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peri llwynog (peri the fox) / 37 / Non-binary / Trapped between AZ & Nouveaux Anglitarre

Saftey Engineers say that our history is written in blood. But our languages have been etched in stone since times before men knew how to read.
Commissions: Open
Trades: Sometimes
Requests: Closed

Profile

Just a fox on the internet.

I am a professional video game developer with a focus on network/systems programming and multiplayer games. My best known works in that area are 4mm Games' co-production with DefJam Records DefJam: RapStar, Ace of Spades, BioShock: Infinite, CounterSpy, and Mx vs. ATV: ALL OUT, and Monster Jam Steel Titains. I have been working as a technical writer and consultant in games, especially on tricky issues with rendering and audio engineering for multiplayer titles since the mid-1990s, with work using SimCity 2000 to model the Great Western Reserve area of Ohio and Pennsylvania, through special thanks on remasters of games like BioShock, and a lot of AR/VR work before Occulus and Meta made that a "big deal" again in the mid-2000s. As a designer and artist, I actually much prefer working on physical games and using non-digital processes, but the electronic games generally pay much better.

My art here is usually very personal and meant for consumption by other queer people with disabilities and therian/furry audiences. As a deaf/hard of hearing fox and Autistic/ADHD/neurodivergent critter, I hope that some of these weird experiments encourage others to keep picking up their pens and papers and trying something that is incredibly hard. I still think writing a few thousand words myself is much, much harder than prototyping a video game, but as Vonnegut said: so it goes.

I regularly volunteer at games and furry conventions, generally as a "back of house" member of staff providing live operations support for others. I first started doing that as part of the live photo coverage team at A-Kon from 2004 onwards and still love cosplay far too much. Cosplay is not consent for anything, nor are fursuits: remember to ask someone in costume before you take a photo or most expecially touch or grab any part of their garb.

Growing up I learned many languages from my family's rich cultural heratage mixing Louisiana Cajuns from before 1750 with parts of the Irish, Quakers, and later arrivals from Alsalce-Lorrane. This means I can understand far more languages than many people expect, especially if we share a sign language (I'm probably best at Signing Exact English, but I can fake some LES/ASL). I use computers as part of my literary studies and that's why I believe that translators and sensitivity readers are often some of the most important consultants on any projects. If you'd like a quick check from a strange editor with a lot of deep knowledge of American and Western European queer culture, feel free to ask me to help you out.

As someone who believes that preserving languages allows people to be liberated from the structures that otherwise make them feel trapped, I dream of a world where we celebrate the unique literary and cultural heritages of every tongue and people rather than trying to unify everything under English, French, or Japanese. I can understand written Japanese, English, French, and Spanish at a professional level, and am always learning new Gaelic/Celtic languages when I can. I also play accoustic and electric guitar and would love to pick clarinet back up again someday.

I'm happy to help with your video game or review your book, but be warned: as someone who has edited anthologies and zines before, I do my best to be kind but sometimes a firm no is required. My rates are negotiable especially for underespresented groups and furries with disabilities. Ask before assuming you can't afford my time.

Contact

Gay Librarian Service
https://www.punchelvis.gay
Google+
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Library Service
https://www.punchelvis.org
Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/peri
Professionally Edited Twitter
@PunchElvis
PSN
PeriLlwyn
Skype
PeriTheFox
Steam
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Tech Blog
http://www.patreon.com/~peri
Tumblr
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Twitter
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Xbox Live
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Latest Journal

2022 Summer Updates

Hello fine denizens of the art gallery de Weasyl!

This is your irregularly scheduled status update report regarding the state of the fox (peri) and their various accomplishments, deeds, and misdeeds within the literary and cultural circles of this corner of the Internet.

Some of you who have been following me for a while on FurAffinity or DeviantArt may have noticed that some of my old accounts are no longer valid. I would like to assure you that that is probably intentional and as of today I am not yet dead. I'll hold off on celebrating my normal big accomplishment of getting another year of life until after D-Day t his time around, however, as I'm still based in Arizona for the next few months at least.

I'm still here, still queer, still disabled, still deaf, still writing as best I can in America under those circumstances. However, like many queer folx around the world, especially queer "creatives" who survive primarily by writing and making art, this fox is extremely unhappy to be spending another year stuck in Arizona with very few local furry markets that respect the difference between my nom de plumes and my full legal name. For those of you who have liked some of what is posted here on Weasyl, I have some mixed news for you:

  • I am open for commissions of all types again, including story critiques.
  • I am open for art trades only for artworks that are small and fit into a standard American Playing Card or Japanese-style Trading Card sleeve. That means art cards or badges, but nothing that is bigger than a poker-sized deck of cards. I will be open to complicated/glitched mixed media forms if needed. Priority will be given to people who have NOT comissioned me directly or worked on or with a video game I have developed or contributed to. Please contact me privately here for the full list.
  • I am open for sensitivity reading or alpha/beta evaluations of stories, screenplays, novellas, novels, or video games that are scheduled to be published in the United States, European Union, NATO, or Japan after 2024. If you are planning on selling your game before then in the United States, please contact me directly to see if I have time to help you with your scripts.
  • My Patreon has reopened after being closed due to lack of need/interest in queer video games journalism.
  • I will be live streaming my experiences playing Stellaris, Civilization VI, Final Fantasy XIV, and "old school" RuneScape this year. My twitch handle is "peri_llwynog" and I may also post content to my YouTube channel.

