I've had a pretty long absence since my last activity on my gallery, a lot has happened both good and bad, which unsurprisingly balances itself up as if they were weighted on a schedule; granted that's not an uncommon perspective and is somewhat a portion of the life philosophy I follow.
First off, my father to my surprise bought a multi-function printer, and one of the features is a flatbed scanner which greatly assists me in being able to scan more of my hand-drawn work which is my most prevalent artwork. I was originally planning on getting a flatbed scanner myself; however, I suppose this somehow became more inevitable than I perceived it to be. Though I believe it would've been more viable to purchase simply a flatbed scanner rather than an entire printer system since my household already has a printer that doesn't use ink carts like this new one and instead, toner. Not long after procuring the new printer, my main computer (laptop) failed on me YET again, the video card has once again distorted it's BGA component due to the heat. Most frustrating is that it was roughly 2 months before this second breakdown that I paid to have my laptop fixed yet again for the same problem (or similar problem because I didn't actually have this issue diagnosed by the repair shop I visit). With that, I'm reduced to a very old macbook in possession to replace my main computer and with it's lack of updated hardware, it is unable to handle the kind of software my broken PC laptop employed. Therefore I'm completely constrained of updating any new artwork until I get a new desktop. This'll also mean that I'll have to put my blog and other art projects on necessitated hiatus. I'll still put in the time to practice my drawings and tablet drawings on my Nexus 7 (the latter I'm still working on my skills).
I've always planned on getting a new desktop because my laptop was showing it's age well before it's 3rd breakdown (yes, this would be the 3rd time, the thing has failed on me). Fortunately, I've been getting a lot of work shifts and have accumulated enough to fit a rough budget of the new system (though I still need to plan on the parts and configurations). As much as I'd want to buy the new desktop (which would've absolved the need to post a detailed journal entry in favor of a shorter one), recently we've adopted a pet bunny rabbit, and the thing has taken residence in my computer room since it is the most contained room in the house. The thing is still very much a wild creature (and very bratty), that it can AND is unafraid of chewing on electrical cord and cables. It took a long time to barricade and secure the room properly (though not entirely fail-safe still...), so much so, that I can no longer use the room myself. I can't use my own bedroom either for a computer workstation, since it is way too messy in there. The bunny will be moved to my brother's new residence at the start of the new year, which until then, I cannot get my new desktop even if I planned extensively or am extremely impatient.
All in all, sounds like a completely loop-de-loop of fate.
On a side note, I procured my preorder of the new Wii U. The system is quite fun, but the games are pretty pricey, pricier than what I'm use to; $70 a game reminds me somewhat of the prices of the old SNES days.
I'll make sure I have more time to update my DA gallery, add more faves, respond to comments, join more clubs, etc. Whatever I can do with my severely limited options at the moment, while honing my hand-drawing and tablet drawing skills.