So yesterday I had a bit of a meltdown and caught in the damage was my Twitter account. I didn't see the need for any drama so I just shut it down with zero fanfare as it wasn't due to an argument or anything, it's just that I've gotten to the point where I think Twitter is bad for my mental health. Every day my timeline was full of patent stupidity, intentional cruelty, and meritless debate - it's no damned wonder aliens are likely trying to keep hidden from us as they've probably been monitoring our social media outlets and concluded that humanity is the bad neighbor on the block.
Twitter was my last online social hub and while I already miss tweeting art I've already posted here years ago, having one-man gaming/TV/movie discussions and no longer having a place to post Overwatch Play-of-the-Game clips that nobody ever commented on, I don't think returning is in the cards - I don't need daily reminders of the worst humanity has to offer. I'm keenly aware of my growing isolation in both online and IRL interactions, but these days people seem to go out of their way to prove they're terrible and unworthy of the meager trust I've afforded them, and quite frankly I'm starting to sympathize with the asteroids' point of view.
I don't enjoy creating art the way I used to, so there'll be a lot less of it now - I'm not forcing myself to draw when the spark isn't there. The only other time I've felt this unmotivated and diminished is when I quit publishing Polymer City back in 2007.
It's a dark place I didn't think I'd ever return to, but I'm there again.
Anyone who wants to keep up with my newest comic project Seafood Shanty should bookmark its permanent home at https://deviantart.com/seafood-shanty - I'll still be posting them at https://twitter.com/OBSESS_LLC of course, but it'll be easier to access the series archive without having to scroll through my Twitter timeline which is admittedly random as all hell
After years of dithering and a lot of self-doubt, I'm finally taking Seafood Shanty seriously as a new webcomic project. It's mostly because I need to make myself laugh in the dumbest way possible, but it's also because I feel like I need to get back on the horse with something simple enough that it won't require a team to produce. In any case, Cap'n Claw'd and Mr Scampi are off on the dumbest treasure hunt ever, exclusively at my Twitter feed (at least for now).