As usual, I have to juggle my full time obligations as a professional game developer, member of the International Game Developer's Association, and my obligations to USENIX, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Arizona State Deaf Society before I can agree to any amount of work. If that poses a problem for you, I understand that scheduling is difficult for everyone. However, I cannot provide any flexibility with regards to delivery dates. I can be more flexible in terms of payment, but do require some amount of payment once I agree that I will work on your commission or review your code.

The fun stuff coming up:

  • I will (virtually) be attending PEPR '22 (USENIX Perspectives on Privacy Engineering)
  • I plan to (virtually) attend USENIX and USENIX/OSDI (Operating Systems)
  • I should be available at USENIX NSDI '23 (Network Security)
  • I am scheduled to (virtually) attend and/or speak at Lesbians Who Tech, Slack Engineering perspectives on Privacy and Trust, and a Starbucks-sponsored community event near Washington State University in the fall of 2023.
  • I am not available for any commentary or review of the following products: Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon: the Trading Card Game, Flesh and Blood, MetaZoo unless the product has already been shipped and reviewed by the public and Channel Fireball.
  • I am planning to attend Anthro NewEngland 2023, assuming I can arrange travel by myself.
  • I will be taking some very complicated exams related to my ability to speak English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German, and Transalpine Dutch in 2023. Ask me privately about why unless you are named @nrr, in which case: it's about HAM Radio.
  • Despite promising several of you that I would be available at WisCon or Biggest Little FurCon, I am no longer physically capable of attending conferences in person in the United States this summer due to COVID-19 related scheduling issues and individuals who are not named here making physical threats against myself and my former associates/partners/lovers in the states of Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, and Wisconsin and the Commonwealths of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This is directly related to my work in video games and activism in favor of equal opportunity for Black Lives, Asian-Americans, Asian-American Pacific Islanders, and Cajuns/Cajun Creoles of North America. Please respect my privacy and do not ask anyone else about what is going on with #lgbtqia or #blackLivesMatter or #AAPIInclusion without checking with me directly first.

The funeral marches:

  • My deepest regrets and sympathies to the friends and families of the Security Staff of Midwest FurFest, Albany AnthroCon, and the event once known as FurFright. I am no longer available this winter for commentary on muscular wolves, swearwolves, or swole gentleman who helped me load and unload artwork in the United States of America until 2023.
  • I apologize especially to Orman, Gwaland, Sky, Shell (games), Blarion, and the Dosch, Pfau, Culpon, Baullier, and Campbell clans of Angliterre Nouveaux. I was doxxed again this year. Not a joke, alas, but only my deadnames were exposed publicly.

Apres quelque lunes passer, lasser les bonne temps roullez, mex amix. It is soon to be a new phase of the moon, and though I may never see Louisianne again, I still remember to march home with pride and sorrow.

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Commissions

Fullbody

Single Page, traditional materials
$ 100.00

Haiku

Hand-lettered original poem ($10 per character/mora, discount for Japanese or Traditional Chinese)
from $ 10.00
to $ 1000.00

Reference

Reference Image for 3D use (VRChat/Unity/Unreal/CAD/CAM)
€ 200.00

Sketch

Basic poses, pen and ink, watercolors
from € 30.00
to € 500.00

Story

Short Story to Novella
€ 100.00

Technical reveiw/Editing a Game

Rapid Prototype (<2 months full time working with your staff)
€ 1000.00
Sensitivity Reading
€ 100.00
Short-term (<3 months) Consultaiton on networking, UI/UX, cryptography, or graphics issues.
€ 150.00

My complete commission queue is never available publicly do to NDAs with other game companies, publishers, and platforms. Since a lot of my work involves dealing with delicate technical challenges and difficult topics like trauma and the realities of queer life, I prefer not to disclose who I am working with unless explicitly requested. I may have to turn down your commission if there's a conflict of interest or overlap with what I'm already working on. Written works and art are often easier to take on than actual game development. I prefer for my part of the work to be "open access", usually either a Creative Commons WITH ATTRIBUTION/SHARE ALIKE/NON-COMMERCIAL or BSD 3 clause style license. I give discounts for free/open access comissions.

Shouts

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    Thankee For the Follow , :> Your Pixel Children Are Precious . <3

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      Thank you so much! I'm way better at not pixels, so it's fun when friends do that part.

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    Thank you so much for the +Follow!

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      Quite welcome!

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    Appreciate the follow! :)

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    thanks for the fave ^^

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    Smooch!

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    I see you're on the Weasyl now ... to think we could have made a wonderful kingdom with our idea! Cool to see ya moved to bay too, with Q one would think. All the New Yorkers are movn' out.