So, it hasn't quite been a month since I spoke my big piece about "going commercial," and all that jazz.
Well, I want to modify the tune I'm singing.
...and I've been sitting here for five minutes, trying to figure out how to say it best.
First, thanks to all who read the last journal entry, and were very, very supportive. You guys are awesome.
Things have been happening lately that are pushing me ever more towards the realization that I'd rather be helping the community than just chasing dollars. I suck at being commercial. It's not built into my nature.
So here's the deal.
I want to get back into "free stuff." I want to be building models (and other things) that the DA community can use for personal and commercial purposes. I want to keep going with this little universe I'm creating via "The Wanderer's Guide," and have that be available to folks for free as a universe where they can set RPG's, books, movies, whatever.
I need help. I need help from people who understand how there might be some sort of system (even an informal one) to get donations/ sponsorship/ something-I-have-no-preconceived-notions-about for this kind of thing.
I don't know.
You tell me.
To paraphrase Col. John Boyd: I'm just a dumb 3D artist. I don't understand all this stuff.
I will say this, because I know this: The portfolio for this is up here in my gallery. I think I have some good work, and some lackluster work that seemed good at the time. "The Wanderer's Guide" does have a framework in place by way of a database back end, and anyone who wants to get a "snapshot" of it is welcome to it. I really want to keep using Vue, but I want to emphasize open-source as well.
...and dang it, I want to be able to work in such a way that my output serves the community (even if just in a little niche sort of way), and also in such a way that the end user is treated as a friend and not a criminal.
Anybody got some ideas?