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Putting this useful thing here:

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
-Ira Glass
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Some of you (ha one person lol) might have been wondering what's up with me.

What is up is that work is extremely busy and draining; I forgot my dA password and didn't bother to retreive it for a good couple of months; and I've been dealing with depression that I still can't treat properly yet despite professional attempts.

What is the obvious solution to all this? Quit my job, of course. I've been stuck drawing and colouring children's books for about a year and a half now, and while it's fun for a while and does pay the bills (and for some it may well be their dream job), this is not the main thing I want to do with my life artistically. I miss being able to walk the dark side, and just to express myself every now and then without outside influences. I've all but stopped drawing personal stuff since I got hired two years ago, and this does not feel good. So...  unless something truly exceptional happens until then, I'll quit around October/November, and start vigorously freelancing. When that happens, I'll be grateful for any commissions and exposure you guys can throw my way. But I'll let you know when the moment comes, we're cool for now :)

So what about the wake-up call in the title? Well, the day after I finally decided to log into dA again, I receive news that a Pathologic remake is in the works, and the Kickstarter is actually happening: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… ! On one hand, new Pathologic-anything is obviously fantastic news. On the other hand, when something you've absolutely loved in spite/because of the flaws is being remade, there's a fear that the magic will be lost. At any rate, this will be an interesting experiment on what is gained and lost when adding more quality (my assumption is some things are lost precisely because of the quality... but that's a longer, possibly interesting rant that I'll save for later.) I'm very excited that this is happening and will support it (finally the motivation I needed to set up a Kickstarter account), and please do support it if you can, you will make me happy as well :D It's my favourite game of all time, and its influence on me goes way beyond what one expects from a "mere" game, even as a gamer. That the Kickstarter is happening now is a good incentive to get back in touch with creative stuff I'm actively interested in. And there's really so much out there, provided you have a bit of time and energy left after your work day to look for it.
  • Listening to: Harvard philosophy course
  • Reading: Burning Chrome
  • Watching: mainstream movies my friends drag me to
  • Playing: Path of Exile
  • Eating: noodles!
  • Drinking: coffee

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:iconhalfwiccan:
Halfwiccan Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the watch!
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:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I was surprised I hadn't done it already in fact :)
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:iconhalfwiccan:
Halfwiccan Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well, I don't have much interesting here yet, so it's not a big surprise...
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KillThePaint Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
if you didnt know, avatar is technically any 50x50 re-sized visual that has pixels on it :meow: so you have one
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:icongreensprite:
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You obviously didn't get the reference :)
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