First of all - on Monday, I handed my bachelor's thesis in. I wanted to show you a photo of me proudly clutching the three printed copies, and I even did my hair and put make-up on just for that, but despite this effort, I look too dead in it, so no. : D
I am slowly regaining the ability to have emotions other than stress and fatigue. That last week really messed with me - I was looking forward to that feeling you get when you have accomplished a big task, but it didn't happen. I did the most amazing thing of my life so far, and I'm just like "Now the living room isn't littered with notes anymore, that's nice." Maybe I will feel something when I get the certificate in a few weeks and can actually bring myself to write an angry email to that one highschool teacher who told me I wouldn't make it. : D
What happens now? Not much, I'm enrolling in the master's program at the same university, seeing as I am there already anyway and the outside world is very scary. Apparently more scary than writing another thesis at the end of that which will be about twice as much work as the first one. Maybe I won't die if I actually start writing earlier than 20 days before the due date. :V
Next semester starts in less than 3 weeks, so I don't have as much holidays as expected. (Had to get an extension because in the week I wanted to do the user study almost nobody came but in the next week I got a million people??) Which means I'm most likely not getting further than the sketch of the next Nuzlocke page until then and everything will continue to be slow as fuck. Got to do a bunch of other art before that, too. Let's see if I still remember how to draw.
Okay now for the thing that I wanted to do instead of rambling about my life forever.
A few days ago, I reached 1000 watchers, and that's all kinds of amazing and beautiful and I'm forever grateful for each and every one of you. It means the world to me that you all enjoy my Nuzlocke comic and that you have so much patience haha. Seriously, no one is ever really rude to me,
I will enjoy this blessing as long as it lasts.
1000 people, that's as many people as my entire highschool?? (Fortunately, it's not the actual people from my highschool. :V) Let's skip the part where I make more corny comparisions and go right to the part where I shower you with gifts to show my appreciation. Or something like that. Yay!
At 500 watchers, I did a first-come-first-serve requests thing and it didn't go so well. It took the whole day to fill up and half of the people were my best friends. I interpreted that as "people are shy" and not as "people don't want my art", I hope that's not too delusional. :V So let's do the easiest kind of raffle this time to give the shy people a chance, too.
Drawing of 5 characters max with background x1
Drawing of 3 characters max without background x2
Headshot of 1 character x4
That's 10 prizes in total, I can probably manage that without spending the rest of my life on them or going broke. ouo
How to win Watch me.
You can also enter if you watched me after this journal was posted, but ONLY WATCH ME IF YOU LIKE MY ART
. This is for the people who support me, not random strangers. If you get drawn and you're a new watcher, I will check your gallery, faves and recently watched artists for Pokémon art. If I don't find Pokémon in any of these, I'll assume that you're not actually interested in the things I do (90% POKÉMON). I will draw someone else and you'll never know that you could have won. Fave this journal.
You can remove it from your favourites again when the raffle is over.
Deadline is 1st October
, at whatever time of the day I'll get around to drawing the winners.
Winners will be drawn by a random number generator
. The prizes will be assigned in the order as listed.
The winners of the art prizes
will have one week to tell me their request. If someone doesn't manage to do this, a new winner will be drawn. So if you already know you won't have internet from 1st October to 8th October, make everyone's life easier and don't enter.
Good luck, everyone!