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I would like to get everyone's opinion on something. Usually, I would make a poll about this sort of question, but I am membership-less at the moment and a journal can give more information, truthfully.
As most of you know, finances and the earth we stand on both don't particularly favor me. I am always under some sort of financial duress (Lord willing, that will stop this year!
) or pulled away from my tasks by life punching me hard in the solar plexus.
I understand this is a normal thing and I live under the philosophy that I must be happy and take care of what I have before I'm blessed with better. Let's take my laptop, for instance. I've had my massive, lovable paperweight for who knows how long-- probably 6 or 7 years now. The model of the laptop, however, is a decade old. The only reason it's still alive is because I have never connected it to the internet. Not even once. All it's good for is for drawing and typing... and for the past 6-7 years, I've been bringing AGENCY to you courtesy of that laptop, flash drives and a secondary computer with internet. I have to travel outside my home to upload something, because we have no other computer to call our own.
I have been very happy and grateful for it. But the joyride is coming to an end. The poor thing is slowing down, crashing often due to old age and the inconveniences are growing larger and larger. I have no interest in getting a cheap, little replacement to get by and I am absolutely not wanting to "repair" this old thing. I will take advantage of every ounce of energy my old friend can provide, but what will happen when it's all said and done?
Well... I have been able to acquire a good scanner. And a wireless one, to boot.I would really like to get your opinion. If worse comes to worse, how would you feel about AGENCY being traditionally inked and colored (either marker or watercolor) for a little [undetermined] while?
Believe me, I wouldn't like to lose the quality of my digital art, but I would rather choose this and for the show to go on instead of having another stupidly long hiatus. I do have commissions going on, odd jobs here and there trying to make money and prevent it from happening, but your outlook matters to me as well!
Please let me know and thank you for reading!