'Cuz of no skin, y'dig? Anyway...
AALC has passed away. Writing those words right now doesn't bring many emotions anymore - something that would have been unthinkable a year or more ago with how big a part of life the group had been for me. It was responsible for reigniting the passion for creating characters and stories in me, for both writing and drawing. Thanks to having constant inspiration, I found it within me to buckle down and work on my art. Thanks to having a zillion rps to reply to, I wrote every day and both my writing skills and fluency in English have improved immensely. I owe AALC a lot.
(Bonus: here's Richard's thoughts on not being roleplayed/written about anymore.)(I'm so sorry I just love drawing him undressed.)
(Why sunglasses? You tell me...)
(The rest of the gang is slightly less content.)
But while I miss the art and roleplaying parts of the group, they have grown old over time. There was only so much you could do within the setting. What I miss more is the community. The chat used to be the first thing I opened after sitting down at the computer. There was always somebody there to talk to, somebody to share funny videos or interesting articles with, somebody to ask for or give advice or critique to. Of course, the friendships started there continue - but without the group chat aspect, it's not the same. It's hanging out with one friend as opposed to a bunch of them.
I sure don't miss running
AALC, but that's another story...
Life goes on, that's all there really is to say. Another thing that passed away is my mom's dog - after going a downhill road that was thankfully shorter than AALC's. I miss seeing her dumb face. Still, this freed me up immensely, as I no longer have to feel guilty for leaving her at home alone when I go places with my own dog.
I've been doing alright these days. I have done a few more interviews for the magazine, earning some pocket money, and me and my aunt are planning to start a business selling handmade souvenirs next year. I haven't been able to draw much, though - partly because of a lack of inspiration but mostly because I still have to rest my hand. It's been a lot better (as in, mostly not hurting while not in use...) but I have to be careful not to overexert it. Later I might upload some of the only stuff I've been doing, that is, doodles done on the bus. If I'm not too lazy.
I've also been feeling a bit opposed to putting up my stuff online -- call me paranoid but thieves do exist. Doodles won't hurt, though, right?
As for the comedy, well. It's on the backburner right now. I am faced with a conundrum. I do want to perform comedy, more than anything, but stand-up is mostly complaining about ignorance and stupidity, yours or other people's, in an amusing way - and I don't care to do that. So I have to think of something else.
That's about it from me. Tell me, what's rockin' your