I'm here to give you an update since it's been a while. I feel like I disappeared for a bit, but I swear, I can explain.
On January 5th, my beautiful, three-legged, 14-year-old cat passed away. And, naturally, I was devastated. He was with me through life-changing events. Putting him to sleep was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do, but it was the only way to end his suffering from liver failure. So, I pretty much shut down for the entire month and just let myself grieve.
Then, during the month of February, I participated in FAWM (fawm.org) and wrote and did demos of a sci-fi/fantasy musical that centers around a Death God. It's called "The Prophecy of the Red Star" and it's quite different. I blended a lot of genres together, including opera, rap, musical theater, dubstep, drum and bass, dance, and electronica. I did all the voices, too. Hopefully, I can pitch this to a local theater group and convince people to actually perform it! Fingers crossed! Here's a link to my FAWM profile and songs: https://fawm.org/fawmers/ryako/
And that's not all! I've made merch! It will first be coming with me to SXSW, where I will be performing in some unofficial Nerdcore showcases! Am I nervous? YES. A THOUSAND TIMES YES. I will try my best not to wee on myself...or the merch. I'll be putting the merch up later for sale after the trip to Austin. Right now, things are a bit nuts, but, I swear, I will get on it and make stuff available.
So, there. That's the news for now.
I hope you are all doing okay.
P.S. If you have cats, give them extra snuggles and let them know how much you love them. They are precious and wonderful.