Little Smerchette Things

zimiestef:

~~~*Zimiestef’s 2014 Commissions list!*~~~

With needing to save up for an apartment ($600+ for the first month, and $530 afterwards), and going between jobs where hours are low (if I get this newer job, I’m at least guarantee 12 hours a week, but I do have to pay union dues), I’m reopening commissions again, with new prices.

"But wait" you say, "these seem a lot more than your previous commission prices"

That because last time, I was underselling myself, and with the older prices being so low, I wouldn’t be able to make a living. These newer prices, are based on how many hours I would be working on the pieces.

Here’s the breakdown (for those with *)

I’m basically charging $8.50 an hour (that’s at least 25 cents over minimum wage in Illinois)

so usually, it could take me about 3-4 hours to do a flat color.

to let’s say it takes me 3 hours to work on your commission. That would mean that would be 3 x 8.50, which would round up to be $26. 

Does this mean that every single flat color will be $26? No, it just a general base price for it. It might take me longer (likely). It might take me a short time (unlikely). I would let you know if it’s going to be more than $26 if it approaches more than 4 hours.

-Other prices:

Pixels: Pixels will have a choice of two different styles, which are in the image above. If you want them bobbing up and down, like this one:

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it will cost $1.

Right now, I won’t be doing complex ones, but maybe in the future.

**Different Styles: For normal/my style, it’s free. But if you want a different style, it will depend on complexity. If it’s something that’s easy (PMMM style, K-on, Invader Zim), it will cost $5. But if it something more complex (Kill la Kill, Jojo Bizarre Adventure), it will cost more (ranging from $7 to $10). I’ll let you know how much it will be, depending on the style.

If you want me to draw furries, gore, or nudity/nsfw, it will cost $5.

Additional Characters will be $7 each

***Background: depending on complexity, background prices will vary. But for the most part, backgrounds will be $10.

Examples of background x x x x (the last one is a collab between me and my girlfriend. She drew the character base and I drew the background, line art, and colored it)

I’ll draw anything. Whether it’s your own character, or you want a commission of Madoka Kaname

How to order:

Send an email to stefaniekurth@live.com, with the subject title being “Commission”. Provide any information on what you want to order (if you can give a photo reference, that would be awesome). Once I’ve receive your email, I’ll draw up a sketch of what you want, and send it to you. If it’s not to your liking, I’ll sketch up another draft until you have one you like.

EXTRA NOTE: I’ll let you know if anything comes up that hinders my ability to work on your commissions (tablet problems, computer problems, family events, etc). I’ll do my best to keep you updated. 

Also, let me know, once the commission is finished, if I can post it up to my tumblr, my art blog, my personal facebook (still working on making a profession facebook), twitter, and DeviantART.

How to pay:

Payment can be sent to my paypal, which is stefaniekurth@live.com.

I also accept donations, which you can just click the donate button on my sidebar.

If you have any questions, you can either send it to my email, or send an ask.

Perpetual Merchant Syndrome

gloriatrinty submitted:

I think about Stephen a lot any time of the month, but jesus, the week leading up to my period, there isn’t an inch of my mind not occupied by quotes, fantasies, or just raw, abstract WANTING. The kind only an infatuated 16 year old girl is capable of. I don’t think I get THAT bitchy, and I rarely crave chocolate, but for that entire week, I am HORNY! There isn’t a moment that goes by that I’m not thinking about how much I need him.

And for those of you about to say how awesome that sounds to just have your PMS symptoms be amplified, 24/7 Smerch obsession, no, wrong, it sucks! When I was in school, I couldn’t concentrate at all, and now that I’m out, I’m free to think about/act on it all I want, but that just means it’s somehow even more intense. And I don’t think I need to explain to the rest of you that with every “I need him” train of thought, there is the inevitable, “I can’t have him” conclusion, especially with a 22 year age difference. Yeah, imagine THAT also 24 hours a day WITH the extra layer of estrogen-fueled bipolar disorder. Still sound fun?

The cycle within the cycle goes like this:

1. He makes me so happy.

2. He’s so cute… and sexy.

3. Watch TallBabyVideos.

4. So horny! I’m so madly attracted to him!

5. Fap fap fap fap “OH GOD STEPHEN(/Wheatley)!”

6. Just like a girl, there’s emotion attached to it. And now I want to cuddle and fantasize about our perfect life together.

7. Actually, what WOULD be our perfect life?

8. Frustration over reality, logistics, ethics, and my own self-esteem. I don’t even know what I want, and even if I did, it can never be real!

