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[Proposal] The SFM Adult Consortium

Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:57:35

LordAardvark

So this is a random idea I had last night. What is the Consortium? The Consortium is basically an agreement between various SFM artists to treat each others' work as their own. When one artist posts a new production, the other artists in the Consortium will reblog it on their own blogs, as well as blog to it on a central Consortium site. The central Consortium site will act as a node, where from that point, people can go to any individual artist's website. Why the Consortium? There is a lot of talent spread out between our SFM artists. Unfortunately, the fan-base is not nearly so distributed. Some artists have exponentially more viewers than others, regardless of the near-equal quality of their work. Reasons for this vary, but it generally comes down to when they entered the scene, their exposure across the Net, and just dumb luck. The Consortium would help even that playing field. The fan-bases of the individual artists become the collective fan-base of all the artists. Thusly, every artist benefits by drawing fans that they previously did not have, and every artist gets the support of the other artists as well. The viewing clientele wins as well, because instead of only knowing a few artists and having to go to the individual websites of each individual artist, they now have a single site they can visit to view the works of every artist - those artists they already knew of, and new artists they may not have heard of previously. How Does the Consortium Work? The Consortium operates on a few basic levels: Firstly, a Tumblr page is created specific to the Consortium. Then, each individual artist in the Consortium is given no-strings-attached submission rights, so that they can post their animations directly onto the Consortium page. Then, whenever an artist makes a new animation that they want to reveal, they simply post it on the Consortium, and then reblog it from the Consortium onto their own Website (be it another Tumblr page, a DE thread, or some other medium). The important thing is the link to the Consortium Tumblr page is clearly marked. Beyond just reblogging their own posts, though, the Consortium shines when other artists post their works on the Consortium. When anyone posts their work on the Consortium, then all members reblog it. This maximizes the spread of the Consortium, and thus maximizes the exposure. This makes the Consortium the most effective it can be. Who is in the Consortium? I suppose there's no reason why we cannot make the Consortium more or less open-invitation, where anyone can join. However, I feel that there is a higher-echelon of animators that would be required to really kickstart the system, and get the ball rolling. That echelon are the following members, all of whom I will send a Private Message to asking about their interest. I'm pretty confident most all of them would be willing to join, but I will still ask them all privately. Here is the list of members who I feel would be critical to the Consortium, in no particular order. I am sorry if your name is not included; that simply means I have not seen enough work from you. Don't think that means I think badly of you, or that you're excluded. Simply post that you want to join, and you can join. :) - Mike - Lej (Joined) - ROIN (Joined) - McKraken (Joined) - Pipedude - Fugtrup (Joined) - LordAardvark (Joined) That is my proposal. What do you guys think?
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:26:18

Deus ex Nihilo

I think it´s worth a try for sure. I´m sure, animators witha big fanbase might be preferred, even in this project, but it avoids, others being unseen, like when someone opens a new animations thread here and is just getting started with SFM. People will think it might not be good and ignore this one while rather looking at the animations of more advanced animators, which would leave the complete progress the former "unskilled" animator unshown, even if his animations can compare/ exceed the ones of the famous ones.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:45

LordAardvark

"Deus ex Nihilo" said ...
I think it´s worth a try for sure. I´m sure, animators witha big fanbase might be preferred, even in this project, but it avoids, others being unseen, like when someone opens a new animations thread here and is just getting started with SFM. People will think it might not be good and ignore this one while rather looking at the animations of more advanced animators, which would leave the complete progress the former "unskilled" animator unshown, even if his animations can compare/ exceed the ones of the famous ones.
That is the glory of the Consortium. It is open to all animators. Currently, there is a marked and obvious echelon, or hierarchy / "steps of popularity", in the SFM animator scene. The top dogs in that echelon get all of the attention, whereas, as you move down the echelon, the fanbases continue to shrink, until you get to near the bottom, with all the new animators, who get nearly nothing. The idea of the Consortium is to destroy that echelon and even the playing field. Everyone gets equal attention and equal exposure, by the very nature of how the Consortium operates. So long as an artist continues to post their work, they shall continue to receive attention. It's a beautifully simply solution, I feel.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:57:09

