So, first thing first - Halloween was awesome. I met up with a few friends and we had a miniature party - good food for starters, garlic sandwiches and tuna salad to ward off vampires. We chatted, wore costumes, and my buddy Fanie, who does make-up professionally, gave the whole group some really nice once. I was a fairy, so I got this awesome butterfly silver and red facepaint. But i'm an idiot and no photos were actually taken of it (i'm in the background of other people's photos, but none was taken directly of me). Then we watched Hocus Pocus while pigging out on candy. It was simple, but really fun.
Secondly, i'm feeling the pull of adulthood this week. Those who know me know i've always been the responsible type, but I always hated change that signified growing up. I'm usually okay with it after a week or two. But the initial shock always puts me in depression. Basically, i'm getting more and more drawing contracts. Like, full comics and stuff. I'm actually becoming successful. It's creeping me out almost as much as it's making me deliriously happy. The busy that comes from it is making it harder for me to see friends and family, even making it difficult to update this site. So, this distance, this busy time, makes me feel like i,m becoming a busy adult and that i'm losing something. It probably doesn't help that I technically do all my art stuff on the side of an actual job. Maybe if my art would be full-time, i'd have a more normal life and i'd stop feeling guilty about being so absent from the lives of the people I love. I can only hope that I can eventually reduce work hours.
I also saw that LJ is being stupid again, and doing some stuff that makes people want to leave. This also gave me the whole "change fears". Because for the longest time, since teenagedom, Lj was my Cheers. It was that place I could go and write down my feelings and talk with awesome people. It's something i've had since forever, and even though I post less, i'm still in love with the idea of LJ (not the technical changes though, LJ, what the hell?).
So, long story short, I hate change that slowly walks me to adulthood. It's a pretty immature thing. But yeah, every one has flaws. And stuff does need to evolve. I'm happy i'm moving forward in my dreams, even though it means time is becoming more and more precious and that i'm losing a few things. I don't know. Life needs to move forward. I don't resist it per se, I just mumble angrily about it in a corner. Bah.
I have a DW account, but i'm going to keep cross posting to LJ. I also have a deviant art and tumblr, and a twitter. I'll try really hard to update all of those more. And with actual text reather then just tossing images on it. Here are the links :
DW - http://secondlina.dreamwidth.org/
tumblr - http://secondlina.tumblr.com/
Deviantart - http://secondlina.deviantart.com/
twitter - https://twitter.com/Secondlina
(yeah, i'm secondlina everywhere)
I'm going to go see Wreck-it-Ralph with Link tonight. I'll let you all know how it was!
Also, i'm glad that pretty much all my f-list was mostly spared by the storm. Hugs for all of you.