I know I went to ground for a while, a habbit I seem incapbable of breaking, but in this case it was because I was fed up with DA repeatedly loading the ad that would try and get me to update Java to view it. Nto only would it take me away from DA when I didn't want it to, I know for a fact my Java is as up to date as you can get. I don't want the ad, I don't want to view whatever it is you deem so important you decided to take me away from what I was doing and most of all, I don't want to give you any reason to be any more of an antisocial, creeping, callous, skin illness than you already are for thinking this was not only okay to do but important enough to make!
Basicly, I got sick of continually running my virus checker and being removed from DA when I was half way through a comment. As those who watch me may know, I put a great deal of effort into my feedback on pictures and descriptions of my own art. It reached a point where I was storming off from the computer because this pathetic waist of processing power was robbing me of my comments.
So I left DA until it had sorted itself out. During which time I came to a decition. I won't leave DA. I enjoy the site and the art. I'll keep posting stuff and talk to people here. But I won't keep saying that I'm back for good. Sometimes life takes over or the site is broken or something important needs my attention. When that happens DA will take a back seat. But I'll still be here and check in when I can.
Plus, my art seems to be getting attention. Last year I illustrated a book. For a family member but still it was published. This year I've been asked to do the back grounds for a small pantomie near where I work. It's a small step but for the first time I'll have credit for it! I may be working hard on that but I also found the time to get all the sketches and pictures I've been working on this year scanned and resized. This will not be like the Ayacon photos but expect a few pictures including a return to some ShadAmy stuff.
In the meantime, 11,000 messages are waiting for me. Best get to work.