How do you know that, Nite? And where does all the money go, for crying out loud?? I know a site as big as Gaia is expensive to maintain, but they get sponsored by every single new film that comes out, it seems, plus MTV (grrrr ><wink, plus all the users who buy Monthly Collectibles and Cash Shop items... I think they're spending money on the wrong things. I used to think the Battle System was a cool idea, but lots of people have said that it'll turn Gaia into an MMORPG and bring even more newbs and n00bs to the site, so now I'm not so sure, because I can see that happening... on the other hand, maybe there'll be a sort of 'n00b drain' on the forums as they all go to play the Battle System mrgreen That'd be good.
I did think it was a bit naff that the orphans are random. You know what that means, though, of course: people who don't get the orphan they want will just have to go back and buy another. rolleyes Or I suppose they could keep buying and selling the adoption papers on the marketplace until they get the right one.
Naito - Lila is Lindsay's sidekick; she used to be catchily known as 'the Love Interest's Best Friend'. She's the wise one who's always giving her advice, except now she's a slut as well ^^
@the money thing: Well... I guess since Gaia's popularity is rapidly growing, they need more money now to maintain... and I suppose a chunk of the money goes to RL. I mean... do the creators even have jobs? They don't need them if all the money from Cash Shop/MC's/sponsorships goes into rent...
@the orphan: That's why I'm not going to risk buying one in the Cash Shop. Maybe I'll buy it in the market...
I stumbled across your thread. It appears that you need artists.
I'd really like to help your production group out, but I don't know what art style you have agreed upon and therefore don't know if I'll help or hinder you. sweatdrop
I haven't got a good gallery up on my deviantArt yet due to my scanner getting fixed just today and the fact that I haven't really drawn anything gallery-worthy in a while (I hate thee, school). In any event, I'm a better writer than I am artist, but I'd like to help you out in any way I can. ^^
--Even if you just need a cheerleader to annoy you and make you imaginary cookies, I could help with that. 4laugh
--I'll fill out a proper form if you'd like me to, as well. I didn't want to apply for a position that wouldn't work out; it would be complete and utter waste of time, yeah?
We like any and all styles here, so you don't need to worry about not fitting in with our 'chosen style', because there isn't one xD
If your main strength is writing, you can apply for that by all means; since our recent appeal for artists, they now outnumber the writers! But we do still need some artist-type positions, so you can apply for an art position as well. Lots of our members here hold multiple positions.
*cough* *cough* Yes... we do.... *wheeze* but then, the more the merrier... *gasp* *eyes water* Besides which, there are always some who hardly participate, so the number is really less than it appears...
Aight, so I tried making a concrete-poem cookie, but Gaia's post formatting doesn't like it at all and made it look like a blob. (I blame color tags.) SO! Here is a truly imaginary cookie. #presents it on a silk pillow with tassels and a glass of imaginary milk#
Again, I'll help with whatever needs helping with. The extent of my human-drawing abilities is...well, let's just say I'm REALLY GOOD at stick-figures. sweatdrop I tried drawing landscapes and objects today, and it was slightly better, but not by a whole lot. (If I had a ruler and some more time, maybe the perspective would be a bit better, but regardless, it's not all that great.)
My strength really does lie in writing, and I will be applying for a writing position of some sort in the near future. (Literally interpreted, "near future" means when I get done with the play I'm in and when I put a good portfolio onto my DA.)