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darf


pony-writer/pornographer looking for work. old stories undeleted. i'm sorry. Patreon here

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  • 7 weeks
    boo

    hello

    we are thinking about potentially taking on a small commission.

    please contact us if you are interested.

    thank you.

    <3

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  • 21 weeks
    darf is really tired and needs somewhere to live

    i don't feel like i have the energy to explain everything that's going on right now.

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  • 24 weeks
    my b

    hey all

    sorry for reaching out for human contact and then, like... not responding to those offers for contact. truth be told i feel like a bit of a fraud/sham: i asked for people to be kind and contact us, and then got too scared to respond. partly i don't want to dump my problems on these poor innocent people. partly i am just stupid i guess.

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  • 27 weeks
    darf makes friends

    (hopefully)

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  • 29 weeks
    the darf is dead (long live the darf)

    first, that's a metaphor. i am not dead, and i am feeling surprisingly non-suicidal, so take that as you will.

    over the last few days i reached out to what i hope are all my commissioners, offering them full refunds on their purchases. i won't share any more details about that here, other than to say it's something that i can't really afford but am hoping to sort out through various means.

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Mar
12th
2021

state of the darf (pt. whatever, living situation edition) · 11:30pm March 12th

as of the writing of this post, i will have been sort of settled in my new place for about a month—a month since i've gotten my own room with something proper to sleep on, anyway.

thanks to the support of the community which i did not expect or know how to deal with, i now have new clothes for the first time in 5+ years, a bed that is actually mine that i can sleep on and everything, a comfy chair to do most of my sitting/typing/computering in, and a big stuffed animal unicorn cat named 'Mina'. she is a 'Squishmallow™'; very big, soft, and huggable. i cuddled her last night when i was looking out the window and felt something akin to safety.

i feel like at this point taking time to say 'thank you' without doing something like bringing a comet down to earth or blowing up the entire planet is more-or-less 'lip service'... but i don't know how the people who helped me feel directly about that, other than the ones i've spoken to have all basically said 'your welcome and please use this to dig/keep yourself out of the horrifying hole you seem likely to wind up in'. i've said thank you some more, they've sent smiley faces, this is more or less a paradigm.

in a few more days i'm going to start sitting down to write again. it's something i do in waves, going periods of time without generating any wordcount, then somehow flipping on a switch and cranking out 5k+ in a day. when i have something that is important for me to do, i will usually do it, even if the surrounding circumstance are very hard. i guess it just depends on how things are.

so, yes; i guess i'm announcing i'm back to work.

i have an outrageous commission backlog at this point, and i feel, to my surprise, only a small amount of guilt compared to the life-swallowing abyss that is usually there. i suspect this is because A) i have been through this whole 'homeless' thing before and i can vouchsafe it's not necessarily a good emotional place to compose art from, and B) every single person i've worked with has been understanding about our personal circumstance, and seems mostly to value that we do the work, not just that it get done. in a way, that's incredibly humbling, because we don't really think there's necessarily anything that special about our ponywords... but then again, maybe we are broken in just such a way that allows us to see and do some special stuff sometimes.

if you're near the top of our commission list, expect a communication from us some time in the next month or so in the event that we need to refresh any details of your story in our mind. memory for logistics is not our strong suit, and in the few months since 'not freezing to death' was our only concern (though tbh that doesn't sound like a bad way to go all things considered), a lot of the whens, wheres, and whys of ponyfiction got bounced around in our brain. past communication will probably be enough to get us up to speed, but this is a heads up just in case we need to pelt you for a refresher course on your commission.

to everyone, again: thank you.

it feels really weird to think that we are alive and functioning purely thanks to the goodwill of this community. a community atop a mountain we hang out on by virtue only of some weird arbitrary number calculation, or maybe just in volume of words produced. we haven't felt like a mover or shaker in pony in a long time, and with g5 on the horizon and our interests barely tickled, maybe we never will be again.

but we can write. we're gonna try to do that.

<3

Comments ( 13 )

Love you, Darf!

Glad to hear you're doing better.

I'm really glad to hear you're safe and feeling better.

Thank you for sharing an update! (And plush animals are great for calming effects!) Take care of yourself. :)

Glad to see you're finally in a safe environment where you can focus on stuff besides physiological needs. You deserve it :heart:

I'm so glad to hear you're safe and sound! <3

Huk
Huk #7 · March 13th · · ·

It's nice to hear some GOOD news for a change - we sure could use more of these. I hope it will work out for you. Good luck, and take care :twilightsmile:

Glad to see you are somewhere safe, and taking care of yourself. Hang in there <3

Wonderful news. Stay warm, stay safe, and don't be afraid to ask for help again. We're here for you.

Glad to see you all settled in, darf, and thanks for the update!

Hey, wonderful! Really glad you're in a more stable situation. As always, please take care of yourself, and feel free to reach out if you need anything.

Amit #13 · May 3rd · · 2 ·

I can't believe you still post on here.

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