Where the Hell Have I Been?

So it has been a long time since I have made a post of any decent length on this or my other blog.

As you can guess, I’ve just not been here.

The last few months have been interesting. After getting nowhere with jobhunting and getting progressively more and more fed up with being unemployed and even more so with the job centre I ended up going screw it and applying for a HND in Applied Animal Science.

I got in, and so since September I’ve been back at college, studying hard and generally being a student and it’s good. I love it and it beats being unemployed and I am in a much better place mentally than I was before hand.

However, a slight disaster befell me not long after starting the course, long story short. My laptop was a casualty. And so I had no laptop of my own, which of course meant no access to a scanner or art programs. So I couldn’t really do anything. Not that I stopped drawing mind you but I didn’t get beyond basic doodles.

And also being a student again, hasn’t left much time for drawing.  And once again I don’t really know where I’m going in regards to creative pursuits. I know this is highly unlikely to progress beyond a hobby but at the same time I wish to progress and create.

I will not say I will be posting more, I’m not sure if I can uphold that. Or if I will be making any projects or doing anything.

So for now, the future is as clear as mud. As always.


So, yet again it’s been a long time since my last update.

Still trying to get myself back to drawing. Taking a while.

My course is progressing well, and I’m enjoying it and generally in a much better state of mind than I was previously.

Also two months ago an accident befell my laptop and I thankfully now have a replacement, however I still need to set up my scanner and my tablet and photoshop etc.

New Starts

So, I’m offically enrolled on my course. I am so glad of it, as it means I will finally be getting off jobseekers allowance and hopefully things start looking up. I’m not going to go off on a big psuedo-philosphical spiel but essentially the las year has just been rough, and I’m glad I’m out of it.

I also have my laptop back.

I’m making slight progress on the art front, getting back slowly

In light of my last post

After that ramble of artist anxiety.

I have actually started putting pencil to paper again, it’s helping actually as it seems if I draw it keeps my various other anxieties in check. Still most of what I’m doing it only doodles but I’m sure I’ll get myself back to polished work soon.

Now, let’s just hope my laptop gets back to me soon.

Another Unwilling Haitus

Hey, so as you remember my laptop (which has all my art related programs on it) needed to go into the shop for repairs.

And simply put, the problem has come back and worse so now it is back in the shop. So there’s a slight dampner on the art.

I’ve also been shoved onto one of the jobcentre’s ‘brilliant’ work placements so for the past month I’ve been working 32 hours a week without being paid to do so, I was strung along with the promise of a job interview but apparently nope, no interview for me.

And well I’ve just been finding it a bit hard to be motivated to draw as of late.

Cautious Optimism

Dead Men Tell No Tales

I am cautiously optimistic right now.

I have had a hell of a four months, what with the job I took going down the toilet having to sign back onto JSA trying to appeal them and then just starting a new claim.

Well the backdate for my JSA seems to have come through 😀 So I have some money, it’s still I suppose small fry compared to someone working but it’s still more than I have had to myself (not including savings) for quite a long time.

And I have a job interview this week.

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The Mary Sue: An Attempted Discussion

Okay so I have been thinking about getting my thoughts down over this for a while. And something has somewhat added to why I have such issues with this term.

The Mary Sue.

Anyone  who is involved in developing characters will possibly have this crop up and be told it’s such a ‘baaaaad thing’ and that you should never have a sue and that you should avoid making one at all costs.

But first let’s see what a sue is?


2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


And yet again I have gone MIA. Still doodling, but have been overwhelmed with college work, work expeirence and if I admit it some games have been distracting me.

Normal service may or not resume come Christmas.


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