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I Told My Family...

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 20, 2013, 5:27 PM
(Be sure to read my last journal if you haven't already.)
Yep I did tell them. It went much better than I expected. Everyone was not only very supportive, but also very proud to see how successful the site has become. I was expecting them to try and convince me to stay in school and that this wasn't everything it was cracked up to be. However, after showing them the numbers, they have all agreed with me that pursuing this dream is the best thing to do.
So with their blessings and those stats continuing to be amazing, I've decided to drop out of college and do this full time!!!
I know many of you commented in the last journal that I shouldn't drop out, but I have my reasons to do this. With my increased work load at school this semester, it is simply not possible to do animations and school at the same time. I haven't even had the time to make one animation since school started. If the site falls apart at some point or something bad happens, I can always go back to school to resume my degree with all the credits I've earned so far. However, if I gave all this up and stayed in school, the site would completely die and I would lose this very promising opportunity.


For my immediate plans, Model Parent 2 is nearly done and I hope to post it by Sunday or Monday. It's been forever since a chapter of Stealing From Sis was made, so I promise that will be next after Model Parent.
Over the next several weeks I will start going through the site and make some major overhauls. I want to get user accounts, forums, and comments working ASAP. I'm teaching myself everything I can about more advanced programming so that I will be able do all that.


To sum it all up, thank you so much everyone. My dream would not be coming true if it were not for the support of all my fans. I love you guys for helping to make this happen!!
Since anonymity is no longer a concern, I better introduce myself.
Hello everyone, my name is Sam.


  • Mood: Awestruck
  • Listening to: Tobuscus Literal Trailers
  • Watching: The Soup
  • Playing: Saints Row 4
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:iconvane998:
vane998 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome /( _)/ high five
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ShadowFrost1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
With something like this, my hope for the world continues. The world isn't so despair inducing after all. Congratulations Sam! Well that can be a gender ambigious name
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God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations, Sam! I'm so thankful to hear that your family is so awesome! :D
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earthroot117 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
grats on the good outcome. and i say pursue your dream. if this makes you happy then do it.
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:icondeathknive:
deathknive Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Best outcome you could have hoped for. Good Luck.
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zombie621 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You're an inspiration to all who wish to follow their dreams.
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MissSat9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Artist

I'm so happy for you, Sam. I glad that you were able to keep with what you love. School will always be there, I should know. Congrats!

 

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Muffins-McGee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Pleasure to meet you, Sam. I'm glad you decided to make the far harder decision to drop out of school and pursue your dreams. I have always felt that the only way to make true progress in this world is to throw caution to the wind and give what you love everything you have. In truth, I am doing a bit of the same right now, so succeed for the both of us. I want you to prove that hard work and ambition is rewarded.
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Well doing something you love is far more rewarding than some 9-5 office job I would hate doing for my entire adult life. As long as I continue to have fans and loyal viewers, I should be able to make this my living.
I don't know what you're striving for now, but I wish you the best of luck in it ^.^
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43Legend562 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Congratulations Sam! It's nice to meet you. Hopefully this will turn into something bigger like TGComics that has many people putting up their own work and advertising on your site and just trying to get a piece of the pie you're making. Or if you just want all the action to yourself, power to you. Love your work, and I hope everything turns out for the best.
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I may or may not be in talks with some other popular artist out there about doing just that.  ;)
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Arouwn0414 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Welcome Sam :)
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Insert-artistic-nick Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chapeau, Sam. Chapeau.
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Andries258 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
We don't know eachother, but I'm proud of ya xD
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MelHeflin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist

I 100% agree with you! I stopped doing the college thing with only an associates when my career took off and at this point if I would have went with a bachelors I would not have been able to do what I do. College first is not always the right choice with some people and I think your decision was thought out and following your dream should always come first if it's in reach. I wish you best of luck and hope to work with you more in the future :D

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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Yep, not everyone needs college because some people can carve their own paths in life.

I also really look forward to working with you more. Now that I'm full time I can actually work on new chapters of Stealing From Sis regularly. By the way, you can certainly expect a new major role after Stealing From Sis is over ^.^
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:iconmelheflin:
MelHeflin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay! Totally looking forward to it! and go us for taking the path less traveled :D
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FamCompo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Good luck Sam, you deserve all of it
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tigerstorms Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad to hear it all went well. Thank you sam for being awesome and keeping up the good work.
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sissyboylisa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Congrats! =^.^=
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:iconminamonet:
MinaMonet Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to meet you, Sam
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:iconduoswitch:
Duoswitch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Hi Sam! I'm Justin!
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:iconhugomndz:
HugoMndz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Sam. I'm Hugo. Nice to meet you
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Nice to meet you Hugo =)
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StrawHat6 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hello Sam :3 
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yazg6 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Holla for Model Parent 2!! The first was my favorite of all your stuff! And congrats on this awesome opportunity! I think you made the right choice :)
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
It's almost done. It should be out tomorrow as long as the commissioner approves of it.
And thank you, I think this is the right choice. =D
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golbezguy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Looking forward to the next Model Parent. And congrats!
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Navep9 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I wont pretend I have been a fan since day 1, but ever since I first saw your work (back in April), I just kept coming back.  Keep up the good work Foxx! 
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S8N-M Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:clap:
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Terminator0308 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
When is the next chapter of Crossplay coming out?!
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mrfatblue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Also, did you tell them about the whole TG thing? what did they think of it? :L
Also, can we see your other deviant art now?
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Yeah, I told them about the TG and they didn't mind at all.
I'll either reveal the new account soon, or just close it and transfer those pictures here.
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mrfatblue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
So happy that you became so succesful! never thought this would happen from when I watched your first video on youtube :P
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TepTep3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hello Sam! Congratulations on all your achievements! You absolutely deserve all the praise for your efforts!

By the way, I'm trying to view your 18+ rated: You Don't Need Them, but I can't. I don't know if it's my computer or yours, but could you give me a message regarding its status?

Also, I enjoy your taste in TV and video games! How far are you in SR 4?
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:iconalthric:
Althric Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So glad for you, lucky to have a supportive family :3

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Musetry Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I am excited- and happy to hear everything went alright!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Writer
Congrats, its good to know they were so supportive, and hello nice to meet you Sam.
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truedemonicfire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great name, if I do say so myself. I'm glad things are going well for you.
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shineypooface Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Fair dues dude at first i thought dropping out of school never normally sounds like a good idea but after reading on your logic cannot be faulted so all i can say is awesome i look forward to seeing more of your work. :D
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
It's rare that someone can drop out of school for a good reason. =)
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chtsmps30 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Thats great news Sapphirefoxx. For some reason this name sounds apt. Congrats and keep up the good work. All the best for whats to follow.
You are doing amazing work.
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WestX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
"Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”
-Joseph Campbell
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jlove19 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Congrats Sam!
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UnknownAdamWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hi Sam!
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SapphireFoxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Hi! ^^
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THEXRISER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
congratulations,now that this have turned in to an official career and no longer just a pastime,it's now a responsibility to show your parents that you've made the right decision!

sorry if i caused you pressure!
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HarukoHoshiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew things would turn out ok, glad your family is being supportive.  :iconflutterhugplz:
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lesleigh525 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My best wishes for great success.
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saria1246 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
why cant everyones family be this supportive? Its sad ...
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