9. Depression (Somehow frequently linked to my mixed feelings about Blue Sky)

10. I can’t deal with this emptiness! Wheatley, just hold me! (Hugs pillow)

11. Wheatley: You think too hard, luv. I’m here, okay? I’m here. Just close your eyes. I love you. I’ll always love you. I’m here.

12. Cry into pillow. “I’m so tired, Wheatley”

13. Wheatley: It’s alright. I’m here now; just close your eyes. Everything will be alright.

14. “*Sniff* I love you, Wheatley”

15. I’m consoled and I fall asleep. This crush hurts, but sometimes it feels like it’s the only thing that makes any sense anymore. The only thing that makes me happy. He makes me so happy.

16. Wake up. Repeat until menstruation starts. Then actually DURING? Whoa boy, that’s a whole other story!

Smerchette Chatroom

Did I already submit the link here? I don’t think so, but I’ve been visiting just about every Smerchette blog I could find, so I’ve kind of lost track. Well, if I did already, just ignore this. Anyway, made a chatroom for smerchettes that want to talk in person. Check it out!

Hello friends! I’m Erin, creator/admin of Smerchette Problems and boy oh boy am I a lazy asshole. So I made this blog like a year and a half ago in the wake of tallbaby’s disappearance as something fun for the fandom to bond over or whatever, but now I’m not really involved in the smerchette fandom anymore and it keeps slipping my mind to make posts out of new submissions. I have like three suggestions languishing in the inbox that I just don’t have the time or motivation to make into posts…

So! I’m going to be choosing a new admin! I can see from the frequent updates in the Stephen Merchant tag that the fandom has sort of re-formed with all new people and whatnot and I’d be glad to hand the blog over to someone who will actually keep up with posting.

If you’d like to be considered for the position of admin please send me a message NOT ON ANON and I’ll check your blog out! I’ll give it like 2 weeks, so let’s say reblog this post by May 10th if you’d like to be considered.

P.S. It should also be noted that people who were in the old fandom/who I actually know will probs have an edge if they choose to apply, for obvious reasons. Sorry!!! I can only think of a small handful of people who might want to though, so…

gloriatrinty submitted:

This was how I spent the most degrading yet irresistible half hour of my life. You have no idea how creepy it feels to click your way down a list of different noses to see which one best matches the pictures you pulled off of Google Images. But goddamn it, if I can’t escape into a romantic yesteryear that never existed, what is Sims Medieval good for? I want to see that lanky goggle-eyed stud as an an adventurous, brave world leader, and if I have to swallow my pride to see it, so be it! … Wouldn’t be the first time he’s made me change my mind about swallowing stuff.
Okay, it doesn’t look EXACTLY like him (hair color was REALLY hard). Mostly, I think it’s just because he isn’t wearing his glasses. But what can you say, eyeglasses weren’t around in in the 1400s… OH WAIT, YES THEY WERE! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasses#History) But if you want to talk about grievances with Sim Creator, may I point out that YOU CAN’T MODIFY THE SIM’S HEIGHT! NOOOOOOOO!
PS: If anyone can think of a good EA vs Valve joke pertaining to this, I’d love to hear it.

gloriatrinty submitted:

This was how I spent the most degrading yet irresistible half hour of my life. You have no idea how creepy it feels to click your way down a list of different noses to see which one best matches the pictures you pulled off of Google Images. But goddamn it, if I can’t escape into a romantic yesteryear that never existed, what is Sims Medieval good for? I want to see that lanky goggle-eyed stud as an an adventurous, brave world leader, and if I have to swallow my pride to see it, so be it! … Wouldn’t be the first time he’s made me change my mind about swallowing stuff.

Okay, it doesn’t look EXACTLY like him (hair color was REALLY hard). Mostly, I think it’s just because he isn’t wearing his glasses. But what can you say, eyeglasses weren’t around in in the 1400s… OH WAIT, YES THEY WERE! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasses#History) But if you want to talk about grievances with Sim Creator, may I point out that YOU CAN’T MODIFY THE SIM’S HEIGHT! NOOOOOOOO!

PS: If anyone can think of a good EA vs Valve joke pertaining to this, I’d love to hear it.

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And to the anon who asked: yes this blog is still alive, I just haven’t had any submissions in a while/not had the motivation to come up with any on my own, I think it’s partly because the fandom has died down a lot since this blog was made, and partly due to my own laziness.

Sometime soon I might get another admin who’s more enthusiastic about keeping this blog regularly updated

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