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I've been thinking on things for a while and some recent changes I've done on YouTube (new account for certain type of videos, cleaning up of videos on old account) brought some things to the forefront of my mind.

For a long time I've considered taking on a paid-request/commission or two every now and then at $5/hour/suit (so 5x1-hour suits = $25. 1x5-hour suit = $25. 5x5-hour suits = $125) to try and justify spending time on an art form I've lost a lot of fun in due to politics inside a certain fandom, and due to my general decline in interest of the newer Power Rangers seasons.
The time I would be spending on doing pixel suits (either commission or personal projects) is typically time I can better spend working on my videos and YT channels.

It has gotten to the point where depending on how things go, I might look at providing my Toku review & live-reaction videos on YT via Patreon, as so I don't have to risk loosing my channel/s to copy-wrong enforcer bots when it comes to possible monetisation of videos to recoup the time sunk into recording, editing and encoding the videos (which can take an absurdly long time depending on the program and rendering settings) then having my system and internet be otherwise useless for even checking mail whilst the damn video takes upto (or even over) 8 hours to get its arse online.
I've considered goals like $50/week to cover the food/drink that goes into producing a video, $300-350/week to cover my usual bills (power, water, phone/net), $500-1000/week would help me not have to deal with arseholes in disability trying to get me to find a "job" (though I'm unemployable in conventional workplaces), and work towards things like a better lifestyle. But those are just ideas that rely on folks being willing to pay for what I produce as Patreon is a VOLUNTARY pay service.

I'll still keep putting up Let's Play videos around once or twice a month at the minimum, but for the more post-production intensive stuff (such as the Toku stuff) if I'm going to be putting out more than once every 6-8 weeks I'm honestly gonna need a good incentive to work on them and not just play more video games.

Also, to those who would try and complain about me taking money for something that would be "using bases" as a starting point - You're not paying me for the style of the work, you're paying my for MY TIME put into work you either don't have the patience or experience to make. If the maker/s of a base I use for a particular commission request a small kickback for coming up with the base in the first place (like, 10% per item commissioned from me), then all they would need to send me a note about it and I'd be happy to send them the kickback over Paypal - IF requested and IF I take the commissions in the first place.
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ElNeroDiablo
Lister O'Smeg
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Australia
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BrogarArts Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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OneBadHat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonhi: hey!! I hope your doing well. :icondragonhug:
:icondragonwant: I'm just personally letting everyone on my watch list know I'm on facebook now!!! Facebook www.facebook.com/VictoriaValen…
Heart I'd love for you to add me and if you have a Facebook too I'd love to add you as well!!
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dbzang88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Can u make a male and female silver guardians uniforms? like eric and wes.
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TheFranksterChannel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
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HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Happy early Birthday. 
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MissRedMoon1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for llama

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Queenofvampires666 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you so mutch for the Watch :D
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Queenofvampires666 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
ops i mean llama >.<
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Mythogamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the Llama!
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TroikAnia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch::hug:
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You're welcome! ^.^
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BnGJessie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank you for watching. ^_^
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Welcome! ^.^ Hope to see more 'fun' stuff in the future! ;)
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch, bro!
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you very much for the Llama!
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Welcome! ^.^
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ILoveKimPossibleAlot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the watch!
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TobiOrNotTobis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank watch
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OneBadHat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2: thank for the watch!! :icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2:
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Mythogamer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks very much for the Watch and Favorite!
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yazmen10 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch~! :heart: ^^
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MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama badge?
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Heh, welcome!
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MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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