Hello there, good folks! Here's another yearly life rant from yours truly!
This year, despite its few positive points, was absolutely the least favorite. Hardly active, animated shows with bad character development (which I'll refrain from mentioning in case of going total rage ranting), insane guy shooting at school, horrible remakes (as usual), character theft and my projects are in a stand-still. Oh, and the ending of Mass Effect 3. Man, I partially had hoped that the Mayan doomsday could've ended it for me,
In peace, Lars Annell
In case anyone wasn't aware or couldn't remember, my grandfather Lars Annell has unfortunately passed away on July 22. That's right, that's the date of my birthday. Can anyone imagine what that is like? To have someone dear to you die on your own birthday? I still couldn't tell even today…
Respectfully, I did not celebrate on that day and had my birthday postponed to the 27th. How could I celebrate on the day of his recent passing? Kudos to to withhold his gift to me for later date. No worries, I got my birthday and cheers. But there is only one cheer that will forever be missing…
To be honest, I was never truly aware of how serious his condition was. Lars has always been viewed, in my eyes, as a strong man who withstood many trials. Like a great Viking. I would have never expected him to die first in my lifetime. But seeing him on his deathbed all pale, skin and bones, reality struck me like you wouldn't believe it did. It was definitely the moment of one's life that I had to experience.
So much grief was spilt after the final visit. What I grieved the most is not just the guilt over what I could have done for him while he's still alive, but the fact that he won't be there while I realize my projects and my future accomplishments. If there was a heaven, I hope he'll cheer for me in cloud 9.
At ease, oh humble giant. I will see you soon someday. Remember my final words my parents whispered to you;
"Though you may pass away before you could witness my dreams fulfilled,
My loving memories of you shall strengthen my resolve."
The art progression…
What can I say? It was downright pathetic of me this year. Hardly any new art has been made, I had like made a few colored sketches and the best one yet was with Bomba's spelunking. Few promised arts got delayed, especially one trade and one commission. This one commission got it worst, this one got one year delayed! If I'm getting any worse, I would be no different do Jessica Elwood with her commissions. I really don't understand why this is so hard for me to make this commission. I must shape up! Getting back to my senses or I will never get back to my projects!
Oh! Speaking of my projects…!
The three projects
I've decided to finally reveal short summaries of the stories of the three projects I have developed over these years; Omega Age, Ebony & Ivory and the latest, Stars of Metal. I have refrain from mentioning the stories behind the projects due to they're still in their early stages, but they have progressed well enough and I think it's safe to tell ye all about it.
Summary: Set on a world which has been claimed that the ancient Humanity has once walked on, we follow the adventures of several individuals as they uncover the greatest mysteries behind their world and lives of others as they tackle the forces of evil and other obstacles. Does the evolution determine the strongest or the individuals themselves?
Ebony & Ivory
Summary: James Lyons and Rosa Noble, two unlikely duos of runaway outlaw adventurers, set out across the world, treasure hunting, get even with lousy criminals and running from the hardass lawmen.
Stars of Metal
Dion Tyr, the intergalactic bounty hunter and a Forehuman (a human born with powerful alien enhancement), has been traveled across the galaxies and bag notorious alien outlaws in his never-ending quest of his missing "inheritance" where no man has ventured forth.
This one is probably the best one to happen this year! I have taken a flight to other side of the country to visit my awesome internet pal, , for the first time! And man, did I have a blast there! So much art to do, new things to learn and a new buddy to make named Joakim (his pencil shading and artistic details is absolutely insane!). Then we hit to the amusement park of Liseberg and man, it was awesome! I would have enjoyed it more, if I hadn't gotten so many cramps on my legs for tighten the muscles too much.
It was a shame to return home after my stay there, but there's always a next time. ^^
Like this year. 2012 may have been bad, but there's always the next. I wish you all a Merry late Christmas and Happy New-Year!