I absolutly agree with you, if hikari becomes the new head artist this game will go down a soft porn / ecchi route. I just wanted to add that the age of the cast seems to have been changed to 18+ because Alex wants his fans to make lewds of his cast. Example: The casino stripping game that asked if they can have Ayano as a character. (This doesn't really make it any better I just wanted to add that they don't seem to be minors anymore in the finished version).
Yeah, I agree. The 'gamer girl' stereotype is really horrible for actual female gamers who play games and who want to be taken for full. I'd really hate it if girls like sakimichan start a wave of 'female artists' who are belittled for not knowing what they are drawing and just do it for attention and money just like the female gamer counterpart, but thank god females are pretty dominant when it comes to the artist scene and we got so many talented female artists, i doubt it will affect how we will be presented in that scene. but still, it pretty much sucks that sakimichan is turning into a female artist who just cares about sexualisation.
Yes, they're good at sewing and also seems to have lots of experience with it by now. That might be why they can pump out so many costumes in such a short time. I don't know if they get extra help from their parents or friends with it tho, but nevertheless, I'm giving credit where credit is due and I think the costumes are still the thing they're best at. I don't even know if knite is still living at home. In which case I doubt they have to pay rent or stuff like that. I think they make around 500$ each month with patreon content and probably get the plane tickets and everything for free when they get invited to cons. I doubt one can live from 500$ alone especially considered all the costs that'll go into the fabrics.
I wonder how much her patreon money would rise up if she just dropped the lewd content and offered a tier for livestreams of housecleaning instead LOL This girl's home looks like the wet dream for someone who is a cleaning fetishist tbh. it reminds me of the houses of those hoarders who are on TV sometimes.
Fake voices and fake faces with tons of smoothing filters and big eye filters, these girls got to have self-esteem issues irl. also that dancing fox lady is so embarrassing since she tries to be like an anime loli but all i can see is a young adult woman dressing like a kid who wants to milk older man by trying to appeal to lolicons. yikes. not kawaii at all.
I feel like tearzah is going through the edgy teenager phase where they do embarrassing stuff and eventually come to realise how cringe they were but in their case they are a late-bloomer and go through this phase in their adulthood oh boi. i just hope they really did realise that their content was uuuh, kind of bs but i kind of feel like that apology is just damage control and they'll be back to cringey self-insert guro dollbabyabomination porn in a week or so.
Doesn't the tracing in elementary school/kindergarten happen to everyone? I remember when I was in 1st/2nd grade and kids started wanting to be 'the one kid in class who's good in art', they'd hold a piece of paper against a window and trace all the time. A friend traced sailor moon images from magazines all the time and some of them would also copy the drawings of the 'artsy kids' because of jealousy. It's just how kids are, and especially for young kids artclass is the 'cool class' because you just draw, so at least from my experience there was this time when we were smol and all of us would eventually trace and pretend to be better at art than the others. To be honest, if i'd meet one of the kids from back then who would be 20+ year old adults now and one of them would tell me: 'i'm actually still an artist. and i spend my previous week fully on making a youtube video about this one mean kid from 1st class who traced my drawing. now all the internet shall know they were a meanie. i also made sure to mention that i was the bigger person in the end.' i'd honestly feel second-hand embarrassment about that.
They make most of their costumes themselves. They even run a patreon account where they sell wip photos of their customes, that's probably where the majority of their income comes from. They also get sponsered costumes but it will be mentioned in the photo description, so unless they state it it's usually selfmade. And I agree that it makes no sense to say that they cook themselves when they don't have much time nor much money. I'm also a starving artist, and I can't afford cooking fresh ingredients often because that's very expensive. Food from cans etc is more affordable and time is money for many artists.
I really don't want to compare WLOP to sakimichan. He is one of my favs and compared to her he doesn't draw his characters oversexualised. Yes there are many pretty girls in his works who look similiar but he's still having lots of variation in his art compositions. Ans he can focus his art on details, armor, hair, wings, poses instead of sexy bodies. I also don't know if there is so much to say about him to open a topic but if anyone feels like it, please go ahead. Also i showed sakimichan's work to one of my irl friends who actively plays LoL and overwatch and he called her art 'embarrassing'. He said her art style looks nice but especially dva, mercy and ahri felt so ooc to him he mentioned it's the equivalent to those gamer girls who don't really know the characters/games.
Just in case you or anyone else is interested, this is the person who did the gremlin art: https://www.deviantart.com/hikari-nj She seems to be an ecchi artist (why am i not surprised alex chose her for his vid) so i dunno if she would make yansim less sexualised if she was the new main artist but at least she feels very professional compared to mulberry's lazy generic art. 10/10 would prefer over mulberry.
I'm confused... a lot of yansim supporters are posting everywhere that people shall thank alex because he does the game for free so they shall not complain about how long it takes to create it. did i miss something? last time i checked he got 3500$ per month and the full game with all rivals (not the bugged beta build) was supposed to be for 60$ or smth. EDIT: here's an example of someone claiming that alex works for free:
could it be that some of his die-hard fans don't even know about his patreon page and think that everyone is bashing 'a poor man' who is making a game 'without getting paid for it since 5 years'?
I think she meant it more in a 'if you're looking to be my friend' or 'if you love=worship me'. Since she mentioned a few times before her ideal fantasy of herself is being some sort of goddess who gets worshipped and can take without ever giving back. So I think she is looking for people who want to give and take OR people who just want to give.