So much has happened. Like. A lot. So much that I can barely even think of where to start or how to put it all out. I'll just give the big things, and might add to this as I think of things later. If you stop reading now, just know that I should be around more, because it is now summer.
And I don't have six million things demanding my attention and energy right the fuck NOW NOW NOW. I might even be in TheComplaintsTavern
Here's the big thing: I'm now doing concept art for a videogame. This is King's Quest: The Silver Lining
by Phoenix Online, what I was working on before - but then I was only drawing and writing things for the extended-universe storyline. Now I'm a concept artist for the actual game proper. Designing and drawing backgrounds and items that will be in the game.
In the game. In the actual game.
I've seen WIPs from the 3D art team, turning an environment I drew into 3D. King Graham
is going to walk around in environments I draw.
So like. Holy crap. I still can. Not. Believe this. Even if I go on and become a full-time videogame concept artist and make a career of this I WILL NEVER GET USED TO SEEING BELOVED GAME CHARACTERS WALK AROUND IN MY ART. The fact that it's King Graham the first time just... I cried, okay. Realizing what was happening. If you know me, you know I form incredibly strong attachments to characters and universes, and King's Quest was... pretty much the first thing I really loved. So this is just... big for me. It's work and coordination and a little scary if only because I freak myself out about everything and tell myself that getting things wrong/letting the team down is unacceptable, ever. Which is a silly attitude, but one I can't shake. Fortunately the people I work with are wonderful beings.
I'm still going to be doing art, voice acting and songs for the upcoming radio show too - that's just gotten pushed back a bit. Still gonna be really fun.
So that's what I've been doing, mostly. Which is why I've been so absent, and... not really actually uploading shit.
It's because the things I'm drawing, I can't share. Which sucks for my dA account, but... is really pretty amazing for me. So instead you get my derpy fanarts I do to relax.
Other things that have been going on:
DONE WITH ANOTHER SEMESTER OF SCHOOL. I turned in an over-100-page portfolio, and have earned the equivalent of around $15,000 so far by doing prior-learning credit-challenge essays. Fuck yeah. Also, $1500 scholarship. Always freaking helpful. Mass Effect.
New favorite fandom. In case you hadn't noticed from what I've been putting up here. Holy shit. Just holy SHIT, man. Since my last journal entry here, I've played all 3 games and shed kind of buckets of tears over Mordin, Thane and Kirrahe. Remember when I said that "Hotel Dusk: Room 215" was the only game to make me cry from a story/character standpoint (not counting pretty music)? That was true... THEN. Now, oh holy crap, just say "Hold The Line"
and I start to tear up. I'm not even getting INTO "Scientist Salarian" reprise. It's not even funny. It's sort of worrying. It's normal to want to actually tattoo lines from a game on your skin, right? ... Right?
SUMMER. Today was my first day off. I have been pushing and PUSHING so hard I've made myself sick, and now I just kind of... don't know what to do with myself yet! It takes a long time for me to get used to being on vacation and not in a constant state of GO GO GO GO.
Oh, I got contacts.
I like them. My eyes are still getting used to them and I wear glasses a good bit still, but it's really neat to be able to see without them.
Oh yeah - two agents are still looking at my book manuscript, so. :3 Hopefully that'll go somewhere cool too in the near future. A lot of things are just kind of in-progress right now, and sometimes it drives me nuts that it doesn't move faster, but. Hey. Can't rush the universe. It's summer. I'm gonna relax if it kills me.You thought I forgot I used to ask my watchers questions, didn't you?
1) Any fun plans for summer break? Or, ah, winter, if you're in the opposite hemisphere?
2) What's a really awesome fandom you've recently fallen in love with?
3) If you got a tattoo, what would it be? ... And where?