there are some very small aspects of this change i kinda like. but i mostly dislike the whole layout. one thing especially is that the view counter is right there instead of down where you can't see it. view counts make me extremely anxious and honestly i don't feel comfortable uploading because of that.
i will not deactivate my account. as much as some of this artwork makes me feel genuine physical and psychological pain, i won't get rid of any of it. it serves as a nice archive. not only that but i still actively use stash (rip stash writer).
and i'm sorry if i've ever made you uncomfortable in any way. it was a very rocky three years, i'll be honest. i will admit my faults and i take full responsibility for my actions. i've since learned from my mistakes and i'm trying to become a better person.
i'll miss old deviantart. i've met some really great artists on here and i wish you all the best.