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It's that time again! This week's icon is by :iconxilveros: and features Dogdays (Andy)

:iconashley-lee:

I think this is the last in the round of icons I invited others to make. I've enjoyed wearing them. XD My page always looks new! I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. I liked them all!
Before I begin,
:iconhetherev: is an art roleplay group. Unfortunately to participate in RP and art challenges, you need to become a member of the group first. The forum is members only, but joining the group only takes a few steps. The group has a quality bar that is set according to the level of skill necessary to complete challenges. (You don't need to be the next Rembrandt, you just need to be able and willing to draw characters in an environment).

With that out of the way, lets get back on topic. Are you looking for RP in Heth? Having trouble finding it? Wondering where all the people are in general? No place exists that you can find everyone at the same time, but there's a couple of gathering zones that do have recurring activity.

- Check the forum (members only). Because the forum was recently moved its activity is a little lower than it used to be right now. That's okay, it will build back up (especially if you new members looking for interaction remember it exists!) The forum is where some of Hetherev's RP takes place. I suspect the rest of it takes place across private messengers, but a good chunk of it happens there.
- Ping MadMeeper or the other listed members about the Skype chat. (members only). A lot of Heth folk like to hang here. It's a good place to get to know some of the other group members.
- You can always check the comments on this journal. No doubt Hetherev folks will reply!
- Looks like FireChomer is looking for other members to play with too, comments.deviantart.com/4/1628…
It's that time again! Time to swap out icons. This week's icon is by :iconpainted-flamingo:

:icongreekceltic:

the winking Wink hahhaha
Update

On Tacimur's advice I emailed a Professor of Egyptology and got a speedy reply. I think I'm chasing something I'm not going to find. Thank you all for your help! I've learned some interesting new things about Egypt and cats in Egypt reading your replies and reading on my own. I appreciate all who stepped forward to help me!

Old message removed.
I had originally intended to renew our previous server but the issues causing many people not to be able to log on couldn't be quickly resolved.

So I bought ANOTHER 30 day server. Anticipating that the update could happen soon.

I will give out the IP and whitelist many, but the server only has 10 active slots at any time.

If there DO happen to be 10 players on, I may restart the server to open slots for myself and other regulars (the folks I originally bought the server to play with).

About the server:
  • 18+ only. No budge. Sorry! I'm more comfortable leaving the server unattended knowing you're all adults.
  • Be respectful. You don't have to love each other, just love the space between you.
  • This server is white-listed. I will have to have your MC name to give you access.
  • Server is on hard mode. Mobs will be kicking your butt on a regular basis.
  • Server is 100% survival mode, except for general maintenance.
  • When you log into the server you should arrive at spawn. A temple has been built there with signs posting rules at its center. Free food and tool dispensers can be found toward the center.
  • The temple should be safe from everything but the occasional spider. It could not be fully enclosed because players tend to spawn on the roof instead of inside it.
  • The server only lasts 30 days (for most of us, that's all we need to get our MC fix).
  • The map may be wiped clean and restarted at any time, without notice. Don't build too big if you're not prepared to lose it.
  • Don't use the server to harass other players. They're there to have fun. Give them their space, don't make them feel crowded.
  • I don't save copies of the map to hand out later. Take screenshots of your build for memories, you'll have to let it go eventually!
Server Ip: 50.97.95.140:27165

To join the server (get white-listed), confirm that you're old enough and reply with your MC username.
Time for my next icon update!

This week's icon is by :iconkalanse:

:icongreekceltic:

Thank you Kalanse! <3 
The problems connecting seem to be an issue with either Multiplay or MC's newest update. I've already submitted a support ticket with Multiplay and supposedly it was fixed, but it seems not to be. It's out of my hands to fix at this point. I think we're just gonna have to wait it out (the server only has nine days left anyway).

Sorry guys!
Do this,

Go to the multiplayer tab as if you were going to add a new server. Delete the current slot for our server.

Create a NEW server (add server) with the same IP. 50.97.95.134:27165

That's the only fix I know that has worked.

If that still doesn't work, leave me your MC name so I can double check that you're whitelisted (you MUST be 18 or older, no budge).
Time for my next icon feature!

:icongreekceltic:

This one is by :iconauroreai: and features Jim. <3 Thank you Auroreai!

