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*waltzes in four months late with starbucks*

Journal Entry: Wed May 29, 2013, 6:49 PM



I LIVE

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. 

Point commissions
*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, BlackCatDraws, 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; 

What's new on dA?

So apparently a lot of things changed on dA while I was gone! Here are my thoughts on some of them:

:bulletred: 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.

:bulletred: 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... 

:bulletred: I GOT ANOTHER DD WHAT
HOW EVEN
I WASN'T EVEN AROUND TO SEE IT HAPPEN
AAAARRRGGGH THANK YOU 

:bulletred: I apparently hit 6,000 watchers and 200,000 pageviews??? Holy shit you guys are amazing; thank you <3333

Other things

:bulletred: 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.

:bulletred: 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;

:bulletred: I was summoned for jury duty for the first time. Whoopie.

:bulletred: I learned to paint with actual paints, so you might see some of that stuff popping up in my gallery sooner or later.

ANYWAY

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*
I just wrote a journal entry with Sta.sh and WHAT IS THIS???

HOW DO I JOURNAL????

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:icongravestones:
gravestones Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Yay, I was hoping you would retur. I missed your awesome art
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, thanks for the welcome back :hug:
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:iconshiftycheesecake:
ShiftyCheesecake Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Glad you're back!!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad to be back, too! :hug:
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:iconshiftycheesecake:
ShiftyCheesecake Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope all is better now! :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is, for the most part! Now I just have a lot of catching up to do, lol.
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:iconshiftycheesecake:
ShiftyCheesecake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well good luck! :)
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:iconmissdarkangel167:
MissDarkAngel167 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YAY I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK :'D :iconsuperglompageplz:
I've missed your quirks and your art ;3 Good luck getting back into everything~ <3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :glomp: I missed being here; thanks for the warm welcome back!
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:iconmissdarkangel167:
MissDarkAngel167 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem~! :D :tighthug:
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:iconazlyn-blackward:
Azlyn-Blackward Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew you would make it! Glad to see you're alive! Did everything settle okay? Not too overwhelmed now right?
anyway,good to hear from you! I've been stalking your page XD I knew one day you would return! :huggle: Trust me, you'd never lose me as a watcher :I you're too awesome to give up on ouo

You're probably cluttered with god knows what, so why not pull out the nuke and get rid of it all lol XD Still great to see you doing better.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, everything settled okay for the most part. Turns out I'm going to have to spend another year at community college before I can transfer (ugh) but that's okay. But d'aww, thank you! That really means a lot coming from you. :hug:

Haha well I'll try my best to reply to as much as I can, but if it gets to be too much, I think I'll just nuke everything. Thanks again! <3
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Azlyn-Blackward Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're always welcome! glad everything settled.
but that's alright, it will work out :3 I'll be rooting for ye!
Nice to have a break, no? XD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha yeah, I'll admit it was nice taking time off, though I don't think I could ever leave dA forever. I have too many fond memories here <3
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Azlyn-Blackward Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too true. I hear you. That's why I could never leave. met too many cool people. One being you :U
I could never sit there and leave all that behind somewhere else. Where else could I have such good people who would appreciate my art as much as you guys LOL.
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ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
YYYYAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconanterras:
Anterras Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Welcome back. :heart:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconanterras:
Anterras Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
You are quite welcome.
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
..oh but... oh...
:iconcryingbear1plz::iconcryingbear2plz::iconcryingbear3plz:
:iconcryingbear4plz::iconcryingbear5plz::iconcryingbear6plz:
:iconcryingbear7plz::iconcryingbear8plz::iconcryingbear9plz:
Glad to have you back Medli!

Nuking your inbox is probably a good idea, considering it's probably above 400 unreplied messages..
Starting afresh is something people will probably understand in this situation;
We wouldn't like to lose you like that again now would we ^^?
But if you want to be extraordinarilly kind and bust yourself through that heap, be my guest :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you; it's great to be back!

Ahaha well I've managed to whittle it down to around 300 by now, but yeah it's still a little overwhelming xD;; I'll see how much farther I can go with replies, but if it gets to be too much I'll just start over from ground zero.

But thank you so much again! :hug:
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:iconalberthein1:
Alberthein1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Oh you benevolent being...
Such a kind heart.
It's good to see you've got endurance aswell!
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:iconeckoslime:
EckoSlime Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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Delet-ed Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Aww no point commissions? I've been waiting for you to re-open them. -_-

Oh yes, a lot has occurred. But eh, glad you're back!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry about that; I still have quite a bit on my plate at the moment. ^^;

But thank you!
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:iconshermandinger:
Shermandinger Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're back! Besta luck with the inbox clearing, we're all stoked to fill it right back up.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll do my best, ahaha :XD:
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:icondarkwolf908:
darkwolf908 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Glad to hear your back. :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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:icondarkwolf908:
darkwolf908 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
:iconcameraglompplz: I actually saw when you got a DD. XD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg you did? :XD: Aww man, I wish I could've been online when it happened D:
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darkwolf908 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I just happened to be looking at them and then all the sudden im just like wait a second..Iv seen that before.. :3
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BunnyGirl150 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You were gone? How did I not notice pot remember seeing anything about you leaving. I'm so stupid. welcome back anyways :dummy:

Why do you have Starbucks? Are you going to share? :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a sneaky ninja like that. :eyes:

Well of course! Isn't that a thing people do when they're late to events and stuff? ;)
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:icondeidaraart5:
deidaraart5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy days, happy days!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yaaaay! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧~
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:icondeidaraart5:
deidaraart5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So how goes the inbox clearing? XD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
veeeeery slow. This is gonna take a while, lol.
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:icondeidaraart5:
deidaraart5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'll stop adding to the pile after this comment, then XD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol no worries :XD:
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:iconindi-dere:
indi-dere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MY BEAUTIFUL!! YOU'RE BACK!
*glomps the ever loving bejeebies out of you*
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YES HELLO THIS IS MEDLI
:hug:
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:iconindi-dere:
indi-dere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeals*
I've missed you my lil' Medli~
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And I've missed being here! Thanks for the warm welcome back :heart:
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:iconindi-dere:
indi-dere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~! I bet clearing your inbox is a pain, huh?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes and no. I love reading all these messages, but sometimes I just run out of things to say when I'm replying to them all. ^^;
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:iconindi-dere:
indi-dere Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man...best of luck bro...I'll try not to clutter your inbox anymore ^^;
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, no worries, and thanks! :D
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