Lots of things are going on around here and the world, plus I might a few things to tell... so a journal is due.
Coronavirus in Italy
By now I assume you all now about the new epidemic and that my country is sadly one of the most affected... As of today, the quarantine is being held on a national level until the 3rd of April, but the government could totally extend it past that date if the situation doesn't improve significantly.
While it is in effect, all travels are extremely limited; moving inside the town you reside in is fine, but getting out of any town is forbidden unless you have a valid reason and a permit to prove it (work, medical assistance, things like that...)
Additionally all public events and festivals have been cancelled. Many activities are now closed as well, with things like grocery stores, pharmacies and post offices being among the few exceptions; restaurants can only offer home deliveries if they want to remain open and most employees need to switch to teleworking (if applicable) or respect the minimum safe distance of 1-2 meters from each other. All citizens going out should respect this minimum safe distance as well.
Educational activities are suspended in schools and universities, so they are now offering online lecturing.
How is this affecting me?
Well, luckily I am fine at the moment, although I pretty much remain stuck at home with family. Many people out there are panicking and overreacting about this situation, which doesn't really help... my mother seems to be one of those sometimes. My biggest concern instead is about university, because online lecturing aside (which was an interesting new experience for me), I am worried about how I will be able to take my exams :/
Also, both me and my little cousin need the PC now for studying... thankfully we still had a couple old computers laying around in the house (Windows XP... feel old yet? OOOF) that I managed to fix after lots of trial and error. That should ensure I can always keep my PC for myself to remain in touch with my friends and play with them on the iinternet ;P
What's next? OwO
I still need to plan ahead after all this, which caught me a bit off-guard to say the least...
What I can tell you for sure is that there's a new commission coming, plus a short story I am trying to write in the meantime amidst all this mess '^w^
The big news is that I am willing to do a big leap and start offering commissions myself! Seeing how my latest Eros2000 cover arts were being positively received, I was interested in doing them as commissions for anyone interested in a cover art featuring their own OC! However, the current situation has slightly changed my plans, so while I am still looking forward to it, I don't think I will open for commissions soon. But stay tuned nonetheless ;P