As some of you may have noticed we have some different looking ads this month, which is because we have switched ad providers! Project Wonderful is now our ad service. I hope this will also mean more interesting and appropriate ads will appear.
Since PW doesn’t have quite the same Machiavellian desires as our previous service I have already switched those earlier three pages with the art I always intended to post publicly. As I have time I will also be going back through the archive and removing any poorly implemented censorship which was hastily done because “implied nudity” was insanely considered a service-cancelling offense.
No one should ever feel like they are getting the short stick just because they can’t afford to donate, or don’t want to see full nudity. Exiern is for everyone, and I will always do what I can to sustain that.
The only up side to the old service was that the earnings were really predictable to within about $15 each month, so I’m going to have to watch PW’s earnings very carefully as things shake out so I can figure out what the next steps are to expanding Exiern.
As always, thanks for reading!
I apologize for the quality of the underwear found in The Over Under.
Some people don’t like nudity, and that is perfectly okay. And, for a variety of reasons, there are some people who should not see nudity. This is all very reasonable and understandable.
Shipeng and I worked hard to create two different versions of this comic page, one which would realistically portray two adults in a romantic relationship after they have slept together, and one which incorporated a Modesty Blanket (I believe that Speech-Bubble Censoring can be distracting). I was really trying hard to keep the storytelling to a realistic level without making people feel like they had to see the nude version to get a page with decent art. Every page of Exiern should look great and be seamless, regardless of where it is hosted.
However, over the weekend our current ad provider decided they were going to crack down on Exiern, and begin by citing pages that include, and I am quoting here, “Strategically covered nudity.”
I think that Sam the Eagle video I posted covers my opinions on that.
So, anyway, I have had no choice but to very quickly add in underwear. All it is covering in this page is skin. I apologize for it, and there is a conversation going on in the Patreon group about how we can deal with it to better serve ALL readers, and maybe even get more pages each month for everyone!
But, in the meantime, I apologize for the quality of the underwear. My readers deserve better, and I hope I can provide that soon.
Just wanted to say Hello to our readers from Denmark! Not sure what is bringing you to Exiern, but I certainly hope you enjoy!
P.S. – And as usual, a big welcome to our American, German, Canadian, British, and many other readers from across the globe! But for some reason Denmark has recently completely eclipsed everyone in our Alexa rankings!
Long ago, when Chemiclord took over as Exiern’s writer, there were also plans to get Dark Reflections up and running once more. A writer was chosen, and Zen provided scripts for a few pages to get things started.
But I don’t need to tell you that scheduling, low funding, and a lack of available time from Exiern’s internal side put this project off for far too long.
Now, with our new goals of promoting our Patreon page , I can announce this new project. Pages will be available to all Patreon donors, and the first of the new pages will be available to all readers on Exiern Extras. We will be publishing a limited number of pages for now, but if the Patreon page reaches $300 a month Dark Reflections will continue on regularly on a monthly basis.
I am currently building references and getting ready to submit the scripts to the artists, and I will update everyone with more details on the exact date of posting and what to expect of the artwork once I have that ready to share.
Thanks again to all Exiern readers, and stay tuned as we work on more bonuses!