Often mistaken for a shooting star, the Flystar can’t actually fly at all. It simply glides from tree to tree, but its small size creates the illusion he is further away. As it is a psychic type, many believe Flystars can hear the wishes children make when it passes overhead.
God lord, your art is fantastic. I've been in love with your work for quite some time now, (Around 2008, I believe, and I specifically remember I started reading Strays when it was on page 72,) I don't remember exactly when or how, but I located your dA page long before I actually became a deviant myself and you are part of the reason I did! Your characters are so charming and your work is breath taking, it really inspires me to work hard and improve my own! Just keep doing what you're doing!
Wow, thank you so much for the compliments! :) It’s great to hear that I’ve inspired you so much! Thank you!
ahhh I hope you don't mind me inquiring more about your doll! I love that Charlotte too, and i also missed it.... but who did you have paint your doll... and which n was it? (the basic Charlotte, or the basic Charlotte 2? )
ynckay said: anime boston is going through some confusing state sales tax laws - though since i’ve never sold in a dealers room i’m not entirely sure if it affects that or not - have you tried emailing another staff member with your problem?
No, I didn’t think it was right to bother another department. I did speak with the AA head at Nekocon, though, and she said the director is sometimes slow with his e-mail and she would bug him about responding. That was back in November. Even if they are having some kind of difficulties I would’ve appreciated any kind of response :\
poveglia said: awww oh no, i hope the anime boston director emails you back! i would love to see the sugar bunny shop there! :c !!
At this point I don’t think I’ll make it there this year. Things are looking good for ACEN and I can’t do both cons because they’re so close together. Sorry :(
3255harley said: So you’re not going to be at Katsucon in February%Pr
How do I accept that I won’t ever be great or outstanding? I always thought I had talent, and maybe I’m not bad, but a great many people are far better. I can’t stop thinking this and it’s causing me great anxiety.
Kill your ego, because nothing you do will ever matter. That’s okay, though. It’s not just you. It’s all of us. It’s taken 100,000 years for our species to hump and grunt its way into momentary dominance on this pale blue dot, but nothing we’ve accomplished is all that outstanding when you consider that a Mall of America-sized asteroid is all it would take to turn humanity into the next thin layer of fossil fuels.
Greatness is nothing but the surface tension on the spit bubble of human endeavor. On a geological time scale, our measurable effect on the planet is a greasy burp. We are seven billion tiny flecks of talking meat stuck to an unremarkable mud ball hurtling through space in an unimaginably vast universe for no particular reason. There is no difference between kings and cripples, my friend. We’re all the same hodgepodge of primordial goo, and the pursuit of greatness is a fool’s errand.
Pursue happiness instead. Find peace in your insignificance, and just let your anxiety go. Learn to savor the likely truth that the sum total of human achievement won’t even register in the grand scheme, so you might as well just enjoy whatever talents you have. Use them to make yourself and others happy, and set aside any desire to be great or outstanding.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t do your best. You should. If you’re talented, by all means, exploit that talent to the fullest extent possible. Just don’t do it for the sake of greatness. Do it for the sake of happiness. If the distinction is a little hazy, that’s because your ego is doing its best to get in the way. Your ego wants to put you on a pedestal at the center of the universe. It wants to convince you of silly things like jealous gods and life after death. Your ego would never allow you to believe that you are anything other than a special snowflake, which is why you have to kill it.
Annihilating your ego is the quickest way to happiness. Embracing your insignificance will make your anxiety suddenly seem ridiculous. You’ll recognize petty emotions like schadenfreude and envy for the childish tantrums that they are. You’ll stop comparing your talents to others, and you’ll be able to enjoy being good at something without the need to be great.