Commissions Closed & Life Status

Hey guys~

Due to IRL happenings and not making very much progress on my current commissions, I’ve decided to close commissions. I don’t know when or if I’ll open up for them again.

I thought with being in a better spot in my life I’d be able to spend more time and effort on both commissions and writing in general; however, as time went on, things slowly became chaotic on my end. My current job went from being something I can just go to and make some decent money without really needing to stress out about it, to making me dread each day and wondering how much of a shitshow it’ll be. It’s also left me stressed out and drained to the point where I didn’t want to do much of anything productive and barely taking care of myself; knowing I still have six commissions to work on doesn’t help either.

However, things are slowly getting better, I think; the biggest thing is not letting my job get to me too much. Thing is, I want to keep this job for much longer than a year if I can, as well as stay where I’m currently living, both of which have become a bit difficult lately.

I’ve never had much of an opportunity to establish myself since living on my own prior.

I will continue to work on what is currently in my queue as best as I can. After that, I may focus on personal writing for a little while or as I work on commissions; my characters miss me and I miss them.

In the past, I’ve taken commissions as a means to make a little extra cash on the side; while this is still true, I don’t feel as desperate for the money anymore. And while I do treat commissions in a business-like manner, I want these to be a fun experience for both me and the client; they also help me grow as a writer and explore various themes and topics I wouldn’t write about otherwise.

But…I also need to take care of myself first.

With that said, for those of you who’ve already submitted a form and haven’t gotten your story yet, I will get in touch with you to determine if you still want me to do your commission or not. For those who’ve been wanting to commission me, I do apologize sincerely.

~TTFN

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Becoming Stronger

Commission for technophile34

This one was interesting to write, as this takes place within his robot doll setting. An infographic he linked me can be found here >>> http://www.furaffinity.net/view/29268958/

DISCLAIMER: The mother/daughter relationship is solely another term for a master/pet relationship and is NOT incest; there is also “gore” in this story as well. However, because they’re both robots and would only be programmed to feel emotions and pain, I do not have an issue writing about these two topics; if the characters were made up of flesh and bone and not metal and wires, this story wouldn’t exist.

Based on a concept by technophile34

Likeness of characters © Nintendo

Story © yours truly


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Another Punishing Spar

This is a trade I did with Nadir, who decided to make some artwork of a few of our friends sparring with his Rathi bull, Daivat; also Bandit can be seen ringside with a med kit on standby. You can find the original submission for the thumbnail used here >>> http://www.furaffinity.net/view/31906019/

Art & Daivat © moonlight502

Ricky © yours truly

Any characters not given explicit copyright information are property of their respective owners


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Announcement

Hey guys~

Just a quick announcement regarding commissions that I forgot to mention on my last journal about these: I’m thinking of closing the form sometime this weekend, most likely Saturday 5/25 (unsure of time right now, though most likely between 9am and 11am CST).

I’ve already gotten a few entries and a few more interested in getting a commission from me. I’ll be honest, I was not expecting to get more than one or two this quickly, and what I’ve seen so far are all good ideas.

Depending on what happens between now and Saturday, I may leave the form open but only work on three stories at a time. I may, however, cap the number of entries I’ll do to a total of 9 or 12; again, this depends on how many people show interest during the rest of this week.

So, if you’re still interested in getting a commission from me but haven’t filled out the form yet, please see this post here >>> https://rickypaszek.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/commissions-open/

~TTFN
Ricky

Commissions Open

Hey guys~

Gonna open up for story commissions (long time, I know). Like always, please read my guidelines first and fill out the Google form before contacting me. Doing so gives me a better idea what you want right away, even if you’re not 100% sure what you want; we can always clear things up later on.

