Yeah, it hasn't been easy goings lately. Well, my father and I just started moving things today out of her old rental into a storage unit we got last week. We're also taking charge to clean up our place too of clutter we don't need. Probably going to do a thrift sale sometime in the spring because we can't keep stuff in storage forever. At the moment, I'm just hoping to get my desktop with our scanner hooked back up so I can do good images for art again. I had intended to start commissions actually, but my sister's fiasco put a kibosh on that... I'm still trying to figure out how to work them, though... I'm thinking off passing off my hand-drawn pics as digitals, since I don't think I can actually go about mailing physical copies to people, but I'm unsure how that would go over. I know there are some people who do that on FA, but I don't want to come across as some sort of swindler... :x
She slipped away in her lift-chair while my mom and I were in the living with her... It was kind of scary actually... :x
Eh, yeah, we've got a mountain of miscellaneous stuff piled in her living room actually, and a whole craft room of things to sort through still. It's not good because her place was just a rental, but the landlord's been putzing around with remods he needs to do before anyone else can move in, so we've had some time but not enough to do anything yet. We're trying to get my [s]lowlife, two-timing, swindler[/u] uncle set up there, but there's a lot to do before he can get in... :x
I kinda got it through unusual circumstances. Technically, I haven't graduated yet, but I'm finished with my Master's program. But the job started the Monday after the spring graduation day anyways.
It's fun to get working again on old projects! But yeah, real life takes priority of course. I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I know how it feels to lose a grandparent. I hope she went peacefully. Sounds like it really stirred things up for your family, though I'm sure you can get through this turbulence. :)
DUDE, that's great! You did you get the job right after you got your degree or did it take a little bit? Kind of reminds me of the case with Dr. Barnes in Feral Twilight, where I had it set so she took over as the main director at IIPS after her mentor Dr. Nobles stepped down. Sadly, I haven't touched FT in a good few years, but I did start up Biohazard again, somewhat anyways... >.> There was a little hype for it about a month ago, but I've been sidetracked by real life issues these past several months... Um, did I tell you my grandma passed away this past April? It's common knowledge amongst my FA friends and in my real life... As sad as it was, some burdens were kind of lifted because it'd become a bit of a hassle caring for her AND keeping her out of a nursing home. :< Things have sort of rollercoastered a bit since then... I've been working more frequently, but my sister got fed up with living in my grandma's former home and moved out. My family has a big mess to contend with now, though some of it's just old trinkets and stuff. :x
Hey, I'm doing good. Been sort of busy with work this summer and things going on in my real life. Otherwise...um, I've been trying to get more into art stuffs since you left last year. Actually, I've gotten really into it at the behest of some friends on Furaffinity. Admittedly, I've been spending more time there than anywhere else... I logged off here a while ago and completely forgot about PC until a few days ago. :x
Yo! Has it really been that long? When was the last time I was on? Sylveon told me to come back, haha! :P I feel so bad for not logging in. >_< Things are going pretty well for me, I guess. How about you?
IDK, DA always seemed a lot more business-like than FA, which is saying something since it seems like every artist on FA only takes commissions and never does art trades or requests. Actually, I was talking things over with one of the people who requested a story from me on FA and he said he stopped going to DA a lot because it's so much more impersonal than FA and it's hard to actually do anything there. But then, that's just one person's opinion, so don't let our resentment towards DA ruin it for you.
Also, heh, the one guy I was waiting for the request from finally got back to me. Turns out he wanted something like a crime story.
Yeah, I don't think dA pushes you to upload either. That's just me and my OCD talking. :P But yeah, making friends is a big appeal for registering to sites like these. Probably part of the reason I returned to dA and stayed around. :)
Actually, FA doesn't really push that too much. A lot of people use it more for chat than to actually upload things. I've seen people who've been on the site for years and literally only posted a few small things period, and some who haven't posted anything at all.
But, hey, it's up to you. Another difference I forgot to mention is that FA actually is setup to prevent flooding. You're only allowed to post so many pics in a day and can't keep uploading them in rapid succession (like one submission per minute). Sounds goofy, but it does help keep the site from crashing like it used to a few years ago. I mean, it still does from time to time, but even with the heavy traffic, it's not as bad as it was.
But then, FA's not for everyone either. I only brought it up because I've suddenly fallen in love with it again after making a new friend there. DA's okay if it's meeting your needs. I just have serious issues with trying to use it myself.
Yeah, I imagine that FA is pretty big. It's just more focused than dA in content. I went back to dA after a period of inactivity, just so I have a place to host my stuff and occasionally journal about what's been going on with me. If I joined FA, I'd definitely feel like I have an obligation to update over there too, and I'm not looking forward to uploading my 100+ deviations there plus descriptions.