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Sirius III Battle Tribute :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 98 49 Siegfried and Daryl :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 62 30 Clyde and Baram :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 39 11 Emperor Gestahl and General Leo :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 47 36 FFVI Wallpaper :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 122 20 Kefka :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 75 53 Gogo :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 41 12 Umaro and Mog :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 42 10 Strago :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 41 16 And the rest! :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 36 22 Relm :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 74 24 Setzer :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 75 17 Celes :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 120 28 Gau :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 57 25 Cyan :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 64 39 Shadow :iconobstinatemelon:ObstinateMelon 74 28


Choose Your Destiny :iconraizy:raizy 457 57 - Always - :iconbhryn:Bhryn 70 2 Final Fantasy VII: Supernova :iconrisachantag:Risachantag 1,241 47 Commission: Moggle king :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 2,545 70 Smash Costume Miis (UPDATED for Copying/Editing) :iconthealienbanana:TheAlienBanana 67 10 FF7 Advent Calendar 2015 :iconchrislea:chrislea 18 99 Indivisible - Up :iconpolarityplus:polarityplus 960 56 Ajna from Indivisible :iconkosal:kosal 450 25 WhiteDeer :iconcushart:Cushart 3,951 55 The Guardian :icongavi-gavi:gavi-gavi 1,152 61 FF5_Chemist :iconmoscosmo:moscosmo 9 3 Thank you, Mr. Iwata :iconchaosringen:chaosringen 438 19 Comm - BrittyDee - ACNL Summer Fishing :iconai-bee:Ai-Bee 284 13 Nekomimi Inkling :iconframboosi:framboosi 102 33 Aerith :iconkuvshinov-ilya:Kuvshinov-Ilya 11,157 294 Viking Elf Fearie :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 12,518 300





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meowlodyx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student Artist
Your profile pic tho 😂
Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Writer
I should'a followed you a long time ago. Your work's great!
ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Well, no need to currently follow me. I'm not active at the moment.

Thanks though!
hntr0829 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Are you ever going to continue your FFVII comic?
ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Perhaps some day, but I don't know when.
PurpleScorpion187 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, even if you don't respond and don't come back to drawing anytime soon, I'm just really glad to have noticed that you do, in fact, come on; even if it's for a quick glimpse!
Now I can assume that you're probably doing okay (physically, atleast), and that's what matters the most! c:

Don't ever feel like you're being pressured into doing something, relax and rest as much as you need!
You are a person, first and foremost! c:
Draw only if you genuinely feel like it.

And if something really is going on and stressing you out, then I really hope you solve it soon.
Wish the very best for you! c:
ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Holy fuck. I'm not sure how many people have speculated my death at this point, but I'm just now looking at my homepage after about a year(?) of not looking at it. I know keeping up with all of the comments kind of destroyed me, and I didn't think of what would happen when I STOPPED keeping up with them, but I'm glad there's kind words here such as this.

I'm doing perfectly fine and dandy, for the record. I may be so happy partly because I have stopped drawing, since I was putting an unrealistic amount of time into it and setting a level of quality I just couldn't keep up with. It's a shame too because I can get the story out there and alla 'dem jokez somewhat easily, but the drawing part became stiff and agonizing. Even my FF6 pictures took like a billion years to draw and those were one character on a single image. Anyway, I can't say that I've truly stopped, but that if I ever do start up again I need to figure out the right way to do it without killing myself. Or better said: figure out the right way to draw without focusing on getting an eyeball right for about an hour.

Sorry if I worried any of you. And I hope people check this page because there's no way I'm going to be able to go through all the comments, ha ha. I might add that I've responded to any Notes that I got throughout the past year, so I wasn't reaaaally dead. Only to the untrained eye, perhaps.
Kotlowski Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Hey dude, I know a bit about unrealistic expectations of people online. I started up a web forum ( woo advertising! Also, a guy on there introduced me to your wonderful comic) and have learned over the course of the past year that the members can be a bunch of assholes. I had a dude basically tell me that as the webmaster I should be dedicating all my spare time and money into improving the site... And it kind of took me aback some. I was thinking "this isn't my job, I don't get paid for this shit, it's a fucking hobby you ingrate".

I learned pretty quickly that people can absolutely suck when they come to expect something of you. A lot of them end up believing that they have some right to the content provided to them (especially when it's free) by others. And they get to where they can be unreasonable and hellish. But on the flip side, that you have such a large fan base and so many... Uh... Passionate fans means that you've connected with a lot of people on some level. Be it through the comic, your other works of art, or just your willingness to get into the comments, joke around, and talk with your fans. 

So hey, if you're done with the comic... Well, it had a great run. But you definitely don't need to stress yourself over it and you should never, ever, feel pressured into drawing when you don't want to do it. Pleasing us plebs isn't your job. We're not paying you for your time and work. So it's not as if we're entitled to it. Go live life, have fun, (buy a Nintendo Switch and play some Zelda?) and don't worry about a bunch of guys on deviantart. 

But if you do want to continue... Don't kill yourself over it by trying to keep to a schedule, putting out weekly or monthly pages. I'm sure most of us would be pretty ecstatic to get a page every few months or so. There's another artist on here with a comic I read... And sometimes he wouldn't update for 2-3 months. And people were fine with it, and were mostly just excited to see new content from him. So if you want to do that, just work on it when you have nothing better to do. And realize that some wonky eyeball here and there just gives the comic personality. :p

Either way, I wish you all the best. And I am sincerely happy that you're fine and doing well. With how many people 2016 murdered, I'm sure a lot of people simply began to assume the worst. So it's great that you've shown back up and let us know you're well. :)
ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
This is a very realistic comment, thanks, ha ha.

I feel like I'm very aware of the things you mentioned. I know Jontron had his own struggles when he went back to doing his show after Game Grumps (Didn't update for months), and had that whole Polaris interview where he said the fans felt like he "owed" them stuff and were very demanding (It gets muddy when money is involved, but ehhh). I've also watched people like Tom Preston get completely destroyed by their fans. His mistake was fighting back and publicly arguing, which was right and wrong in many ways, but you could visibly see his art deteriorate from there and the arguing consumed him. That was sad. Thankfully anything with MY fans never got close to either of these cases. I think I stopped before it could have happened, but it was always a fear of mine somewhere in the back of my head.

I assure you if I ever do get back to drawing I'm going to do my hardest not to give a fuck........ ha ha ha ha. I mean that in a positive way, of course.
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TomServeaux Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
How do you know he comes on? I didn't see any obvious indicators. But if it's true, I'm relieved to hear it.

Melon, whatever's going on in your life, at least know you have your fans' support, even if's just kind words.
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