Cross posting from tumblr

I’m not sure if I’ve told tumblr or DA what kind of relationship Jacky and Herman are in outright. XD I thought it was obvious, but I can see how it becomes confusing because of how often I draw them kissing. It's especially confusing if the concept of a romantic but not sexual relationship is new to you, and there's plenty of folks out there who would find that new!

I see them as very platonic. I realize for a lot of folks that word is associated with non-romantic relationships, but after looking at the definition a few times I think it’s a fit. Herman and Jacky are romantic, but they’re not sexual. If you’re curious about their supposed kid Andy, the answer is simple, he’s adopted.

They kiss lots but I don’t see kissing as sexual in this context. It’s just cute. And helluva fun to draw, as everything cuddly is.

We're gonna explore a stronghold on minecraft in about thirty minutes. Sooo, 8:20 om Central USA. 

We're also gonna be chatting over skype. So if you have been playing on the current server go ahead and come on and start getting ready so you'll be ready to go when it's time. Meet up at my place. (You can take Teddy's tunnels to get there. I'm the house with a fence within sight of spawn).

You'll want to bring tools, food, and torches. Prepare is if you were going caving alone. Don't take anything you're not willing to lose.

I asked watchers to create an icon for me and promised that I would wear each icon for a minimum of one week. The request window has closed! I'm going to start wearing the icons now. I should have gotten to this sooner, I apologize for taking so long. My mind has been distracted, but that situation seems to be resolved for now.

I'm going to try to wear them in the order that I received them.

This weeks icon is by TheHappy3

:icongreekceltic:

I had to crop it a little or the face was too tiny to show D: I hope you don't mind Happy!
I think I'm probably going to do a character auction later today. I'm still coloring the art, but the character is a buzzard anthro with a purple, green and pink color scheme.

It may or may not be the single ugliest thing I have ever drawn.
*If you're already on the server and are having time accessing it, try creating a NEW server with the same IP.

I'm going to open the server to a few more folks since we haven't had a problem with overcrowding yet. I can only allow a few!

If there DO happen to be 11 players on, I may restart the server to open slots for myself and other regulars (the folks I originally bought the server to play with). I didn't expect to get so many responses!

ANOTHER ONE? Yes, actually. I bought another 30 day server (it now has less than two weeks left, depending on whether or not I renew). This time we'll be playing 100% survival. Nobody will have creative! Not even me (except for general maintenance, such as spawning horses where we can find them or repopulating wild livestock).

About the server:
  • 18+ only. No budge. Sorry! I'm more comfortable leaving the server unattended knowing you're all adults.
  • Be respectful. You don't have to love each other, just love the space between you.
  • This server is white-listed. I will have to have your MC name to give you access.
  • Server is on hard mode. Mobs will be kicking your butt on a regular basis.
  • When you log into the server you should arrive at spawn. A temple has been built there with signs posting rules at its center. Free food and tool dispensers can be found at the west exit.
  • The temple should be safe from everything but the occasional spider. It could not be fully enclosed because players tend to spawn on the roof instead of inside it.
  • The server only lasts 30 days (for most of us, that's all we need to get our MC fix).
  • The map may be wiped clean and restarted at any time, but most likely won't unless most of us are pretty bored with our builds.
  • Don't use the server to harass other players. They're there to have fun. Give them their space, don't make them feel crowded.
  • I don't save copies of the map to hand out later. Take screenshots of your build for memories, you'll have to let it go eventually!
Server Ip: 50.97.95.134:27165

To join the server (get white-listed), confirm that you're old enough and reply with your MC username.
Edit: The thread has been started, if you follow the directions at the end of this post, you should be able to find it easily.

Howdy! This post is meant for folks who are already members of Hetherev.

I thought since it's Friday and the weekend is ahead we could do a little meet-n-greet Rp, or two! Depends on how many people show and whether we need to divvy them up to make posting less chaotic.
A meet-n-greet can turn into anything, but it starts as a fluff RP with a lot of characters in a neutral location. A tavern or well traveled road, for example. Some place that it's easy for others to insert their OC without having to think too hard about why it's there.

Meet-n-greets are a good way to boost interaction.

Would any of you Hetherev folk be interested in that? I'm not sure if I'll be able to play myself, but I might (might) be able to filter some traffic to a thread.

