hi deviantart! long time no see. as you can see, I drew something again, go me! I had to move in september, under circumstances which, to say they were less than ideal would be something of an understatement, that's the short version. after 13 years in the same apartment my rent was going to nearly triple, and I was given only 6 weeks notice that I had to clear out. I was most fortunate to have a good place to move into, but it was still traumatic, and I don't use that term lightly, or even in jest.
I am informed by dA that I now have 50 Llama badges and therefore my Llama is now albino, which would be fantastic if I had any idea what that meant. when they first were introduced, I thought I should return the favour when people gave me these badges, but I couldn't figure out how for some reason. as it is I don't have time to thank each person who faves or comments on my work, nor to view every post by everyone I follow, it's quite impossible to keep up, and more important to spend one's time making art, than chasing an impossible dream. please accept my sincere gratitude if you have faved my work, or otherwise expressed appreciation for it . I try to check out your work when you have checked out mine, but it's quite impossible to get to everyone, I am years behind in it, and I don't expect you to thank me if I fave your work.
I hope you can take a moment when you're done looking at EVERY SINGLE THING I HAVE POSTED HERE ( d: ) to check out my favourites, and admire the works of other artists of note on this site I have been lucky enough to happen across. there are many many brilliant artists with far more skill than I have on this site. I am very selective about faving works, I try to make it count. it becomes meaningless if you fave everything someone does, and have thousands of faves. no one will ever look at them all, including you. so why do it?
lastly I noticed the person who harrassed me some months ago, for reporting their plagarism, harrassed and threatened, going so far as to create several fake accounts solely for the purpose of threatening and spamming me, and impersonating me in an attempt to discredit me, is back on this site. I'm very disappointed that the admins of this site would allow a known and proven plagiarist to continue to illegally sell other people's works on this site, they are clearly not going to do anything about it, but I am not going to get involved, I have better things to do with my time than try to play cop for a site that doesn't even care about crime on its servers. It does make me wonder if I really want to continue being on a site run by people who aren't interested in protecting artists and upholding the law and common decency, but there are so many great artists on this site, I don't want to be deprived of enjoying their work, and I think a few people would be disappointed if I left, I won't be driven away from something I enjoy, even if the system that hosts it is effectively corrupt by default. nothing's perfect I guess.
have a great new year and make good art!