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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 29, 2014, 1:47 PM
  • Mood: Guilty
  • Listening to: Rise of the Planet of the Apes OST
  • Reading: Sonic #263
  • Watching: Non-Stop
  • Playing: Resident Evil 4 (too much)
  • Eating: Pizza bread
  • Drinking: Coke


Hi folks, sorry I haven't been very active on DA this month. To tell you the truth, I haven't been very active in all manner of creativity. I have a confession to make... I'm struggling with addiction.

No, it's not drugs or alcohol, I'm a neurotic video game addict. When I get started on a certain game, it becomes an obsession; I never stop playing. Hours turn into days and I don't get any work done. By the time I finish the game, I just end up feeling ashamed of myself at the time I wasted... then I start all over again. I can't help it and this needs to stop.

On my better days, I try to restrict myself to 8-bit gaming because they're quick to complete and don't trigger my obsession. But if I begin a Zelda quest or a Mario adventure, I lose all interest in getting anything drawn. I've avoided playing games like Metroid Prime, Tomb Raider or Arkham Asylum/City, because I know that it will become my sole focus and devour all my time. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up like one of those Asian kids who strokes out from exhaustion while playing at a cybercafé. That could easily be me.

It's having a detrimental effect on my life. Since I don't work, I don't get paid either. Even though I sold a third of my Transformers collection last week, I was in real danger of not paying my rent on time. I got a lifesaver from the local council at the last minute, but I need to be more self-reliant. I chose to be a freelance artist and it's time I started acting like one.

It's ironic to think that video games have inspired most of my artwork, but are also preventing me from drawing. I drew another Sonic Origins pic last week, but I've been too distracted to get it finished. How am I going to find time for myself, let alone commissions, if I'm too absorbed playing games? And with my screen malfunctioning on top of that, I have to do some serious work to earn a replacement. I want to stay focused at the drawing board, and I'd appreciate any advice from you guys. Help me kick this addiction! :dead:

What movie chronology do you prefer? 

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19 deviants said Prequels
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16 deviants said Reboots

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glitcher
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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Kicking around North London
Favourite genre of music: 80's rock. Legends never die! *doffs hat to 80's flag*
Favourite photographer: Uh.... I'll get back to you on this one. Stay tuned, folks!
Favourite style of art: Does the luminous, plasticised style of "Tron" count?
Operating System: Windows 7 on a 1.7Ghz crashable laptop
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Armour-piercing shells
Wallpaper of choice: You don't want to know....
Skin of choice: Human. It sticks to my flesh better.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny. What's up, doc?
Personal Quote: I never make the same mistake twice, but I always make every mistake once.
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:iconprincesselizabeth013:
PrincessElizabeth013 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How much are your commissions, sir?
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glitcher Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm afraid new commissions are suspended until further notice. I have enough on my plate already. If things change, I'll mention it in my journal. :blushes:
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PrincessElizabeth013 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ok.
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BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You collect Transformers toys, right? I was wonder if you had Age of Extinction Scorn? I'm collecting the movie dinobots and wanted to know if Scorn was worth it (he's kind of hard to find here)
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glitcher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I collect Transformers, but I'm not into the Movie figures. If it's a second opinion you need, why not look up reviews on YouTube?
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BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cause I can't ask them questions lol 
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fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you do art trade
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glitcher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry lass, no art trades.
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fluffycakeX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww man I had a really good one :(
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SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art work is brilliant! Love your style and the thought that you put into your work! :)
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