Diary


THERE'S NOTHING RIGHT ABOUT THIS CURSED VERSION

18 Sep 2018, 21:51 46
IT GETS WORSE AND WORSE. YOU'LL FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S CALLED DOGTOWN. EVERY CAT HAS TURNED INTO A DOG. EVERY HAT, EVERY HAND IS A DOG. EVERY DOG HAS GROWN AN EXTRA DOG ON ITS BODY. MADNESS IS EVERYWHERE.



Anyway, as I promised, I ran the first part through Deep Dream generator and I wish I could unsee some of it. I guess, Halloween came early this year.
 


You can grab it at Gumroad ->  CURSED DOGTOWN.
It's free, unless you want to generously tip me as a thank you for suffering through the process of making this abomination.

Something dead, something reanimated, something newish, something green.

24 Jul 2018, 00:10 71

Dead

It is official. DreamDB's Facebook page is a zombie now. I announced its death and pinned this to the top of the page:

Honestly, let it rot. Just look at the stats. The page has nearly 2800 likes. Okay, not all of these people will actually see what I post. But this is the real number of people who see my posts across a few months:

This is pointless. POINTLESS.

REANIMATED

Finally I found time to restore old pages from DDB, which were made years ago, depended on a really outdated piece of code. I thought the would be a pain in the ass to remake, but all of a sudden last years of coding socks and whatnot flexed their skills, shoved my fears aside and I reanimated everything in two days. And, I mean, literally reanimated. Took old assets, ported them into other software, recreated frames, rewrote code. They're all fresh and new. For now.

Something newish

Evil spirits of coding have possessed me again, we spent a few days hanging out and conjured a beast. That is the STICKER PICKER. Das right. Everything is explained on that page. Basically, I didn't expect that people would want to pick different stickers from different themes and offering only pre-made sheets was clearly limiting as fuck to you folks. So I decided to give you an opportunity to combine a sheet from whichever ones you want. You can also buy pre-combined sheets and individual stickers from that page.

Something green

I've decided to stretch my grabby arms and occupy some space on Webtoons. I hate that it allows only jpegs, and only 800 px wide. But I love how even those few pages I uploaded immeadiately got some attention. That's awesome! I started with adapting Habits, but I guess all of my stuff will be found here.


Stickerz giveaway

17 Jun 2018, 16:30 332

Hooray! Finally.

All of these stickers were crafted lovingly overnight many evenings of hard work, and they're already available through my Gumroad page!

The reason why I chose to do this is simple: sales through online platforms bring me only a few cents per sticker, while if I sell these myself, I'll be able to offer them at a lower price, cover printing costs AND earn more. As a broke ass artist, I'd appreciate you buying them from me directly. All of the money is usually spent to pay for hosting (◡‿◡✿)

Now onto the GIVEAWAY RULES:

  • Available worldwide.
  • You must be ready to provide a postal address and a name to which I'll send an envelope.
  • Prize is 1 (one) sheet of stickers, size A5. You can pick one sheet from examples below OR pick 5-6 favourite stickers within one theme (say, you want just Penguin themed stuff) and I'll make a custom sheet for you.
  • You can enter multiple times through the following channels: Twitter, DeviantArt, VKontakte, Instagram, Tumblr.
  • There will be one winner per each platform. If there are less than 10 FIVE people participating per platform, then giveaway will be cancelled on that platform.
  • Winners will be announced on June 30.

Specific rules per platform:

You don't have to enter using all of these (but you can). Here's what you need to do:
  • Twitter: you must be following @dreamdbmirror, you must retweet giveaway announcement (quotes don't count).
  • DeviantArt: you must be watching ajcrwl, comment on a giveaway announcement and I'll give you a number. Winner will be picked with a random.org number generator.
  • VK: you must be following dreamDB, you must share the giveaway announcement post.
  • Instagram: you must be following @ajcrwl, you must like the giveaway announcement. post 
  • Tumblr: you must follow dreamdb and share the giveaway announcement post.

The reason why there are so damn many places is because I post stuff everywhere, and I wanted to give everyone a chance to participate. If any of these places fails to be interested enough, I'll be very sad.

Info about the prize:

Printed by myself, on a high quality sticker paper, cut out manually by hand. Each sheet is an A5 size. You can see pre-combined sheets below.
dreamDB theme: 1-3 are stickers related to comics and stories from this very website, 4 is specifically Dogtown themed.
Penguin Gotham theme: 5-6 are fanarts with Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin from Gotham.
Doctor No theme: 7 is dreamDB's Doctor Who parody comics.
JSaMN theme: 8 is based on my fanarts for the tv show "Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell", which had ravens and magic, so you know it's cool.

A winner gets a discount code for a Gumroad product which I'll send for free (at a price of $0, without any exchange of the monies). Pick one sheet from these, or 5-6 stickers of your choice from one of the themes, and good luck!

UPDATE

I added three more stickers to the Gotham pack! There are two new Penguins and one Mad Hatter.


The Moon and the Eyes.

13 Feb 2018, 00:47 220

The Eyes

A couple of weeks ago an update with the eyes has been rolled out. Because I am largely disinterested in writing news properly, it was announced with a picture:

 

Always wanted to have more eyes. #art #dreamdb.com #update

A post shared by AJ (@ajcrwl) on

The eyes represent 1 (one) eye of every viewer cloned into the database at the moment of eye contact with any particular entry from the books or this diary.

The Moon

After the last full moon, the scent of nostalgia in the air was too thick. Something had to be done about the moon. It was a fine addition to the house and, I think, Travis was the only one who had any idea why we needed it back then, so he repaired it and put it back in place.

When the house blew up, everything was broken, the Moon shattered and became nonfunctional. This was the reason why everyone had to rely on the text based interface for awhile. Shoot me in the leg, but I have a feeling I wrote this once before.

Seeing is better than reading when you have to discern between completely different story pages which have ridiculously similar names:

*cough* jpeg *cough*

Anyway, since the Moon had always been a transceiver, it can pull latest pages from the log just fine, and in addition provides quick access to the library, and the Green. It's attached to the outside of the house, where you can see it in the open. It's accessible from within as well.


🎄🎄🎄 An Invitation

25 Dec 2017, 18:13 280

Merry belated Christmas, Happy New Year and happy holidays, everyone!

I spent quite awhile decorating things here on the website. Stayed up for nearly one and a half astronomical days from 24th to 25th. Honestly, I've no idea how I'm still awake. My computer's power adapter even died for these decorations (no kidding, I've just returned from the store with the new one).

So, I would be glad if you could come back a few times to lay your eyes upon our time-of-day-dependent winter aesthetics. Maybe you don't have enough snow? We have snow and nice winter here. Not enough holiday warmth? Come back during the night. Although, I must admit, "night" probably means "night in Omsk time zone". I have no idea how that relates to your time zones.

Also, here's the image which you can see on all social mirrors of dreamDB.

Now, who knows how long this festive spirit will stay here.. I know. Until the snow melts. As usual. Maybe a little before the time when people start taking down the last of their home decorations and throwing their festive trees out ;D


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