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Now you CAN buy me a 'coffee' ($3) to help me make time for Rolamaton, The Robocity and my other fiction works: ko-fi.com/robocityworld
NOTE: For every $10 of donation to support my fiction, I will donate $2 to the REAL Rolamaton - my town's public library (Biblioteca "Carlo Levi", Genzano di Roma) - because Rolamaton is exactly my town's library, my refuge, and it runs on public funds and donations. Thanks in advance for helping both the fictional and "the real robocity" thrive!
You might have noticed I started watching artists and friends again. It took me two years, but my fear of getting bullied is finally fading. I also feel more confident about being able to face others' emotions in art and writing, althought I'm still careful - being a very empathetic person, I know my limits and what kind of content can throw off my mental health. I definitely try to avoid DeviantART when I feel emotionally overwhelmed, but therapy's helping.
Anywaaaaay, I'm so happy to be watching you guys again! I'm still slow with comments and all, but getting there on the less busy days. Work can sometimes eat up my energy for days, especially when I'm already dealing with hormonal imbalances from PCOS and PSAS, but I cut down on work a bit to take care of my health, so yeah... it's good. ^^
I'm so thankful to my new watchers to deeming my work worthy of being followed! I'd love to know what really caught your attention, and I hope to see you in comments on my future deviations, journal entries, polls and status updates.
Thank you Arsirin TheSadQueen TwinDrops mrsratbag Saki-Aka-Midori XxxShariaxxX
I created several polls lately (I'm sure you noticed!) to survey the changes in 'taste' in my community of friends and fans. These are the takeaways from the polls:
(1) "Have you lost interest in Robocity and/or Eva Brothers since they became original work (no longer Transformers and Evangelion fanwork)?"
This poll exists because I noticed a drop in interest from most of my watchers since I 'rebooted' my fictional worlds. Thankfully, only 4 people lost interest altogether. 12 people still love my fiction, and 10 out of them are simply too busy to give feedback on my work (it's okay, guys! I'm often busy and I also have to catch up on your worlds ^^).
To the 4 ones who lost interest, I'm sorry to hear that, but I understand your feelings. Just know this: the TF- and Evangelion-based characters you loved so much are still there, in spirit, only in the body, face and name of a different, original character. But I assure you the spirit is still there, and if you look closely enough, you'll still find hints and homages to what it has been in the past. They will always represent the characters they used to be, for my heart and, hopefully, for yours, too.
(2) "Anyone's open to beta-reading Rolamaton Tales? I'm editing the old Tales as well as writing new ones"
One person picked the "do it yourself" negative option (you're so kind, aren't ya? ) and 2 people said they'll gladly beta-read the stories. Thank you! Now, will you please Note me? XD I don't know who you are!
(3) "What would you think of a 3-page MTMTE(LL)/Rolamaton crossover fancomic? ^^"
Only one person doesn't like the idea - the other 7 voters do! I'm definitely going to do this comic as soon as I can get the script done (anyone wants to beta-read the script?).
It's meaningful that I want to crossover my own Rolamaton with MTMTE/LL, isn't it?
(4) "Do you want to know who the TF-based Robocitans became in the new original Rolamaton?"
So far, 3 people want to know, but only 2 of them commented. If you're that one person, please let me know who you are! So I can send you the PDF with the information.
2 people are fine with the new versions so far, which is great! Thank you for considering non-TF sentient bots!
As for the poll about Rock Hardground of Rolamaton...
Yup! XD Rock's his own character, of course, but there is plenty of G1 Hound and IDW Trailbreaker/Trailcutter in him. You'll see it in his relationship with Tam and K-1 in the upcoming Rolamaton Tale The Undeserving.
I'm reopening in June 1st (8 slots) and closing on July 31. Read all about it here:
Until then, I'll be working on the remaining commissions from last year. If you already ordered via the Commission widget (DA points) or via Note, I will get back to you on June 1st.
Yes, I know I still have some "watcher special requests" and gift artwork to get done, but those are really a free time thing. I won't forget though, so no worries Just juggling priorities.
That's all for this entry. Thanks for reading and I love you! <3
Closing Commissions for the remainder of 2021
Dear friends and watchers, I've come to realize that, no matter how hard I try and no matter the artistic bursts I undergo (very happy with those, but they're still not enough), I still find it hard to feel pleasure when I draw. Actually, I feel numb. And that's tragic, because without emotion I can't draw well and often I can't draw at all. The result is that I'm taking AGES to finish old commissions and I find it very hard to draw even for personal pleasure. It's a painful process. So I came to make the decision to close art commissions for the remainder of 2021, and to use the few artistic bursts I still get to work on the old commissions (thanks for your patience @Kagehahen @Shinjuchan @mrsratbag and everyone still waiting for your commission -- let me know if you folks want a refund instead; I would still try to finish your old commission for free). I hope for the day I no longer feel miserable about art. I know the cause of all this disruption (dad's death and the trauma
#signalboost Barby-Maki needs help
Dear friends and watchers, a buddy of mine on DA, @Barby-Maki , is in need of help to buy new art tools. You can Note them about portrait commissions (https://www.deviantart.com/barby-maki/status-update/21437969) or help them directly through their Ko-fi page (https://ko-fi.com/barby_maki) I already contributed. I hope you can, too, even with a share of this "signalboost" journal. Thank you! Lu
The weather is cooler now... I'm back to art!
I was itching to draw, I swear. XD I couldn't wait for some cool weather to finally be here so I would stop sweating and finally go back to arting. Well, the day has come so I've already been drawing and inking some warm-ups and pictures of Robocitans for Lia. If it keeps being this cool, I may resume art commissions this Friday (yay!). And I'm so happy to do that, because I know you've been waiting for updates on the artwork you paid for and I owe you one. The next year I will probably go on an art hiatus again from mid July to all August, and come back in September like I did this year. It's the best option for my health and the health of my artwork. So, how have you been? ^_^
Announcement: Art Hiatus until September 2020
I literally sweat too much. And that's in addition to low blood pressure that binds me to bed most of the afternoon in summer. But the sweat... I almost ruined a commission, so I'm officially putting all artwork - personal projects, collaborations and commissions - on hold until September 15. When I'm back with updates and you commissioned me, you'll get a Note from me with the update. That also applies to artwork on collaboration. Personal projects... well, they can wait until the summer is over. I hugely dislike summer. Bleh. Talk again in a month and a half. :)
Awww thank you ;u; Means a lot, really! Sometimes I don't word things correctly and people don't even give me a chance to explain myself again. I do my best, but being overly emotional and with brain shutting down sometimes it gets tough. I try. Now I feel a little scared because of the last journal entry I posted here on DA - "Unions and Families in Rolamaton" - but I'm trying to remind myself I only shared worldbuilding information and my thoughts behind it, I didn't push anything down anybody's throat. So yeah... I try...
And you've been so very sweet with me from day one :') Thank you!
And you've been so very sweet with me from day one :') Thank you!
You should have had a 'the flesh is willing but the kids' grades are weak' section there. I might beg for one to beta by the end of the school year just to read - I'm suffering burning out from editing kids' school work. If I have to go over one more state for them to memorize my bodily emissions are going to start sounding like states' capitols. I do more of their stuff than I do prepping for grad school!
Oh my, you sound so overworked, my friend. Don't worry about my stories (and no pressure at all!); you can beta one when you have more time to relax and enjoy it. ^^ The fact itself that you enjoy my stories makes me happy, dear.