To war I went, and while nothing much really changed I put my foot down and spoke my peace on the matter. Everything is settled for the time being, so I can relax for now and get back to doing what I love, and that is making comics.
CELEBRATORY BONUS COMIC! I shall push it on the production line right now!
-Lourwind.== Update ==
I'm off to face the gallows, if they cut me off, GOOD! I've got a back up plan guys thanks to some good friends! If they cut me off it means they can't force me to leave my job here at Bottomless Pit.
So I'm off to go say a few choice words to their faces at my Employment group! Then when I get back, I'm going to make another funny bonus comic!
I've done nothing wrong, so why should I be worried? Thank you for all your support guys, I honestly appreciate it. You're not fans, you're friends.
NOW LETS CHARGE INTO THE FUTURE!
-Lourwind.== Previous Update ==
Lourwind here... you're probably wondering... or not, about why I haven't updated or completed the blogs and everything I've promised? Well here is the stark reality.
They are there waiting to either be completed or created, but I've been stressed and taxed to within and inch of my life. I am stressed, I have almost entirely stopped sleeping save for medication given by my doctor these last few days to help me sleep. I've got extremely high blood pressure and stress.
But why? Well here is the thing. Centerlink here in Australia agrees with me that I am working. I prove that I work up to forty hours a week, and more organizing group projects, working on comics, animations and vlog related materials along side, Duke, Dannie, RJ and the rest of the team.
Sweet, sounds good? You're right, it is. I love what I do, but some people, like my Employment Services group has become out spoken towards me, claiming what I do, regardless of the income I make and report to them and centerlink... is not work. The fact we are a REGISTERED company, PAYING taxes, working our asses off to make enough money each week, is apparently NOT work.
Apparently sitting at a desk, belittling me, is a job. In which case, they can tell me to ditch my job, my pay, everything. If I don't, tomorrow I face losing my support money that we need on shit weeks.
But it gets better, Dannie is facing the same situation as me. She isn't just a partner in the studio, she is my wife. We can't keep this group running if we lose our money and support from Centerlink.
If we lose our money we can't afford to stay in our house and then we're on the street. Then I won't be able to make comics.
Last year we made 14000 from fans buying House of Heroes merchandise on my old account. If we could some how make that kind of money again, I could ditch Centerlink entirely and continue on with comics.
But I'm being forced to do what they say, and currently I need my money.
If you guys want your comics from me so badly, at least show some support. Spread the word and help me get past this shit.
I have TRIED for years to find other work, I'm a fully qualified techy and Fitness Instructor, I'm a fully set up and ready to roll comic artist. But nobody ever hires me?
I'm done scrounging for support, if you honestly don't want to see us shut down, do something, help us.
Each week, we get very few donations. All those free subs we gave away came out of my pocket, I don't do it for views, or to gain interest. I do it because I know how HARD it is to get anywhere in the art industry. Life is a fickle bitch, one that I am gonna battle until the day I finally make my stand and succeed.
So help us.
We need it.
I need it.
All my life, I've tried hard to be something, to do something. This was the first time I've made something of myself, 700 fans might seem small, but you've all become friends to me. People I try to support as much as I can.
I've said time and time again, I don't care for views or being famous. I just want to be a comic artist.
So again, please, we need help.
I need help.
I'll try and squeeze a comic out tomorrow... my best comics always happen when I'm angry at someone, so I'm gonna aim my cannons at the rat bastards responsible for my situation.
Also, to my employment group, if you read this. No that I won't take your jokes and belittlement anymore. I'm taking a stand, and I'm making my plight, and the situation you're trying to force on me public.
Alone or with help, I will fight to the end.