Hey I’ve been away a while, and in the mean time I’ve got like 400 new followers, so thank you to everyone who’s followed me in the time when I’ve not even been making stuff. For everyone who donated while I was away I have to say an even bigger thank you, and at the moment the points are just sat in my account so I’ll put them to good use asap. For anyone who’s interested in why I went away, my buddy might have mentioned it, he might not have, but it’s sort of a shared story. I’ve spoken to him and he’s going to let me tell my half of it.
We kind of fell out for a while, and with being the guy that got me into the whole deviantart thing I kind of didn’t feel comfortable being on the site, especially when he left for his own reasons. Basically Tom made the momentously brave decision to come out to his Dad at some point last year, I’m thinking early October or maybe just after. He and I were expecting this to be a difficult time, but never to the extent that it ended up being. I’ll let Tom tell the particulars in his own words sometime, but let’s just say it didn’t go well. Being as I was one of the driving people behind him coming out, I kind of felt responsible for him ending up in a pretty dire place.
So for some reason, god knows why, I asked him to come away on holiday with me to Europe. He had some money from a relative passing, and I had saved some from my job, so we could comfortably last for about five months out on the continent and then come home feeling a lot better and refreshed. That was the plan.
What I kind of hadn’t realised was that if two people live out of each other’s pockets for even more than a few weeks they start to get on each other’s nerves. I was definitely more responsible of this than Tom was, but he acknowledges that he was as bad as me in cases. But suffice it to say that we barely lasted until Christmas before he decided to go home, and I did the same. I checked in on deviantart occasionally, and even kind of wanted to return, but knowing that Tom had been offline for so long, and didn’t seem to want to come back, it made it too painful to try and make my own comeback.
We didn’t speak for a good few months, and he even reached out to me once or twice just to check in with me. However I was kind of a real bitch and I didn’t reply or I just ignored the message entirely. It was only once I saw his page had taken off again that I realised he might be back to his old self. We talked some, we forgave each other, he mainly forgave me, and then we started working on stuff together.
So yeah, now I’m back for the moment, and I’m going to do my best to post as often as I can. It’s going to be real fun getting back into the swing of things, and I’m really looking forward to it all!