Some people have called anxiety the Disease of the 21st Century; and on an anecdotal level, it’s easy to understand how someone might think anxiety worthy of the title. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another â that horrible feeling when the whole world seems to be crashing down on us. But is humanity truly in the grips of an anxiety epidemic?
affectionatefirecracker said: It’s okay Miss Para. You’ve had a lot to deal with I’m sure, and I think we can wait a little longer. I know it’ll be worth it! ;) Just make sure to take care of yourself first okay? UwU
Hello everyone! Just dropping a quick, general update.
First of all: hello to all the new followers of this blog! There’s over 500 of you now, goodness me.
Second of all: it’s music hunt time again! I’ve asked for your help to find music for MB before, and I feel I should explain why. If I can find a band whose music reminds me of MB, that I could stand to listen to it on repeat for hours and hours, it would very much help me to find the inspiration to work on the project.
I’ve functioned this way for years. Certain songs and bands will instantly inspire me to work on one of my stories. It’s like a switch. If I listen to Rise Against, Skindred, Angelspit, Velcra, Flobots or Lostprophets, I will want to work on RAID. If I listen to Sonata Arctica, Kamelot, Nightwish or orchestral score, I will want to work on Serai. For MB I’ve got like… two Poets of the Fall songs and… Assemblage 23…?? There is A Monster Reborn (<33333) of course, but Nex-Chris won’t enter the story for quite some time, and I could really use some musical inspiration for the rest of the plot!
Some examples of songs that get me inspired to work on MB: Monster In Me - Hypernova Save Me - Poets of the Fall Bully - Shinedown Angels and Demons - Assemblage 23 The Invasion From Within - Tsunami Bomb King of Fools - Poets of the Fall (Chris) Viscous Black Venom - modem (Vex) Flim - Aphex Twin (Viola)
I could really use some more electronica and trance, like Flim and Viscous Black Venom, or anything similar to my Electronica playlist on YouTube (especially Edge of Faith omg I love that song so much). I’d like some more instrumental stuff that I can play in the background while I’m writing. But songs with vocals are more than welcome! Anything is more than welcome at this point. <8D;;
As for the general state of MB’s production: I hope to revive Monster Boy sometime soon. I won’t make any promises, but I’m hoping it’ll be up and running again some time before the year is out. I’ve been feeling much better about the project recently and I’m really going to try to get back into the swing of things. Thank you so much for your patience and for understanding my situation. I’ll keep you posted.
“At LeakyCon, a young lady asked me how I dealt with bullying. I wasn’t able to give her a very good answer, which troubles me. Well, there were lots of shouts of “It gets better” and “Stay strong” and “We love you”. But when I put myself back in time to when I was being bullied, none of those things would’ve helped me. Yes, absolutely it does get better. But when you are being physically and psychologically tortured, it is difficult to remove yourself from the pressingness of the moment at hand. Here’s how I dealt with bullying: I cried, I hated myself, I hated my life. I didn’t deal with it, I survived it, but I never dealt with it. So here are two tips from someone with lots of experience. 1: It’s not about you, it has nothing to do with you, it’s about the assholes doing it to you. 2: Your job is not to deal with it, your job is to survive it, which you CAN do because it WILL end. And then yes, it will get better.”—Hank Green (via secondary-aftermath)
So I’m currently doing okay with my job and it’s helping me pay for my monthly bills, but what I really want to do is earn some side money to actually go to this one con I’ve never been to before: The Creative Talent Network Animation Expo in Burbank, CA.
Ticket registration ends by August 31, 2013 so between now and the 3rd week of August I’m offering commissions with the aim of bagging that $290 Ticket.
So What am I offering?
300 dpi digital full body figures. I can do original or fanart.
3 for 2: Buy two commissions (eg 2 colored) gets you a free 3rd order of lesser price (2 colored=1 free lineart). 2 sketches gets a bust/chibi sketch.
If we can hit 290 goal+ (to even cover some travel expenses), at the end of August there will be a raffle draw where one lucky commissioner gets a free fullillustration (bw/colored) from me!
WRITE TO kalkiedono(at)hotmail.com with the subject title ‘Commission’ I’m also reachable via kalkie at Deviantart Note.
I only accept Paypal- please note there is an additional charge from them on a business transaction.
If you can help spread this around I’d greatly appreciate it!
Please help my friend Kalkie if you can! This would be a major opportunity for her if she could attend the CTN Expo! ;w;/
Monster Boy will be taking another hiatus, and for good reasons:
1. I just started at my new job in London. I’ve never lived here before, it’s a big city, and I have a lot to get used to. Not to mention I want to do the best I can at my new job. There’s a big work-related event happening next Wednesday and there is just no way I’ll be able to make the update without overexerting myself.
2. I love this city. I’ve always wanted to live here and I’ve worked hard to get here. The past few months have been tough, and I deserve some time to go out and enjoy myself.
3. I’m sick of letting us both down in terms of updates. I’d like to take this time to build up a backlog, and come back once I have enough pages to fill updates for at least a month or two. So please don’t think that I’m taking a holiday from MB!
4. It needs work. I’m going to be putting personal bullshit aside and take some time out to develop it more so I can aim to make it the best I can. Honestly? I’ve been putting too much pressure on myself to update the project regularly and to make my readers happy. This should not take precedence over the quality of the story. I need time to get over that and time to make the project better. I want to have fun with it again.
Forgive me for pouring my heart out, but I hope my honesty on the matter will help you to understand my position, and that you will be patient with me as always. C: