You know, as much as I'm trying to branch out and get myself more widely distributed about the internet, I always end up coming back to dA. I know a lot of artists have been kind of throwing up their hands and walking away, but the level of interaction I get with you guys here, as well as the sense of comfort and familiarity some of our conversations can have, is very nice for me - especially when I'm trying so hard to give off a good impression everywhere else.
Guh. Why do I even do that. Professionalism is nice to a certain extent, but you want to be someone that people feel comfortable around anyway. I know I'm a person that likes my privacy and all, and writing in such a tone makes it easy to send off that vibe, but in general, it's just nice to talk characters, world, and story with people who genuinely like your stuff and have their own.
ANYWAY, all this to say - I like it here because it's easy to talk to all of you. dA has been a second home for me since I was 16 - that's almost 10 years now - but only because you guys are here to make it feel like one. Thanks for sticking with me and my junk, despite the Great Depression and Anxiety Crash of 2010 that I'm still recovering from.
Dangit, some days I am consumed with regret for every coming out into the spotlight and finally announcing my real name. I am still Cheeko, but I feel like I have to hide behind the mask of MegSyv for the sake of not getting weird looks in interviews (I've had to field a few awkward questions that were really embarrassing - "Are you a Furry?" "Oh yeah, you're that comic chick." "What is this? Why are you blue?" "How would this affect your work flow in a professional office setting?").
And every day I'm thinking about One Question. I am so freaking blessed (and I know that's such an overused turn of phrase) to come up with such a concept at such a young age - to this day I love it to pieces and there is SO MUCH STUFF that is left to tell. But out of respect to the story - I just didn't want its quality to be tainted by all the crap I was going through after college. Trust me - you didn't want it, either.
Suffice it to say - and I know I've said this a lot in the past, but these words have always been important for me to say - Thank You for being here with me. You guys helped me get through a lot of crap just for looking at and liking my stuff. Your comments, your visits, your everything was what began this journey out of Self Deprecation, Depression, and Anxiety I didn't know was hanging over me for most of my life. You guys and MiloNeuman. Holy crap I love that man.
TL;DR: I got really off track. Chapter Two of Daughter of the Lilies is ending soon. Who has a question they want to ask a character?
Also, are you okay with me answering one question a week while I build a buffer for the upcoming chapter? It's going to be really long and I can't work week to week like I have been.