I haven't been on here in eons. I let my subscription expire for the first time in literally nine years. Maybe it's time to dust off the page, but I probably need to actually have some art ready to upload before I commit to anything.
My, how things change. I've probably socialized more in person at conventions than I have online in the last year, which is something I never expected to happen. Of course most of my watchers here are as inactive as I am these days, since most of 'em came from the classic Spirit era way back when. I need to make some new contacts so I have more people to talk to on here, really. XD
My passion for poni waned a bit over winter, because of the long hiatus and my not having been to a pony specific convention since last July (not counting the absolutely phenomenal Seabronies cruise to Mexico in January) but I still managed to scrape up the funds to fly out to California with SoMA-To-FoRM
for my third BABScon. At first I figured it'd be better to save up my money for perhaps moving out with GleamyDreams
someday, but hey, these cons won't last forever, and I have friends to meet up with on the west coast, so I went anyway. I do not regret it; the con was terrific, the trip to Big Sur was excellent despite weather issues and road closures from winter landslides, and as usual, San Francisco was just an awesome place to be. Maybe it's rekindled my passion a bit, because I actually look forward to conventions the rest of the year even if I'm a bit broke at the moment. Good thing there's work coming up because I'm going to start commissioning people more in the future, regardless of if I'm able to offer such things myself.
So I guess to name-drop a bit, thanks to SoMA-To-FoRM
and a whole ton of others whose accounts I don't remember for making the weekend excellent fun. Even sleeping at the airport afterwards didn't spoil any of the great times. The Golden Gates plush I finally got is the best thing ever.
Now I look to Everfree Northwest in Seattle in a few weeks, where I shall go with GleamyDreams
and meet up with peachykeenponies
for some cosplay and exploring the Pacific Northwest, and then in August it'll be time for Bronycon, where I will hopefully be able to hang out with karzii
and do many other exciting and awesome things. I also hope to be able to finally return to Nightmare Nights this October, having had to cancel the last two years, where yet more fun will be had.
Also hopefully the yearly schedule of two campouts for our local group; even if not specifically pony themed these days, it's why we all met, so it's relevant, and thus Backyard Small Horse Con Seven is a go. Whenever I can come up with a date, of course.
Hopefully 2017 will prove to be far superior to dreadful 2016. Not much good happened that year. Except for cons, which are always fun. Or at least usually. Wheeeeee