Wow, holy junk. I haven't typed up a journal entry since January of last year. Remember all those empty promises of being able to draw again? I'm not even gonna front anymore; I will try to draw when I can. Honestly, I think I may have honestly drawn more this year already than 2016 and 2015 combined. Trust me; there's a lot of pictures coming. Gotta catch up on commissions though.
It's weird to think that I'm this age; I still feel like I'm between the ages of 14-19 or so. Which is obviously wrong because I started using deviantART in 2008 at the age of 19 (even though I had the account for 2 years before that hahaha). It's crazy.
Anywho, this year, for my own birthday, I decided to go out of my way to finally purchase two items I've been after for YEARS.
First off, I bought the Cutey Honey Flash
game for the Sega Pico system! I had been after this game since 2009, dude; it's been a good long 8 years trying to get ahold of it, but I finally did it:
I was so happy! But, as the collector I am, I couldn't stop there... After listening to my friends/co-workers encourage me for a bit and then getting the go-for-it from my significant other, I went after the 2005 Cutie Honey pachinko machine
(If you weren't aware, I also collect pachinko machines). I had been after this machine since 2011 when I first got into pachinko, and I even had a chance when I paid for one
, but then the man I attempted to buy it off of REALIZED 2 WEEKS LATER
he had already sold it previously. And this machine was HARD TO FIND. So, when someone said he was selling his entire collection including this machine, it was obviously a long time coming. I drove a total of 3,740 miles on a total of 12 hours of sleep over the range of 4 days
to pick it up. I only could afford it because I had sold my Eureka 7 pachinko machine 3 weeks earlier:
One of the best purchases of my life. I finally feel a sense of accomplishment. But there's so much more Honey stuff I wanna be able to buy one day argh. They JUST announced a new Cutie Honey pachinko machine this year based of Re:Cutie Honey (the one I purchased was based off the original 1973 manga (and you can see all of its glory on the 20 inch screen in the machine), and while I prefer the older Honey due to how weak and stupid newer Honey tends to be, the 2005 machine doesn't have any animatronics like the new machine does which I LOVE in pachinko) and I have to get my hands on it ASAP--after I can get my hands on the Persona 4 The Pachinko or The Slot (or both).
Today (May 26, 2017) marks my 2nd anniversary at Funimation Entertainment.
Still really crazy I got hired, and I've been insanely busy since about 2 months in. Now, not as much as last year (where I was working on average 55 hours a week which is why I wasn't drawing much at all), but it's still been pretty busy. I've been making a conscious effort to draw art and work on commissions still, so please bear with me. I really appreciate all of your guys' patience~! Thanks so much for not only watching me, but also dealing with me ; o ;
Anywho, I haven't really made any posts about it, so I'm gonna try to give a short history.
For starters, I think I probably moved around spaces more than anyone else in the entire company, honestly. In May of 2015, I originally started out at a makeshift desk under a Burst Angel poster before I was moved to another desk under a Trunks (from DBZ) poster in July of 2015. Around October of the same year, I then ended up moving to my own cubicle before I got an office in June of '16. And all of my work spaces have been CLUTTERED AF:
DESK 1: DESK 2:
The Danganronpa art on my nametag made me so happy because I didn't even request one, so they didn't even know I'm a crazy fan of the games. It's been a crazy ride. After half a year, I was really excited when I found out that I had an Anime News Network page, and was even recently linked an imdb page for me by a co-worker that I didn't know I had either? One of the reasons I was so desperate to draw art as a younger person was that I wanted to leave behind something in the world that would prove that I existed at one point. As dumb as it is, finding out I had these pages and credits that show my name within them brings a sort of ease to my mind that I was finally able to leave behind a little something.
If you're interested in the list of stuff I've been credited working in as of now, check out my ANN page here.
But yeah. I'm kinda getting excited to go into my 30's, and I'm hoping that I can continue to work at Funimation for as long as I can. I do have to move sometime soon since my landlord raised my rent by 260 dollars, knocking my rent up to 1400 a month. My apt is only 1230 sq ft, 2 bedroom-2 bath, with a garage, and so I feel it's time to move into a house (which is why I opened emergency commissions to make sure I can make rent as well as save up money so I can move out and maybe rent a house instead. Other personal stuff includes the fact that I'm about to hit 4 years with my significant other, which is the longest relationship I've been in to date (my previous bf only lasted 6 months HA).
Idk. I'm not sure what else to write about. Just wanted to kinda update, and address 2 and a half major things in my life (the fact I'm almost at 4 years in a relationship feels like a side-mention that I'm gonna count it only as a half).
Well, if you have any questions or whatever, just lemme know? Hoping to be around more often here to interact with y'all.
Aiite see ya 'round.