Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Regarding Patreon

Guise. I appreciate the advice. I am well aware of Patreon. I know what it is capable of. Remember, my website was subscription based for quite awhile. And there is a reason I can say "Yeaaahhh, I just don't feel like producing shit, for like, a year." And that reason is NOT because of set sales. The subscription model took VERY good care of me. (Which btw, I do feel it necessary to point out just how many "wise" people at that time were telling me that subscriptions were a bad idea and "microtransactions are the wave of the future".) Patreon can indeed be a goldmine.

So of course, some of you are saying "zomg zomg wtf dude! just get on Patreon then!". Well the thing is, I also know just how much work it requires. The years I was focusing on the subscription model, I literally worked every fucking day except Christmas. That's not bullshit. Every. Fucking. Day. And not little bitch 8-hour days, we're talking 10-16 hour days. It takes ALOT of work to produce content. Sure it's work I may enjoy, but it's still work.

Which brings the next response, "but duuuddde! tons of Patreon artists only produce a few pics a month and make bank!" Yes. Yes they do. Because most of those (not all, but most) are really really fucking good artists. The reason Sakimichan pulls in like $15K/month (last I saw, many moons ago) is because she is insanely talented and fast at it too. Doesn't matter if you personally like her work or not, she's still a damn good artist. And if somebody like Haneto was on Patreon, he too could get away with doing only a few pics a month. Thing is, I happen to know that I'm NOT that good of an artist. I'm passably decent, but I'm not ANYWHERE near as good like they are. So if I wanted to do Patreon, I'd have to go back to producing extreme amounts of mediocre work. Which... I don't really want to do. One of the reasons I moved from subscription to set sales is because I wanted to be less of a pornographer and more of an "artiste". Take my time, and all that shit. And I know myself well enough that if I did do Patreon, then I'd go back to mass production - due in part to feeling obligated to making it worthwhile for customers, and also just plain competetiveness/greed. And not really keen on doing that again.

So I do appreciate the concern and the good intentions. I know you guys just wanna give me a heads-up and are trying to look out for me. But think I got a decent handle on this. Been doing the 3d-pr0n shtick for quite a while, and I've done well by it. After all these years I'd like to think I have a vague clue wtf I'm talking about. So, I don't think I'm gonna be doing Patreon just yet. At least not in the "wheee! please support my art!" way. I will still be dicking around the porn-art realm, so don't worry on that part. My last blogpost was NOT ragequit-"fuck you guys, I'm out!". During my break, I've been bouncing around plenty of other ideas. Wasn't just jerking off that entire time. I mean there was plenty of jerking, but it wasn't ALL jerking. In any case, I will try to be somewhat less shit about letting you guys know about what's going on in Mongoland in the future. So, yay?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Oh Hey There!

You people are still here? Why...? Well whatever. So yeah, life decided to be itself and took a weird turn. Things got back to normal, and when I returned to this whole... thing.. business... whatever the hell I was doing here, I realized that it was dumb. Selling a digital product online is dumb. You can sell access to an experience or to a sense of community, but you can't sell a product. Well obviously you CAN sell a product, but not with any sustainability. After the first few purchases it's out in the wild and people just get it for free. And who doesn't like free stuff? So I decided not to do it anymore. Just walked away for quite a few months. Then recently got an email from my hosting company that my domain expired. Which brought me back here.

As for the people who left messages and emails and stuff, THANKS! That's very sweet of you. I'll sort through those and get back to you. In the meantime, here's some sets I'll never finish.

Mynxie & Grinch - 30pics

Belf & Old Gods - 37pics

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Merry Belated Christmas

Well it turns out that pulling all-nighters and then riding your bike in cold wet weather might not have the best effects on your health. Who knew? Not me, cuz I'm apparently a massive fucking retard. And of course, what is the best way to beat a cold? Yes, that's right! Ride your bike again in that cold wet weather cuz I'm immortal and it'll just "burn the flu out with exercise"... or something. Yes, apparently I am THAT stupid. Needless to say, spent over a week feeling like absolute shit. But finally feeling better and coughing the garbage out of my lungs. So yay for that!

Obviously, the Mynxie set didn't get finished for Xmas. But more time I spend working on it, farther it will get away from the relevant season. So reckon I'll just keep it relatively short and just do it for free. Cuz why not? And it's Christmas/New Years. And I missed my deadline (which frankly is the more annoying part for me). So keep an eye out for that.

And of course Rogue One. Which I was going to do a review the day it came out, but that was the day I started to really feel like shit. Kept getting pushed off until later in the day, and then, well... yeah. So now that I'm back in the land of the living - Rogue One. Odds are you've already seen the movie. It's a good movie. It's the movie that Force Awakens SHOULD have been. A badass believable heroine that isn't just some ridiculous Mary Sue. A plot that involves searching for somebody and stopping the Death Star, but manages to tie both aspects into a coherent entertaining plot. Just a decent solid story overall. Only nitpick was the ending. The romance-vibe with explosion in the background seemed kinda shoe-horned in there. Didn't seem like much attraction between the characters before that. Then again, possible I missed it - wasn't exactly top of my game right then. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, you should. It's good.

