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I can't see beyond myself anymore,
the sights beyond are filtered pitch.
Collapsing in on who I have been,
and finding that's all that was there.

I close my eyes and strain for light,
but all I feel are the walls of my mind.
I've lost myself in my pulse for so long,
and now that thread beats out of reach.

The book of life has closed for good,
and I'm all that's left to know.
The gate outside my shell's been shut,
and here I fall forgotten in the cold.

I dream of people I can't see.
So, I got my old tablet back from a friend(we swapped tablets, he got the newer one with horrible sensitivity since he only uses it for Osu!). The old one has excellent sensitivity, but I found out it wasn't working anymore. When I pressed on the pen, I learned something annoying. The top half comes off, exposing the electronics and making pressure impossible to put onto it.

I pulled the sucker apart, and found out a couple more annoyances. The copper wire wrapped around the pen-nib holder seems to be getting old, something I can't change, but it's not really a problem. The back button for right-click isn't functional at all, thanks to the entire part coming off, meaning I can't do right clicks with it. I thought this was workable, until I saw it didn't have a spring.

Most tablet pens utilise some for of spring action on the pen-nib, so it can't take pressure based on the tightness of the spring. This time, there wasn't one. So, I tried cannibalizing a spring from an old push pen we had lying around, but I couldn't make it fit properly. I gave up hope of using sensitivity(I discussed making the comic without sensitivity, which would be pretty difficult given most linework looks better with weight), until I plugged in the tablet a little bit ago. The computer wouldn't recognize it, so I restarted. No dice. Now this got me worried. I mean, I understand a pen not working, but the entire tablet? C'mon. To make a short story abnormally longer than it needed to be and than summarize, here's the result. I got the tablet working again, found out it didn't need a spring(thank goodness, but now that poor old pen..), and restarted the service, which for some reason the computer didn't think of doing from the outset. Lo and behold, the sensitivity works again! This means I can finally start drawing fully again, now that I have the old hopefully-reliable.
I've been trying to draw up the next comic update for a really long while now(pretty sure it's nearing 3/4 of a year now), and since then I've realized something. My tablet is really annoying to deal with.

I started with a wacom tablet, and while I liked using it mostly, it felt really small and the cord seemed to be starting to fail, so I wanted to get a new one. due to budget issues, I couldn't afford one in the standard ranges of low-mid range tablets, like those in the 70-100 dollar area. I got one that for all intents and purposes, has been lauded as one of the best of the cheapest tablets. It has a good size, the feeling shouldn't be too odd, the pen should have a lot of range in terms of pressure.

What I got was a tablet that's hard to use in pretty much every way you can think of. The pen uses a battery and has a massive deadzone so I have to press hard before anything happens. I've also realized that since the tablet is about twice the size of the actual drawing space, it's also clunky. And to top it all off, the driver installation was a plethora of problems, mainly since you have to remove all other tablet drivers before it gains pressure sensitivity.

So I'm sorry I haven't been able to get a new update(or any digital picture I would consider good) posted. But that doesn't excuse the months where I could have drawn it but didn't, thinking I had more time to do it. That's not fair to anyone, especially those who were interested in it/still are interested.

I'm planning on getting my old one back(I lent it to a friend, but since he accidentally gonked his laptop, I might be able to get it back today), and I'm considering how I'm going to go about drawing up the next one. I have most of the rough down(even that's a hassle thanks to the tablet I'm using right now), so I'm not starting off with nothing.

Also, their clothes suck and I'm going to fix that.

EDIT: My pen's busted. :/ Hoping it's the driver, but I'm pretty sure the spring is busted. Working on it today.
Tablet test by Nanemae
Tablet test
Eh, not sure what to think of the new tablet I got to replace me old one. It's a bit insensitive.
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So, I got my old tablet back from a friend(we swapped tablets, he got the newer one with horrible sensitivity since he only uses it for Osu!). The old one has excellent sensitivity, but I found out it wasn't working anymore. When I pressed on the pen, I learned something annoying. The top half comes off, exposing the electronics and making pressure impossible to put onto it.

I pulled the sucker apart, and found out a couple more annoyances. The copper wire wrapped around the pen-nib holder seems to be getting old, something I can't change, but it's not really a problem. The back button for right-click isn't functional at all, thanks to the entire part coming off, meaning I can't do right clicks with it. I thought this was workable, until I saw it didn't have a spring.

Most tablet pens utilise some for of spring action on the pen-nib, so it can't take pressure based on the tightness of the spring. This time, there wasn't one. So, I tried cannibalizing a spring from an old push pen we had lying around, but I couldn't make it fit properly. I gave up hope of using sensitivity(I discussed making the comic without sensitivity, which would be pretty difficult given most linework looks better with weight), until I plugged in the tablet a little bit ago. The computer wouldn't recognize it, so I restarted. No dice. Now this got me worried. I mean, I understand a pen not working, but the entire tablet? C'mon. To make a short story abnormally longer than it needed to be and than summarize, here's the result. I got the tablet working again, found out it didn't need a spring(thank goodness, but now that poor old pen..), and restarted the service, which for some reason the computer didn't think of doing from the outset. Lo and behold, the sensitivity works again! This means I can finally start drawing fully again, now that I have the old hopefully-reliable.

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Royavi Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just 50 Minutes before i can go home (at work right naow ^__^)

then i have 10 minutes in the underground and 30 minutes in the train and 20 minutes in the bus to finish your pic :D
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
And what a glorious pic it was. :D
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Letrune Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Happy birthday. :3
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Aw, thanks. :D I'm surprised people still remember me, since I haven't done much on DA lately.
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Letrune Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
I do remember. :3 You do well?
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Actually, yeah. :D I've almost got my next comic page done, and I'm doing well in my studies. You?
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Royavi Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B Day

Mr Nane :D
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
And thank you, Mr. Roy G. Biv. :XD:
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Royavi Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roy G Biv? :P
So wheres the Birthday Comic XD
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Nanemae Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I've nearly got the next comic update done. I just need to work on shading and text placement. And for the first time in about a year, I actually feel pretty good about this one. :D I could also do a birthday comic, but I didn't get wasted for my 21st. :XD:
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