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Hey guys!

Just wanted to put out a little rant and update you guys about what’s going on here. So yeah, I’ve kinda hit a snag right now.

Allow me to explain what’s going on.
So, as many of you know, life isn’t really kind to yours truly.
(If you didn’t know then you’re probably new here, in that case, welcome aboard!)
But hey, who IS it kind to? I’ve always made jokes about how life shits on me and all that, and recently things have been a lot less messy here. I’m grateful for that, I really am.
However, it does not change the fact that a LOT of time was lost (but not wasted, I’m grateful for that too). Randowis was consistently being pushed back for months, but I can finally start to catch up. Or so I thought.

Things still do pop up from time to time, forcing me to delay my shit, but I tell myself it’s alright and just work harder to finish it on time.
However, doing that too often has its toll and recently I’ve not only been feeling them, but also seeing them take place.
In other words, I’ve been working too hard to catch up on time which can never be recovered, and my health and ‘family time’ is taking the hit.

I’ve never really had peace and quiet here on my end, so I’m used to rushing work and tanking all-nighters. The irony now is that, since life has finally settled down a little, Rando decides do mess it up on his own. Because of my paranoia of when life will send me another box of cuss-shaped lemons, I didn’t really plan ahead and just did as much as I could for as long as I could in this rare time of peace. Boy was I wrong.

By doing so, my priorities became inconsistent, projects we’re being juggled around everytime a sliver of progress was made, and things were barely meeting the days they were meant to be released. I ended up not making any artworks or animations, and even struggled with making doodles this month.
I was being too ambitious, I’d say.
In all honesty, MMO’s Chapter 4 could’ve been released last month, if I’d just plan myself a little better. Even now, this month’s issue of MonthlyWis (Nov) is not even complete.

So last night, before kicking it in at around 4am, I was thinking to myself about all the things that I wanted to do for Randowis, the animations, the comics, podcasts, livestreams, videos, EVERYTHING that I’d love to make for you guys, but at the same time, how I’m unable to reach any of that the way things are right now. So I raised a white flag and I told myself, that I can’t do this anymore. (No I’m not stopping Randowis! Don’t be too quick to assume, dumbass! And no, I didn’t actually have a flagpole next to my bed, it’s a figure of speech. Sheesh. WHO AM I TRYING TO CORRECT ANYWAY?!)

What I mean is, I’m gonna need a break. A short one. I’ll use this time to recuperate, physically and mentally, and reschedule myself to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Simply put, I’ll be taking things a little slower from now on, meaning to say I’ll still make stuff, they’ll just take longer to upload. I’ll also be pushing this month’s MonthlyWis (Nov 30) to next month (Dec 31). To those who were expecting all sorts of bullshit from Amirul and me, I apologise for the delay but I hope you understand why.

I love you guys, and I can’t thank you all enough for loving my work back.
A lot of you guys send me messages about how I made your day better, or how you haven’t felt this happy in a long time, and I wanna keep doing that. Bringing a smile to both our faces.
But to be honest with you guys, I have this fear that if I don’t upload anything or don’t create enough stuff or even upload frequently, I’m not being good enough and that I’m failing you as an artist.

On the other hand, the same lot of you who know this are telling me to not be such paranoid pussy and to just keep doing what I do. I AM trying dammit!
I believe that this will help me take the first step, by not being too ambitious, going slow, and getting my shit together.
I’m not gonna be the best artist, but I want to be the best Randowis I can be for you guys, just a little bit slower now.

I hope you guys are okay with this random rant that literally came out from nowhere. It’s just something that’s been on my mind for quite some time and I thought I’d just let it out.
Another way to look at all this, is that you’re only gonna be missing this month’s MonthlyWis (Nov), and everything except comics will take a longer time to upload.
I hope that isn’t too much for any of you.

As always,
Love you much much.
I’ll see you again soon. (Like, this Saturday.)

