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Hey, guys :3

As you all know I've been very slow on my activity here lately, things have just been...I don't know, hard I guess. There's been changes in my household all starting back from the May 24 weekend, and just more and more drama has ensued since then. My step dad who's been with us for close to 11 years has moved out. I won't get into details about the situation, all I can say is you think you know a person...

Now with the holidays around the corner and all, it's hit me kinda hard, and left me with a pit in my stomach. Not for him, but for the others who used to come for the holidays and of course, for my mom. This hurt her very bad.

So with the way I'm feeling lately, I doubt I can focus on drawing and putting comics together. My motivation just isn't there for the time being ( instead of drawing, yes, I do play games to relax ) That's not to say I'm quitting though! I know I take long, but I''ll have them up when I'm able to. I Don't mean to put out the same song and dance all the time...all I ask is for some patience ^^;

With all that said, I'm sorry for not being around much, and for not being as friendly as I normally am. I'll be back to normal soon, just went over lots of things this weekend that made me think :dead:

In other news, today I got back from my trip to Niagara falls, which I enjoyed despite all the crap above. On the way home, yes I also picked up Paper Mario: Sticker Star :nod: This'll help me with the wait for the Wii U, haha. x3 Oh, and on tuesday I went to go see Wreck-it Ralph~ c:  It's pretty damn awesome, go watch it! :noes:

Anywho, thanks for reading :hug: Next journal won't be such a bummer, I promise xD
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wackko200 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry for not reading this earlier. I hope things work out for you and your family.
Nintendo-Fighter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, aren't I late to the party :grump:
I'm so sorry to hear that happened to ya, Monica! I know it's pretty late (and judging from your latest journal, you seem to be feeling better...I hope) but I'm here for ya if you need it! I know it doesn't mean too much, what with my horrid inactivty, but still! :ohnoes:
ALBurning90 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww....I'm rreally sorry you're feeling this way.......I hope things get better.
Mrl5678 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Feel better Monica!
smbzfan345 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
its fine monica trust me be proud of what you already done! its amazeing compeard to me :D besides im just happy your not quitiing if you did id proboly drop off the face of the earth take all the time for your break that you need!!!
tnyshawk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
B-Boy100 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I did see wreck it ralph. Gotta be the best disney movie there is. Hope you get back on your feet soon!
Rin-chan1234 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww :hug:
kawaiininjakat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
If I could drive, I would go down there and give you a big hug! Hopefully you and your mom will feel better soon, I know it will be hard, but I know you will recover. In better news I too am overly excited for the Wii U. I am on the edge of my seat. LOL.
saiiko Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't have a memory lapse THIS bad to not even slightly know anything about this....for over 5 months!!!!!!! I really suck this much with catching?

That aside, bummer to hear about the changes in your household, :( and why especially around the holiday seasons, since its THE time when you look forward to things. :c i'd bring you some sugar cookies or brownies if I could (had a recent slew of cookies going around, lol). I can always ship them, though they probably won't stay fresh...

I can promise you at least one thing before the year ends, and that would be something your quarters would be happy about.....*smirks* that's one of them among others.

Anyway, the majority of people are understanding, so it's very assuring to see them showing concern and upmost, patience. Great to hear from you in a journal in general since I'm certain many appreciate it. :)

Like chicken pox, (minus the scratching... ) it'll take time before things settle down, so as you say, relax, unwind, focus on what you need to attend to (I'm not saying stuff on dA, lol) and hopefully this year can still be an enjoying ending year to some extend :). After all, if all fails you still have the little fluffball munchkin who joined your family. ;)

Take it easy, Monica~ and as usual, no rush! :ohnoes:
Cary16 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck with all your problems, Monica. And don't worry about drawings and comics, we can wait. Right now just relax and try to get rid of your stress (like by playing video games lol) :hug: :hug: hug:
hometownboy93 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Luck with all the Drama and Stress in your life
C-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sigh, times get darker for all of us. I hope it gets out of your system soon.
nicolajespinoza Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Don't worry about drawing for us right now, I'm sure we can all wait. Just relax and have fun, I've been under heavy stress too, and thinking about it only makes it worse. The best thing you can do is doing something that takes your mind off of it. BTW you're always friendly. :hug:
Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Artist
take your time :hug:
Mage-Akida Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
CrusherMania Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Understandable. I can understand what you're going through and all. Just take your time and one step at a time. :)
MichiGirl11 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's alright. You don't need to work on drawing and such if you don't really feel like it. It's better to do so when you have motivation. :D But I hope everything works out for you and your close ones.
I want Paper Mario: Sticker Star...but I don't have a 3DS. D: Is it good? And I saw Wreck-It Ralph too!
mariobroz123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
how is paper mario sticker star? is it an rpg?
ArwingPilotFox3D Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry nobody's mad at you or disappointed were just worried cause we haven't heard from you and do NOT blame yourself for anything! Just relax cause everything will fall into place, you'll see. P.S. I did not know you had a 3ds, that's so cool!
darkjeroid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
I'm so sorry Nintendrawer. Is there anything I can do?
CoffeeThief Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Sorry for the stress at home, remember drama comes and goes as you watch it flow you'll soon grow into a more finer tone. So treat yourself to an ice cream cone. That will be cold to the bone, perhaps your dad will pick up the phone. I saw wreck it Ralph and all that was shown, I hope things become ok in the comfort of your home.
Lol don't stress girl, things trypically have ways of working themselves out. As for me I'll be chilling here awaiting your next Mario comic :D
Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... well hon', I'll be praying for you. I hope everything works out for you in the end.
RikkuLovesCookies Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Don't worry bout it! I'm sure no one minds. I hope things get better soon. xx
PRTArtist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Relax pal.
And you saw Wreck-It Ralph? Lucky.
I'll have to wait for a while /wrongsideoftheocean
nintendofan012 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Just relax, monica.
And everything is gonna be allright. :aww:
QuitheQuilava556 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
awww just take your time to relax :D
Villaman89 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You don't have to apologize, specially when it comes to family issues. Take your time and relax. Also have faith that everything will get better :) I'm sure you gonna have a great time after this.

