Hi there, been a while since the last journal...tbh I haven't felt like updating because honestly who reads these? Judging from the few comments I get on em. Also I tend to go on and on but meh, I felt like doin a new journal with this early spring season.
First things first, I'm doin relatively fine. Right hand still has that CTS pain, but I'll manage, and continue working. Holidays were alright for me too, got a bunch of stuff. I've actually gotten more into collecting Transformers, to an extent. The new Power of the Primes line is really pullin me in with all the beast-formers that can COMBINE. Huntin down the sets I want has proven to be quite a fun experience.
On the other hand, I've gotten some games too. I got Pokemon Ultra Sun around Black Friday weekend, but honestly still stuck on the 2nd island because much of the earlier story events are the same as the ones from Sun & Moon and it's a huge slog. I wanna complete it someday, but it's just really sad that the final main 3DS Pokemon games are like this for me. If only I could skip that lame-ass Battle Royal section..(Kukui being the Masked Royal was cute the 1st time, 2nd time was meh, 3rd is just lame..) So yeah that's on the indefinite backburner. Through the Holidays I got Nier: Automata, the android ass game. It's pretty good, combat is great and the android ass is definitely fat. But some parts are quite obtuse, with no fast travel and being forced to run across vast levels or try and ride on a moose or boar while doing various side quests spread through out because I'm a horrible Completionist, I got a bit burned out by it. But I wanna revisit it again sometime.
Now for my REAL current obsession (in videogames); Monster Hunter: World. I got it like 2 months ago now and I've put in nearly 200 hours already. MHWorld is an amazing game. Though I do have some issues with it, I still love it to the point of dedicating that much time into it. I'm very much in the post-game now, but depending on how much I wanna grind to get weapons/armor, I could keep playin for much longer. Not to mention free content updates..I may be playin it for a long while.
Enough about games, I've finally hit over 200,000 pageviews here. Geez that's a lot, but I have been here for over 10 years..still, I think I should thank my longtime watchers or newer ones who regularly check my page, even if I don't post here as much as I used to. I still very much appreciate the support. I'm not sure if I'll do something for the occasion, but if I do you'll see it. I still need a decent idea to even begin..
Moving along we're actually a month into spring now, so I guess I should be preparing..for con season. I'll be goin to Anime North again this year, as I have for the past 5 years. However to cut costs, I'll only go for 1 day instead of all 3. Also because I get horribly lonely on the Saturday lol..but yeah I'll probably be goin on the Friday, still gotta get my ticket..
Aside from Anime North, I also wanna go to 2 other cons, around July. First of which is TFCon2018. It's said to be in Toronto, but it's actually much closer to me in Mississauga. I've seen some vids on it and with my current collecting obsession with Transformers growing, I think I wanna check it out! See what kinda Transformers I could get and never get because goddamn some of em get stupid expensive lol. Also probably get a chance to see David Kaye; the voice actor for Beast Wars Megatron? That'd be cool. So yeah that's Mid-July.
Aaand the last con I plan to go to; Conbravo. I went last year, wasnt a short drive at all as it's in Hamilton, but it was only for 1 day. I don't remember if I journal'd my first time going, but it was a lot of fun. I met the 3 members of Super Best Friends Play, Brennan Williams, and Starexorcist. Conbravo may be the only place I'd see em all again, so I wanna try and go for it again this year. This would be the last weekend of July.
To put it shortly, I plan to go Anime North, TFCon2018, and Conbravo this year. Only for 1 day each tho, but still. It's not gonna be cheap..so I'm gonna try workin extra hard on commissions to finance all this.
So I guess this leads into my last tidbit for this journal, I opened up a Ko-fi page as you may or may not know. It's an online tip jar of sorts where you throw in a payment or more of a few dollars (Ko-fis) to support creators. Honestly, I don't think I'm all that amazing yet to just receive free donations, so I decided to spice it up with optional sketch requests for those who donate and want em. I opened it late last week and I've already got a lot of em! And have sketched a lot as a result, but it's actually lotsa fun doin it this way. It's like low-key commissions.
However I did get a pure donation or two as well, and that really warms my heart. To think I'd ever be worthy of it..thank you.
If you’d like to donate to my Ko-fi and get an optional sketch request, here's the link to my page.
I'd appreciate all the support I could get. Of course, commissions are also still open. So if you wanna support me with that the option is still there.
So yeah I'll try and work hard to finance goin to all those cons, of course you don't really have to donate anything to the Ko-fi, I'm sure there are other artists who really need it more than I do. But the option is there if you like my work and wanna get a sketch from yours truly.
Anyway that's all for this journal. I'll try to draw and post more here, because I still appreciate my presence on this site. On top of all this, I'm tryna do more OC stuff, for myself and the long-time watchers. Who still care about em anyway, (hope you enjoyed the newest Konnie pic btw) so look forward to that I suppose.
Til' next time, sayonara pals.