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The good ol' days

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 15, 2014, 11:04 PM
I remember a time when I would come on here routinely and vent all my feelings for no other reason than just that.

I think part of the reason I felt the need to do that here is because in my mind, you liking my art means potentially you like me as a person. This is not necessarily the case, but maybe in some instances it is.

Since a while back when all of us UDON folks went off to our own places away from a centralized studio, I've started to feel a sort of distance from the scene and my cohorts. As time went on, I got married and now have two kids, while manyof my coworkers don't and that is not a chastisement.

However, having a family of your own is a full time thing and one that needs constant communication and planning to get the most of. Many things that seem so unclear manifest themselves only well after the point, and all in all its a learning game that never stops.

Because of a number of factors, I also just turned off all external media out of sheer disinterest. I never watched tv and it has been turned off in our home for over one year. I want to throw it out, its and old CRT Trinitron. I stopped reading any manga or books, stopped playing any video games, and I don't have an interest in movies.

I said to myself, be the one to make the story and entertainment, not imbibe it. And as a result you have 5C.

What this means is that many a time I have nothing at all in common to talk to my cohorts about, since most of what they'll talk about is entertainment. I am concerned about my kids and my marriage and those are distant issues they don't care to relate to or can't even if they wanted to. I am not laying judgement, but I assure you it is a fact many folks nowadays go sailing into their thirties with no desire for marriage or kids whatsoever. That's their choice and I respect it.

But obviously, this creates a rift. I've been dubbed responsible, and I actually heard things like " you have kids? But you're a young guy!" when I was 32. It's lifestyle choice, and everyone is allowed to choice what they like and reap the rewards and consequences alike.

Now this is where you guys come in.

When you guys comment on my art, especially on 5th Capsule, I really get a lot of support. I mean, I look forward to your comments. My day is basically in complete silence, I just work and am left with my thoughts, I get home and spend time with my family, but again none of the things I love can be discussed with ease or understanding, and I am talking about art. My wife isn't an artist, and we talk mostly about family stuff and other things.

I've made my decisions on life and have no regrets, though it has left me a bit of an oddball in the industry in a way. I have no close friends that I talk to on the norm as we no longer have anything in common and my time is so limited and they live far away, but having you guys comment and interact really makes my day.

It really does help me a lot. You may see yourselves as fans, but a good deal of you I consider friends because you actually care what I'm doing, how I'm progressing, and my striving.

So here's to you guys, I appreciate you and hope all of you have great things in your life whatever you chose and that I can at the very least provide you with decent entertainment!

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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DeepDark00-0 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
So many warm fuzzies.
You are awesome.
Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to find the words to tell you how much of an inspiration you are for myself and others like me, because someone with a relatively similar cultural background managed to make something of themselves in a very harsh industry with their incredible talents, but would probably fall flat on my face trying to be so verbose. I am, by no means, a professional artist, nor do I have any plans on becoming one (art is just a hobby for me), but I appreciate art, and I appreciate talent. You're an inspiration to us all, man, and a role model we should all follow. Being a family man is a big deal and a sign of maturity. How you run your household is your business and, as long as you raise your kids right and create a nurturing environment for them, then no one can ever fault you.

I know I'm just another random fan on your page, but I just wanted you to know how important you are to some of us. Thanks for being around and thanks for being you.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're not another random fan, and i 'm thankful that I have fans like you.
Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad I could do my part. n_n
Engraver78 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as a fan of yours, i really appreciated about your feeling towards your other fans. i really like 5C and hopefully you will strive more in life
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you appreciate it!
mbretschneider Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I changed accounts, we chat about music (i have lost that drum-n-bass/breakbeat playlist you sent me on youtube 5 years ago) , i questioned you about islam before your 1st daughter, in my book you are a friend in cannada and if i ever hit it there im wanting to meet and greet

i love the way 5C goes on  , and i really wish you enjoy the most of it, because as i fan i feel that every second i wait is well worth it!

I have distanced myself from comics , having only reading some special editions and things like that because the quality dropped a lot (or i just outgrew things  i liked?) but man , things like 5c make me come back, ALWAYS
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome !

As for DnB I have been listening to a lot of accelerated culture sets from the turn of the century, andy c, zinc, and blackamrket. and brockie too.
RLN Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So much of what you wrote and what others have written in response,  there is nothing left for me to say that hasn't already been said.  What I do know is that you and I are roughly the same age with similar home environments.  You do GREAT things with your talent and just having a conversation with you is a honor and privelage from my end.  You want to swap kid stories and growing pains, I'd be delighted.  You want to vent some ideas and get opinions, I'd be happy to help till you tell me to shut up.  You're putting yourself out there a bit, showing your personal side.  As fans, let us return the favor back to you =D
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated!

I've always made sure the person you see here is the actual person I am, I don't do that whole public and private face thing.
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