Greetings from Chile.
SuperCaterina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You are another proof that the whole year has been really a shit. LOL. :s
What I can suggest you is to go on with your stuff, also because probably you cannot solve all of this if you are not the main cause.
I am in Mario Kart wii online these days, so make me a call if you want to challenge me and and have some fun! :star:
Mario-Luigi-fan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Take your time. You deserve it :)
YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope everything gets better soon. Just take as long as you need.
MarioSonicLover Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I play games to relax too. :aww:
No, you're not being unactive, I thought your drawings too a long time as it is.
You take your time and go have a stress-free week, day or even month if you want! :huggle:

I'm waiting for the Wii U too, doesn't it look amazing?!?! :squee:
greeneyedgirl927 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
NIAGARA FALLS!! Slowly I turn, and step by step, inch by inch. XD
Blueberry39V Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Whenever someone close decides to make a drastic change it is very hard...especially when he or she justs turn their back on you...I hope that that is not what you are going through. It's hard to forgive that kind of pain...

I hope that things work out well for you and that the holidays are joyful for you and your family. I do the same. I play games or watch YouTube 90% of the time. Lol, anyway, have a great day.
MsAlice623 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Take your time we can wait :)
BurningKikoken Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Hopefully you get fine. No biggie on the activity.
Dracomonstar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I wish you that things will calm down a bit more for you. Also, nice that you had some fun trips, Monica. Paper Mario Sticker Star gets released here after the Wii U launch yet. We also get the Wii U a bit later than the US but I don't mind much. I'll play some Pokémon until the release. Oh, I'd feel honored to add your Wii U ID as when you got it. Oh, and wanna exchange 3DS friendcodes? (-^.=.^-) ♪
AQuinis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wreck-it Ralph? Never heard of it.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star, have heard of it. Sounds awesome.

Drama? I can only give this (hopely) sagely advice: reverse 'stressed' for the cure. The cure for stressed is always desserts.
You may have heard it but it does help. When I got a bad letter from a possible (not anymore) employment place, my mum bought me some chocolates (those ones with the stuff; this one had nuts and jellies, stuffed in them). It really helped.

Niagara falls: got photos you're willing to share?
TheServer8 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
OH YEAH!! I completely forgot about Sticker Star!! I NEED TO GET IT NOW!! :onfire:
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Sorry hear that.I hope things get better for you.
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope things get better for you. Thanks for checking in.
SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you feel better ^-^

Though I can't do much, all I can wish you is good luck and that things can turn out for the better. Like how Mario would say it, "Let's-a-go!" (or something like that xD)
ZeFrenchM Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Take care of you my friend. No need to rush. :smooch::hug:
Jtmason10 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm a newer fan of yours, and I have to say that I'm sorry you have to go through this. I still have some hard feelings left over from my parents divorce, but my dad and I are working it out (not fast, you can't rush stuff like this.) I don't know exactly what's going on, but I can say that it does get better with time. Have a :hug: on the house, and just stay strong.
a-rod48 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Well you know what they say, When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! You don't want its damn lemons! What are you supposed to do with those?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Nintendrawer lemons! Does it know who you are? You're the one who's gonna burn life's house down! With the lemons! (God I really hope you get the reference)

Anywho, I just got sticker star as well, freakin love it (along with Wreck-it-Ralph).
Bomberdrawer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i'm sorry about what happened. i don't think wreck-it ralph is out here though.
Xiaomei23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( I hope things get better for you soon!
1-UPMatt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that you've been going through difficult times. :( I hope that you feel better soon and everything that your going through can just be a thing in the past. :hug: Take it easy for now and we'll be patient until then. :)
MexicanSkull Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
sorry to hear about your step father, hope things turn out alright
Banishedshadow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm sorry about all the drama. I hope you get through it OK ^^. Yay! You saw Wreck-it Ralph! I loved that movie! Do you think you'll do any fan art for it? That would be cool.
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