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Sorry I haven't been around here at all! Been busy these past few months and I've found that dA stresses me out LOL. I feel like it brings out the worst in me and I definitely feel more relaxed since my time away from it. BUT I'd still like to come back and draw stuff here again eventually. I miss drawing pony stuff and the next gen characters and all that. So maybe soon! I know I'm definitely rusty but it'll be cool to see how much my style's changed I guess.

Just thought I'd throw in a little update. You all know how 2017 went for me based on my journals but I'd like to hear about yours! Go ahead an comment some of the cool stuff you got to do this past year or maybe even the not so cool stuff. Anything! Go for it! I'm curious~

Happy 2018 ✨
  • Listening to: Remember Me
  • Watching: Game Grumps
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Mathorearn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
I am almost never around here anymore but have been a fan of yours for quite some time. 

Last year was about self improvement. I got healthy, got the glasses I needed, went back to school, hit the gym, and even started doing milsim with airsoft. Creative wise I am working on my novel and getting help from my editor, who I may be in the process of dating now. I also met a lot of creative friends who are helping me learn crafts such as photography, video editing, and drawing. I also met an animator from Ferguson who is dating my sister in law's sister, an old friend of mine, and he is going to share my story ideas with the film and animation community in Los Angeles so some ideas on the backlog may be pushed to production for films or online series. I have also go out more and controlled my depression. I also ended the year volunteering for the red cross to help the kids who lost their homes in the recent fire. I live just north of LA in Ventura county and the fire was actually tow blocks away from my house. 

2018 is looking great with me going to Uni almost for free, getting a better job, and meeting my editor when she visits me. 

I'm actually curious about something in your new job. Will you ever get the opportunity to pitch your own ideas? 
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PaulinaY Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Artist
I think you are really talented and I have known your art before I got my account (that goes PRETTY far back!) I LOVE YOU!!
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BarkATree Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
My 2017. It was a good year overall. I think I finnaly understand the kind of persona I am for one. I also made a discord server where I got to make all kinds of friends. And got a brand new PC that had the resources for mass shitposting. Sure it wasn't perfect. (November can die.) But I had a great year overall. It was full of fun learning and insirpation. And Pokemon.
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vrosas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The best for you kilalaa
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Take things at your own pace, man. We'll all be ready and waiting for whatever you've got for us.

And congrats again about your job!
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
1dt happy new year lady kilalaa

2nd so glad your doing ok i hope your works goe welll anf hope to see your art again:)
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Gabrielswings5246 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy new year!!! Got to try escape chambers for the first time with some friends and we won! Hope your new years was exciting as well!!! 😊
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SamIamLuvDov Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy New Year Darling! ^^
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TheDiggityDog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student Writer
And a happy new year to you too!

Probably the biggest things to happen for me in the last year was becoming attached to so many exciting projects with so many dear friends :D
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ShadeOfObscurity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Have a happy new year to you too. 2017 wasn't that exciting for me other than moving out nothing much.
This time I have a more definitive idea on what my resolution is, My resolution: Pure Platinum Hell

Hope things goes well for you and all your friends and family.
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cuboneminer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
happy new year Ki
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catxborsuq Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Happy New Year^^

Afraid for me 2017 wasn't too fun, or at least didn't start too fun, pretty much spend the first half of it recovering from a case of heartbreak and getting slightly depressed about my life in general Sweating a little... But the other half, well, got my first job, on archaeological dig, then with all the artifact cleaning and cataloguing from the said dig, and been to Cyrpus for two weeks for volunteer work on a digsite there for Paphos Agora Project, which was fun and exciting^^ Also, year ago I had made the first New Year's resolution that I kept; for an entire year I wrote 500 words everyday of my stories on Fimfic (except two days of rest after finishing chapter and extreme cases, such as trip to Cyprus; and even then it was just one week off)^^ This year I decided to up it to 1000 words per day, got 364 more days to go Sweating a little... 
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KingTumult Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing i got going for me in 2017 is for the first time of my 22 years of living i finally went on a date xD currently planning the 3rd. So hoping it evolves into a relationship. Buuut past romances have taught me to keep my hopes low
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Jezzycat202 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year! 
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Supercoco142 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your show comes out this year!
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Fireminion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy New Year, Kilala!
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Tenshi-no-Koneko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018   General Artist
I hardly say my year was exciting but it was a good one. I moved into my own place at the beginning of the year. I ended up with three new cat unintentionally. I went to a Panic! at the Disco concert and had a freaking blast, prolly a big highlight of the year. I have been drawing a lot more and have gotten comfortable with my art style. It's not great or anything unique but it's me. it makes me happy to be drawing so fairly consistently again. I know money was a stress this year but it usually is. I've made a chunk of new friends from participating in an art rpg(which is also the reason for more drawings too lol). Oh, my granddad got remarried, which the family hadn't been sure if he would after my grandmother passed near ten years ago. 

