Last night, I thought I would mess around with a few parts. I haven't made anything serious in about 2 years, at least something that wasn't a retool of something I had already made, and even then it was just a little minifig-scale transformer that you my have seen if you were looking closely at the last few Brickfair VAs.
I suddenly pulled out this immense surge of creativity, and I am now 80% done not only a viable entry for the contest, but possibly the best MOC I've made overall. I had forgotten how much fun it was to actually build. I am really hoping to get back into it, because it would at least justify all the Lego I keep buying.