McKraken

You have my sword. And my bow. And my axe! ...I don't actually have any of those, but I am expressing my willingness to at least make my own Tumblr and then participate in the reblogging action, through the metaphorical use of a famous scene of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which the man Strider (who would later become known by his real identity as Aragorn II, son of Arathorn), Legolas the elf, and Gimli the dwarf, pledge their literal weapons and figurative loyalty to the Fellowship of the Ring, which was tasked with destroying the all-encompassing evil One Ring in the fires and lava of Mt. Doom in the realm of Mordor, which one simply can't walk into, and to keep it out of the hands of the dark lord Sauron, who, if he ever managed to reclaim the One Ring, would bring unstoppable destruction to all of Middle Earth, because he's a massive dick. ....So yea, I'm in.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:45:05

LordAardvark

So far we have four people who have agreed to try out the Consortium. I think I'll work on making the Tumblr account and page for it sometime later today or tomorrow, and then PM the email and password to those who are currently joined, and we can get this ball rolling. Woo!
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:27:00

lej

The reason I animate (besides fun) is to get people some fapping material, so the more exposure the better! Count me in. I just made a tumblr blog thing at http://lejsanimations.tumblr.com/ I have not used tumblr before so I'm clueless to reblogging and whatever, but it'll probably sort itself out. I have one concern though: I'm probably by far the least productive of us all, so will my own stuff get toally swamped by these consortium reblogs? Is there a way to sort of categorize them, or make it clear that it's not my stuff? I obviosuly want it to be my own works front and center on my blog, and your stuff in between - not the other way around.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:25:51

LordAardvark

Awesome! I am so glad to have you aboard, and I am glad to see others feel the same way I do about this (the more exposure the better!) Don't worry about being new to Tumblr. I'm pretty new to it as well, but it's fairly straightforward and I am confident you'll figure it out pretty quickly. If not, feel free to ask myself or someone else - after all, part of the point of the Consortium is to help and support one another. In regards to categorizaton and individualization, of course. I feel that one of the standards we should adhere to is that, on the central Consortium page, we tag who the originating author (or authors, if we ever get a co-authored piece :O) is in the post's tag-cloud. Speaking of, Tumblr has a very nifty tag-cloud system, that allows for as much or as little pigeonholing as you could ever desire. And it works both ways, too - if fans want to be super-specific with their tag searches, they can; but they can also be as vague as they want, and it works just fine. So, again, glad to have you aboard, Lej!
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:18:53

Lokiblade

It this is still going on I’m interested in joining although I don’t have any animation to share as of yet and most likely won’t for while, as I’m currently working on importable animations for all the models that lord Aardvark made rigs for I will be release in groups. Once I get around to having animations you can find them here: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/lkdigitalfantasy I also do have proposal of my own which I’m going to lightly touch on here and before giving it own thread, the idea is a community run animated series. Anyone can contribute to it so long as they follow the rules of Consortium. More details can be found here: <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="https://digitalero.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=608">viewtopic.php?f=10&t=608</a><!-- l -->
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:51:27

BlazBro

I might join. You've seen my stuff, right? I think we submit stuff we really think is our best work. You know sometimes you're working on something for two hours but no matter what it looks like a piece of shit in the end and you're just like "why did I fucking bother?" Yeah, we should avoid submitting that stuff just for "quantity" instead of quality :P
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:14:33

LordAardvark

So basically I shouldn't submit anything, BlazBro? :P Anyways, it really makes me happy that people still consider this idea. I never got around to doing it last time, but if people still hold interest in this idea, I am certainly all for getting it in motion.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:03:08

BlazBro

"LordAardvark" said ...
So basically I shouldn't submit anything, BlazBro? :P
Me neither, lmao. I hate everything I make with a passion ._. I post them on 4chan and get positive reactions though, so they can't be too bad...