I decided to set myself a small goal on here for this year. I want to try and comment more on people's work. As someone who has been on this site for some time now (whoop 6 years in February - no I'm not trying to complete, just clarifying a point.), I have seen how the comments section can benefit an artists work as well as improve their social life. I enjoy the general conversation I have with all of you (even if I take weeks to finally respond) and appreciate you guys taking the time out of your day to bother commenting in the first place. It's a little discouraging when you post something up and no one comments (or at least it is to me). Comments are helpful - as long as they are constructive of course
So this year, I would like to try and comment on people's art and writing more. It's not always easy when you can't pin down exact things you like about a picture, or when you're just quickly rushing through your messages, clicking fav and then shooting off to do something else. But I would like to make people on here feel a little more appreciated and to hopefully make them feel that, yes people are viewing their work and yes, they have an opinion about it and would like to acknowledge their hard work. I guess what I'm trying to do really is spread some happiness. As a selfish point, it'd make me feel better about myself.
Another thing I aim to do this year is to write a little more - expanding my reach and writing a little more original work. Most of it will be one-chapter, short stories about random characters. If interest is big enough then I'll post some of it onto here as well as on my ff.net account. I'd like to write about things other than fanfiction just to keep me sane - not that I don't enjoy writing about the Dragonball world. Expect my fanfiction work to continue.
The following was copy-pasted directly from my last journal as it seemed silly to just write similar stuff out:Doodles
Will happen as normal - as and when I have motivation. Expect lots of Dragonball stuff and the occasional Pokemon pic. As ever, any comment, fav or view is appreciated. In any spare time I can find, I've gone back to doing a little traditional art - albeit it's just colouring in. Colouring books for adults seem to be pretty popular right now and they're pretty useful when it comes to getting me away from my sinister moods.Stories
Will happen as normal. Teen Warrior will be more frequent on my ff.net account. Saiyan Princess Super will be a lot slower going. I've already got a draft version of the battle against Golden Freeza written out but I'm waiting for the anime arc to finish before I make any final decisions. Then there's the issue of only one manga chapter per month making writing the next saga difficult...Life
is full of ups and downs. Winter is a challenging time for me but with a positive attitude, I'll get on with it and endure whatever comes my way. I've already gotten my summer holiday booked in for July so that's something to work towards. The Christmas decorations have come down and now our house looks bare and dull again. I may leave some fairy lights up though if things get bad and I need some colour.
Hope you have all had a brilliant Christmas, a great 2015, a wonderful New Year and we'll see where 2016 takes us all!