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January 7, 2013


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I didn't want to talk about this here at all because of the holiday season and all the stuff going on, but I had a rough time recently and had been considering disbanding the group due to thinking I wasn't able to put enough in it to make it fun for most everyone.  It made me really disheartened and I lost sleep over it; PMD-e is a gigantic part of my life, and running it was super fun until I got the idea that it wasn't fun for others anymore.  Well, I ended up going through my Japan trip trying not to think about it, and somewhat planning out some more stuff I had in mind.  Then I got back from my convention this weekend to find.. well, to find something really great from a good number of you guys.
Operation: Chameleon Sundae by Dragon-Paragon

At risk of sounding like a baby, this made me tear up.  I am mostly happy that I can still keep running a group that lets people be creative with others in such a great community, and I hope that I can keep it up.  It requires a lot of work, but it hardly ever feels like work - I have a bunch of wonderful people who help me with all sorts of things I just would not have time for otherwise, and for that I am appreciative.  But I am also really appreciative of everyone who is interested in what we do, what the story is about, and in helping create a fantastic community for making art and stories together.  

I got to meet someone this weekend at the convention again, who had given me a gift last time I was here at this con - and I just about cried over it! It was so beautifully crafted and completely out of the blue, I was speechless. I convinced them to join the group, and when they came back this weekend, they talked with me the whole time they could stay about the group and how much they loved participating in it and chatting with people from it - and I didn't express it adequately enough, but it made me so incredibly overjoyed to hear it.  I probably babbled way too much about stuff I had planned (haha!), but, it made me so very happy to hear from someone personally how much it meant to them that the group existed.  And that was echoed in seeing this little submission from a number of you.  I didn't even know about it until Mike linked it to me after I got back from the con tonight, and I was just speechless for a bit. I always feel kind of weird typing up these things at the risk of sounding insincere or something - it is so hard to express my gratitude to everyone, so I apologize if this is a little clumsy or goes off on too many tangents.

In any case, thank you all, and I hope the stuff we have planned in the next few months is as exciting to you all as it is to us working on it.  I can't get this stuff outta my head! So you guys are stuck with more Missions, Events, and Tasks for as long as I can keep making them fun for everyone! ;)
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Yakalentos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry if my comment was too long! I could write books about this group but I don't want to kill everyone with boredom. Hahaha.
Yakalentos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
My comment is super late but I still want to say something! D:

PMD-e has been such a giant part of my life. I used to do a personal PMD comic, but being in a group beat that by far. It's been so much fun reading about what you guys and what other apprentices came up with, whenever I think back I just smile. When you started giving feedback to the entries, I just felt like my work was really appreciated and I think that's what was most important altogether.

I considered re-joining so many times, but in the end it was just too time consuming and I didn't want to cut down on the effort I put into it (hahaha, sigh)! You deserve every appreciation possible. You've been working really hard for like almost two years (but you know that, of course) and that is just.. words fail to describe that awesomeness. xD

I permanently quit because of personal reasons, but everyday I see people motivated for this group or people making an app to join, and that's one of the biggest accomplishments I've ever seen. All of you are awesome. Thanks tons. uvu <3
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
awww! thank you PK for making and maintaining this group. we <3 you!
SymmetrysNightmare Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If I don't love you Pk, then I certainly dream about meeting you in person...!
lozfoe444 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been having a lot of fun in this group, and I've grown as both an artist and a writer because of it.
I'm not very good at these, so I'll just say thank you!
Thanks so much!
meggiemaccat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I'm just watching and I'm having fun. You've made a great group here, all of you. ^^
DJ-Ghetto-Headphones Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This group is really awesome; it's just a lot of effort to make fun stuff for it.

But when I do finish something, DAMN am I proud of it.
Dusklightning Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I'm ashamed to say, I'm not a very active member, but I am a very active watcher and I love to see all the characters and stories that you and all the artists here come up with! You all are an inspiration even to a little ol' doodler like me.

Thank you. :iconsweethugplz: :iconsupertighthugplz: :icondragonhugplz:
XxMysticEeveexX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you I'm a part of this group, it just seems like a giant family in a way. It inspired me to actually work towards making better comics~
I still have much more to learn, but I've learned a lot from all of this already.

I hope to become a bigger part of this group this year~!
Thanks PK!!
You inspire me and a lot of others with all of this (:
Looking forward to more~!
Uruboros Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for all you do!
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