So, now that I've taken the time to collect my thoughts here is what I have to say: Yesterday I turned on my laptop to be greeted with loud beeping. I looked into it and the news is not good. My laptop either had a memory failure or had a cpu failure. Both of these things are not good and are not very cheap to repair (if it's a cpu failure then there's no hope for it). So in short my laptop is now dead, meaning I no longer have a means to get my work done (animating, drawing, skyping, streaming, ect.). So, how am i writing this to you all? Well I'm on an old desktop; but, it's in a different room that complicates how much I can be on it. So even though I have a computer to get work done I am not allowed on it a lot. This is unfortunate and will definitely set back when Episode 9 will be released. I started animating scene 7 and scripting scene 12 now; but, I don't have the means to work on it at a decent pace with my current situation.
With all that said: How long will it take me to get back into the game? Well it's difficult to say right now. I don't have a lot of money currently (nowhere near enough to buy a new laptop) and my job hasn't been giving me many hours to work as of late. My best bet currently is that with Christmas and my birthday rolling around fairly soon I should get a good amount of money to get me closer to a new computer. Downside is I'll be out of it all for at least 3-6 months.
Something else to mention is that this has been a very bad end of the year for me with a lot of sad things going on in my life right now that have caused my personal life to go very far down south. About 3 weeks ago a relationship I had been in for 4 1/2 years abruptly came to an end and I've been in a depressed state of mind ever since. I don't want to go into too much details about it so I'll leave it at that. On top of it dealings with my family haven't been the very best which has led me to become more secluded than I normally am. Funny enough work has been the only place where I'm able to forget about these things and be "happy"; even if it's just a facade. The laptop going through it's 2nd malfunction this year in a very short time frame was the last thing I needed. It may sound sad but being on my laptop is my life. It's where I do work for my job, freelance art work, communicating with friends, animating, hobby drawing, ect. I've never been a social person and I'm generally displeased and uncomfortable with being around people.
With all this out of the way some people (might be no one but I can dream) are probably wondering if there's a way to help me. Well my patreon is still up and waiting if anyone wants to contribute. However commissions are out of the question right now since I wouldn't have a means to work on them and I'd rather not be swamped with them to do at a later date once I get everything situated.
Thank you for your time and for putting up with my "woe-is-me" ramblings as of late.
Have a blessed day everyone.
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