Well, first off, I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes and gift art, I really appreciate it and didn't expect to receive so much due to my absence here. It really means a lot.
Second of all, I'm done with Bleach: Soul Resurreccion. I Platinumed it, and here's my proof: [link]
I know the game like the back of my hand now, so if you need any help with it just say the word. I've moved on to other games now though, currently playing LBP and going back to Blur, but I also have a stack of games I still haven't touched yet that I'll get to by the end of the week hopefully.
The day after my birthday was a lot better than the previous two days, but it's a shame something like it only happens once or twice a year for me... So heartbreaking.
I ended up with a new shirt, shoes, cap, 2 new games, and some fishing gear, and the meal beat the shit out of the two I had the two days before but that's no one's fault except the restaurants.
So now here's the good news.
As you can see I actually uploaded something. In a way it was out of a sense of urgency, because my grandma is slipping. She isn't doing well lately and I didn't like what I had started on for her at the start of the year so I painted what I just uploaded cuz I know she'll like it, and I'd like to do two more paintings for her before she's gone, but at the moment I'm still deciding on what those should be and how hard/time consuming it might be to do.
I'm rusty. Oh how the FUCK am I rusty. I was still impressed at by what skills I still retained, but it's laughable. I also realized I can't draw anything unless I have a photo of it or many refs. It explains why I don't have any OCs. That's just the cruel truth. I can't draw anything unless it already exists, but that's not as bad as it sounds as painting seems to be my niche as I've mentioned before.
I'm still going to continue drawing as I have been, but all requests are closed and current requests are frozen.
There's no telling when I'll get around to them, if ever. I hate to be the douche dag who doesn't get around to something but the funny thing is this time I didn't promise anything to anyone and the "requests" I have are either gifts or contest entries/collabs so as far as I'm concerned, I'm in the clear. No one really cares anyway, lol. I should be focusing on my grandma now though, because like I said, I don't think she has much more time here. I want to be wrong because I'd hate to be right. But I want to enjoy what time I have with her, no matter how long or short it is.
Which kind of brings me to something I've been thinking about lately, about the afterlife and how it's portrayed.
In religion, it can be portrayed as a good place, a bad place, a neutral place or no place at all. But that's too complicated and butthurt so let's go to another view.
One way to look at it would be Tite Kubo's "Bleach", where dead peoples' souls are usually sent to the soul society by deputies with powers to do so, or sent to the underworld if they did wrong in their previous life. If not they will change into monsters or evil spirits, or get eaten by said evil spirits.. (But this is a series in itself which veers away from this simple aspect)
In Andrew Hussie's "Homestuck", being dead seems to let you float between different time periods and dreams, but what extent to this makes me wonder.
In the current game I'm playing, called "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective", you play as a dead character's ghost as he tries to figure out why he died and who he was, since he is in a state of amnesia. But he only has til dawn, because by then he'll cease to exist (or something like that). But until then, he can avert death of other characters and communicate with them when they're dead, and then go back in time 4 minutes to do something that will keep them alive by possessing items to change their fate/stop them from getting killed. It's a fantastic puzzle game, and I already want a sequel, but this is setting up to be a hard game to make a sequel to unless you made brand new characters, since the main character is apparently doomed and can't stop his own death.
I have no idea why I've been thinking about it so much lately. I guess it doesn't hurt, since we'll all end up there one day, sooner or later...
But don't worry, I'll try to make it as "later" as possible.
The bad news?
My activity here will be sparce, as will other places and online in general. So if you catch me, you catch me. I also plan on unwatching like 100 people. If you're spared, you're spared. If you aren't, you aren't. It's nothing personal.
I know people probably do it to me all the time.
Most of these people will have probably moved to another subject than when I watched them, and just seem hung up on it. I don't have anyone particularly in mind, but I know you've probably had a couple of those yourself. Nothing wrong with it, but no need for it to fill up my inbox.
It's a shame. Some of the people I watched deactivated their accounts, so I can't read why, or where they might have moved to, if anywhere at all. They didn't watch me back (Yay?
) so I wouldn't know that way, either... Oh well.
I'll try to squeeze out some fan art sketches when I can.
In the meantime I must rest. I have a lot going on offline, but it's no good.