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I've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.

I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.

I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, something I would never have been able to do on my own. That's something incredibly special that I didn't pay enough attention to. I let the negativity fester too much inside me and getting rid of that is a long and slow process of recovery.

I've been drawing since I've been away. I have a little sketch book I doodle in whenever I have the time and as a result of that some interesting illustrations spring to life. I've been making artwork for some booklets that I might sell at a convention sometime later next year. Maybe. I do think that I truly enjoy drawing. It's comforting and a great way to work through problems you face.

One thing that has helped me is to know that I am not alone. CharlieIsSoCoolLike posted a video www.youtube.com/watch?v=_56nx3… shortly after I left about how he's scared about creating new content, which sparked a plethora of video responses www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGmAek… www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi04oC… on youtube from a wide variety of content creators who all echoed the same fears, many of which resonated with problems or issues I've been facing. TheOatmeal.com theoatmeal.com/comics/making_t… also made a post about what it's like being a web comic artist and that too truly resonated with me.

I don't know when I'll post again, but for the meantime I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been so supportive. I'm gonna get through this, it's just gonna take some time. Thank you to those of you who are being so patient with me while I work through my issues. I truly appreciate it.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: Prometheus
  • Playing: 3DS - NSMB2
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Skelly-Bone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Stay strong
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inusora123 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
ooooh, that's sad :( can't wait untill your better so i can see more of your artwork :D
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SakuraRuby Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hope you'll be back soon c: I really do enjoy your content and I think you're really swell.

Let the haters sit on their hate and I would honestly just ignore them. They win by getting your attention.

Be brave c: and be strong. You can do it.
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LastRyghtz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Stay Strong man...the world needs more creative people like you.
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Magmos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Take all the time you need man, we'll wait as long as it takes. :)
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Askart Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Glado to hear tha- Oh God, you're watching Prometheus @_@
If I knew it was from the same creator of Alien, I'd have prepared my mind for the incoming instoppable brain-rape
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crimson-shine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
It's always good to just sit down and draw for the hell of it! :hug:
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Dewdropmon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Take as long as you need. Your well-being is more important than us.We'll still be here when you're ready to come back.
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck. I look forward to your return, but I hope you can return on a stronger footing, feeling better about yourself and the world. The internet is a sucky place sometimes, but please, please don't give up?
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MaliaMaria Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to see you're feelin' a bit better :) Will be lookin' forward to your return :) in the meantime don't let all the haters get you down.. just ignore 'em and if they bother personally messaging hate mail to ya then report 'em for abuse! Best of luck to ya and don't feel rushed to return to us. True fans will understand your need for peace :)
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