I thought I didn't make the Pepper Project because I didn't get an artbook.
I was wrong.
I received an email from the good people at Imaginary Friends. They said they encountered some trouble (they didn't elaborate) but are now ok. They were confirming people's mailing addresses.
Since Imaginary Friends is based in Singapore and I'm now based in Singapore, I guess that I'll receive the book more reliably*. Can't wait!
* The Philippine Postal system isn't exactly known for it's dependability
Somebody posted a comment on Katamari Pepper.
Basically, he said that it didn't deserve to be finalist. Ok, maybe it did (the guidelines were very loose), maybe it didn't. I didn't get a copy of the book so I guess it didn't make it.
But like I said, it was just a doodle. I didn't even intend to enter it. But the Pepper Project made it a favorite and a lot of people seemed to really like it (I don't know any of these people). Only after that did I submit it as an entry. I got lucky and I rode with it.
But here's the thing. This guy actually bothered and took the effort to tell me that, to tell me that it would enrage him if he lost to it,