I got a mail from TokyoPop this morning... Apparently they made a last mintue revision of the final 15 for RSoM UK and I didn't make the cut, probably just before they're starting the online voting.
It's quite disappointing since I thought I'd be up for the online voting at least but now get these last minute results. At the same time I'm very grateful that they considered me for the top 15 initially. I feel for all those who didn't get to know just how close they were.
Having come so far with my first comic just motivates me to work harder. I don't think I have the skills to create comics smoothly yet and it's something I should work on before I'm worthy of winning something like rsom.
I guess this has given me some more time. If I had, against all assumptions, made it into the book this time it would've been so much harder to focus on uni which really should be first priority right now, or at least passing exams.
In the end I think I'm taking it quite well. There had been some indications that this would be the turn-out so I'm not completely caught off guard. Also it seemed just a little bit too good to be true to have my first manga do so well, I guess it was haha...
Anyways, I'm hanging in there and TP can expect to hear from me again! ^^