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ChocolateKitsune

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Commissions and Twitter Raffle Soon; Prices Updated

Hi everyone! Just wanted to get the early word out that I plan on reopening commissions publicly again soon, before switching back to my Patron priority queuing system. I will be using my new prices for this next batch, which you'll find on my listings page on FA. I have price lists for refsheets a…

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On Vicarious Thrill (Vent/Self-Reflection)

It's late at night at the end of a day I set aside for rest, and boredom turned its sights inwards to latch onto whatever the insecurity of choice might be. Tonight's is my long-standing fear that folks don't identify with where I've gone with my art, and it's no longer as much of a source of wish-…

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Getting My Footing Back

I'm sure a lot of you have heard the news by now that I have my first stream at the new studio scheduled for this Thursday the 21st, at 6PM CET. As you might have guessed, this comes as a result of things having settled considerably since my last blog post here. Shortcake has since been cleared of…

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Covid Interruptions

Hi all. I hoped not to ever have to make this post, but here we are. This past week has been pretty busy just in general, with me going full force getting my new place liveable and my work equipment set up, but it quickly got very chaotic over and above all of that. My mom tested positive for covid…

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Giving a Voice to Fear and Shame

I think the one thing I hate the most about this crazy career of mine is that my worst slumps have me begrudging others' success. I end up not being able to celebrate and enjoy my peers' fantastic, amazing artwork because I feel like it reflects negatively on me not keeping up. It's an irrational i…

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Moving Time is Stressful Time (But Going Well)

Hello everyone! Just wanted to write another quick, once-in-a-while journal to fill in the gap in activity. I'm still around! I'm just a little preoccupied with life stuff right now. If you saw, about two weeks ago I held a series of special streams to celebrate the three-plus years I spent creatin…

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Crazy Month of May

Hey everyone, just thought I'd post a quick update about what's been going on, how I've been lately, and what's coming up for you all. As most of you probably already know, I hosted my very first panel during a con just last weekend, for Virtual CFz. Although it was an online con, the idea was subm…

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Overcoming Self-Constraints

Lately, I thought that working on some more neutral content (namely, character sheets for my little posse of OCs) would help ease me into regaining some confidence in my own work, but the insecurity has only persisted. I hate being in this state, cause it gets me into a mental catch 22. One of the…

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Chocolate's Candy Shop is Open For Business!

Chocolate's Candy Shop is now open for business! It's a place where you can support my work and get cool perks. https://support.the.choco.one/ So, I've finally finished setting up my new site, which replaces my Patreon page. I would've liked to launch it in a bigger way, but I'll never get around t…

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Difficult Times

Things have been extremely trying this past month. Foreword: I realize this is a long and depressing post despite my efforts to keep it brief. If you take one thing away from this post, it's that a lot of artists in this community work alone and deal with a lot of shit in the background while tryin…

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Back in Action - CFz 2019 Soon!

Hello everyone! You've likely noticed by now that I've resumed uploading regularly again. The past few months were very intense for me, as I've been working incessantly on catching up to my work backlog from Patreon following my hiatus last year. I've finally caught up to the monthly pledge rewards…

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I'm Back!

Hi all. Here I am again! If you don't follow me on my social media or Patreon, I probably seemed to disappear off the face of the planet for the past 4 months or so (minus the stream announcements, anyway). Sorry for not saying anything sooner. Exactly one month ago I concluded a massive project, u…

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Good Vibes, Good Thoughts, Busy Bunny

Just wanted to write an (actually) quick catchup journal before I dash off on another trip. Just shy of 2 weeks ago, I got back from my trip to the UK to attend CFz 2018. It was a blast, and I plan on writing a bit more about my experiences there in a future journal. Hopefully soon. Before that, th…

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Mindfulness for a Better State of Mind

Today, my girlfriend insisted that I just take the day off, despite my plans to "make up" for lost time yesterday cause I had a bit of a distracted, albeit busy day. I got to spend a lot of time with my family for Lunch on Good Friday. It was a really good day. At one point, I was hit by a a very r…

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My Mental State as of Late

I'll start this post off with an apology to all of my close friends who, by all rights, I should be able to confide in with regards to all that I'm about to say here. My situation isn't what I'd call a recent development, but rather what feels like the culmination of a lot of little things that hav…

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New Milestones & Good Momentum

Today, I hit 30k total faves on all my submissions over on FurAffinity. That might not be too impressive given how long I've been on that site, but I actually took note of the tally when it hit 20k earlier this year. It took just under 5 months for me to gain 10k favourites. Given that I always wor…

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Vacations, Burnout and Everything in Between

So the past week was set aside as a vacation; full time off of work where my friends had organized two weekend events after another. I attended a LAN party two weekends ago, and I got back from a weekend-long house party just yesterday. Unfortunately, despite the rest of the week being a fantastic…

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Lots of updates and new developments!

So much for updating my journals frequently! Ah well, I'll keep trying in future. Since I last wrote here, a lot of things have happened. I attended my very first furcon, which was a blast. I've planned for and started a couple of fun projects to share with you all soon, with any luck. And perhaps…

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Work Hiccups, Streaming Stress and Schedules

As a first step towards keeping you all more regularly adjourned with the goings-on in my (supposedly) professional artist's life, I thought I'd write up a quick little update about what's happened since my birthday journal, which was pretty massive. Work has been kicking my ass, to get right to th…

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The Really Long, Complicated, Probably Unnecessary Birthday Journal

Well, today I turned 30, and the days/weeks leading up to it have been a mixed bag for me, to say the least. I think this is a very good opportunity to break the secrecy that I think I've been unintentionally keeping as far as my online persona, real life, and work is concerned. I started this jour…

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Thoughts About Fetishes (and my Art)

I wanted to draw something about this to better express my feelings on the subject, but by the time I get around to it, it won't be as clear in my mind as it is right at this moment. A journal will have to do, even if less people will ultimately read it. As I journey gradually further into this biz…

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I Have a Discord Server!

I'm going to be using it as a hangout for all those who follow my work, as well as a way to notify people of new things that I'm doing, such as games, streaming and/or art posts to my public and Patreon galleries. There's already quite a few of us there and it's been a blast so far. It also has a r…

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I Feel Inadequate.

I drank a lot tonight. I was with friends, admittedly, and it was a good time, but I'll admit it was at least partly motivated by my bad moods lately. What really resonated with me was how hard and fast I tanked once the alcohol high wore off. It was the moment when my friends mentioned someone I k…

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Catching up and Important Updates

This is a pretty heavy, long journal that deals with what's been going on with me over the past few weeks. Feel free to pass it up if it's too long or makes you uncomfortable. Some of you who follow me on Twitter or Patreon will know that I've been gone for the past 3 weeks while on a long trip all…

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Vacation time!

Just a quick little update that I'm going to be on vacation for the next two weeks, but I'll be taking work with me. I'll be rather unresponsive and I likely won't get much art done until Wednesday or so, by when I'll have settled down a bit for a visit at Wolfie's place. I will be working slower t…