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Just popping in with my usual excuses.  OTL

I realize FM has now officially been a year without an update.  :faint:  While I am super upset (with myself) about this, it's unfortunately going to have to wait a little longer; I'm trying to finish crochet projects for Christmas gifts this week, so all my free time for the next 8 days is going to go to that.  After the holiday is over, I'll have time to sit and push out the chapter.

This has not been a good year for me.  I've had health issue after health issue, on top of money troubles and serious problems with depression.  Some days I wonder how I'm even making it.  Hubs is due to graduate in the spring, so I'm hoping that'll help with the money issues, and I've been to doctors for my health problems as well as depression...bleh.  2014.  Please end soon.

I really am sorry for my inactivity in the past year.  Life just seems to pile it on thick for me lately, and somedays I feel like I'm drowning in the day to day.  I'll make it somehow, I hope.
  • Mood: Defeated
  • Listening to: Rainy Mood
  • Playing: Bravely Default
  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Water
So, as you've probably noticed, I haven't posted the latest Follow Me chapter.  Here's why.

I printed out the typed chapter on Monday, September 29th, with the intention of proofing the heck out it.  Tuesday, I'd make corrections and start on typing Chapter 41.  Wednesday, I'd finish typing 41, print, and start proofing.  Thursday, I'd finish proofing, make corrections.  Friday, I planned to take off because Smash Bros came out, and over the weekend, I planned to do the cross-reference proofing between Chapters 40 and 41 to make sure it's all coherent, and hey, maybe start on Chapter 42 if I was feeling adventurous.  All that activity would've lead to a Monday-Tuesday of last week release.

Tuesday morning, September 30th, I came down with a head cold from freaking Hades.  I could barely sit up without feeling dizzy.  I murdered probably a box and a half of tissue that day alone.  I made mistakes all day (like moving the laundry from the washer to the dryer but not starting it).  I was a complete and total cotton-headed mess.  This went on for DAYS.  DAYS, man.  It was all I could do to stay conscious sometimes.

Why is it that the second I start making plans, I get freaking ill???  ""OTL

So yeah.  Total immune system sabotage.  Thankfully, I'm much better now, but unfortunately, I'm a little busy.  This past week, I've been working on finishing up some crochet stuff for my daughter's Halloween costume, and this week I've got to make a hat for my nephew for Halloween, and then after that I should be able to work in peace.  Assuming I don't get sick again.  OTL  *knocks on wood*

So yeah, I apologize for releasing the Chapter preview hype image and then totally disappearing for two weeks.  Was not my intention at ALL.
  • Mood: Defeated
  • Listening to: Vitamin String Quartet
  • Watching: Good Eats
  • Playing: Bravely Default
  • Drinking: Water
Follow Me Chapter 40 Preview PART DOS by SakuraMota
Follow Me Chapter 40 Preview PART DOS
I'M TOTALLY WORKING ON IT :iconohmygodplz: :iconexcitedplz:

After a stupidly long hiatus, I'm finally dusting off Chapter 40 and getting it typed today.  I'm almost finished typing it now (have about 3 handwritten pages left to go), and then comes the lengthy editing process.  After that, I'll get 41 typed up and edited, then I have to do cross-editing because these two chapters heavily relate to one another.  After that, it's release time, baby! :iconyeahplz:  When will that be?  Dunno.  Depends on how long everything I just said needs to be done takes.  So for now, I'll just have to ask you to continue to be patient and please understand.  :iconpleaseunderstandplz:


What you should note about this preview: Look over on the right side where the scrolly bar should be.  You see dat page count?  Dat delicious page 1 of 12?  Dats for you gaiz.  Expect the whole chapter to be about 14-15 pages total.  Word count is almost at 6000 atm with several more pages left to type.  No idea how this stacks up to previous chapters.  But it's, like, really long.  So yay.  :B  In the past, I segmented the chapters much smaller, and tbh, had I stuck with my old formatting, this chapter would really be three chapters.  But, as I've said in the past (I think?), from here on out, the chapters will be longer because if I segmented it, I feel it would drag out the chapter count unnecessarily.

So, until then, I'll see you all soon!
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Hi there!  It's been an interesting couple months.  Life has been passing by at a break-neck pace for me, with my daughter in school and me doing the house wife thing.  It's hard to believe it's almost October!  (Where the hell did September go??!)

