as promised last year I want to start another creative event with it’s own unique “voting power” reward.
You will receive a 2x vote power for one of your chosen votes (if there are multiple).
The duration of this reward will last till the end of April.
You are eligible from the moment your entry has been handed in (including this months speed writing).
The deadline for the creative event will be the 28th February midnight GMT+1, starting from today.
Accepted entries are:
Any situation/scenery that fits the topic
artwork (you are the artist, no commissions, no previously used art)
The topic for this creative event will be, “Do not be my Valentine. / You are not my Valentine”
So either a “refused” Valentine or an intentional messing upof Valentine’s Day. Make sure it is visible that you are the “owner” of the entry (a nametag in the picture or signature)
For any questions and handing in the entries you can catch me on discord: Nella.
If i should not be responsive via Chat or PM talk to Snow.
First competition of 2019 from me, still kind of amazed I managed to keep focused enough to run a third one of these. But hey, it’s a ton of fun and doesn’t take much effort on my end so we’ll keep things going.
The format remains the same, you have 30 days to make your submissions and they will end at 0300 UTC (I thought to actually specify a time this time around). Like always, Art and Writing will be judged separately.
Rules for Writing:
Must involve a Tanuki or Kitsune as a major character (main character, or main love interest etc.). Whichever is not a major character must be involved somehow (major, minor, mentioned only in passing it’s your call).
Must involve some form of shapeshifting/transformation. Story must end in a “good end” (can involve suffering, but at least end with them in a good place).
No re-use of already written/published stories.
Maximum 25,000 words length.
Rules for Art:
Must involve Tanuki and/or Kitsune as the main focus of the art. No gore/NTR. No re-use of already drawn/published art.
How to enter:
Submit your story to me via the TFT Discord preferably via PMing it to me directly. If you don’t have or want to use Discord, you can use the Contact Page on the site and in that case please make sure to mark that it’s for this competition and use a valid email address so I can get back to you.
When will the competition end:
On the 3rd of March at 0300 UTC. Judging will go for two weeks following, with the results announced on the 17th of March also at 0300 UTC.
Prizes to be won:
Prizes are the same as last time.
1st Place – $50 Steam Voucher and one free Humble Bundle Key from my long list of unclaimed keys
2nd Place – $25 Steam Voucher and a free Humble Bundle Key
3rd Place – $10 Steam Voucher and a free Humble Bundle Key
Click here if you wanna see all the keys I have up for grabs, I seriously have so many unclaimed keys. The prize pools are separate for Art and Writing, but the prizes for each place are the same for both.
How will the judging work:
Entries will be judged by a group of four judges who will not be participating in the competition. Art and Writing will be judged separately.
And away we go! These competitions are a blast for me and I hope everyone can enjoy themselves this time too. Remember that most importantly these are a fun way to practice and improve your skills and as always if you have any questions or need clarification on anything don’t hesitate to hit me up on discord, I’m always around. I have no life.
fuck I’ll do the month in review thing like tomorrow I promise
Been a good minute since I gave an update, but been busy with creatin n’ life. Anyway, got quite a few new pieces up on my gallery, so go check ’em out. New pieces include a purple cat, big titty angel, etc.
We had 9 submissions for this one, standard rules, 2 hours time to write. Nice turnout overall.
The events topic was:
“Firecracker/fireworks competition (may be in connection with new years or not) use at least 2 MGs from the following list:
alraune, thunderbird, ignis, mermaid, sylph, mummy, kraken, hinezumi, beelzebub”
Happy new year everyone.
Of course our monthly speed writing events continue this year.
Looking forward to many stories to read and lots of fun.
So join me on, Saturday 26th of January.
From 0-2am GMT+1(the night from Saturday to Sunday)
Prizes will be handed out again Place 1-3. Same rules as always. And voting to be the normal 1 week duration.
Let’s see what you guys come up with this year. I promise you, it is not going to be boring.
