This isn't really artwork, it's just a recent picture to go along with my resignation notice.
I joined deviantArt in 2011 and I know six years isn't a very long time but to me it sure feels like it. I met my first real online friends here, this platform helped me stand strong in difficult times, it basically was a place where I could be who I am and express that through my "art". Time has passed, I lost contact to all these people I met here, I never had a fight or anything, we just parted ways, as humans do.
But they will never be forgotten.
They were the first people in my life who accepted me for who I am and for that I could not thank them enough. If you're reading this and you're still around text me or something, for old time's sake.
It's 2017 now, soon 2018, I'm not who I was back when I was active on dA, I was scared of what people think of me, not just regarding my sexual orientation but also my style, personality and so on. But most of all I was afraid of the expectations people had of me. Not anymore, I've grown up not just physically, but mentally as well. I'm still keeping that childlike wonder in my heart and I'm not planning on letting that go as long as my blood is flowing. But MaikSan is dead, it's been for a long time, I just never wanted to accept it and let it go, since that username is part of the reason I'm still alive and kicking. I was thinking about just flatout deactivating my account in silence and not make a scene about it, but I just felt like a few words had to be said about what a blast I had on here with all those people I've met. From my first submission to my last breath on here logging on to deviantArt was a thrill each and every time, discovering new artists, becoming a fan, hell, maybe even a friend, joining communities and sharing fan art are just a few things that made my time here so great and I would give maybe not everything but a lot to relive those moments.
But untill I find a way to build a time machine out of a DeLorean or a police box they'll just be memories.
Memories I'll always keep close to my heart.
So yeah, I won't deactivate my profile. I'll keep it active not for others, since I stored my submissions anyway, but for me, as a reminder of who I was, what I was doing and what this platform and it's community contributed to my life and as a sanctuary, for whenever I need that comforting feeling of lone souls creating a bond through the power of art.
All that's left to say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart.