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Hiatus. Please read

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 1, 2015, 2:02 AM

Before anyone asks, no, this hiatus not because of a New Year's Resolution-related thing.

This wasn't even a planned hiatus, either, but I really do feel like I need to take a break for a while, from drawing, this website, and my computer altogether.

The break will hopefully be just a few weeks to a month, but I may decide to return earlier.

To summarize what is going on, I am having both physical and emotional issues that I believe taking a hiatus will help alleviate. 

Tackling the physical issues, I have developed eye problems from sitting in front of the computer screen for too long and getting constant eyestrain. There is twitching in my right eye whenever I'm near bright light sources (not even related to the light emitted by the computer screen), which probably isn't good. I have installed a screen dimmer to make my screen not as bright, but even that has started failing for me. I've also gained weight from sitting around all day drawing over the past couple of months, and problems with my feet whenever I decide to stand while working instead of sitting.

Among the emotional issues are problems with my mother (she is in a very critical financial position), complications with a close friend (who caused the last hiatus), and a mixture of problems involving my social and school life. In addition to all of this, my DAD really does not like the idea of me drawing for other people, and spending so much time drawing. I don't know how his opinion will affect me in the long run. There are more things that I could add, but I don't want to sound like I'm making things up.

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Regarding commissions, to :iconghostlyharmony: , :iconmoondustofthemoon:, and :iconpunchietheneko: , I will be refunding all of the points you have paid, and an extra 50 :points: as an apology for being so sudden. I really apologize for this, but I hope you can commission other people for the things that you originally wanted from me.

To anyone who I owe an art trade to, PLEASE let me know. I will either try to finish my side very quickly, or just pay you in points rather than art.

I will not be deactivating, drastically altering my gallery, or leaving forever. I will come back to the site once or twice a week to check messages and post if I need to.

I will not be active on this site, Tumblr, YouTube, or any other sites that I'm currently on. If you urgently need to contact me, I suggest adding me on Skype for a better chance of trying to contact me. My Skype username is "coolspyro17". Only contact this for important matters -- I am not interested in starting casual conversations at the moment.

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To everyone, I am really sorry about this hiatus, but when I come back, I will try to make up for it (if my problems are let up). This is a really bad way to start the year, but I hope that after this, the year will be fantastic.

Happy New Year. I hope 2015 will be a wonderful 365 days for everyone!


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ShadowRiverlark Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Aww, and I just found you. I hope your hiatus is going wonderfully for you! I also hope to commission you sometime when you come back. :) 
PBtoontown Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
when you're back, i just wanted to say that i improved and got a tablet... sooooo... maybe  when art trades are open again i could do another art trade?
SonsationalCreations Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
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Eri-The-Fennekin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel lting ke Lunaire had a little bit of inspiration in this when i redesigned my OC Felix:…
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