Why Rent a Sim?

Our first goal is to reach $150 a month so that we can afford to rent a homestead on Second Life.

For those of you unfamiliar with Second Life a homestead is a type of sim, or plot of land, that you can rent to create your own world.  Sims in Second Life span the gamut of shopping marts, futuristic towns, mid evil castles and even real world museums recreated digitally!  If you can dream it, you can create it in SL!

The idea is to rent a homestead where I can design and set up the environments needed for the comic.  This will allow me to set up a scene and leave it for the next round of pictures, or if the scene comes back later in the comic I don’t have to worry about recreating it.  It allows me to put down props that might be needed in the scene which is huge because on some sims you are not allowed to rez any props.  This has meant that if I needed something specific in the picture other than my avatar, I would have to put it into the scene via Photoshop.  It takes a lot longer to edit when I have to do it all in post-processing.  The faster I can edit the photos, the more often I can post.

The current goal is one comic a week.  If I can get a homestead I might be able to produce two or three!

And who doesn’t want to see more comics out on a more regular basis?


Behind the Scenes Shuffle

So I have of 9 of 12 avatars that I need in order to have all the main characters on my own accounts.  They are looking fantastic!

The Fae King has had a glamour makeover. (As any good fae can attest, appearances can be deceiving and should  never be trusted!)  He is looking spooky enough for Halloween!  Be sure to join my Patreon to get a glimpse at his new look.  I’m just waiting on the Prophet, Talon, and Jasper and the whole crew will be ready for their photos.

Things are starting to roll along!

I’m also working on an introduction video for the Patreon page as well as a welcome video for Patrons who are so kindly supporting me!

I’ve got wallpapers in the works for folks who pledge $10 or more and I’m sketching out the ideas I have for the short comics for those who pledge $20 or more.  Though I’ll need your help to decide which comic to do first!  Keep an eye out for a poll a little later on in the week.

The crew is getting impatient and the sky is clear!  Seems like it’s about time for us to set sail!


Let’s speed this comic up!

So I’ve been running in to a bit of trouble with the comic, which is why the updates are so unbearably slow recently.

First off, we closed the sim I was using to create much of the comic’s environments.  This means I have had to use other sims and hope that they don’t change anything between shots.  It also means I can’t put anything down myself, so prop work and poses are limited.  This makes getting the shots just right very difficult.

Secondly, many of the characters in the comic are hosted on someone else’s account.  This means that when I want to do a photo shoot I need to work within the schedules of 1-5 people.  Scheduling a photo shoot has become near impossible.  So I am working on getting the avatars set up on my own personal accounts so I don’t have to wait on other people to take the photos.

These two things are what have been holding me up in the last two months, and I am actively working on fixing the second problem.  The first problem will take a little bit more help from you guys.

I am starting a Patreon page so that I can get help from my readers to rent a sim in Second Life so that I can put down all the props I need to and leave them in place so that I can just take the pictures or put down new prims as I see fit.  This will give me a level of creativity I didn’t have in the past.

Patreon is a simple way for you to contribute to the comic every month and get great rewards in return.

If you would like to see more of this comic, or simply wish to help me out, please feel free to become a patron!  Levels start as low as $1 a month and the rewards are worth it!

Pledge $1 or more per month
Official patron status. This means you’ll get access to my patron-only feed, have your name placed on the VIP section of the The Prophet’s Web’s webpage AND my endless appreciation for joining my team. ❤

Pledge $3 or more per month
You get the say! When I’ve got a question, you’ll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus all previous rewards. Help me pick out the perfect colors for my beadweaving or which outfit looks better on Captain Rencoat. (FYI: There may be nudity.)

Pledge $5 or more per month
You’ll get to see The Prophet’s Web a whole 24 hours before everyone else! Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $10 or more per month
You’ll get a new desktop wallpaper every month (FYI: There may be nudity.), plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $20 or more per month
Access to special short comics that tells the stories of secondary characters, plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $50 or more per month
Have your avatar make a special appearance in the comic and have them added to the cast and crew page as Patrons! Once a month I’ll hold a party on the sim for all the Patrons and you can ask me any questions you might have. Plus all other rewards.

My first goal is to get $150 worth of pledges per month so that I can rent a sim.  Without this goal the comics will continue to come, but at a much slower rate.  Let’s make this happen!