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By fluffy (Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 02:02:49 PM EST) (all tags)
 It's been a couple of months since my last diaries here and some people were concerned about me so I should just let everyone know I'm okay.

 Still getting over Chris, of course. He was a huge positive influence in my life and even with the way it ended I still love and miss him.  I still cry sometimes.

For the week leading up to his service I started having major anxiety problems (including full-on anxiety attacks), and ended up missing most of the funeral itself because I was in the hospital. I've also ended up having other recurring health issues since then but they seem to all just be aftereffects of what was essentially a stress disorder.

I'd started doing self-therapy comics a few weeks before that happened and that was helpful, and continued to be helpful, although I'm tapering off on those because they've become a source of stress on their own (of course they'd started out simple but grew to be more and more elaborate over time as these things tend to do).

I still hardly ever post here except in specific circumstances (like needing to talk to friends who aren't connected to other friends who read my blog), but I hardly post to my blog anymore either.  Maybe I just don't feel like talking about myself so much these days.

I'm adopting a cat this weekend.

Anyway, thanks for everything.
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Cats are good by iGrrrl (4.00 / 3) #1 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 02:47:18 PM EST
Glad you gave us an update.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

Cats by ucblockhead (4.00 / 3) #3 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:04:57 PM EST
Give unconditional indifference.

(But they are a hell of a lot easier to deal with in apartments.)
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

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Cats by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 09:42:41 PM EST
Mine have been completely the opposite of indifferent lately, and have been in my lap as I dictate for work. Or if I lean forward to type, the jump behind me, and purr. I'm glad someones happy I'm working.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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The cat... by ana (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 03:50:58 PM EST
has helped keep me sane (well, as sane as i am, for whatever that's worth). Enjoy. 

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

yeah, I've missed having a cat by fluffy (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:24:25 PM EST
 This one's an adult Russian Blue whose current caretakers have come to realize isn't doing well with the rest of their herd of animals (several cats and a dog and a newborn baby) and they want him to have a more stable home where he's the only pet. And I have a stable home that needs a pet, and I love Russian Blues.
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Sounds like a fortuitous match by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 09:43:33 PM EST
Russian Blues are lovely.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Yay for cats! by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:46:27 PM EST
I grew up with cats. Sadly I don't have the time or space for one now.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Glad you are able to take the positives by TPD (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 12:07:39 PM EST
 and move forward... comic is really good, and well drawn, is great you obviously have a knack for drawing purple sticky stuff

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
Thanks, it's good practice by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 03:41:13 AM EST
It's kind of amazing to look at my older stuff; there's a pretty big difference over the years. And of course nowadays I have a lot of fun playing with different styles.  Of course my journal comics are still pretty basic and crude (especially when I do them in a hurry) and it's not like I'm a master artist or anything but at least I'm getting better over time and generally enjoying myself.

Preparing a book of Unity makes me cringe; early strips have pretty terrible character construction and inconsistent design and really bad linework (and of course the plot was scattershot and unplanned) while over the next two years, I learned a lot. And of course the later series are even better.

I think after I finish the first book I'm going to start drawing Unity stories again, so that the second book is more than 30 pages long.

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