Just making an official, long-term hiatus. I haven't been very active this whole year, with online art or even drawing other than the occasional doodle. Truth is, I have a combination of major art block, AP stuff (which is now over), and a shift in interest from art to reading/writing/programming. I don't have much interest in art anymore. If I get inspiration, I might finish it and post it online, but that's unlikely.
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Additionally, my online life and my "real" life have sort of an inverse relationship, so as I become more active with my RL friends and the like I become much less active online. I've abandoned most sites I go to without a trace (online forums such as MWC, here) and basically only go on tumblr, where I'm not really an "active" person (as in interacting with other people online). I mostly lurk now, but I'm fine with it. The internet served as a place where I could go when I didn't feel like I was being myself around my friends, but now that I'm more comfortable IRL I don't need internet interaction as much. I'm still online a ton, but it's more of research/reading than interaction. And, bittersweetly, I've found more happiness in real life than I have online in years. It's sort of a weird twist; I use to have to watch whatever I said irl, editing what I thought and not speaking my mind and the like, and the internet was where I could speak freely, but now on the internet I feel the need to make sure my words connote exactly what I'm trying to say and I have to watch my language and, in real life, I can speak sporadically and without censure. It's hindered my ability to interact online, really.
That was really convoluted. Welp.
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So, thanks for the memories, guys, I mean it, you're the best, but I really won't be going on here as much, if at all. I suppose this is sort of a goodbye. Ha, years ago I would have made a big deal out of this... but, after my shrinking interaction, it would be ironic to do that now, not to mention (at least now) out of character.
But... anyway, in the words of Murrow,
Good night, and good luck