hi. Welcome to the beginning of the rest of my blogging life.

Truthfully, I started this, quietly, a couple of weeks ago, and had been planning it for, oh... 3 years now.

Actually the "shayoa" thing was never supposed to be permanent. I don't really know what it means either, so if you were ever waiting for me to explain it, there is unfortunately only a lame reason behind it. That being, a joke between a friend of mine I that spawned a blog address that was supposed to give me an opportunity to "try out" blogging and a have a place to upload paintings for people to see. I was originally only going to use it for a couple of weeks, maybe a few months, and then move over to an "official" name, whence I became comfortable doing so.

And now here we are. :oP

Everything from the previous blog has been transferred over, so my whole entire blogging history still remains, but now it's attached to my actual name. Progress!

Not that I only just now became comfortable with blogging. This was mostly a result of laziness. Also, the more I blogged over there, the harder it seemed to switch. In fact, I have a stack of new moo cards that all have the shayoa blog on it. What am I going to do with those?

Give them out, that's what. I'm not going to wait on timing to be perfect anymore. So what. People will see the other, final blog post that says I'm over here now.

But anyway. Yay! My official name and everything.

If you're so inclined, go back and read the few bits I've (secretly) posted that only exist on this blog. Yes, there is a really, really long one about Iron Chef. Deal with it. It might happen again. You have been warned. :oO