So I know I'm nowhere near as active as I used to be. That's largely the fault of University and theatre and basically all of the extra stuff I'm trying to do to kickstart my career and build my portfolio, I hope you understand. I've been involved with like four shows this year, it's mad stuff.
I've been on this site for like 8 years. I was here when I wrote terrible fanfiction and drew loads of art for a webcomic that never made it past chapter one. I'm never going to properly leave.
See the other reason I don't come back that much is that it's gone really dead here. You noticed too right? I'm dropping back in mostly for about five people when I come back to answer my messages and check on things. And it makes me kind of sad- a lot of friends I've made over the years have gone and drifted off. Everyone appears to be moving to patreon or instagram etc. It feels like a ghost town.
Maybe it's because I only keep a a small circle of dA friends, but I'm not the kind of person who really goes out of my way to introduce myself to everybody...but I do feel like, where this place was once a hive of activity, it's just a hollow shell now.
Either way, I'm going to persist. Coming back here reminds me of being younger and just starting out on my art journey. It reminds me of how far I've come, and of course, allows me to speak with some of the amazing people who've helped me get there.
But I hope the quietness is a phase. It's really rather sad to watch.
Anyway, I hope all of my friends here are well. Thank you to all of you who are patient with me and also support my work on other platforms. Love you guys.