I couldn't bring myself to do it. Deactivation, I mean. I had been thinking about it - extensively - because when I start dental school later this year (which will be another 4 years; I will be done at age 26), the workload will be more than double of what it had been for my college years. And it's pretty obvious what affect being in college has done to how often I've been able to draw.
But for as long as I follow the Sonic
series for whatever nonsensical reason I have been for the past 11 odd years, I don't think I can quit at drawing just yet. Which brings up another point: I still can't quite put my finger on what it is about a video game series about a blue hedgehog with an enormously fat head has held my captivation for so long, but it has. One can't help his or her feelings I suppose, so despite all my other interests that have come and gone, and my active efforts to try to stop liking this series, it evidently has left some kind of blue imprint in my life, one that I don't see fading any time soon. Perhaps I should have held that statement until the new game's announcement, because for all we know with Sega, it could be something that completely screws over the series, haha.
Long story short, I'm happy to have come to terms to continue to try to be involved here, however rare it may be, but it is something I will commit to. May not seem like any groundbreaking news to an outsider, but in my little mind it took a lot of thinking and reflection, including for reasons that have nothing to do with going to dental school. But it's been decided, after months of deliberation!
I do hope my future work to be submitted here will be received with anticipation and joy. And thanks to those who have stuck around and left kind words.
Your support means a lot more to me than I can reflect! Thanks.
(And here's a fun fact: On August 2017, which I when I will officially be a dentist, I will change my username to dr-ihearrrtme, or some variation of it. Ha! Let's hope to see that change in due time!