Looks like they canned my deployment. Their focus changed, and it appears they don't need me there anymore. So, I'll be staying stateside unless something goes wrong, in which case I will deploy on a short fill. So, I'll go ahead and post my New Year's resolution here. I plan on spending more time writing and drawing this year. I've neglected much of my art lately, and my last sketch that I did in my notebook definitely proves that I need work. I'll try to get some stuff up here after the new year when I'm back from visiting my daughter and family/friends in Maryland. Hopefully it'll help me recharge my batteries, cuz I've been running on 'E' here at work for awhile.
Some upcoming projects I'm gonna try to get posted -
- Ponies. Yep, gonna try to actually draw ponies seriously. I've done a very rough mock up of my main character ponified. I'd like to do more and improve on the overall design, as it'd be a nice omake theater for my comic to take my mind off of main story mode!
- Short stories. I've got one in particular that I want to flesh out a little bit more and then toss it up here for critiques and shwatnot. It would at least make me feel slightly better to see how other people outside my inner circle feel about it.
- I may, depending on responses I get from other stories, artwork, etc., start posting some of my actual story designs and stuff up here. It's something I'm slighlty wary of due to me wanting to keep some control of the material, characters, and backdrops for the story. It's something I've been working on and off for more than 15 years, so, I kind of want to make sure it doesn't get plagiarized before I have a chance to do anything with it. I'm sure most of you can relate with your own personal works.
Future events/endeavors -
I'll be trying to make my way up north more often this year. I'll be back in Maryland for roughly the first week - week and a half to visit family/friends and attend MAGFest down at the National Harbor next weekend. I also plan on attempting to make it to both BronyCon and Otakon in August (they're back to back weekends). Luckily, both of them will also be in the Baltimore Convention Center, only my favorite convention center in Maryland! I had such a blast at this last Bronycon in Pennsylvania that it'd be a shame to miss this next one!! So, for those in the MD/PA/VA/DC area that are going to those cons and want someone to hang out with, hit me up with a message and we'll go from there!
I'm looking forward to this coming year and can't wait to see what life brings next! Til next time, ja ne!!
Listening to: Green Day, Amaranthe, Psy, Mega Ran
Reading: Deadpool, Scott Pilgrim (colored hard back), TMNT
Watching: One Piece, Drew Carey, Ixiom Saga DT
Playing: GTA IV, Pushmo, Paper Mario 3DS
Drinking: Triple Sec and Dr. Pepper