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
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.