Hey, peeps! Though I still don't have much time for DA (I mean, being social...), I'm still trying to work on my art projects, at least. Trunks' Date is up to the middle of chapter 9 (in the writing stage, lol, not the drawing XD). I mean, it's already outlined from beginning to end, but I figure, if I just write it all out, it'd be easier to sit down and randomly draw it when I have the time. And perhaps writing the story itself will get me more excited to draw it! (at least someday... lolz)
I'm still looking for another job, but in the meantime, most of my time is spent either drawing or writing for submissions, etc. So, in my (rare) free time, that's when I get to do fanarts or giftarts that I (still, lol) owe people. "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law." (Romans 13:8) So, I may comment here and there, but please don't expect too much of me. I'm sorry though; it stinks. I should do better. Perhaps when I find a different job, it will be better...? (This is why I didn't start on a full "The Jungle Movie" comic... XD Too much work, lolz (unless it'd be my full-time job...) Plus, I didn't want yet another thing unfinished! ...Plus, I'd just rather have the real TJM! lol))
I also got accepted to (digitally) publish "One-Shot!" on DigitalManga.com!! [link] Probs won't be on there till the end of May though... if anything...
Plus, the Hawaii Manga Star Project thingie ([link] Their website is temporarily down though) won't be out again until August... but I'm trying to prepare the comic beforehand (My "Mystery of the Black Water" stpry), so I won't have to be on such a schedule of eight pages per two months (in case I get even MORE busy later). XD... I know it doesn't seem like much, but I know it will be if I have a full time job, plus juggling other projects by then!
I submitted this comic for a contest in Japan, but I won't know who won until July...D: (I probably didn't win, but the suspense-- OH, the suspense!!) lolz. That, and working on writing like three other stories to submit to companies... >.> Taking up all of my time, lolz. But, hopefully, it will pay off later!
I'm also trying to be more optimistic about my future. I'd been rather depressed as of late b/c of my job, and not feeling like I was getting anywhere (or just progressing too slowly) than where I thought I should be. But, then I realized that God put me here for a reason, and it's more about enjoying the ride anyway, than basing your happiness of ONLY arriving at your destination! (I semi-sounded like Gerald there... "The journey is the destination, man" lols.) I got myself into this mess (well school debt), and I need to get myself out!
But, it's true. We have to be happy right NOW-- not in the future, or we will always be striving to "achieve" happiness, than to simply "be" happy. (Or, our proposed "happiness" will always be in the future! Never attainable!)
On a random note, I re-discovered Pepper Ann! XDDD Hahaha, it's so good! (Won't take the place in my heart for Hey Arnold! though!) But, it's seriously good! Haha. Working on a half-finished fanart as I type XD. I really need to get back to doing my originals though, I just kinda do fanarts/fancomics sometimes to think through problems I'm having with my originals. (Like researching on comics/cartoons/movies... it's just normal for me to want to do fanart for it if I really love it! lol) Coming up with solid ideas/worlds can be really challenging sometimes! But in this difficult period, I'm learning a lot, so thank goodness for the difficulties! Just as long as you keep on pushing, and working through them, the difficult times aren't so bad... (Oh, and relying on God first, of course. )
I admit! I did kind of get in over my head with the whole "Trunks' Date" thing, but it's basically half-done now. It would be a shame if I just didn't finish it... (even if it does take me forever...) There's about 15-16 chapters projected (according to the outline XD... but we'll see, lolz.) But also, please remember that I do have other priorities... (getting a job, submitting my original comics...), so if I take forever, or even have to give up on it, please don't be mad! But I will try not to, even if I just do it slowly...
If nothing else, I'll have the script XD.
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