Mom's birthday party is starting soon so I'll try to make this quick
Anyway, the NOCT2 is over and I didn't place. I'm not really upset or anything about it, I'm just more ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and relieved cause I hate the NOCT and I'm glad it's over. It's so hard to enjoy something that I still have poor feelings about from the last time I participated. I'm not sure if this time around was better or worse, really.
The NOCT2 was better in that the system went more smoothly, it didn't take a whole year this time, there were a lot of cool entries, and overall I'm not leaving it feeling salty. But on the other hand, there wasn't a lot of story-based extras, and when there's a lack from the group as a whole making story-based extras, it's hard to keep yourself wanting to make others as well. Ash made a good point about discipline, and I will attribute a lack of discipline as a whole to the entirety of the tournament. Also, there was just general attacking of others this time around, and honestly you have to be pretty fucking pathetic to send others after someone you don't like in a stupid art tournament. It was also harder to make friends in this tournament, but I made some really cool ones through it and honestly it's better than last time. (:
Anyway, I did really well this time around. Here's the comparison from the VERY FIRST ROUND I made in the original NOCT, compared to my last round in the NOCT2:
Jesus Christ, I was meme-y. But whatever. I really improved a lot and learned a lot and became a really great artist throughout these two OCTs. So I gotta give credit to that. And even if I didn't place, I'm still really proud that I tied arkeis, which I'm super proud of and I think is more than enough accomplishment for me in general ahaha
In regards to other things:
Nuzlocke's going well. I have the page half-way done. I was with my mom all weekend for her birthday so the progress has been cut in half but a new page hopefully tomorrow? I'll never stop drawing until @ god puts me in the earth, you know?
I got law school applications starting. My parents are looking at a new house to move to (we've lived in the same one for 16 years so it's kinda sad for my brother and I but we're alright with it) but it probably won't affect me much if I go far away for law school. Grandma seems like she's actually doing really well so she's probably going to make it to her 93rd birthday and past that, so hopefully we wont have a funeral soon. My life is going really well and in a direction that I'm really happy to be going in, to be honest. I'm graduating in May, and then my life takes another cool turn!
I think that's really it. I can hear people coming in for the party now and I still have laundry to do lol
Anyway, thank you all for being supportive and great! I love you all and I hope you have a great week! (: