I logged on after finishing a picture and was like "hmmm maybe I should upload stuff again."
I'm still atrocious at leaving smart comments. I'm not sure I've really come to terms with how I want to handle favorites. Like I need a favorites and a favorite-favorites... I think last I was here you could only do that with collections and something something things limited to subscribers.
This is totally not my social account anymore.
I think rather than art I jumped onto the video game bandwagon and have been out and about with obscure video game tournament scenes. Being good requires effort... which I sort of half-do and never come out on top. But I've really liked travelling and hanging out every few months.
It's like I hate one-on-one communication nowadays and like being in groups. Making ninja-comments and then booking it out of the conversation. Something about this environment always pressured me to replying to everybody and commenting on everyone's things to the point of where it was more like a chore. Maybe 'cause I always had to write something so you know I even read it whereas like *everything* else I could just click "like" and we'd go forth and be merry. So I'd moved onto tumblr for a bit where "hey how's it going" was just clicking the "like" button, as has been with Twitter more recently. A lot of my social time was sucked up by Discord where I just post memes in a quick chatroom and run. That is genuinely how I like to communicate; it's broken a lot of barries in Pokken chats, so far.
It's less so that I'm bothered here and more so I wasn't really being myself, I guess? I'm not always talkative, and trying to always be talkative made me drive myself away from dA. Part of that was the whole "dude you gotta be an artist and being an artist means getting noticed." But now that I've sort of let that dream sink I don't really wanna go out of my way to be noticed.
So now I guess I'll use it for being more of a ninja? I do like logging on and seeing that old friends are still active, be it drawings ot just blogs, and quietly looking over their hard work. Prolly stick more with the quiet admiration, though. Like I've said in the past... my comments get stale, and I'm afraid of leaving the same thing over and over or it just sounds hollow.
Plus I've... had my own stuff to upload for a while, I've just been hesitant to log on and be social
Ion't wanna say I'm "back" but I'm "visiting sometimes" when I "have something to do" like "jokingly misuse airquotes."
In real life news, I've been at an office job for like 5 years now and it's boring but ok. It pays for my video game addiction.
Picano is a baller as always.
Ah. I miss these emotes.