I'm here again because I keep being drawn back to this place...
No matter how many people tell me how corrupt this place has gotten or how oddly vulgar and unprofessional the users here became.. I still keep coming back to the first place that brought me inspiration as a kid.
This is the website that taught me to seek out other artists and try to emulate them as I was growing up and kept me coming back day after day ... maybe multiple times a day.. because I was just so enthralled by all of the beautiful updates that came pouring into my inbox.
I lived through multiple layout changes and personal bad username choices. I migrated from account to account when I thought that my art had evolved past a certain stage, and I'm very happy to keep in touch with the artists that I basically grew up with... although many of which had carried the greatest of memories for me had already left the site.. again, due to that same corruption, art stealing and vulgarity that I was hinting at earlier. (P.S. -- thanks for still making the effort to keep in touch through facebook and email! It means a lot!)
I think I'll stick around. I stopped posting regularly even though I've consistently made more artwork these past few months than I think I've made for a while now.. but don't worry, I've been that way with all of my online accounts. Mostly I feel like it's time for a fresh start again... to move on again.. but I can't bring myself to move accounts here. I might be moving them on all or some of my other web presences.
As for now, thank you to all of my friends here who've recently gotten in touch with me again. It brings a wonderful warm glow to a very old and seemingly forgotten crevice of my heart. Sometimes, you really don't know when when you'll hear from somebody again.. but I remember every single one of you.
You guys know who you are. I miss you. All of you.
I'll keep lurking for now though. Work and finals have got me beat!
PM me and we'll chat... about life.. maybe love
.. maybe the great wonders of the universe.
Lets share some ideas and make some art together.
And even if you don't know me and just want to chill, I've got open arms and nothing but good memories about this place.