Dear DeviantArt Staff,
I know some of you watch me, but I don‘t know whether any of you will ever read these lines. To be honest, neither do I care. You don‘t owe me anything. My opinion is probably of little importance to you, and I‘m not entitled to complain over something I‘m essentially getting for free.
But we users don‘t owe you anything either. Once Eclipse replaces the classic layout, I will most likely go inactive. I won‘t terminate my account, but I also won‘t post anything here any more, because I see no point in doing so.
Let me start by saying that I do not want you to get rid of Eclipse. That would obviously be stupid. I will not upload one of those „Stop Eclipse“ pictures or similar stamps. Eclipse is this website‘s future and I fully get that. What I don‘t get, however, is why Eclipse is being turned into something that barely resembles the old DeviantArt anymore. Many of the things that made DA unique and dare I say great are being scrapped. I want Eclipse. I want
It's been a while since I last featured art in my journal. There are a number of reasons for that, with some being better than others. One is that I simply wasn't spending as much time on DA anymore, but that has changed in recent weeks with me being stuck at home basically since mid March due to this small Corona-thingy you may have heard of. I can't remember ever having spent this much time in front of my computer or TV.
I know some people are finding it hard to cope with the situation, be it due to anxiety, the effects of isolation or financial problems caused by the many shutdowns. But it's not all bad. There is an eerie peacefulness surrounding public places. People seem to be in less of a hurry. They are more careful. I've read China's air is or at least was the cleanest it's been in decades. The same can be said of Italy's. The pandemic has significantly decreased the amount of cars driving around. There are far less planes flying. There's less noise pollution.
In some ways