All right! Comments time! Sorry about that.
surprised me with this lovely piece of fanart, which by itself is absolutely wonderful. It would be easy to say that the picture really injected me with some inspiration to do some Marie/Kavin related stuff, but that's not true. It was the description. Yubria said a ton of nice things which made me feel all warm and gooey inside, but that still isn't what made me want to spontaneously paint this thing.
It was the enthusiasm she had for the characters.
And really, that's it, I think. That's what I've been missing. I get some kind of high when I hear people talking about things with the same amount of passion I have for them myself. Over the last couple years I forgot about that feeling, and as a result I lost a lot of followers because I wasn't making stories to share with them. To those of you who stuck around (and I know I've said this a million times already), thanks. You're the reason why I didn't give up entirely and walk away from it all.
But right now, an especially big thanks to Yubria.
Not only did I churn out this sucker (which I did some experimentation with and I'm really please with the results!), I went home and stayed up nearly until four working on this picture too:
All of the comments I got on my last journal were the things that helped me stomp out this self pitying, depressing mood thing I've been in for so long. If you commented, you helped me.
I guess that also makes you all my motivation, too.