Guidelines – https://rickypaszek.wordpress.com/story-commissions-info/
Form – https://forms.gle/GtZi2QAqZ28gL2UK6

There are a few changes I’m making to commissions, however, so please take note of these:

  • prices have increased based on a rate of $0.0075USD per word; this may not sound like much, but it’s significant once you view/calculate prices for each 1K word teir
  • you will be sent a paypal.me link instead of an invoice when payment is due; this is to make things easier for both of us, hopefully, and I’ve already had a couple people flat-out send me the money before I could send them an invoice
  • if you’re a ko-fi donor, I apologize, but I will not be doing donor discounts on commissions anymore; it’s become a little too difficult for me to keep track of and was more of an incentive for people to donate towards that and not as a tipping service

I will be working on three stories at a time; as commissions complete, that entry will be removed from the total. Once I hit 9 form entries total, it will be closed. However, these are not necessarily first come, first serve; I will need to look at what you want first and see if I’ll be willing to write it or not. (This is where reading the guidelines and form comes into play).

I will show commission progress on my Trello, which can be found here >>> https://trello.com/b/1DK9nJXf/story-commission-status

Thank you to everyone who’s commissioned me in the past and for everyone who enjoys my writing! This has always been a fun, interesting experience for me, despite the stresses it may bring 🙂

~TTFN
Ricky

Rough Sparring

Another story request for a friend of mine, this time featuring my goat bro, Jamie, having a little spar with a…girl?? (How uncanny!) Still wanting to get back into the swing of writing regularly and balancing that with life and whatnot.

Still keeping Jamie SFW though, but that’s not to say he’s starting to dabble into the romance territory as of late.

Nina © https://www.deviantart.com/ninadasherboxer

Jamie and story © yours truly

NOTE: This does not mean I will open requests to the public; writing requests are still reserved for friends only.


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Combo Flanking Maneuver

A while back, I wanted to get something with Yarred that touches on our love for all things fantasy: games, movies, shows, books, what have you. Plus, I wanted to get something a little different in general. I gotta say, I enjoyed seeing this progress whenever we got together on a Discord call; this one is easily a top favorite of mine, by far, even mentioning to Yarred I’d be willing to get a print of this (and dead serious about it too).

The reason I’m posting this on this blog in particular is because I even decided to write up a little flash fiction piece based off of this, though this was more used as a starting point. Also, for anyone who plays or have played Runescape, you may recognize a few locations/scenarios mentioned below. Continue reading

Sparring With Confidence

To try and get back into the swing of writing regularly again, I decided to take some request from a select few I’ve asked. One of whom is my friend, Rocky, who wanted a simple boxing-themed story featuring himself and…well, me 😛

Hope you guys enjoy!

Rocky © v-drift

Ricky © yours truly

NOTE: This does not mean I will open requests to the public; writing requests are still reserved for friends only.


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Some things…

Hey guys…It’s been a while…

First of all, you may have noticed I recently uploaded a story commission; this means I’m now finished with what commissions I had left in queue. However, I don’t think I’ll open up for commissions again anytime soon, for a few reasons:

– I want to start writing stories for myself and work on older ones that have been on the backburner for too long.
– I need to work on my personal life as much as I can to where I can feel fully content with my current situation. It’s much better than where I was at a year ago, but there is some areas that need improvement.
– I want to start reading more; this can range from stories I find online or others share with me, or from the number of books I own that have been sitting on my shelf as decoration.
– I may start writing stories for free/PWYW via ko-fi, mainly in terms of a YCH, regardless if others’ character(s) play a major or minor role in the story. I may keep this limited to friends, though, and I’m not considering these as requests.
– I did have an actual YCH story idea in mind, but I may just scrap it or rework it and write it as a personal story. Might have this one include other people’s characters, if they are willing to allow me to use them.
– I might just close requests and trades/collabs for now; again, I want to write for myself.

A lot of this I should have done when I first joined the fandom, rather than take on commissions as soon as I had an identity established. But, I guess better late than never, eh?

Will I get published, who knows? Will I decide to self-pub later down the line? Maybe. But the first step I need to do is write, and write, and write.

As a side note: I no longer RP. Please don’t ask or I will ignore you. I no longer have the desire to do so, nor do I have the time anyway anymore.

~Ricky

Brawl in the Pridelands

A heated fight between two buff kitties I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I was a tad hesitant to take this on, but I later found this to be a fun story to work on.

For vasquez1986 on FA

Story © yours truly

The Lion King & The Jungle Book & associated characters/locations are © Walt Disney Pictures


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