ATHENA’S DESK HAS MOVED!

Site Updates

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ATHENA’S DESK IS TRANSFORMING INTO PIXELVANIA STUDIOS!
This site will stay up for archival purposes, but for ALL NEW and AD-FREE blogposts, art, and freebie fun, change your bookmarks to Pixelvania Studios!

See you over there!  -D

 

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MOXIE KITTEN COMIC

Art

This took me all day to “ink” (I used an 8B pencil) and color (in Krita) and put together (PhoShoCS2). You’ll have to tell me if it was worth it! To my delight, the finished expressions turned out just as good as my ruff Sharpie sketch!

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Click for full-size!

 

Steam Review: Escape Goat 1

Reviews

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I played this demo a year or two ago online and grabbed it during the Steam Summer Sale. So glad I did! This takes me back to my childhood days of playing 2D platformers. No epic plot, no marathon-length levels, just nice platforming puzzles in bite-sized groups. 

The way there are multiple areas unlocked (and also the way new zones unlock upon completion of the old ones) helped me pace myself and prevented frustration on tougher levels. Eventually I got into a zone where my brain seemed to be completing the puzzles for me, which previously happened on BRAID. It’s a nice feeling of flow evoked by the right amount of challenge and appropriately responsive platforming mechanics. 

Well-done, Escape Goat!

Just sent supernovel part 1 to print formatter

Indie Publishing Friends, Writing

Everything is fine. It’s not like that virtually sets the first 120 pages in stone or anything.

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Yup, nothing to see here.

(Also I finished the ebook formatting for that sect. 120 pages down. That’s cool.)

Also, my print formatter is a peach, I love her, we have nothing but good times when we email.

ALSO HOGOSH 4 MORE PARTS TO GO

Help a Therapy Cat named Punks

everyday, Indie Publishing Friends

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Help Punks Get Her Tumor Removed!

Punks the Cat has a massive lipoma on her back between her shoulders that is limiting her mobility. We are trying to raise the funds necessary to get it removed. Visit our YouCaring page to read our story. If you can help, go to our campaign on YouCaring by clicking on the widget below. And please share. Each share means more than you know.

Punks is a therapy cat owned by Jennifer Amriss to help her with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and chronic anxiety. Any and all help is welcome and appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

In my quest to figure out what to do for my latest webpage, I stumbled upon Ms. Amriss’ site and this plea to help get surgery for her therapy kitty. Our cat Pixel isn’t an official therapy cat, but he’s helped our family through a lot of tough times, so I wanted to pass word along in case you could help.