Lucy, the Hopscotcher
With her friend’s suggestion, the ten years old Lucy pressed INSTALL without a thought. She eventually sank into the world of coding, playing one game after one game…
Why shouldn’t she start coding and make games? Or eventually become a well-known great coder like everyone else?
The idea died down faster than an iPad on low battery.
Maybe Lucy could try to draw. She started taking art lessons since the year before. And great artists like OrangeScent were known and liked by almost everyone. There were many ways to gain recognition, and coding was only one of them.
Sadly, the young girl had no confidence in digital art. She drew well on paper with the directs of a teacher. But drawing on a screen was reaching to the moon without a rocket. She had very little hope in herself. OrangeScent was too talented fo be substituted. CodingGirlLucy was merely a small sparrow in the world of fierce eagles.
With the little hope the little sparrow had, she grew and flew her way up. Attempting to insinuate into popularity.
In the early of 2016, Lucy began her journey with her eye drawing contest. She came fresh with her username was changed to StarryDream, originally a name suggestion for another Hopscotcher. The contest went well with dozens of entries. She officially walked into the gate of the art community, but the road would be a long walk.
Taking requests would grant many reputation points. Lucy took as much as possible knowing that fame was coming on the way. She was rather proud of her style, though it looked very amateurish. Her effort paid her with followers, more likes, and friends in return.
She passion did not last, starting from 2017. Lucy’s passion and motivation slid. She was no longer determined, she no longer cared about the popularity on a small coding platform. Long Hopscotch breaks, forum friends, extra focus on school, exhaustion, angst, cynicism…
Now a teenager, when Lucy looks at the drawings she once took pride in, a scent of bitterness comes into her mind. Her change and growth was more than drastic. When she sees the dark haired girl with the blue clip, Lucy finds her shadows that were her. Her phases were all a part of her, but it is now impossible to go back…