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Hello, 2014

A new year, and thus, time for reflection. I'll make it quick.

2013 was not a great year, but in light of 2012, it was a good one.

I started off the year getting a job, and then quickly loosing it. At the time, it didn't seem like a good thing to be fired. But as it turns out, I'm thankful every day that I'm not working there anymore. I also made a friend there so all in all, it worked out.

The second job of the year went swimmingly and I met a lot of amazing people and also made a new friend. It was uplifting and rewarding and it was the perfect balm to such a horrid start of the year. And when that contract was over, I was able to transition into my permanent job that I have now, and I love it.

I started commissioning out cosplays this year. Although I am still plagued with worries about pirating and such whatnot, I keep at it. The process has been a learning experience and I get to try out things I'd never have done with my own cosplays. It's awesome.

Things went pretty smoothly through the summer and beginning of fall until about October. And then a lot of things went bad. A string of burglaries at a place I know quite well, which resulted in the loss of my laptop and everything that went with it. An acquaintance was hit by a car (accident) and nearly lost his leg. My dad was in an auto accident himself. He came out fine and the other driver was arrested for being drunk but the car was a loss. It was like the year had been saving up bad things to all happen in a month's span.

The end of 2013 has been pleasant, if a bit of an adjustment, and I look forward to 2014.

Happy New Year, everyone. May it be happy.

Nothing Much

Despite not having "blogged" (can you call this blogging?) for a while, there's not much to say. I work full time now and that generally takes up my day. I try to sneak in some television watching in there somewhere.

If you haven't noticed, I've uploaded some stuff. Art and whatnot. Check it out if you're so inclined.

Cosplays are plugging along. The commission is coming along nicely, if very slowly. I'm taking my time on this one, for sure. My personal group cosplay has recently turned into a singular cosplay. I'm not totally surprised about this....The two who were a part of this group are in financial straights...but I'm a bit disappointed, I suppose. It would have been fun.

I watched this movie recently, Tai Chi Zero. I like kung fu movies and this one was a lot of fun. It was original and funny with a pretty solid story line. One review called it the hyperactive love child of Scott Pilgrim and kung fu and that's the most apt way I can describe it. I look forward to finding the sequel.

I heard the other day that there is a dinosaur exhibit close by where you can ride a giant animatronic T-rex. It sounds amazing.

And that's it for me. Hope you're all well.

Trope Writing 2: Magical Girl

Second trope writing done! This one is a little more humorous than the last one (or at least, I hope it's more humorous...), not quite as dark. I realized while I was editing that this short story and the last are very much a like, which makes m...

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Fullfilling Promises

Amazingly, I got my comic up. I can't tell you how surprised I am.

Only the title and two pages up right now. I'll post the rest tomorrow. I hope you'll check it out.

EDIT: The whole thing is up now.

Too Busy for Life

For the last month and a half, I've been working double shifts at work. On the flip side of that, I get three day weekends, which is awesome. This situation will end soon though and I'll have normal shifts again, which I have mixed feelings about.

Random: At work, I listen to the radio all day. There's a particular set of commercials for a particular school and the woman who voices (? (I don't know what you'd call it professionally)) the commercial sounds uncannily like the anime voice actress who is probably best known for playing male roles. Do you know who I'm talking about? I always listen real hard to those commercials to see if I can figure it out but it's hard. I doubt that would be a credit I could find on IMDB....

Otherwise, I picked up a second cosplay commission and that's been fun, in the brief snatches of time that I have to work on it. It started as a full-package deal (costume, accessories, and wig) and then somehow grew to include three wigs and props. I'm not complaining.

I finished one of my comics and was going to upload it last week but I couldn't crop the pictures for some reason or other so I'll have to do some finagling with it. Which will have to wait until I'm not working. Also, the actual uploading may or may not happen. TheO has a history of not recognizing that I've uploaded something. It's weird.

Anyway, now that that comic is done, I've started looking over the first comic I was working on and...well....I really shouldn't get so distracted. I have all these notes and, although I know what they mean, I don't know what I was going to do with them. Bah. Maybe I'll just work on another trope writing....