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Alright, first of all, I'm in love with this. When I realized this was made traditionally I literally freaked out. I suck at traditiona...

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The Mud (Comic about Depression) by Ziggyfin
The Mud (Comic about Depression)
The Mud is a short Writing Exercise I did back in Grade 12 Creative Writing.  We needed to write a little doodad that began with "This is what can happen when..."

I was depressed during this time and felt like a whole bunch of stuff was weighing me down.  

Page 1: All I wanted to do was give up.  The Mud started off with me rambling on about how many of my classmates had been figuring out exactly what they wanted to do with their lives while I was too sad, messed up in my mind, and lazy to care too much about what I wanted to do.
Page 2: I skipped out on homework, slept during class (because I wasn't sleeping at night), and I viewed my friends as privileged and too caught up in their own lives to care about me.  I was conflicted with the idea of being selfish or selfless.  This page also hints at my ability to fail at talking, as everything I want to say usually gets lost in my vocal cords when I try getting words out.  I've improved now, but the occasional awkward moment will still occur here and there.
Page 3: I was aware of the other people going through shit.  Some of my good friends were dealing with their own problems and didn't believe they could accomplish anything after school.  I regret to say I was too clouded by my dilemma that I didn't really help them out.  This is the moment I gave up, daydreamed, and become enamoured by the brilliance of those who "succeeded" in life.
Page 4: Listening to music all the time and not really caring about anything around me got boring.  I knew I wanted out of this depression and I needed to find a way to turn it off.  I assumed it was simple and I could just become happy again, but realized that maybe this is more than just feeling a little down.  Things got very clouded by this time, and all of my friends became blurry.  I couldn't talk to too many people and stayed away from my friends.  I became increasingly lonely and then got jealous of other people and their friendship/love.
Page 5: Here I became more open and willing to let people in.  I got a little obsessed with the idea of love and really wanted someone to love me.  
Page 6 and 7: Continuing on the trend of love.  Heartbreak can be a little intense and hard to bear.  Desperate Reggie became desperate and he will always look back at this moment thinking it childlike and dumb.  But it was what I was feeling so it happened.  I learned a lot from this, that's for sure.

Okay, so with all of these sad things I want you guys to know I am incredibly happy right now.  This was me during the last few years and I was terribly stressed and not in a good place.  I am confident I can achieve great heights, I have amazing friends to support me, and I want to be the best person I can be.  I'm obviously still searching to find out the kinds of things I want to do with my life, but I have found out how to love myself.  My journey is far from over, and I will be going through more bumpy shit in the future for sure, but I believe I have matured enough to feel comfortable with who I am and will live the rest of my life to the fullest.

Peace!  Thank you for reading!

-Reggie
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The Mud Pg7 by Ziggyfin
The Mud Pg7
The end!  Sorry for all of the sad!  I promise I'm not sad right now, It's just that I made this last year and just got to doing the lineart now.  I'll post the full comic as a long strip on Wednesday.  Peace!

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I did post an update yesterday on where I am with art and life, and I said I'd do a daily comic strip called Ziggyfin Has a Life.  However, it's actually only going to be posted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  It's a little bit aboot my life, and some strips will be video game related.  

So what will be posted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday(Sunday is my break day)?  I will be posting character sketches, that will be eventually be inked and colored.  I will do groups of characters that I will put into one big picture after all of the main characters are done.  I'll probably start with the Sonic gang or something familiar as I delve into other fictional characters after. The sketches will go in a separate folder than my main gallery just like my comic strip.  I'll make that folder tonight when I get home from work.
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Passion Pit
  • Reading: Death Note
  • Watching: Legend Of Korra
  • Playing: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
  • Eating: Sausages
  • Drinking: Orange Juice

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flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests or art trades?
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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I do not. It's not that I don't want to, and I was actually planning on opening requests a couple weeks back, but then I realized I'm just gonna be too busy with University. Commissions are open, and I'm listening to everything my watchers say. So if you ever say like "it would be cool if you drew Mighty the Armadillo" who knows? Maybe I'll draw a pic of him. :)
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flamethehedgehog2345 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright
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AbalamAnderson Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
May I kindly ask you for you're thoughts on my piece ? I Am Hate
Also, if you have it? Can you donate to me and I'll be glad to feature you! I am a dummy! 
Oh yeah! I also sent you a Llama, Fav'd some of you're wonderful works and I became a Watcher because I'm awesome like that! La la la la 
Cheers my friend! Hug 
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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I left some thoughts on the piece but I'm not really a point giving person.  I don't even use points haha.  Thanks for the watch and the favs! :D
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FoxMan0224 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I gonna admit, I was surprised that you declined my offer to you to join my group, Cartoon-Chaos. Why did you? You're one of the best artists I've seen and known in DeviantART. You deserve a place in my group.
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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm still a bit confused by how groups work on this site.  I'm not regularly on because I'm very busy irl, and I rarely post anything, so I don't really want to put myself in a bunch of groups if I can't contribute.  I'm trying to limit how many artists I'm watching and I've hidden all messages from groups that I've submitted to because I just don't have time to go through all my messages.  It's not to say I don't want to be involved.  If I didn't have school or a job I would be trying to be part of the deviantart community as much as possible, but I need to prioritize my focus to my studies.

If I join a group, do I have to be a frequent contributor?  I guess I just don't understand how groups function...XD
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Ivilith Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Hello, I was thinking you may wanna participate on this

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Ziggyfin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for letting me know!  I just joined! :D
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Ivilith Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
:w00t: You are welcome!
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