We have our own Discord server now. And by "we" I mean me, you and everyone who folows my dumb ass for comics, art and other stuff. JOIN.
I'm new to Discord, but I looked at how other servers function and set up a few things, so we should be good to start. So, let me explain what in my opinion is so great about it in relation to dreamDB:
I'll be sending all new pages and art updates right there, so it's a great chance to bring you the news about what's happening and present it in orderly fashion. I have separate channels for art, news and new pages. Basically, it's like the front page of dreamdb, except now you can also get alerts when anything changes.
I've been looking for a commenting system or a forum for a long time, and I might still install something on the website, but Discord server is just a lot quicker, takes no effort to set up and is easy to join and start chatting. So I thought, fuck it, who cares about comment count beside every post. Just come in and yell at me and others about new comics.
There was a voting widget on every latest page recently. I've removed it because it was very limited in options and wouldn't let me set it up the way I wanted, so I had to hack into it a bit, but it still sucked.
On Discord.... you can just slap any emoji or emoticon on a message about an update. Heck, you can react multiple times with different emotes. That's way better than being heavily restricted by some asshole developer who made extra reactions paid. (I mean, technically they're also paid on Discord if you want to bring in emotes from a different server, but you're free to use ALL emoji).
The only downside is that you have to open Discord and THEN click a reaction. The upside is that Discord is awesome and you can also yell at me and others about new comics.
Of course, in time we can figure out new ways and reasons to use it. But for now the fact that it works as a news feed + discussion platform + reacting widget and IS FREE outweighs everything for me.
The only fucking downside for me is that I can't install it on my phone, because it's an old derpy windows phone :0 gib me money so I could buy a new one (´Д｀。) Although, Discord can be installed on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, so there's a way to use it for everyone.
I killed the Telegram channel and my Patreon page because both were absolutely unusable and unnecessary. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I also stopped drawing Inktober pics, might still catch up but with something different and smaller than Discworld. I had an idea to draw main character entrances in every book but... multiple things majorly pissed me off and I have just deleted five paragraphs of angry text from this post. I suppose what angers me the most is that I cared about it a lot and got nothing out of posting these drawings. Not even new followers or something.
I think that's it for this Inktober.— dreamDB (@dreamDBmirror) October 24, 2018
Can't be arsed to draw any more seeing how the majority of people find drawings through retweets\reblogs and don't even attempt to discover what else I drew.
I'm stuck in this meaningless exchange of likes and I don't like it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