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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year...especially since I missed the holidays here.

All is well with me. Just been super busy with work and performances (for those who don't know, I sing with the Philly Pops in Philadelphia. Look them up if you'd like, phillypops.org) so I haven't been doing much of anything other than that. My days off for the holidays have been spent getting caught up on housework and visiting family I haven't see since Thanksgiving.  

I know this may be disappointing, but count on ZQ being a "summer series" as in I probably won't get to work on it much until summer rolls around. I have another concert series with the Pops in February, so rehearsals start next week for that, and we're about to switch semesters, so I'll have a whole new group of kids to get used to. I have one page ready to scan, and has been for months, but life just gets in the way.

So, if you're still here, don't wory. I still plan on finishing the comic. I won't leave it unfinished, it's just going to take longer than I planned.

Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy new year. See you in 2017!
So I finished drawing and inking the next page of ZQ, but I still need to do shading, and I just have one thing to say...WHY THE HELL DO I HAVE SO MANY CHARACTERS!?!?!?!?

And I don't even have everyone on the screen...Lord help me if I ever decide to draw my entire cast.
I know, I've posted about this quite a lot over the years, but here we are again.  It's September 11th.  A day that changed the world forever.  It's funny, but the rest of the year I can put the thoughts of this day behind me, and then September rolls around, the start of the school year comes, and I remember in vivid detail everything that happened that day.  It's hard to believe it was 15 years ago.

This year I find myself especially torn over how I feel.  On one hand, I refuse to watch the documentaries that have come out, I cry as soon as I start to see the imagery.  On the other hand, I feel they are important to have.  I was hit with a sudden realization, as I was browsing through Facebook and saw a meme about it, that the freshmen who are now sitting in my classroom were not alive when 9/11 happened.  In fact, all the kids in my room have grown up being told about it, but they were all 5 or under, I doubt they really understood or even remember what happened that day.

And then I come to something kinda personal to me; my Requiem.  Those who have known me for a long time, and those who have read my previous 9/11 journals, know that I have been working on one since 2002.  For those of you who don't know what a Requiem is, it's a musical setting of the Catholic mass for the dead.  Now, I'm not Catholic, but neither were many composers who have written them over the long years.  I started working on it in my composition class in the Fall of 2002.  I remember my professor saying something along the lines of "no great composer ever started with a Requiem" when he was introducing his class.  We all had a good laugh, but two weeks later we hit the first 9/11 memorial.  I remember sitting in service on campus that day, clutching a pamphlet that had photos from the memorials across the country, the songs we sang, and the firefighter's prayers.  I remember our choir sang excerpts from several different Requiems, and I remember the idea hitting me like a car hitting a brick wall.  It became the only thing I could think about.  I wrote out the entire idea for each movement in a about two hours.  Then, I got to work, plunking out melodies.

Then, life got in the way.  I had classes to pass, a job to pay my growing bills, an obsession with RPGs at the time (this was the heyday of Wild and Crazy Moon...for those of you who know what that is).  Eventually, the Requiem ended up on the back burned until the next September rolled around and I felt guilty about not finishing it.  This pattern has continued over and over again for 14 years now.

So here I am, staring at a computer screen, watching the news with all the memorials again.  I started thinking of working on the Requiem again a few days ago, but then a thought hit me.  Is it really worth finishing at this point?  With all the cries of "diversity" today, is a Requiem too religious or favoring one group too much?  Has it been too long?  Is it time to just let it go?  Personally, I am still torn over the idea.  Part of me says "You HAVE to finish it!" while the other part says "It's time to let go and move on."  I don't know which side of me to listen to.  The choral parts are finished, a couple movements are fully orchestrated, hell, last night I even finished mapping out the overture (which was only part of the whole thing I had done NO work on yet).

I know what needs to be done, and I know the reason it's not done yet is ME.  What I need to do is be disciplined, get my school work and everything else done during the work day so that I can work on it at nights.  Or maybe pick a holiday weekend and just be committed to working on it for more then an hour.  The hardest part is inspiration always hits when I'm busy working on something else and I can't just drop what I'm doing and write.

Maybe I'm not the one that needs to finish it.  Maybe I need to give what I have to someone more accomplished (though I have no idea who).  But then I think that someone else will tear what I did apart to make it their own, and I don't know if they will understand all the symbolism I've built into it.

I don't know.  I guess this is why I'm torn.  I guess this is why it still hurts, at least for me.  My heart is saying "get to work" but my mind keeps reminding me that I'm not worthy for something so momentous. 

*sigh*  If anyone is interested in hearing any of what I have, shoot me a message.  Right now, I have to get to the store and then finish lesson plans for tomorrow before I can do anything else (a girl can't function with no food in the house).

Thanks for reading.

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Welcome to my page, ladies and gentlemen! You will find here a lot of fan art for the Legend of Zelda series, my famous fan-comics "Zelda's Quest" and "Schmieden", and a fan-fic called "TMNT: Full Circle." I hope you enjoy these fan works and will watch me. In the future, I hope to start posting tidbits of my original story, "Angel", too!
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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year...especially since I missed the holidays here.

All is well with me. Just been super busy with work and performances (for those who don't know, I sing with the Philly Pops in Philadelphia. Look them up if you'd like, phillypops.org) so I haven't been doing much of anything other than that. My days off for the holidays have been spent getting caught up on housework and visiting family I haven't see since Thanksgiving.  

I know this may be disappointing, but count on ZQ being a "summer series" as in I probably won't get to work on it much until summer rolls around. I have another concert series with the Pops in February, so rehearsals start next week for that, and we're about to switch semesters, so I'll have a whole new group of kids to get used to. I have one page ready to scan, and has been for months, but life just gets in the way.

So, if you're still here, don't wory. I still plan on finishing the comic. I won't leave it unfinished, it's just going to take longer than I planned.

Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy new year. See you in 2017!

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Frey-ofthe-Arcane Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! : D
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AnitaAngelo2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thank you :)
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jawmax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
My pals want to wish you a happy birthday and Easter.
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AnitaAngelo2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Haha, nice. Thank you :)
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Light-He-arth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Happy Birthday.
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AnitaAngelo2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thank you :)
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Light-He-arth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
You're welcome.
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Silver55mist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read and looked at some of TMNT Fan fic. Nice work. It's really interesting, and I'm glad that some else likes the 2003 TMNT.
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AnitaAngelo2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thankies.  I thought the 2003 story had a nice balance of drama, and it really showed them as more of a family.  There is a planned 3rd and final season for my TMNT crew, if I ever get around to typing it, but it can wait, as it does feature the teens a little bit later in life.
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Bouzu-Hiso Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure if you heard it already, but they accidently leaked a trailer for the E3... a "new" Zelda game is coming :D
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