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I just caught up reading the more than 700(!!!) messages you left me at my last journal and I'm pretty much left speechless.
I initially posted the message to give some clarity to the fact that I'm offline for days sometimes, and that it takes me a while to read my messages (as if it doesn't take time already, considering the amount of messages I receive). Since it's the internet, I didn't actually expect people to care. Let alone; so many people.

Apparently people send messages for me to DAcompliments, or even made journals to show their support to me.
Which is really kind, but it also surprises me. Don't get me wrong. I'm more or less used to getting tagged. Mostly for my journals. Occasionally even for my art -- but it seems like my writing is better anyway. But never for me personally. And to be honest, that isn't the kind of thing you'd expect of DeviantArt, where art is valued above the artist (and imo, that isn't a bad thing).

Dacompliments by DamaiMikaz

It's more or less the first time that I see people care about the artist, rather than the artist just being an often anonymous person who just posts stuff here.
And call me one heck of an emotional woman, but that kind of touched me.
I didn't expect DeviantArt to be so much of a community.


As for me. My health is pretty much in the same (awful) shape.
I'm still waiting for a letter from the hospital to be accepted for therapy.
I've got relatively good days, on which I'm "just tired". And I've got really bad days, on which the migraine pretty much forces me to spend all day in bed. 
I'm actively working on keeping stress out of my life as much as possible. Which includes working less hours, which gives me some time to actually sleep and do something other than just working and feeling tired. And which also includes spending less time behind a computer, since computer monitors pretty much strain the eyes anyway. Unfortunately this goes for digital art as well, as making it means spending a lot of time in front of a computer (which is bad for migraines). It doesn't keep me from making traditional art, however, which I enjoy a lot. 


What also surprised me is the amount of people that actually care of my characters and/or my Emion project;
I've had many people asking me questions about the project, or about the little descriptions that come with most of my drawings. 
To explain shortly; those descriptions are part of a novel being written by me. Because the Emion project is actually a novel being written by me, in my native language. The art part came later, as I gradually learned how to draw, and I wanted to give shape to the many characters of the story. To those being interested in the characters; I'm working on something like character sheets. And I've concepts for at least translating bits and pieces of the story to short-comics (making the entire story into a comic is not doable due to the excessive story length). But needless to say; the current situation that I'm in is not speeding up the process. 

While I did already know there were people interested in my project, a recent search for my username (yes, morbid curiosity) surprisingly lead me to a lot of people that made actual fanart of my characters (but who forgot to tag me somehow). I guess it was that moment when I really realized that there actually are a lot of people that care. Either about me, or about what I'm doing. And that completely silenced me.


So here I am, featuring some of the fanart people made for me and my project....

FastSketch - DamaiMikaz Tribute by RabenPrinzessinKazimir by Ironizer
Fan Art: Sato by Mr-skylineR34
Happy b day damaimikaz by tony-san101Tpst1 Directions 001 by Blackstork999
FOR DAMAIMIKAZ* by StephpuppyMy Tribute to fellow Deviant Damai Mikaz by SirDNA109

Thanks a lot!  Heart Love 
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HasinaHr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to know if Emion would be translated in english! I am in a country where it is hard to get something like books and all, but tell me anyway if there is a way for us to have the book if english version was available
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liquidinsect Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe... if you acquire Emion, you could use something like Google Translator online to understand some of what is being said? Its just a thought that might work for you temporarily.
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HasinaHr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! it is indeed a solution but I don't think I'd use google translate for the whole book
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liquidinsect Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what you mean... though - I'm planning to translate it into English, for myself. *shrug* I might as well share what I translate to DamaiMikaz and perhaps she will incorporate it into a translated edition? I have no clue about the publishing process but I will not be sharing my translations freely since that would defeat the purpose of her book being sold. Besides that I don't want to jeopardize her work in any way. I hope you understand this opinion and reasoning.
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HasinaHr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do understand you. And a translated version will be very welcome! and I hope you will find a solution for the international readers! :)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently still writing it in Dutch... and it's not even finished yet.
And after that, it still needs to be translated. So I'm sorry to disappoint you... but I won't expect it any soon.
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HasinaHr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is dutch like German? I actually speak a little German
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds similar but is different
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello again, DamaiMikaz! Sorry it's taken me a while to get back you. I would like to thank you for featuring my tribute art in your Journal! Sometimes when I haven't drawn anything in a while, I go around DA looking for inspiration. Your art and personality made me want to do something small to show you that, even thou I don't know you personally, an artist's work can effect people in a positive way. 

It was so much fun drawing your character. I learned a lot about DA Muro, which I love, and a lot about you. 

