Elise Otterlei
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Hey all!

I'll return with comics on January 18th.
Explanation below, for those of you who would like one.

It's been a while since I last updated here, mostly because I haven't had much to share, and it feels silly to be excusing my absence every time I do write something.
That said 2012 came with a few changes for me, regarding life, work and most of everything else.

Most notably work; I have a part-time job in order to pay rent and such (rather than fretting over this every month due to working as a freelance artist), and this job is in the process of moving.
Which is a complete and utter chaos.
How chaotic?
As I came to work the first day of the year (well, technically the second) it turns out they don't have any work for me. At all. So I start looking for work, thinking it would have been nice of them to tell me this a little sooner. Then they suddenly do have work for me; the (new) boss has transferred me to the other shop (without notifying me). No big deal, except nobody told me this until the very day I was supposed to be there. I feel they could at least tell me what is going on. Or send me my workhours a day before I'm supposed to start? Maybe I'm high maintenance, but knowing I'm supposed to be there would make it a bit easier to turn up for work on time.
That, and I suddenly have to travel 1,5 hours by bus each way. That makes 3 hours in total. Which steals a lot of time I'd rather be doing something else.
So I've started looking for work elsewhere, and am even considering buying a car in order to cut down on travel-time. Whichever happens first, I suppose.
This steals a lot of time from comics and art, but hopefully things will be sorted out pretty soon. And I've managed to cramp in a few hours of sketching, so I feel confident that I'll be able to return to updating this Wednesday.
Other than that there really isn't much to tell.

Hope you are all well and that 2012 will be a great year for all of you!

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This man should never be met with forgiveness.
He should never find shelter.
He should live the rest of his miserable existance knowing that the entire Norway despise and detest him.

We will never forget our young.
We will never stop mourning their deaths.
We will honor their memory by continuing our work for what they believed in.

For freedom of speech.
For dialogue and coexistance.
For equality, safety and an open and caring society.

We will not be silenced.
We will not be terrorized.
We will not forgive.

And we will remember this man as a traitor to our nation and a disgrace to our society.

But we will not bow down to brutality and fear.
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I am even returning to the internet! Woopwoop!
I've been horribly busy with moving in and getting settled and catching up on everything, but I'm good:)
Just a quick note to tell you all that you are the best! <3
Oh, and the comics will resume by Tuesday:D

Thank you so much for all your patience and understanding!

Lots of love,
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Rough patch. Be back in a bit.

See ya.

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Three things that seem to define the beginning of 2011 in my life.
At least there is a variety in the themes.
Unfortunately chaos seems a constant so far this year. :P
I need to learn to prioritize what to worry about and when to do so.
At least I'm not seeing a shortage of work so far (which I feared), rather it's quite the contrary - I have too much of it!
The business woman in me is doing a happydance because of this (she is very -very- glad because this means no financial worries, a safe income, lots of paperwork to sort and so on).
The nerdy, "i-just-want-to-draw" part of me, however, is pouting because real-life obligations are messing with her time in the spotlight, and she had gotten used to monopolizing my time up until now.
But at least I'm not in school anymore, so overall life is pretty dang sweet^^

Oh! And I really, really want a dog, but I haven't worked up the courage to ask my landlord yet.

I think that's all.

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Life is messing with my plans again by EliseOtterlei, journal

We will never forget our children. by EliseOtterlei, journal

I'm alive and well by EliseOtterlei, journal

Now what, little girl? by EliseOtterlei, journal

Comics, cars and chaos. by EliseOtterlei, journal