I'm glad you've been having a pretty good year yourself. :3 I hope the next one is even more spectacular! 
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WildnessInTheWind Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy New Year! I'm happy to see you back :D
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RobbieCave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy New Year! Glad to hear you again :)
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artymystic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I made my DA account. I started writing two comics, one I haven't posted and one that I am making on tapastic. My character collection vastly grew. I made a persona that I actually like and am going to be sticking to for a while. I made a lot of new friends who get me and who I value very much. I celebrated my one year anniversary with someone very close to me. I got a lot of new art supplies. I greatly improved my artwork.

and what I think is my greatest achievement:
I finally think I've found myself.

Here's to a new year with even more achievements!!
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Gamerpen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy New Year!
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Happy 2018! A lot has happened for me too. I have become an uncle to an adorable nephew, have moved into my apartment for grad school at Ball State University, and just so much more. Can't wait to see the old next gen again, but again you are the artist so how and when they return is up to you and I will wait regardless. Hope everything continues to go well for you and again happy 2018!
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jasonanimation4 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
I can't wait to see your art don't worry it's not often I see your update
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HarveyPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see some more of your amazing art.
I'm now able to get a drivers licence.
I made some amazing new friends

And came on to DA to create new ocs and stories with my art
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DragonAngel66 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year, mate!

This year has been a rollercoaster for me, but some of the more memorable stuff was that I came third in the senior school division of a short story competition... and that two family friends got cancer. One is terminal and the other... we don't know yet.

I'm hoping that next year will be better, but I'm not getting my hopes too high, aha.
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elyCorp014 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Hey, you take care of you. You are top priority. But also on a curious note, what about dA that's been causing you stress? 0_0
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drawingshady Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy New Year!! I hope everything is going alright in your job? Anyway, I look forward to seeing your pony stuff again, but take your time!


last school year, I was in an artschool that did not suit my way if drawing, causing me to kind of fall into a bottomless pit of 'I wasn't as good as I thought I'd be' 'my art is not well enough for my teachers'
eventually I found out it wasn't MY fault, but THEIRS. I got to another school to see if it would suit me more, and the first time I had an art subject, I was scared af xDD my style is really sketchy, making it look like it's not really done yet, but it has it's own finished beauty (people keep telling me that lmao) and when my teacher saw what I was doing, she was absolutely into it. I was surprised but it gave me a huge confident boost. Now, I love to go to my school and I am happier than ever, I'm the first in my class, my art subjects grade is WAY higher than in my other school and I've learned things I never knew I would.
I'm pretty happy down the last months of the year, so that's good I guess Crying With Laughter Emoji iOS Ver  I hope 2018 will be gentle to me lmao
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Drawer450 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy New year
And can you PLEASE make a story for the next next gen like Night light jr, Pippy, pixel, and the rest?
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Funsizefluffy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Happy New Year to you too! 
I've been super addicted to Breath of the Wild. Can't say how many hours I've put into that game. And to be honest, it sparked my interest in making fanfictions and creating characters and AUs for those characters. Of course, I feel more accomplished when I upload them on Tumblr than on here. Guess the tagging systems different on both ends or whatever.
Anywho, judging by 'Remember Me' at the bottom, I take it you saw Coco?
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year!
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tmntsuperfan65 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
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KennyMcCormix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to you too! :la:
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Neodusk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope this year's as good as your last.
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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Happy new year!
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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year, friendo
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shypegasister10 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy New Year! Well, I was feeling a bit stressed and all that around these months. Senior year of high school is tough. Both school choirs got to do this tour around the schools in our town and the senior center earlier in December. It’s always a blast doing it! Also, I felt sad because it’s this time of year when I miss my IRL friends the most! The last weeks in December weren’t that great. My mom, brother and I were forced to leave our home and find somewhere else to stay right after.
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kianamai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Filmographer
High school in general's rough. Glad you're persevering! And I hope this year treats you and your family well
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shypegasister10 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ki! :)
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Nightfire-613 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Happy new year Ki!

