Wow hey, haven't made a journal in like. A year. Damn. Alright so I'm writing this very late at night/early in the morning so I don't forget, since I've got some explaining to do. Then again, when do I not lmao
Getting right into it, work is why I haven't been around: I've been working in an animation studio since February, and because of that I've been creatively-fucking-drained if you'll pardon my profanity. I put a lot of effort into my day-job, trying to make sure the scenes I work on are actually as well-animated as they can be, so hopefully, it makes sense that I come home and end up doing anything that doesn't use a lot of creative effort. Between that and a myriad of plane trips, commitments, and general attendance of social get-togethers, I've been kind of just pressed for time and energy among other things.
Following that, I want to apologize to all the people who still try to keep in contact with me despite me routinely going MIA for months at a time: Believe me when I say I see your messages and dm's and the like, I'm legitimately just super forgetful and forget to reply even if the notification is still there. I am legitimately that forgetful. But even more potent is my gratitude and my want to make it up to you all for putting up with my nonsense: And somehow, I will make up for it. Somehow, some way.
And of course, this isn't my token yearly update without nuzlocke nonsense. Umbrage is near and dear to my heart, but it has been 6 years and I've never even gotten past Viridian in the three attempts I've made at starting the comic. I'm not canceling it, I just need some time to reevaluate where I stand, what I want to do, what I want to make, but I think that's something I need to discuss with some of you before truly committing one way or another, as I don't feel this is really just my own project anymore. I've got the next page in the works, but it's also been sitting as it has been for at least 8 months, if not more; so the comic's not gone. Just... in a weird place.
Anyways, that's the spiel- whether you read it or not, I appreciate you taking a look at this. I know I have a lot to answer for beyond what's here, which is why I want to do a stream next weekend: Saturday, around 12pm Pacific Time, I'll be doing one of them good ol' request streams, as those are the only things I can really do anymore without an active passion project keeping me stoked. I'll update the stream journal soon, but until then:
Thank you all. Cheers