Hello fellow Deviant Artists. How have been lately? Me?? Just plain lousy to depressed as hell. Why? Well for starters my Personal Computer nearly bit the dust permanently. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get it to work ever again. Once I determined the source of the trouble and realize the video card was no longer working I had to track down a new card. The prices are so outrageous they just make you want to cry or scream forever in hopelessness.
So I gave up one day searching and decided to just screw my computer over and try to forget the good times with it. I threw down some cash bought a PS4 and couple of games. Tried to forget about DeviantArt and move on. But I still had the app on my phone. I kept seeing amazing artwork being made, beckoning to me. I knew I had to try again and try to find someone that had a deal on cards somewhere. So long story short, I found a budget card on Newegg. It's not perfect and doesn't run games particularity well but it's better then nothing.
But If that isn't bad enough(considering how far I'm behind in adding to my fave gallery) the stupid Super Moon Blue Moon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse never really came over Miami, Florida; USA. So I am freezing my ass off with my camera, just before the crack of dawn, expecting to see some spectacular astronomical show. Instead a whole lot of nothing. I've seen regular lunar eclipses that look more bloody red when I was kid. I took a bunch of photos of it but it was too close to the horizon. Way too much atmospheric distortion and it kept making it hard to focus on the Moon.
So not to place blame on anyone, but I tried to setup a photo-shoot. Thinking I scrounged up enough cash and could do something at a hotel room instead of a studio I don't own and can't afford to rent. Without naming names, absolutely dead air. No response. Not even an auto-email response saying they received my message to schedule something. I don't blame the person. People are busy with their lives. I guess I just used the last of my hope that I could do something really cool with my photography.
But I pressed forward, thinking I can't allow myself to wallow in despair. So I made plans (or at least started to at first) to go to C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018. I of course, made the horrible mistake of telling my family of these plans. And it was basically a big freaking NO! They didn't want me to travel alone to a city I've never been to; as if I was some small child. I'm crazy not stupid. But try telling my family that. They always seem to see me with a lens that looks at me from the past and not the present. As if I never took medication and psychotherapy to deal with my mental illness.
Finally, I round up by saying that in general, but in some years in particular, I fracking HATE New Year's Eve and New Year's day! It always seem to emphasize how alone and isolated I am. Never invited to parties because I don't freaking know anybody IRL. Beyond one good friend that's it. No social network. No lovers. No girlfriends. No friends of friends. No nothing. Maybe it's because I'm not a boozer or druger, but I think the answer is more simple. I haven't worked since 2008 A.D. Which means I can't make contact with anybody. So I'm forever in stasis with my loneliness, depression, and madness. So what makes me move forward especially when I've met some psychiatrists who think I should have committed suicide by now? My love of Art! I freaking love DeviantArt!!!