My 2017 wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. I think the coolest thing that happened all year was just this past week when I took my 9-and-11-months-old niece to Disneyland. Her birthday is in less than a month and she had never been, so her mom, her grandparents (my mom and her mom's and mine's shared dad), her great-grandma (My grandma on my mom's side, no blood relation to my niece) and I all conspired to surprise her on Christmas Day which was the day before we left. When she found out, she got so excited and her face lit up brighter than the tree. It took us two days to travel to California, and we stayed for three days, before leaving yesterday and getting home today. She absolutely loved it, and we even bought her a Merida dress to wear around the park. She didn't really want photos and autographs from most of the characters, but she did get her picture taken with Jack Skellington and Sally, and a Stormtrooper (who she'd waited about two hours to meet). We got to skip most of the lines because I had my service dog with me and we were able to get a "Disability Access Pass" (which is basically a FastPass, but free and sometimes even faster). My dog got her own set of Minnie Mouse ears (for dogs even! I had no idea they sold those!) and she attracted a lot of attention, sometimes even prompting characters to say hi or ask if they could pet her. All-in-all, it was an awesome experience.
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kianamai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Filmographer
Aw I'm glad Disney was fun! Sounds like a good time :D I hope this year's better for ya!
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Page137 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy new year!
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ChoralSeashelle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Happy 2018 to ya, Kilala! ^_^ It's been so cool reading your updates and following your adventures on other platforms :) I would love to see some of your lovely ponies again but no need to push yourself! We'll be here for you whenever you're ready ^_^

Me, I had a mixed year overall, lots of fun experiments in the art department and had an awesome time hosting a panel at EFNW! :D It was not the best year for me medically, though it could have been much worse, and whaddya know, I'm still here in one piece so that's a good sign! :D

Cheers to more and better things this year for all of us! <3
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kianamai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Filmographer
Yay that's good to hear!
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sararini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy new year! Oooh, I hope you do start posting again soon, that would be great. I miss seeing your art. My year was...complicated, a lot of ups and downs, but the coolest thing that happened was that I got to take a three day trip to San Francisco, which was awesome! I hope to move to CA someday so it was nice to visit, it was my first time in the state.

Sadly, art-wise, it was not a good year. Didn't do much drawing, and I don't think I improved at all, if anything I feel like I've gotten worse. But after I finish up the commissions I owe now I'm really going to try and throw myself back into drawing and actually put in the effort I need to in order to improve.
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kianamai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Filmographer
Drawing's hard. I think most artists go through a point like that in their careers. I have no doubts you'll be just fine <3
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sararini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I just hope things will get a little easier on me this year! I'm ready to get out of this funk. I came so close to giving up at the beginning of 2017. If not for you, Lopoddity and Sutexii 's art, I would have quit, without a doubt. You three are incredible and make me want to keep trying. I'm glad I stuck to it though, I have a couple of ideas that I'm really excited for, and I know I can do better than what I have been posting.
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xpyxisx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student General Artist
You should get back into it! I love seeing all your art when it pops ups <3
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sararini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you!! That's so sweet! :la: I'm definitely going to get back into it, I miss enjoying drawing. I know I can do better than what I have been doing so far. 
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xpyxisx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
no problem c: honestly I think your art style is already so iconic I adore it <3 hope to see more from you in the future!
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sararini Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la: I'm so flattered that you called it iconic. For a long time I felt like I didn't have a recognizable style and I worried that I never would, but it looks like I'm finally getting there, haha.
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