I'll keep this fairly brief, as this is meant to be a professional type of journal, but I will say that the company of my relatives was pleasant, but I chose to forgo the local anime convention.
I managed to get a lot of ranting out of my system. I have a 2800 word document of inane ramblings on Kingstone. Ramblings which sound more like the workings of a mental patient than I good designer. But it was a good brain exercise. I'm looking forward to getting back into this. I was lacking inspiration before, and I wasn't 100% sure why. I think I realize what was holding me back now. Anywho, I'm back on track I think, and just dying to go to work with it.
More updates when they're due.