Hello out there, I haven’t done one of these since early November, so that makes it nearly two and a half months between newsletters and, my, how things have changed in that time in the most unexpected ways. That’s why I’m posting my commentary here first instead of below my list like usual.
Who knew that catching up on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on Netflix would result in a heavy Rainbow Dash obsession? I sure didn’t, but that’s what happened to me. I love this blue pegasus so much. She’s so cute, and fun, and aggressive, and fast, and strong, and flawed, and downright adorable. For the time being, she has surpassed Devil Jin as my favorite character ever.
What does that mean for The Jin Saga CV2 comic? I don’t know. Even before the Rainbow Dash obsession hit, I was really struggling with the last page over basic head shapes and positions. I’m not saying it’s a lost cause, but it has fallen down in priorities. I keep a notification up on Deviantart that at least two users marked my last chapter as a favorite so the work mattered to someone besides me, in case that helps motivate me.
This obsession change has resulted in a very confused place for my creative outlet. I am constantly writing Flutterdash fanfiction, but I don’t know if I’ll publish any of these, there’s not so much conflict or plot as just trying to work in some cute or fun or touching feelings between the two (Flutterdash = Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash, referring to them as a ship) and maybe have the other characters react to that. I am also working on a video about my love for the MLPFIM episode, “Sonic Rainboom” and trying my hand at a vector. MLPFIM vectors are prolific at Deviantart, and I’ve always wanted to be able to do them. Now that I know a little more about working in Inkscape, maybe I can do it or at least start learning.
I am easily distracted into reading other fanfiction and watching other videos, added into not sure where to prioritize which piece of work I’m doing, and it feels like I’ve come to a standstill on what I publish.
Nonetheless, I survived November and December. The fascism in the U.S. still at a scary point and worsening. I wish I could end these comments on a happier note, so I’ll say that I am trying to focus on things that make me happy and enjoying life. I managed to make some GIFs and a video, featuring that blue pegasus I adore, Rainbow Dash, listed below.