Writscrib, an alternative social media site for creators, with active moderation and the intention of directly supporting artists you like, is shutting down because it couldn't secure proper funding. I backed it last year, and again this year. It was meant to be a sort of combination of tumblr and dA and patreon, with the ability to post under psuedonyms -alternate names connected to your main account- so you could sort your posts. And groups like on dA. And the ability to directly support your favorite creators with "chips", which could be cashed out directly through PayPal. It had a major hiccup earlier this year when they had to redo the whole site because someone they got to do coding fucked it up and made it so it was impossible to implement planned features on the original beta site. And interest dwindled with a lot of people, I guess because they were waiting for their preferred features to be implemented, and the last round of funding went poorly, but we held out hope for an investor. I don't suppose anyone's won the Powerball?
Site's gonna be on life support for a month before it goes, but the discord server will only last until 9 A.M. tomorrow.
It's going to be sad waking up tomorrow and not seeing the WritScrib icon in my Discord sidebar...
I regret not posting about WritScrib here, or posting TO it more, or trying to garner more interest in this project so potential ionvestors would think it worthwhile. Curse my lack of engagement and networking skills.
I've been in tears all day.
I keep following links on deviantART and finding out that people who I followed have died while I've been having life and connection issues of one kind or another, months, sometimes years ago. How did I not notice? Did I notice and somehow forget? Which is worse? And I find that people who I followed have deactivated their accounts, and I don't know if I have anything saved, because I've been through at least four computers during my time on dA, and one of them started asking squirrely, and another was a rental that had to be returned before I could transfer my files to a DVD-R.
I made the mistake of going to the first couple pages of my profile and finding "thank you for the follow" messages from some of these people, like
On another note
And having a job agsin finally, and then losing it when the holiday season ended, and then getting asked back, just to lose it again because the company, a childhood mecca, folded (that being why I was asked back in the first place).
My favorite daytime streamer -thethiliacraft- quit earlier this year, because she felt it was interfering with her IRL life and stressing her out too much with various sorts of troubles; and I'm happy for her, but I still miss the community and the pleasant times just sitting while she was building something cool and extravagant in Minecraft.
I'm so unmotivated to do anything anymore, and these things just add to it. I feel like everything I touch falls apart, and that there's no point to even bother engaging with anything or anyone anymore. And I have a terrible time doing that anyway, at least in most place
Thank You for the birthday wishes, both now and in the past. And any other comments I maybe should have responded to. I am sorry if it seems like I'm ignoring you or something. I feel like it's weird to just do an acknowledgement, and sometimes I just think on what to say, and keep thinking, and thinking... and eventually forget to respond. I'm so sorry I suck at communication.