So guys, gals and Robots:I'M GOING ON HIATUS.
Blasphemous, you scream. How can this happen? I've never known myself to be on a hiatus of anything; when I do something, I really do it. Otherwise they will just disappear like...Webcomic Project #1, Webcomic Project #2, Webcomic Project #3, Shortstory #1, Shortstory #2 and et cetera.
[a moment of silence for my forgotten projects]
[as well as an extra moment of shame for myself]
It's not really hiatus, per se, but I don't have any other words to describe it. Okay, maybe a cessation of activity on Deviantart. And the online world in general. I've already mentioned in my last journal and some of my artist comments that I've been very busy lately. Even in those moments when I am not busy (like right now), I'm taking my time to recover. Time for recovery has been something that I'm desperately seeking; I'm that fish in the dry desert. You have no idea how glad I am that we have this week-long break! School was beginning to overwhelm me (less on the work, but more on the absurdities of the Administration and the people who are part of the Admin, and of course, pressure). Homework, obligations and studying take away every morsel of energy I have, and time I need to do something I really love. If I don't allow time for myself, I will go insane (literally). So all the time I have is to keep quiet, draw, read and let my mind rest.
Every few years, the government likes to give us national exams. And they increase in importance over time. I've passed my UPSR and PMR for my primary and lower secondary education respectively.
This year, I've to take SPM. Which is my final test before I am FREE of this education system after a decade of oppression. It's not only because it's my FINAL test, but it affects my Pre-U education, and perhaps my tertiary education if I do really well. If I get As, I've a higher chance for a scholarship, which would be really useful because I need the money to afford studying overseas.
My motive: get out of this country.
These are plans now, but they are plans I want to make happen! So I need to do as well as I can, and focus my energies, and so I'm putting Deviantart at the bottommost of my priorities.
When I come back, I'll tell you, and I'll make sure to say hi and catch up with you! I've met so many friends here on Deviantart (like Syph, my bro, Mems, Ben, Josie, Alex, Buzz, Kite, Novi, Trish, JL, Xsaye, etc etc), and whoops, it turns out that 'Friends' are one of my top priorities.
Drawing and writing/creating things in general are what I do to recover. So, if I happen to post something during my hiatus and not reply to your comments immediately (I will reply, but not very prompt!), I want to APOLOGISE FIRSTHAND. I've this habit of posting everything I've taken time to work on (THERE'S JUSTIFICATION AND GRATIFICATION IN THE ACT).
I AM SORRY
DUI BU QI
I APOLOGISE GREATLY FOR MY ERRORAbout TWiDI:
yes, I'll still be working on it! It's already a part of my lifestyle now, so I can't just get rid of it. You can bet I'll be drawing Grimsley and the gang in my exam papers anyway. I've moved on from story and character development (two years of work, MY GOD), and am working on visual development already. Lots of drawing, especially of the characters. I've so many of them I haven't drawn yet, and it's a SHAME. So that's what I will be focusing on for the rest of the year!If you're interested, you can pop by the official TWiDI Tumblog
! I post things there that I don't upload on DA, as well as extra information pertaining to the characters and story. Mostly it's just pictures that relate to the look and feel of TWiDI, as well as interesting helpful artsy links.About life after SPM:
My reward is A VERY, VERY LONG BREAK. I already have a line-up of things that I'll be doing during this break, and I shall talk about them when the time comes. Oh man, I'm so excited for this phase of my life. EXAMS, WHY CAN'T YOU JUST GIVE ME MY STRAIGHT As AND LEAVE ME TO ACTUALLY BEGIN MY LIFE ALREADY.Wish me luck!
And I wish you luck as well. I can't wait to talk to you guys again later. < 3
We can hang around in other places as well. COME ON GUYS, LET'S SHARE LINKS.
Personal Tumblr = ashelisms.tumblr.com/
Twitter = www.twitter.com/ashelisms
Art Blog = artsyambitions.tumblr.com/
*ONWARDS TO THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER.*