Randowis

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  1. Well I can tell you Rando, the breaks are good it helps a lot~ When you’re constantly feel force and have that looming doom over you all the time it definitely makes things suffer. Yourself and your work… Just don’t do what I kind of did and just not release anything for a few years…ha…ha…ha… It’s ok people still send me occasional “where’s stuff” and then I feel like I’m a terrible person and need to release things… then stare at the screen for a few hours.
    On a side note, I don’t know if this helps, but having a bit of a backlog might help you? I mean I understand the feeling of wanting to throw everything you finish online when it’s done cause it’s complete yay here people! But for times like this when you just need to do other things… or just need to rest a bit and go along with life (which for me helps get content sometimes) it’s a god send…. ha ha…then again I’ve been trying to remake a back log for a while and have been failing… ANYWAYS don’t be me! You have fun content and skills! I’ll be watching~ kukukuku

  2. Rando, we shall continue to be there for all the content you create, but I would not like it to be at the cost of your health or relationships. Please rest, get your “shit” together and do the best you can, you…you damn…mmmm…nah, just that. Hope to see you around.
    Take a good beer and chill.
    Cheers mate.

  3. Could have sworn I left a lengthy message when you first posted this, but perhaps my device dropped the ball again.

    “factum est factum”

    I hope things have finally begun going well for you by now.

    If not, please do not worry about us. Your life and well being are what is most important. Even if a great joy of yours is too create comics for us (and just so you know, they are a great joy to read) , it is not worth it if you have not reached a balance in your life and are well.

    Take all the time you need, we will be here for you when you return.

    Thank you for all the happy moments you have brought into our lives! I am very happy if we bring happy moments into yours as well!
    Take your time. Find balance. And let us all have many more together!

    “The happiness of your life, depends on the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius & Buddha both share this thought. It’s in many other faiths & religions too.
    Do not let the world crush you; Hug it in defiance. If it returns the affection: joyous! If not? Bear hug it harder until you break its ribs! Ha!

    Hope life treats you well, and you find a steady and abundant happiness!

  4. It is always great to see you sneaking into the front page of social media whenever you make any sort of work. Rest up and rest well, people will always be waiting for you! You brighten our day. 😀

  5. Yo Rando, you can’t rush art. Even if your godly eyebrows are with you, you can’t rush it because if you do you just burn out too quickly. My point is to take it easy and relax, long as there’s an upload every month or so it’s all good. Because you don’t want to have low-quality art, just makes people and yourself feel down. Just take it easy and don’t be too hard on yourself.

  6. Take care! And your content is amazing, your fans love the work you post even if it may take you longer than expected. Its worth it, you’ve brought smiles to a lot of people i know. I hope things turn around on your end and get better, take your time recuperating. :33

  7. sounds like a severe case of Artistic Depression and Mangaka Hiatus to me. get well soon and yada yada lada.

  8. Hey man,

    Life gets you down and sometimes you need a break.

    If the people you love and the people who love you don’t support you, then that’s their problem. Haters are always going to hate, so don’t worry about them.

    As far as I’m concerned, I will not be seeing any less content from you as much as I will be seeing more thought provoking content. This work takes time, and creative a such as myself and others, will understand and continue to support you.

    In the mean time, you’re an asshole, your work cracks my shit up. Go grab a beer, take a break, and I hope to see some new content LONG after the holiday season.

    Deuces,
    JOBYJOB

  9. Don’t worry man, you take things at whatever pace you want to take it. I can wait as long as is necessary for your stuff ’cause it is more than worth the wait. I hope things start to look good soon enough for you.

  10. Hey! I have been a fan since the first release of MMO, and I hope you get better soon as I have sent long travel healing spells for you to get better! as always rando don’t strain yourself with work because you’re not rando when you’re tired,so go and have a fun break 😀

  11. No problem man, if you need a rest, take it. We can be patient. Take your time to do your “shit” as you say, it can only be better. Love and support from France.

  12. Your work is awesome and as they say; one who wait for something good can never wait too long. Take all the time you need and ignore all those foos who complain about you being slow. They have simply no idea how life and creativity works. I will keep waiting for you to finish your stuff for as long as I have to!

  13. I love your work and i will still loving no matter how long it takes to see it, sorry for my bad english, greetings from argentina

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