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Winter Blues

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 9, 2014, 6:20 AM
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Dropkick Murphys
  • Reading: Red Shirts
  • Watching: Olympics
  • Playing: StarBound
  • Eating: chilli
  • Drinking: Black Coffee
It's around this time of year, as winter drags on, that I start to get a bit depressed. Think it's something allot of people in similar climates experience each year. The last few weeks have been pretty hard, seems like the bad luck and problems have been piling up. I try not to take to the internet with my personal problems (as I know they are nothing compared to allot) but life has kind of sucked lately.

other than it being cold, dark and stormy, over the past few weeks allot of my technology has decided to die or start dying(desktop PC,printer,camera and Xbox 360) I caught the zombie flu which really keep me down. My dog developed a tumor on his side, which needed to be removed. and to top all of that off a couple weeks ago my wife rolled and totaled our car on her way to work(she was fine but the car was toast) a few other things here and there(and my tendency to worry like crazy) has me feeling pretty crappy....

But that's how you get stuck in a rut and become unproductive. Anyways it seems like the bad luck might be shifting. While life has been pretty crazy I think things are starting to look up. my dogs tumor was benign , I am finally over the flu, I still got my laptop for all my gaming (which I have been playing too much of lol) and our insurance came back on our car (and using money I had put aside for a nice new PC) was able to get a nice and reliable car for my family. I got my 1/35 outpost pretty much done just needs photos. speaking of photos, I used what I had left over from the our car to get a wayyyyy better camera (seeing how I will not be getting a new PC anytime soon) so this entire weekend I have been running around learning how to use it (expect outpost photos next week) Ohhhh and the Olympics started, I LOVE the Olympics, so hours of that will keep me in a better mood too.

Hoping for spring to come soon but for now I am feeling much better than I had. Are any of you starting to feel the winter blues or have some advice on how to fight it?


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I am a 27 year old shut in, from a very rural area of Vermont. I live there with my wonderful wife and fantastic daughter. ohhh and the many many critters that share our property with us. seeings how there is not much to do around here I keep my self busy with my many animals and building models and dioramas.
I am a little bit of a weirdo and I think that shows in my dioramas. I enjoy thinking up weird scenes and then trying to build them.
If anyone has any questions about my work, I am more than happy to try to answer them.



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billking Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
SHAWN !!!!!frustrated   
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Sadly, I still haven't heard back from Shawn
DaskalT54-351 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's been gone for far too long. I hope he's ok and his absence is only caused by lack of internet connection or something like that. If only someone could contact him in some other way and let us know what is happening and if he's at least ok. Too good and cool person to waste. *sigh* Dude, we miss you...
foley1310 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is it just me or you have an auto update membership?
SadDancer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do a good job!
WarrenZoell Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He could go to a library and use one of their computers.
foley1310 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Possible but since DA is neat to have basic so i guess he just gonna go and check his emails and insurance and stuff ( i guess)
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, looking around the web I found there have been storms and floodings in Vermont around April 2014? That would somewhat match with his last activity being in March. Maybe that destroyed the internet connection. Or at least that's what I hope for.
StyreneRobot Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strange, I was totally new to DA and not sure if it was worth the time or not, but your encouragement really inspired me to stick with it, now its been months since I've heard a peep from you. Your last journal entry is really eerie, and even more so since you've been absent for so long. Come back to us bud, you are a true artist.
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Sadly I still have not heard back from Shawn.
Minifanaticus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In search for answers 
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
enc86...Hi Shawn, You can tell by the comments below that your DA people miss you! I hope that all is well in your life, and you get back to DA soon.
WarrenZoell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shawn where are you?
I need someone to critique my stands :D
foley1310 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, where are you?

Dont leave us like this, there r still models to be made.

Best regard my friend
Visual-Smut Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
eight-ball  calling home plate....... do you copy , over ?
This is eight-ball calling home plate.... do you copy, over ?

hey.... where are ya ?

and don't blame the mutated chickens!!

I'll leave the lights on for ya... you know where I sleep.
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Still no word.
billking Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Shawn, tap three times if you can hear me...

bill out
Blankman93 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Man , where did You go ? 
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Update: still no word from enc86
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
think we should try making some "wanted" posters with an old profile pic?
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
That could be the thing to do, we can post them around DA with the word MISSING in bold letters. 
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
It has to be the one with the screaming guy!
Or just all of them....
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
sigh.... been kinda boring on here without ya buddy...
hope your doing well and we don't have to start thinking up worse case scenarios to explain your absence...

im leaning towards aliens, just so you know :)
or gigantous chickens, either way
Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Just to let everyone know. I mailed a letter to enc86 today. Hopefully he will answer it. I will post updates when I can.
PetoriusRex Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
let us know. we're worried about him.
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