alliances, Hell College to have distinction between teachers and students, etc.!
Another thing: this was linked in Cel's profile, but I'll of course advertise here in a good ol' bulletin as well that I made a list of the Oresses! Or, well, I copypasted a list from my friends' RP forum that's just a brief overview, but considering that the "Oress Holders" get mentioned in a lot of Lilaverse profiles I figured it would probably be a good idea to explain what they actually are and list them out!
Finally, now that I know you can I've decided to upload lits even if the applicable OCs aren't uploaded to be linked to the story! Right now the only thing that's relevant for is Let not this body be wasted., which is a story I wrote a year or so ago that I'm still pretty happy with. There's a big dragon, lesbians, and depression, all of which are pretty hip with the kids these days, so check it out! Though I'm sure the relevant OCs will probably have mini bios soon enough...
I mention that because I have a 4(?)-part story in the work that involves a bunch of OCs that aren't uploaded, though like I just said they might end up with mini bios before any of the stories are actually finished, so who knows! I still need to upload some ancient artifacts that feature Cel, but as usual I'll probably make a bulletin whenever those get uploaded!
part four: the other stuff
uhh. I guess that's about it? I'll link my trades/resales again since I could use the money, and I'll link my Curious Cat again since even though I haven't answered questions in a while I still love getting them! Still need to think of more to ask, too, but always feel free to send my questions right back at me imo winkity wink...
Only other thing I can think to mention atm is that I'm tentatively developing an interest in checking out Discord servers! I get kinda lonely sometimes when I see my friends mention something they got from another server of theirs or w/e bc... my RP friend group server is like. The only one I'm on. I don't have anyone else to share memes with outside of commenting on mutuals' things every once in a while but I rly function better in group setting rather than DMs. I thought about making my own server so I can share epic memes with prior friends and my sick TH mutuals (that's you guys!!) alike but god do I not want to moderate things if it turns out ppl don't get along nor do I want to deal with followers getting upset that they don't get an invite bc I don't want to invite anyone I am 1000000% secure around ya feel me...
But yeah if you happen to have a private server for yours pals/mutuals or w/e that you think I'd fit well in, let me know and I'll check it out! Or really if you just happen to know of any servers that are relatively drama-free and have avenues to talk about OCs or other interests you might know I have or something! Like I said I'm still a little anxious bc I've been through enough internet drama to last 50 lifetimes and my friend group has been extremely drama-free so the thought of heading into something new is naturally a little intimidating! So don't feel too bad if I don't end up joining something I get linked to or don't stick around; also worth noting that I tend to lurk around for a while before I start actively talking and whatnot so I can get an idea of the community vibe.
That should be everything! If you know anything about ko-fi let me know, if you have any OCs you want to see mini bios for let me know, and if you have any cool Discord servers you know of let me know!
though how will i even live without these emojis...
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Brought to her limit, a healer risks everything to bring a word of warning to a great dragon. She hopes to speak with her last breaths. (2018)