I'm pretty sure anyone who sees this in their journal stack is imagining me crawling out of some forgotten cave, seeing the green DeviantART sky for the first time in ages. That or they all forgot who I am and are promptly unfollowing me.
Well, hi there. It's been a long damn time since I've been on this site. Why, you ask? Several reasons.
First of all, despite my main browser being Chrome-based (but also way more functional), DA doesn't recognize it as being Chrome-frame at all and won't let me disable that pesky "UPGRADE YOUR BROWSER NAO" banner. I've since started using two browsers (one of which is plain old Chrome), so this is no longer a reason to stay off the site.
The bigger issue what that my premium membership expired, and with changes to the site around that time a couple years ago, it no longer seemed worth it to keep paying for it. That being said, the ads and seeing only 20 deviations per page got to me crazy fast, and I basically just stopped coming on here altogether.
I moved. I had an apartment with boyfriend/fiancee thing, and I was knee-deep in wedding plans and trying to hold a job I hated to pay the rent. I studied Paganism and got recruited by Pluto and somehow took over a Pagan meet up group. Needless to say, I didn't do a lot of art for a while.
I suppose I'm more or less doing things again. Maybe not with the frequency of before, and I certainly haven't been fractaling, but I've been out photographing and making jewelry and sewing things and drawing some stuff.
I've also been writing, both a rewrite of Among the People Lost and a totally unrelated novel called The Devil's Blade, but writing has been a total mess lately, and I have no expected delivery date for either.
But I'm here now, even if just as some crazy cave dweller who runs out ever few months, shouts some random nonsense, and goes back into hiding for a while. So expect some crazy nonsense (aka art) every now and then.