Yes, I am alive. Barely. I feel like I owe an explanation to everyone for my virtual death. I'm going to be completely honest. I just don't have time. University has been killing me! Especially since it has gotten a lot harder, and the load has gotten heavier. I have over 20 contact hours a week and that doesn't include studying. I also basically have a full-time job, so even when I am on uni break (like now) I am still working 8-12 hour days on top of study and other things. I haven't just been neglecting art, but life in general. I have no time to even sleep properly. I am tired, guys, really, really, TIRED. I just don't have the energy to stay up past midnight to be able to draw anything. Most people don't seem to understand that dA is not my life. I have many other hobbies and commitments that I have been neglecting just as much as this site. So to anyone that I owe anything to, PLEASE be patient. I am getting to it, I have a busy schedule, and I have like 3 days of break remaining which are already full to the brim with things to do. That being said, I am working on all the art that I owe-- it's just that they are large pieces and take a lot of time (which I do not have), so of course, quicker stuff will be done first. Secondly, I am seriously considering going on a long-term haitus. Possibly for a week, a month, a year... I don't know. I may leave completely. I have many reasons for this, some that I do not wish to disclose, but for the most part it is due to the lack of time. Honestly, there are many things that I do instead of drawing when I get free time. As some may know I am writing a novel series, and this is primarily what I like to focus on, because I feel like its something that could have great implications on my future. So, I tend to feel the want to do it more than to draw. That is not to say that I do not love working on my characters, I just work on them in different ways. Basically to sum it up, I'm busy irl and I am losing the will to draw. I hope you understand.