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Making Friends

--Quick Update--  Wednesday You probably see Ashliii texting over in the right sidebar. This will be where I put misc updates now that the ads are gone. Patreon obviously took off way better than I expected. Not that I expected a bad turn out, just that it accelerated so quickly. I was sitting here thinking "guess I'll make one comic a week for a month or so." That notion went away in about a day and a half. haha So how do I express my gratitude? By admitting I'll have to start doing three posts a week again by Monday. I actually had so many miscellaneous things planned to work on this week I had NO IDEA there was even a remote chance of needing anymore comics until Monday. So yeah, you all surprised me. Let me start getting a bunch sketched out for you. Until then... here's jumbo Ashliii (and when making this gif, this one displayed is only 40% of the original size I did.) jumbo-ashliii __________________________________________________________________________ Monday Well well... here we are. A new comic and everything. Poster is done, Patreon is up, and everything is right with the world. I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support for my comic. Something I stated on the Patreon page is "If you can't listen to your fans, what good are you." I think that's pretty true. So thanks guys. We're giving this reader-support thing a go. Patreon page is located here. If your unable to help donate (and trust me, I understand) at least go see what all my readers influenced me to make and check out the full shot of the poster (yes I'm luring you to go see my Patreon.) If I were to take all the emails and comments from my announcement that I was ending the series, and give the overall impression I received from them, it would be that Shotgun Shuffle means a hell of alot more to people than I thought it did. It's alot more important than I thought it was. My comic apparently inspired other people to pursue their own webcomics and artist ventures, and help some of you get through difficult times, or just made an otherwise crappy day a little better. Honestly I was floored at the feedback.

So I worked on Patreon for a ridiculous amount of time. I wanted what could be a first impression to some to be a decent showcase of the comic. I also wanted the rewards for Patrons to be something worth receiving. One of those is for a monthly art giveaway. Monetary pledges reoccur monthly, and for anyone donating $5 or more per month, gets a chance to win 3 drawings done for the strip. The more you pledge, the higher your chances of winning. Each month will have a winner, and each month I'll post another 3 drawings. Since it's the first month and I really want to get you guys participating, I'm going to do four sets of these drawings for October. Here's the following up for grabs:

Set 1: Anise TattooAlex and Tommy Drywalld

Set 2:

 BG and Ellie   Eagan on phone Girlfight 2

Set 3:

Drivethru window Girlfight HUGS

Set 4:

JENGA Quinn and Eagan The Kiss

I also have a mention of how you, YES YOU, can be on the cast page and make a walk-on speaking-role like appearance in the comic. So go read! There are certain milestones the Patreon has established that will allow me to go full blown on the comic and shutter any and all concerns I have/had about making it. For now, the comic will stay at a manageable one-post=per-week status, which will be every Monday with a two tiered edition. The more you guys can help, the less trivial other things become, and I can focus solely on making Shotgun Shuffle. Lastly, I'll make some wallpapers out of The Royal Buckingham's poster for you guys on Monday's comic so you don't have to squint so much. Thanks everyone! Chris

220 thoughts on “Making Friends

  1. I am so happy to see you going through with this and having such support. We love you Rusche <3 glad to support you in this endeavor.

  2. Soooooo just outta curiousity what would it take for more than 3 posts per week? Another curious question anyone play ff xiv?

    1. In no way to sound greedy, but at least 2k a month or more via Patreon would probably allow 4 posts a week or more. 3-4k I can hire someone to do the coloring and more to 5 or everyday. Something like that. Money can get alot done.

      And personally, the last I ever played was X. Roommate at the time had XI and he hated it. XII I wasn’t really digging the characters and I was working alot so I passed. XIII story sounded AWFUL and people frustrated over some gameplay aspects and lack of an open environment so again.. pass. XIV, no time for MMORPGs, plus initial reaction was dismal. But thats just me.

      1. X was the last one for me as well. I actually liked it enough to finish it, and yet I never even considered playing any of the other ones.

        One of my friends was obsessed with XIII, what little I saw looked terrible. The entirety of gameplay was running down a very linear corridor, with a combat scenario every couple of minutes, and a cutscene every half an hour.

        1. Yeah and my first impression of FFXV is the exact same impression I got over Advent Children

          Apparently you can’t make new Final Fantasys without everyone wearing grays and blacks and looking straight out of a Matrix wetdream. This is a colossal pet peeve of mine with media. The first Xmen movie annoyed me with the costume reveals of all the characters. They took out all signature colors and everyone was clad in straight-up black pvc nightmares. Trenchcoat/black/thuggery = omgsocool! I hate this “too badass for the room” look they keep playing with.
          What happened to the vibrant colors that made FF games so awesome? FF really had an excellent hyper-reality feel to their games. Each one from VII to X-2 had it’s own floating flawless dreamscape of beauty. A complete treat for the eyes.

          This… not so much. You could hook the newer games up to a black and white TV and not even notice a difference anymore. Like what was up with Advent Children? Did EVERYONE from the first game get a memo to wear all black? Tifa = entirely black. Cloud = cliche’ black trench coat, all other colors completely muted by extreme desaturation. Yuffie’s green was barely noticeable and Barret was like straight outta Robo-Compton. It makes me wonder how the creators were probably all sitting around regretting their decisions in the original game “If only we went with ‘BLACK XIII'”

        2. Everything moves in cycles- right now we’re repeating the grunge/dark-n-gritty movement of the late 80’s early 90’s.

          Also, IMO to many writers (of both video games and comics) takes themselves way to seriously which is why we’ve replaced cartoony colors with B&W and fun with angst or silent scowling.

        3. I found myself laughing at the “Black XIII” comment just a little too much.

          Also, YAY!!!! I’m glad you’re back to comic-ing. I was really worried it was over forever.

      2. At what Patreon level will we get an autographed picture of you re-enacting that scene from Scarface where Pacino had two mountains of cocaine on his desk?

        1. Isn’t that the ten thousand a week patreon level for the two mountainous piles of powdered sugar, and one hundred thousand a week for flour piles?

        2. HA! Oh, I’m sure you could do it now, but you should offer the autographed pic of it as a reward to offset the shipping costs. ;)

  3. Welcome back, Rusche! So wonderful to see you still at it,and that everything is working out for you.

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