- Age / Gender:
- 21, Male
- Austin TX
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I am quite fond of horror films.
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Level 43 Artist
Ranked as Colonel
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Crazy how time flies. I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted on here. Last time I talked about how I didn't really have too much time on my hands because of my full (overtime, actually) job. I worked as a shift manager at a pizza shop and while it did get stressful, and I disliked giving up entire days to it, I made some decent bank. Upon reflection, it wasn't terrible, but I defiitely needed a change of pace, and my time in Austin, Texas was beginning to run short. I had always wanted to get away from that state for a few different reasons. Largely, the climate was far from what I found comfortable. The city was beginning to get overpopulated as fuck, and even though I lived about 20 minutes north of downtown, the traffic turned it into an hour and a half trip if made during the daytime generally. The areas I lived in started to go to shit and I generally started to not feel so safe.
So here I am now, in Greeley, Colorado! So far, I'm loving the weather, the views, the mountains, the clean air, etc. I live about an hour north of Denver, which is pretty much growing at the rate of Austin unfortunately, but I'm far enough away in a comfortable town. Due to availability and cost, I wasn't really able to find any reasonable places close to Denver, which is why I'm so far out. I moved up here with my girlfriend and we've finally settled into our apartment. We had no furniture for a while, until my general manager hooked it up with a dope ass couch, and my mom drove up here to bring some more of my things I had to leave behind.
I'll admit, it's been a struggle, and I'm sure I've pissed off a few different bill collectors. I'm working at a Starbucks for the time being, attempting to crunch down and focus on getting my artwork to become a consistent income. So far it's worked out pretty decently but with the stress it's been a bit difficult to focus. My job is easier and I don't work quite as many hours, but I'm paid far less than before and it's starting to really not work too well. Hopefully things will smooth out soon.
Some good news though!
At one of the Flux festivals in Arkansas, I had the blessing to meet a very insightful and caring man named John who was in his humble beginnings of starting up a festival-oriented cloting line. Fast forward to today, and Lit Like Luma is now providing beautiful garments of wearable artwork such as shirts, tanks, hats, and more. Furthermore, you should check out My Page! I am very proud of what John, his team, and I have produced. Definitely go check it out! He sent me some samples of my products and I've got to admit, they nearly brought tears to my eyes. Seeing my artwork so beautifully weaved into hats and shirts, so pristine, so vibrant, and on such high quality material was a very touching moment and definitely a dream come true. My goal is to eventually have my art on a lot of things, such as clothing, movie posters, albums, and eventually I'd hope to get back into animation.
Hey on that note
I still haven't cancelled Overtime. I've recieved a few different private messages saying some prankster on Youtube is going around saying I cancelled it. I haven't officially cancelled it and don't plan on it either. Don't get your hopes up, it's no were closer to being finished than it was a year ago. But let me offer a bit of an explanation. So the file was animated using Macromedia Flash Professional 8 (yeah that's fucking right fuck Adobe) on my old Toshiba PC laptop. About a year and a half ago, my screen fucked out and I was unable to use it. Turned out to be more expensive to fix it than to just get a new, possibly slightly better one. (Bullshit, right?) Anyway, at that time I also didn't have a monitor I could use, or honestly the knowledge of what I'd need to do that. My brother was awesome enough to not only send me a new iPhone to replace my broken Android phone, but also a new Macbook Pro! I like it! Except I can't use Macromedia Flash 8 on here. After a while, the concept of getting a monitor/cord to complete the animation on wasn't really something I thought about, and being wrapped up in life and its happenings, I kinda just abandoned that. I still have an itch though. An itch to finish what I started. Life is chaotic and a lot has happened and will continue to happen, so I can't promise it immediately. But when I've got that monitor situation sorted out.. I'll let you know. ;)
Anyway, in other news, I've been seeing some cool stuff on the front page of Newgrounds lately. A lot will argue that Newgrounds has "died" or whatever, but I still log on at least once a day, if not every other day. Either to simply respond to reviews and messages, generally lurk, post art, or watch some new stuff, no matter what, Newgrounds has and will always be alive to me <3 It's hard to believe that I've been browsing the site for over 15 years, and have had this account for almost 10(!) (I had another account that I made in like 2003 but let's just not talk about that one okay)
Anyway thanks if anyone read through that, even if it was for the bit where I talked about Overtime. I appreciate it! A year of silence calls for a long ass post typically so hey look here are some mountains!
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