Last weekend, I spent ages cleaning out my messages as (as my friends will know) I have a hard time keeping on top of them. I haven't commented on any work or replied to any notes properly in over a week (so if you feel neglected, it's not personal). I finally got all the feedback ones down to around 350 in total. Then, my daft little
thing done in an hour when I was feeling low made the front page and they rocketed up to over 4000 again XD That's the power of cute, I guess. And Pokemon. Seriously though, I've had two DDs, both for pieces I spent hours and hours on, and the response with those didn't even come close to this Pikachu thing. It's hilarious and sad at the same time because I know some people like MissTooni
who lovingly devote time to creating engaging original characters and fabulous stories to go with them and doesn't get a fraction of the attention she deserves. And UneditedSilence
makes the most beautiful keys. She creates each one with a clear theme, and they are the most stunning steampunk charms but she barely gets a blink. On the other hand, I'm not complaining about people liking Sad Pika, because all the lovely comments of strangers saying nice things, and offering comforting words (sheer number is astounding!) made me feel so much better after a shitty day.
So thanks for everyone who showed their support, especially those kind enough to offer sweet messages of reassurance to me after reading the Artist's Comments. You're all lovely people. And welcome to my 117 new watchers! I'm flattered so many of you chose to watch me XD and really hope you enjoy whatever rubbish I happen to post! Yes, there will inevitably be more Pokemon. I LOVE drawing Pokemon because my anatomy doesn't matter and they're all pretty colours for me to play with XD Plus, it was a large part of my childhood, and art is all about escapism and what I love to me.
So! Back to real life. I had that interview today. It was for the County Council, full time, work I'm used to, VERY generous wage for someone my age. I'm not sure I overwhelmed them but I came out of it feeling ok. Even better after I bought my post-interview treat, like I always do. Anyway. It's a very popular post though, so wish me luck. I'll hear back at the end of the month. It would solve so many problems if I got it. I also applied for an admin position at the vets near my house. That one is paid less and fewer hours but it's the one I'm angling for more. We have seven cats so we go to those vets a LOT. They know us quite well. I really love animals too <3
Speaking of cats, my Snuggy-baby has been injured! Snuggles is our youngest cat and the only one who survived from his litter (it was a rough first week. Mummy cat was VERY ill and infected the other two who soon died). I hand-reared him from birth, (many sleepless nights, like a human baby. Except you don't wake up in the morning and find a human baby has crawled up your quilt, under your hair and is purring happily, snuggled up on your neck - hence his name.) Anyway, I worked hard to keep him alive and this week, he got a very deep, very nasty gash. It's worrying. But we know from experience what the antibiotics cost so we had to settle for TCP and makeshift bandaging. We also had one of our other cats being shaved
. Someone actually repeatedly took our cat and shaved all the fur off the base of his tail and his hind legs. It's sick. There are rumours that there are immigrants (half of Poland lives in this town) who are too poor to afford meals are stealing cats and eating them. But we think it's probably just the bitchy gay hairdresser next door who hates us.
So yeah, an odd week. Very up and down XD Been quite stressed offline, but online is a ton of fun right now, even if I do feel a tad guilty about so much undeserved attention XD Here's to a chillaxing weekend!