Good evening fellow deviants,
As sometimes happens in life we very often start off at a good pace, we begin to pick up momentum, then suddenly we run face-first into a brick wall. Ouch! Sometime after my last posting in mid-July 2010, the computer at Castle Fattenstein finally gave up the ghost (yes, it became "The Ghost Of Fattenstein's Computer"). Poor thing; it was running Windows XP on a processor with not even a gig of storage space and with less than 450 Mb memory. It began reporting drive failures, and all things considered I was lucky it made it as long as it did. A few weeks after that, its replacement was purchased.
The new computer at Castle Fattenstein is far more modernized, and operates on Windows 7. Unfortunately the majority of the art I created as well as the projects 'in progress' were drawn and colored in programs that ran on XP but won't operate on W7. Long story short; time, work, holidays, health in the castle, and the need to learn new graphic art programs caused this mad doctor to virtually vanish into fat.. I mean thin air.
I'm sorry to say that time constraints still prohibit being able to master new programs (of which I have 5 + to explore). There is also the possibility of working in some other form of art like 3-D. Ah, decisions, decisions. Rest assured however that 'Fattenstein Lives' and there will soon (everyone cross your fingers) be something new, likely in the way of another story, that I will post in the near future. I'm tentatively calling it 'A Crime of Fattening' and is a little darker tale of fate and fat.
In all seriousness, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted comments (good or bad), offered suggestions, critiqued, and most of all enjoyed my offerings. I offer my apologies once again for 99.9% of the time not responding to someone's post or question. Thank you again everyone, and I hope you have a flab-ulous weekend!
~ Dr. Fattenstein
"There are times when mere words cannot describe the utter stupid, senseless, and dim-wittedness of a particular situation. This is one of those times."