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February 19th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Wow, Okay, What Happened?

One minute, I'm taking a few days off of the internet to, basically, hide from the world wide web and appreciate my life; and the next thing I know: it's about a year later, I'm single, and I haven't touched a pen in months. What happened??

My best guess? A combination of Art Block, terrible television, re-invigorated passion of writing, work drama, and mourning.
Uh.. Mourning a story. Spent almost ten years on that thing, and I finally let it go.

So the other day, I decided to finally get back on Smackjeeves and DA to see what I'd missed. Apparently a LOT. Like, to the point I'm not sure I'd be able to catch back up. And the first thing I see upon logging in? A bunch of comments, some nice, some not. Some assuming I'm dead or have given up the story (I'm so disappointed in you), but the ones that broke my heart the most were the blatantly dumb ones.
You know the ones. The kind that make you roll your eyes and wonder why you ever came back?
Yeah, those. Those made me sad. Please stop writing them.

Also, I know I said I wouldn't, but I just reread Mitigation up to this point, and the prologue and first chapter are *hiss* reeeeaaallllyyyy bad! And I want to redo them, but that's taking time away from writing Seven.

So here's what we're NOT going to do:
- We're NOT going to read those comments. Or launch a search/destroy.
- We're NOT going to attempt to catch up on the comics we missed from our time away.
- We're NOT going to assign blame of my absence to anything but myself.
- We're NOT going to be overtly nice about the fact I just ghosted you guys for a year, because that was NOT OKAY.
- We're also not going to be mean to one another about their thoughts and opinions on this matter.

So what ARE we going to do? Well lemme tell ya:
- We're going to get back to work.
- We're going to finish writing this shindig
- And It's going to be awesome.

You guys? Your job is to help keep me motivated. I'm debating the best method of doing that. I'm thinking Discord. I dunno. Anything will help at this point, because I've finally got my mojo back, but I'm still stuck in the same place I was when I lost it. I need to get over this hump if I have any chance of getting through to my favourite bits.

Are you in?
pm me or comment below! Tell your friends!


Sabinoplane, February 19th, 2019, 1:09 pm

avatar I never lost hope during all this time ^^

And sure, if you made a discord I'd totally join and do my best to keep you motivated! As a comic maker myself I know how important motivation is!

Gothimo, February 19th, 2019, 1:15 pm

I'd definitely join a discord, and welcome back.

WiispNightmare, February 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm

avatar Hello please have all my motivations because I am stinkin' hyPED now yes yes

wifijoe, February 19th, 2019, 1:27 pm

avatar You're alive! Okay, I kinda just accepted that you probably had some stuff going on and that's why you weren't posting, along with the fact that I haven't been all that observant of Smackjeeves lately, but I'm glad you're back

As for motivation, I'd totally be up to joining it! Just do what you need to do to get this going again and we'll all be here to back you up! Can't wait to see more~
Yes I know I'm being over-positive, but I'm not going to yell at you for disappearing, at least you came back :P

9rainbowtails, February 19th, 2019, 1:56 pm

avatar YEES!

SkyHooves, February 19th, 2019, 2:12 pm

avatar Nice to see you are back. I'm looking forward to your work. Regardless if it's complete new stuff or a redo of previous work.

AssaultBird2454, February 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm

avatar Welcome back :)
I feel sorry that people are just rude and annoying on the internet... But i would like to wish you a good luck with this comic and would like to support you, i was wondering what had happened for a while but it was probably something private so i left you do what you need...

Have a great one, hope you are not feeling to bad, and feel free to take a rest whenever you need it... because "Those that mind dont matter, and those that dont mind matter"

LKWayvern, February 19th, 2019, 2:39 pm

avatar Well, first and foremost welcome back. Good to see you again.

I AM in but while I like Discord, I have a tendency to flee from larger servers.

EeveeTroiano, February 19th, 2019, 4:02 pm

avatar Welcome Back! I'm so Happy that you are back! I LOVE your comic series and I hope you continue making them!

venami, February 19th, 2019, 4:45 pm

avatar It's going to be awesome? I'm in!

Really looking forward to what you will do.

Charvi, February 19th, 2019, 5:31 pm

avatar i know a thing to get anyone motivated! A cute, "You can do it poster" with your fave animal, real or fake, on it!

NaoFaria, February 19th, 2019, 5:32 pm

avatar Dude, as long as I know, you don't work making comics, you don't own us anything, and yet you keep to move on with the comic regardless of how long you haven't updated, that's dedication dude, a lot of dedication.

I'm don't think I'm the best choice to motivate, but I think I could try, maybe then you'll own something may the power of anime and furries be with thee, and have a nice day

BeretCat, February 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm

avatar Dealing with real life takes time, man. It's understandable that anyone would be absent for such a long time.

That said, I'm looking forward to new pages and being part of a community around this comic! ^v^

Drykeon, February 19th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Heh I just assumed your schedule was to post a bunch of comics in a chapter and then leave for a year, and I was fine with that. I don’t care if you don’t upload that often, but I’m glad that you do anything

SamPD, February 19th, 2019, 10:36 pm

avatar So the crown prince has returned.

I thought this would join the pile of the recently deceased. There has already been one casualty last year, and it seemed this would have joined their ranks.

Good to see you back. I look forward to your future updates.

Flamel, February 19th, 2019, 10:50 pm

avatar Welcome back from the void my friend. I am surprised I didn't see you there when I visited a month ago.

XlvMckaydvlX, February 20th, 2019, 6:08 am

avatar Welcome back, friend. Knowing you, I know if you weren't posting here, you were probably working on something else being the workaholic that you are.

Still really happy to see you back! I love the idea of a Discord, it'd be really cool to be able to talk to you and get to know you better as a person since art websites are traditionally not built super well for conversing.

Either way, I hope life has been treating you well. Again, really happy to see you back.

Guest (Guest), February 20th, 2019, 6:35 pm

You go ,can't wait for the next comic but I will wait until you are ready so good luck

anergon, February 21st, 2019, 7:31 pm

Yay Great to have you back, I like the no bullshit approach and wish you the best. Drooling in anticipation of that next chapter

orgostevani, February 22nd, 2019, 12:28 am

avatar Yeah, here's to the revival of mitigation!

RaindropDreamer, February 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm

avatar Just binged the whole comic and will gladly give all the motivation I contain for more!! So excited!!

, March 19th, 2019, 4:53 am

If u work hard, I fav ur comic. U don't?*gets AK-47* u guess!

orgostevani, April 3rd, 2019, 12:33 am

avatar Inspirational Comment that makes you want to art the pants off of the comic.

Moon creecher (Guest), April 13th, 2019, 10:36 pm

I'll keep you movagatede

Moon creecher (Guest), April 13th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Ovagasone: good luck, you can do it! ^^

TotallyNotIdle (Guest), May 12th, 2019, 12:18 pm

I’m always happy to see your comic I’ve lived for almost 39 years to see such a great mystery dungeon fan-fic with spectacular story line. Thank you for your awesome art to motivates me to keep live on daily. I wish you have some kind of patreon or campage so that we could support you by donating cuz I’m really looking forward to do that.

Gamegod018, August 16th, 2019, 9:46 pm

You go, dude! You can do it! Don't give up! And keep up the good work!

Scarftale Bryan, September 23rd, 2019, 8:14 pm

avatar You are awesome.

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