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Hey guys.....my apologies.
I have been going through some tough personal family issues, but that really doesn't have anything to do with my account deactivation.
I've been struggling with small things related to my craft and I was having a really bad night....I did something I now regret...I deactivated my account. It wasn't hacked. It was me. I regret my decision and am so Happy that DA actually gives you the option to reactivate even tho at the time it says the action cannot be undone. Whew! I have way too much history here and am so sorry I let my small slip of judgement almost throw that all away.
Everything is cool...so please don't be too concerned for me. Although, I might not be very active here. I just feel that I need to step back a bit...I have found that I really am putting too much pressure on myself and I need to relax a bit.
So, I will be here...lurking about. I'll post things when I can. I thank everyone for their continuing support. I truly appreciate it.
I'm feeling a bit silly now, but you know, we all have to deal with our issues in our own way. I didn't handle it properly. Lesson learned. All I can say is I won't do it again. I'm just really happy I could restore my account.
I hope the resource of inks will be useful and help further each colorists ability and potential career. Feel free to color as always. Just credit and post links.

As for my family issues, my Uncle was murdered in the Philippines last week. What a huge shock and it is an overwhelming event that I never expected. It's something that we will have to deal with one day at a time. It's part of the reason that I will be taking a bit of a break.

So, again, I apologise. Keep well everyone, and I will see you soon.

James 
  • Listening to: K-Pop
  • Reading: GFT
  • Playing: RS Vegas 2
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darkwarrior Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I'm sorry.
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pixelatedxdeath Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Glad you're back. I'm sorry for your loss. 
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Jbry4n Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017   Digital Artist
I am shocked about what happened to your uncle here in the Philippines, hoping for your family will get justice, anyway don't get down everything happens for a reason, anyone has their ups and downs that is life. Cheer up!
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

There's no need to apologise, you did what you needed to do for you in that moment and that's perfectly ok. 

I'm glad you're back and I'm glad that you're doing what you need to do for your health and your enjoyment.

I wish you all the best.


Debs
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Elvenwyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you're back, for a moment I wasn't sure if could have posted the line art you inked once I was done colouring them in.

It's so sad to hear about your uncle, I hope the murderer will be caught and put away. I also hope that you'll pull through.
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raradat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome Back!  :)
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Kristherion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you are back, James!

As Ron said, there are a lot of people who admire your art and appreciate all you have done until now to support another artists, sharing wonderful inks and doing color contest... you are awesome person, James!

Bad things of the life can't delete all the good you did in the memory of the people that you supported. You are one of the few people who do from Deviant Art a nice experience.

Be patience with yourself, only the time and the resting can bring the inner peace and fully happiness again. No one can teach us how to deal with family losses, or other things of the life... because all meanings just belongs to our individual experience and knowledge.

My best wishes of recovering for you and your family. :)
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My condolences :(

And deactivation on here can be undone within 30 days, after that its permanent.
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Thanks Diana. Yeah, thankfully that is the case.
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roncolors Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back James! These are really dark days but stay happy,
knowing that there are a lot of people who support and loves you.
Take good care of yourself sir. :)
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Thanks Ron...means a lot :)
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roncolors Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome bro! :)
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WeiMao Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Welcome Back! :D

Hope things go better for you.
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Thank you
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packy1800 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Glad you are back.
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Me too :)
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Blackmoonrose13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-gives you hugs lots of hugs-
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:icondevgear:
devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
*hugs back*
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Blackmoonrose13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-keeps hugging and never let go-
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Welcome back. ;p
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks bro!
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nahp75 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
a long time we haven't worked both...
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im so sorry to hear that, and I hope you find peace and relaxation. Dont be too hard on yourself! and no one judges you for your deactivation, we all support your feelings and choices as an artist and you dont have to feel silly for them.  You have a lot of friends and admirers here so know you will always be happily received on DA :hug:
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks Antonia :heart:
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Javilaparra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
really sorry to hear that man, terrible news, be strong. 
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
thanks
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GibsonQuarter27 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
wow, sorry to hear it. Hang in there and keep inking the good fight!
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks so much bud :)
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1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with you.  May God comfort you in your time of need.  :pray: remake 
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks very much
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1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
You're most welcome
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MarcBourcier Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hang in there bud, always good to step back for a little perspective, I have stepped back from coloring but my photography has ramped up and now I am into film making. I still save a whole bunch on here for future coloring because I know the mood will hit me and boom I will have tons to do :) 
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks Marc...feeling better...but gonna approach things slowly.
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MarcBourcier Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
That's it, find the fun projects and play
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Twin-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for your loss, dear... Please, have some rest and take a dood care of yourself.
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks, I will..
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LeoVitalis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   Digital Artist
I am really glad you are back! Your inking style and productivity was always an inspiration. Very sorry to hear about your Uncle...
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks bro. Just takes time...
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. My condolences.
I'm glad to see you back. just take your time and what not
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thanks
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BrianGraham Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
I hope things work out for you, you do great work!
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Thank you
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SeanE Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See?... Told ya... :P :) :D
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Lol...thanks bud ;)
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SnakebitArtStudio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Im glad to see you back!

but also very sorry for your loss :(
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Thanks Matt. I appreciate it...
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