This is the sweet message Harry said before Sign of the Times and after he had suddenly put his pride flag over his mic stand. (As you can tell by my yell I was surprised. Also, the video gets a lot better when Harry starts talking, I thought he was going to leave the stage before the encore but he went straight into his speech and he had the flag so I had to be quick lmao)
“Thank you so much for having us. I um— It’s kind of impossible to say thank you enough times because, like, I just couldn’t be on this stage if it wasn’t for you guys. So, thank you so much for everything that has got me to this place and for all your support since this next song came out. I love you very, very much and um -coughs- this is the last one.”
Then the crowd started to boo and get sad.
“I mean, I just don’t have any more songs. This is just the last— This is just the last- the last one! Now please sing along if you know this one and if I am– If I could possibly be any luckier than I am right now I will see you again very soon! I love you with all my heart, this is Sign of the Times!”
(170921) happy birthday my precious sunshine kim jongdae!
you are brighter than any star in the sky and more radiant than any rainbow in this universe. you have blessed the world with your beautiful voice, your excellent talent, and above all, your endlessly kind heart. you are an angel, kim jongdae. you are not of this earth, you are something far greater than anything we could ever deserve. thank you for always giving us strength and love. i hope your life is filled with blessings, just as you are a blessing in our lives. may the world always remain kind to you in every way. thank you for existing, my love, and for making each day brighter than the last.
Hey folks! I wanted to thank you all for being so kind
and fun and thoughtful in response to the visual novel/game I’m working on. I’ve
gotten tons of messages and questions that have really helped me to consider ways to
make this game unique and inclusive. I’ve also been overwhelmed by how many
folks have kindly offered to contribute their talents and assistance to this
I’ve made a little FAQ addressing some of the common questions I’ve gotten, so all this info can be in one place:
Which cryptids will be
featured in the game?
I’m toning down my use of the word ‘cryptids’
in favor of ‘monsters’, since although these characters will be (pretty obviously)
modeled after actual cryptids and creatures from folklore (black shuck, mothman, ghost deer, etc.), I’m taking some creative liberties with their designs and
personas, and I don’t want folks to confuse my interpretation of these
creatures with the versions of them that you see in cryptozoology. That said–you’ll have to wait and see!
Which platforms will the game be released on?
How much will it cost?
It’s too early in development to know for sure, but we’re
hoping for a release on Steam and other sites like GOG and Itch (it’s being developed for
Windows/Mac/Linux). We’re planning on releasing a free demo/teaser
initially, and although we won’t know the price for the full game until it’s closer to being done, I want to keep the price low so that it’s accessible to
How far along is the
game? When will it be released?
Currently, we’re working on getting a solid base storyline written,
and completing a good chunk of the art assets and environment audio. I’m not
revealing any release date right now; I want to give myself time to craft a
quality story that you’ll enjoy and I can be proud of. When I have a better idea of the timeline, I’ll let everyone know!
How many people are involved in making this game?
There are just two of us right now! I’m in charge of artwork, writing, typography and design, and my very rad s/o is handling the sound design and code. As things progress we might add some other folks to the team!
Can I help create the
game or donate money to the project?
When the game has a working rough build, we’ll be
looking for testers/feedback/proofreaders and would love your help. I’ll be
putting up applications for that when the time comes! I’ve also been blown away
by folks willing to donate to help with the game; I’m in the process of setting
up a Patreon where you can help support this project along with my other work,
and in return you’ll get access to lots of exclusive updates, concept art, illustration tutorials, merch giveaways, and other neat stuff. ♥
I’ll make another post about that when it’s ready to go!
For anyone who enjoys my other artwork, but isn’t
interested in the game—no worries! I’ll still be making lots of other illustrations while the game is in development. Feel free to blacklist my ‘monster
visual novel’ tag if you just want to see my other content.
This is a big, exciting project for me, and it’s been motivating me to work outside of my comfort zone, which is really healthy and important since I suffer from such severe anxiety. Without all your kindness and enthusiasm I wouldn’t have had the courage to try something like this, and I want to make y’all proud.
A compilation of things I haven’t finished this year…
Ok, so I haven’t been active at all this summer and fall, and it’s because of my health. This week, I am doing a program that has cured a lot of people, and there’s a good chance it will help me too! I plan on drawing and posting again soon, since drawing will be part of my training. Thank you guys for being patient with me!