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I’m sorry I haven’t posted much lately. The last couple of months have been pretty hard. They’ve been worse for my partner, but we’re still here, still together, and if anything we’re closer now. Fate threw us some challenges, we survived, and now we’re ready to move on.

This year wasn’t too productive. I posted 53 pictures on DA (not including photos) compared to 90 in 2014. I’ve had trouble staying motivated and on some counts my style’s regressed. I’ll hopefully turn this around when I’m in a better place. Hobart worked wonders for me last year and it can do the same again.

I’ve got other reasons to be pleased. This year wasn’t the disaster my last six months in Sydney were. Some of my work was well received and I’ve learned some new creative skills. I’ve caught up with a few old friends and made peace with another I fell out with four years ago. I’ve also shared some writing I haven’t posted on DA and it went down very well.

For better or worse, the much more normal (?) life I’ve led this year has brought me more up to date on pop culture. A lot of it’s been pure schlock, but Firefly, Game of Thrones, and Continuum were worth my time. I still prefer books overall and am currently re-reading Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel. It’s just as I remember it – a detailed but accessible mix of several different sciences – and I recommend it to anyone who plans to build a culturally rich and believable world.

I’ve got more to report, but I’ll save it for later. I hope you all have a great Christmas/Cokemas/Xmas/holiday (or whatever else it’s called these days) and a happy and rewarding new year.

Until next time,

JF

  • Listening to: Murkrat - Drudging the Mire
  • Reading: Guns, Germs and Steel
  • Watching: Mr Robot
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Bread and beef
  • Drinking: Instant coffee

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much lately. The last couple of months have been pretty hard. They’ve been worse for my partner, but we’re still here, still together, and if anything we’re closer now. Fate threw us some challenges, we survived, and now we’re ready to move on.

This year wasn’t too productive. I posted 53 pictures on DA (not including photos) compared to 90 in 2014. I’ve had trouble staying motivated and on some counts my style’s regressed. I’ll hopefully turn this around when I’m in a better place. Hobart worked wonders for me last year and it can do the same again.

I’ve got other reasons to be pleased. This year wasn’t the disaster my last six months in Sydney were. Some of my work was well received and I’ve learned some new creative skills. I’ve caught up with a few old friends and made peace with another I fell out with four years ago. I’ve also shared some writing I haven’t posted on DA and it went down very well.

For better or worse, the much more normal (?) life I’ve led this year has brought me more up to date on pop culture. A lot of it’s been pure schlock, but Firefly, Game of Thrones, and Continuum were worth my time. I still prefer books overall and am currently re-reading Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel. It’s just as I remember it – a detailed but accessible mix of several different sciences – and I recommend it to anyone who plans to build a culturally rich and believable world.

I’ve got more to report, but I’ll save it for later. I hope you all have a great Christmas/Cokemas/Xmas/holiday (or whatever else it’s called these days) and a happy and rewarding new year.

Until next time,

JF

  • Listening to: Murkrat - Drudging the Mire
  • Reading: Guns, Germs and Steel
  • Watching: Mr Robot
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Bread and beef
  • Drinking: Instant coffee

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James Flaxman
Australia
Current Residence: Sydney, Australia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: Varies
Favourite genre of music: Metal, classical, dark ambient
Favourite photographer: Archival
Favourite style of art: Surreal, imaginative, visionary
Operating System: Crappy old PC
MP3 player of choice: Loud
Shell of choice: Armed and mechanised
Wallpaper of choice: Skin
Skin of choice: Metal
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to name
Personal Quote: "So much work, so little time."
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GottaGoFeast Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016
I like your unique flavor of dark comedy a whole lot. You're like a Willy Wonka, but with hilarious nightmares instead of candy. Your snippets of worldbuilding are equally amusing.

On an unrelated note, you remind me of Nathan Explosion from Metalocalypse. 
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I-i---i------i---i-I Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you are kicking all varieties of ass. thank you for this.
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AntiMatterShocktroop Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Some of your art has had served as inspiration to my literature and story-telling.
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
...happy birthday to you sir...=3
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Happy bday
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Happy Birthday! :party: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic Celebration by Mirz123
NewYear by KmyGraphic
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happy birthday
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Happy Birthday.
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday. Keep on making kick-ass artwork! :D
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LevLADS Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  New Deviant
Happy birthday, and new year!
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