Well. It has been a while. Last one of these I did was in March 2017, wasn’t it? My how the time flies. Anyway, I hope to get back to doing these with regularity . I’m going to try to do them on the 1st of every month for as long as I can. I’ve heard from people that they like the idea of it, and it really does give a chance to show off who has been active lately and get their stories out there.
While I’m at it I want to take the change to plug Losenis and his commissions here, take a look if such a thing interests you so this mans can finally afford some new video games: https://pastebin.com/VPD1jDNq
I leave you now with a Kikimora, because I like them.
The time has come, and so have I. And with me I bring a list of crap noone cares about, but which is nifty nonetheless.
The good bad and the ugly
2018 was an odd year, and it was certainly fun. Let’s take a look at TFTs traffic:
We are definitely getting more traffic still, although I think we may normalize from here on out. Tumblr shat the bed, other drama happened, Patreon is now wonky, mgewiki shut down. One thing that is certain is that we are losing overall hits but the unique visitors are very much the same and slightly growing, at about 1200 every single day. Each unique IP visits on average 11 times per day, so thats a good amount of retention, which is nice. TFT lost traffic especially from 2 incidents, the loss of mgewiki which brought us more traffic and also the addition of the tianmen massacre comments in the shoutbox, which lead to an immediate drop in chinese bots trying to flood and hack the site. To put it in milder terms, it was super effective.
Still, the biggest demographic is the US by a factor of 65%. The rest of you guys is spread all over with a slight emphasis on english speaking countries. This should not be much of a surprise. I have yet to see any monstergirl smut in hebrew or afrikaans.
The first ones had news articles written, Duke became a legend and meme unto itself, but the chinese actually took the cake. Have another sheet of numbers:Some interesting tidbits here, you will note a large drop in hits and bandwidth after october, that is by adding those mentions about the tianmen square massacre in chinese letters to the shoutbox. I would have never dreamt it would have that much of an impact, but there we go. The Unique Visitors in relation did not nearly take as massive of a hit. Some of you may recall the site behaving a little bit unstable, sometimes throwing a “Service Unavailable”. That was actually caused by floods of chinese bots hitting TFT all at once, partially trying to brute force hack into the site. The visitor stats from january and february are still affected by the servermove.
Also TFT served technically a whopping 2,8 Terabyte of porn.
Where do we go from here?
Still the same heading, TFT will remain a free stable hosting platform for stories and artwork. Things I would love to do in 2019 include maybe reaching enough patreons to afford another server upgrade and also maybe a redesign of the page. The current layout is pretty simple and it is getting cluttered. Maybe it will be possible to select a theme in the future, I don’t know, because I will actually have to consult an expert on this due to the sheer size of the site. One request I have heard multiple times for example is some kind of dark theme that would be easier on the eyes at night. At least that is something we should be able to do.
A big thing I would like to announce officially for the first time outside of the Discord is that I am working on a Monstergirl related game. I don’t have too much eyecandy yet because most of the work is being done on the backend, coding the groundwork, things like Save/Load functions, Inventory handling, smooth 3d movement in grids, making sure we can load our dungeons properly, etc…
But we are looking at a 4 man development team working for the past 3 months and there is steady progress each month. We are pretty sure we can have a working Alpha out quite early next year since 80% of the most important crap is already done. We are using Unity as engine (not some gamemaker stuff) and the game itself is an RPG style dungeoncrawler with a focus on capturing Monstergirls and using them as fighters in your own party or having them work in your city. And yes, you can be a pimp.
Overall I would like to also have a gaming section on TFT, maybe with proper reviews or even downloads for some of the smaller games out there, god knows there is enough interest for it.
For now, if you want to explicitly support development, I have added a tier on the TFT Patreon. Later on once the game can be released I will have the game run on it’s own Patreon so we can hand out rewards in a proper fashion. As of now, if you want to have some info on the game development, please register and join our Discord.
And now it’s time to buy some beer and get ready to blow shit up around midnight.