For gem76’s birthday. I hope your health recover soon.
Now there’s a topic i saw coming up during the last few years. Some do not like it when someone ship their personal character with a main character from a story. It doesn’t matter what story, be ours or some other comic/book/etc. I understand the reasoning , and it’s a natural one to have. However i’d like to bring the counter argument;
People on the internet often like to define themselves through what they dislike. “You like this? Well i hate it”. In this case the “it” is a character. I beleive we’d all get along better without those negative differences , instead try to think from the positive perspective ; what we like. In this case Gem likes Faen, and there’s nothing wrong with this. We all like things, else we wouldn’t read any story, watch any movies, play any games. Alright , we’d play pong and those were single pixel. But they were GORGEOUS pixels! That he like Faen and would like his character to be partnered with her, may it go against the canon , is fine. I encourage people to like and ship characters. With any other. It’s the internet, lets have fun! Sure we may wince at some pairing, it’s our right to use those eyeballs to express mental dismay. As long as it isn’t against the other person’s enjoyment of his or her ship. Gem understand this and i hope others will.
This doesn’t have to of romantic interest specificaly. It can be as simple as say making a family member to a main character ; this too is a proof of liking a character, wanting your own character to be part of their lives.
Also, gem76 is one of my patron. Not ‘patreon’ , but patron, in the most tradional sense. Him, Khora and Lordpanther are there every month to support what we do financialy and through their generosity we can have a more stable work situation. They’re important. So thank you , the three of you.
And please, i hope this is not taken as casting a shadow on anyone else. There’s plenty other people who contribute who are very much important. I’m just putting the spotlight on the big art patrons right now.

Okay that said, let’s see some cute fanarts.
Kiel by HaydenMaye
and Waes by Valesse
Hey B, look, new Waes outfit for your imagination.


16 Responses to Gem’s birthday, importance of art patron, Waes, Kiel

  1. LordPanther says:

    Happy Birthday Gem!

    Its been a real pleasure supporting the various artists of Drowtales. The level of skill you’ve managed to gather always has me pleased to show my support and the quality of the audience is why I’m always supportive of having my original vision of a picture tampered with in livestreams.

  2. GEM76 says:

    LOL what LP said

    Also, thank you for the gift Kern, love it, sorry not around as much sucks being sick :(

    But on good news doing better and even thou didn’t make comic con this year my friends and family did and they got me some pics of DT from the artists there can’t wait to share them with everyone :)

  3. Alric says:

    Happy Birthday GEM76, hope you get better soon!

  4. smokehammer says:

    Ah Kiel in all her bad-assery. And Waes came out really bitchin (Val went ahead an did a live stream for some of the steps for that piece that Cutie and I had the pleasure of watching).

    A lot of stories never finish because the author’s don’t have the motivation or funds to see them through to the end, so I think without really passionate fans like LP, Gem and Khora, there’s a huge chance we wouldn’t even have DTs to read so yeah, thank you guys!

    And I never liked Pong, Breakout was like 10x better ;P

  5. Pariel says:

    Spewing one’s guts is never comfortable, doubly so on a birthday. Happy birthday and get well soon.

  6. KittyH says:

    I don’t understand why people would get upset over Gem/Faen? Kern didn’t change everything he had planned for it. It is just one character in a narrative who fawns after someone he cannot have. I feel bad for him. I would feel even worse for him if the comics about his character were true! Sort of just expounding on what Kern said but, live and let live. We all have different ideas and thoughts. Instead of tearing apart others ideas, support them or ignore them or let them inspire you.

  7. CutieSquiggoth says:

    Happy Birthday GEM, I really hope you get better soon *hugs all tentacly like*

  8. Laurie (NerdyCanuck) says:

    Happy Birthday, Gem!

  9. SFI/Bwoman says:

    Happy belated birthday! (darn, I should check the news more often)

  10. Metzger says:

    Late Happy Birthday Gem

  11. Obsidian Agent says:

    Happy birthday, Gem!

  12. khora2150 says:

    Happy birthday Gem! Good to hear you are feeling better.

    Always like the idea of contributing to works of art. Few webcomics out there, if any, match the combination of artistic skill, interesting world setting and sheer hours of work put in each week as Drowtales does.

    Keep up the great work. :)

  13. Jak'iaah says:

    Happy birthday, soldier! Here’s hoping you’re back on your feet soon – Mama J

    And for the record, the only reason I oppose Zair’s stupid crush is that it needlessly distracts him from his training, and I am worried it will get him killed if he doesn’t start to focus. >:| (<– Jakface)

  14. Ssapdra says:

    Very belated Happy Bday Gem ^^ Hope you get healthy again very soon :)