Another day, another lengthy absence from this place. But hey, I actually had an art to submit this time!
Might be I'll have another. Gotta feed this obsession with a certain bespectacled chocobro during the lengthy wait for his episode. Can't have it starving away. If I can manage to stop talking myself out of trying art again, that is.
Then there's this place. What in the world has happened to dA? Used to be screenshots were against ToS. I should know. I had a screenshot deviation of a mod I made get reported so I had to make a 'brochure' image for it instead back in the day. But now straight up unedited screenshots are what I get in searches, and those have thousands of views and favorites. Meanwhile actual art by newer or under-the-radar artists are damn near impossible to find with the loss of channels and the wierdy search algorithms they have going on here.
I'd consider taking my attempts at art and my art attention elsewhere, but I don't know where that elsewhere should be. Tumblr? Twitter? I had one, and still have the other collecting dust. Neither feel quite right, but I think that's where all the cool kids hang out these days.
Can't I just have my old dA back instead?
Too late for that, though, I guess. Even if the mechanics of the place changed back, I look through my gallery and see so many comments that were made by names long since crossed-out. Several artists I followed are just plain gone or more inactive than even I've been. I'm just not sure what to do.