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Undersaga: The True Lab 27
Sorry for missing Monday's update, I was hanging out with family I haven't seen in six months, and the internet, while working, was extremely slow. Regular Mon/Fri updates resume now.


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2018 by Scottthespy



So its another year and another round of resolutions for a lot of people. A time to make that giant, year long life goal that's so big and poorly defined that its almost impossible to ever actually stick to it. So this year, as last year, I'm not doing a 'New Years Resolution'. 

I'm doing something better.

I'm doing new months resolutions.

The idea behind a new years resolution is appealing, a fresh start to try and build a better you. But it usually fails when some one has a nebulous concept, like 'get fit', or something unreasonably grandiose, like 'start my own business'. Often, people don't have steps to follow, small goals to meet along the way. After all, since a WHOLE year demands something worthy of a whole year, people often forget about the small stuff.

But what if you make a monthly resolution, a smaller amount of time that allows for a smaller goal? Finish a building project,  learn a new thing, save up the money for an item. Something reasonable for the span of a month, something you can figure out how to achieve. And you make a new one every month. At the end of the year, instead of one or two abandoned or half done resolutions, you have up to twelve smaller resolutions done...and since its monthly, if you fall down or quit out on one of them, you can jump right back on the wagon a heck of a lot sooner than 'next year'. 

Personally, I do small self improvement habits. Research shows that it takes about thirty days to start to form a new habit, so each month its something new, with a daily goal to meet. Things such as 'drink more water' with a daily goal of a particular vessel, 'keep the house cleaner' with a daily goal of ten minutes cleaning, or 'get better at ___' with a daily goal of a half hour of practice. All of those are one's I've used.

And to make it fun and rewarding, since I still have the mind of a child, I get myself a calendar, write my 'daily goal' on each day, and then buy stickers. Each day I succeed in doing my goal, I get a sticker on that calendar square. It works both as a fun little motivation, and a way of easily telling at a glance how well you're doing that month. Its not very 'grown up', but I think a lot of things 'grown ups' say they want to do fall flat because they're too boring, so if stickers and brightly coloured pens can help me improve myself and meet my goals, I'm not gonna turn my nose up at a winning strategy. 

For anyone interested, this month I'm starting out with a bang, by cementing THREE new habits I started forming randomly throughout December...A half hour of exercise, a completed drawing, and cleaning and sweeping my room. All that, every day, no buts!

I'd love to hear from anyone who might try this idea out themselves in the comments! Lemme know what goals you decide on, and we can support each other in our en devours!

It's always easier to do something when you do it with friends^^. 

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udnaan Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Professional Writer
Hi there,

Appreciate the :eyes: and have a goodnight  :happybounce: 
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Scottthespy Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Appreciate the efforts to pay attention to and improve written art. Wink/Razz 
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Ajehandra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Thank you for watching me! Gaster-42 
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Scottthespy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Thank YOU for making entertaining content.^^
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MrsEveTwo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Writer
Hello! You seem really cool and I have a sneaking suspicion that you may be the first person in a long while to watch me for a reason other than me giving you a llama. :> Nice to meet you!
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Scottthespy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
You did give me a lama though...a while ago...its how I found you and your Nos-4-a2 stories, which is the reason I watched. So...in a roundabout way, it kinda was the lama's fault^^.

Its nice to meet you too! I'm trying to do a water give away due to having just hit a milestone number...you've popped in after I announced it, but no one's made any requests, so if you'd like a free mid quality art of anything you can think of, ask away!
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MrsEveTwo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Writer
Well, llamas tend to be how I meet most people, but sometimes people will watch as a way of saying “thank you” even when they have no interest in my art, haha. It’s always exciting to meet another fan of Nos-4-a2! I hope I do him justice :D

Wow, really? Thank you very much! What kinds of things do you like to draw?
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Scottthespy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Non realism, and characters over backgroungs. But the purpose of the give away was to get practice, and if that's in areas where I normally don't challenge myself that's fine. I have a very hard time finishing my OWN projects, but if its for some one else I feel this sense of duty. So...really anything. I can redraw ocs, do fanart from anything you can link me to a picture of, or if you wanna go weird I can do minimalistic stylization like this, or mandalas like this.


And so far I think you do Nos-4-a2 pretty well. He's a flexible character, dark and foreboding but not beyond doing silly things...like the entire 'trying to kidnap XR in the sewers' scene in the actual show. Its interesting, but he's one of the few characters I've come to like where shipping him with OC's works just as well as shipping him with cannon characters or crossovers. Maybe because he's a loner, and he doesn't have an 'in group' that the OC would have to worm their way into, so it doesn't end up seeming Mary Sue-ish.
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MaaniDieMon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
Hello there, Thanks for the llama !!! your arts are just fabulastic !! i wish u'll achieve all ur dreams !! gd luck !
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Hedenus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Llamy by Hedenus  
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