Holy cow. I hadn't realized I'd left my account in the ether for so long. To say things have been crazy for me this year would be a gigantic understatement, but through the good and the bad, things are looking up again and I'm thrilled to say I'm back into drawing. Even though I haven't made time to post any of my newer work, I wanted to let everyone know it is out there!
Thanks so much to all those who wished me a happy birthday and posted on my wall. You guys Are. The. Greatest. And I mean that; even little comments make my heart soar and make me want to do better.
Some random exciting news on this side of things: After years of being a Deviant I can at last say I've made two sales through my Shop. This was a wonderful feeling for me, and I hope to submit some full-color pieces in the very near future to offer up as well! I have this urge to do some brightly colored pieces or perhaps a single color themed set (all blues, all reds, like that)
If anyone's interested in the new prints, mugs, etc. when they come, just drop me a Note and I'll happily customize the Shop to suit your request if I'm able.
On the home front I've slowly but surely increased my anime DVD/BD collection and am digesting as many fall shows as I can cram into my new hectic schedule. Some of those shows (which range from "this is good," to "CAN'T I BUY THIS YET?!") include Sword Art Online, Say "I Love You" (Sukitte Ii na yo), Blast of Tempest (Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster), K (K Project), PSYCHO-PASS, My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun/The Devil Seated Next to You), Hyouka, Codereaker, From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori), She Has Adolescent Delusions But I Want to Love Her! (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!), Tiger & Bunny, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, and Steins;Gate. That is on top of the regular TV shows I watch with friends/family (Arrow, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, Castle, The Good Wife, The New Normal, Go On, NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, Burn Notice, Major Crimes, Revolution... yeah. It gets crazy. (Not to mention I just got finished with Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings the movie - The Last Party, and Darker than Black season 2.)
You may think by this proverbial AVALANCHE of shows that I have all the time in the friggin' world but truth be told the reason I watch so many is because 1) ADD makes single-show watching impossible, 2) I get behind on watching everything so after I get a second to stay up and marathon 3-4 eps. to catch u p I turn to other series 'til the first one "builds up" again. lol Plus 3) loads of different series with different genres/storytelling methods/philosophies help get my creative juices flowing and keep my energy and spirits up.
Lastly, I hope everyone (who celebrates it) has a fantastic Thanksgiving and if you're braving the wilds of Black Friday, best of luck to you! I myself am opting out this year, though I may sneak into the wee morning hours for Cyber Monday if it means I can nab a quality Blu-ray Player. Yes, I've finally heeded the call (thanks in large part to the "reverse compatibility with DVDs" feature). There are a metric ton of other anime/manga I want to own, and being a self-professed visuals junkie I want to get all those behind-the-scenes, making-ofs, and high-def goodies for the shiniest, sleekest animated shows I can.