So, internet piracy sucks. My sales drop off dramatically once my work starts getting pirated (no matter what pirates claim about how they wouldn’t buy it anyway, or it’s a “try before you buy” philosophy… which is mostly just rationalizations to make themselves feel better about why it’s perfectly acceptable to do something they know is wrong and illegal). If you guys didn’t know, I make about a minimum wage income, ‘Clockwork Companion’ the bonus scene to SFK1:Galaxy Edition, was a labor of love like all my products are, and it took me a solid month of 12-15 hour work days (I tend to work in insane bursts like that) – and I’m selling it as a standalone, for only $3.50. I put my heart and soul into everything I create, and lots of people think it’s worth exactly zero dollars.
What’s worse, is that some people buy it from me, and then share it with hundreds of other people for free. I understand wanting instant gratification, and I understand wanting to win the favor of other people by giving them something. But you know me. I’m not a faceless corporation, I think that’s pretty obvious from my site. I’m just one person, I love my work, and I love my fans, and I depend on this job because it’s my only job and I can usually barely pay my rent.
I had a pirate once tell me I should get a job, to support myself, since my work is so extensively pirated. Do you know how insulting that was? >_<
Oh well. If you talk to pirates, you get a faceful of a bag of dicks. You get hate, and entitlement, and selfishness, and it hurts my feelings too much to really do it anymore. Like I said recently, motivating myself is my job, and hearing how little my work is worth to certain people spat directly in my face just doesn’t do me any good.
If you see my work pirated on a file-sharing site (not a torrent), let me know, so I can get it taken down. But I try to avoid the whole thing because it’s just too disheartening.
Let’s move on to the news about Sexual Fantasy Kingdom vol. 5!
I’m going to release SFK5 in increments, like the SFK5:The Vampires. You guys have waited too long, and so I’m going to release it scene-by-scene as I get it done, for a price that’s only a little more than a dollar per scene.
Anyone who Pre-Orders SFK5 will get each scene for free as it becomes available, like a subscription, and then the full version when it’s done (this also applies to everyone who has already Pre-Ordered SFK5). Anyone who Pre-Orders with a donation, or has already Pre-Ordered with a donation, will get an extra bonus scene.
Each scene will be available for separate purchase too!
I’ve decided to create the Shay vs. the Bandits scene as the first new SFK5 scene, and I redesigned the bandits to be all girls, because… that’s clearly better, in my opinion! One of them is a half-dark-elf! Click below for some images: