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I wanted to start by saying that I'm humbled by how many favorites I continue to receive on my fanart, even years after I left deviantART. Distance has revealed the errors in my art -- what I once thought was pretty impressive, I now regard as fairly average -- so seeing those favorites continue to pour in, day after day, is such an honor. Thank you all!

Why am I here, though? I have a weird complex about abandoned accounts -- I always worry about those people, whether they're still alive, whether they're doing okay, etc. So, considering that my last journal entry was in 2013, I thought it'd be cool to give an update and assure you that I am very much not dead!

On that note, I want to emphasize again that if you want to find me on the Internet, is the place to go. It's a Supernatural blog -- sorry if you don't like that show! -- but it's really the only Internet presence I have right now.

So what's been going on with me?

I finish my first college degree in a month. Yep. Terrifying and exciting at the same time. I have no plans after graduation -- really my only plan right now is to take a break and read the Bible a lot. But let me tell you, these four years have been full of so much work that I need to just be for a little bit. My brain's in no place to start a career. It's good work, though. College has changed me so much.

I still haven't gotten back into art. Ironically, my burnout has gotten a lot better, but now the problem is that I don't have a lot of time. I decided about two years ago to change my focus to writing, so I've used my precious free time to focus on writing instead. I still keep art in the back of my head, and I'd like to take the pencil back up one day, is just not a good time to do that. I have too many demands.

Even if I did pick art back up, though...I'm not sure I'd come back to deviantART specifically. 2numagirls and I had a conversation about this a year back -- anyone ever hear about the deviantART-Hot Topic controversy? As it turns out, deviantART is not a very copyright-safe place to post art. deviantART basically gets to do whatever it wants with your art without compensating you. And there's some other stuff I could mention, but what it boils down to is that I no longer feel like dA is a safe and professional place to share art. If I ever did pick up the pencil again, I might move permanently to Tumblr or another platform. I don't know.

[EDIT]: Some research has revealed that it wasn't deviantART's fault that the fanart got stolen, it was Hot Topic's. That's something I'll have to consider!

So will I ever come back to deviantART? We'll see. But I'm in no rush. For now, I want to finish the race I'm already in -- college. Then we'll talk art.

I hope everyone's doing okay! I'm sure things have changed so much, it kind of excites me to think of where all my watchers might be now!


United States

I'm extremely inactive right now, and to be honest, at this point there's really no telling when I'm going to come back. I give my sincerest apologies.

For the time being, I hope you can enjoy the art that's already in my gallery.

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MarieAngel04 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
mimidan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hiii :iconsayhiplz:
Liano-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mustache Danny. :iconheplz:
Dragon-Face Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Liano-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon-Face Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
...O-Oh my....
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memod Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional
Thanks a bunch :aww: I'm glad you like my work :D

Dragon-Face Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Of course!!
mimidan Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hows life? :iconderpplz:

Dragon-Face Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Not riveting in the least, dude XD" I've just been holed up in my house all day every day. It kind of sucks >_> and it's reeeeaaally uninspiring.

How are you?
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