So, it's been more than a year since I posted a journal here. I wanted to meet 2016 with a lot of optimism and hope for the future. But then 2016 actually happened. And the internet really doesn't need another white male complaining about 2016! XD
It also strikes me that it's been a very long time since I posted anything on DA. Does this mean I've abandoned my projects? Not in the slightest! My DC Comics tribute "The Phantoms of Piedmont" is still most certainly a thing, and I've done a LOT of offline work towards it in the past few months. I now have, wait for it, approximately SEVENTY different character designs in the works, and while some of those are doubles/triples for the same character in different guises, at least FORTY-FIVE are actually different characters! The best part? Most of them are nearly finished, and are just waiting on write-ups! Pretty cool, huh?
Anyway, I just thought I'd update you on my situ... What? You actually wanted some angst? Fine, but I'm putting in some optimism too!
- My all time favourite musician, idol Leonard Cohen is dead. (Although his music and poetry will live on forever!)
- Donald Trump's the 45th President of the United States. (Although I remain confident that Bernie Sanders is President in at least a dozen parallel universes!)
- A lot of other celebrities and important people are dead. (Although I'm sure 2017 won't take quite as many from us!)
- Europe is slowly doing it's best to become a hellhole, and extremism and intolerance are rampant. (Okay, fine. It's kind of difficult to be optimistic about that. I still believe in humanity as a whole, but I find it difficult sometimes.)
Okay, fine. 2016 was pretty crappy, wasn't it? Sigh... 2015 was pretty awful too, but 2016 really knocked the ball out of the park. I want to be optimistic about the year ahead, but with a track record like we have at the moment, the future looks pretty bleak...
Bah. I'm going to stay optimistic though! Maybe the Burning Aftermath won't be too bad! XD
Ciao for now, and best wishes to you all! ^_^