I used to think you were a cool person, but after the recent fit over the crystal crumbs and then a fit over flight rising being in the aytag (when most people are TRADING FOR AYWAS, thus it’s AYWAS RELATED…), my opinion of you has completely flip-flopped.
i spend an inordinate amount of time dressing and redressing my HA
I don’t mean to be mean, but I feel like some artists on the breeding team really need to learn color theory. Take this offspring for example:
I’m guessing a color pallet was used? While it looks like some of those edits might have been hard to work with, what really bothers me is the clashing hues and saturation. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is but it’s not really that attractive. The shading seems rather muddy. Especially on the face. If you’re going to get free reign, it would be nice to see colors that compliment one another. I get that they probably get lots of babies and are under a lot of pressure to perform and pump out ideas fast, but there are a variety of attractive color combinations and this isn’t one.
I’m sorry if this comes off as totally pompous and I don’t mean to pick on this artist specifically but i’ve been seeing a number of babies coming out like this and I feel like artists who create these kinds of offspring should know that this isn’t particularly attractive so they can better themselves.
Keetah Spacecat makes the most amazing looking customs, I wish I had their talent. I always go and look at their design thread and think about buying a psd use, but I know I couldn’t choose just one, and I certainly couldn’t do those amazing lines justice.
OMG would you please stop talking in the Pay it Forward thread? Shadow’s already told you guys to cut it out. Stop chatting, stop giving out crap gifts, stop loading your wishlists with really expensive items, and if you have any questions, PM Shadow to ask instead of leaving clutter in the thread. There’s even a chat thread specifically to keep chatter out of the thread itself (http://www.aywas.com/forum/topic/177984/). STOP THE CLUTTER.
I’m tempted to join FR just as a way to make money on Aywas.
This poll will be available for twelve hours.
Oh, we’re gonna be down for about 6 hours. Are we gonna extend the poll? Probably not. You should know how to get to it to vote in it when Aywas is down.
It seems like all the psds I want to use from the collaboration event are not gimp friendly :( Fire Alpaca is hard for me to use and I can’t shell out for a better art program. I know they don’t have to but I wish more people made their psds easier to use.
There’s just so MANY beautiful lines I want to use when I get my crayon, but barely any are gimp friendly.
Over Tide. 0.0 My goodness, that style is beautiful. Their lines are so thin and professionally tidy. Their poses are so natural and thought out. Each of their pieces has it’s own personality, distinctive of the rest.
Why are they not even more popular than they are? They totally deserve it!
I was just looking through Soul’s pet designs again, both site and sales. I do it every so often; I hope that doesn’t sound weird. Every time, I’m just blown away by the highlighting, shading and texturing style. I wish I could do that. She gives me something to aspire to.
I hope the next event like the current Kaz & Shoe event has you send a custom to a randomly chosen (active) member. I feel so left out of this - I have no friends on Aywas who would do such a thing, no money to buy a premade, and no art skills nor no program to make gifts for others. ):
(Hopefully I tagged this correctly - I’m not exactly sure how to tag things on here…)
I’ve been waiting over 2 weeks on a custom sitting in the queue. I know the crystal is right (it’s METAL.). It sure would be nice if the things I’d paid real money for (you gotta pay GP for those crystals!) actually showed up. Aywas, get your shit together.
The worst part is, I know there’s this whole metal event going on right now but I’m not sure if I’d get my crystal back if I canceled the request. Wait. CAN I cancel the request?
Goddammit, Aywas, you make this so much more complicated than it needs to be.
I am not here to comment on professionalism, Slash winning contests, artists getting paid, etc. But I am here to say one thing:
Yes, Aywas ABSOLUTELY is a business.
It’s so strange to see that pop up so many times in responses here - “aywas isn’t actually a business!” Um, yes. It is. What’d you think it was, a hobby? No. It has profit motive, even if it didn’t profit (which it does), and it has for several years. It has employees. It pays business taxes.
Aywas is absolutely a business and it’s incredibly ignorant to say that it’s not.
I’m sure they don’t care since they’re *such* a bad ass, but I don’t think I’ll be looking at a certain someone on Aywas the same way anymore after the way they talked to someone who meant no harm and only good intentions. While I can understand why they were upset, calling this person that they clearly know nothing about a “dumb bitch” over it? I’m sorry. But you are just a low, rude person. I hope you feel good about yourself.
GUILL IS A BIRD-DOG. I KNEW IT. THERE WAS BARKING AND SQUAWKING AND STATIC AND WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL US THAT YOU WERE A BIRD-DOG.