I hope you find success with your project, 'Emion'. I hope you get the treatment you deserve soon. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I support you.
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flutist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Artist put part of his/her soul into their creation.
so... I think when ppl love your art, they love a part of you.
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J0W3x Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yayy !! I'm really happy to see that you're getting support and love from everyone, you're awesome ! I really like your art and your journal posts... they're really inspiring !
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asyrafatsoazemi Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Artist
hey those kagami mangaka make me understand be otaku is fun and not a bad thing even i have crazy brain that hard to understand what is happen around me, hey take it easy.
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Azure-fuurin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
That's nice. ^^
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RabenPrinzessin Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, my art has been mentioned by the great DamaiMikaz! :la:
Nah, seriously.
I hope you get better soon. Take all the time you need, your health and well-being is more important than the internet. But it might be good for you to know, that back in dA there are a bunch of people who love to see your art, your journals, your polls and on the very top of that: yourself. You are one of the very few more famous artists, who interact with their watchers personally, which is wonderful. It must be though work, but be sure to know that what you manage to do is impressive.

On a side note, I would love to read that novel. I might even be able to understand it, since my mother tongue is similar to yours... well, let's see. :D
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The great DamaiMikaz?
Lol... you make it sound like I'm some sort of dictator XD
(referencing to the many dictators that call themselves 'great leader')

But thanks a lot for the support :la:
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fmralchemist Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really really hope and pray you get better soon!
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hatchling63 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've been silently stalking you and your artwork for a while now. I think your personal struggles only help make you that much more of a 'real' person to us DAers. I'm really glad you found this encouragement through your fellow artists. It sounds like you're going through a lot, these past few months especially. It's really inspiring, especially to the spoiled and fortunate whose only obstacles are laziness and their own doubts about their abilities (IE - Me), that you keep on making stuff and Wanting to make stuff just because it helps your soul grow. And from what I've seen, you have a very beautiful soul. Keep nurturing it as you have been. We're here for you when you need us.
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Yudine Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   General Artist
Stay strong ! :)
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Razerium Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art is amazing. really hope you get better soon.

are you planning on releasing the full novel soon?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... the novel is in my native language.
I would need a translator first XD
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Razerium Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. Well even if you can get a rough translation, I would love to read it.
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Stephpuppy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ur an awesome artist u will have a awesome future keep it up 
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Dantebayo Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your art is awesome meaning that you are awesome as well so why wouldn't we care about such an awesome person? baaaka :P
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CakeofDemise Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course we care. :)
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boxingglovehands Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
everyone knows and understands that, on odd occasions, you need time to yourself, fair enough, to me, you are one of the most amazing, and influentual dA's here in Deviantart and you are so so full of praise for everyone's thoughts and anicdotes that you do try to find the time to read,thus, it is often in your abcense i often think that you take pride in doing what you do with all the brilliance you can come up with, i personally show respect for everything you do, your gallery, that written work, the journals, everything is special., may you carry on my friend, you humble me with such remarkable opinions and things like that.....truly superb. :D
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thanks for the support
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boxingglovehands Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure.
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SunFlower12345678 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Many people believe that because it is the internet it is not as much of a community... I for one disagree with those people.. I believe no matter where it is there will always be people who care. I am glad that people care for you, and though I may not know you well- and haven't really spoken to you- I do care.. I care for everyone, and your work is beautiful. I love your art and your entries. I for one cannot draw, and so I in a way envy your ability to do so, but I much favor the ability to write. I for one am a writer, and enjoy it. I can in a small way relate to your situation.. My health is not of the best, but I know it is nothing compared to what you are going through at the moment. I do sincerely hope you get better soon, and that you can continue what you enjoy dong. Hope to talk sometime. Later.
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed. Wherever there are people, there are people who care:) 
It's situations like this that really restore my faith in humanity:) 
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SunFlower12345678 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I am quite pleased to hear that you agree with me.
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I do agree that there is evil in everyone. 
But, I also believe that there is good in everyone, just for some it's buried deep
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SaneKyle Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is great! I feel glad for you. Keep doing what you do best!
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Kimology Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still hope you get better soon! its nice to see that people care :D
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HappyKawaiiEmma Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to read your novel (whatever parts you do translate) by the way. If you're ever looking to get it published I would gladly be a beta reader (even though you don't know me...)! Feel better soon and keep being wonderful!

-Emmett
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LexiLove212 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Hope You Get Better Soon Damai Well Wishes! ^'_^
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that fan art is so cool! :D You deserve them all, as well as all the general praise and support. :hug:
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
En nu komen er nog meer berichten bij =D
neem maar gewoon de tijd en lees ze later... geen stress voor jou =P
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ach, ik zat er net doorheen XD
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Je bedoeld dat je al je berichten net gelezen hebt, of dat je je net weer beter voelt? =D
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alle berichten net gelezen
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
awww, jammer... hoopte ik net op het beter voelen... ^^; oh well...
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh... that gaat wel ff duren XD
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EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
nawwwww... :hug: beterschap... als je iets nodig hebt, zeg je het maar =D
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FFKHMon Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
That is really an enlightener, especially when people expect to get onto the internet and almost immediately come face to face with a troll. I really do think that having that much support is amazing.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it really is supporting :)
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FFKHMon Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
How long has it been such a big number?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? The amount of followers?
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FFKHMon Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, just curious.
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AlexNamars Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tag! Hope you recover soon!
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stillwatermm9 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you feel better soon. A well wisher from the far far away place Huggle! 
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