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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 26, 2011, 1:17 PM













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Last Thursday I worked a very long time on an art piece for homework.  The kicker, I didn't like it when I got into it too far to start over.  It was rightfully criticized somewhat harshly, which felt tantamount to being kicked while I was down.  After i stayed up all night and went to school, I of course came home to sleep the rest of the day away.  I awake to an irritating headache and hang out on skype for a few hours with the gf.  Eventually I pass the hell out only to wake up 4am the next more, only a few hours later.  Turns out I'm sick with an unbelievable headache and obnoxious fatigue, especially in my trapezius.  Fast forward to yesterday when after being sick and lying I bed for uncomfortable amount of time, my longtime girlfriend thought it was a cool time to breakup.  So now I'm still sick, now compounded with the gun wrenching breakup feeling.  I'm staying fairly positive through it all as one must, though its not as easy as I wish it was.  Pretty cool couple of days right guys?



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:iconshanree:
shanree Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student
That's no fun, man. Seriously hope things get better for you. :(
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks for the concern, im keeping positive :)
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shanree Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student
That's good to hear. Drink like a fish, and sleep like a rock - helps when you're sick.
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Ruth-Tay Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Even though these are times that are tough to get through, it does happen once in a while to an individual. But you'll get over it and if you accept that it happened, better times will always come.

What always helps me to cheer me up is by talking to friends and eat hugs amounts of my favourite food. (Flemish fries with lots of mayonnaise, Burrito's with large amounts of garlic and my own pasta with everything in it.)
And to help you from your creative dip. Just make some sketches without having a subject. You'll always end up with something you like.

If you need some good old fashioned nonsense talk, i'll be on Skype(if I manage to get it working again) or FaceTime.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks very much ruth, im trying to pick up the pieces. Ill be okay, itll just take some time :)
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aria-fanel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student
Man. That's seriously one hell of a kick down.
But, life is full of these types of moment, and its always how we deal with them which defines us. And I'm sure, slowly, but surely, you'll make it through a better person.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you, ive been thinking pretty much the same way. Life it okay except i just dont want to do much productive and i miss her a lot. Hey, its heartbreak, what can you do right lol
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Julibee-Darling Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*patpat* that...really blows hun. :( Take a couple more days break from things before trying to plunge back into your art-machine-like self.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I have been, but now i really have to get back to it and i really dont want to right now lol.
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:iconjulibee-darling:
Julibee-Darling Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how you feel. I have one more thing to do for my portfolio and its...just not coming. Just take it slow, your moxy will return. I'm always here if you want to chat/txt/whatever. :hug:
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the-gates-of-kuma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Hope it felt good to vent ;o
I really don't see any other point to this journal, really.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
lol thanks for the compassion
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:iconthe-gates-of-kuma:
the-gates-of-kuma Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
You got plenty from everyone else :p
You'll spring back up.
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:iconwhitevillage:
whitevillage Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Take your time to get well.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you
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Vulpes-Rex Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Digital Artist

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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
That is quite definitely the best comment i received on this journal. Thank you for being a good friend =D
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:iconvulpes-rex:
Vulpes-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Feeling better? :D -cheers-
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Starting to, at least im not sick anymore. Just gotta deal with the heart break thing lol
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starltrubymoon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
if there was a like button xD
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
; m ; If I could sandwich you with like.... steak burritos of all kinds, I would.

:iconsuperglompplz:

Hope you're feeling better!!!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you so much for the kind thoughts. Im starting to do "better" now :)
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heysawbones Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Try to feel better, mang. Good to hear that you're trying to stay positive through a rough time.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you, i am starting to do better
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:iconpretty-angel:
Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gee, that sucks. Hope you're feeling better soon!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you
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:iconneri3:
Neri3 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
shit man, hope you get that win, but till you do keep at it, at least it will distract you
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I am working on it, thanks dude
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:iconneri3:
Neri3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
glad to hear
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Skatora Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's horrible! I'm really sorry that has happened to you. It always seemed to me that life likes to give you all the bad stuff all at once, instead of spacing it out so that we could deal with it better.

I hope you feel better soon, physically and emotionally.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Yeah its usually a shitstorm all at once. Though at least im not sick anymore. Just gotta deal with a broken heart and im golden ;p
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:iconskatora:
Skatora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You say that so lightly, but I have to wonder if you're really doing so well. I worry, y'know...
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:iconcomputerduderec:
computerduderec Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look forward to tomorrow.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thank you :)
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Moesie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Aw man, you do need a win. We went through a similar situation, I'm still getting used to drawing again after all of that too. I'm so sorry dude, really - it's very hard to pick yourself up right after something like that, and it's even doubly hard when you're forced to because of classes.
You have my sympathies. If you need me you know where to go.
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Sorry to hear that, time helps things bounce back into a groove. Seen your piece on the third floor on Powell by Bradley Hall that's pretty awesome, seeing my art up in the building always lifts my spirits. Keep on truck'n it'll get better again before you know, life's bumps in the road only make you stronger.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks dude, sometimes its hard to remember your accomplishments when youre busy in a rut. Just gonna keep moving on to bigger and better things :)
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Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No prob, we all get like that from time to time.
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47ness Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
=________=; (i feel _that_ bad for you RJ, bro)


Well, you're down, but you're not out of the fight, right? I certainly believe you have the know-how and badassery to take on these curveballs Life's throwin' your way. :nod: :nod: :nod:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Yeah dude i think im going to come out of this fine. Just gotta start rocking some new pictures and ill be okay. Thanks for the kind words
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:iconzaebrael:
Zaebrael Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found an ad that says, "YOU JUST WON!!!"

Would you like it?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
lol maybe not terribly helpful, but thank you
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:iconzaebrael:
Zaebrael Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was more for giggles but you're very welcome :)
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DirenKei Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i texted you a kei hug! haha i sorry its been shitty few day. it always seem like when it rain it pours huh? you need to not stay up so late with little sleep it is easier to get sick that way. get well soon!!!!! i hope it not interfering with class either! >W< i hope i can see when your better
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww... Man! <:C

If you want to talk about it or just need to vent, gimme a shout, ok?
Text me first, and we can set up a skype chat!

Feel better buddy. <3
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks sab, i might take you up on that
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:iconmodernerd:
Modernerd Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Damn...
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SulaMoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ouch.

But cheer man, if life is all about high and lows, you know what come after the lows.
Also, you have kick ass art, everyone is allowed to make mistakes - the good part is that we learn more from them than from doing rights.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thank you very much, this is exactly what im trying to dwell on.
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EvilJr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Aww! Have some cake! :cake: You need it!
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