SO HELP ME GOD if anyone complains
i’ll fight them
The stories and characters that win adopt a custom are so so good and really original, I love reading them
Sugar’s so sweet and nice and friendly. :D She’s always helping out and being all amazing and everything. <3 Her flatcolor art is so cute, too. <3 A petite girl with a big heart.
Leafey’s great! She has beautiful art and she’s so generous. ;u; She’s also really talented with EVERYTHING. (She definitely has great taste in clothing, too. x’3)
They’re awesome. Period.
whispers HL supports animal cruelty pass it on1!!!1!
I was thinking to myself about the recent drama with Slash/Youko winning the auction, and I’ve found myself with a sour taste in my mouth. Slash says that he keeps his player account separate from his “aywas” account, but I just don’t feel like that’s true. And I’m not even talking about the contest or any kind cheating.
First of all— imo, Account #1 should be the admin account for the site. It’s the first account people are going to look at and it seems silly to randomly decide #15 is the “Admin” account, and then just play around on ID #1.
Secondly. In the forums, it seems like accounts #1 and #15 are extremely interchangeable. Slash posts personal things (yays and rants and such) on #15, even replies to threads created by #1 while on account #15 as if playing the site. It comes off as extremely unprofessional to me.
And last. Besides all this… Is “Nyah” really an appropriate name for the account you’re supposed to do admin duties on, regardless of the rest?
Things that the Aywas communiy thinks is okay: Colouring a cartoon rabbit based on actual real war crimes commited by a real man
Things that the Aywas community thinks is not okay: Posting that you’re surprised no one has made a Simii that has been experimented on. One that doesn’t reference any real events whatsoever.
Seriously Aywas? You honestly think there was nothing wrong with colouring a cartoon rabbit based on the war crimes of one Nazi, yet jump on one person who was surprised no one else had thought of something they thought was obvious?
It feels really insensitive that you apparently care more about a nameless, non existant primate and what it implies than actual real children who had unethical procedures conducted on them.
Hey guys! Just an announcement to make sure you check out every recent happening of everyone on Aywas before posting anything of your own!! You don’t want to hurt someone’s delicate mental state!
So I hear about one artist, about how Slash made a mini rant after they had to quit the GCC team to tend to a relative with terminal cancer, and then I see today on tumblr that he cut another one of his artists pay (one of his top ones) for having to take time off because of their surgery (which I thought I read was kind of vital because it had to do with their jaw or teeth).
wow slash way to go.
i feel like if anyone ever wants something on aywas all they need to do is make a whiny rant thread about how badly they want it and they’ll be gifted about 50 of them
i’m not against gifting, being generous is a great thing, it’s just so obvious that a lot of people make rant threads HOPING that someone will gift them and that really bothers me
Sometimes I see aywas-users’ pictures and im just like
YOU’RE SO PRETTY/CUTE WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON AYWAS???
Oh, the glorious about a week an a half between events :„3
idk how to feel about the fact that this isn’t even meant as a jab or anything though I can see how it can be taken that way but STEAMPUNK IS OVER AND MAD SCIENCE ISN’T STARTING FOR LIKE, A WEEK AND A HALF YAY FOR DOWN TIME (as long as the site itself isn’t down in the interim, heh)
I just don’t have the patience to play Flight Rising, I say, as I anxiously wait for my babies from six+ months ago to come in.
I am not sure what is more annoying; that the site is run in such an unprofessional manner, and none of the admin/staff seem to understand that they shouldn’t participate in contests, or the whiny little suck ups that think it’s perfectly fine.
It is a business. Period. The end.
Run it like one, and not a personal playground.
i am really sad because i collected alot of gears, but the seasonal shop stopped selling items before i could spend them. v_v
This event seemed interesting enough where I would actually and happily participate. My selected partner and I had fun, but all my randomized partners aren’t very uuuum… I don’t have a word.
Some I can understand, they are busy with finals or have jobs and children, but some I don’t know whats going on with them and they aren’t replying/talking.(They do have a right to privacy and I shouldn’t know their business, but could they at least say “I’m super busy with life at the moment.”) I’m not very social on aywas… I’m not good with pm chatting, but I really hate being the last one to reply and ignored for days. :C I kind of at least want some updates or see a sketch or reply about the sketch I sent you. Only two designs are in the lining process and the rest are still at sketching. orz I know we have over 13 days, but still.
Could you guys at least update me or just tell me you don’t want to work with me? :c
I think Ellie (#25718) has the greatest lair. So many beautiful horses and owlcreatures!
I’m SO confused I wanted to request sen and checked the scc artist page and found out she’s not an SCC artist cuz I saw all the ones she was doing, and now I’m really shocked- WHY ISN’T SENARU AN SCC/PBC ARTIST HAVE YOU SEEN HER STUFF omg! She’s so talented- The only thing I can think of is maybe she didn’t apply or something? (at least I think sen is a she? oh gosh I have no idea) but like….I’d take all their slots if I could! anyone else think they should apply???
you guys are dicks. seriously? as if it’s not obvious what you’re doing.
It’s not inherently better to confront someone directly instead of over AC, and it’s not always out of meanness.
There are a very wide range of reasons for people to comment on issues anonymously.
Guys. I’m surprised. No mutilated Simii? No exposed-brain-empty-stare Simii? Come on, this is a classic! Monkeys and experiments!
I know that these are fake pixel pets on a fake pet site, and that no one on the site approves of animal abuse.
With that said, there are very good reasons to not want representations of mutilated monkeys and great apes on the site.
There’s a reason that primates are being increasingly phased out of experimental use, and the history of primate experimentation is absolutely horrific.
I am aware that this event is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but things like this that makes me worry about how it’s going to be handled by the userbase.
In before someone cries about how I’m being too PC.
I bought a GCC during the Black Friday sale, got the message about my design prompt, sent a reply and… haven’t heard anything since. Do these things usually take 6 months? Should I contact someone? I don’t follow the GCC artist blogs so I don’t know who received my prompt or if it was assigned at all. I’m just worried it got lost or something.
~nickwheerlover~ and Honda CRX crazy are definitely the same person. Sort your shit out please we don’t care if you’re “turning bi”. It would be different if you were “discovering your bisexuality”. Also - “ what the hell is wrong with me” - maybe if you fixed your wording whatever’s wrong with you would be fixed. Another, just one more. “a christian, growed up as a christian” Nice one. Smooth. Well done.
Seriously? You don’t think this is at least a BIT offensive? I’ve got no problem with your design, but I really feel you’re trivializing the holocaust here in your little backstory for that design. I had relatives DIE in the holocaust and this really upsets me to see.
Ohhh my goodness the work of Kayla-La (#48591) (•⊙ω⊙•)
Doesn’t that still exist?
I’m not a very social Aywas member, though I am very active. Part of me is very intimidated to post much on the forums while the other part just is glad to have fun on the site without having to have any part in drama. Basically, I only really interact with my irl friends on there.
Unfortunately, it seems like any time I dip my toes into the more social parts, I am ignored or am given a rather cold shoulder. A more recent example would be this custom collab event. I signed up random, a small part of me hoping to perhaps make a new friend or at least meet someone neat.
Instead I was given someone who is refusing to talk much, even to run through ideas with me. It is placing me in the uncomfortable position of attempting to make a pet they don’t mind working on without knowing a single thing about what they like to work on. I feel I would be having a better experience if I just submitted line art to a random pool to get shaded and colored.
I mean, it is random, so that’s just what I have to deal with. But something deep down wants to be more social on Aywas. Perhaps I just need advice on a good way a casual, old artist like myself could get a better chance at finding someone I could click with.
You know what would be neat? If Frey updated the fucking breeding progress thread every so often. It’s not that hard to check the dates on the latest breedings assigned.
Liv’s designs are gorgeous.
Her shading, especially on hair, is amazing! The colours she uses are just perfect, and don’t even get me started on her markings.
Aywas should have a Kickstarter for a recode or some serious site maintenance or SOMETHING because… uh… I’m officially wasting all my time on a site that runs better, looks better, and has an administration that openly communicates with its user base about improvements.
All of the site SCC artist are either busy or ‘on break’. D:
Just as I thought; SCC sales have now picked up. CELEBRATE.
Thank everything decent in the world for the Tiny Silver Potion- even if it could have been about five gp cheaper. BUT WHO IS COMPLAINING- This helps out so much… =D
The bp auction steampunk pets have got to be the ugliest things I’ve ever seen in my life. I am sitting here wondering how they were ever deemed as OK quality. I suppose they are only custom pets and not site pets but still, I’ve been sitting here for the last ten minutes just staring at these horrors.
I’m trying to save up for a PBC, but every time I do art for someone, I end up doing it for free either because I like the person or I don’t want to seem rude asking for payment even though it was agreed upon beforehand. I’ll never make it to my goal at this rate.