First of all I guess I should apologize for the huuuge lack of activity here on DA. I'm going to explain why and make a little rant here:
I lurk around here now and then to check new submissions from the people I'm watching, to check notes, maybe answer comments (rarely because they are on old submissions and I don't really know what to say now) and I'm still accepting commissions here, so I do upload those once in a while. (like I just did with that last submission ♥)
Thing is, as much as DA has given me lots of awesome times and joy, I've begun to grow apart of it. The site has changed a lot in the time I've been distracted from it and now it is a bit confusing for me, but most importantly, I've also changed. What I like and do now may not be what my watchers want to see, so I feel like now I am somewhat distant to the "public" that watches my gallery. I don't draw much Sonic fanart anymore (hardly any actually), and I am not going to continue any of the unfinished comics that are in this gallery, for various reasons. It's sad to say so because I still get comments on them asking for the new pages, but I am busy with classes, commissions, and I don't have the motivation I had for them when I started, the stories have changed or just become outdated, so I don't see the point in continuing them. I might do new ones sometime, of different things, or remakes, but if I do I doubt I'll upload them here.
As saddening as it is to say this, I haven't been able to shake off the feeling that DA has become a little... unsafe for me. I'm not saying there is no theft in other sites, but it feels as if here it is heightened. While in Tumblr people reblog my work as many times as they want and my source is still there to be traced back to me, and people there are very strict about sourcing and theft and crediting the creators... in contrast, DA doesn't feel safe. Furaffinity, where I have been doing most of my commissions these days, is very similar. There, commissioners often post what I've made for them on their page, but they always link back to the original submission. Meanwhile here, I reported a deviation last week and haven't had any news, it's still there. This has happened to me on the past, so I've kinda learnt to give less Fs about it... but it's still quite bothersome, you know.
But wait, I definitely don't plan on leaving DA or deleting this account!
Yes, there are many things that have made me feel distant from DA, there are many things that I dislike and I am much more active on other sites... but this place has also brought me so much joy, I have met many friends here and this is still a treasured place for me. I do come in now and then, I do post a few things... and part of me wants to be more active again, I admit. If I do that I might move to a new account to start fresh and leave this one as an "old art" page, something like an archive. I haven't decided yet, but I would definitely like to actively return to DA sometime in the future.
Anyway, I might not reply right away, but feel free to message me whenever! ♥
And if you still want to follow me, I suggest you check my other accounts, I'm much more active there!: