Hey everyone, it's me again.
Well, another year has come and gone and so much has changed in the world. Some for the better, some for the worse. But that's life, isn't it? We have to take the bad with the good. Wish it wasn't so, but it is what it is. I hope everyone had a fantastic St. Valentine's with your husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. But remember too, Valentine's isn't just about romantic life, but it also represent love in all forms, such as between friends and families. Just because a form of love isn't romantic doesn't mean it's not valid. Friends can love each other very much, just as a mother can truly love her child, or even siblings loving each other. So yeah, Valentine's is for ALL love. ^^ Well, as for me, nothing much new. Believe me, I know how boring my journals can be. I wish I could write exciting journals about going on vacation to different states or even countries or meeting someone romantically like some members do here, but I definitely don't have the money or the connections to do awesome stuff like that.
I used to do movie reviews, but that got tedious as well. So for now, it's jut me, and I hope that's enough.
Speaking of which, there is something I've been thinking about for a long while and I can't believe I'm even contemplating this. I'm thinking about moving my stories to websites that are specifically for writing and aspiring authors. After thinking long and hard, I realize I'm just not getting the feedback, comments, or support I need to give myself the confidence or motivation to keep writing. With the low feedback I'm getting, it just feels like people are ignoring or just not bothering to read and give comments. Yeah, I understand that many members here are high schoolers or college students so there isn't much time on the internet because of schoolwork. I get it. But I'm also under the impression that unless you write a certain type or story, or you draw certain types of arts, no one here is going to pay you any attention. Many members here...especially the younger, high school ones...mostly care about what's "popular" and what's "cool" in anime, movies, or books. Even games. And even then, it's only certain characters that they deemed "SO CUUUUTE!" and living alternative lifestyles. Yes, I mean gay characters. Those have only been popular and raved after for years here and to be honest...it's a little daunting and intimidating. Now please don't write me and tell me I'm "intolerant" or that I'm a "homophobe" like so many of those rabid yaoi fangirls like to yell at people if they don't agree with them and their obsessions. That's not what this is about. I'm making an observation, that is all. I've seen so many wonderful, amazing art and literature here and that brought me to tears, made me cheer, but they are hardly commented on or acknowledge because it's not yaoi or have original characters. Then I've seen art and stories that aren't so great, but they have tons and tons of comments because it's yaoi or yuri and "SOOOOO CUUUUTE!", or art that features fetishes.....like engorged, ultra fat girls. What the heck is that about?
That makes me feel so bad for the artists and authors of these original or "hetero" stories because they're good, they're really good, but they get no support. I know how those artists feel because I'm going through it. It's cruel and very demoralizing. So now, I'm very carefully thinking of moving my stories to sites that offer support, that offer feedback to authors who are struggling for some type of encouragement. I do have a couple of options, but again, it's something I have to carefully think about. If I do, I won't completely leave Deviant Art. Despite the pitfalls of snobby, "I'm holier than you so I'm not going to respond to your comments!" artists, I made some amazing friends here and I don't want to leave them. But time will tell.
Anyway, despite that, I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! I've always loved how it ushers in the Spring season and makes everyone look forward to warmer weather. Next up is my favorite holiday of all....Easter.
Okay, that's about it with me. Like I said before, nothing much new to report. There hardly ever is.
I'm still looking for artists who are willing to do commissions and and requests. Please note me for descriptions of my characters. I'd be more than grateful.
Take care all!