Art updates: my computer has been very schizophrenic lately, so updating things on dA has been difficult for me as a result.  Some days, my computer will work fine, others, it just did not want to play nice.  I finally got my husband to look at it, and after some massive cleaning, it's up and running again.  :dummy: So I'm (hopefully) going to start updating again soon!  If you followed my Tumblr that I posted a while back, you'd see I've been crocheting a lot of stuff lately.  I plan to do a big dump post with all that stuff here on dA soon (I hope).  As fart as writing goes, I know, I've been on an unplanned hiatus because of health issues, general writer's block, and overall busy-ness.  And I apologize.  I truly do.  I never intended to be this far behind.  This has been a weird year for me and my family, with hubs really busy in school (7 classes this semester, iirc!) and getting my daughter used to the routine of school (and me getting used to it, as well).  I won't make any promises, but please know that I literally do think about this stuff every day.


And with that, I was tagged by :iconrandomtasticfantasy:, so here we go.


RULES
1. - You must posts these rules.
2. - Each person has to share 10 things about them
3. - Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
4. - Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal</s>
5. - Go to their page to inform them they are tagged</s>
6. - Not something like " you are tagged if you read that"</s>
7. - You have to legitimately tag 10 people</s>
8. - No tag-backs</s>
9. - You can’t say that you don't do tags.</s>
:iconnope1plz:
10. - YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry.

(I don't do tagging.  I just don't.  If you want to do it, do it.  If not, far be it from me to tell you to do so.)

10 Things About Me
(Oh jeez, what haven't I shared in one of these at this point...umm...)

1. I am incredibly tomboyish.  I don't enjoy being feminine, really.  I hate dresses, don't wear makeup unless it's an extremely formal occasion like a wedding (though I do like lip gloss sometimes), I only carry a bag/purse because I like having stuff with me (3DS, phone, headphones, tablet, etc.), and I typically dress pretty boyishly (jeans and a nerd tee, usually, and not all of them are the female form-fitting kind).  I also have been cutting my hair super pixie short for about 2 years now.  I wouldn't say I wish I was a guy (so I'm not trans, in other words), but I just don't identify with being girly.  :shrug:

2. I have bad teeth.  My dad's side of the family has bad teeth, and despite proper hygiene, I always get cavities.  The only way I could not get them would be to flat stop eating, I think.  OTL

3. I get really stressed out when things don't work.  Technology starts glitching, I start panicking.  I have borderline had panic attacks because of malfunctioning DSes, not going to lie.  I just don't like when things don't work like they're supposed to.

4. My hubs, I guess to counterbalance my extreme boyishness, is a lot softer in terms of masculinity.  He is by no means effeminate, but he's not stereotypical, "manly," either.  He hates sports, knows next to nothing about cars, doesn't drink, etc. We're extremely comfortable in our relationship, and the two of us, "balance out," as it were in this way.

5. I was 19 when I got married.  We married July 15, 2006, and I turned 20 on July 31.  So I was technically a teenager for the first two weeks of our marriage, lol.

6. I do not regret getting married young at all.  We'd been dating for 3 years at that point, and I knew I wanted to marry him.  It hasn't always been perfect, but I don't regret my decision to marry him at all.  :heart:

7. I hate social gatherings.  Parties, dinners, anywhere that is not my house, I hate it.  I am an extreme introvert/hermit and quite happy to be so.  It takes a lot of mental preparation for me to go to something social.

8. I think I've finally realized that I don't want to have a job.  I am quite content to be a house wife.  I enjoy getting things done around the house, running errands, and just overall manning the fort.  I'm just lucky hubs does well enough that we can afford to do so and still pay the bills.  Sure, we don't have a lot of, "play money," but we're hoping that'll change once hubs finishes his degree.  Fingers crossed!

9. I've grown to really love crochet, but I hate doing repetitive pieces.  I have more fun doing different patterns.  This is probably why I could never run an Etsy store.  OTL  I even get bored making multiple limbs for a piece; I couldn't imagine if I had to make the same, oh, 10 patterns over and over for orders.

10. Sometimes I worry I have too many hobbies.  Writing, drawing, gaming, crochet, and general interneting eat my days, and I worry I about neglecting one in favor of another a lot.



:iconrandomtasticfantasy:'s Questions

1. Have you ever given up on a dream due to RL circumstances?
Yes.  I gave up on ever becoming a teacher, basically turning my back on 3+ years of college.  I don't regret it.


2. Out of all your OCs (if you have one), which one can you relate to the most, and why?
I don't really have any OCs.  OTL  Of the characters I write, I think I relate to Silver the most, which is why I write about him a lot, nearly 5 years after HGSS.


