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Re: PYF: Post things that Happened!

Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Aw yeah! :yay:
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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Fri May 24, 2019 9:30 am

I finally finished a wip that's been "blocked" since January. :Yay:

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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Mon May 27, 2019 2:37 am

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Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 pm
So, I've been chugging along with my daily writing. Not going fast enough to keep pace with other people, but things are moving, at least. I just completed chapter 2 of my story today, with the whole thing totaling about 3750 words so far, which is over a thousand more words than I ever managed on previous attempts on this story. I'm still fighting the urge to just up and delete everything because it's awful, as that's how most of my past attempts have ended up. I'm doing my best not to do that this time, though who knows how long I'll hold up.

I don't have any idea when what I have will be in a showable state, though. My motivation in writing is to make something that someone else will enjoy, but at the same time I'm terrified of someone reading my work and not enjoying it. Still, I'm happy that I made it this far at all, and hopefully things will continue to work for me.
So, update time. I finished the (first draft of) the first story arc! It comes out to just over 10K words total, so about a fifth of the length of your average novel, but this is just a start for me to build off of. I'm still half convinced that it's all trash, but hopefully revisions and maybe (if I can beat back my anxiety enough) showing it to people will build some confidence. And hell, even if it is trash, at least I fucking did something with myself. So, go me, I guess! :party:

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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon May 27, 2019 4:11 am

Hell yeah! You can be proud of that! :yay:
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Mon May 27, 2019 5:32 pm

You powered through and gave yourself and your work a chance! Keep it up, you deserve your efforts. And I concur, you can be super proud. :yay:
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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Tue May 28, 2019 2:44 pm

So, recently I was informed of the existence of a drop-in center in my town (basically a free support center for people with mental illness), and I saw on their calendar that they ran groups like a creative writing group and a book club. I went to the creative writing group today. It was a pretty simple thing, pick a prompt out of a long list and write a short piece on it. I chose to write about a dragon, and I got two pages out of it. Admittedly, it was pretty heavily inspired by Weird Autumn's dragon story, but it was a nice exercise, nonetheless. I had to read it out loud, which I am terrible at, but the people there really liked what I wrote. It was a nice confidence boost, and I plan on going back there for future events. So, I went out, socialized, wrote something, and shared it! A pretty successful day if I do say so myself.

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue May 28, 2019 4:02 pm

That's so cool, seriously! Really proud of you that you went out and socialized as well as working on your craft. You got supportive feedback too! All around, it was worth the energy to go. Well done :hug:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:52 pm

I recently decided to end one of my comics. I'll admit that drawing the last strip made me feel emotional (I've been running it for 5 years), but at the same time, it does feel refreshing having a bit more time on my life, including being able to focus on my remaining comic more. Even made a pitch bible for an animated series.

Still some sadness ending it, though. Hoping that feeling will go away soon.

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:59 am

I finally am employed full time again, making 20K more per year than I was previously. And they said that's just a starting salary. I'm so fucking happy right now. :yay:
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Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:58 pm

Congrats, Snowfire! :yay:
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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:13 pm

Way to go!

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Awesome!! :awesomedash: You did great, and you will keep on doing great. Be good to yourself.
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Post by Smoke (?) » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 am

As of 11:37 EET this morning I am a dad. His name is Lucas.

This feels so amazing I cannot put it into words.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 am

Congrats, Smoke! Best of luck to you and Aline :yay: :party:

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:31 pm

Oh gosh :awesomedash: All the very best to your wife, you, and especially the new family member! May you have tiring but beautiful times ahead of you.
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Post by Smoke (?) » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 pm

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This was yesterday.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm

Awww :allears:

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:19 pm

Welcome to life, Lucas :yay:
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Post by Madeline (?) » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Hi Lucas :allears:

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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:29 pm

Got into an RV park. It's an hour walk home at 8pm at night through the worst part of town... But.... I have a place called HOME. And it has 24 hour shower access. And onsite laundry. And wifi. And I currently still have money. I haven't had to dip into my next : paycheck.: :allears: :

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Post by minty (?) » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 pm

That's great news. :pinkietoot:

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Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:40 pm

Way to go, Yue :allears:

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:42 pm

My sister passed her LSATS, so she's gonna go to law school. :yay:
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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:17 pm

I'm actually being able to maintain a plataeu. I'm not really saving just yet, but... I'm not upside-down and begging on the street corner.... It's a plus. Just.... Wanted to :yay: that

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:26 pm

I've been having good vibes lately. I think I'm in a good place with cartooning; I had my comics appear in national publications, one of my webcomics was picked up by a major syndicate, and I think my current comic is improving 3 years in, with new readers still coming in.

My current goal is to aim higher, pretty much!

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:35 pm

After 5 years, I finally paid off my credit card debt.

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Post by Yuudachi (?) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 pm

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one of my best friends sent me a care package -- two custom pillows featuring one of my ocs and her own oc as kansens (shipgirls)
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SOLOMON!! I have returned!!!

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:10 pm

Heard back from a bookstore in Chicago that I'm consigning. They wrote to tell me that they sold quite a few of my books, and they're gonna send me a larger-than-usual royalty check.

Gotta say, this made my day :yay:

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Post by ixnay (?) » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 pm

Got a promotion at work!!!

It comes with a big raise!!!

Hooray!!!

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Post by Skipper (?) » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:01 am

Congrats! :yay:

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:16 pm

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Perry made me a new mare OC. She even gave her a trans pride hair band. :yay:
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Post by Jill (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:12 am

hella cute! i love that she even looks more happy than the old one :allears:

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:53 am

Jill wrote:
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hella cute! i love that she even looks more happy than the old one :allears:
I certainly feel happier than before. :flutterunsmith:
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Post by diribigal (?) » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:49 am

In the United States, federal student loans just recently got an extra month of forbearance, so people can pay down the principal or save without worrying about interest for an extra month.
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Post by Sage (?) » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:13 pm

I was able to clean most of my kitchen yesterday!!! Did some reorganizing so I have a little bit more cleaner counter space to work with which is great~!!!!

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:47 pm

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My mom got me a purse for Christmas! :allears:
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Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:16 pm

The entire rest of the week has been shit, but my stimulus check is finally coming today. Now I can pay bills for a couple of months.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:19 am

Somebody wrote to me saying they want to commission animation for them because they liked the past cartoons I made :sweetielarm:

I sent them my rate (had to ask animator friends I know for advice because this is the first time this ever happened). Fingers crossed

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:52 pm

It's official. I registered Smallbug Studio LLC in Tennessee.

I said to myself I will register the business when I finished "Katrina". We'll, here it goes.

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