You know what? Right now, I think things are going pretty well. There are certainly fronts that could be described as, suboptimal, but overall my view is fairly positive.
First off, I made yesterday’s deadline for another chapter of my Master’s thesis and it’s very likely I’ll be getting the first draft done by the end of the week! That feels really great, especially after the week before, which went far from swimmingly. Actual progress! Yay!
While I haven’t been doing much writing (well, the blog posts and thesis aside) I’m actually very much enjoying doing the Star Wars character drawings. Visual art is definitely not my forte and probably never will be (so far nothing has beaten writing as my big passion), but I think it’s never a bad thing to take a different direction than the one most commonly travelled every once in a while. It’s really fulfilling to practice and experience forms of expression I haven’t dabbled into for a long time (it’s been quite a while since the eras of Hip & Hop and The Adventures of Herakles). Plus, this little mini-project did also help expand the world of my own Star Wars writings. Yeah, when it comes to creating background and set-pieces for writing settings you can pretty much always count me in! ^_^
Speaking of drawing and the Star Wars writings. I’ve been having a few back and forth messages with my good friend Nillanthir (which is not his actual name, but I’m not too keen on using those publicly without permission) again and he offered to draw the story characters as well! How awesome is that?! Now, I will be continuing the Order of the Stick style drawings too, since, like I said, I really enjoy making them, but this is quite an exciting development and I am very much looking forward to his work! Nill, you’re awesome!
And I think that’s it for now. Wow, feels nice to circulate a bit of good news rather than getting all gloomy in a post not directly dealing with content creation! I should try this more often! ^_^ For now, I will leave you with a cute little picture of pugs doing a happy dance, because pugs make everything better! ^_^ Sweet dreams, everyone!