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Back from Spain!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 29, 2011, 7:25 PM
..in an incredibly belated journal, that is.

Ah, my goodness. It's great to be back home. I have been all over! Amsterdam! Paris! Peñíscola! Barcelona!

Well, in all fairness the first two were just airport layovers.. nevertheless. I was surrounded in sweet, syrupy european-ness all the way through. I could have sat around in the airport in Paris for hours just listening to the announcements in that swishy language. It's brilliant.

I stayed at a beach house with Pinumbra, my lovely sister-in-law-to-be, her spaniard Crabman, and of course the ever enticing, enthralling, extraordinary Zombiesmile. I also met this crazy hairy dribbling individual named Marcks who tried to take my stuff and kick me in the mouth.

We were joined by a couple thousand mosquitos, which apparently, in Spain, leave monstrous welts on your skin the size of small countries. But we persevered!

We marathon'd movies, tossed around in the bright blue ocean (I emphasize the 'bright blue'ness on account of me being used to the Jersey shore back home, which.. which just wasn't blue. Not really.), ate fine Spanish cuisine, explored a big windy castle full of souvenirs and spontaneous 'toilet areas' for obnoxious tourists' children, and made a game of killing the aforementioned mosquitos every night before bed.

It was a nice trip, but I am quite happy to be here again. It's been a while!


But I've been remiss. I haven't really been keeping you folks updated on the goings-on as of late.

I've recently changed jobs! I'm now working as the creative director at another studio (in Barcelona, incidentally, which was another reason for the trip), where I've been happily toiling away my day hours working on an upcoming dungeon crawler.. and an MMO. It's been pretty wild. I'm incredibly excited about both of these projects, and can't wait for a point when I can show some of the progress being made.

I'm about to move (thankfully, to a bigger place!).. yet again, so I'll probably drop off the face of the planet in the next couple of months.. but I do have quite a few things to do here as well.

I still have that massive poster to make for you guys! I'm about halfway through now, been steadily chipping away at it for weeks now, whenever possible. It's been SO tempting to show bits of it on here, but to be honest I kind of want to wait till the very end and make an absolutely enormous strip, all in one deviation. (If the dA dimensions even allow it at this point, haha.)

Additionally, I'm about to put out a sketchbook. : ) More on that later.


Aaaaaaaaaand.. well. There's.. something else too, but. Well. That can wait for later. Laaater, laaater..   haha. xD It'll be good though. Well. I sure hope.


Anyway! Thanks for sticking around, guys. Take care. :heart:

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My SDL team headquarters: The Gokiburi-gumi (Profiles, fanart and duel highlights.)

The Everafter webcomic: Outdated..?
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
You sound like you've been living the life, well enjoy it! And as always, glad to hear from you.
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Orpheus68 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I've been a fan of Ever After since my friend first showed it to me in college back in 2006. I really hope that something else is more of it. Ya say that mystery something else will be good, and i can think of nothing better. :)
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Bulzy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, your style is amazing. I've just recently become a member of deviant and I want to start posting some of my art soon. My fwend and I are hoping to make our own anime series, we've foole around with a couple ev programmes and our manga is coming along great! Its gona great associatinp myself with other artists.
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DrFeelbad Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I get the feeling this surprise will make me hit the roof so hard I end up on the moon
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billyreveille Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'm from spain, and I glad you like it, and yes, mosquitos are one of the most annoying and hateful bugs. And if you play the game of killing mosquitos every night before bed, and you miss one of them... cry, just cry...
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Clairvoire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
"I also met this crazy hairy dribbling individual named ~Marcks who tried to take my stuff and kick me in the mouth. "

End gave birth to a beautiful baby Spaniard~
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Coffee-Brown Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking theres gonna be a baby too!

When you first got together with Zombie i left a comment saying something like "Their babies will be super talented!" in your journal or maybe a livestream.

Or you could be doing what me and my bf did and just be getting a puppy, they can be super talented too! lol :D
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NaamHier Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so... any chance you can tell what the games your working on are called ? or are you not alowed to do that
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saberdog05 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Endling a daddy?!
OH MY GOD, your child is a gift to the world just like your art
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Profanity00 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
The poster!! Ah I can't wait to see it!! :D
Wow, all of that's so exciting! I went to Barcelona with my significant other for a weekend. Oh man is that place beautiful or what?? Did you see the Sagrada Familia?? And all the other cool Gaudi things like the park?
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DarenVanir Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Your "Everafter" comic is never outdated.
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Magedon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the new job!! The only thing I'm wondering is why that didn't happen sooner, hahaha. Can't wait to see what that MMO will be : D
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Borednation Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
i really like your art work!^w^
How long have you been drawing?
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TheAbstractThinker Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist
missed you!
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Fluna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang it! You were around here and I didn't know! XD

Congrats on the new job, I hope you have fun with it (and that it leads to more trips to Barcelona, it'd be cool to meet with you sometime, hehe).

If you liked the sea at Peñíscola and Barcelona, you'd love the sea at Costa Brava (borderline with France), there are pretty "calas" to spend the time at with really low tourist population.

Anyways, keep your work up and don't overwork yourself!
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TheFirstOokamiEver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe you can show a list of which ones are done
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional
there were over 500 requests. I doubt he's going to keep track who is who and which one belongs to whom.
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TheFirstOokamiEver Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats ture i wasn't thinking, my bad ^^;
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional
no worries. :3 just clearing that up.
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TheFirstOokamiEver Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok it kinda cool to get a reply from a famous deviant.
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AinhoaR Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow you have visited Barcelona? I'm going to barcelona in a few weeks xD But well, I'm spanish so is easier for me I think xD
I hope the experience was nice.
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LukeCalkins Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Congratulations! Good luck on your new jobs! Put that creativity to use so that more people are sucked into your insane worlds...
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CanadianEggroll Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, congrats on the job! Glad to hear you had fun, too!

And OMG, I can't wait for that poster. :bulletblack:o:bulletblack:
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EccentricallyAlive Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, welcome back! Good ole' 'Mer'ca. (Which is translated to "America," for those who don't speak redneck.)
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Mokenda Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Schweet! Glad you had an awesome trip :D
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kurokumo-yume Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there going to be a baby endling and zombiesmile??!

If so, congrats! :D But beware, they are evil, energy sucking beings. They wake up from a nap, and are so ready to go whether you are or not. They woo you with their sweet little breath, but then they pee on you! xD
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-seed- Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! Should've come to Germany!

Sounds like a nice trip, good to hear about your new job!

I'm always up for another collaboration, just say when you're ready/interested!

cheers!
Simon
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torchickn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the new job! Can't wait to see that poster, its going to be amazing. :D
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Rag-Dolly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back and congratulations on the new job!
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Monkeytailz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
You've been in Amsterdam, cool. have you been in the city as well ? I'm from there.
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Artist
I forgot I had you in my watch list. ;)
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Koenken Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear you had a good trip. Also, glad to hear from you again.

Also, congrats on the new job. I hope your move goes well.
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kalkie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Welcome back, glad to hear you've been having a grand time everywhere (minus the mosquitoes).
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Shufly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
great to hear man. Hope time's have been fun! You're were (job wise) I wanna be in life someday in the (hopefully not so far off) future!
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Lol, sounds like a pretty awesome trip :aww:
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0-CLAM-0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you hear you're still alive, haha.
I can't wait for that poster. It'll be great
I bet. Since everything you do is great. XD
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ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Welcome back! Glad that you had fun and battled victoriously against the notorious mosquitoes!
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Ashura-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Good to have you back! Glad to hear you had fun!
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Noerusan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to see you are back Endling!

I hope that the new project will go great! I also hope to be one of your first players of this new game!
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FortuneCake Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Congrats on your new job, and if the other news is what I think it is, congrats on that too.
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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tid-bits.
Spain.
Fun..
Syrup.
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TheonknownKLAW Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Dude you were romping around europe this whole time?
Phew... i thought you got kidnapped, or stuck in a black hole...
or worse...
EATEN BY COWS!!
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liea Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hellos~ welcome back ^^ Uwaaah I saw "Amsterdam" in the journal preview and was like "CLICKLICKLCICKKCK", only to find out it was a layover :[ Would've loved to have had coffee with you! ^^
Good to hear travels were good. Where are you moving to? Also I'm curious about you and `Zombiesmile's ultimate plans for relocation (or did I miss something and has one of you emigrated yet?). It's the ultimate EU vs US battle for the love and presence of two really cool people >: D *ding*!
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Crono121 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Writer
My mothertongue is a swishy language?
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Limelight-Night Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
in comparison to some maybe...
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:iconprixt:
Prixt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank the Gods
You arrived.
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r3nisa Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Congratulations on the job and welcome back!!! It sounds amazing, despite the mosquitoes.
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HaveConquest Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
woah,

so much stuff to look forward to! Good luck out thar. : ]
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ElCacto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG YOU ARE ALIVE!

WELCOME BACK DUDE! XD
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh, that sounds like it was fun. I'd love to visit Spain one day. Good luck with the new job! :nod:
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