Once again, thanks so much for the watch! There are a few things I need to get off my chest, and for those willing to read this post, thank you. I came to this website over 10 years ago, a silly kid with a passion for doodling and making people laugh. The favorites encouraged me to keep drawing, and the comments helped me develop as an artist. This, plus schooling and experimenting led me to a style I'm happy to call my own. I still need to improve and have a lot to learn, but it's a journey I look forward to!
Thanks to this site, I've experienced various things such as being mentioned in a magazine, received game project offers and credited at the Capcom Unity page. Some people drew/made videos inspired by my work, and some straight up plagiarized and sold my stuff for profit on other sites (You know who you are!)
Aside from this, I've had the pleasure of working with others on projects that helped the gaming community such as the hitzone charts for Monster Hunter tri and character creator for ROTR. I got to help start a couple fan clubs as well.
I worked on a handful of video games at my job, watched them ship, met a lot of fun people in the gaming industry and had a great time! I never would have gotten to this point if it weren't for the support of wonderful people like you.
All of this was to become important aspects in my life when I suddenly became sick. I might have mentioned a few months ago that I wasn't feeling well - this was because I was diagnosed with cancer. Obviously, this was going to be the roughest time in my life, right up there along with losing my Dad. I wasn't happy with the less-than-favorable prognosis, and it was easy for my life to quickly spiral downward, out of control. As someone in her 20's, living as healthy as I can, cancer is something I never thought I'd get.
But still, even with this going on, no longer working, stuck in the hospital everyday feeling sick as a dog, lost contact with most of my life friends... I was still cheered up by a handful of wonderful individuals from this site. I still enjoyed coming on and seeing the comments. I may not reply to every comment, but trust me, I read every single one and appreciate the time you guys take to make your voice heard, even the small ones. I especially love the funny comments! Chemotherapy was rough.. but I'm happy to say that I finished the 5 month long process and the cancer is officially now in remission! I view life differently now. Insignificant annoyances or problems no longer bother me. The stuff that used to trouble me, hardly anything comes close what I just experienced.. There's always the fear it'll come back, but I don't want to let fear rule my life. As long as I still have some small amount of support from awesome people, I still have something to look forward to everyday.
So, thank you! Thanks Weirdsketch, Xglide, Blackmoonlily, my little Sister, and many, many more. I just wanted to let you know how thankful and humbled I am - and if you read this far, you're really a kickass person! As my way of saying thanks for reading this far, I'll draw a gift art to whoever gets my 600,000th page view! I'm sneaky like that. Just send me a screenshot to my note inbox and I'll draw you a single character~ That's it, have a great day everyone!