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May 26th, 2015, 8:38 pm

A Very Feathery Anniversary!



Oh my... guys... I can't even... INE CAKE!! AHHHHH!!! 8D

So my wife surprised me today. I was in the middle of a meeting at work. Like, a real, legit meeting, about work-related stuff! I had no reason to suspect a thing, when all of a sudden, without warning, everybody cheers and starts clapping and I'm just like, "Derr... huh?" and I turn around and my wife is standing there, holding a CAKE THAT LOOKS LIKE INE'S FACE AND IT'S THE BEST THING EVER HOLY SKITTLES I LOVE YOU HON!! I had to hide my face for a little bit... you've got to understand, my face turns bright, bright red at the slightest provocation, and today was most certainly no exception! After composing myself a little, I look back up and notice that all of my coworkers are grinning at me and I finally realize that they must have all been in on this. What!! So I gave them all a very brief introduction to Aww, Feathers! (more blushing), explained that today marks the 1 year anniversary of its official launch, and then shamelessly begged them all to go home, binge-read the entire thing, share it with all their friends and family members and follow on twitter, facebook, and google plus even because yes that is a thing!

I'm still amazed that my wife orchestrated the whole thing. Not because it's unlike her, because she's done stuff like this before. It was just completely unexpected, and totally made my day! I really must say that it meant so much to me. Aww, Feathers! has been a very personal project for me from the start, and my wife has supported me non-stop from the very beginning, even when it's meant hours of extra work on my part. I always say that my family comes first, and I wish I could say I've been 100% true to that goal, but the truth is that while I've done the best that I can, I've probably fallen short more times than I'd care to admit. But far from ever criticizing or being bitter about it, she's been very encouraging while also giving the occasional firm yet gentle reminder that I really need my sleep! And then she goes and does something like this to remind me that she doesn't just tolerate my quirks and odd hobbies, but encourages me to enjoy and improve them. Thanks so much Hon! I love you lots!

Ahh... so yes, that happened. And today, May 26th, is indeed the anniversary of the launch of Aww, Feathers! I had released a few teasers and such before that day, but one year ago today was when I released the first page of the story. You remember? This one! Wow... I've come a long way since then. At times it's hard to believe it's already been a year... and at others I can't believe it's been only a year! But that's life I guess. I've grown and improved a bunch since starting. I'm still not completely where I want to be, but I'm so much closer than I was before, and I'm so glad I decided to take on this pet project of mine.

Anyhoo, thanks for tolerating my sentimental rambling. And most of all, thank you all for reading and supporting Aww, Feathers! It's been so much fun, and I've got lots more planned! So on that note, here's to years 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and beyond! :D

-Josh

PS: Oh, you'd better believe this is going on the Guest Art Wall because it truly is a work of art!

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