I think I must explain what's happening... I haven't been making a lot of content lately, it's very noticable.
There are 2 good reasons to this.
1st one is that I lost interest in my usual content. I didn't make anything for my DeviantArt for a really long time. The reason is, my interest in art transitioned from photomanipulation to actual design. Last few months I've been doing different advertisements, logotypes and other digital design work for clients. And yes, this year I did my very first commission. I started learning Illustraitor, color theory and other useful things. I finally found something I really like and what makes me some money. My new "job" helped a bit with building a PC as well.
Talking about my channel.. It's different. I have also been loosing interest in making the same "funny" type of content I usually was doing. I wanted to do more serious, polished and interesting videos. But at the beginning of the year wasn't able to, due to my laptop dying. After I built myself a new PC I... Wanted to do videos? But something else have been happening at that time..
And it's time to reveal the 2nd reason to why I didn't do anything at all lately... Conscription.
Every man must serve for a year once he is 18. It's a law in Russia.
How am I making this journal you'll ask. Well. I'm still not in the military. Let me explain.
It all began in October when I had to visit recruitment office. A month before that, I entered polytechnic college here in Novomoskovsk in an attempt to get protection from conscription (and also study, but it did not turn out well), which is also a law in Russia. You can get a protection from conscription in universities/colleges for the studying time. Or at least I thought so.. In 2017 I was already 18 and I didn't know that I can't already get any postponement. Apparently It works only if you are below 18. I dropped out of college, which I didn't like anyways. It was a complete craphole. Including the students and teachers there. I felt like I went back to school. But (I didn't know that it's even possible) even uglier version of it.
The recruitment office has decided that I'm completely healthy and gave me a week to get everything I need. I had a right to write a complaint and get my health checked again. I felt like there's no way I'm this healthy. And I must admit, it was a shock for me. After a few x-rays It was clear that I have polysegmental osteochondrosis. I was visiting doctors non-stop. It was extremely annoying to do, I even payed money for doctors' appointments. I had to get the results fast because otherwise I wouldn't be able to write a complaint. Well. They let me go through another medical check. But at that time New Year crawled near and they told me to come after the holidays again. Recruiting period has ended on 1st of January. It was a relief, but for a short time.
After all the holidays, I have been called again on 1st of April. The beginning of the next period. And I went through medical checks again. 1st one was completely insane. I couldn't get a document from a doctor, because he refused to write it. And I have been walking back and forth due to not knowing what to do. After 3 weeks, I got angry at all of this and I went to recruitment office and demanded the solution. An old woman called a doctor in our hospital and talked to him. And after that I finally got the document. With it, I came back and waited for their decision. They told me that I'm not healthy enough for an army. I became happy for a second, but then they told me to go through yet another medical check in Tula... Tula.. Yes. I knew that you can't win in this battle legally.
Just so you know. I already went through 3 medical checks at that point. I had serious documents signed by different doctors. But they couldn't let me go? Yeah, they wanted me in army. Badly. I already knew that when going there. Tula's doctors declined the recruitment office's decision. And they gave me a date.
Leaving date... On 23rd of may I'll leave my home for a year to serve.
I wanted to gather my views and interests here, just so I can check how much I've changed when I get back.
I'm interested in politics and I despise our current government.
I detest russian mentality of being okay with everything.
I'm interested in Urbanistics.
I despise our current buildings and areas around them.
I'm an extravert.
I'm a digital designer.
I'm in love with long atmospheric and melodic music. Such as black metal, post rock/metal, ambient.
I love tech. New PCs, phones, audio equipment, photo/video tech..
I'm weak, thin and light.
I have very few friends. And they all don't live in my city.
I have a long hair and I really like it this way.
I'm highly critical.
Alright that's all I can think of right now.