God fucking DAMMIT. I am so tired of DA deciding that huge, dramatic changes to things that have been fine for years on end is a good thing by default. "If it ain't broke" is clearly something that nobody in the staff cares a damn about. And they love to proudly announce said changes with tons of fanfare while decidedly ignoring any negative criticism and concern from the userbase, only promoting positive feedback. Nobody WANTS these changes, and they're actively making everything look so much worse with tons of wasted space and removing customization options. God, everything about the new message center, gallery pages, comments, and even deviation pages just looks so BAD. I seriously think this is gonna be the final nail in the coffin for a lot of people. I know I sure as hell am not gonna keep paying for a Core membership when it gives me absolutely nothing of value in return. In short, fuck you, Deviantart staff. You're not gonna pay attention to this anyway because I'm not a yes-man paid to praise your bullshit.
In other news, my laptop is currently in the shop again. =__= I decided to put up with it last month so I could keep drawing for Inktober, but now I'm fed up with all the problems it's given me this past year. This time, it should be declared a lemon and refunded, so I can get a new one and start drawing again, so till then I'm stuck without a reliable device to draw with. :b
I also attempted to start writing Red Divide for NaNoWriMo, but as November is half over and I've barely written three pages, I doubt I'm gonna make a whole lot of progress.