I have three good news to share.
First, I won the feature writing competition in Revolt (the contest/hell which set me out of the site for a while). I placed second, and was awarded a cheap-looking silver medal and a certificate of recognition. The topic the judge asked us to write about does honestly sound stupendous and pretty uninspiring; I’m pretty certain you’ll find it tedious: ‘’write about your favorite place’’. I didn’t have a hard time trying to write about this place we call “Aurora”, and one-hour time limit didn’t leave me grasping at straws, but it really robbed me out of all my intellectual prowess. I felt dull and weak when I finished composing this short essay, but I guess it’s worth it. My efforts paid off quite better than I expected.
Second, I placed seventh in the graphic design competition. I got nothing worthy but the same certificate – no medal. Why such…? Well, it’s either the judges need to get their eyes fixed, someone out there is way better than I am, ‘’or’’ I actually committed a terrible design blunder that I failed to notice (which I do now). I don’t know ‘’before’’ if it’s the picture I used, or the content or the arrangement… I have no idea. You know, it’s… a long story. And I personally think my graphic design work looks bad – at least when viewed from a professional’s point of view – which I would willingly admit, if you ask me. I couldn’t show my work to you guys, since I don’t have the soft-copy (I accidentally deleted it out of great frustration to myself) and the hard-copy now belongs to the judges of the contest. I don’t want to, anyway. But I’m pretty satisfied with the seventh place. That’s fine, I could try again later. There’s a lot of opportunities to come.
Third, you may not know much about this, but I just thought this would be relevant. If you’ve read Christopher Maxim’s (Pokemongreen3678) mess
age on my talkpage, you’d know that he’d requested me to make a poster for his novella titled “Parallel Duality”. And I did it. I made his book a poster, and he said it looks freaking fantastic. I don’t know about you, but IMO it’s perfect.
So… after four-five days of inactivity, I’m back. Revolt has finally concluded, and I’ll be back to contributing to this site.