If this is something you think you'd like to participate in, mosey over to the forums, go to The Plotting Corner thread, and find the Meet-n-Greet thread.
Unfortunately I can't link the forum for reasons. You know where to find it! (And if you don't, it's okay to ping me and ask).
I get more questions about Herman than I think I do about most characters, so I tried to make some kind of information hub for him to answer some of them. Here you go. I don’t think I nailed all the questions but they definitely helped me construct a more thorough bio for him, winkingcat.weebly.com/herman.h…
Ask them here. I'm looking for things about how Herman works/personality, etc. I have questions waiting to be answered but they're scattered to the wind so I may need to be reminded if you've already asked!
I've got two lovely icons waiting for feedback from me, I have not forgotten <3 I'm going to extend this to the fourth. I think that'd be alright since I'll be wearing all of them about the same amount of time. I thought I'd give a few more folks a chance to get theirs in.

Last time I changed my icon I asked my followers to create a new one for me and then committed to 'wearing' each icon for a time. That went well! I'd like to do that again.

But why not make your own icon?
I get bored looking at my own art. I like an icon better if it's made by someone else because I don't recognize flaws in the work of others the way I do in my own. I've just found this is a fun way to interact with my followers that's also low pressure.

:bulletgreen: You must make NEW art for the occasion. You can't crop my existing art. It doesn't have to be high effort. It can be MSpaint. I don't care.
:bulletgreen: DA icons are 50 x 50px and have a size limit of 15kb. You have to fit within those restrictions.
:bulletgreen: Animated icons are okay but please nothing headache inducing. I prefer icons that don't flash.
:bulletgreen: Anything positive and appropriate is fair game. This is not a ploy to get gift art. I don't want to wear an icon of your OCs face, but I'm happy to wear a flower or a rain drop. You CAN draw my OCs if you want, but that is not a requirement.
:bulletgreen: It must be 100% your original work. It can't be cropped from the art of another person or pulled off the internet.
:bulletgreen: I can turn down any icon if I choose, without giving reason. I don't expect to need to do this, but I can see the need for the rule! (I wouldn't be interested in political or advertising icons, for example).
:bulletgreen: You only have three days. Sorry to try to squeeze this into such a short window. Its better if I don't get TOO many responses.
:bulletgreen: I will wear each icon made (as long as I find it appropriate) for one week or more. The time may vary because I can be forgetful or may want to cling to one for a little while. I will also include credit for that icon in my DA signature (like I do with my current one). I can't guarantee that I'll be very active while using your icon, so I don't know how much if any traffic you'll receive as a result.
:bulletgreen: If you wish your icon removed from my profile before the week is up just let me know. Otherwise I'll stay the course.

Just leave a comment with whatever you've made. Event ends June 4th at 8 pm central USA.
Cross-post from tumblr,

Taking some sketch art trades

I think I’d like to do another round of low-pressure sketch trades. This is not first come first serve. I’ll leave the post up a while and then pick two or three from the postings later.

  • I think a deadline is healthy for both artists, so lets both finish our half within 30 days.
  • Rough half or fullbody sketch minimum (one character). You don’t have to color or do more characters than that, but you can if you want.
  • Artists of all skill levels are welcome to reply.
  • How I choose who to trade with varies. Sometimes I randomize choices, sometimes I pick favorites, sometimes I pick folks I’ve never done art for before. It’s at my discretion. 
  • Please don’t be offended if you’re not chosen.
  • I don’t know what character I’ll be requesting art of this round. My first choice is Herman, but I’ll make sure to throw some other faces (nonhuman too) in there.
  • I do reserve the right to post the finished art in my gallery, so do you!

Leave a reply or message me with a link to whatever character(s) you want drawn.

*Looking back I think I'd have more fun with this if the contest was based around encouraging the artist to improve by drawing something they enjoy, rather than the OCs of someone else. So scratch my OCs out of the equation and assume such an event would be centralized around getting participants to make a finished piece of art. This is the only way I can think of that everyone participating would be gaining something for their effort.

I don't know what the theme would be. Could be a contest of my own OCs, could be a theme unrelated, dunno! The prizes would certainly be sketches. Not finished art. Just sketches. I can pretty well be depended on to finish sketch art for others, but if it's a painting, I will drag on forever trying to decide what I want to do.