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September 20, 2013


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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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vane998 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome /( _)/ high five
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
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
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.
deathknive Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Best outcome you could have hoped for. Good Luck.
zombie621 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You're an inspiration to all who wish to follow their dreams.
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!


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.
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 ^.^
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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