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Stop asking me for points! I only give points to friends or to pay for commissions.

Edit: And stop sending me notes about it as well. I'll still block you.
PSA for Pokemon Fans/Artist.

Please, for the love of everything holy. SPOILER TAG all the artwork you make of unreleased Pokemon! Many people including myself are trying to avoid spoilers. And seeing everything in my notification feed, without even having a NSFW or a different thumbnail is driving me crazy. I've already been spoiled for 12 Pokemon that I didn't want to...

"Hur Dur Dur, Avoid the Internet. Der..."
...The game does not come out for another month. So Please, be courteous to others. Spoiler tag your stuff.

This sucks, The entire freaking dex was leaked... How are we supposed to avoid spoilers for 30+ days. :(

Gamefreak Y U NO LEARN!!!???
Hello everyone,

Jeez, it's been a while... I'm sorry for that, I'll get into why I've been so inactive in a moment. But first, I'd like to thank everyone for the Birthday wishes, It does mean a lot that people still wish me a happy birthday despite not having been active for almost 2 years. :D

So I guess the rest of this Journal could just be considered an update of sorts, of both my life and what's been going on. It's probably going to be a little long and ranty, so if you don't wanna read the whole thing there is a TLDR at the bottom.

Anyway. Some of you may know this, but way back before I started my Hiatus I was hired on by a small time game company making sprites. Which is good, kinda...
There was aspirations for a full scale sprite based RPG game that would be entirely custom sprites, I was hired on along with 5 other pixel artists to make all the assets for this game from scratch. I had been making sprites almost non-stop for the game for almost 3 months, and at this point I was honestly beginning to get burned out. Around this time is when I had learned that throughout the course of these 3 months, there went from 5 pixel artists to just me... I had been picking up the slack for the 4 that quit, and I was not being compensated for my extra work. And that's when I started to question things.
Shortly after I had tried to get in contact with the lead developer, I had learned that the lead dev had moved out of the country and passed on the project to 3 of the co-developers, and they had been asking me for assets that they had not even been putting into use, I was told that they wouldn't even start developing the game 'til I had finished everything they ask me to do (Which at this point they were just having me make and re-make whatever the hell they wanted for no apparent reason other than seemlying just to keep my busy...). So I did the only sensible thing and quit.

It was at this same point I had resigned my position that a lot of drama was happening here on DA. (Not exactly an abnormal thing, but it was unusually bad this time). I was originally just going to sit through it like I always do and wait 'til it blows over like it always does.
However, for whatever reason names were thrown around and opinions began to be spread and fights broke out. I won't go into this too much, because I'll be honest it was a long time ago and it was stupid. Plus it is completely irrelevant anymore.
And by this point I will be honest, I was fed up.

I was burned out from being worked to the bone, and fed up all the unnecessary drama here on DA and around this same time I was struck with a terrible case of writers/drawers/spriters block ever.
And long story short: An activity that I had previously enjoyed doing, something I had previously used as an outlet, My hobby. Became nothing but work, drama and plainly... Not fun.
That is why I decided to take the break.

I still have writers block pretty bad, but I am going to try and come back and be more active.

~TLDR: I was burned out from both creating and being part of online drama. I Had/Still have a really bad case of writers block (A result from everything listed above).
However I have taken a break and I am going to try and be more active.

Thanks for reading.
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Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Karurosustar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
MetalSonic30 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Do you have the Callie and Marie Amiibo's yet?

Because I do. c:
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Bought Lucario today~
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PxlCobit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Cool Icon you got =D
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just bought a Greninja Amiibo... And a Mewtwo.
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, shall we have a Halloween art trade please?
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