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Hey guys! I finished all of my college applications and turned them in; now all there is to do is wait. That means that I now have extra time to work on the stuff I want to work on, such as person projects like CYB!

My vision of having a writing nuzlocke with illustrated pictures for every chapter probably isn't going to work out like I wanted because the pictures take so long for me to do. So I've decided that I'll continue uploading chapters without pictures, but I'll do pictures for really significant or cool scenes so that I can still keep some of the 'illustrated' aspect of it. Are you guys ok with that? The pictures weren't that great anyway but I liked doing them and I felt they made reading the chapters a little easier on the eyes but I think if I can still do some occasionally it'll be ok.

I'm still busy but now that the college apps are done I feel like I have a huge load off of my mind 8D I've been working on them pretty hard for the past couple of weeks so I'm really glad to put them behind me aha.

What about you guys? Been up to anything exciting? Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo this year? I'd love to see how you guys are doing, I've gotten far too inactive on this site ;u;

- Vera
Hey guys! I'm trying out this whole 'status update' thing that dA has going on...
Basically, NaNoWriMo is this month so I've been hoping to get working on CYB some more during this time and bring it out of hiatus. I'd like to keep having pictures with the updates but the pictures are also a lot of extra work so I'm not sure yet. That's all for now!
So by complete coincidence I was revisiting the Finding You chapters out of nostalgia yesterday and realized that the one-year anniversary of its conclusion is today (Oct 4!) I just thought I'd talk about it a little because that story was a big part of my life for a long time and I felt very nostalgic when I was reading through it ;u;

I felt really good to go through it again. While I was writing it, I put down the story and my writing abilities a lot, mainly because I was trying to be modest and also because I recognized that it had a lot of flaws; however, now that I've seen it with an (almost) fresh perspective, I realize that it's actually something to be proud of. Sure, the plot wasn't the greatest thing ever and I had to change a lot when I was about halfway through, but all things considered it's a good read. The dialogue was better than I remembered and so was the chemistry between my characters, and even though I had never written a 'romance' from scratch I think I was able to set up Luna and Grey's relationship really well, even if I didn't have them kiss or anything o: I TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE THOUGH

Basically, I guess what I'm trying to get out of this is that Finding You was better than I gave it credit for, and chances are if you're writing some kind of story or working on some kind of project and you're wondering if it's 'good enough', it probably is!! So don't feel like you should quit something for fear of it not meeting standards; just have fun with it, finish it, and maybe learn something from it along the way.

That's all I got for now :D (Big Grin)

- Vera
  • Mood: Joy
I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last journal entry...oops...:P

Anyway! The school year has been extremely busy so far! I passed the placement test for the college math class I'm taking and we have our first exam on Monday, which I'm a little nervous for. Other than that I've been hard at work running our school's FFA chapter, rehearsing for drama and filling out college applications.

I sort of wish that CYB didn't have to be put on hiatus, but I'm also glad I did because trying to do updates for it when I have so much going on would have been awful x_x I'd like to continue it at some point though, so maybe I could keep writing chapters for it and only add illustrations occasionally? We'll see. My laptop still doesn't work well so I'd rather not mess with any more art programs until it works again or I get a new laptop. It's just too time-consuming to trace over art with a mouse!

I still want to write the Piper story I've had in my head for awhile now, so I've been writing up a plan, but idk if it'll ever see the light of day. I want it to, but it's also gotta be a lower priority than school and everything else.

On a slightly different note, I'm still playing Tomodachi Life and the miis I made of Luna and Grey got married yesterday 8D I'm hoping they'll have kids at some point and if they do I'll need name ideas!! If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them; both Luna and Grey have weird names themselves and also would probably want to name any sons/daughters something meaningful, so that means you can be really creative.

I also made Piper, Keith, Kellyn and Isaac...I'm kind of hoping I can get Piper with Kellyn, if only because she has a crush on him in my story and even though it'd never be my canon I think it'd be funny lol)

That's it! What've you guys been up to? I miss talking to everyone that I don't see on tumblr so feel free to start up a conversation! 8D

- Vera</sub>
  • Mood: Joy
Sooo this is gonna be a kind of long rambly journal

Basically, the time has come for me to start making decisions about my future. I've started working on the Common App and I'm going to have start creating essays for colleges and applying for scholarships...but the problem? I have no idea what I want to do. I don't know what I want to major in, I don't know what college I want to attend, I don't know what I want to be.

Well, that's what I've been telling everyone, anyway.

Because the truth is I DO know what I want to do, but I'm too afraid to pursue it: performing arts. I play the violin and won some talent show performances before, but even more than that I'm into the acting aspect. I've loved doing drama all the four years in high school I've done it and acting means more to me on a personal level too. Whenever I felt lonely or upset or what have you I turned to my favorite characters in my favorite shows and all I could think about is how I'd love to do that someday, how I'd love to bring a character to life like that. I don't even care about fame; if I could just make a steady living acting I would be so freaking happy.

But that's just the thing: making a steady living off the acting profession is really freaking hard. Nothing's ever guaranteed and not even super talented people do well all the time. This is doubly true because of the economy and the job market being so terrible and everything.

What makes it worse is that I don't even know if I have talent. There are lots of great things about living in a small town but also a lot of bad things -- such as having zero opportunities for things like acting. I do drama club in school and compared to the other kids in school I seem pretty good, but I have no idea how I compare everywhere else. So even if I DID decide to go for it and become an actress I don't know if I'd have the skills to win auditions or get into a school and what scares me even more.

I guess it's just hard because I've thought and thought about this and there aren't any other jobs I want to spend my life doing. We even took this career quiz in class that's supposed to show what jobs we're best suited for and guess what? I got performing arts.

I dunno. I wouldn't be hesitating at all if this was a job that I know I could be successful in. But choosing a career isn't as simple as "follow ur dreams!!1!" because if I want to be independent and not still living with my parents when I'm 30 following my dreams isn't going to be enough. I just want to be able to do what I love while making a living but even a goal that simple is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought and I just

ugh ;_;
  • Mood: Worried

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My (nick)name is Vera, and I'm 17! Writing, art and music are my passions. I really love cats, and oreos are my favorite food.

I consider myself decent at art and writing, but obviously I have a lot to improve on, so I'm always open for critique. ^^

That's really all you need to know about me. Have fun browsing through my gallery and profile!

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:iconluner-tigher:
luner-tigher Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
thanks for the watch =3
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vera-san Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^o^ Is all your stuff drawn with a mouse? Because that's incredible!
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luner-tigher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
yes it is all done with a mouse =3
and thanks X3
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D-Scrolls Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Veraveraveraveraveravera

Hello <33

How are you??
Please im lonely and its 1:30am
and I have to be up at 7 for bandcamp but I dont care
So lonely
So very lonely
Vera pls Ily
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vera-san Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'M SORRY I WAS ASLEEP WHEN YOU SENT THIS MESSAGE

I'm good!! I'm assuming you're at bandcamp by now but I'll still ask how are YOU?? School starts for me in exactly 10 days...not looking forward to that D;
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D-Scrolls Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS OKAY BO <3

Ahha Im good. Recovering from an asthma attack at bandcamp still but yea xD
I start in 25 days xD Im actually extremely excited shh
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vera-san Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness are you okay?? I mean I guess you're ok if you're replying to me but aaah I hope it wasn't too bad of an attack! D:

But hey, being excited for school is good! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you like school, all the more power to ya! Since it's my senior year though I'm just so ready to get it done so I can leave and go to college xD
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D-Scrolls Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhi
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vera-san Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heyyy 8D
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D-Scrolls Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How are you? X3
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