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pompamaroon · a year ago
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2019: A Year of Ups and Downs
In this post, I will go over some reasoning as to why 2019 was a slow year in terms of providing content or updating my tumblr profiles, and how I was feeling. Most will be seeing this coming from either SHSL Scans and/or my Manlyronpa profile. This is not a necessary read, but it will also go into why my interest in the Danganronpa series was at an all time low and despite a burning passion, I overall just gave up on the fandom and community for awhile.
My year started off quite strong, with my occupation changing from something draining to something that allowed me to build a career and have new opportunities. This was definitely the high point of my year, and I was even able to save up enough to take a trip to see someone I had grown close to across the country, something I’d only dreamed of up to this point. However, during the trip, I found myself in awe of the location and in awe of the presence of the person I went to visit. They are truly one-of-a-kind and always know how to make me smile just with their company alone. In comparison though, I felt I just could not stand beside them. Personally, I felt I was a 180 in about every way to this person and I still feel this way. It was a bitter sweet feeling, and by the time I left, I got the feeling that I’d truly given it my best, and I would have to push aside the feelings I had for this person. I attempted to set aside these feelings by devoting myself to my career which was honestly a great escape. Not only did I have a dream job, my co-workers were great to work with and bounce banter off. Additionally my managers and supervisor all had great senses of humor and I truly felt welcome to my position, resulting in a comrade dynamic that is very rare in the work force. Thanks to this boost in motivation at work, I actually managed to be able to consistently pay and commission for things. This is where I first encountered some issues with the DR fanbase. Admittedly, I had commissioned some adult works and the material in these works made it obvious it was me who asked for them, or inspired others to get them.  Around late may/early June, I ended up reaching out to some SFW work artists because I wanted to commission something a bit more wholesome involving favorites, however due to my notoriety of my earlier commissions, 2 artists turned me down as they were either not interested or did not want to be associated with NSFW artists and another artist ghosted me. It was admittedly a bit of a weird situation to deal with, but overall I felt discouraged. Additionally, the NSFW artists I had commissioned before also were not interested in drawing anything further, and so I ultimately had nowhere to go with my ideas. While I understood being turned down is completely in the artists right, I felt that my ideas were just bad, which lead to me feeling like what I enjoyed about the DR series or wanted to see from the DR series was wrong altogether. I sat down and seriously thought about it and realized that despite everything I had done to contribute to the community, that ultimately, there were no real connections made with anyone. The people I had worked with in terms of manga had either stolen my raws, or spoke negatively about other contributors(something I was also guilty of) or even in a surprising case with a certain person, just ended up leaving with out a word! In the middle of nearing completion of a large project as well! Out of everyone I’ve ever met thanks to DR, there are only 2 people I’ve consistently continued to talk with on a somewhat daily-basis. The rest ultimately just cast me aside in various ways, leaving me feeling alienated further and like I just was not going to fit into the community no matter what I tried or what I did. I did get a lot of messages from people of course, but most were reaching out for where they could find more DR manga or what they could get from me.  Eventually, I got so frustrated with it, I decided to just not do anything else in the DR fandom. I no longer felt a need to be exceedingly contributing to it or seeing it grow further, and so, after literally pulling out all the stops, the final V3 anthology release was the last thing DR related I dared to even open for a long time. I really wish that the completion of that anthology series could’ve been something more optimistic, but it just ended on a sour note for me feeling very resentful towards the fandom and community. So I shifted to doing manga I personally enjoyed, and just actually reading manga which ended up being fun! It was awesome indulging in stuff that made me happy and while it was not as popular as the DR stuff I released, I didn’t care. I wanted to treat myself. Once completed(and even during the process) though, I did have an annoying unsatisfactory feeling that I had so much DR manga unfinished. So with a new fire in me, I tackled the manga again, completing the Genocider Mode manga as I was close to completing it but also had promised someone like, 5 years+ ago that I’d complete it.  After that, there was a lot of silence, but not because I had lost interested. Instead it was around the end of August and I was in peak form. I wasn’t just killing it at work, I was going all out with the DR1 Anthologies. I had started working on them in early 2018, however, there was just a large demand for V3 stuff, so I was mostly working on that. I was on a hot streak until early November, when one of my close higher ups was let go. This completely fractured our team and we were all getting divided up as our company began to slowly change. This was a huge shock for me as the high points of my days were going to work, and those were slowly being phased out. My friends at the time also were busy with work and this left me alone for a looong time.  This sent me into a depression that I could just not dig myself out of. Of course, I still functioned and went to work, but with no feeling of social connection with anyone inside or outside of work, I felt no reason to continue my work on the anthology. I had completely given up and there were only 3 stories left to work too. This went on until January of 2020, when the new year started and I had received a promotion at my work due to my continued perseverance and growth. Since then, we’ve received lots of good news at work even with the epidemic going on, and concerning the Danganronpa series, I found my fire being lit anew. Of course, I’m anxious and worried, especially after DR3 and DRV3 failed to impress me, however with both the creators and devs wanting to give off the feeling of a “Class Reunion” for DR’s anniversary, I’m feeling excited that regardless of what we get, it will be something familiar and hopeful and like DR1 inspired me to truly take steps forward, I’m hoping the major game they announce will help me reconnect with those feelings of wanting to just move forward and not let my previous experiences to go to waste. I’m more than ready to give it my all to make this anniversary great as possible too by releasing as much manga as possible, even if it is just by myself. I truly do enjoy the series and am thankful for the few good things it was able to bring into my life by getting me out of the dark place I was in before I played it and this will hopefully be the year I can truly convey that.
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pompamaroon · a year ago
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Tribe Nine
It looks wacky but like Jinjojess mentioned in her post, is Komatsuzaki just cursed to draw bishies from now on? Either way, I’m cautiously optimistic. If it became a fun little series similar to Power Pro blended with Kenka Bancho elements, that’d be fun, but from the sound of it Kodaka wants to add actual lore and have spinoffs on top of spinoffs for it and that’s a red flag for me.
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pompamaroon · a year ago
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i constantly feel like that episode of the simpsons where they ran out of money for itchy and scratchy and got like that weird russian version of it and krusty was like “what the hell was that”
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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“Megalo Box 2” anime is in development.
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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The first episode was SO fucking sexy. They did this scene so much justice, I can’t wait for next week
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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Legosi. 17 years old. A gray wolf. The largest Carnivora Canidae… in the world.
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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Sorry
I probably will not be posting anything on my main blog concerning TooKyo(I think thats their name?) games or "It's your turn to die" or any DR fangame. While I did enjoy(and still do to some extent) the Danganronpa series, other series that copy or try to reinvent the concept just have not impressed me at all. I might check out the anime project they are doing, but outside of that nothing Kodaka or fans are coming out with interest me.
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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Nee, Oshiete Rilakkuma
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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oh look its the town loser
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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hey this fantasy anime looks alri-
>Isekai
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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@networkink
people are always like “this drawing tablet sucks because it’s only 13 inches” or “oh the joycons suck because they’re too small” you know what i think? if you dont have Baby Hands ™ in our current year of 2019, well, i think you need to reevaluate your life choices, bub
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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はんくり/hungry_clickerさんのツイート: “… ”
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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Box art comparison (JP/US/EU): Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
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@networkink
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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JJBA Theory: Jotaro Doesn’t Actually Know Anything About Poker
This is the most important post I have ever made in my life
Continuar lendo
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pompamaroon · 2 years ago
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Shonen Jump magazine (1990)
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