In the last journal entry, I said that I would try out using tumblr for a few months and probably deactivate this account if it worked out. It's time for a status update on that, although it's going to be a little more complicated.
To be honest, tumblr works out well enough for someone like me who also grassroots and uses social media to signal boost, but dA has a few benefits tumblr does not, such as posting to groups. It would be beneficial to keep both a tumblr and a dA at this point, so I will likely stay on the site.
However, I'm not sure I want to keep this account. It has legacy value to me, and it does allow me to track my own progress, but it also has a lot of baggage that I think is worth just deleting. Pre-2016, I was a huge piece of shit, and I just regret acting like that now. Even my modern twitter rants aren't as terrible as some of the things I've said on here, things that I would make fun of someone for saying now. Most of it's just funny in a dark sense, and I had a good time laughing at the psychotic asshole I used to be, but a few things are legitimately hurtful toward other people and I can't even laugh at those things. I just find myself being ashamed of them, and being reminded of these things that I've said just makes me want to distance myself from it.
If I keep this account, it'll probably have a lot of the garbage deleted from it. That includes the shitty meme submissions as well as the rant blogs that don't really do anything except blow off steam and say awful things.
I will definitely post the location of my new account if I decide to make one either in an edit of this post or in a new one. I am still a little undecided.
EDIT: You can find me here: www.deviantart.com/midorimushr…
I'm going to move all of my old stuff over to the new account, and possibly my tumblr, over the next couple of weeks (so I can space my uploads out.) After that point, this account can be considered abandoned. I don't want to delete it, I want it to stand as a testament to the person I was, and give me a sense of continuity for who I've become. (That will likely bite me in the ass later but I want to see a record of my growth as a person, that is valuable to me.) Thanks to everyone who supported me by appreciating my work, sorry that I've been terrible with checking my messages and interacting with my audience, I will make a better effort of it from now on.