WOW, so first off, hello! It seems like a lot has happened in the time I was gone.
As some of you know, I took a hiatus back in February. This was due to all sorts of stress and anxiety and it just really wasn't a very good time for me. dA was starting to put pressure on me as well, since I wanted to maintain positive relations with my watchers and reply to every message in my inbox ever, but at the same time it just felt like one more thing I had to worry about on top of school, transferring, family drama, and legitimately-scary thoughts that I was having but didn't know where they were coming from.
To top it off, this all happened at around the same time I turned 21, so I was getting lots of birthday well-wishes from the wonderful cutie-patoots that you guys are, but the timing of everything else was just SO BAD that I wasn't really able to respond to any of that, and I'm really sorry.
*DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW POINT COMMISSIONS AT THIS TIME.*
This is for those who ordered a point commission before I basically dropped off the surface of dA, namely felw
, and Eeyrie
. I know it has been months since you guys sent in your requests, and minds are liable to change within that sort of timespan. If you ordered a point commission from me and you wanted to cancel or change your order, please send me a note with your updated commission info!
This is why I don't ask for payment until AFTER I've finished commissions. OTL;
So apparently a lot of things changed on dA while I was gone! Here are my thoughts on some of them:
apparently now you can only watch up to 5,000 people. I'm pretty okay with this, considering 5,000 is a RIDICULOUSLY large amount of people. Seriously, that's nearly twice the number of students who attended my old high school when I was there, and my high school was HELLA BIG. Plus this cap will cut back on the number of people who spam the "+watch" button in order to gain more pageviews, but then again that hasn't really been a "thing" for quite some time now.
No more deviantgear. This makes me all kinds of sad. I've really only ever bought myself a dA messenger bag, but it's a really fantastic bag and I'm a bit upset that they won't be making any more. Mine is starting to fall apart from overuse...
I GOT ANOTHER DD WHAT
I WASN'T EVEN AROUND TO SEE IT HAPPEN
AAAARRRGGGH THANK YOU
I apparently hit 6,000 watchers and 200,000 pageviews??? Holy shit you guys are amazing; thank you <3333
POST-MORTEM WILL COME BACK, I PROMISE. I put up a bonus comic over on the Smack Jeeves site
if you'd like to read it.
I was offered a position making arty things for a nondescript video game that I really like but can't talk about, but I'm 99% sure I didn't get the job because they never contacted me after I sent them some samples sobbu. OTL;
I was summoned for jury duty for the first time. Whoopie.
I learned to paint with actual paints, so you might see some of that stuff popping up in my gallery sooner or later.
That's about all that's new with me right now. I swear I'm going to try to not leave for that long again because HOLY SHIT did that do a number on my inbox. I'm going to do my best to answer to things that need answering, but I may have to nuke my inbox at some point or another. OTL;
Thank you so much for putting up with me, guys.
medli20 awaaaaaaaayyyyyy! *whoosh*