Hey guys! This is a long over-due notice, but I'm not dead. Not gonna die without any warning, you know? I'm a tough cookie like that~
You guys deserve some explanation for my out-of-blue disappearance, so here you have it:
The year didn't really begin very well with me. My great-aunt, who I love so very, very, very much, had been hospitalised. The doctors really didn't know what was wrong with her, but the only solid conclusion was that it was Creudzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human equivalent of Mad Cow. I used up the beginning of the year (and the beginning of my university semester) visiting her in hospital and taking care of her mentally disabled daughter, my aunt. I was very busy and stressed, so I hadn't felt like going onto deviantART.
Then in under two weeks, she passed away.
This hit me really hard, since my great-aunt was such a lively person. She was always busy and running around; she never seemed to stay in one place. She was always smiling and the day before she passed away, I remember kissing her cheek and it was warm. She was cold when I touched her the next day. It was hard to accept. Really hard. I just broke down.
It's hard to believe she's gone even now.
Then there was the funeral and the cleaning up of her house. Those things kept me busy and even though it pained me, at least I was able to clear out my mind. The hardest part was when I was sitting still in front of my computer. For some reason, I couldn't use it as a means to escape my reality anymore. For some reason, I felt sick. I just couldn't bring myself to really communicate with anyone online. Maybe it was because I didn't want to pretend to be cheerful.
Then when my great-aunt's house was cleaned out and the funeral was over, I was already drowning in university classes I had missed. This really sucked, considering at the start of the year I resolved to be on top of everything. With all this going on, I really wasn't in the right state of mind to do anything involving my internet social life.
Anyway, that's what happened, basically. Please know that I didn't write all this to make you sad or to pity me or anything. Tragedies happen all the time. I just believed that you guys deserved some explanation as to why I was gone for so long, because a simple "stuff happened" didn't seem right.
That being said, I'm not going to be online much for approximately a month. University assessments are due in and my semester doesn't end until around late June. I'm hoping to make a comeback then, when I have no added pressures on me.
But I really wish that wasn't the case--that I can come online sooner--because I really, really DO miss you guys and having fun on dA. But I just feel like I won't be able to juggle university life with distractions on the way. Plus, going on dA nowadays makes me feel guilty, because I've been neglecting all your messages to me
A special shout out to
, because she was with me throughout the whole process of my great-aunt's illness and offering me the comforts not many other people gave me--not through their fault, but by the fault of my silence. Thank you.
Also, I want to sincerely say sorry to my best buddies here on dA who have been messaging me constantly even though I haven't been replying:
. I really appreciate your messages guys! It means you haven't forgotten about me despite my absence, and you have no idea how much that comforts me. (Prepare for an avalanche of replies to messages you no longer remember sending me! )
I did try to make a comeback, if you guys remember, but that didn't really end up sticking. I'm sorry guys; I really did try!
Thanks to every one else as well who has continued to support me: all my new watchers, my commenters, and my favers. I promise to make a comeback with an avalanche of drawings by the end of June! I'll definitely be re-starting PPG Retrace then too. Sorry for the wait on that comic!
I'll see you all soon!Current Projects
PPG RETRACE: BrickxBlossom comic. Genre: Romance/drama/angst/adventure/mystery/tragedy/horror
A Matter of Curiosity: Sonic the Hedgehog Tandem Comic Story with ~Shadowofdarknesses
Crack vs. Colour Shipping War with ~BurningTigah
. 100 Themes Challenge: [link]Prizes
- Animation prize
* - Sun, Moon, and Meteor [link] [link] [Moon and Meteor fighting with Sun trying to stop them] DONE
- Short animation prize
- Ino and her OC Jenny sitting in a tree and talking/laughing [link] [link] DONE
- Sophia and BrandonArt Trades
- Rookieruffs: Gender benders~ [link]
- Gilice fic; Status: In progress. It's so DARK. TT^TT
- Her OCs Lilt and Lucinda attacking the PPG with the RRB witnessing it. [link]Requests
- Jinn/Wedding Gilice; Status: In progress.Personal
Triple meme with ~BurningTigah
and ~Xilent-Knights [link]
Group icon my new group to be created: Puff-Pairing-Scramble.