Well, maybe not from outer space, but it sure felt that way being so far from home and my family for so long, not to mention regular internet access too. A few years ago, before joining dA, I wouldnt have cared about not having internet as I almost never used it. But like many, its something that I cant live without nowadays.
Though it was nice having an extended break from the usual, it was even nicer coming back! I was getting rather bored at my Dads place, hes a nice guy and a hard worker, but because of that, we werent able to do anything 5 days a week. I dont blame him, but being alone in a small complex all day, 5 days a week without any internet to keep me entertained was powerfully boring, especially since all they ever played on daytime TV was Cricket, Tennis or womens talk shows, along with poorly-animated childrens programs
As for visiting my best friend while I was close enough, well I didnt see him once
I tried contacting him 6 times in the first week I was there, but he was either working, or attending to his girlfriends needs. I guess a 15 year friendship can be so easily discarded when one of them finds a partner
So with much less there to offer me than I expected, I rather gladly returned back to Sydney, where my family and other important things to me are, besides, most of the jobs Im interested in are in Sydney anyway. The other Australian cities arent really major enough to have effects studios and such. It was nice sleeping in my big, comfy bed again too
This year, provided no drama or bullshit stops me, I plan on doing many exciting things here. Like perhaps making stocks for people to use. Plus Im thinking about making a dA calendar for next year, with our Solar System as the theme inspired by an off-dA project Im collaborating with others on (but its supposed to be secret, so there will be no more discussion on that)
Also, I have been playing around with Vue 7 in my absence, and I might try selling Vue-content on Cornucopia 3D again too, and maybe occasionally making free Vue resources along with my proposed stocks. Also, Ill sometimes be updating keen Vue-ers on any resources that me, or fellow pro-level Vue-user ~nukeation