I wrote all this yesterday before the results were out but I was just made aware that Team Sun lost by over 1000 points :^( v upsetting. I'll probably be fine in the morning but I'm sure that probably changes the mood of this post that I wrote before the results were out. Onward --
First of all thank God that they extended the deadline. I was gone for the first three days, so I feel like I got those days back that way, and in that same fashion, I was able to create 60 attacks--- one of them even had 22 characters in it!! It was a good thing that they scheduled it in summer, because last year I got caught up in schoolwork and was unable to revenge a couple of people.
My experience this year was definitely different than last years other than it not being while I'm in school. One thing I'm taking away from this experience is that I'm no longer setting myself up to where I have to revenge every single person. Not ever again. On the first three days of the event, where I was out of town without a laptop, I got several attacks that I wasnt expecting. Which is wonderful, don't get me wrong, but when i came home, my to-do list suddenly got huge with revenge attacks. I spent the majority of the event just trying to catch up to revenge attacks, and I threw in first initiated attacks as well because I didn't want to be revenging the whole time, but of course I would feel guilty whenever I drew something that wasn't for someone who already drew for me. I think it shaped my experience this year, and not for the better.
I would say that my style, at least, has improved since last year, but not so much my craftsmanship. I would have liked to experiment, but just trying to catch up to revenge attacks left me just trying to actually draw something that day. I suffered a LOT of burnout very early on just by doing a bunch of attacks at once, and I usually ignored that burnout and tried to draw anyway because I don't have a job and am usually stuck at home, so I feel like I HAVE to be drawing something, I have no excuse not to. In a way, that might be why Artfight being while I was in school last year was a blessing in disguise, because if I wasn't drawing for artfight, I had something else that I actually had to be doing. I would feel guilty if I wasn't drawing for it, and I don't really think thats ?? the point ??
I'm glad I was able to draw so much -- I hit 100 attacks total combined from last year, and I earned 450.87 points for Team Sun. A part of me feels like I should've drawn more, but I think I might need a break. I hope I get a bit more experimental next year skdgjlsd
Watching: voltron legendary defender s3 (no spoilers please)
Playing: fire emblem heroes (3 Summer Gaiuses???)
Eating: i wanna eat