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It's kind of sad, but I don't think I really want to art anymore. I'm not interested in progressing or bettering my skills. I don't even want to draw in my notebooks during school.

Yeah. Sad. But honestly it's more like I'm satisfied. I'm completely content with my abilities. What makes me kind of empty in my heart is that loss of identity. I'm no longer "that one girl who's always drawing stuff". I'm also not "the co-worker who likes anime" or the "friend who makes costumes". I don't want to say I'm growing up because that's not really what it is. You don't grow out of hobbies or identities or things like that. You just change. It's not that you're better or worse than who you were, I think. You're just different. I'm just different. Life is just different.

I've become more interested in making songs. It's slow going and everything I write is a sappy love song with power chords played on a kids guitar. If you want to check it out you can find me on soundcloud with the same username. 

Speaking of usernames, I'm considering re-branding. I've been KateSkirmish for so long and it's still a pretty cool name, but I might change. It depends on what kind of internet presence I want and how I'd like to market myself. If I do change there's a chance I'm going to archive a whoooole lot of my art here. But maybe not. Who knows.

I'd like to make games. I'm currently going to school for computer science. I live in a place where there are a handful of game studios within commuting distance and I have good references in the programming community here. I've definitely got a lot going in my favor. I've already made some experimental board games for my friends and I'm continuing to develop more. Maybe if I make something printable and simple enough in design I will share it with my internet friends.

If there's one thing I've learned from my 10+ years with dA, it's that sharing creative works with others is pretty much one of the best parts of being creative in the first place. It's a way for introverts to connect with a crowd of others. It's a way to instantly click with a complete stranger as if you've been friends forever. It's a way to feel good about who you are and what you bring to the world while encouraging others to do the same.

So as always I will continue to silently pop into dA and check messages. Maybe I'll post a few pictures here and there if inspiration strikes. But mostly I'm still gone. I don't know where I've gone to, but I suppose it's not here. And one day far from now you may feel reminiscent and try to find the dA of that girl who drew all those silly Grell pictures, but maybe I won't be found. Maybe by then I really will be gone.

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AnnieManga Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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austriassoul Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Airborne 
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birthdays Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's June 10th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 

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FireWolfDemon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Yo. Long time no talk. What's up?
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SkittleBittle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist
You're hardly on because you're too busy thinking of me. ;D
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Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, could i ask you for an Collab, Arttrade, Request?? Painter
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SkittleBittle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: :iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz:
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: :star: HAPPY BEFDAY KATE!!! :star: :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:
:iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz: :iconsparklesplz: :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: :iconsparklesplz:
:iconballoonplz: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :iconballoonplz:

kate the Great...yeah right. XD
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Gustavo-The-Taco Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful day! Even though we didn't talk much, I still think you may have been one of the coolest people I have met on this site! Have a Great year, and don't forget to check back in every once in a while!
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birthdays Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's June 10th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
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DaVonteWagner Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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hobowendy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :hug: :party:
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KaienLoveYaoi2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
I say it early because I most likely won't be online tomorrow. Enjoy it :)
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ice-or-fire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Hello! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Happy [early] birthday!
Wishing you many more candles to come and a bigger cake to fit them all!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Happy early Bday! :party:
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FireWolfDemon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I'M BACK FROM THE DEAD, BEEOTCH.
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Kamachu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
poops on u
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SeiMissTake Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for :llama:
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