So I took an unexpected break from the internet to spend more time with Dee, since our schedules were sort of conflicting and we were getting really depressed without each other. We just needed some time together to recharge and I feel better than I have in a while. I think the biggest reason I was feeling so down was because I just really missed her, and while we see each other every night we couldn't really do much together so it was just getting hard.
Tomorrow I'll be getting back to work on things, but I'm not sure if I can post anything right away. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up our plasma tv and the Mac laptop I got for Dee as an early Christmas present. I might be getting an iPad and maybe a monitor/second laptop, I haven't decided yet and i might just wait until next month, it depends on how i feel.
Next month Amanda moves out (I'm going to miss her so much!) so I'm definitely getting a bunch of cool stuff for my room, I'm really excited! So yeah, we'll just have to see how things turn out.
Also I'm getting Pokemon Omega Ruby, but I still can't decide on which starter to go with. I'm debating between Torchic and Treecko, and it's a really tough call for me! I want Torchic because I think its mega evolution is awesome and for nostalgia purposes too, because the first time I played Ruby when I was a wee little one I had it. But I absolutely love Sceptile too, and its new mega evolution is really awesome, so ngghh, it's just tough!!
And I was really disappointed to find out that there's no customizations. I've been steering clear of most spoilers for the game, but Amanda was telling me about that and I think they missed out on a huge opportunity there. I loved XY because it really personalized the game and made you really feel like you were fully immersed in your adventure. Not that the previous games were terrible with the original trainer sprites, but how cool was it to see YOUR TRAINER when battling? When running around? When in competitive play you weren't just looking at another trainer look alike, it was someone different. It was amazing! I'm just really disappointed in that, but I guess that's just how it goes.
But anyway, things are improving by leaps and bounds, I'm getting so many opportunities and I've been really excited about my book. Just a lot of great things happening, I just need to draw more! I'm going to be more involved with my DA/Tumblr/Twitter/Livejournal and I really want to spend some time tomorrow evening catching up on what I've missed out on, answering comments/notes and just talking with you guys again. Artwork
So again, tomorrow I don't know how much I'll be able to post (I'll probably do a bunch of sketches just to get back into the swing of things and post them, because in earlier polls people have said they want to see those more) but I do have a lot of really great projects planned for the future. I'm going to be getting involved with Floraverse and creating a small comic series with that (they'll just be inked for the most part so it's not TOO time consuming, but will still hopefully look nice) and along with that I'm going to really start creating a lot of artwork relating to my novel.
A lot of people I know who are more familiar with the world I've been creating and the characters are really excited for this, and I hope once I produce some concepts/nicer artwork with it that you guys will be excited too. I won't just be drawing my characters, but a lot of creatures/monsters/everything pretty much, so it'll be varied and I'm just insanely excited to get started.
As far as my last two commissions (a joint icon and a sketch) I will be finishing those within the week, and the trades I'll be doing what I was doing before and finishing 3-4 slots a month. I should be opening up for them in the future again, we'll just have to see.