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November 11, 2013


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Heyyy guys! Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle, and congratulations to the winners. Anyway, this journal is just going to be a little update on me, commissions, and the comic just to kinda let you guys know what's going on.

I'm still slowly chipping away at commissions, sorry none of them are uploaded yet for you waiting commissioners, but I don't want to upload them until they're done and done well and some days I just can't draw and I don't feel right uploading a crappy commission. So I haven't forgotten about your commissions/prizes, I will get them up as soon as possible, and as always, I appreciate your support.

The comic is going well. I did upload a bit last week, then went dead towards the weekend. I was with my family this weekend and didn't have time to do any drawing. As I live with my boyfriend two hours away from my family, whenever I go to see them I like to spend all my time with them. Other than that, I checked my script, we are nearing the end of The East Land Chronicles, which I am looking forward to as I would like to get back to Uru's Reign. I can't wait to get back into the story of Scar. I've been writing the script like crazy and I have the script written up to about the half way marker of Scar's Reign. So Uru's Reign Part 2 and Mufasa's Reign are completely written, it's just waiting to get to draw the story. Also, since the end of The East Land Chronicles is on the way, I will probably have a cover contest for the East Land Chronicles, so get your idea caps on!

Personally, I'm doing fine in life. I'm a bit financially unstable at the moment, but mentally I'm doing better, I'm trying to loose weight, and things are going ok. Having to pay for your own bills, gas, and food kinda sucks, so if you ever feel up to commissioning me that would be appreciated. They're always open with the understanding that sometimes it will take a while for me to get to your commission, especially with the list of commissions I have to do now. Hmmm... I re-homed the ferrets. I wasn't giving them enough attention and it wasn't fair on them. Widget, my cat, is doing well. And my doggy Roxy is hyper but lovable. Silly lab. The boyfriend is good, we're doing good, work is going well. So...Over all, I'm probably at the 75% happiness scale which is a lot better than it was a month or two ago.

Oh, also, on a unrelated note to all of this... I seem to be getting a flux of trolling lately. I think I've been trolled four times in the past month which is a lot for me. But oh well. Anyway, If you guys see a hateful comment on my stuff, journal or gallery I'm going to politely ask you not to engage them. The best way to handle a troll is to ignore them. Though my tactic is usually to send them an image of my Troll Lion then block, I still ignore them in the long run. I ask you to do the same thing. Don't feed the trolls! I do appreciate that you guys care, but "white-knighting" as they call it, really just gives them satisfaction! 

I've also had more cases of people stealing or using my art in incorrect ways. Most of the time, it's just a silly youngster ignorant to my personal rules and the rules of Deviant Art, but sometimes it's actual theft. I imagine this happens with a spike in popularity. SO, if you see my art used anywhere but on my galleries or groups PLEASE let me know. :)

Thanks peeps!!! 

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drunkcarl101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Keep your goals away from the trolls.
sudsysoap2006 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol We Love you Raven and I'm so glad to hear you are okay. As I have said before you and your art/comic are things I look forward to seeing on the DA but obviously life is much more important and I completely understand when you need to take a break or just take some "Me Time". Everyone should and needs to do that every once and a while. Again I say all of us on here Love You <3 and yes we sometimes growl at you for the torture you put us through with your beautiful and amazing Lion King comic....I swear if Mfuasi dies in the next page *growling* ^^; heh heh...nevermind.... Love you Raven feel better and take your time I will be waiting as patiently as possible :shakefist:  for the next update. :glomp:
XXanimeseekerXX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
take all the time you need, we understand =) happy to hear you're doin' well though 
StarrySkNightdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If I had the money to commission you I would but being a broke college student sucks. I'm glad that you're doing better and generally happy for the most part. I can't wait for more updates of the comic. :)
copper4me Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to hear your fine, and take all the time you need.  I find no point in rushing someone who has personal problems.
M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy to hear all is well for you and things are looking up.
ynhr258 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AreyisNightRhode Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I agree with :iconsabbimay:. Glad to hear your doing well and I always enjoy reading your comics ^_^Woohoo emoticon 
SabbiMay Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Glad everything is going well for you Raven! ^^
And don't feel rushed on the art, it's a hobby intended to make you happy, not stressed. c:
Invisible-11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear you're doing well!
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