3. What's the one movie you've ever seen that you've disliked the most and why? (I'm talking, you flat out left in the middle of it or if you had to stay, started actively doing anything else.  Or suffered through.)
Cloverfield.  I didn't want to see it to begin with but went because my husband really wanted to see it.  I had to get up at least twice that I recall, once to throw up and another because I almost did.  The shaky cam about killed me.  Mind you, I was also 6 months pregnant at the time.


4. What's your favorite monster and why?
...Do Pokemon, count?  >__>  I really don't have a favorite typical, "monster."


5. If you had one wish, but knew it would have monkey paw consequences, what wish would you make?  (And no "I wouldn't make the wish!"-ing, people!)
But...I seriously wouldn't make the wish.  That's just me.  If I knew it was going to have some negative consequence, I wouldn't do it.  I'd rather not have a wish at all than benefit at the risk of myself or others.  *sigh*  But if I had to, it'd be for something small and stupid to reduce potential damage.  Like an ice cream cone or something.


6. If you had the chance to visit any country on the planet, what would it be?
I'm literally torn between England and Japan.  Either of those.


7. If you had a chance to do high school all over again...would you?
If it meant I could go back with the knowledge I have now, forcing myself to not be overdramatic and just overall a dumb teenager, then yes.  If I had to go back and relive it as I was then, no.


8. What your favorite Disney movie?
The Little Mermaid for purely nostalgic reasons.  It was, "my" movie, since I was right at that entry demographic age when it released on VHS.  Nowadays I totally recognize it has horrible lessons and morals, but damnitall if Part of Your World isn't the best song ever.


9. If you had the chance to write for/be an art director for any video game, which one would you pick?
I would give Pokemon villains realistic motivations and goals, and overall give everyone a dose of realistic complexity.


10. Because I can be soooo a narcissistic (and most of you know me in RL): What is the one thing about me you would change if you could. And why.
Nope.  Nope nope nope nope nope.  :iconitsatrapplz: :no:  :iconnooooplz: :icondarthvadernoplz: :iconnope1plz: :iconrunforlifeplz:



My Questions for j00
1. What's your least favorite house chore?
2. In the winter time, do you prefer mittens (with no individual fingers) or gloves (with individual fingers)?
3. If you had the chance to join the world of your favorite video game (meaning all the good AND the bad), would you?
4. Favorite Doctor from Doctor Who?
5. Favorite type of cookie?
6. Do you think you have a healthy diet?
7. Do you prefer sunny or rainy days?
8. This is not a question.  I just wanted you to know you are awesome.
9. Do you trust most people or do you think everyone is always lying/trying to con you, etc.?
10. With so many internet-capable devices such as cell phones and tablets, do you still use a computer a lot?
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Kaze no Travelers
  • Watching: Random 90s kids movies
  • Playing: Rune Factory 4
  • Drinking: Water

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NAME SakuraMota
NICKNAME: SakuMo
D.O.B. July 31
AGE: 27
HAIR: Red (dyed)
EYES: Green-hazel
INTERESTS: Pokemon, Harvest Moon, pixel art, sprite editing
ON dA TO: Write, doodle, pixel edit
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Just popping in with my usual excuses.  OTL

I realize FM has now officially been a year without an update.  :faint:  While I am super upset (with myself) about this, it's unfortunately going to have to wait a little longer; I'm trying to finish crochet projects for Christmas gifts this week, so all my free time for the next 8 days is going to go to that.  After the holiday is over, I'll have time to sit and push out the chapter.

This has not been a good year for me.  I've had health issue after health issue, on top of money troubles and serious problems with depression.  Some days I wonder how I'm even making it.  Hubs is due to graduate in the spring, so I'm hoping that'll help with the money issues, and I've been to doctors for my health problems as well as depression...bleh.  2014.  Please end soon.

I really am sorry for my inactivity in the past year.  Life just seems to pile it on thick for me lately, and somedays I feel like I'm drowning in the day to day.  I'll make it somehow, I hope.
  • Mood: Defeated
  • Listening to: Rainy Mood
  • Playing: Bravely Default
  • Eating: Ramen
  • Drinking: Water

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Happy belated birthday!
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Happy Birthday
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do you do request?
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I do not. Barely can make time for my own personal art stuff, let alone do requests on top. Sorry! :c
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You are very welcome. :icondummydanceplz:
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Thank you so much for the fave on I never Told You!!! Would you like to join :iconshipping-love:? My new group was just made today :)



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Sounds like my kind of party.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!:icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2:
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