And also got a bunch of sets from Hibbli for you to check out. The Beach Day sets are now available at the store. So if you haven't had a chance to check them out before, now is a great time to do so. It's all five smoking hot fantasy babes taking it hard and rough from some monstrous pirates at mongo-bongo-art.com, with each set being about 35 pics.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Back in Business!

Just a short note that I got the new computer up and working. So we're back in business and already rendering on the Mynxie set. So hopefully will be done by Xmas, but admittedly it's gonna be tight. Keep your fingers crossed for me! New system is a bit better, same quad core with threading but overclocked so getting a bit better performance. Fuckton more memory. GTX1070 that won't do shit for rendering, but will make preview interface run smooth as silk. And of course, my first run-in with Windows 10. Got my first experience with auto-update reboot. Just wow. Who thought that was a good idea? Completely understanding the grief and hatred for 10 now. Went straight to teh intrawebz to find a work-around to disable that. Would have completely shut me down if I couldn't do overnight renders cuz my system decides to restart every chance it got. Fucking insane. But it's all good now!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Zen - Faelwen & The Beast

A new Zen set! With his take on PanopIII's story of Faelwen and The Beast. The classic tale of the dominatrix elf princess and her burly troll captive. And all the ensuing fun of the brutal fucking, sloppy forced blowjobs, and golden cockrings. Oh yes! Cockrings! All 140 pics of fantasy dungeon fun in massive 2k x 4k resolution at mongo-bongo-art.com Or you can join his Patreon and support his work for much cheaper!

So yeah, figured I'd get two posts in for November instead of being a COMPLETE waste of oxygen. Cuz y'know, Zen might actually want his sets posted and promoted in a somewhat timely manner. Weird I know. So anyway, wtf have I been up to? Welp the election for one had the predicted result of depression. But not at all in the manner expected. The election result was the complete opposite, and that kinda threw me for a loop. Then spent some time in shocked amazement, followed by the depression of people's reactions - both the gloating and the rage. And after finally breaking out of the trance of watching the post-election trainwreck, started getting back to work.... only to have my motherboard crap out on me. One second on, next second it's like turning off a lightswitch. No power, no lights, no nothing. So that sucked. And it'll be about a week before the newer better system arrives. So looks like Harley set will be postponed, so that I can get a Mynxie set done for Christmas. All in all been a pretty shitty month. But tomorrow is another day.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Strange Things

So y'know those awesome Marvel movies that are really great? This isn't one of them. Nope. Doctor Strange is a bit more like the first Thor movie than say the Avengers. It's not a terrible movie, it's just a movie. It's sole purpose seems to set the stage for more of the Marvel Universe. So it did that. Yay. But overall it's still kinda "meh". Imagine if Inception and Harry Potter had a child - not a prodigy child, just some mediocre child. That's Doctor Strange. Maybe it's awesome for people that followed the comics, but I just didn't really get into it all that much. Partially cuz of Benedict Cumberbatch. I just don't think he's all that great an actor tbh. Comes across as kinda tryhard overacting. That's pretty much the first half of the movie. Oh and what's with focusing on Cumberbatch tears? Why is that a thing in movies?

Second half of the movie is kinda where it redeems itself. Characters start to come into their own. Oh speaking of characters, did anyone see Constantine with that paragon of acting Keanu Reeves? Remember the chick that played the angel Gabriel. Well somebody apparently had a hard-on for that role cuz she plays the same exact character. Which admittedly she does do rather well. Anyway characters start to come into their own and a plot starts developing. And in the end Khan saves the world from the evil plot of Le Chiffre (who apparently is in Rogue One as well). Cute credits scene at the end with Thor. Anyway, matinee movie at best. Netflix or w/e probably the better choice.

Speaking of strange superhero shit. Arrow. How is this a show? Who watches it that it has somehow gone for 5 seasons? Do you?! Do you watch this? If so, please tell me why. What is the draw?! I don't understand this! I don't understand any of these DC shows. Arrow? Supergirl? Flash? They just seem so... well... I don't want to use the phrase "utter crappy shit", but that is how they seem. I mean it's fine if you do like it. I like the aforementioned Keanu Reeves movies precisely because he is such a shit actor and it's fun watching him go thru a movie being the same Keanu he always is. But I just don't get that out of the DC shows. So if you like them, what is it you see in them?

And here's some more test pics. First up is Ryoko. Probably no set in store for her anytime in the near future. Just felt like playing around with the character a bit and testing some stuff out.

And then some test pics for Eyline Avari. An OC that some folks may recognize from Hentai Foundry and other such places. Figured it seemed like a fun idea. So will probably do up small mini-set type of thing for her.