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On Dropping Balls and Making Amends

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 7, 2011, 3:24 PM


Wow okay, so. This is awkward no matter how I slice it, but if I let that stop me I'll never deal with it.

So yeah, hey guys! Been a while, and I want to apologize for that. There must be something about the season, because I dropped the ball pretty majorly there despite every intention not to. There are a few reasons for that - and please understand that this is less of an excuse and more of an explanation so you know what got fucked up on my end.

1) Six month intensive courses are...intense. Since January, I've been working on finishing my graphic design diploma, which kind of completely ate up my headspace. It led to the kind of avoidance and procrastination on other projects that I'm sure a lot of people can associate with.

2) Time passes really quickly sometimes! I mean holy shit. You look back and realize that like a month has passed and you still haven't done that thing you were going to do, and it's really hard trying to pick something up again after delaying so long. I am struggling with that as I write this, oddly enough.

3) Something got messed up with the round feedback, my crits weren't as complete as I thought they were, and in the face of everything else they kept getting mentally pushed to the side. I was too embarrassed to proceed without finishing them first and...I guess we know how that goes.

4) Running an OCT is just a straight-up weird kind of mental space. I could probably write an essay about the kind of mental bullshit that occurs in this process, but suffice to say, it's surprisingly challenging to stay engaged when other stuff falls onto your plate.


In summation, I am really, really sorry for letting you guys down. I'd really hoped to avoid doing something like this...but I guess sometimes things go wrong, and it's about time I fessed up to it. Trying to avoid this forever isn't going to fix anything, and I've missed this place!


IN TERMS OF ACTUAL BREAK SHIT THOUGH. I'd rather not leave this completely unfinished if I don't have to. So, if you guys are, I'd be willing to organize a finale event for those that were still competing when I took my impromptu hiatus.

I know how these things go, though, and I will understand if not all of you are still interested. But for any of you that are - I'd like to offer you some closure.

Most of all, I really miss all of you guys, and I don't want to keep feeling too ashamed to come around these parts! Because I really liked it here and I want to come back.

So...Fancy, Kagura, Lady, Magpie? Still interested?

And in general: sorry guys.


-Kitty





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DeadGP Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Sung to the tune of I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

I want some awesome Break results for Christmas,
Only some awesome Break results will do,
Don't want a doll, no deck of tarot cards,
I want some awesome Break results to ogle and regard!

I want some kick-ass Break results for Christmas,
I don't think contestants will mind, do you?
We won't have to use our torches or say 'BOO!'
Just bring them in an update, that's the easy thing to do!

I can see me now on Christmas morning, looking through my mail,
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes,
To see some cool Break results without fail!

I want some fancy Break results for Christmas,
Only those fancy Break results will do!
No teaser journals, no eldritch demon cults,
I only like awesome Break results,
And awesome Break results like me too!

Mom says the results would blow my mind, but then
Judges have the results hidden till they're fin

There's lots of room for them in my message inbox,
I'd read them there and read them more and take them out on walks!
I can see me now on Christmas morning, looking through my mail,
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes,
To see those cool Break results without fail!

I want those pretty Break results for Christmas,
Only some wicked Break results will do,
No teaser journals, no eldritch demon cults,
I only like awesome Break results,
And awesome Break results like me too!
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Kitty-Quixotic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh jesus I just saw this now and now I feel terrible. xD
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MasterKagura Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
...Sir, I love you.
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:icondeadgp:
DeadGP Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
<4
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Savari07 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Fellow OCTers!

The online :iconoct-convention: is happening in one month! Get ready for January 2nd!
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not to be a bother, but any ETA on R2 Judge Comments? <3
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Kitty-Quixotic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think at this point I will be dishing them out at the same time as the R3 judge comments. So there'll be a whole bunch all at once.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, sounds good! Thanks (:
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Ombre-de-clause Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
yeh I can't submit to round 2 yet so I notedC:
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fancylances Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Writer
hiya Kitty darlin'!
Are we gonna have a place to submit our Round 2 stuff here like last round?
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