OH BOY... 2022, here it is.
I feel like 2021 has gone on forever, probably just so many events and things happening it in. And even to a lesser extent 2020... Compress 5 years of events into 2.
I've learnt so much in a such a little time. Met a lot of cool people, made awesome friends, lost old friends... 2021 has to be one of the most rollercoaster years I've ever experienced.
I've learned to value myself a lot more, and to be... Less instantly trusting of people, or to put it better, I can read people slightly better now. I've seen a lot of cruelty that people can show (You know who you are. :) I hope the 5 minutes of satisfaction was worth it.), but also, my actual friends have done a lot to support me and help me get through stuff. I am still, and always be, a fiery, passionate person though. I wouldn't have it any other way.
General life wise has improved a LOT as well. After a few years living behind a couch in a living room with my desk, sleeping on the floor. I finally have my own room, to sleep on the floor in... :P There's much less of a chance of being randomly attacked while I sleep, or while trying to work now too.
ANYWAY, who gives a shit about real life Daemon, so, on to the art stuff...
I'm gonna start streaming properly and regularly on both Twitch and Picarto. Planning on doing at least two streams a week, one dual streamed to both at the same time, and one Picarto exclusive one, so I can draw the naughty bits. High chance of having guests as well. Might do more a week if I got the time and energy, might be games on Twitch. Maybe. Might be pushing it already since streaming is pretty social, and I'm pretty reclusive. We'll see what extra I can take. ;P Serious enough to actually remake my Twitter, gross. Follow me if you want, or just use nitter to get an RSS to figure out when I'm streaming. Mostly going to be on the weekends probably, later in the day, after most people are off of work in North America. Still figuring stuff out in the beginning for scheduling shit. January is my test month. ;)
The general vibe I want from 2022 is highly productive, with lots and lots of improvement, gonna be a wild year of getting REALLY skilled. Now that I can actually focus and have some breathing space, it's going to be easy-peasy compared to what I had to work with before.
Going to be doing backgrounds on a friend's big, multi-episode, cartoon project. Lots of work, but my first BIG project while working under someone. Feels very professional. B)
Got some gamedev stuff I'm very slowly working on, kinda half-backburner, but chipping away. Might have a more prominent game project once someone else is all set to go... I suspect maybe... February?
I am extremely grateful for my wonderful, wonderful, magical friends.
@cryptospore for just straight keeping me alive and mostly sane this year even though I'm less than super cooperative most of the time.
@octo and @curleefro for reminding me I didn't waste over a decade of my life and that computers can be fun still!
@joe-mega for being the best touchy uncle I know. Keep my updated on the office! I wanna see a tour soon!
Thank you @staggernight for keeping me company at 5am so many times, I love listening to you talk about your plans and projects.
I'm gonna visit a maccas just for that chicken Big Mac with you @RGPAnims one day, I swear.
I can't really think of how to say directly thanks to everyone so I'll just say, the @bootrotrascals are cool people who you should definitely give all of your gold rings, copper wire and cough syrup to. You guys rock. :)
I promised @lobstermango more smiles this year and I'm going to make right on that promise.
And thank you @TomFulp in general for making Newgrounds. Finding NG back in the day, and I vividly remember it being the primary reason I wanted to make art and it's also what got me into gamedev too. I've wandered and shifted and got distracted many times over the years, with life managing to beat me into a pulp repeatedly. But, with my account turning 15 years later this year, I know for sure, creating things is what I want to do for the rest of my life now. Pretty wild to look back on...
TL;DR no sappy bullshit, MAX grug edition
Life hard, but life better than before.
I'm streaming on Twitch on Picarto weekly now.
Gonna make a lot of cool stuff over this year and GIT GUD.
thx u frens :)