Hi all. Just popping in with a few things.
Soo....I regret those journals from last fall mentioning the situation with Lady as the money has been misused and the prop is at risk again. There's currently a new GoFundMe to help save the prop; I'll probably post it later.
It's been a year since Colossalcon 2017, and I still haven't uploaded all my pictures here. They're in my st.ash just waiting. I'll have to get around to that.
Motivation for any kind of storywriting like DnD's JBS has been low, dunno when I'll get back to it.
Also, while I am here, I'd like to talk to you all about what's going on in reality, and my wishes as an artist here on DA.
On my gallery here, you will find a lot of older shots from Trainz. Shots that I'm no longer happy with, or other old content I'm not satisfied with. However, I have so much of it, that it would take me, what with my low motivation and my executive dysfunction (as well as my real life issues), a long time to disable commenting and faving of them. This is why I ask people not to comment on them. But they still do unfortunately. They find my old crap and comment on it, and don't pay the slightest attention to when it was posted. I find that rather rude and disrespectful.
One such person apparently did it to the point where I had blocked him on an old account. Recently, he came back on a new account, calling me out, and calling me names like "child" and referring to me as dickish. Personally, I don't see much of a problem. This may just be my point of view, but I'm a believer in the Golden Rule. Treat others how you want to be treated. This person, did not respect my wishes as an artist, so I felt blocking him was justified. In an ironic twist,
's crusade against me appears to be more childish than my reasons for initially blocking him.
I was going to write out a thorough reply to him, but it seems in his raged crusade, now he has blocked me. I really don't understand any of the logic behind all of this. As an artist, I have wishes that I would like to have respected. Not giving my old work attention is one of them, for the reasons I stated above- I don't have time to disable comments on them.
I have a lot going on in my life right now. I'm working a job, making money for myself, I'm reorganizing my living quarters, etc. There are things I do outside of DA like 99% of the time, which is why my activity level here has dropped. One of those things revolves around my dear Nana. She has Stage 3 Alzheimer's now, and has become increasingly needy and helpless, so almost my whole family's lives are becoming revolved around making her last days comfortable and helping her when she needs it. This has put an incredible amount of stress on me. My role, while more minimalistic than my sister's (my sister handles more major stuff like getting her dressed, taking care of bathroom needs, etc), is still very important. I keep her happy and entertained. I'm her companion. I watch TV with her, take care of some of her meals, help keep her fridge stocked, clean her dishes, make her bed, help her get into said bed, etc. And lately, because of her increasing loss of self, her confusion, her grumpiness, frustration and depression, even my role is becoming a chore and putting stress on my mind, my body and organs- and given my high cholestorol, I feel like I could have a heart attack from it all, and that could prove deadly. I don't need a petty DA argument about my old artwork on top of all the stress from reality I already have.
So, please, respect my wishes as an artist. Anything pre-2012/2013, don't comment on. I have no time to disable comments right now, so that's all I'm asking. I don't even care about people faverunning anymore without leaving commentary. I'll take what I can get, just not on my old stuff. Please, if you find my old stuff at random, look at the post date and act accordingly. I have my gallery organized these days, with my recent content towards the top folders, and I would rather someone look through those. All I ask is for a little respect for me as an artist and as a fellow human being. If you can't respect my wishes as an artist and as a person, then I can't do the same for you. I may have become more chillax in recent years, but it's still very possible to set me off with missteps, and this is one way to do it. If you think I'm being a petulant child about my wishes as an artist, but then do something worse, it's not me that's the problem.