Apologies for the late writing of this journal (as it turns out, chelation is a bitch XD; ), but I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone as thanks for wishing me a happy birthday a little over a week ago!!
Also, a shout out / special thanks to
for featuring me in his "Artist of the Week" segment in
Artist of the Week: 02.12.14
I was kind of slow on this. But fret not, I'm heeeere! So let's rock iiit.
And don't forget to check out :iconakio2a:, who was the artist of the week last time! c:
Artist of the Week
Doom-san is an artist I've known for quite a while. I just adore the dude's works, and have been doing so for a few years now. There is just a lot to like -- I like the line art, I like the shading, I especially like whenever he does a colored work (The Moufubuki, Ice Queen pic above is one of my favorites!). There's just a lot that to enjoy with this artist. Doom may have slowed down a bit due to reasons, but I still look forward to whenever he updates with such marvelous sk
and to my good friend
And to anyone else who I haven't mentioned ^^
(a good friend of mine wrote a story he hasn't posted on dA, and one of my best friends who really isn't around very much made a awesome WIP that he linked me from sta.sh, but I like to keep those private so yeah XD; 'Nother friend of mine swears he's drawing my girls, but just knowing I've got friends is good enough for me ^_^ )
Thanks guys, it's been awesome! ^__^
Also, the day itself went pretty well as well ^^ I had breakfast at a cafe diner with my mother, and I kind of spent an evening out on the town with my aunt, sister and mother (father was out of town; grandparents are too old to go out for birthday get-togethers now, sadly) just kind of nomming on appetizers and sitting and talking. ...I think I've found what really makes for a good gathering is when you've got people you care about all sitting around a table and everyone's talking intently and you're all engaged in what's going on. No arguing, no feeling like you should be living up to someone else's expectations -- Just the group of you, all being social.
That... is something I don't get nearly often enough, but it's that warm "family moment" that I think really makes a gathering worth having.
So, I got the one thing I really wanted for my birthday but had forgotten I wanted: "Family" haha.
Doom out! (...almost)
Oh, and as an update on the health stuff I had going on mentioned in the previous journal: ( see
February 13thWow, I totally suck at this journal thing XD;
February 13th, a Friday the 13th and a Full Moon, was the day of my birth.
I don't know that it's worth putting a journal out about it in advance since I'm not sure if I know anyone who would draw something for me if I'd given them the heads-up first, but a friend nagged and said I should so here goes XD;
In any case, yeah. Not much of a "What's Been Up With Doomie?" journal, but my past two birthdays kind of sucked to be honest, but, as another friend pointed out, if I have a quiet day of it where nothing goes wrong, I'll have to count it as a "win".
Dunno what else to write here, really? o___o; My health kind of went down the shitter over the past few years, which probably goes a long distance to explain why my activity here suddenly collapsed.. ..I guess between two and four years ago? Which in deviantART time is like multiple life-times, so I sort of wonder if I'm even writing this journal to anyone other than myself and th
I'd been finding that my energy levels have been going down steadily between nutritional IVs, implying that whatever it is that I got out of that, my body isn't getting normally, so it's kind of burning up the reserves that the IV got me and eventually I'll run out again unless I get another IV. ....That's not a sustainable thing, so I'd been asking the IV guy about it and he recommended me something he himself does (not the "healthiest" option, but it keeps him going, just like I need something similar since he and I have similar digestive issues I've noticed), which is taking a liquid gel cap multivitamin that has most/all of the same stuff that the IV does, except that it's liquid so the body absorbs it immediately instead of trying to break down a pill. (....also, and the IV goes into the veins while the gel goes into the intestines, but yeah >w>; )
I've been feeling myself bounce back like I did after getting the malnutrition IVs, so I think I've found a solution to malnutrition IV dependence, at least for now!
Gonna track down a nutritionist once I've got most/all of my other problems sorted out, but 'til then I'm good with vitamins giving me what I need. ...Plus nutrition in pill form kinda lets me be a little looser in what I eat on a daily basis instead of panicking to make sure I get everything I need, and then dealing with my stomach feeling full because I need stomach acid pills to digest food, and then feeling miserable because it's such a panic to keep myself from not falling apart again XD; Thank you, vitamin juice in gel capsule form XD;
/Doomie out ^^