i apologize for not thanking everyone sooner, but yes. hello, and thank you!
also, I went and cleaned out my gallery. initially I kept many drawings there in order to track my progress but now I just want to weed out the stuff I'm not as fond of. I didn't delete everything, but I did move a lot of stuff over to scraps. it was fun seeing how my art style has shifted the past year since i've been on deviantart. i've noticed my color palette is getting darker and darker, with a lot more red. when i first joined i used softer and brighter colors, and a lot more yellow.
also, I will be going to the san diego comic-con this year. really excited about that! I used to go a lot when I was younger but it's gotten so popular the past few years i haven't managed to score tickets. so i'll be looking forward to that immensely
2 more days
until Mass Effect 3
not sure how it'll be but I will be picking up a copy @ midnight.