I haven't updated my dA in a while, so here's a brief summary of everything that happened so far.
I have gotten into this Korean boy group, much to my somewhat dislike for K-pop (as you could see in my previous entries), but there's something about them
that isn't K-pop at all. Their music and videos have inspired me to continue with my works, especially on the story-telling side.
Pump It Up
Another Korean thing in the list, I have known the existence of this game
since the O2Jam days, but have not really played it since I perceived it as a "copycat" of DDR. But times are hard and a single DDR machine game costs 5 times more than a single PIU game. On the bright side, PIU is not just my way of exorcising my fats away - it's also somewhat helping me move on from depressive states and general anxiety.
Through PIU, I have once again returned to visit the wasteland I have left behind in 2010 that is called the "Vocaloid community". But then again, Dasu somehow gave me hope
that I, too, as a female composer and multi-artist, can potentially still become something, someday, somewhere.
Colorless Being Series
First Bandcamp Mass Purchase
Last June 5th, someone unexpectedly bought all of my discography (original music) in Bandcamp
for a discounted bulk price. I used the money to get back my little brother to Senior High School, in which he had to drop out last year due to a very depressing case of vertigo, rendering him unable to go to school properly. I am very glad that people are actually paying to support my music, since roughly Php 6,000 is already a big money in the province, and my current work might not be stable enough unlike before.
Business Mirror feature
Recently, last June 17th, I was featured in a local newspaper
in the Philippines called Business Mirror. I was the only bedroom producer in the article
and I was just discovered by Mr. Tony Maghirang, the section writer of SoundStrip, through my Bandcamp page. Clearly, I was not expecting any sign of "hope to be famous" anymore, since I have really given up after the AlDub hype
(which still counts as an achievement for me, anyway) and many other failed attempts. However, I am very thankful that a local newspaper somehow recognized me, finally, after 11 years of being a nobody.
Currently, I don't know what waits ahead of me as a "sideline" multimedia artist and an Amazon reviews ghostwriter on Upwork, and sometimes a thesis consultant for students (which gives me more headache than my main work). However, one thing is for sure - I can tell that the reason why I haven't been famous yet before is because I didn't know how to manage myself and my relationships to others.
For now, I'm just going to work on cleaning up my portfolio so I can become more presentable to others. Keep in mind that I don't intend to be a robot if I get into the mainstream scene. And even if I do become one, I'm probably already used to it due to my past experiences, anyway.
Perhaps the time that my past selves
have been waiting for will come very soon. It might not be now, but I hope it's around the time when Kingdom Hearts 3 releases (which is next year).